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International Workshop on Supporting Future Earth with Global Geo-information

Date: November 22, 2014

This joint workshop will present the latest developments within global spatial data production and sharing, exchange successful application experiences of global geoinformation, examine up-to-date user requirements and key gaps, and identify major challenges. It aims at promoting multi-disciplinary collaboration towards providing reliable global geo-information to support Future Earth.

Topics and Abstract Submissions

An extended abstract on the following topics is requested:

  • Scientific vision and latest progress of Future Earth from national and international perspectives, especially by utilizing geo-information;
  • Definition of challenges for and requirements on global geo-information and services concerning Future Earth programs;
  • Latest developments of global geo-data sets (Earth observation data, Digitalelevation, Land cover, environmental monitoring, ecological data);
  • Representation and visualization of Global geo-spatial information;
  • Policy and technology for global geo-information sharing and service;
  • Progress of open geo-spatial software and integrated application with open geodata sets;
  • Big data analysis of global spatial and non-spatial information;
  • Applications of GlobeLand30 and other global geo-information in global understanding, environmental change analysis, dynamic modeling and transformational development;
  • Applications of global geo-data sets for disaster risk analysis and information service;

A special issue isof International Journal of Digital Earth (IJDE) is planned and will be published in the beginning of 2016 as the output of this workshop. A call for full papers for this special issue will soon be issued.

Organizers and Sponsors


ISPRS Beijing Office
Chinese National Committee for Future Earth (CNC-FE)
UN Project Management Office, National Administration of Surveying,
Mapping and Geoinformation (NASG)
LIESMARS, Wuhan University
National Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC)
National Geomatics Center of China (NGCC)
UN-SPIDER Beijing office


ICSU GeoUnions
Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (JBGIS)
European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL)
Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)

Important Dates
Please submit your extended abstract to before 1 February 2015.
The extended abstract should be in English (1000-1500 words) in MS Word or PDF document format. Please provide the following information with the abstract: Author name, Affiliation, address and email, Keywords.
The acceptance or rejection of a paper will be based on the reviews. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 1 March 2015.