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Team

Nuestro equipo está compuesto por investigadores titulados en Ingeniería en Geodesia y Cartografía, estando cada uno de ellos especializado en diversas áreas. Trabajamos a nivel académico, institucional y empresarial, primando la componente I+D+i.


DIRECTOR

José Luis Lerma


RESEARCHERS

Miriam Cabrelles

Gabriel Riutort

Inés Barbero

Silvia Blanco

Berta Carrión

Adolfo Molada


Director

José Luis Lerma (jllerma@cgf.upv.es)

Full Professor, Department of Cartographic Engineering, Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). Expert in photogrammetry and laser scanning, and professor of the course Cultural Heritage Documentation Techniques at the Higher Technical School of Geodesy, Cartography and Surveying in Valencia. Coordinator of the PhD Programme in Geomatics Engineering (Interuniversity Programme UPV-UPM).

Technical Engineer in Topography (1992), Engineer in Geodesy and Cartography (1996) and Doctor of Geodesy and Cartography (1999) from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). His professional experience as a professor in the Department of Cartographic Engineering, Geodesy and Photogrammetry of the UPV dates from 1996 to the present, where he has taught various subjects within the field of photogrammetry. Professor Lerma is the author of five books of Photogrammetry and editor of several books on terrestrial laser scanning.

Professor Lerma is a visiting professor at the University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe, Germany (2007 - present). He has also undertaken important consultancy work on various initiatives: Project EU/Colombia: "Improving the mapping system in the Territory of Colombia," Agustin Codazzi Geographical Institute, Bogota; Project UE/Venezuela: "Help for Mapping and Cadastre in Venezuela", Instituto Geográfico de Venezuela Simón Bolivar, Caracas; United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in the project "Photogrammetric Documentation for Muharraq and Manama Urban Design Pilot Projects", Bahrain; and The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, USA under the project "Documentation for Conservation." He also has done post-doctoral stays at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio (USA) in 2005 and at the Raymond Lemaire Center for Conservation and Restoration, KU Leuven (2007), in the Department of Geoscience, The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas (USA) in 2009, and the Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow (UK) in 2013. In most cases investigating issues related to the documentation of heritage sites.

Among the many I+D projects in which he has directed or participated outstands: Documentation and exhaustive mapping, within automated methods, of the pathological condition of architectural monuments; Development of an architectural information system for automated modeling, documenting and disseminating multimedia cultural heritage; Integral Study, Documentation and Conservation of Palaeolithic engravings within the Cova de les Maravelles (Gandia); 3DRISKMAPPING: Learning tools for advanced three-dimensional surveying in risk awareness, Leonardo da Vinci project; Development of digital photogrammetry applications; Spanish-Syrian archaeological mission in the Middle Valley of the Euphrates (Deir ez-Zor), Ministry of Culture, CSIC; 3D Reconstruction of the presbytery of the Cathedral of Valencia; Development of a client application to manage aerial image warehouses; Development and implementation of algorithms for architectural photogrammetry; Thermographic and 3D Documentation of Djin Block Number 9 in Petra (Jordan); A window to the past. Levantine rock art in the Valltorta and Gasulla ravines (Castellón); Automatic three-dimensional modelling for heritage documentation; Dense grid multi-image matching generation; Development of functionalities on Isótopo software; Development of photogrammetric software on laser scanning point clouds; Spectrophotometric analysis and camera calibration applied to the study of rock art (HAR2014-59873-R); Responsability for Cultural Heritage through Geomatics; Low-cost photogrammetry to monitor cranial deformation (UPV-FE-2017-B03); Higher education interdisciplinary reform in tourism management and applied geoinformation curricula (2015-3575/001-001); Integration of unmanned aircraft systems (drones) for health logistics: health transport of biological samples; El pasado lejano: aproximación a la conducta y la ocupación del territorio en el Paleolítico valenciano (PROMETEU/2017/060); Non-invasive and low-cost analysis and monitoring of cranial deformation in infants by means of 3D photogrammetry and smartphones (PI18/00881); Desarrollo de un geoportal web que facilite el mapeado, la divulgación y la puesta en valor del patrimonio cultural y natural del Cantón Nabón (Azuay, Ecuador) (AD1906).

Journal's Editor-in-Chief of the Virtual Archaeology Review (VAR). Member of various scientific committees such as CIPA, ICOMOS and SEAV. Reviewer of more than 25 scientific journals. Professor Lerma is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the International Committee for Documentation of Cultural Heritage (CIPA). His research targets automatic photogrammetric processing, data extraction from multispectral imaging, laser scanning technology, and geometric and radiometric calibration of cameras and laser scanners.


Researchers

Miriam Cabrelles López (micablo@upvnet.upv.es)

Technical Engineer in Topography (2000) and Engineer in Geodesy and Cartography (2010) from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). In 2001, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport granted her a fellowship in "Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage by means of Terrestrial Photogrammetry", developed at the Institute of Spanish Historical Heritage (IPHE). In 2007 and 2008, the UPV awarded her two scholarships in "Image Fusion, Integration of Thermal and Photogrammetry in Heritage Documentation" and "Stereoscopic Vision and Thermography in Architectural Applications", developed in the Department of Cartographic Engineering, Geodesy and Photogrammetry. Since 2007, she has formed part of the GIFLE team, collaborating on various research projects, such as: Developing an architectural information system for automated modeling, Multimedia documentation and dissemination of cultural heritage, Archaeological Syrian-Spanish project in the Valley of the Middle Euphrates (participation in the Campaign III) and Development of the photogrammetric software ORTOFOTOUAV; Thermographic and 3D Documentation of Djin Block Number 9 in Petra (Jordan); A window to the past. Levantine rock art in the Valltorta and Gasulla ravines (Castellón); and Automatic three-dimensional modelling for heritage documentation. She is currently a researcher. Her current fields of research are: Close range photogrammetry: Rectification of images and calibration of cameras; Thermographic analysis in building and restoration: Integration of thermography and photogrammetry, image fusion, and terrestrial laser scanning for the generation of textured 3D models.

Gabriel Riutort Mayol (gabriuma@upv.es)

PhD in Statistics and Optimization at the Universitat de València (UV) in 2020. MSc degree in Biostatistics of the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the UV. Also graduated in Geodetic and Cartographic Engineering at the UPV. The main fields of research are Bayesian statistics and computational probabilistic modeling with emphasis on sampling computation methods and flexible non-parametric and structured models such as Gaussian processes and hierarchical models. The applied research has been mainly focused on analyzing environmental and socio-ecological data, as well as photogrammetric and remote sensing image data, to support management and decision making on a wide variety of applications. Computer vision and image processing are also areas of his knowledge and interest.

Inés Barbero García (inbargar@topo.upv.es)

Doctor in Geomatics Engineering at the UPV (2020). Graduated in Geomatics Engineering and Surveying (2014). MSc in Geomatics Engineering and Geoinformation at UPV, and MSc in Geographical Information Management at Cranfield University (2016).

In 2014 she obtained a collaboration grant at UPV to work on the project titled “Impact of land cover changes on the hydric resources. Application to Júcar River Basin District”.

She joined GIFLE in 2016 to developed her PhD thesis founded by Generalitat Valenciana and carried out in collaboration with Hospital La Fe. Her PhD thesis was focused on the development of a photogrammetric non-invasive tool for the analysis of cranial deformation in infants. The tool combines Python and Android programming with computer vision and automatic 3D modelling.

Currently, she is still working in PhotoMeDAS for the development of photogrammetric tools for medical applications.

Silvia Blanco Pons (silblapo@topo.upv.es)

Technical Engineer in Topography (2011) from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Realization of Final Year Project about 3D modelling and subsequent sketching of industrial parts using PhotoModeler and Autocad software. Engineer in Geodesy and Cartography (2014) from the UPV. Title of the Final Year Project “Multispectral analysis, 3D documentation and interaction in Android devices of rock art”, obtaining an Honours qualification. Currently, she is a PhD student in Geomatics Engineering in the UPV researching the simplification of 3D models obtained by photogrammetric solutions for dissemination of cultural heritage by means of mobile applications based on augmented reality and virtual reality. In 2014, she holds a scholarship at Eye2021, developing an Android application for blind people guidance by means Bluetooth beacon. In 2015, she gets a scholarship at Research institute La Fe in the research project: “Interactive technology for improving accessibility to interfaces of people with spinal cord injuries.” At the same time, she develops an Android application about database management for a company. In 2016, she joins GIFLE as a researcher where she participates in the project: “Spectrophotometric analysis and camera calibration applied to the study of rock art”. In 2018 she collaborated in the program "New Paradigm / New Tools for Architectural Heritage in Canada" for 4 months, developing augmented reality applications; later at the UPV, photogrammetric applications in medicine. She has extensive knowledge in programming languages and databases such as: C#, Visual Basic, asp.net, Java, Android, Unity (game engine), SQL and database management system MySQL y MS SQL Server. Her main research interests are Augmented Reality application development, 3d models simplification, creation of interactive virtual scenarios, Virtual Reality.

Berta Carrión Ruiz (bercarru@topo.upv.es)

Technical Engineer in Topography (2011) from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Realization of Final Year Project about architectural heritage 3D modelling and sketching. Engineer in Geodesy and Cartography (2014) from the UPV. Title of the Final Year Project “Multispectral analysis, 3D documentation and interaction in Android devices of rock art”, obtaining an Honours qualification. She is a researcher of GIFLE since 2016, where she participated in the project: “Spectrophotometric analysis and camera calibration applied to the study of rock art” working on the improvement of the rock art documentation process by means of multispectral images. In 2018, she collaborated in the training program "New Paradigm / New Tools for Architectural Heritage in Canada" for 6 months, developing augmented reality (AR) applications for dissemination of architectural heritage. Later she collaborated at the UPV developing photogrammetric medical solutions. The main lines of research are the development of new multispectral analysis and scientific image processing, and new cultural heritage dissemination technologies based on virtual reality (VR) and AR.

Adolfo Molada Tebar (admote@doctor.upv.es)

Doctor in Geomatics Engineering (2020) at the UPV. Technical Engineer in Topography (1999); Engineer in Geodesy and Cartography (2013) with Certificate of Academic Excellence from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of the GVA; Master in Geomatics Engineering and Geoinformation (2016) at the UPV. 2nd Francisco Coello International Award (2018) and Jorge Juan and Santacilia Award (2019) for the best Master dissertation. With extensive experience in civil engineering and building, both in leading companies in the private sector and public administration. Professional achievements include teaching as a professor of the subject of Topography in Architecture, in the ESET of the University Cardenal Herrera CEU of Valencia, during the academic years 2004 to 2013. In 2018, he had a 6 months predoctoral research stay at the School of Design of the University of Leeds (UK) within the Colour Research Group along with international references in colourimetry and colour vision. Also, in 2019 he spent a month research stay at Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul, Turkey. The main lines of research are spectral data processing, colourimetry, colour science and vision, colourimetric sensor characterisation through the development of specific tools developed in Python for the rigorous colour registration and image processing and other analysis tools.


Collaborators

José Balsa Barreiro (jose.balsa.barreiro@udc.es)

Degree in Geography from the University of Santiago de Compostela (2001). Specialized in urban and regional planning. He was the first on his promotion 1997-2001/02. Title of Final Year Project: "Elaboration of a local development plan for the municipiality of Santa Comba (A Coruña)”. Master in Planification and Local Development by the University of A Coruña (2001). Leading Engineer in Geodesy and Cartography (2006) from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, double major: (a) cartography-GIS and (b) geodetic-geophysics. Title of the Final Year Project: "LIDAR technology (Light detection and ranging) and its application for the generation of digital urban models”. Master in Real Estate Valuation by the Center for the Economic Engineering (INECO) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (2005). Industrial Engineer, specialized in mechanics, also from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (waiting for the presentation of the Final Year Project). Certificate of Advanced Studies at the University of Santiago de Compostela (2006). Title supervised research: "Analysis for the elaboration of a GIS for the management of services in the Department of Innovation and Industry of the Galician government. Cartographic improvement and possible cartographic and photogrammetric applications within General Direction of Tourism-Turgalicia". PhD in Civil Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering of Roads, Canals and Ports (thesis stage) within the Department of Mathematical Methods and Representation of the University of A Coruña, in collaboration with the Institute of Traffic and Road Safety (INTRAS) in the University of Valencia.

Has received among other honours the “Manuel Colmeiro Award” (2007) by the Presidence of the Galician government for the better work of Public Administrations of Galicia. It has also been finalist in the “Jordi Viñas i Foch Award” (2007) organized by the Cartography Institute of Catalonia (ICC), “Padre Tosca Award” (2006) organized by the Valencian Cartographic Institute (ICV). ESRI quality mention award for his Degree Final Project (IV Edition, 2013) and second award of Ideas Foundation STARUPV in the modality of Degree Final Projects 2K13 (2013).

In recent years has combined professional activity with the researcher activity. Has participated in work practices in both private company (Tecnoma-Typsa) and the Public Administration (General Direction of Tourism of the Galician government and Valencian Cartographic Institute). Since 2010 works as technician in the LiDAR section of the ICV.

As researcher he has published in various topics related to his broad spectrum training: public administrations, local studies, strategic plans, fire and forest management, urban planning, industrial maintenance, LiDAR, GIS, CMMS, cartography, demography, road safety, tourism and tourism management. He has published in such journals as the Galician Journal of Economics of School of Economics of University of Santiago de Compostela, the Journal of Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Chile... as well as organizations such as the United Nations of Public Administrations (UNAP), the Central American Institute of Public Administration (ICAP) and the Galician Studies and Development Institute (IDEGA).

He has participated in several conferences related to LiDAR such as the Engineering Institute of Spain (IIES) and other related to tourism management and touristic cartography in the Centre for Tourism Studies and Research (CETUR) and the Tourism Research Institute of Galicia (IET).

Jorge Luis Nunes e Silva Brito (jsilvabr@gmail.com)

Undergraduated in Cartographic Engineering from The Military Institute of Engineering (1984). Master's in Computer Science /Computer-Assisted Cartography from The Military Institute of Engineering (1988). Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mapping and GIS from The Ohio State University (1997)..

He is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering of The Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ). He has experience in Geosciences, focusing on digital photogrammetry, photogrammetric mapping, remote sensing and computer-assisted cartography.

Technical coordinator of the project "The E-FOTO project: A Free Digital Educational Photogrammetric Workstation", aimed to the development of a GNU/GPL photogrammetric workstation for educational purposes. The E-FOTO project won the Bronze Medal in the "6th CATCON (Computer-Assisted Technology Contest)", held in the "XXII International Congress of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing ", in Melbourne (Australia), in 2012.

David Hernández López (David.hernandez@uclm.es)

Full Professor at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLC), area of Cartographic Engineering, Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Department of Geologic Engineering and Mining, Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering in Albacete.Doctor in Geodesy and Cartography (1999) from the UPV, Engineer in Geodesy and Cartography (1996) from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) -First National Extraordinary Award in the degree-, and Technical Engineer in Surveying (1991) from the Polytechnic University of Madrid -First National Extraordinary Award in the degree.

Lecturer in three universities: UPV (1994-2000), Universidad de Salamanca (2000-2006) and UCLM (since 2006). Lecturing at three different levels: first, second and third, and covering a wide range of subjects in geomatic engineering such as astronomy, geodesy, mathematical cartography, photogrammetry, geodetic networks, surveying methods, monitoring, object-based software development oriented to geomatics, etc.He is author of a large number of teaching publications related with his lectures, namely Geodesy, Mathematical Cartography, Surveying and Photogrammetry.

He has participated in a large number of Research and Development projects financed by public and enterprises, dealing with software development in geomatic applications. The following development might be enhanced: C++ software for planning and execution planning of aerial flights with matrix digital cameras adapted not only for PNOA but for other projects related with the National Geographic Institute (IGN), other public administrations and flight companies. He has also developed a C++ Software for flight planning with UAVs. He has also participated in the development of the C++ software in Linux PW, Photogrammetry Workbench, second prize award at CATCON, ISPRS 2012, http://www.isprs.org/catcon/catcon6.aspx. He is the author of different software tools in C++ and Matlab for surveying and geodetic applications, highlighting GeoTop library (Matlab and Octave) used for teaching in different subjects. He was the head of the extension JCRS in gvSIG to make use of a variety of reference and coordinate systems from different countries. He has developed C++ software requested by the IGN related to the transition from ED50 to ETRS89 for the file transformation of dgn format and for the creation of a new cartographic grid.

Nowadays he is involved namely in software development in photogrammetry, computer vision, positioning systems and direct georeferencing. Member at the Instituto de Desarrollo Regional, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (IDR-UCLM) within the GIS and Remote Sensing Group where he is the head of Geodesy, Cartography and Photogrammetry. He is representing the UCLM in the Comission of Cartographic Coordination of the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha.


Former Members

Ana Elena Seguí Gil

Chiara Altomare

Cristina Portalés Ricart

David García San Miguel

Fernando Guillem Ortiz

Francesca Duca

Miriam Sanmartín Casero

Santiago Fabado Salvador

Santiago Navarro Tarín

Serena Artese

Sergio Galcerá Ustero