7th Mobile Mapping Technology
Kraków, 13-16 June 2011

7th International Symposium on "Mobile Mapping Technology" was held from June 13 to June 16, 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel, Cracow, Poland. It was organized by the Association of Polish Surveyors and Polish Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing with significant commitment of representatives of leading Polish technical universities in the field of photogrammetry: Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography, Warsaw University of Technology and Faculty of Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering, AGH University of Science and Technology, people from Main Board of Association of Polish Surveyors from Warsaw and Cracow and representatives from private companies - WPG, Esri, OPGK Kraków. Symposium was held under the auspices of international organizations such as: ISPRS, FIG, ION, IAG. Other institutions such as Polish Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography and Committee of Geodesy Polish Academy of Science also became a patron of this event.
About 150 participants from over 30 countries from around the world attended in this Symposium.
During first day of the Symposium workshops were organized by the Science Committee. Experts from Ohio State University, University of Calgary, University of Padova, University of Udine and the National Technical University of Athens presented six topics related to current problems of mobile mapping technology. At the end of this day, one of the sponsors - Gispro organized exhibition of its aerial MMT platform at the Pobiednik airport, what was very interesting for Symposium attendees.
On the second day of Symposium the exhibition, where all 14 sponsors of the conference could present their achievements and share experiences with all Symposium participants in field of mobile mapping techniques, was opened. Esri and Esri Poland were main sponsors of the Symposium. Sponsors also had opportunity to show their mobile platforms, what Geodis (Czech Republic), Gispro (Poland), Riegl (Austria/Poland), Czerski (Poland) and Cyclomedia (Netherlands/Poland) successfully did on third day of Symposium. Among other sponsors we can mention companies: Apex (Poland), IX Blue (France), Leador (China), OPGK Krakow (Poland), Progea (Poland) with Terrasolid (Finland), WPG (Poland), Visimind (Sweden/Poland).
Symposium presented high level of knowledge in matter of MMT. During Symposium 41 presentations were presented in eight auditorium thematic sessions and 27 presentations were shown in poster session. Each author of paper had possibility to prepare the paper for publication, which after positive peer-review will be published (in English) in the 'Archives of Photogrammetry, Cartography and Remote Sensing' - annually published by Polish Societies of Geo-information, including Polish Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
It should be noted that whole Symposium was well-prepared. For over one year many people from Local Organizing Committee (LOC), headed by prof. Aleksandra Bujakiewicz from Warsaw University of Technology, and from International Science Committee (SC), headed by prof. Dorota Grejner-Brzezińska from Ohio State University, have prepared this Symposium in many aspects.
Most participants from previous editions of MMT meeting, taking place in various countries of the world, admired enormity of Organizers' work, and what is the most important, they highly assessed the level of sessions and exhibitions of MMT platform. It should be decline that such large number of professional platforms in one place has not been showed during previous editions of MMT Symposiums. While Symposium was being closed, organizers announced place of two next MMT meetings - in 2013 MMT Symposium will be organized in Taiwan and in 2015 in Australia.