UNESP was created in 1976. It has consolidated a project joining scientific, technological, economic, cultural and social development committed to democratic principles and clearly conscious of its status of a governmental institution, inserted and highly active in Brazilian society. UNESP´s actions are focused in nearly every field of experimental and theoretical sciences such as: engineering, health, communication, humanities, social sciences and arts, among others.
UNESP is the most successful model of a multi-campus university in Brazil. Such unique characteristic allows intense and diversified activities in Sao Paulo, the most developed State in the country. Its influence can be recognized by the level of regional development where its campuses are located: one in the State capital and 22 others strategically distributed throughout the State.
At Presidente Prudente, SP, Brazil, UNESP maintains the Faculty of Science and Technology, where there are, among others, the under-graduate course on Cartographic Engineer and the graduate program on Cartographic Sciences.
Specifically in the field of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the Unesp team has gained experience with Image Orientation and Sensor Modelling, topics were the research and publications are more focused on. Some recent projects are involving private companies and international research groups. The first is related to monitoring marginal erosion in hydroelectric reservoirs with terrestrial mobile laser scanner and it is jointly developed with Duke Energy. Another project, starting in 2014, is jointly developed with Finish Geodetic Institute and it is focused on the use of light hyperspectral cameras, carried by Unmanned Airborne Vehicle, for mapping rain forest biodiversity and its change in Brazil.
Unesp Photogrammetric Group has developed its own software for several tasks, such as camera calibration, matching, Digital Surface Model Generation, automatic target location, and many other tasks.