Registration for the 18th International Scientific and Technical Conference “From Imagery to Digital Reality : ERS & Photogrammetry” is now open. The conference will take place in Crete, Greece from 24-27 September 2018.
Perhaps there is no more mysterious place in the world than Crete: hundreds of legends, thousands of traditions, and the birth and outcome of civilizations. The history of Crete is a history of the genius of human thought. For the first time, multistory buildings appeared here, along with natural and artificial lighting, sanitation, ventilation, heating, and paved roads—prototypes of the current “smart” cities. It was hardly possible without understanding how geographical space was arranged.
This year the Conference has the task of stretch the bridge between the achievements of the past, the present, and the future. To connect the history imprinted on the maps of Ptolemy, the labyrinths of the Palace of Knossos, and the photo of Gaspard-Félix Tournachon with the modern systems of digital reality, based on the photogrammetric processing of remote sensing data.
Digital reality is measured spatial information that is used in almost all directions of society’s technological developments, be it land management, navigation, autonomous transport systems, smart cities, robotic technologies, and much more. Digital reality provides a cartographic basis for the Internet of Things, and it allows building space-time models for sustainable development of society.
This year the history of Racurs—the organizer of the conference—will cross the twenty-five-year milestone.