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

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.