EuroSDR/ISPRS workshop Oblique 2017

9 - 10 October 2017 (Barcelona, Spain)

Geospatial data automatically generated from imagery is currently experiencing a very positive momentum provided by an increasing quality of digital airborne imagery, developments and availability of oblique multi-camera systems, innovations in dense image matching algorithms, automatic segmentation and classification algorithms. National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies (NMCAs) are following and considering such technological advances for changing their production pipelines whereas Photogrammetric Companies are considering to upgrade their airborne cameras to multi-view systems. These developments and considerations motivated the launch of past EuroSDR / ISPRS benchmarks on “Multi-platform photogrammetry” and “High Density Aerial Image Matching”, and, the organization of the successful first EuroSDR/ISPRS workshop on Oblique Cameras & Dense Image Matching. We want again to bring together experts and users of these airborne technologies, and solutions, to discuss the latest developments and present the latest results.

The second workshop on Oblique Aerial Cameras was held in Barcelona (Spain) on October 9-10, 2017 at ICGC premises. The event had a registration fee of €50.




Arrival, registration, lunch


Opening remarks - Julia’ Talaya Lopez (ICGC, Spain)


Session 1: Progresses in sensors & data acquisition – Chairman: Fabio Remondino

• Michael Gruber (Vexcel) - “UltraCam Osprey, the oblique sensor technology by Vexcel Imaging” (pdf)

• Jens Kremer, Philipp Grimm (IGI) - “2-in-1 Large Format and Oblique Aerial Camera Systems for 3D Urban Mapping” (pdf)

• Tom Huntley (GeoXphere) – “XCAM: the unique aerial camera that hits the sweet spot between large format & UAV” (pdf)

• Poul Nørgård (Leica / Hexagon) – “Airborne Reality Capture - taken to the next dimension the Leica Geosystems 3D Product Portfolio” (pdf)


Coffee break and demos


Session 2: NMCA experiences – Chairman: Isabella Toschi

• Belia Rodriguez (ICGC, Spain) - “Aerotriangulation & image processing at ICGC” (pdf)

• Paul Marshall (OS GB) - “Potential business benefits of oblique cameras for a NMCA” (pdf)

• Andrew Flatman (SDFE, Denmark) - "National-wide oblique acquisitions” (pdf)





Session 3: Progresses in data processing – Chairman: Francesco Nex

• Konrad Wenzel (nFrames) - “Photogrammetry with oblique camera systems -challenges and solutions” (pdf)

• Rene Rothe (Leica / Hexagon) - “Leica RealCity - options for 3D modelling” (pdf)

• Isabella Toschi (FBK Trento, Italy), Kjersti Moe (AVT/Terramessflug) - “Geobly: a tool for accessing oblique datasets” (pdf)


Coffee break and demos


Session 4: Service providers’ experiences – Chairman: Julia’ Talaya

• Daniela Poli, Klaus Legat (AVT/Terramessflug) - “Oblique aerial imagery in the praxis: applications and challenges” (pdf)

• Hans Joachim Benfer (Aerowest) - “All-In-One Aerial Imaging - Practical experiences & applications” (pdf)

• Panel discussion - “Oblique imagery: future trends, challenges, prospects”


Lunch and demos


Session 5: Oblique in UAVs & Benchmark – Chairman: Fabio Remondino

• Diana Pagliari, Daniele Passoni, Livio Pinto (Politecnico of Milano, Italy) - “UAS photogrammetry with oblique images and fish eye cameras: experiments and results” (pdf)

• Karlheinz Gutjahr (Joanneum Research, Austria), Stephan Weiss (Alpen- Adria - Universität Klagenfurt, Austria), Evsen Yanmaz (Lakeside Labs) - “Introducing a drone based oblique stereo camera system” (pdf)

• Francesco Nex (ITC/Twente Univ., Netherlands), Markus Gerke (TU Braunschweig, Germany) - “The ISPRS/EuroSDR benchmark on Multi-Platform Photogrammetry: results and lesson learned” (pdf)




Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya
Parc de Montjuïc
08038 Barcelona, Spain
41º22’12” N, 2º09’20” E (ETRS89) (map)



An overview of hotels in Barcelona can be found here.

Organized by

  • Fabio Remondino (FBK Trento, Italy)
  • Isabella Toschi (FBK Trento, Italy)
  • Francesco Nex (ITC/Twente University, the Netherlands)
  • Markus Gerke (TU Braunschweig, Germany)
  • Julià Talaya (ICGC Barcelona, Spain)