Wednesday, November 21, 2012

GI_Forum 2013 – First Call for Papers


Creating the GISociety
July 2 -5, 2013 | Salzburg, Austria
The international GI_Forum attracts an interdisciplinary audience interested in discussing progress and new ideas in GIScience. The GI_Forum communicates innovative research and learning in Geographic Information Science with focus on hardware, software, orgware and brainware for the GISociety, and their inter-relationships.
Topics within the special focus include, but are not limited to:
  • Spatial Data Infrastructures
  • GIScience & Target Group Specific Design
  • Mobility and Safety
  • Monitoring and Modelling of Global Change
  • Spatial Information & Society
  • Critical GIS / Cartography
  • Education for Spatial Citizenship
  • Spatial Thinking in Education
  • Outreach Initiatives

We invite researchers from these fields to interact closely and benefit from each other. This year our keynote speakers Sarah Elwood, Josef Strobl, Geoff Zeiss and Francis Harvey support the general topic. We will accept online submissions only, starting from December, 1st 2012 until February 1st, 2013. For further information please visit

Monday, November 12, 2012

GIS Day celebrated at digital:earth:at

digital:earth:at, the Austrian Centre for Learning and Teaching with Geoinformation based at the Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, will host a GIS Day event on November 14th, 2012. Some 300 students and teachers from secondary schools in Salzburg and Upper Austria will attend presentations and workshops held by the Z_GIS experts and partners from other research institutions and the local government.
A wide range of topics and tools will be presented in the workshops and tested by the young audience, such as GPS, smartphone mapping apps for OpenStreetMap, and remote sensing tools.
For more information and the detailed programme see .