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Safer Drone Navigation: Novel Calibration Enhances Flight missions

— Researchers at ESO have developed a groundbreaking calibration algorithm that significantly improves the autonomous navigation of fixed-wing drones when satellite positioning is not available at virtually zero additional cost. 

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ESO hosted large delegation from Leibniz Universität Hannover

— Environmental Sensing Observatory (ESO) organised a research seminar and lab visit for the staff and students of Geomatics Engineering from Leibniz Universität Hannover led by the Professor and past ISRS President, Dr.-Ing. Christian Heipke.

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Top PhD-thesis award in air traffic safety

— Former PhD student received the top award (and related price money) for his 2022 thesis related to navigation safety. The price was discerned by the representant of the technological platform that inovates air traffic managment in Europe (SESAR).

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Tutorial on rigorous sensor fusion

— Two researchers of EPFL-TOPO together with Dr. Ismael Colomina from Geonumerics have given a tutorial on Dynamic Networks on June 5, 2022, at the ISPRS Congress in Nice.

The authors Davide A. Cucci, Aurélien Brun and Jan Skaloud. © Alain Herzog/EPFL

The missing piece to faster, cheaper and more accurate 3D mapping

— Engineers at EPFL and the University of Geneva believe they hold the key to automated drone mapping. By combining artificial intelligence with a new algorithm, their method promises to considerably reduce the time and resources needed to accurately scan complex landscapes.

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UAV Open Data

— A group of researchers led by MER Jan Skaloud released high quality UAV data to serve advances in drone mapping.

Jan Skaloud is a member of EPFL's Geodetic Engineering Laboratory. © DR

Jan Skaloud receives the Samuel Gamble Award

— Jan Skaloud is a senior scientist in environmental engineering. He has received the prestigious and highly competitive Samuel Gamble Award for his scientific contributions to the field of photogrammetry and remote sensing.

Drone-based aerial photogrammetry. © E.Cledat / TOPO / EPFL

New and improved drone mapping software

— For his thesis, an EPFL PhD student has enhanced the accuracy and reliability of drone mapping – a technique that is gaining traction across many sectors of society.


ISPRS Best Young Author Award 2020 to Emmanuel Cledat (TOPO)

— The award recognizes authors who are less than 35 years old on the opening day of the Congress and are the sole or 1st author of a high-quality paper accepted for the Congress and published in the Congress proceedings. It includes a certificate and a 2500 CHF grant to enable the awardee to participate in the ISPRS Congress.

TOPO – Best Paper for the period 2016-2019

— Congratulations on the nice recognition for Jan Skaloud, Martin Rehak and Davide Cucci from TOPO

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