The VGC series focuses on novel developments and applications of close range remote sensing methods within the broad field of geoscience research. As the current state-of-the-art of spatial mapping in geoscience is trending towards convergence between many fields (e.g. geomatics, computer vision, graphics, visualization, geostatistics and numerical modelling, as well as the sub-disciplines of earth science), acquiring and working with 3D and 2D image data has never been so accessible. This has resulted in a dazzling array of new applications in many areas and at many scales, and across the academic, public and private sectors. The result is an exciting new realm of scientific research, and the purpose of the VGC series is to offer a meeting place for researchers who are actively working with techniques such as lidar or photogrammetry, develop analysis methods based on these input data, or are considering starting to work in this field. Rather than restricting the presentation of new developments to the respective sub-disciplines, we encourage you to submit to VGC 2016 so that the wider geoscience and geomatics communities benefit from your contribution. We hope that this will give new opportunities for growth and collaboration.
The aim of the scientific programme is to establish themes connected to method advancements, new ways of analysing, interpreting and modelling data, as well as novel applications. The aim is to provide cross-disciplinary interaction and a forum for knowledge exchange, whilst showcasing developments at the forefront of our respective fields. We can define the sphere of interest of the conference into three main areas: