Sunday, 7 October 2018

Prof Helena Mitasova receiving Waldo-Tobler GIScience Prize 2018

On Oct 3, Prof Mitasova was received at the Austrian Academy of Sciences to deliver the annual Waldo-Tobler lecture, titled "Dynamic Surfaces and Geospatial Processes" - this distinguished honour has been awarded to her as the winner of this year's Waldo-Tobler GIScience Prize - Congratulations!

The audience was left impressed by the visionary combination of innovative spatial analysis and geovisualization methods, thanking Prof Mitasova for numerous contributions to the discipline of Geoinformatics, entirely available under open source frameworks.

Nomination letters for the 2019 Waldo Tobler GIScience Prize already can be sent to, no later than October 31, 2018. Candidates shall be introduced with a cover letter justifying the nomination, a full scientific CV and list of publications.

GI_Forum Journal 2018/1 - open access to symposium papers

The Austrian Academy of Sciences Press is granting Open Access to all reviewed GI_Forum 2018 articles through its GI_Forum Journal.

GI_Forum Journal publishes high quality original research across the transdisciplinary field of Geographic Information Science (GIScience). The journal provides a platform for dialogue among GI-Scientists and educators, technologists and critical thinkers in an ongoing effort to advance the field and ultimately contribute to the creation of an informed GISociety.

This publication is included in Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index which can be accessed via the Web of Science™ and Web of Knowledge™.

The GI_Forum 2019 Symposium is scheduled for July 2-5, with papers invited for submission under!

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Oct 3: Waldo-Tobler Lecture by Helena Mitasova at ÖAW, Vienna

Please join us for the  2018 Waldo-Tobler GIScience Prize award ceremony on October 3, 3pm at ÖAW.  This year's distinguished recipient is Prof Helena Mitasova, offering a lecture on 'Dynamic Surfaces and Geospatial Processes' on this occasion!

For details and registration, please visit the >>>event information page.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Keynote Announcement: Michael F. Goodchild @ GIScience Symposium, October 25, 2018

Michael F. Goodchild, Member National Academy of Sciences US

Please >>register<< and Save the Date: October 25, 2018


In cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences - Commission for Geographic Information Science and the University of Salzburg Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS this scientific colloquium features plenary presentations by leading Geographic Information Scientists.
We are honoured to announce Michael F. Goodchild, Member National Academy of Sciences US and Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara and Affiliate Professor of Geography, University of Washington. His keynote lecture on ‘GISCIENCE AND GEOGRAPHY: AN EVOLVING RELATIONSHIP’ will be followed by distinguished shorter contributions from his scholars and colleagues, showcasing highlights of the advancement of fundamental guiding principles, impacts of Geographic Information Science, and recent and future trends impacting society.

Date: October 25, 2018, 13:00 – 17:30
Venue: Edmundsburg, Europasaal, Salzburg
Organizers & Sponsorship: University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Preliminary schedule
13:00 – 13:30   Welcome addresses
13:30 – 14:30   Keynote: Michael F. Goodchild, Member National Academy of Sciences US
14:30 – 15:00   GIS – Geoinformatics: a journey through time
15:00 – 15:30   Coffee break & networking
15:30 – 17:30   Recent and future trends in GIScience & Geoinformatics

> ÖAW GIScience Commission contact: Prof. Dr. Thomas Blaschke

Kommission Geographic Information Science | Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften 
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