Friday, July 19, 2019

THE spatial view - from GI_Forum 2019 towards 2020 ...

Dear symposia attendees,
dear colleagues and friends,
after a busy, successful and highly interactive geospatial conference week in Salzburg, I’d like to summarize a few resources and highlights helping to ‘dig deeper’ and review some of the conference results and impressions.
Papers again have been published in online proceedings under an open access license:
If you want to check in with any exhibitors, please refer to this list - 
Special thanks go to our sponsors and partners listed on,  we appreciate and recognize their assistance making AGIT and GI_Forum possible!

To catch up on the poster exhibit you will find all at
Best poster awards went to:

  1. „Visualising Vienna’s Underground - to the Core” - Kira Lappé, University of Vienna
  2. „Geovisualisierung mit immersiven virtuellen Umgebungen – eine empirische Studie zum räumlichen Präsenzerleben in VR-Applikationen“ - Robert Ahm, University of Vienna
  3. “combineOBUS: Eine Potenzialanalyse für Mobility Hubs für die Stadt Salzburg und ihre Nachbargemeinden” - Eva Missoni-Steinbacher and Philip Straßer, University of Salzburg – Z_GIS
Best student paper awards this year went to:

Traditionally, the Salzburg GI-Week serves as the platform to recognize outstanding theses, with winners of > and > given an opportunity to present their work. Congratulations to all awardees!

Every attendee had the chance to test their competitive spirit and geographical orientation in the satellite image quiz, if you missed this and want to check yourself > - no prizes to be won anymore now, though 😉

Finally, to review visual impressions from the conference week, explore and enjoy this online album >, or check your twitter feeds with hash tags #AGIT2019 and #GIForum2019.
Numerous special events of all kinds happened around AGIT/GI_Forum, just to highlight one directed at a wider public audience: a ‘ground control point’ for checking everyone’s smartphone location accuracy was inaugurated at >, > documented by BEV >,3129510&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL 

I am confident that you’ve not only had a great time in Salzburg but also had a chance to develop and update insights, knowledge and skills in our rapidly evolving domain of geospatial methods and technologies reaching across so many fields of applications. Looking forward to staying in touch, and to hearing about your ideas and suggestions for #AGIT2020, scheduled for July 8-10 and GI_Forum 2020 starting on July 7.
On behalf of everyone at Z_GIS and in particular our ‘Team AGIT’,
Josef Strobl

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