Geoprocessing and Archiving of Historical Aerial Images

3 - 4 June 2019 (IGN headquarters | 73, Avenue de Paris, 94165 Saint-Mandé, France)

More and more countries have digitized or are currently digitizing their archives of aerial images. They are a unique and relatively unexplored means to chronicle land-cover information over the past 100 years with very high spatial resolution. Such data provide a relatively dense temporal sampling of the territories. 3D information can even be retrieved since many surveys were performed under photogrammetric conditions. Therefore, both long-term environmental monitoring studies and historical object detection can be based on the analysis of these very rich time series of images.

We have noticed in the last years an increasing number of scientific papers processing historical airborne images in parallel to an increasing effort of local and national mapping authorities for creating the most complete archives. In a timely manner, it appears necessary to evaluate the current status of the archive digitization process in Europe (from geoferencing to distribution policies) as well as to review current application fields.

You are invited to join this EuroSDR event at IGN in Paris, France. Presentations will be made by representatives from industry, NMCAs and academia.  

If you have any questions, or would like to present your activities within this field, please contact Clément Mallet ( or Sébastien Giordano (


The event will have a small registration fee of €25 for students (undergraduate, masters and PhDs) / retirees and €50 for full delegates. 

Refreshments (coffee, lunch) are included in the registration cost. On the evening of Monday 3rd June, all participants are invited to join a complementary social dinner (venue TBC).

Registration will close on 24th May 2019.


You can pay by 
bank transfer: you will receive the payment details after registration
invoice: please fill in the invoice details (VAT/PO number and billing address) into the registration form below


IGN headquarter
73, Avenue de Paris
94165 Saint-Mandé

An overview of hotels near IGN France can be found here.

Organized by
Sébastien Giordano (IGN France)
Clément Mallet (IGN France)
Fabio Remondino (FBK Trento, Italy)
Jon Arne Trollvik (NMA Norway)

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Note: Please check the above-mentioned payment procedure after registration.