The U.V. Helava Award, one of the most prestigious ISPRS recognitions, was awarded to the paper “Extraction, Modelling and Use of Linear Features for Restitution of Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery,” written by Changno Lee and James S. Bethel. A five-member jury of professionals, whose expertise cover the main topics included in the scope of the ISPRS Journal, evaluated 114 papers between 2000-2003. Each year during the four-year evaluation period, the Best Paper was selected and announced in the ISPRS Journal, ISPRS Highlights and on the ISPRS and Elsevier Web sites. Lee and Bethel’s paper was chosen from the four Best Papers as the U.V. Helava Award winner.The winning paper discusses semi-automated line extraction and incorporation into the orientation process for linear array CCD sensors
The award consists of a monetary grant of 10,000 CHF, certificates and a silver plaque. It is sponsored by Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping, LLC and Elsevier B.V. The Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (Prof. Henrik Haggrén) and Helsinki University of Technology are co-sponsors of the award.The U.V. Helava Award was established in 1998 and first presented in 2000. Its purpose is to encourage and stimulate submission of high quality scientific papers by individual authors or groups to the ISPRS Journal, promote and advertise the ISPRS Journal and honor the outstanding contributions of Dr. Uuno V. Helava, a leading photogrammetrist and developer of analytical and digital systems. The award is presented to authors of the best paper, written in English and published exclusively in the ISPRS Journal during the four-year period from January of a Congress year to December of the year prior to the next Congress. The recipients of the Award may receive it only once.The U.V. Helava Award was presented during the 20th ISPRS Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, by ISPRS President John Trinder and sponsor representatives, including Peter Fricker, Director of Image Sensors for Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping.