1. What is CATCON ?
CATCON is the name of a software contest organized by the ISPRS Commission VI working group 2: Computer Assisted Teaching (CAT) in 1996.
The main objective of the contest was to promote the development and dissemination of good/user-friendly software packages, WWW contents as well as data sets for computer assisted teaching. In general, the software or dataset is prefer to be non-commercial and prefer to be provided to the users on free of charge.
Date: July 12, 1996
Place: 18th ISPRS Congress at Vienna
Sponsor: PASCO International Co. Ltd.,Japan/Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing(JSPRS)
Number of Nomination:11
Jury:Chair/Shunji Murai (ISPRS President at the time) Members/Armin Gruen (ISPRS 2nd Vice President at the time)
/Deren Li (Commission VI President at the time)
/Kohei Cho ( WG VI/2 Chairperson at the time)
Gold Award(2500SF):LDIP and ORTO (software for photogrammetry education)
by Dr. Joachim Hohle , Denmark (http://www.i4.auc.dk/jh
Silver Award(2000SF):WinASEAN (a software for remote sensing data analysis)
by Dr. Nguyen Dinh Duong, Vietnam(ftp://ftp.tric.u-tokai.ac.jp/outgoing/catbin/WinASEAN
Bronze Award(1500SF):GeoStar(a GIS software) by Dr.Gong Jianya, China
Bronze Award:RADARSAT Sample Images CD-ROM by International
Date:July 23, 2000
Place:19th ISPRS Congress at Amsterdam
Sponsor:Central Computer Service(CCS) Co. Ltd., Japan/19th ISPRS Congress/
Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing(JSPRS)
Number of Nomination:9
Jury:Chair/Shunji Murai (ISPRS 1st Vice President at the time) Members/Armin Gruen (Financial Commission Chair at the time)
/Fahmi Amhel (Commission VI Acting President at the time)
/Kohei Cho (WG VI/2 Chairperson at the time)
Gold Award(2,000USD): ARPENTEUR (a photogrammetric software package)
by Pierre Grussenmeyer and Pierre Drap (http://www.arpenteur.net/
Silver Award(1,100USD): LDIPInter (software for photogrammetry education) by Joachim Hohle,Denmark(http://www.i4.auc.dk/jh
Silver Award(1,100USD): Web-based virtural lab (a web-based teaching material for remote sensing)
by Qiming Zhou(ftp://ftp.tric.u-tokai.ac.jp/outgoing/catbin/WinASEAN
3. Who could nominate to CATCON ?
Anyone who planed to register to the ISPRS congress had the right to nominate one's software, WWW contents or dataset to the contest on free of charge.
4. How the winners were selected ?
At the contest, each nominator will be given five to ten minutes of presentation for explaining his or her software/WWW site/dataset in advance to one or two hours of demonstration. The participants are requested to vote for the best software. The contest committee consists of the council of ISPRS and Commission VI related professionals will select the winners of the contest considering the result of the voting.
The CATCON 3 is planed to be organized at the 20th ISPRS Congress to be held in Istanbul in 2004. The details are not decided yet.
The CATCON has been sponsored by several organizations/companies as follows.
CATCON1 Sponsor: PASCO International
CATCON2 Sponsors : Central Computer Service(CCS)/Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Contact Point for CATCON 1 & 2 : Kohei Cho
Research & Information Center
2-28-4,Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 155-0063
Tel: +813-3481-0611/Fax: +813-3481-0610 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org