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Modern trends of education in photogrammetry & remote sensing

Emmanouel S. Kapokakis, Ph.D.
Education, considered as a production line, should produce per
sons with the potential to apply photogrammetry and/or remote sensing,
with a minimum of specific site training.
Photogrametry is a traditional and well practiced technology, while
remote sensing is a continuously evolving one. Both disciplines, appart from
their own strong interrelations, are supported by and interact with a
series of high technology tools like computer science and up to date tech
nology advances, geographic information systems, land surveying, GPS’s
This paper examines how and in which degree education satisfies
the specifications, where they exist or can be defined, of the actual con
temporary professional practice, and concludes with a series of proposals.
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, two disciplines considered as
separate though continuously approaching each other, are components of the
complex system of Surveying and Mapping.
Concerning Hellas, Photogrammetry is a traditional and well prac
ticed technology mainly by the Public Sector and in a limited but not less
significant extend by private firms.- Remote Sensing is a new and conti
nuously evolving discipline. The relatively new production lines of both the
public and the private sector, are in their first steps.
Public and private sector employ and/or need qualified personel of
all necessai v levels. The hellenic education system is supposed to provide
competent persons to operate the production lines. Does the latter satisfy
che actual needs of the former? Does the former provide stimuli to the lat
ter to adjust quantity and level of instruction? In an attempt to answer
these questions, the following subjects are being discussed: