ISPRS Technical Commission VI Symposium
CATCON4 
Date: June 29, 2006
Tokyo, Japan

 Detailed information of  the nominated Software

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(a) Software, (b) Name, (c) Affiliation, (d) How to obtain the software, (e) Contact point  (f) Details

1. CARST 1.0: Computer Assisted Remote Sensing Training package version 1.0  
(1)Name : Nguyen Dinh Duong  
(2)
Affiliation : Vietnamese Academy of Sciences and Technics
(3)
How to obtain the software :
     Via Website : http://www.geoinfo.com.vn/Products.asp?lang=en
(4) Contact point : duong.nd@hn.vnn.vn
(5) Details : 
    CARST 1.0 Computer Assisted Remote Sensing Training software was developed by the GeoInfo Ltd. for hands-on training in remote sensing and GIS. The CARST 1.0 is composed of the WinASEAN 5.0 Edu, Remote Sensing Notes published by the Japan Association of Remote Sensing and GIS Work Books of Prof. Shunji Murai. The WinASEAN 5.0 Edu provides basic digital image analysis functions that can handle both one-byte and two-byte image data. Each function is explained in on-line help available in English and Vietnamese version. The help file is linked to the digital books providing user deeper understanding remote sensing and GIS background. The system is further accompanied with interactive tutorials developed by InstantDemo software that allows beginners to train by himself step by step basic digital image analysis functions. The CARST 1.0 is being used for hands-on training in remote sensing courses organized by the company GeoInfo Ltd. in Vietnam.

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2. Satellite Image 3D Presentation System for Education
(1) Name : Kisei Kinoshita, Nobuya Tomioka, Hirotsugu Togoshi  
(2)
Affiliation : Kagoshima University , Research and Development Center
(3)
How to obtain the software : Via Website : http://sipse.edu.kagoshima-u.ac.jp/sipse/index-e.htm 
(4)
Contact point :  kisei@rdc.kagoshima-u.ac.jp
(5) Details : 
   A system to perform 3D presentation of the Landsat image for any part of Japan is open to the public as the SiPSE homepage in the Internet. The digital elevation model data with 50 m resolution are embedded in the data sets with the Landsat data. The SiPSE data viewer is able to drive a satellite 3D image in real time motion as a flight simulator in a personal computer. The system is very useful for the education to understand the geographic situation of the environments and many scenes related to history and literature.

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3. Limulator (LiDAR Simulator)
(1) Name : Bharat Lohani  
(2)
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 
(3)
How to obtain the software : Via Website : http://home.iitk.ac.in/~blohani/download.htm
(4) Contact point : blohani@iitk.ac.in
(5) Details :
   Limulator aims at generating LiDAR data as per user specifications. The user is prompted to create a terrain of her choice using a library and to choose aircraft trajectory and sensor parameters. The simulator generates LiDAR data similar to a real LiDAR sensor for further display and analysis. A tutorial accompanying the tool explains LiDAR principle and operation. The Limulator can be useful to instructors and students to generate variety of LiDAR data for experimentation. The readily available ground truth and the ability to produce LiDAR data with different characteristics make this tool also suitable for algorithm (e.g. information extraction) testing.

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4. eLearning program DTMchecking
(1)Name : M. Potuckova, M. Cabelka  
(2)
Affiliation : Charles University in Prague  
(3)
How to obtain the software : Via website : http://slon.fsv.cvut.cz/dtmchecking/  
(4) Contact point :
 mpot@natur.cuni.cz  
(5) Details : 
   DTMchecking is an eLearning program developed as a study material for the eLearning course eMethods for checking and improving DTMsf. The eLearning course is a part of EuroSDRfs education service (EduServ4). The program concentrates on the DTM checking method based on finding parallaxes between corresponding points in two overlapping orthoimages, on deriving orthoimages, and image matching. The content of the program is divided into six themes. Each theme comprises a knowledge page explaining the theory and one or two task pages.The program will be accessible on the Internet from 1st June 2006, no username and password is required. The source code is written in HTML, dynamic pages in PHP.

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5. WebMODIS and WebPaNDA
(1) Name : Wataru Takeuchi  
(2)
Affiliation : University of Tokyo 
(3)
How to obtain the software : 
     
Via website : http://webmodis.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/, http://webpanda.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/  
(4) Contact point : wataru@iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp 

(5) Details : 
   In this study, Aqua/Terra MODIS and NOAA/AVHRR data processing system on WWW is developed including following functions: spectral subset (250m, 500m, 1000m channels), radiometric correction to radiance, spatial subset of geocoded data as a rectangular area with latitude- longitude grid system in HDF format, generation of a quick look file in JPEG format. Users will be notified just after all the processes have finished via e-mail. Using this system enables us to process MODIS and AVHRR data on WWW with a few input parameters and download the processed data by FTP access. An easy to use interface is expected to promote the use of MODIS and AVHRR data. 

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6. Step-by-step GIS
(1) Name : Akiko Takahashi  
(2)
Affiliation : University of Tokyo  
(3)
How to obtain the software : Via website (Testing) : http://tekuteku.csis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/  
                                                                                    User-ID: ISPRS
                                                                                     passwd: ISPRS

(4) Contact point : akuri@csis.u-tokyo.ac.jp
(5) Details : 
   "Step-by-step GIS" is the web-site for online learning that is suitable for GIS practical training. It has seven chapters. Each chapter has an explanation of the theory of GIS and the operation of GIS software (ArcView8) and a short-test about these contents. Students can download the spatial data for the practical training from this site for self-learning. It is also very useful class material for teachers who need to teach a large mass of students at once. It is written in Japanese so that the language ability (i.e. English reading ability) of the individual would not be a barrier for learning.

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7.  FreeGIS
(1) Name : Kohei Arai  
(2)
Affiliation : Saga University 
(3)
How to obtain the software : Both web site and e-mail :  http://www.ip.is.saga-u.ac.jp/~arai/arai.html
(4) Contact point : arai@is.saga-u.ac.jp 
  
(5) Details : 
   The software proposed here is GIS with free open source software of PostGIS and MapServer. There is a goos interface between PostGIS and PostgreSQL and between MapServer and php so that the combination of PostGIS and MapServer allows full specification of GIS functionalities. MapServer supports Web Mapping engine and database access with MapScript and php descriptions. Space and time retrievals for Global enviromental issues with remote sensing satellite data are to be demonstrated.

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8. Space on Palm
(1) Name : 
Daigo Hiruma
(2)
Affiliation : Tokai University
(3)
How to obtain the software : Via website(Only Japanese so far)
     
http://www.geocities.jp/chi_rin5050/spaceHP/  
(4)
Contact point : 1asp1115@keyaki.cc.u-tokai.ac.jp
(5) Details : 
   Space on Palm is a software which allows users to virtually see planets such as earth, moon, Mars, Venus on their palm. The uses can zoom or rotate the planets on their palm. With some enjoyment, users can learn the size difference of each planet.

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9. KML format conversion module for census data display using Google earth
(1) Name : Kiyotada Sato  
(2)
Affiliation : Ichinoseki National College of Technology    
(3)
How to obtain the software : Via website : http://www.ichinoseki.ac.jp/satok/H18/index.html
(4) Contact point : satok@ichinoseki.ac.jp 
(5) Details : 
   Google Earth is a software program that can display various geographical data using KML tag form data on a satellite remote sensing imagery draped over a virtual globe. We have developed a conversion module from CSV formatted Japanese census data to KML tag form data to display using Google Earth. The module will useful in evaluation the geographic data with the satellite remote sensing for college students.

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10. WIPS, Worksheet Image Processing System
(1) Name : Kiyotada Sato  
(2)
Affiliation : Ichinoseki National College of Technology  
(3)
How to obtain the software : Via website (Only Japanese so far)
     http://www.ichinoseki.ac.jp/satok/kyoiku/rs/INDEX.HTM

(4) Contact point :
satok@ichinoseki.ac.jp
(5) Details : 
   Spreadsheet is a typical end-user programming tool. The spreadsheet programming paradigm is effective in the raster image analysis for college students. I applied the spreadsheet programming to satellite remote sensing image analysis with topographical map and vegetation map. In order to achieve for the applications effectively, I have developed image analysis modules, worksheet image processing system (WIPS) and imagery data set that can access by WWW browser. WIPS have many image operation modules made by VBA of Microsoft EXCEL. Imagery data set are 72 pixel 62 line size CSV data of Landsat TM images, topographical map and vegetation map.

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11. eLearning-Module about Spatial Database Systems
(1) Name : Antje Krüger, Thomas Brinkhoff   
(2)
Affiliation : FH Oldenburg/Ostfriesland/Wilhelmshaven (University of Applied Sciences)
(3)
How to obtain the software : Via website : http://www.fergi-online.de
(4) Contact point : 
thomas.brinkhoff@fh-oldenburg.de 
(5) Details : 
    The module "Spatial Database Systems" focuses on the management of spatial data in databases. The introduction consists of a presentation and a discussion of different techniques to store spatial data and of the concept of object-relational spatial database systems like Oracle Spatial. Then, thecourse provides an overview of standards for representing spatial data in databases including a short repetition of the Simple Feature Model and an introduction of the ISO standard SQL/MM Spatial. Oracle Spatial is presented as an implementation of such models. In this part, students can interactively exercise spatial data modelling by using a special spatial SQL tool.

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12. E –Tutor for GIS (version 1.0)
(1) Name : P.Venkatachalam  
(2)
Affiliation : Indian Institute of Technology 
(3)
How to obtain the software :  Via website : http://www.csre.iitb.ac.in/gram++  
(4)
Contact: poimt : pvenk@iitb.ac.in 
(5) Details : 
   E-Tutor for GIS has been designed taking into view the requirement of wide range of users. The system has been made fully interactive and the users can proceed step by step. GIS theory is explained through a series of technical topics. Under each technical topic, text materials are explained supported by graphical illustrations. Exercises have been given to provide hands-on training on various functions of GIS. Context sensitive help has been provided on technical words for understanding further details. A few GIS applications are given as show cases explaining the data used, methodology and the results. In addition to spatial theory, a few GIS functions such as network analysis, data base query etc. are explained through graphical animations. A bibliography covering GIS related literature and GIS glossary are also provided. Macromedia Director MX has been used in the development of the training tool as it supports hyperlinks between topics, display of graphical images and text with animations.

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13. YUI : Web-GIS for Connecting Region and Human
(1)Name : Shintaro Goto and Toshikazu Sakai  
(2)
Affiliation : Rissho University
(3)
How to obtain the software : Via website : http://gisportal2.ris.ac.jp/yui_index.html
(4) Contact point :
sakai@gaia.ris.ac.jp
(5) Details : 
   YUI is an application that distributes the information such as water survey and observation of animals, insects and plants using Web-GIS. This system has the functions of distributing these information and registering the survey results from Web. The Web-GIS function in this system uses Cyber Japan Web system 'Denshi Kokudo' that is provided by Geographical Survey Institute of Japan, and this is used as a plug-in in web browser. Basemap such as roads, rivers and public facility is also provided from Geographical Survey Institute.

 

14. sv3DVision (3D Reconstruction from a single view)
(1) Name : Diego Gonzalez Aguilera  
(2)
Affiliation : University of Salamanca 
(3)
How to obtain the software : The data set is available on CD and on the Internet (TBD)
(4) Contact point :
daguilera@usal.es
(5) Details : 
    The idea behind the sv3DVision software is that from a single view is possible to extract substantial information about the original object and even to reconstruct the 3D model. In this way, sv3DVision exploits the synergies with other disciplines in order to provide an ideal academic and research frame. Up to now, Photogrammetry, Computer Vision and Computer Graphics are the main disciplines that participate in this synergic context providing different approaches: from camera self-calibration and 3D reconstruction, to the interactive and dynamic 3D visualization on Internet. sv3DVision is a software package that presents a triple structure generated under three different interfaces: Simulation, Reality and 3D Visualization, that allow working in different levels, from students who use the program only with learning purposes to PhD students who develop new tools and even professionals who are interested in applying the software to an specific context. sv3DVision can be portrayed by the following feature: It constitutes a considerable change with respect to the classical photogrammetric software based on stereoscopic vision. It supposes a contribution in a multidisciplinary context, destined to the synergic integration of methodologies and tools of others disciplines such as: Photogrammetry, Computer Vision and Computer Graphics. It establishes an own methodology for the 3D reconstruction from a single view combining several scientific approaches. It represents a multidisciplinary tool for the popularization and dissemination of the Architectural Cultural Heritage, as well as its utilization in research and education.

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 Secretariat  

For more details on CATCON : http://www.geomsoft.com/isprs6wg2/catcon.shtml

Koki Iwao, Dr. Eng,
CATCON4 local coordinator
ISPRS Commission VI
Center for Global Environmental Research
National Institute for Environmental Studies
E-mail: iwao.koki@nies.go.jp

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