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

24 Jan 2020

International Day of Education

Dear colleagues,
Today is the International Day of Education and I wish to send my greetings to everyone. Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January asInternational Day of Education ), in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. Details at

22 Jan 2020

Fw: [GPSDD Partners] Launching the Open Data Day 2020 mini-grant scheme

- Show quoted text -From: Stephen Abbott Pugh <***@***.***>
Sent: 16 January 2020 23:04
To: ***@***.***
Subject: [GPSDD Partners] Launching the Open Data Day 2020 mini-grant scheme
Dear GPSDD partners,
The Open Knowledge Foundation is happy to announce the launch of the mini-grant scheme for Open Data Day 2020.
This scheme will provide small funds to support the organisation of open data-related events across the world on Saturday 7th March 2020.

21 Jan 2020

Call for Papers RGS-IBG 2020: Deep learning approaches in GIScience

Dear All
The organisers and the GIScience Research Group (GIScRG) of the Royal
Geographical Society invite researchers to submit 250-word abstracts for
presentation at the Deep learning approaches in GIScience session at the
RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2020.
January 31st, 2020.
## Instructions for Authors
Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words (excluding references)
for 15-minute presentations to ***@***.*** before January 31st,
## Organisers

17 Jan 2020

FOSS4G conference proceedings and presentation recordings

These FOSS4G proceedings resources might be useful starting from FOSS4G Nottingham
I am grateful to all colleagues  who worked on this over the years and made possible this wonderful gift for the global community.
Recordings from FOSS4G presentations are also made available thanks to  Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology.

15 Jan 2020

Fw: Online course materials published - GODAN Action Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition

This update from FAO colleagues on GODAN Action Open Data Management course materials have been fully published on gitbook at might be of interest . The content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0). It is also citable on Zenodo at

08 Jan 2020

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

Dear colleagues,
Came across an article on "Against all odds: how going to university changed my life" at 
In this article, Annaleigh Wynn says “You hear so many times that ‘education’s not for everyone’, but it actually is. Education is a right, not a privilege. Everyone has the right to be in the college, in that uni.” [1]

01 Jan 2020

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. 
10 years ago, GeoForAll idea started from very humble beginnings. GeoForAll is a simple idea powered by a global community who are all working for a selfless aim on providing Open Education opportunities for all. I am grateful to all colleagues globally who are volunteering and providing selfless work for Open Principles in Science and Education.
I am looking forward to the New Year and hope it will expand Open Education ideas worldwide.
I wish you all Happy New Year 2020.
Best wishes,

21 Dec 2019

Season’s Greetings

Dear colleagues,
I wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your support and contributions for Open Principles in Science and Education.
Access to quality education opportunities is everyone’s birthright. Open Education is a simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good. I am grateful to all of you for your contributions for making education opportunities available for everyone. Let us all work to bridge the digital divide and provide digital economy opportunities for everyone. 

21 Dec 2019

Fw: follow-up - Wageningen UR webinar cloud based agricultural modeling

This webinar recording might be of interest for those working in AgriGIS.
Best wishes,
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From: Lokers, Rob <***@***.***>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 at 16:37
Subject: follow-up - Wageningen UR webinar cloud based agricultural modeling
To: Lokers, Rob <***@***.***>
Dear participant,

17 Dec 2019

Fw: Webinar Cloud based Agro-Climatic Modelling

This webinar might be of interest to those in AgriGIS research. Details below.
Best wishes,
Dear colleague,
Wageningen University & Research invites you to join a webinar that presents our work on cloud based agro-climatic modelling, on the 19th of December 2019 at 11:00 am (UTC+1). We have used a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) to develop and deploy agronomic models and algorithms, and to run these in the cloud.