PREFACE: TECHNICAL COMMISSION III
- 1President of TC III, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, China
- 2Vice President of TC III, Ryerson University, Canada
- 3Secretary, National Geomatics Center of China, China
Abstract. The work of ISPRS Technical Commission III is devoted to remote sensing. For the XXIVth ISPRS CONGRESS – 2021 Edition (Digital), Technical Commission III received total 201 submissions, including 72 full papers and 138 abstracts. Among these submissions 38 are accepted as peer-reviewed contributions for publication in the ISPRS Annals, 118 were accepted for publication in the ISPRS Archives.
These papers are dedicated mostly to topics of the 10 TC III working groups and 4 inter-commission working groups as follows – WG III/1: Thematic Information Extraction; WG III/2: Microwave Remote Sensing; WG III/3: SAR-based Surface Generation and Deformation Monitoring; WG III/4: Hyperspectral Image Processing; WG III/5: Information Extraction from LiDAR Intensity Data; WG III/6: Remote Sensing Data Fusion; WG III/7: Landuse and Landcover Change Detection; WG III/8: Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Environment; WG III/9: Cryosphere and Hydrosphere; WG III/10: Agriculture and Natural Ecosystems Modelling and Monitoring; ICWG III/II: Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping; ICWG III/Iva: Disaster Assessment, Monitoring and Management; ICWG III/IVb: Remote Sensing Data Quality; ICWG III/IVc: Environment and Health. The papers and abstracts were evaluated by the experts in the field and Working Group Chairs according to content, significance, originality, relevance, and clearness of presentation.
We would like to thank the authors for their contributions, the reviewers for their reviewing, the working group officers for their efforts on calling for papers, and the organizers of the Congress for publishing this volume.