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

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!
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Da: suchith <***@***.***>
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!
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