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

15 Dec 2018

How can we enable Spatial Education Teacher Training programs globally?

GeoForAll community  thank and congratulate Sergio Acosta Y Lara and all our colleagues in Uruguay on the excellent student  projects competition  that was successfully done. Many congratulations to all teachers and students who took part in this competition.


15 Dec 2018

Call for proposals for 2020-2022 GEO Work Programme

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is an intergovernmental partnership that improves the availability, access and use of Earth observations for a sustainable planet. GEO promotes open, coordinated and sustained data sharing and infrastructure for better research, policy making, decisions and action across many disciplines. The GEO community focuses on three global priority engagement areas: the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.


13 Dec 2018

Advanced mapping of urban population patterns in sub-Saharan Africa

Came across this free conference and workshop. Details below.


Conference and a workshop will be organized in Nairobi, Kenya, both to present and discuss the scientific results of the Modelling and forecasting African Urban Population Patterns for vulnerability and health assessments (MAUPP) project and to demonstrate the potentialities of the developed datasets. Details at


24 Nov 2018

Protected Planet Report 2018 out for UN Biodiversity COP14

The Protected Planet Report 2018 informs about the actual status of the world’s protected areas, is available in digital format for the present COP14 of the UN Convention Biological Diversity (CBD).  The Protected Planet Report 2018 - Tracking progress towards global targets for protected areas report is available at 


19 Nov 2018

We need to speak for the voiceless to improve conservation efforts around the world

UN Member States of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are now meeting for the 14th Conference of Parties (COP-14) in Egypt. My greetings to all colleagues who are sharing their great work at COP-14. Please share this information with the members of your COP 14 delegation and encourage them to attend. Details below.


Innovative Solutions and Technologies for Conservation 

Sunday 25 Nov. 2018, 1:15pm

17 Nov 2018

Over 50 Open Source GIScience Repositories on GitHub

Another great gift from our colleagues at the  GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University in Germany who have shared their GIScience github repository which contains now already over 50 open source repositories and it’s still growing. Details at

14 Nov 2018

Happy Geography Awareness Week to everyone

Happy Geography Awareness Week to everyone. I would like to  share a great video compilation by Nicera Kimani that I came across. Nicera is a young woman from Kibera helping informal settlement in data collection and mapping. FOSS4G was her first time ever interacting with other colleagues in the geospatial community across the world. This video is what she made using her phone, and was produced by phone! GeoForAll community thanks Nicera Kimani for her wonderful gift to the global community.

12 Nov 2018

FOSS4G SOTM Oceania 2018 - November 20-23, 2018

The University of Melbourne is home to Australia’s first Open Source Geospatial Laboratory [1]. On behalf of GeoForAll community, I want to thank all our colleagues at the University of Melbourne and all other organisations for FOSS4G SOTM Oceania 2018 (November 20-23, 2018). For the first time, the FOSS4G and OpenStreetMap communities of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands are gathering for 4 incredible days of exploring open source geospatial tech & open data.


12 Nov 2018

Transactions in GIS  Special Issue "Open Source Geospatial Science, Software and Education”

Our GeoForAll colleagues are working on a  new Transaction in GIS  Special Issue "Open Source Geospatial Science, Software and Education”.  Please submit your latest research in Open Geospatial Science to this special issue. The deadline for abstract submissions is  15 February 2019. More details at