Geospatial IG

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

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 athttps://www.rcmrd.org/training-on-open-source-tools-data-and-application...

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 https://www.earthobservations.org/geo_blog_obs.php?id=370
Best wishes,
Suchith 
[1]https://2019.foss4g.org
[2]https://www.earthobservations.org

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.