Workshops 2022

Below is a description of all the workshops that will take place on June 14, 2022. Some of the workshops have their own websites, where you can find more information. In any other case, you can contact the person responsible for its organization (their name is linked to their email address). Please check the workshop website or contact the organizers for further details.

Cancellation of the workshops will occur for less than 10-15 verified and registered participants per workshop.  

(half-day, afternoon)

GeoData and Tools for Education and Research 

Bénédicte Bucher (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.),

Frédéric Cantat,

Joep Crompvoet,

Anka Lisec,

Markéta Potůčková

Geographical data and analyses are a key asset in different application/disciplinary domains of education, from primary school to high education and life-long learning, and of research like geography, history, urbanism or environmental science, among others.

In the specific context of Europe, as more and more data will become open for all, this is a timely workshop to study the users’ capacity to make the most of the wealth of these data, to improve current solutions and also to advance the identification of future products.

In order to achieve this, more synergies are needed to interconnect existing approaches, usually national, and achieve cross-national solutions, in Europe and beyond.

The education community can give relevant feedback on the data usability and needs from their pedagogical perspectives.

Scientific users can comment on quality documentation as they need to adopt a critical perspective on results obtained with data and students learn to use such complex data before they go into the workforce where they may promote their usage.

All in all, these users can help data providers as well as relevant communities to further investigate the design of new products as a response to the emerging needs.







 Replication in geospatial research

Frank Ostermann, Markus Konkol, and Carlos Granell

Replicating prior research based on a newly collected dataset or newly implemented analysis with different methods is important for verifying and advancing robust scientific knowledge. However, replicating research is currently not encouraged or rewarded since it rarely matches a journal’s scope or a funder’s call for projects. Further, there are epistemological and methodological challenges to replicability in geospatial research, such as the spatio-temporal non-stationarity of quantitative data and the context and subjectivity in qualitative research. This workshop aims to address and discuss these issues by asking participants to attempt a replication of a published study of their choice prior to the workshop and to report on this replication attempt during the workshop by using a short report template. This template will ask for feedback on challenges and an interpretation of the results. These reports are then presented briefly, followed by the main activity of the workshop: plenary and group discussions on (a) obstacles to replication and ways to overcome or work around them, and (b) what constitutes success or failure in a geospatial replication study. After the workshop, at the minimum the reports and outcomes of the discussion are going to be integrated into a full journal paper with all contributors as co-authors. Depending on interest by selected journals and the authors, another option is a special issue where the replication reports are expanded into full articles.

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CYBERCARTOGRAPHY 2022: A beyond state-of-the-art role of geovisualization in the understanding of the world

Marinos Kavouras, Margarita Kokla, and Fotis Liarokapis

Maps are not just lines, points, and symbols assembled as pictures. Maps constitute one of the most powerful cognitive vehicles to explore and describe the world, but also to express ourselves metaphorically. The world of ubiquitous computing is now full of enthusiastic “cartographers”. The way people interact with technology, the shift from the “god’s eye view” to any perspective in viewing space, and the necessity of employing cartographic means to make sense out of big data, have introduced the need to shift the paradigm of cartography and geovisualization to cybercartography. This involves the development of an innovative cartographic language, multisensory representations, multimodal interaction, and tools that enhance spatial literacy and develop truly map-minded spatial citizens.

Following last year’s CYBERCARTOGRAPHY 2021 Workshop, the 2022 Workshop aims at bringing together scientists to present innovative approaches, existing projects, technological tools, and to discuss emerging research questions related to Cybercartography.

This year, the Workshop also endorses an independent but complementary activity - the CYBERCARTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2022: DEVELOPING EXEMPLARY CYBERCARTOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATIONS. The Competition is running in spring 2022 and its progress and results will be presented at the Workshop.

The Workshop is co-organized & supported by: (a) The Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) - National Technical University of Athens, CYBERCARTO Project, (b) The International Cartographic Association (ICA), and (c) The International Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ISPRS).

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 Context-Aware Movement Analytics (CAMA)

Vanessa Brum-Basto, Anita Graser, Anahid Basir, and Sabine Timpf

The past decade has seen dramatic improvements in locational technologies that can be used to monitor virtually any moving entity. At the same time we have been experiencing increased volumes and availability of datasets capable of describing the environment and conditions surrounding a moving entity. The surroundings and conditions of a moving entity compose the context that describes the factors under which a specific movement took place. Therefore, considering context when analysing trajectories can lead to inferences about the drivers of specific movement patterns and contribute toward a finer understanding of human and animal behaviour.

The conjunction between the increased availability of contextual datasets and improvements in locational technologies presented an unique opportunity to explore movement datasets beyond their geometric properties. Movement research in ecology and GIScience has now been shifting toward Context-Aware Movement Analytics (CAMA). Despite the storm of opportunities brought by CAMA, many challenges still remain.

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Women in Copernicus – Equity in Copernicus ecosystem

Barbara Riedler, Aida Monfort Muriach

Women are part of the Copernicus experience. They are not always visible but they are present in the production flow of the Copernicus / Earth Observation / GeoInformation (Copernicus /EO/GI) domains. Women in Copernicus aims to give them a voice and a face but also attract girls in STEM careers.
Women in Copernicus organized a first survey in 2020 addressed to women working in the sector, which provides us a first insight into a subject that should deserve further consideration in the future.
The second survey (end of 2021 and beginning of 2022) was addressed to all European people working or having worked with Copernicus data or in the Copernicus domain of activities. The survey includes 6 sections (demographics, background and career, barriers, facilitators, education choices and gender stereotypes).
With this second survey, Women in Copernicus wants to have a better understanding of the ecosystem and a more representative point of view on the gender subject by analysing the results.






Geospatial Education – Transitioning from emergency online to a new normal (Erasmus+)

Justine Blanford, Mike Gould, and Josef Strobl

COVID-19 has led to the rapid transformation and digitalisation of education around the world. Since the pandemic all aspects of education have been affected. Over the past 2 years many education staff have been required to react to the ongoing uncertainties and adapt materials quickly, learn new technologies with little or no time for reflection, upskilling, planning and designing of courses for delivering education in multi-modal learning environments.

Our goal is to bring together geospatial educators in higher education and provide an opportunity to reflect on education in the past two years, share experiences and discuss what is needed next with education. We would like to hear more from GiScience educators to identify what is required for implementing resilient GIScience Education and what is the best way forward.

More information about the context and Erasmus+ project related to this workshop can be found at

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