Geospatial IG


Group details

Case Statement: 
IG Established

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. 


Recent Activity

16 Sep 2018

The Open Revolution Book

This book might be of interest. Details below.


Best wishes,





The Open Revolution: Rewriting the Rules of the Information Age

by Rufus Pollock


About the Book: 


The Open Revolution Book

An Open World, A World In Which Information Is Openly And Freely Available To Us All


16 Sep 2018

Change Detection for Land Cover Mapping: An Upcoming Open, Online Advanced NASA Remote Sensing Training

This might be of interest to some…


NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) will be providing a webinar series in September on using using satellite imagery to map changes in land cover.


29 Jul 2018

Hackathon on Mobile Apps - Help the Citizen Science community to become more efficient in app development

This might of interest to some.  Citizen Science COST Action are organizing a hackathon on mobile app development by students within this Action. The hackathon will span a two months period over the summer of 2018 and the winning teams could present their efforts and results at the OGRS symposium in Lugano in October.


Details at 

29 Jul 2018

FOSS4G 2018 Travel Grants

FOSS4G 2018 LOC are holding a second round of grants specifically designed to support a diversity of participation at our FOSS4G 2018 conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. If you would benefit from financial assistance we encourage you to apply. We are particularly interested in welcome African women to the event. We will provide free registration, lodging and if needed, up to $200 USD to support your travel to Dar es Salaam. You are part of the future of open geospatial so come join us August 29-31st for these FOSS4G and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap (HOT) conferences.


24 Jul 2018

AGU sessions seeking abstracts from wondrous ESSI/Geospatial people

Dear colleagues,
For your consideration by 1 August 2018, these sessions seeking abstracts from wondrous ESSI/Geospatial-IG people for the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting in Washington, DC, USA from 10-14 December.
T023: “Geospatial Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning in Earth Sciences”

05 Jul 2018

The World Challenge Finland 2018

The purpose of The World Challenge is to bring the world closer together through innovative solutions that we each build and then collectively share with each other. Open source solutions serving your community needs, can then benefit every other city! Almost every city needs the same data management tools as every other city. If cities were to share their solutions with each other, this would multiply their investment by the number of cities participating, massively increasing Earth’s collective productivity for livability on planet Earth.


05 Jul 2018

Details needed on MapX - The open-source, UN-backed geospatial data provider and viewer

Hi all,

I am interested to learn more about  MapX - The only open-source, UN-backed geospatial data provider and viewer. Details at


I came across some amazing work they are doing and I am interested to know more details on this and  related initiatives like the UNBiodiversity lab 


24 Jun 2018

Geospatial Data for SDGs: SciDataCon Abstracts due Monday, 6/25

Dear Colleagues,
Do you use Geospatial data and information in applications that pertain to
the Sustainable Development Goals? Please consider sharing your work at
SciDataCon. Submit an abstract to session #207: Sustainable Development
Goals Data at the Subnational Level
for the opportunity to
present during International Data Week in Gaborone, Botswana November 5-8.
We are looking forward to an interesting session on addressing data gaps
within the SDGs. There is particular interest in opportunities for

11 Jun 2018

The Rise of African Mapping Technologies

Interesting article on The Rise of African Mapping Technologies at


With FOSS4G and geoeducation expanding in Africa , we will see more rapid rise in African leadership in Mapping and technology. FOSS4G 2018 in Tanzania will be a great opportunity for this


The theme for FOSS4G 2018 is “Leave No-One Behind”. 


Best wishes,