Geospatial IG

IG

Group details

Case Statement: 
IG Established
 

The Geospatial Interest Group is a domain oriented interest group to coordinate and build synergies on topics related to geospatial data. Though there has been lot of   developments and advances in geo data collection through mobile communications, sensor platforms, spatial search, and pervasive computing but still, the inter-disciplinary research needed to transform raw data into useful intelligence, to improve the planet's environmental, economic and societal well being, remains constrained by a range of barriers - disciplinary, organisational, historical, and a non-existent or non-rigorous approach to quantifying uncertainty in collected datasets. 

 



Recent Activity

14 Aug 2019

Invitation to GeoForAll

Dear colleagues,
I am grateful to all colleagues working for bridging the geospatial digital divide [1] .  We are planning GeoForAll meeting on 28th August 2019 (Wednesday)  18:00-19:30 (Bucharest time) at FOSS4G 2019 [2],[3]  to discuss and plan ideas for the future. It will be similar to FOSS4G 2018 GeoForAll meeting [4] and aimed  to bring together colleagues  from around the world to plan ideas for expanding Open Principles in Science and Education.

10 Aug 2019

Bridging the Geospatial Digital Divide

Dear colleagues,
In July 2019, colleagues at theRegional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)  organised successful training program in Open Source Tools, Data and Applications. Participants from  Eswatini Kingdom, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Zambia and Zimbabwe were given training in Open Source Tools, Data and Applications. 
Details athttps://www.rcmrd.org/training-on-open-source-tools-data-and-application...

07 Aug 2019

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial highlights the value of open data and Earth observations

GEO session at FOSS4G 2019 [1]  might be interest. It is a great opportunity to learn more about  GEO [2], the GEO Work Programme and explore potential avenues for collaboration.
Details at https://www.earthobservations.org/geo_blog_obs.php?id=370
Best wishes,
Suchith 
[1]https://2019.foss4g.org
[2]https://www.earthobservations.org

03 Aug 2019

GeoForAll meeting at FOSS4G 2019

GeoForAll is committed to provide geoeducation and Digital economy opportunities to all.  We are planning GeoForAll meeting on Wednesday 28th August 2019 (Wednesday)  18:00-19:30 (Bucharest time) at FOSS4G 2019 [1],[2]  to discuss and plan ideas for the future. It will be similar to FOSS4G 2018 GeoForAll meeting [3] and aimed  to bring together colleagues  from around the world to plan ideas for expanding Open Principles in Science and Education.

 

22 Jul 2019

Bridging the Geospatial Digital Divide

Digital Earth Africa [1][2] will transform the continent’s capacity to process and analyze satellite data for better decision making across many areas, including water, forest and coastal resource management, agriculture, and urban development. This is a good example of Bridging the Geospatial Digital Divide . I am grateful to all colleagues working on this excellent initiative.

24 Jun 2019

Plenary 14 Session Submission Deadline Is Thursday!

With Plenary 14 (P14) scheduled to occur from October 23-25, the deadline for session submission is this Thursday, 27 June at 16:00 UTC.

Submissions for meeting sessions are open to working groups, interest groups, joint groups and birds of feather (BoF) meetings.

Please note, however, submissions are accepted from group chairs only. If you submit a session request for a group, please notify the other chairs of that group.

01 Jun 2019

World Meteorological Organization reform

Might be of interest to some. WMO Reform aims has been published. The reform aims to coordinate systems of observation and data management, to standardize observations and measurements, to provide mechanisms for engaging with partners beyond the WMO community and to harmonize services for decision making and socioeconomic benefits.