Recent Activity: Geospatial IG

16 May 2018

GeoDa- An Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis

This workbook for GeoDa might be of wider interest.


GeoDa is a free and open source software tool that serves as an introduction to spatial data analysis. It is designed to facilitate new insights from data analysis by exploring and modeling spatial patterns.


I am very grateful to Luc Anselin and all colleagues who made this amazing resources possible and sharing these for the wider community.



Details at


Best wishes,


16 May 2018

Africa Regional Data Cube

The Africa Regional Data Cube was formally launched last week at a high-level event in Nairobi, Kenya, is a new tool that harnesses the latest Earth observation and satellite technology to help Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Tanzania address food security as well as issues relating to agriculture, deforestation, and water access.



27 Apr 2018

The Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Symposium 2018 - “Open Science in Practice”

The Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Symposiums are biannual meetings of the OGRS community dedicated to sharing knowledge, new solutions, methods, practices, ideas and trends in the field of geospatial information through the development and the use of free and open source software in both research and education.

31 Mar 2018

EGU 2018: Scientific freedom -> OSGeo Townhall: Open Science demystified

Dear list,
picking up on the exchange between Dawn and Suchith, I would like to invite everybody attending this years EGU General Assembly in Vienna ( to participate in the discussion at the Townhall meeting TM8 "OSGeo Townhall: Open Science demystified" ( Tue, 10 Apr, 19:00–20:00 / Room 2.31). Details about the Twonhall here:
Best regards,

30 Mar 2018

Re: [rda-geospatial-ig] Open Letter on the Importance of scientific freedom and the...

I appreciate the sentiment and passion here, but it is just a marketing slogan, I don't think anyone really believes this challenges who 'owns' spatial science.
(I don't personally think it is a very good slogan either, since I would like my GIS to also address 'when' and 'what', and ideally sometime soon also 'how' and 'why'.)
I think the best way to address this kind of challenge is to come up with a better tag line.
OSGeo: 'where science is free' perhaps ;-)
Mark Gahegan

29 Mar 2018

Fw: NASA/ESA training in Croatia on Remote Sensing applications to Land Cover/Land Use Change (including a session on Sentinel data use for forestry and crop mapping)

This NASA/ESA training might be of wider interest .For queries about the course, please refer to Prof. Stych (***@***.***)  Details of RUS at
PS: I am also happy to note that this training is happening in University of Zagreb. I had the pleasure to meet and share ideas with our colleagues there  some years back 

24 Mar 2018

Open Letter on the Importance of scientific freedom and the public good

Dear colleagues,

Scientific freedom is essential to the advancement of human knowledge for the benefit of all. Scientific freedom is the freedom to engage in scientific inquiry, pursue and apply knowledge, and communicate openly. Scientific freedom is considered to be an essential prerequisite for research independence and legitimacy. In times of alarming  increase in  fake news and marketing gimmicks , critical thinking is an important skill that is needed for everyone. Scientists and educators need to  champion values such as scientific freedom and the public good.  


20 Jan 2018

Re: [rda-geospatial-ig] R: [rda-geospatial-ig] R: [rda-geospatial-ig] Geospatial IG -...

Hi all, I also think that although it is very useful to have conference
calls between meetings, the WG has to have F2F meetings at the RDA meetings
as well. It really isn't an RDA WG otherwise. The option, which may take
some time, is to raise some funds for the activity. But the larger question
appears to be chair(s) of the IG itself, and then also the formation of one
or more WGs.

20 Jan 2018

R: [rda-geospatial-ig] R: [rda-geospatial-ig] Geospatial IG - champions needed for...

Thanks Suchith
I think that this information could be relevant for everybody. Let us see if others show them up and in case we can discuss about it.
Have a good weekend!
Inviato dal mio dispositivo Samsung
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Data: 20/01/18 13:47 (GMT+01:00)
A: maria <***@***.***>
Cc: Daniele Oxoli <***@***.***>
Oggetto: Re: [rda-geospatial-ig] R: [rda-geospatial-ig] Geospatial IG - champions needed for...

20 Jan 2018

R: [rda-geospatial-ig] Geospatial IG - champions needed for taking forward

Dear Suchith
I write you privately to have more pieces of information. A young researcher working with me can cover considering his talent and enthusiasm, this role. But I know that there are at least two events every year and registration and travel cost can be a problem. Are there special conditions oe support for people involved in leading the groups?
This is very crucial for his involvement, as he doesn't have funds for attending events...
Many thanks and best regards!
Inviato dal mio dispositivo Samsung

21 Nov 2017

New Masters of City Analytics

Hi All,
I am pleased to announce the enrolment for the first intake into UNSW's Masters of City Analytics (MCA) is now open. Core courses include Programmable Cities, GIS and Urban Informatics, Digital Cities, Geodesign, Geocomputation and Urban Data Visualisation. A lot of courses and content will be based on open source technologies including our recently launch CityData platform which has been developed on Geonode.

18 Sep 2017

“R programming language to manage metadata, data complying with OGC standards and controlled vocabularies: the case of Tuna Fisheries”

Dear IG's / WG's,

We would like to invite you to an RDA related event that we believe to be relevant to your activities; “R programming language to manage metadata and data by complying with OGC (EML, CF conventions) standards and controlled vocabularies: the case of Tuna Fisheries” .

When: Tuesday 19 September 2017, from 11:30 to 13:00 local time

Where: room: Mansfield 10, RDA Plenary Meeting, Montreal, Canada

10 Sep 2017

Remote connecting details for joining Geospatial IG meetings @ RDA10

The Geospatial IG will be  meeting  at Montreal to keep building ideas for the global research agenda for Geospatial Data Science .

The agenda and online connecting details at  

Please note one more important presentation  is now added to the agenda

06 Apr 2017

Geospatial IG @ RDA P9: Meeting slides

Dear colleagues,
This is to let you know that the slides of the Geospatial IG meeting at RDA P9 are now available from the meeting page:
(Just scroll down to the end of the page)
Andrea Perego, Ph.D.
Scientific / Technical Project Officer
European Commission DG JRC
Directorate B - Growth and Innovation
Unit B6 - Digital Economy