AGILE conference 2017
Celebrating 20 years of GIS research!
AGILE 2017 is the annual international conference on Geographic Information Science. Topics cover Big Spatial Data: Analysis and Visualization, Volunteered Geographic Information and Community Observatories, Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of GI and GIScience and Technology Education and Training to name just a view.
Each year the conference is given a theme. The 2017 conference theme was ‘Societal Geo-Innovation’. Because of the Societal Geo-Innovation conference theme sessions were organized to pay special attention to developments and applications that contribute to the first 5 goals of the 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations.
Twenty years is an impressive time span in a rapidly changing society. The conference was a great event to discuss the embedding of geo-information in society: What has been the societal impact of geo-innovations over the past 20 years? What state-of-the art geo-information science topics will boost societal changes within the nearest future?