Orhan Altan

Istanbul Technical University

Professor Altan received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Istanbul in Turkey, where he became a Professor for Photogrammetry in 1985. He served as a scientist in many German Universities. He worked as a guest Professor at Stuttgart, TU Berlin, Munich Technical Universities (Germany), ETH-Zurich (Switzerland), and Wuhan University (China). He has been involved in many International and Turkish organizations - SPIDER (Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response), Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (ad hoc Committee on Risk and Disaster Management), ICSU (member of Executive Board), EuroSDR (European Spatial Data Research),  IAG (International Association of Geodesy - invited member), etc. He was involved in ISPRS for many years – starting as a liaison between two commissions, continuing as Congress Director of the 2004 ISPRS Congress, ISPRS Secretary General (2004 – 2008), President (2008 – 2012), and 1st Vice President (2012 – 2016). He has published more than 160 papers in Turkish, German, and English in national and International Journals. He is editor or co-editor of more than 16 International Books.

His main working areas are Digital and Architectural Photogrammetry, Spatial Information Systems, Deformation Measurements, and Disaster Management.

My Speakers Sessions

October 18, 2023