Recent Activity: Geospatial IG

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

07 Aug 2019

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial highlights the value of open data and Earth observations

GEO session at FOSS4G 2019 [1]  might be interest. It is a great opportunity to learn more about  GEO [2], the GEO Work Programme and explore potential avenues for collaboration.
Details at
Best wishes,

03 Aug 2019

GeoForAll meeting at FOSS4G 2019

GeoForAll is committed to provide geoeducation and Digital economy opportunities to all.  We are planning GeoForAll meeting on Wednesday 28th August 2019 (Wednesday)  18:00-19:30 (Bucharest time) at FOSS4G 2019 [1],[2]  to discuss and plan ideas for the future. It will be similar to FOSS4G 2018 GeoForAll meeting [3] and aimed  to bring together colleagues  from around the world to plan ideas for expanding Open Principles in Science and Education.


22 Jul 2019

Bridging the Geospatial Digital Divide

Digital Earth Africa [1][2] will transform the continent’s capacity to process and analyze satellite data for better decision making across many areas, including water, forest and coastal resource management, agriculture, and urban development. This is a good example of Bridging the Geospatial Digital Divide . I am grateful to all colleagues working on this excellent initiative.

24 Jun 2019

Plenary 14 Session Submission Deadline Is Thursday!

With Plenary 14 (P14) scheduled to occur from October 23-25, the deadline for session submission is this Thursday, 27 June at 16:00 UTC.

Submissions for meeting sessions are open to working groups, interest groups, joint groups and birds of feather (BoF) meetings.

Please note, however, submissions are accepted from group chairs only. If you submit a session request for a group, please notify the other chairs of that group.

01 Jun 2019

World Meteorological Organization reform

Might be of interest to some. WMO Reform aims has been published. The reform aims to coordinate systems of observation and data management, to standardize observations and measurements, to provide mechanisms for engaging with partners beyond the WMO community and to harmonize services for decision making and socioeconomic benefits.

16 May 2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open!

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.

16 Apr 2019

EU Funds - ESoWC 2019 launches new challenges in collaboration with ECMWF deadline 21st April


ECMWF presents the second Edition of the ECMWF’s Summer of Weather Code (ESoWC) 2019, an initiative to promote innovative weather-related open-source software. Developers from all over the world are invited to submit a proposal to solve one of the new challenges addressed by ECMWF’s mentors this year. Only the five best submissions will win £5000 each and the opportunity to develop their projects under the umbrella of ECMWF expertise.

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19 Mar 2019

Open Agricultural Technology Hackathon: after RDA P13

Dear Colleagues,
I kindly invite you to consider the upcoming Open Agricultural Technology
Hackathon that will be taking place at the USDA-ARS Agricultural Research
Center in Beltsville, Maryland -- conveniently right after RDA P13 (April
4-5) and relatively close in location (2.5 hours away, accessible by
train). There has been a lot of specific discussion around the use of
geospatial data and geospatial technologies during the Hackathon that may
be particularly of interest to this group.