Sunday, August 17, 2008

Microsoft sponsored 3D Conference in Hungary

International Conference on 3D data collection and modeling 

University of West Hungary Faculty of Geoinformatics, Székesfehérvár, Hungary, 27 August 2008

The following information was kindly provided by Prof. Dr. Márkus Béla of UWH Faculty of Geoinformatics :

In framework of UNIGIS  ( a one-week Summer School devoted to the topic „Urban 3D modelling” will be organised by UWH GEO ( starting by 23 August. The course will be attended by 40 students from abroad and 10 from Hungary. For 27 August, a one-day conference has been arranged by the host organiser in order to give an overview on new methodologies in data collection and modeling in the field of the human settlements.  Issues addressed include advanced technologies in photogrammetry, and practical implementation of aerial laser scanning and 3D spatial visualisation. The venue is the UWH GEO's Knowledge Center on Land Management and Geoinformation.  Lectures will be delivered by some leading representatives of the 3D arena including top experts of Eurosense, LEICA, Varinex, Laservision/Riegl, YonaPMS, FIG Commission 7 as well as Prof. Franz Leberl, chief scientist of Microsoft' Virtual Earth program. The event has zero registration fee thanks to the prominent donor organisations. Major sponsor of the conference is Microsoft. Working language will be English. Details:  HUNAGI advised the host and main organiser to offer one or more papers of the high-profile presentations for the International Journal of Digital Earth for publication. Also Editor-in-Chief Prof. John Genderen will be informed accordingly.


Earlier this year, Prof. Béla Márkus clearly indicates their interest to be involved in the implementation of the UNSDI and provided contribution via UNSDI HUCO related to the package "Capacity building"

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