Welcome to International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on Geosensor Data Analytics (2023-2027)

The International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on Geosensor Data Analytics (2023-2027) continues main activities carried out by previous Commission Sensor-driven Mapping (2019-2023) with a few modified terms of reference.  

With rapid advances in sensor technologies, various types of geospatial data nowadays can be collected in innovative ways by imaging and ranging sensors (e.g., digital cameras, multi- and hyper-spectral scanners, synthetic aperture radars, laser scanners) onboard satellites, aircrafts, unmanned aerial vehicles, boats, trains, vans and cars) as well as by backpack and handheld sensors. Both geometric and semantic information derived from such sensor datasets can be used for informed decision making and contribution to solving real world problems. However, how to accurately and reliably extract information from the sensor datasets remains a very changing topic in cartography and other geoinformation communities. The establishment of this Commission within the ICA attempts to promote collaboration in analyzing and understanding geosensor collected data.

During the term of 2023-2027, the Commission is chaired by Prof. Ruisheng Wang, University of Calgary, Canada, co-chaired by Prof. Yifang Ban, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, Prof. Wei Yao, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Should you have any suggestion about the Commission and the activities being carried out, please feel free to send an e-mail message to ruiswang@ucalgary.cayifang@kth.se, and  wei.hn.yao@polyu.edu.hk

The ICA Commission website is hosted by the Spatial Intelligence Lab (SIL) Lab at the University of Calgary.