Geospatial 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

16 Apr 2019

EU Funds - ESoWC 2019 launches new challenges in collaboration with ECMWF deadline 21st April


ECMWF presents the second Edition of the ECMWF’s Summer of Weather Code (ESoWC) 2019, an initiative to promote innovative weather-related open-source software. Developers from all over the world are invited to submit a proposal to solve one of the new challenges addressed by ECMWF’s mentors this year. Only the five best submissions will win £5000 each and the opportunity to develop their projects under the umbrella of ECMWF expertise.

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19 Mar 2019

Open Agricultural Technology Hackathon: after RDA P13

Dear Colleagues,
I kindly invite you to consider the upcoming Open Agricultural Technology
Hackathon that will be taking place at the USDA-ARS Agricultural Research
Center in Beltsville, Maryland -- conveniently right after RDA P13 (April
4-5) and relatively close in location (2.5 hours away, accessible by
train). There has been a lot of specific discussion around the use of
geospatial data and geospatial technologies during the Hackathon that may
be particularly of interest to this group.

19 Feb 2019

Digital Earth Africa

Digital Earth Africa will transform the continent's capacity to process and analyse satellite data for better decision making across many areas, including water, forest and coastal resource management, agriculture, and urban development supporting the sustainable development of Africa, improving the lives of every African citizen.


12 Feb 2019

FYI: GRASS GIS project survey on repositories and identifiers

Dear all,
FYI, the GRASS GIS project is currently undertaking a survey, regarding the migration of its repositories and access methods (ORCID and other IDs) which might be of interest to some of you (the deadline was just extended).


From: Markus Neteler <***@***.***>
Subject: [GRASS-user] Survey: GRASS GIS migration to git

Dear all,

Time has come to also move the GRASS GIS development from SVN to git.

02 Jan 2019

Earth Observations for Conservation and Biodiversity applications

Happy New Year 2019. 


The United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment states: “ecosystems are critical to human well being - to our health, our prosperity, our security, and to our social and cultural identity.” Conservation and biodiversity management play important roles in maintaining healthy ecosystems. Earth observations can help with these efforts.