German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation

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German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation eV
legal form registered association
founding 1911
Seat Munich
purpose professional association
main emphasis Promotion, maintenance and exchange of experience in research, development and application of photogrammetry, remote sensing and geoinformatics
Chair Uwe Sörgel , Vice: Prof. Dr. Georg Bareth

The German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation eV ( DGPF ) is a professional association of surveying engineers , geodesists , photogrammeters , geoinformatics and remote explorers based in Munich .


In 1909 a decision was made to found a society for photogrammetry in Jena , which started its work in 1911.

After the Second World War , the association was re-established in West Germany under the name Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie on September 15, 1949 in Munich and, according to its statutes, wants to "maintain photogrammetry, remote sensing and geographic information, promote their improvement, dissemination and validity, for use in contribute to the various branches of science, art and technology and exchange experiences ”.

On November 1, 1983, it was renamed to its current name.

In the GDR , a Society for Photogrammetry in the GDR (GfPhDDR) was founded on May 31, 1960 in Dresden . In the general assembly of the ISP IX. Congress in London, the society of the GDR was added. It had up to 266 members. Through the merger of the Association for Surveying and Mapping (VfVK), the GfPhDDR was merged into the Scientific-Technical Society for Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography (WTG GPK) under the umbrella of the Chamber of Technology . Its first chairman was Fritz Deumlich . On December 31, 1990, the activity was discontinued and members were recommended to join the DGPF individually.

On September 25, 2002 it was finally given its current name through the inclusion of the term geographic information .

Photogrammetry - Remote Sensing - Geographic Information

The journal Photogrammetrie - Fernerkundung - Geoinformation is the organ of the DGPF. Once a year, the Hansa Luftbild AG awards the Hansa Luftbild Prize for particularly valuable articles in the magazine .

Annual meeting

Once a year, the DGPF holds an annual scientific and technical conference at which scientists present new research results and the general assembly is held.

PFGeo Foundation

On December 22, 2011, the DGPF founded the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Foundation (PFGeo Foundation) based in Münster . Among other things, the foundation is to finance the DGPF's share of the Karl Kraus Young Talent Award.


  • J. Albertz: 100 years of the German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation eV In: Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung, Geoinformation. Volume 2009, No. 6, 2009, pp. 485-560.

Individual evidence

  2. Thorsten Hanns (responsible): History / 90 years of Hansa Luftbild - 90 years of ideas and innovations ( Memento from May 5, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) on the website
  3. a b Foundation for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation (PFGeo). In: Retrieved October 31, 2019 .

Coordinates: 48 ° 8 ′ 59.7 ″  N , 11 ° 34 ′ 4 ″  E