Digital Geography

EGEA: Who are we and what do we do?

We are EGEAns and part of the European Geography Association for students and young Geographers (or in short EGEA), a network to create, explore and share different approaches of geography in a culturally mixed environment. So what else do we have to offer? Vision EGEA brings together young geographers in an atmosphere of respect, inclusion and personal development. This inspires global understanding of environmental and social processes and enables us to bring about a positive impact on society. Mission EGEA targets European students and professionals in the field of Geography to encourage sharing, networking, volunteering and alternative informal peer-learning. We…

Conference INTERGEO 2015

Last years INTERGEO in Berlin was an interesting experience for a newbie in the world of geodesy like I am. This year I will also attend the INTERGEO in Stuttgart. It will take place from the 15th to the 17th of September. This year’s main points: The spotlight will be on Geospatial 4.0, the digital economy, transformation through digitization, big data, the Internet of Things, digital infrastructures and smart cities.

Maps of “Out of Eden Walk” by Paul Salopek (National Geographic)

Today I had the chance to attend a lecture by Paul Salopek in Tbilisi, Georgia. This lecture took me to the idea to write a short review about Paul Salopek and his project here on Digital-Geography because he mentioned several times that mapping his journey is one of his main goals. Some would wonder now: Which journey? – I’ll tell you what’s about: Paul Salopek is a journalist of National Geographic who is doing an amazing project at the moment. He is walking from the birthplace of humanity in Ethiopia at the pathways of human spreading around our globe for more…

International Year of Soils 2015 – Summarize of Soil content

Here comes another more or less off-topic post on soil science because I realized that the feedback for the last two soil related contents about global soil data and soil atlas was quite surprising. So it seems like that there are some soil scientists or at least digital geographers with an interest in soil science among us. This post is related to the upcoming YEAR OF SOIL 2015 which was oficially initiated on December 5th, the World Soil Day. In Germany, the upcoming german Soiltype of the year 2015 will be “Pseudogley” after celebrating the so called “Weinbergboden” in 2014.  …

WhereCamp Berlin 2014

Over the last three years WhereCamp Berlin became the biggest event of it’s kind in the world. Around 200 people joined the 2013 session and enjoyed the barcamp styled sessions. For this year the organizing team came up with some refreshing innovations. The whole event will last 3 entire days, 13th (Thu.) till the 15th (Sat.) of November. The first event highlight is the opening key-note by Steve Coast, the founder of OpenStreetMap (OSM). The rest of Thursday is dedicated to a conference track with the headline “Navigation and Local Intelligence”. The set of speakers will be announced soon on the official…

Maptime Berlin: what was/what will be

In the middle of September the first Maptime Berlin took place. I was totally amazed to see so many people sitting there, being interested in mapping, opensource, cartography and software. At least 40 people from different places of the world with different background (sociology, coding, styling, etc.) met at the Supermarkt Berlin (an open place to work together) to share their knowledge and learn new stuff. Here just a few photos: What was done at MaptimeBER After a short introduction from everyone Alsino presented what is Maptime all about: bringing people together, share the joy of creating and consuming maps…

FOSS4G is coming

Unfortunately we are German based and the travel cost will probably be higher than my monthly pocket money but maybe one of you would like to attend the FOSS4G conference from the 8th to 13th of September in beautiful Portland (Oregon). FOSS4G is the annual event of Open Source Geospatial Foundation.

short announcement – Digital Landscapes session @EGU2014, Vienna

At the EGU2014 in Vienna (27 April – 2 Mai, 2014) a session on Digital Landscapes (GM2.1) will be convened by J.K. Hillier, P. Tarolli and S. Conway. The session “aims to bring together ‘users’ analysing digital landscapes to exhibit the best quantitative methods and computational techniques, cross-fertilize best practice, and illustrate what can be achieved and what challenges remain.” (http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/session/14779) The conveners especially invite Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to participate. This session is also a PICO session – Presenting Interactive COntent. So if you go to EGU, consider submitting an abstract there (until 16 January!) and don’t forget to…

Esri International User Conference July 23-27, 2012 San Diego, CA

Want to talk with other ArcGIS users? Want to present your own work to a whole audience of GIS experts? Now is the chance to go to a mega GIS event? This is an excellent chance for professional GIS users to get in contact with their collegues all over the world. And I am sure that there will be something for anyone, as there is such a big variety, already if you only have a short look at the agenda.