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

12 Feb 2019

FYI: GRASS GIS project survey on repositories and identifiers

Dear all,
FYI, the GRASS GIS project is currently undertaking a survey, regarding the migration of its repositories and access methods (ORCID and other IDs) which might be of interest to some of you (the deadline was just extended).


From: Markus Neteler <***@***.***>
Subject: [GRASS-user] Survey: GRASS GIS migration to git

Dear all,

Time has come to also move the GRASS GIS development from SVN to git.

02 Jan 2019

Earth Observations for Conservation and Biodiversity applications

Happy New Year 2019. 


The United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment states: “ecosystems are critical to human well being - to our health, our prosperity, our security, and to our social and cultural identity.” Conservation and biodiversity management play important roles in maintaining healthy ecosystems. Earth observations can help with these efforts. 


15 Dec 2018

How can we enable Spatial Education Teacher Training programs globally?

GeoForAll community  thank and congratulate Sergio Acosta Y Lara and all our colleagues in Uruguay on the excellent student  projects competition  that was successfully done. Many congratulations to all teachers and students who took part in this competition.


15 Dec 2018

Call for proposals for 2020-2022 GEO Work Programme

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is an intergovernmental partnership that improves the availability, access and use of Earth observations for a sustainable planet. GEO promotes open, coordinated and sustained data sharing and infrastructure for better research, policy making, decisions and action across many disciplines. The GEO community focuses on three global priority engagement areas: the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.