Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment Conference (AGSE 2011)

Date: August 15th to August 19th, 2011
Theme: Geoinformation for a Better World

The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, through its Department of Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Systems (GEGIS) is co-hosting an international conference entitled Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment, with the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences. This is the third in a series of international conferences whose overall scope is to offer an interdisciplinary and international forum for sharing knowledge and experiences about the applications of geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, photogrammetry and other geoinformatics specialisations with focus on developing countries.

The content of the conference is twofold: there will be professional training and workshops about current topics in the fields of geographical information systems and science, photogrammetry and remote sensing, as well as presentations from participants about the applications and developments of these technologies and knowledge in their countries and professional areas. Participation is expected to be from both local and international research institutes and organizations, universities, industries, policy makers, private companies, especially from those dealing with the society and the environment.
The subthemes of this conference fall under the following areas:

  • Environmental Issues, Sustainable Development, Millennium Development Goals
  • Photogrammetry, Earth Observation Systems, Information Extraction
  • Spatial Data Infrastructures
  • Internet-based applications
  • Sustainable Development, Tropical Forests
  • LIDAR Data Analysis
  • GIS and Education
  • Geoinformatics and Health
  • Cartography and Geovisualisation
  • Geoinformation Policy and Society, e-Government
  • Open Source Solutions and Tools

Additionally there are planned workshops in the following areas:

  • XML Technologies in Geoinformatics
  • GPS: From data collection to the geo-database
  • ArcGIS
  • Python in three hours
  • Implementing OGC conformant webservices using PostGIS and GeoServer
  • Above Ground Biomass Estimation, based on Remote Sensing Methods for CDM and REDD+
  • Geo-Mashups in the Web 2.0 environment

Preparations and organisation are on high gear. Registration of participants, and also exhibitors is ongoing through the conference website:

For more information, contact the local organising committee at:, while the international organising secretariat email is:

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