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Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, opens nominations for Carl Pulfrich Award 2022

Parul Dubey on May 11, 2022 - in Awards, News

Prestigious award honours advancements in the fields of photogrammetry, remote sensing, earth imaging

(Heerbrugg, Switzerland) – Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, requests professionals in the fields of photogrammetry, remote sensing and earth imaging to submit their nominations for this year’s Carl Pulfrich Award. The award recognises innovations that advance the industry.

The award panel will accept nominations for projects and applied work involving hardware systems, software solutions or innovative service. It will judge nominees based on their experience, activities in the field of photogrammetry and remote sensing as well as their contributions to the advancement of the earth imaging field. With the Carl Pulfrich Award, Leica Geosystems continues the tradition of promoting outstanding scientific, application-oriented design and manufacturing ingenuity in the industry.

How to nominate
Nominations can be submitted by email to [email protected]. The closing time for submissions is 15 July 2022 at 5 pm CEST. Leica Geosystems will announce the winners during the award ceremony at the 57th Photogrammetric Week (PhoWo) in Stuttgart, Germany, on 14 September 2022. 

History of the Carl Pulfrich Award
The biennial award and donation honours the memory of Dr. Carl Pulfrich, a member of the scientific staff at Carl Zeiss from 1890 to 1927. During his tenure, Pulfrich directed the design of the first stereo photogrammetric and surveying instruments from Zeiss.

The Carl Pulfrich Award has gained worldwide recognition. Past winners include:

  • Prof. Dr. Yang Bisheng, 2019 – for outstanding contribution in the field of point cloud processing.
  • Dr.-Ing. Franz Rottensteiner, 2017 –  for ground-breaking developments in 3D modelling and automated object extraction.
  • Dr. Christoph Strecha, 2015 –  for developing algorithms in the areas of feature detection and 3D reconstructions using computer vision (CV) and UAV photogrammetry.

For more information about the Carl Pulfrich Award criteria, please visit: https://leica-geosystems.com/about-us/events/events-overview/2022/carl-pulfrich-award


Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for 200 years, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, creates complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for premium products and innovative solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as aerospace and defence, safety and security, construction, and manufacturing, trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world.

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future. Hexagon’s Geosystems division provides a comprehensive portfolio of digital solutions that capture, measure, and visualise the physical world and enable data-driven transformation across industry ecosystems.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 22,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 4.3bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB

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