The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) organizes under its umbrella several educational events like tutorials and notably summer schools. Unfortunately, many young scholars around the world may not be able to participate, due to limitations in budget or event capacity. Martin Rutzinger and his colleagues won the Education and Capacity Building Initiative 2018 of the ISPRS for conducting the project on Spreading out the Knowledge from ISPRS Educational Events using a Dissemination Internet Platform.
This project aims at making the contents of such events available through e-learning techniques implemented in a Dissemination Internet Platform (DIP). The e-learning system will be organized on topics and subtopics on the basis of an expandable architecture following a list of well-defined guidelines. Each topic will host teaching material such as lectures, practical exercises, software, and data. In addition, the DIP will host a forum to promote discussion among users and lecturers. An implementation of a prototype DIP on the basis of the material coming from notably two editions of the Summer School on ’Close Range Sensing Techniques in Alpine Terrain‘ (2015 and 2017, Obergurgl, Tyrol, Austria) will be provided. Past and future participants to this Summer School as well as the ISPRS community as a whole will be invited to use the prototype DIP and give feedback. Final goal is to establish a user friendly and stimulating ISPRS Dissemination Internet Platform.