Costas Armenakis

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Professor of Geomatics Engineering

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Dr Costas Armenakis is an Associate Professor of Geomatics Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, Toronto, Canada. Prior he was a research scientist with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) for 17 years. He has over 30 years of research experience in photogrammetry, remote sensing and GIS working on the acquisition, handling, processing and management of geo-spatial data and information from terrestrial, aerial and space-borne image sensors.

He is an ISPRS Fellow and former President of the ISPRS Technical Commission IV on Digital Mapping and GeoDatabases. He is Co-Chair of the ISPRS ISPRS ICWG I/VB UVS: Sensors and Applications (2016-2020). He was the chair and organizer of the UAV-g 2015 International Conference on Unmanned Vehicles in Geomatics held at York University.

He serves as Associate Editor in three journals (Unmanned Vehicle Systems Canada, Geomatica, and Environmental Informatics) and is member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics. Recently he was the Guest Co-Editor of two special issues of the Journal of Geomatica and has been guest co-editor in others (Natural Hazards, Geomatica). He is a Professional Engineer registered in the Province of Ontario and member of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG), the Canadian Remote Sensing Society (CRSS) and the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

Research Interests

  • Photogrammetric engineering and remote sensing mapping
  • Unmanned aerial mapping systems for geomatics
  • Robotic mapping
  • Algorithmic aspects for rapis processign of UAS data
  • Data co-registration
  • Image sequence for mapping and scene analysis
  • Spatial awareness and intelligence
  • Risk assessment and disaster management

Selected Publications

Persad AR, C Armenakis (2016) Co-registration of DSMs generated by UAV and terrestrial laser scanning systems, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B1, 985-990, doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B1-985-2016, 2016.

Li-Chee-Ming J, C Armenakis (2016) Augmenting ViSP’s 3D Model-Based Tracker with RGB-D SLAM for 3D Pose Estimation in Indoor Environments, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B1, 925-932, doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B1-925-2016, 2016.

Li-Chi Ming J, C Armenakis (2015) A feasibility study on using ViSP’S 3D model-based tracker for UAV pose estimation in outdoor environments, UAV-g 2015, ISPRS Archives, Vol XL-1/W4, pp 329-335.

Persad RA, C.Armenakis (2015) Alignment of point cloud DSMs from TLS and UAV platforms, UAV-g 2015, ISPRS Archives, Vol XL-1/W4, pp 369-373.

Jung J, G Sohn, K Bang, A Wichmann, C Armenakis, M Kada (2016). Matching aerial images to 3D building models using context-based geometric hashing, Sensors, 16, 932, DOI:10.3390/s16060932

Persad RA, C Armenakis, G Sohn (2015). Automatic co-registration of Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) video images with 3D wireframe models, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 81(11):847-859.

Lindenthal SM, C Armenakis, J-G Wang, S Bisnath, H Goldman (2015). Sensor-driven calibration and co-registration of airborne multisensory Lidar data, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 41(3): 145-158, DOI 10.1080/07038992.2015.1064307.

Li-Chee-Ming J, C Armenakis (2014). Generation of dense 3D point clouds using a small quadcopter, GEOMATICA, 68(4):319-330.

Li-Chee-Ming J, C Armenakis (2014). Feasibility study for pose estimation of small UAS in known 3D environment using geometric hashing, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 80(12):1117-1128.

Armenakis C., N. Nirupama (2013). Estimating spatial disaster risk in urban environments, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, Taylor & Francis,