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

22 Sep 2019

GEO Ministerial Summit

As a Program Board member of theGroup on Earth Observations (GEO) , I would like to thank all colleagues from all over the world who contributed for the 2020-2022 GEO Work Programme. Thedraft of the 2020-2022 GEO Work Programme is available. In addition to this summary document, you can download the full implementation plans for each proposed activity on ourwebsite. Details at

16 Sep 2019

P14 pre-event Drone hackathon

Hi all

In the name of cross-RDA collaboration I'm hoping you'll find this event interesting and appealing enough to join us, but even if not, your students might be interested and/or see this as a way to partialy fund attending P14

The drone data IG is hosting a pre-event hackathon working on the LANDRS project where amoungst other things we're working on creating an ontology for drone data, and building an OpenAPI sepecification for creating a Restful API for building linked data native drone data applications

10 Sep 2019

Program and Webinar connection details for the Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment (AGSE) conference, Stuttgart

The Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment (AGSE 2019) conference will take place from 11-14 September in Stuttgart, Germany. Co-organised by Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, the ICA Commission on SDI and Standards and the Laboratory for interoperable, and open source Geospatial Software, Data and Standards (HFT ICA-OSGeo-Lab).
This year's event will focus on the following topics
- Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and Crowdsourcing
- Earth Observation

29 Aug 2019

Please join the session on FOSS4G EO Data Challenge 2019 results on 30th August 2019

Some of the presentations from yesterday’s sessions at FOSS4G 2019 are already available at
You can watch the live presentations of the plenary and various parallel sessions at the links provided at

26 Aug 2019

Live streaming of FOSS4G 2019

I would like to thank all LOC volunteers of FOSS4G 2019 [1] for making possible  the live streaming of all 11 parallel tracks and the plenary sessions following these links at and
Each talk will be recorded and published in the week following the conference and made available atTIB AV-Portal.

25 Aug 2019

EO and the World's Indigenous Peoples

Dear colleagues,
It is sad to read the news of the fires in the Amazon rainforest. It has serious implications for people who call the basin home and for the millions of species of plants and animals that live there. The Amazon rainforest is one of the world's greatest, natural assets when it comes to tackling the problem of climate change.

24 Aug 2019

Academic Track FOSS4G 2019

Following the established tradition of FOSS4G conferences, at the 2019 edition [1], an Academic Track ran in parallel with the General Track. 
Thank you to the chairs Andreea Florentina Marin (University of Bucharest, Romania) and Maria Antonia Brovelli ( Politecnico di Milano, Italy), all members of the Academic Committee, reviewers and authors for making this possible. This is great contributions for expanding Open Geospatial Science.

14 Aug 2019

Invitation to GeoForAll

Dear colleagues,
I am grateful to all colleagues working for bridging the geospatial digital divide [1] .  We are planning GeoForAll meeting on 28th August 2019 (Wednesday)  18:00-19:30 (Bucharest time) at FOSS4G 2019 [2],[3]  to discuss and plan ideas for the future. It will be similar to FOSS4G 2018 GeoForAll meeting [4] and aimed  to bring together colleagues  from around the world to plan ideas for expanding Open Principles in Science and Education.

10 Aug 2019

Bridging the Geospatial Digital Divide

Dear colleagues,
In July 2019, colleagues at theRegional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)  organised successful training program in Open Source Tools, Data and Applications. Participants from  Eswatini Kingdom, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Zambia and Zimbabwe were given training in Open Source Tools, Data and Applications. 
Details at