GI_Forum provides a platform for dialogue among geospatial minds, informing the GeoInformation Society, contributing to a more just, ethical and sustainable society.
GI_Forum 2020: connecting spatially
GeoInformatics is established today as effective methodology, based on georeferenced technologies and has become the standard feature in many application domains. How did this dynamic development towards a key discipline of digitalization happen, not only in the economic sector but in all spheres of our daily lives?
Coordinates serve as key connection among all location-based data and information. Integration by means of ‘spatial joins’ results in new information, thus, providing additional knowledge as basis of decision-making processes for science, economy and our entire society.
Networking on every level
GI_Forum’s characteristic mix of scientific symposium and international networking platform, paired with a German language sister conference, AGIT and its EXPO, makes the GI_Week in Salzburg. The GI_Week is a unique opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues and experts in the field; to discuss the latest research in and outside many different sessions; gain hands-on experience in numerous workshops; or start a new project over a cup of coffee or during a walk on the premises of the University of Salzburg’s Faculty of Natural Sciences.
In 2020, our focus is on the following themes:
- GEOBIA 2020 > special track
- Learning for a digital world > became Digitalisierung und Bildung (German-language track at AGIT2020)
- Remembrance and Geomedia
- Spatial Simulation
Of course, we welcome contributions of the entire GIS realm, bearing in mind different perspectives from various professions and disciplines. Our GI_Forum topics are:
- Empirical Research in Spatial Education
- Innovation in GI Technologies
- Learning Environments in Schools
- Learning with Geomedia
- Spatial Analytics and Geovisualization
- Spatial Citizenship
- Spatial Data Infrastructures