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

09 Dec 2019

How can more students from economically poor families also get opportunity to study in UK Geography departments?

Dear colleagues,
I would like to learn more on the admissions and procedures in UK geography departments[1],[2]
- Why are students from economically poor families in the UK not getting more opportunity to study Geography in Geography departments in the UK ?
- How can we ensure more students from economically poor families can also get opportunity to study in UK Geography departments?
- How can UK geography departments help in reducing UK’s extreme wealth inequality? 

06 Dec 2019

RDA Plenary 15 Announcements - Registration And Calls For Co-Located Events And Posters Now Open


RDA is excited to announce several important pieces of information related to RDA Plenary 15: Data for Real-World Impact, which will be held from 18-20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, MCEC (   This event will be hosted by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) with the support of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC).

03 Dec 2019

ESA ministers commit to biggest ever budget

Good news from the ESA Ministerial Council meeting, held in Seville last week. For the first time in 25 years, there will be a significant boost in funding for ESA’s world-class and inspirational science programme
Details at
This is good news for the GEO community [1] [2]. I thank all governments for their support for Space Science and Earth Observation. 
Best wishes,

03 Dec 2019


This might be of interest to those doing research in AgriGIS.
12th International Conference on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Health Care and Life Sciences (SWAT4HCLS)  is taking place in Edinburgh, next week (Dec 9-12, 2019). It is a great opportunity for presenting and discussing novel ideas, experiences and issues in the application of semantic and web technologies in the biomedical domain at large. Details at

28 Nov 2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

Dear RDA members, 


RDA's 15th Plenary meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 March 2020 


The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC.

21 Nov 2019

AGILE Reproducible Paper guidelines

The Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) developmentsmight be of interest.
For the first time, the 2020 AGILE Conference [1] will support and encourage high transparency and reproducibility of research submissions. The AGILE Reproducible Paper guidelines at
Best wishes,

16 Nov 2019

Open Science

The following initiatives might be of interest to some.
The report on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science (2019) by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides recommendations to researchers, academic institutions, journals, and funders on steps they can take to improve reproducibility and replicability in science. Details at

12 Nov 2019

Fw: ISPRS Forum on Openness and Innovation in Geomatics and Earth Observation

----- Forwarded message ----- From: Serena Coetzee To: OSGeo Discussions <***@***.***>Sent: Monday, 11 November 2019, 21:27:20 GMTSubject: [OSGeo-Discuss] ISPRS Forum on Openness and Innovation in Geomatics and Earth Observation
Dear all,
Maria and I are organizing a one-day Forum on Openness and Innovation in Geomatics and Earth Observation at the XXIV ISPRS CONGRESS 2020, 14-20 June 2020, Nice, France.