IG Geospatial RDA 8th Plenary meeting

Meeting title: Meeting of Geospatial IG

Please give a short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group

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. 

Please provide additional links to informative material related to your group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc

https://rd-alliance.org/group/geospatial-ig/case-statement/charter-geosp...

Please list the meeting objectives

The meeting objectives are to :

* Discuss Ideas for starting new WGs (eg in Transport Data)
* Discussions on Open Geospatial Science - Vision 2030
* Plan next steps from OpenCitySmart and UrbanGeoBigData workshop
* Ideas for Training programs for Geospatial Data Science

Meeting agenda

This meeting aims to build upon our previous meetings and draft agenda below
* Updates on Geospatial IG
* Ideas for new WGs (eg in Transport Data)
* Discussions on Open Geospatial Science - Vision 2030
* Summary from OpenCitySmart and UrbanGeoBigData workshop
* 2- 3 short presentations to be finalised on Geo Big Data
* Ideas for Training programs for Geospatial Data Science
* Ideas for specific actions in Geospatial IG 

Audience: Please specify who is your target audience and how they should prepare for the meeting

Colleagues from all disciplines who have interest in location aspects of data are welcome to join the meeting. Those interested can look at our website to an idea of the current activities of the IG and propose ideas for contributing.

Group chair serving as contact person: Suchith Anand