EuroSDR Workshop

EuroSDR Commission 2

The Workshop was completed successfully.

A detailed workshop program and downloads of the proceedings are available here.

Further materials (on the breakout sessions and photos) can be found here.

As the maximum number of participants has been reached, we are forced to close the registration. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying (BEV)
Meeting room A802
Schiffamtsgasse 1-3
1020 Vienna


Feb 16, 2012, 11:00-17:30 
Feb 17, 2012, 8:45-15:00

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Workshop goal is to identify status and trends in high resolution image matching of aerial imagery and to give recommendations to developers from the users (NMCA) point of view as well as to EuroSDR for project steering.

Benchmarking of different approaches for the generation of high resolution digital surface models is necessary for NMCAs and developers alike, showing the strengths and weakness of different approaches and the possibility for integration into a processing workflow.


The workshop addresses practicioners, scientists, and photogrammetric software companies. These are especially

  • National and regional mapping agencies, engaged in capturing, generation, and processing of digital topographic data, more specifically digital surface and terrain models.
  • Reserchers working on high density matching algorithms with an interest in benchmarking the performance of their algorithms in the application domain of NMCAs
  • Developers and product managers of photogrammetric software for DSM generation from aerial imagery

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the underlying principles of dense matching algorithms, and understand their typical output and performance. This will enable them to evaluate different approaches and judge their suitability with respect to requirements on digital topographic data.

Social Program

On February 16, participants are invited to the workshop dinner.


We advise workshop participants to stay at the Hotel Nestroy, located within walking distance (<15 min) from the workshop venue. Booking code "EuroSDR". A contingent of rooms has been reserved until January 30th, 2012.

Hotel Nestroy Vienna
Rotensterngasse 12
1020 Wien
Tel.: +43-1-211 400

Local Organizers

Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Norbert Pfeifer
Federal Office of Surveying and Metrology, Austria, Michael Franzen


The workshop is sponserd by Microsoft.

A number of companies have confirmed their participation in the benchmark.
 Dec. 27, 2011