AGSE 2014: Continuing Geospatial Education

November 5 - 7, 2014, at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Information about this series of conferenes and see what happened since 2009

AGSE 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany.
For affordable accomodation, have a look to the International Student Hotel.

Information about AGSE 2014, Registration, paper submission & contacts

About AGSE

About Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment

AGSE - Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment- was initiated in 2009 by Prof. Franz-Josef Behr. Taking place on a yearly basis, the conference is being hold in different places all over the world.

The overall scope of this conferences is to offer an interdisciplinary, international forum for sharing knowledge about the science and application of Geoinformatics with focus on developing countries.

Besides invited keynotes the conference invites presentations to a variety of topics. There will as well professional training and workshops about current topics in the fields of Geoinformatics and Photogrammetry.

AGSE Contacts

Let's get in touch

Please feel free to contact us in case you have got further questions or remarks. You can get in touch with us according to the region you are interested in:

AGSE South-East-Asia:
Prof. Dr. Pradeep Kumar, University of Kerala,
AGSE Europe:
Prof. Dr. Franz-Josef Behr, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences,
AGSE Africa:
Prof. Dr. Moses Ngigi

AGSE History

Visit the websites of our past conferences

Team of AGSE 2014

Organizing this year's AGSE

Conferences and Summer Schools are organized by a team of international geospatial experts who graduated at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences. Contact a team for collaboration.
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Ida Litaay

Ida Litaay

Networker

Ida, as she is known by one of her middle names, is currently a Senior Exploration Geology at Minerals and Metals Group MGG (www.mmg.com9 in Africa, supporting green field (regional) and brown field (near-mine) exploration programs in Zambia and Congo (DRC), the famous Central African Copperbelt. She got acquainted to GIS when she did her undergraduate degree in Geology at University Ballart, Victoria, Australia. She then embarked on Gold Exploration with increased use of GIS.

After 4.5 ears trampling up and down tropical jungle of Indonesia, she took one-and-a-half year break to do Master of Geoinformatics and Photogrammetry program at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences. A return to her hometown Ambon and involvement in International NGO's and also consultant work to local government, exposed her more to database and geoinformatics. Later on in her career, she returned to Gold Exploration as she always enjoys outdoor life and work; to international postings in Laos and Thailand before returning to Indonesia to a more GIS-DB role.

She is often called a social-convener and is a firm beliver in 'Network is your Asset'. Involvement in training and development has also been her passion. She is at present a member of Indonesian Association of Geologists (IAGI) and a member in Professional Development committee of Indonesian Society of Economic Geologist (MGEI). Since 2009, Ida has been associated with AGSE.

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Franz-Josef Behr

Franz-Josef Behr

Co-Founder and head of the AGSE Conferences, Professor of spatial information processing at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences.

With a strong background in computer science, especially work regarding GI System introduction for municipalities and utility companies, he is teaching in several courses here (BEng Surveying and Geoinformatics, BSc Information Logisitics, MSc Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics, mainly modeling, GIS, geodata formats, XML technologies, Internet technology, web services, etc.). Interoperability and open standards are important to him, currently also topics like disaster mapping and crowd sourcing (quality aspects, interoperability issues, data modelling). He includes free and Open Software and Open Data in teaching and research.

Prof. Behr is founder of the SUAS MapServer project, and some more services, i.e. http://opencts.org and http://opengeocoding.org. As alumni representative of our University, he is very interested in continuing education and in internationalization of education. In addition he is Co-Chair Academic Track FOSS4G 2013, Nottinghamd and for different journals and programmes.

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Pradeep Kumar

Pradeep Kumar

Co-Founder of AGSE

Currently a Reader-in-Geology in the University of Kerala, he has gone through multifarious assignments like being a Chief Editor for a publishing firm, a hydrogeologist in Central Ground Water Board, India, coordinator of the Disaster Management Masters Program in the School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. His sting at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences as a Masters student lead him to take up initiatives in GIS, with a number of students engaged in their PhD.s with some element of GIS in their work. His core interests are in GIS, GIS in Mineral Exploration, Disaster Management, Metamorphic Petrology and Mineralogy. He teaches GIS for Geology as well as for Computer Science students in his current assignment. He is active in the area of internationalization of education and has been instrumental in organizing quite a few conferences and workshops in the areas of disasster management, water resources management and GIS. He has been associated with the AGSE right from its inception.

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Mirka Zimmermann

Mirka Zimmermann

Organization

Mirka graduated in Computer Sciences. She holds an MSC. in Geoinformatics from ITC - Faculty of Geoinformation, Science and Earth Ovservation, University of Twente, The Netherlands. Mrs. Zimmermann has been professionally involved in different research and development Projects funded by international Agencies. She has project expertise at international level (Latin America, Europe, Eastern Africa and SE Asia). Her professional contribution is focused mainly in the areas of Geoinformatics for Sustainable Development an e-Learning.

Currently she is pursuing a PhD at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen. Her publications list include "Internet Courses on Remote Sensing; in Search of the Source Material", "Administration of Teaching and Learning contents in the MITO Metadatabase", "Geoinformation â?" Catalyst for planning, development and good Governance" and "Geoinformation for a better World" amongst others.

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Moses Ngigi

Moses Ngigi

Geomatic Engineering and GIS Consultant, Nairobi, Kenya

Moses M. Ngigi is a PhD holder in Geoenvironmental Sciences from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, Msc in Geoinformatics and Photogrammetry from the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Germany and a BSc in the Surveying from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He is a lecturer at the Department of Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial InformationSystems of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKuAT), Nairobi, Kenya. He has substantial professional experience in geomatics, both as a lecturer in GIS and surveying with the Ministry of Lands and the Kenya Insititut of Surveying and Mapping. He has a great passion for GIS application in various disciplines, especially those focusssed in the betterment of the society. He was very instrumental in hosting of the AGSE 2011 in Kenya, and has been an active member of the Stuttgart Alumni Group.

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Matthias Moeller

Matthias Moeller

Professor, Beuth University, Berlin

Matthias S.Moeller received his Diploma and PhD in Applied GI-Science and Environmental Analysis. He was with Arizona State University (USA) from 2003-2007. During 2006 through 2010 he was appointed as a substitute professor for Cartography, GIScience and Remote Sensing at the University of Bonn and the University of Bamberg (Germany). Since October 201 he holds a professorship for Cartography, GIScience and Remote Sensing at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. Dr. Moeller gave more than 70 academic lectures and courses at numerous distinguised International Universities. He published about 50 scientific papers and gavve more than 50 aural presentations at international conferences. His main research focus is directed to the analysis of detailed urban structures, urban environments, using an integrative approach of GI-methods and remote sensing images. Digital and mobile Geomedia and the development of user-adapted webGIS interfaces is an important part of Dr. Moellers R&D. As a member of the society for the education of Geomatics (GIS-AT) he has developed a series of practical school exercise lessons introducing GeoInformation in K12 schools.

Contact: Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Department III, Cartography, GI-Science, Remote Sensing, Luxemburger Str. 10, D 13353 Berlin, Germany, phone + +493045045424, email mmoeller@bht-berlin.de

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Sajid Pareeth

Sajid Pareeth

PhD researcher at Centre for innovation and Research (CRI) - Foundazione Emund Mach, Trento Italy

With strong background in Remote Sensing and geoinformatics, Sajid is very keen of applying these technologies on climate change, sustainable development, food security, biodiversity conversation, and landscape ecology aspects globally. His research interests include deriving the patterns and processes of change in landscape and time series analysis of high temporal satellite imageries. His work is well published in international peer revied journals and also contributed to national level policies on biodiversity conservation and species extinction. He has worked extensively on OGC specifications and a strong follower of inter operable systems and dframeworks.

Apart from his research, Sajid is interested in teaching and promoting open source tools in geoinformatics. He has taken number of workshops and classes for Msc and PhD studdents specifications. Before joingn the PhD program, he was associated with CGIAR insitute "International Water Management Institute )IWMI) for 2 years. He started his career in 2003 with Ashoka trust for research in ecology and the environment (ATREE), Bangalore and also ran own consultancy for three years. He holds a masters in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics from Hft-Stuttgart Germany. He is associated with AGSE from its inception and has been very keen on expanding it to a bigger forum.

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Veronica Wendlik

Veronica Wendlik

Assistant and Junior Software Developer

Veronica graduated from Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences in 2013, with an MSc in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics. Before graduating, she was able to gain extensive experiences in Python. Therefore, she was able to hold the Python-in-three-hours workshops at AGSE in 2011 and 2012. At SUAS, she used to support our international students.

Currently, she is working for a software development company in Karlsruhe, Germany, where she is exposed to governmental GIS and web development.

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