President of ISPRS Commission IV "Spatial Infromation Science"
Our mission in the period of 2016-2020 is to further advance the research in spatial information sciences considering both theoretical and practical aspects in modelling, structuring, management, analysis visualization and simulation of data. The focus in the four year period will be on multiple representations (3D/4D), integration of data from different domains (indoor/outdoor, above/below the surface, BIM/GIS), data storage and analysis and use of spatial information for a variety of applications and considering big data aspects. A special attention will be given to linking information about real-world physical phenomena with societal, organizational and legal information. We intend to contribute to advancements to visualization (web-based, VR and AR) simulation and visual analytics. The TC IV will cooperate with other international organisations and most importantly with standardization organizations such as OGC, ISO and Web3D.