Recent Activity: Geospatial IG

24 Jan 2020

International Day of Education

Dear colleagues,
Today is the International Day of Education and I wish to send my greetings to everyone. Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January asInternational Day of Education ), in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. Details at

22 Jan 2020

Fw: [GPSDD Partners] Launching the Open Data Day 2020 mini-grant scheme

- Show quoted text -From: Stephen Abbott Pugh <***@***.***>
Sent: 16 January 2020 23:04
To: ***@***.***
Subject: [GPSDD Partners] Launching the Open Data Day 2020 mini-grant scheme
Dear GPSDD partners,
The Open Knowledge Foundation is happy to announce the launch of the mini-grant scheme for Open Data Day 2020.
This scheme will provide small funds to support the organisation of open data-related events across the world on Saturday 7th March 2020.

21 Jan 2020

Call for Papers RGS-IBG 2020: Deep learning approaches in GIScience

Dear All
The organisers and the GIScience Research Group (GIScRG) of the Royal
Geographical Society invite researchers to submit 250-word abstracts for
presentation at the Deep learning approaches in GIScience session at the
RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2020.
January 31st, 2020.
## Instructions for Authors
Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words (excluding references)
for 15-minute presentations to ***@***.*** before January 31st,
## Organisers

17 Jan 2020

FOSS4G conference proceedings and presentation recordings

These FOSS4G proceedings resources might be useful starting from FOSS4G Nottingham
I am grateful to all colleagues  who worked on this over the years and made possible this wonderful gift for the global community.
Recordings from FOSS4G presentations are also made available thanks to  Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology.

15 Jan 2020

Fw: Online course materials published - GODAN Action Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition

This update from FAO colleagues on GODAN Action Open Data Management course materials have been fully published on gitbook at might be of interest . The content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0). It is also citable on Zenodo at

08 Jan 2020

Re: How can more students from economically poor families also get opportunity to study in UK Geography departments?

Dear colleagues,
Came across an article on "Against all odds: how going to university changed my life" at 
In this article, Annaleigh Wynn says “You hear so many times that ‘education’s not for everyone’, but it actually is. Education is a right, not a privilege. Everyone has the right to be in the college, in that uni.” [1]

01 Jan 2020

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. 
10 years ago, GeoForAll idea started from very humble beginnings. GeoForAll is a simple idea powered by a global community who are all working for a selfless aim on providing Open Education opportunities for all. I am grateful to all colleagues globally who are volunteering and providing selfless work for Open Principles in Science and Education.
I am looking forward to the New Year and hope it will expand Open Education ideas worldwide.
I wish you all Happy New Year 2020.
Best wishes,

21 Dec 2019

Season’s Greetings

Dear colleagues,
I wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your support and contributions for Open Principles in Science and Education.
Access to quality education opportunities is everyone’s birthright. Open Education is a simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good. I am grateful to all of you for your contributions for making education opportunities available for everyone. Let us all work to bridge the digital divide and provide digital economy opportunities for everyone. 

21 Dec 2019

Fw: follow-up - Wageningen UR webinar cloud based agricultural modeling

This webinar recording might be of interest for those working in AgriGIS.
Best wishes,
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From: Lokers, Rob <***@***.***>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 at 16:37
Subject: follow-up - Wageningen UR webinar cloud based agricultural modeling
To: Lokers, Rob <***@***.***>
Dear participant,

17 Dec 2019

Fw: Webinar Cloud based Agro-Climatic Modelling

This webinar might be of interest to those in AgriGIS research. Details below.
Best wishes,
Dear colleague,
Wageningen University & Research invites you to join a webinar that presents our work on cloud based agro-climatic modelling, on the 19th of December 2019 at 11:00 am (UTC+1). We have used a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) to develop and deploy agronomic models and algorithms, and to run these in the cloud.

09 Dec 2019

How can more students from economically poor families also get opportunity to study in UK Geography departments?

Dear colleagues,
I would like to learn more on the admissions and procedures in UK geography departments[1],[2]
- Why are students from economically poor families in the UK not getting more opportunity to study Geography in Geography departments in the UK ?
- How can we ensure more students from economically poor families can also get opportunity to study in UK Geography departments?
- How can UK geography departments help in reducing UK’s extreme wealth inequality? 

06 Dec 2019

RDA Plenary 15 Announcements - Registration And Calls For Co-Located Events And Posters Now Open


RDA is excited to announce several important pieces of information related to RDA Plenary 15: Data for Real-World Impact, which will be held from 18-20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, MCEC (   This event will be hosted by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) with the support of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC).

03 Dec 2019

ESA ministers commit to biggest ever budget

Good news from the ESA Ministerial Council meeting, held in Seville last week. For the first time in 25 years, there will be a significant boost in funding for ESA’s world-class and inspirational science programme
Details at
This is good news for the GEO community [1] [2]. I thank all governments for their support for Space Science and Earth Observation. 
Best wishes,

03 Dec 2019


This might be of interest to those doing research in AgriGIS.
12th International Conference on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Health Care and Life Sciences (SWAT4HCLS)  is taking place in Edinburgh, next week (Dec 9-12, 2019). It is a great opportunity for presenting and discussing novel ideas, experiences and issues in the application of semantic and web technologies in the biomedical domain at large. Details at

28 Nov 2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

Dear RDA members, 


RDA's 15th Plenary meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 March 2020 


The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC.

21 Nov 2019

AGILE Reproducible Paper guidelines

The Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) developmentsmight be of interest.
For the first time, the 2020 AGILE Conference [1] will support and encourage high transparency and reproducibility of research submissions. The AGILE Reproducible Paper guidelines at
Best wishes,

16 Nov 2019

Open Science

The following initiatives might be of interest to some.
The report on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science (2019) by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides recommendations to researchers, academic institutions, journals, and funders on steps they can take to improve reproducibility and replicability in science. Details at