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Leica Geosystems Opens Nominations for Carl Pulfrich Award 2022

HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, May 12, 2022 – 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 recognizes 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 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:

About Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right

With more than 200 years of history, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, is the trusted supplier of premium sensors, software and services. Delivering value every day to professionals in surveying, construction, infrastructure, mining, mapping and other geospatial content-dependent industries, Leica Geosystems leads the industry with innovative solutions to empower our autonomous future.

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production 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 and follow us @HexagonAB.

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.

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