status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Peter Baumann, Seraphim Alvanides, Andrea Perego, Chris Pettit

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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. 

 

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03
July
2020

Re: State of the Map 2020

by Suchith Anand

This article in BBC might be of interest https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52650856 State of the Map 2020 online (July 4 - 5, 2020) might be good opportunity to learn more about the world’s largest mapping community. OpenStreetMap powers map data on thousands of web sites, mobile apps, and hardware devices. OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers from all over the world. Best wishes, Suchith On Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 20:52:51 BST, Suchith Anand wrote:
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01
July
2020

State of the Map 2020

by Suchith Anand

The State of the Map (SotM) conference is the annual, international conference of OpenStreetMap. State of the Map 2020 is taking place online this year  WHERE? Online Conference.  Free of charge.  No registration. WHEN? July 4 - 5, 2020 The conference program is available athttps://2020.stateofthemap.org/programme/ Details at https://2020.stateofthemap.org Best wishes, Suchith
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29
June
2020

Ethical dimensions of Digital Feudalism in Agriculture

by Suchith Anand

The increasing use of digital technology in agriculture has marked the start of a major transformation: Better services and products, innovations, enhanced decision making and increased profitability and productivity. But do small holder farmers really benefit equally, or even at all, from the benefits of data sharing? Moreover, do all stakeholders in the agricultural sector have the same access and control to these insights? What concerns do farmers have on such issues as data ownership, access and control, security and privacy?[1] 
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28
June
2020

CEOS Earth Observation Training Resources

by Suchith Anand

The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) is composed of the all the major space agencies.CEOS ensures international coordination of civil space-based Earth observation programs and promotes exchange of data to optimize societal benefit and inform decision making for securing a prosperous and sustainable future for humankind.  Details at http://ceos.org
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24
June
2020

FOSS4G UK Online 2020 Slides and Recordings now available

by Suchith Anand

The Slides and recordings from FOSS4G UK 2020 organised by volunteers of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation’s UK Chapter OSGeo:UK are at https://uk.osgeo.org/foss4gukonline2020/sessions.html and  http://www.youtube.com/c/FOSS4GUK Participants from over 75 countries attended the online conference on 17th June 2020. I thank all volunteers of OSGeo:UK for their work and efforts that made this possible.
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24
June
2020

Meet the winning teams from the GEO Indigenous Hack4Covid Event

by Suchith Anand

The Group on Earth Observations is proud to announce the winning teams from the GEO Indigenous Hack4Covid [1]. From June 5-7 teams joined the GEO Indigenous Alliance and Indigenous leaders and communities from around the world to produce solutions to crowdsourced challenges developed through a process of co-design. More information about the Hackathon can be foundhere. A big thank you to the GEO Indigenous Alliance and to all the Indigenous leaders who participated in the hackathon and co-designed a challenge and all mentors.
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14
June
2020

ICIMOD’s initiative on Empowering women in geospatial information technology

by Suchith Anand

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has been organizing the "Empowering women in geospatial information technology" training under its SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) Initiative for the past two years. The training course, extended exclusively to young women from Nepal, provides them with theoretical as well as practical knowledge in the use of EO data and GIT using real-world examples from the HKH region.
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14
June
2020

Join us for online GEO Virtual Symposium 2020

by Suchith Anand

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is turning Earth observation data and information into knowledge for action. GEO is a partnership of more than 100 national governments and in excess of 100 Participating Organizations that envisions a future where decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations. The GEO Virtual Symposium 2020 will be held this week (15-19 June, 2020). Details athttp://earthobservations.org/symposium2020.php 
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10
June
2020

FedGeoDay 2020

by Suchith Anand

Open Source Geospatial in the Federal Government (FedGeoDay 2020) on June 11th and June12th might be of interest. Details at https://fedgeo.us Best wishes, Suchith
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06
June
2020

FOSS4G UK Online 2020 on 17th June 2020

by Suchith Anand

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation’s UK ChapterOSGeo:UK are running a free one day online FOSS4G event on 17th June 2020. This is open to everyone globally, so please join. Details at https://uk.osgeo.org/foss4gukonline2020/ Draft Programme is athttps://uk.osgeo.org/foss4gukonline2020/programme.html I thank all volunteers of OSGeo UK chapter and the organising team for their work and efforts for making this possible.
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