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

21 Nov 2017

New Masters of City Analytics

Hi All,
I am pleased to announce the enrolment for the first intake into UNSW's Masters of City Analytics (MCA) is now open. Core courses include Programmable Cities, GIS and Urban Informatics, Digital Cities, Geodesign, Geocomputation and Urban Data Visualisation. A lot of courses and content will be based on open source technologies including our recently launch CityData platform which has been developed on Geonode.

18 Sep 2017

“R programming language to manage metadata, data complying with OGC standards and controlled vocabularies: the case of Tuna Fisheries”

Dear IG's / WG's,

We would like to invite you to an RDA related event that we believe to be relevant to your activities; “R programming language to manage metadata and data by complying with OGC (EML, CF conventions) standards and controlled vocabularies: the case of Tuna Fisheries” .

When: Tuesday 19 September 2017, from 11:30 to 13:00 local time

Where: room: Mansfield 10, RDA Plenary Meeting, Montreal, Canada

10 Sep 2017

Remote connecting details for joining Geospatial IG meetings @ RDA10

The Geospatial IG will be  meeting  at Montreal to keep building ideas for the global research agenda for Geospatial Data Science .

The agenda and online connecting details at  

Please note one more important presentation  is now added to the agenda

06 Apr 2017

Geospatial IG @ RDA P9: Meeting slides

Dear colleagues,
This is to let you know that the slides of the Geospatial IG meeting at RDA P9 are now available from the meeting page:
(Just scroll down to the end of the page)
Andrea Perego, Ph.D.
Scientific / Technical Project Officer
European Commission DG JRC
Directorate B - Growth and Innovation
Unit B6 - Digital Economy

31 Mar 2017

Remote connecting details for meeting to build global research agenda for Geospatial Data Science -5th April 2017

The Geospatial IG of the Research Data Alliance will be meeting in Barcelona on 16:00-17:30  (Barcelona time) on  5th April 2017 to keep building ideas for the global research agenda for Geospatial Data Science.I am pleased to send the final meeting agenda and invite you to join.

The meeting objectives :

30 Mar 2017

Re: Agenda for Joint IG Session Thursday April 6, 14:00-15:30

FYI pls see below
Dr. Peter Baumann
- Professor of Computer Science, Jacobs University Bremen
mail: ***@***.***
tel: +49-421-200-3178, fax: +49-421-200-493178
- Executive Director, rasdaman GmbH Bremen (HRB 26793), mail: ***@***.***

14 Mar 2017


My name is Dewayne Branch.
I need a letter of support from this group as I am submitting my fellowship
application where I want to be a part of this group and the health data
I want to become an expert in linking environmental data, health data from
sensors, drones, or any other disparate systems for a data intelligence or
data fusion that can lead to better predictive analytics or at least set-up
a virtual geospatial library/data center that could support such.