Reinforcing synergies for geospatial and land applications and services within the ISPRS 2016 Special Session on GALILEO and COPERNICUS

More than 70 participants attended the ISPRS special session organized by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the European Environmental Agency (EEA) and the H2020 project LARA, that took place Wednesday 13th of July 2016 within the framework of the ISPRS 2016 conference in Prague.

The session focused on the need for more synergies of the various stakeholders on geospatial and land applications and services. During the one and a half hours session chaired by Stratos Stylianidis of GeoImaging Ltd and Hans Dufourmont of the European Environment Agency, five presentations took place putting emphasis on the added value of the combination, the synergies and complementarity of geolocation services and earth observation services. The participants had the opportunity to obtain information on promising technologies making use of geospatial data such as augmented reality, discuss the advances in mapping and SAR related applications possible through the EU Galileo and Copernicus open data policy and view success stories from complementarities of the two satellite systems for European citizens.

More information on the GALILEO and COPERNICUS, geospatial and land applications and services special session can be obtained through the ISPRS website.

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