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ISPRS awards Academician Li Deren the Brock Gold Medal in recognition of outstanding contribution to Photogrammetry
Author:Liu Xiaojing  Date:2020-03-05  Clicks:

Recently, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) awarded academician Li Deren the Brock Gold Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the fields of photogrammetry, remote sensing and earth space information science. Academician Li Deren is the first Chinese scholar who has received this award.

Screenshot of the ISPRS Announcement

Li Deren is currently the director of the academic committee of Wuhan University, director of Geospatial Information Technology Collaborative Innovation Center, professor of the State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, and the only academician of the two academies (Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering) in Hubei Province. He received his doctorate from the University of Stuttgart in Germany in 1985 as well as an honorary doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in the year of 2008.

Li Deren takes charge of the design of China’s first civilian mapping satellite “Resource 3” , which is able to generate a 1:50,000 orthophoto image and digital surface models to map large areas (1000-2500 km2) without control points. In cooperation with academician Gong Jianya, he developed three generations of GIS software GeoStar, GeoGlobe and GeoSmart, which have been widely used in the construction of smart city and digital city nationally and globally. The 3S integration theory and algorithm system proposed by him have provided concrete support for many applications such as unmanned aerial vehicle inspection system and mobile measurements, etc.

Prof. Li Deren

The Brock Gold Medal is established and sponsored by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). As the most influential award in photogrammetry and remote sensing worldwide, it selects one scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the fields of photogrammetry, remote sensing and earth space information science every 4 years. The award ceremony is to be held during the 24th ISPRS week-long conference in Nice on June 2020, France, which is expected to attract nearly 4,000 experts and scholars around the world.

Edited by Wei Yena, Li Yushan & Hu Sijia

Photo by Yao Shi

Source: State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing

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