The International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology (MMT) is the premier event being organized jointly by the ISPRS, FIG and IAG. MMT offers a great forum for research and development in mobile mapping technology, systems and applications. The advancement of Mobile Mapping technology has attributed to many aspects in Geomatics. This symposium will reflect the core spectrum of the latest developments in mobile mapping technology, ranging from the algorithm research to the system development, from land-based to airborne systems, from direct georeferencing to sensor integration, from mobile data collection to dynamic GIS management.

      The MMT’2013 will take place in National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. Tainan is one of the larger cities in Taiwan, and one of the oldest. It was the capital of the island at one time. Tainan is North of Kaohsiung by only an hour. Being Taiwan’s ancient capital, there are several old sites and temples worth seeing. The city has always been a hub in collaboration with other universities around the world and a center of excellence for many projects. Historically the city is very interesting as a lot of areas are of historical interest and make tourists spend a lot of pleasurable hours visiting and strolling around the town.

      We expect a wonderful summer school. We look forward to seeing you in Tainan, Taiwan.     
 Prof. Naser El-Sheimy, University of Calgary - elsheimy@ucalgary.ca
      Chair of the Scientific Committee President, ISPRS Commission I
 
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On behalf of the local organizing committee (LOC) and the Department of Geomatics, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), I would like to welcome all of you to participate in the 8th International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology (8th MMT 2013). Since the first international symposium on MMT held in 1995 in the Ohio State University, each one of the follow-on symposiums has offered a great opportunity for participants from research and educational institutions, government agencies, and industrial enterprises to discuss and share ideas and findings about MMT theories and applications. It is a great honor for us to host this symposium and to keep the tradition.

      Thanks to the advancement of direct-georeferencing and sensor technologies, mobile mapping has become a versatile technology applied for fast geospatial data acquisition. A typical mobile mapping system (MMS) is composed of an integrated array of time synchronized navigation sensors and imaging sensors mounted on a mobile platform, such as terrestrial vehicles, water-based vessels, aircrafts or helicopters, unmanned airborne vehicles (UAV), and hand-carried by individuals. The growing market penetration of mobile mapping, satellite imaging and web GIS has created great research and business opportunities to geospatial communities. This symposium would open for a wide variety of research and application issues in the mobile mapping community, ranging from system development to sensor integration, imaging algorithms and mobile GIS applications.

      As usual, this symposium will provide a platform for international young scholars and industrial sectors to learn knowledge and experiences of applying up-to-date mobile mapping technologies. The 2013 Summer School on Mobile Mapping Technology (MMT 2013) will be held right before the symposium. The courses of this summer school are focused on the themes of Inertial Navigation and Sensor Fusion, Mobile Mapping Systems, Photogrammetric and LiDAR Technologies, and Applications and Industry.

      This symposium is held in the city of Tainan, the oldest city in Taiwan. Tainan was the capital of Taiwan during imperial times, and has been famous for its temples, historic buildings and snack food. The venue will be at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) which has beautiful campuses and a high reputation in its academic excellence. It is renowned as a leading integrated research type university. We will be delighted to have all of you not only to participate in 8th MMT, but also to experience Taiwanese rich culture and warm hospitality.

Chair of the LOC 8th MMT 2013

Dr. Yi-Hsing Tseng

 

 

 
Website: http://conf.ncku.edu.tw/mmt2013
Email: mmt2013@conf.ncku.edu.tw
Department of Geomatics, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)
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