How COVID-19 affects GI_Week2020

At this point, it is impossible to fully assess the scope and impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the state of GI_Forum 2020 is uncertain. We currently continue our regular planning efforts, while constantly monitoring the latest developments.
We will contact you again with an update in the week after April 20 and will thereby inform you in due course if and how GI_Forum can take place this summer.

Information for Authors: please note that all GI_Forum Journal contributions will be published under any circumstances, therefore all previously communicated deadlines apply.

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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.

GI_Forum is organized by the University of Salzburg, under the coordination of the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS and in cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Themes 2020

In 2020, our focus is on the following themes:

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
  • GIScience
  • Innovation in GI Technologies
  • Learning Environments in Schools
  • Learning with Geomedia
  • Spatial Analytics and Geovisualization
  • Spatial Citizenship
  • Spatial Data Infrastructures


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