Obituary: Fritz Ackermann

Sadly, Prof Dr Fritz Ackermann passed away at the age of 92 on 4 December 2021. He was a professor of photogrammetry and surveying at the University of Stuttgart in Germany from 1966 to 1992. He was also founder and director of the Institute for Photogrammetry at the same university.

In 1958 he started his scientific career at the world-famous ITC, Delft, the Netherlands, which is presently a faculty of the University of Twente, the Netherlands. His in-depth scientific research as a professor in Stuttgart was greatly inspired by the theoretical concepts developed by him and his fellow researchers at ITC. His significant impact on the developments and progress in analytical and digital photogrammetry was further impelled by one of his major objectives, namely to convert research results into successful practical applications, particularly through software development.

Read more in GIM International article.

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