der Universität der Bundeswehr München
Proceedings and Specifications for Integrated Surveying and Mapping Systems
Editors: A. Chrzanowski and E. Dorrer
Hochschule der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg, 1978
List of Participants
The Workshop on Standards and Specifications for Integrated Surveying and Mapping Systems was held at the University of the German Federal Armed Forces (Hochschule der Bundeswehr) in Munich on June 1st and 2nd, 1977. The Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying at the University, together with the Working Group on Computational Photogrammetry of the German Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and the Department of Surveying Engineering of the University of New Brunswick (Canada), served as sponsors.
The purpose of the workshop was to provide an informal forum for the review of integrated survey pilot projects under development in several different countries and to consider some of the more pressing issues which must be resolved before such projects may be commissioned for ongoing routine operation. The organizers intended that the workshop deliberations would be conducted in the form of semiformal panel discussions coupled with contributions from the floor. Because of the background and interests of the forty-four delegates from nine countries who participated in the workshop, particular attention was given to the preparation of effective standards and specifications for integrated surveying and mapping systems.
The development of integrated surveying and mapping programs as the positional foundation for land information systems has become a topic of significant importance in recent years. Efforts to date have largely focused on the hard technology associated with systems design: surveying and photogrammetric technology, computer and data management technology, cartographic engineering, etc. Increasing attention, however, is being given to a number of interdisciplinary concerns such as the socio-economic need for modern spatially referenced information systems, the economic-legal-technical criteria to be employed in systems standards and specifications, information management criteria, etc.
It is the hope of the organizers that the workshop may contribute to the formation of an international working group, perhaps under the aegis of FIG Commission V, to examine in detail the various technical, socio-economic and legal problems associated with developing and administering integrated surveying and mapping systems.