An interdisciplinary, international forum for sharing knowledge about the application of Geoinformatics with focus on application and on developing countries.

Forum internacional interdisciplinario para compartir conocimiento acerca de las aplicaciones de Geoinform೩ca enfocada a los pa첥s en desarrollo.

This year: Joint conference AGSE 2010 and JINIS 2010 at Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria in Arequipa, Peru, August, 3 - 6, 2010. .

Como sucede todos los a𮱠en diferentes ciudades del mundo, se realizar�a Conferencia Internacional de Geoinform೩ca Aplicada para la Sociedad y el Medio Ambiente 2010, en la Universidad Cat򫨣a de Santa Mar쟬 el evento es coorganizado con la Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas de Stuttgart – Alemania.

Thanks for AGSE 2010 / Muchas gracias por AGSE 2010!

AGSE 2010 is over - more than 100 registered participants, 27 presentations, 5 keynotes, 7 workshops. We would like to thank all participants of the AGSE 2010 Conference in Arequipa for joining us for five wonderful days, filled with plenary presentations, workshops, fruitful discussions, and the opportunities to meet friends, and to make new acquaintances.

Thanks to Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria and the colleagues there for providing such a beautiful venue and working environment. The conference has received tremendous support from this University, and Prof Cesar Beltran takes real care to see that the participants and well taken care of, and the food is simply overwhelming to say the least! The infrastructure is great, the auditorium is superb, and the workshops have been really successful in the two computer labs of the systems engineering department.

We hope to see you back soon at the next AGSE conference and summer school in Nairobi, August 2010.

Testimonials - Opini򭤳

  • Creo que la computacion en el Peru y en particular en Arequipa ha iniciado un camino de transformacion positiva que ya no tiene retorno. Realmente es un esfuerzo muy loable. E. C.-V., Peru
  • He podido disfrutar de la calidad acad謩ca de las ponencias y de la organizaci򬟤e ustedes. Muchas gracias. S. B., Peru
  • Thank you for the great time in Peru. It was good to see all of us again and learn some interesting applications and technology as well. P. A., Canada
  • The infrastructure is great, the auditorium is superb, and the workshops have been really successful. A. P., India
  • Thank you very much for such an important opportunity. K. G., El Salvador

Featured video 2010

William A. Llactayo Le򬸠El Geoservidor del MINAM: GIS en Internet para la Gestion Ambiental y Territorial del Pais



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  • Prof. Dr. D. Schr�: Open Source Desktop GIS - Sistemas de Informaci򬟇eogr३ca (GIS) Open Source

    Professor for Geoinformation Systems, Database Systems, Programming and Urban Land Use Planning at the Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Sciences and Mathematics at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences

    He was the winner of the Intergraph's First international Best Practices Award (2002), sponsored by the Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions for Education Program for his formulation GIS problems that illustrate groundbreaking GIS programs in the classroom. The worldwide competitions recognize projects and programs based on Intergraph's GeoMedia and MGE technology.

    Some of his projects include

    • Solar Urban Planning with GIS
    • Computer Networks Online - Development of an E-Learning Module, sponsored by LARS-Project
    • Extensions for Intergraph’s GeoMedia®
    • Consulting in the frame of the EU TEMPUS Program in Bishkek/Kirgistan
    He is active in the area of Free and Open Source GIS.

  • Prof. Dr. F.-J. Behr: Your Geodata in the Web - an Introduction to Internet Mapping

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Behr, Professor of Geoinformatics at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences ( His specializations include

    • Internet, Internet GIS
    • XML, GML, SVG
    • Data exchange and Interoperability
    • Visualization
    • Open Source Solutions
    • Consulting

    Member of the DIN working group NA 005-03-03 AA "Arbeitsausschuss Kartographie und Geoinformation" (Sp CEN/TC 287+ISO/TC 211). He teaches popular courses in the university like "Scientific Skills and Media Competence - Web Presentation", "Customization, Internet, Visualization: Internet GIS" etc.

    He is the author of two authoritative books on GIS in German, one is Strategisches GIS-Management - Grundlagen und Schritte zur Systemeinf� published by Wichmann Verlag, Heidelberg, 2004. The second is Einf� in Geographische Informationssysteme published by Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt in 1997. Some of the websites he maintains are and and his blog.

  • Prof. Dr. H. Lehmk� Geostatistics - an Introduction

    The tutorial "Geostatistics -- An Introduction" is meant to motivate further dealing with the issue. After explaining the specialty of spatial statistics a first completely regular data set is considered. Here ESRI's ArcGIS GeospatialAnalyst is used and demonstrated as one of several tools of analysis. While descriptive statistics foundations are simple and clear an important and somehow strange issue will be the spatial self-similarity of measured quantities or expressively correlation. A second data set consisting of several irregularly and differently distributed quantities points out some important questions of estimation. Such questions deal with representative mean values or distributions. The estimation of point values (interpolation) or larger block values follows. The kriging method for interpolation is addressed. A final view is laid upon the theory of cokriging where unmeasured quantities are derived from measured ones. The tutorial is also preparatory for the workshop "R for geospatial analysis".

  • Prof. Dr. D. Schr�: "R" for Spatial Analysis

    R is an open-source environment for statistical computing and visualisation. It is based on the S language developed at Bell Laboratories in the 1980's, and is the product of an active movement among statisticians for a powerful, programmable, portable, and open computing environment, applicable to the most complex and sophisticated problems, as well as "routine" analysis, without any restrictions on access or use. There are a number of packages for R to analyze spatial data. In the workshop a short general introduction into R is given. It is shown how geo data - vector as well raster - is loaded into R. In a first example kriging is used to interpolate point data using the gstat package. In a second example the spatstat package is used for point pattern analysis.

  • Prof. Dr. P. Rawiel: Process Management - Correctness by Construction
  • Prof. Dr. F.-J. Behr: Setting up your WMS Server in 45 minutes
  • Patrick Adda, MSc, University of New Brunswick: OGC Standards and their application for disseminating geodata

Algunos temas para presentacion:

  • Casos de estudio: Comparte las experiencias suyas o de su organizaci򬟵sando tecnolog쟠geo-espacial y de sensores remotos. ¿Qu矶iene trabajando bien? ¿o pobremente? ¿Cuઠes el estado de la Infraestructura de Datos Espaciales en su pa챿 ¿Qu矰roblemas solucion񪟣򬭬 y a qu矣osto? ¿Cu૥s son sus recomendaciones para otros?
  • Objetivos de desarrollo del Milenio: ¿C򬭠apoya su investigaci򬟧eoespacial al desarrollo sustentable, prevenci򬟤e desastres, gesti򬟤e crisis, gobierno electr򭨣o, reducci򬟤e pobreza, programas de salud, etc.?
  • Visualizacion: Informenos de la forma mౠconveniente de representar y analizar su geo-informaci򬬠¿C򬭠presenta su informaci򬟤e manera inmediata? ¿3D? ¿algunas recomendaciones sobre cartograf쟿
  • Hacks y Mashups: ¿Ha colocado juntas algunas t袮icas nuevas para gestionar su geo-informaci򬪠unir su informaci򬟣on otras, o los recursos existentes? ¿C򬭠las coloc񟩵ntas? ¿c򬭠vienen trabajando?
  • Benchmarks: Relate sus experiencias usando software Geo-espacial. ¿Ha realizado an૩sis comparative entre diversas soluciones de software? ¿performance? ¿soluciones Open Source? ¿facilidad de uso? ¿Qu知s lo que Ud. recomienda a otros?
  • Si Ud. es un desarrollador o productor de software: ¿Cu૥s son los nuevos desarrollos en sus productos de software Geo-espacial? ¿C򬭠trabaja, c򬭠lo usan las personas, cu૥s son las caracter체icas t袮icas?
  • Colaboraci򬟥 inter-operabilidad: ¿Cu૥s son los est୤ares y t袮icas que viene usando para mejorar la colaboraci򬟥ntre organizaciones y/o entre personas? ¿Ofreciendo geo-informaci򬟰�a, aplicando colecci򬟤e informaci򬟣olaborativa (“crowssourcing”), compartir informaci򬪠est୤ares abiertos (open standard), est୤ares definidos?
  • Experiencia de egresados: comparte tus experiencias personales y profesionales luego de terminar la universidad.

Scientific Committee

The venue

Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru with a population of 821.692 citizens and is located at 2335 masl. The downtown of the city is placed on the World Cultural Heritage list by UNESCO. Just 153 km from Arequipa city is the Colca River valley and canyon, one of the most extraordinary destinations in Peru.

Hints concerning funding for German Scientists

Members of German Universities (Fachhochschule und Universit㳥n) should analyze the "Kongress- und Vortragsreisenprogramm" of DAAD, Applications have to be submitted 4 months before the congress starts!

This was AGSE 2009!

AGSE 2009 Conference and Summer School at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Germany