SO&C: Sensor orientation and calibration for mapping and navigation purposes


This workshop will concern various aspects of the research and implementations focused on the issues of sensor orientation and calibration. It will be an opportunity to present and to know the newest achievements in this scope related to ground-based, airborne and satellite systems. Technology brings new sensors constantly in aerial and satellite photogrammetry and remote sensing. Experimental works about the calibration and orientation of new technological solutions for mapping purposes are essential for worldwide photogrammetric society. The workshop will also be the opportunity to discuss the low-cost solutions used for mapping and navigation purposes. Since they are becoming increasingly popular nowadays, the quality of data collected by them can not be guaranteed without including sensor calibration and proper orientation methods.
The workshop will be part of the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2023. It will be hosted by the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) in parallel with several related geospatial workshops. Any interested scientists and professionals can apply their submissions related to various remote sensing (optical, lidar, thermal, radar, lidar) and navigational (GNSS devices, IMUs, radar, magnetometers, odometers etc.) sensors collected with any platform to present them with thematic oral and poster sessions.


Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (WG I/6)

German Aerospace Center, Germany (WG I/6)

Themes of the event:
  • State-of-the-art in orientation approaches of multi-sensor systems
  • New calibration methods of mobile mapping platforms and systems for mapping and navigation purposes
  • Challenges in aerial sensors calibration and orientation
  • Testing new sensors and systems available in the market using the field-based and laboratory approaches
  • Validation of satellite sensors in spectral and spatial quality, including testing micro- and nanosatellites
  • Concepts of test fields for calibration of sensors, including the possibilities for aerial, low-altitude and terrestrial sensors
  • New validation methods and case studies of photogrammetric and lidar sensors mainly referred to low-cost devices (i.e. hand scanners, smartphones)
  • Sensors benchmarking – concepts and examples


Scientific Committee: (to be announced)
  • Khrystyna Burshtynska, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine
  • Michael Cramer, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Dorota Iwaszczuk, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
  • Zdzisław Kurczyński, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Jon Mills, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  • Fabio Remondino, Bruno Kessler Foundation FBK, Italy
  • Jan Skaloud, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL, Switzerland
  • Guo Zhang, Wuhan University, China