AgriGIS workshop 2014

11 Jul 2014

We are pleased to inform that half day AgriGIS workshop 2014 will be held at OSGIS 2014 on 3rd Sep 2014. The AgriGIS workshop is organised by
Didier G. Leibovici, Suchith Anand, Jeremy Morley, Mike Jackson (Nottingham Geospatial Institute), Tuong Thuy Vu (University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus), Sean Mayes, Rumiana Ray, Charlie Hodgman (Plant sciences, University of Nottingham).
Workshop Focus
Geospatial information has been playing an important role in agricultural research and practice, especially from Earth Observation systems and data processing. Geospatial analysis and modelling have also proved to be efficient tools for agricultural planning and management. Rapid developments in technologies for the collection and dissemination of information, such as positioning, broadband mobile communications, sensor platforms and sensor-web enablement, spatial search and pervasive computing, are fundamentally changing the access to and use of location-based data in agriculture. In addition to providing more opportunities for expanding the applications, this advancement also creates new avenues for multi-disciplinary research and practices in the use of GIS in agriculture research.
The GRASP initiative at the University of Nottingham with the GRASP-GFS project, “Geospatial Resources for Agricultural Species and Pests with integrated workflow modelling to support Global Food Security:a prototype”,funded by BBSRC will present its current achievements in relation to open source, open standard and open data in crop modelling and other related issues. Details at
The AgriGIS 2014 workshop will focus on state-of-art use of geo‐information and geospatial technologies in agricultural research and practice, and highlight current developments and experiences within and Open Source and Open Data context with the aim to:
* bring together industry, academic and private and public sector researchers with relevant expertise in both geospatial technologies and agriculture to exchange knowledge on strategies for AgriGIS research
* understand current developments in use of geospatial technologies in agricultural research
* demonstrate current work at the University of Nottingham in this theme, in particular the GRASP project
* provide a platform to network and develop ideas for future collaborative work in AgriGIS
* act as a focus for AgriGIS research and development and plan proposals and strategies to secure funding for a future road map
AgriGIS Workshop Presentations include
* "GRASP initiative, Geospatial Resource for Agricultural Species, pests and Pathogens with integrated workflow modelling to support Global Food Security" - Didier Leibovici
* "Open Source & Open Standards: the GRASP platform" - Sam Meek
* "GeoGermplasmDB and visualisation of genetic variation: a Bambara groundnut case study"- Roberto Santos
There will be round table discussion on "Interoperability & e-enabled research for crop modelling and related agriculture issues" and we welcome those interested to contribute to the Round Table to email ***@***.***
Full program at
We look forward to see you for AgriGIS 2014 workshop.
Best wishes,
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