ESA-EUSC-JRC 2011 - Image Information Mining: Geospatial Intelligence from Earth Observation

Wednesday, 2011-03-30
Friday, 2011-04-01

The event is the seventh in the series jointly organised by ESA and EUSC, and by JRC since 2009.
The dramatic increase in volume, details, diversity and complexity and the increase in user demand for simultaneous access to multi-domain data urgently require new approaches for image information mining, multi-domain information management, and knowledge management and sharing (in support of information mining and training). This year's conference continues to focus on automation in support of applications and services for geospatial intelligence, for which Image Information Mining is of very high interest. 


Data Flow from Space to Earth: Applications and interoperability

Monday, 2011-03-21
Wednesday, 2011-03-23

A huge amount of data is already provided by satellites watching to the Earth and the new services that are going to be implemented, including high accuracy and high reliability positioning and navigation systems, are offering new opportunities. However, a general lack of applications is preventing a full use of the present systems and could prevent the exploitation of future opportunities, also in terms of market development.  

Authors interested in providing a paper for this conference, see . Abstracts are due no later than January 15, 2011.


Third Open Source GIS Conference - OSGIS 2011

Monday, 2011-06-20
Tuesday, 2011-06-21

  Third Open Source GIS Conference - OSGIS 2011
Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham
21-22nd June 2011

Building up Open Source, Open Standards, Open Data research

OSGIS 2011 Call for papers

The OSGIS conference series has a strong international focus and takes a holistic approach in bringing together speakers and delegates from government, academe, industry and open source communities. High profile speakers from all over the world are invited for giving presentations and running hands-on workshops for the conference series.

The key aims of OSGIS conference series are:

1. to hear presentations from government, academic, industry and policy makers on open source, open standards and open data geospatial technologies
2. to provide platform to network and develop ideas for future collaborative work in open source GIS
3. to understand current developments in open source GIS
4. to act as a focus for open source, open standards, open data GIS research

OSGIS 2011 Keynote address -Professor Thierry Badard (Laval University, Canada)

OGC- OSGeo Interoperability Day Workshop (21 June 2011) - (Organised by Tyler Mitchell, Executive Director, Open Source Geospatial Foundation

OpenGov: Open Data, Open Source and Open Standards Workshop (21 June 2011) - (Organised by Dr Hanif Rahemtulla, University of Nottingham

OSGeo Director Board + stakeholder meeting - 23 June 2011 (By invitation only)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Centre for Geospatial Science for research collaborations in this exciting and rapidly developing research theme.


GI_Forum 2011

Tuesday, 2011-07-05
Friday, 2011-07-08

GI_Forum 20115-8 July, 2011

Salzburg, Austria

The Centre for Geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg and the Institute for GIScience at the Austrian Academy of Sciences offer an annual forum to the worldwide geoinformatics community, bringing together English-speaking researchers and practitioners across disciplines and industries. Simultaneously, the GI_Forum connects participants into a well established co-located regional symposium -  Applied Geoinformatics (AGIT - sharing the state-of-the art AGIT-EXPO exhibit. Submission deadline February 1, 2011. More information:, Contact: office [at]


An audience with the President and Chief Executive of the international Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) - JOURNEYING TOWARD GEOSPATIAL INTEGRATION

Monday, 6 December 2010 08:00 EST
Monday, 6 December 2010 17:00 EST

LINZ, through the New Zealand Geospatial Office, is taking a lead role in helping  government realise productivity gains from geospatial (or location-based) information  and technology. Reviews have established that open standards for location-based  information, and related innovation, can contribute significant returns for the  investment. 

The New Zealand Geospatial Office invites you to a focus session with Mr Mark  Reichardt, President and CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). This focus session will look at the international issue of emergency/disaster response, drawing  on OGC’s involvement in the response to disasters, from Hurricane Katrina to the  earthquake in Haiti.

During the past decade, the OGC has earned an international reputation for innovating  access to, and the sharing of, geospatial information. The Consortium comprises more  than 400 companies, government agencies, research organisations, and universities  across the world participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available  geospatial specifications. OGC Standards support interoperable solutions that “geo-  enable” the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. These  specifications empower technology developers to make geospatial information and  services accessible and useable with any application that needs to be geospatially  enabled.

Standards for geospatial information are continually evolving and New Zealand is in  an ideal position to influence the next wave of changes as a result of our experience  in responding to the Darfield earthquake.

  • Standards are leading the software revolution 
  • Stories from Katrina and Haiti 
  • Share experiences from Darfield (what worked, what didn’t) 
  • Start conversations about next steps why/where New Zealand can be involved in  OGC standards.

This is a rare opportunity to discuss and compare New Zealand’s experiences following the September 2010 Darfield earthquake  and look at how standards for geospatial information can play a vital role in such situations. We would like to share our collective  experiences from Darfield (what worked, what didn’t) and take the opportunity to start conversations about where New Zealand can  be involved in OGC standards.

Following this seminar, Mark Reichardt will also be giving a more general presentation on geospatial standards evolution to a  wider audience and we would like to also invite you to stay for this presentation, together with a spatial community workshop on  geospatial standards later in the day. (See the programme for further information.)

Please also advise in your RSVP if you intend to also attend the rest of the day’s programme. Due to limited space, we are restricted  as to the number of attendees and if needed, will run a waiting list if all places are filled.

For updates on this event visit 

For more information about the OGC, see 

I hope you can join us. 

Kevin Sweeney  Geospatial Custodian | New Zealand Geospatial Office




8:30am Arrival 


9am Presentation: Standards evolution (interoperability) in the face of disaster 

Guest Speaker, Mr Mark Reichardt, President and CE of the OGC 

This is a presentation for emergency/disaster response (and related) organisations to hear Mark Reichardt speak about OGC involvement in responding to disasters, from Katrina to Haiti. 


10:30am Morning tea


11am to 2pm Presentation: Standards evolution – where the greatest innovation is happening  Guest Speaker, Mr Mark Reichardt  Mark will provide an overview of OGC’s current work and the breadth of standards 


12:30pm Light working lunch  

Open forum: Remaining questions for the guest speaker, Mr Mark Reichardt   

Discussion session with a wide audience


2 to 5pm (Two parallel workshops)

Workshop:  Standards conversations that matter 

Led by the New Zealand Geospatial Office 

An open, participative workshop to dicuss ambitions,  opportunities, priorities

To register for the NZGO workshop, email lleeming [at]


Workshop: End to end spatial infrastructures for  environmental science 

Hosted by Landcare Research

An opportunity to hear what others are doing and  discuss how New Zealand science could coordinate  its environmental research infrastructure from sensors  through environmental databases to computational  synthesis and evidence based policy.

To register for the Landcare Research workshop, email aldenk [at]


3pm Afternoon tea


Wrap up


COM.Geo 2011: 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computing for Geospatial Research and Application

Monday, 2011-05-23
Wednesday, 2011-05-25

The explosion of computing driven location based applications in the past few years has revolutionized the way we live and work. Computing technologies,  such as cloud computing, business intelligence, spatial database server, and high-performance computing, play key roles in geospatial technologies and applications.

Innovative research and application technologies are the brightest spotlights at COM.Geo conference. COM.Geo 2011 is the 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computing for Geospatial Research and Application (R&A) with focuses on the latest computing technologies for multidisciplinary research and development that enables the exploration in geospatial areas. COM.Geo Conference is an exclusive event that connects researchers, developers, scientists, and application users from academia, government, and industry in both computing and geospatial fields. It builds the bridges between research and applications through computing and geospatial areas.


Enterprise Strategies for Location Intelligence 2011

Wednesday, 2011-03-30
Thursday, 2011-03-31

North America’s first location intelligence conference to address the needs of and challenges faced by companies selling to enterprise.

  • The open phenomenon: Take a fresh look at innovative systems for open source data and content in spatially-enabled structures
  • Monetize location intelligence for enterprise and explore new business models: Analyze how working business models are seeing an ROI, and take away best practices to apply to your company
  • Overcome marketing barriers: Hear about the latest ways to overcome the problems of marketing location intelligence to enterprise
  • Innovative ways to maximize the value created by mobile and sensor based data information: How to integrate the mashup of data and business intelligence using the latest network technologies that can recognize, filter, analyze and route geospatial information to users
  • Migration of GIS platforms from desktop to online: Analyze the implications of the shift from desktop software to web platforms and understand how the industry will be impacted by power shifts between the major players
  • Security, privacy, data ownership and control: Hear the legal, infrastructure and business perspectives on how to reduce risk whilst delivering the maximum possible value to users in the enterprise space
  • Aggregating, integrating and analyzing data: Get insider insight into data harmonization and maximize your communications to enable cost effective data analysis