News & Events

  • UN-GGIM Academic Network Side-Event at 2nd WGIC in Hyderabad, India
    UN-GGIM Academic Network organized jointly with UN-GGIM Private and Public sector a side-event at the 2nd UN-GGIM WGIC on the topic of ‘Bridging Academia and Industry in Geospatial Research, Education and Training’. The event will be held on 10 October 2022 – all participants at WGIC are welcome to join. Unfortunately, due to technical limitations,… Read More
  • Inaugural workshop on Remote Sensing & GIS for Sustainable Development at AMU, Aligarh, India
    UN GGIM Academic Network has been informed that a one-week workshop (18 – 23 July, 2022) on “Remote Sensing & GIS for Sustainable Development” was inaugurated on 18th July, 2022 in the Interdisciplinary Department of Remote Sensing & GIS Applications, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). This workshop was part of a professional development of senior secondary… Read More
  • UN-GGIM Side-event at 12th UN-GGIM Session 3-5 August 2022
    UN-GGIM Academic Network is organizing a side-event on “Trustful and Ethical Use of Geospatial Data: the Role of Academics” at the upcoming 12th UN-GGIM Session. This side event will get together the Academic Network members, key people from UN-GGIM regional committees and working groups, and other interested participants to explore gaps, challenges and opportunities facing… Read More
  • UN Mappers Mapathon – UPDATED on 29 March 2022: connection details & Flyer available
    The UN GGIM Academic Network invites you to participate in a UN Mappers mapathon on 30 March 2022. The aim is to raise awareness of UN missions and how they use open data sources for them, and to inspire students to contribute to these efforts. Apart from learning how to contribute to data for UN… Read More
  • UN-GGIM Academic Network – introduction video by the Chair
    Dear all, here is a video message from our current Chair: Professor Maria Antonia Brovelli – in this video, you will receive great introduction to the UN-GGIM Academic Network together with the 2021 highlights. This can serve when you’d like to explain what our UN-GGIM Academic Network does, so feel free to share widely.  
  • UN Mappers mapathon in 2022 – save the date!
    Dear members of the UN GGIM Academic Network, The UN GGIM Academic Network invites you and your students to participate in a UN Mappers mapathon on 30 March 2022. UN Mappers is a community of mapping enthusiasts collaborating to collect, validate and disseminate geospatial open data in areas where the United Nations carry field operations… Read More
  • 2021 International GeoInformatics Summer School (Online) (No Tuition Fees!) 23-31 August, 2021
    Call for participation International GeoInformatics Summer School offers motivated university students and graduates an international and strongly academic summer session where outstanding lecturers and young talents meet to explore new ideas. 2021 International GeoInformatics Summer School (Online) will be organized on August 23th-31st with courses covering fundamental concepts, methodologies, and technologies in Multi-temporal SAR Interferometry… Read More
  • GeoConvergence Workshop (free!) – 18-19 May 2021
    A group of experts from across different sectors and industries will launch the dialogue and share the current state of affairs in terms of research and innovation in geospatial science, technology, and integration on May 18th. On May 19th, AGS and NSF are asking all “geo” stakeholders – including researchers, companies and organizations (including startups,… Read More
  • Satellite data analysis and Machine Learning with QGIS – free UN OpenGIS workshop
    See announcement of an interesting, free of charge (sufficient to register) workshop coming up: Workshop: Satellite Data Analysis and Machine Learning Classification with QGIS – Part 1  
  • Global Geodesy Forum on Earth Day, 22 April 2021.
    Dear colleagues of the global UN-GGIM community, On behalf of the UN-GGIM Subcommittee on Geodesy, we would like to announce this important Global Geodesy Forum which will, appropriately, be convened virtually on Earth Day, 22 April 2021. More information, including a detailed Concept Note – check this space for updates regularly. Titled “The Power of… Read More
  • T&F Book and Digital Product Award
    We are very pleased to share that our Open Access book, Sustainable Development Goals Connectivity Dilemma: Land and Geospatial Information for Urban and Rural Resilience has been Shortlisted a “2019 Taylor & Francis Outstanding Book and Digital Product Award in (Outstanding Reference)”. “Taylor & Francis has recognized the well-written, high-quality content that the authors, editors… Read More
  • IGIF First Expert Meeting
    Prof Abbas Rajabifard as the Chair of the UNGGIM Academic Network and the member of the joint Reference Committee of the UNGGIM and World Bank for the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework-IGIF has participated in the First Expert Consultation and Meeting on the Development of the Implementation Guide of the IGIF, on 22-23 March 2019 in… Read More
  • Successful UN GGIM Academic Network panel at UNWGIC 2018
    On the 21 November 2018, the UN-GGIM Academic Network chaired by Abbas Rajabifard chaired and concluded a successful session at the first United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC) 2018 in China on the theme of ‘A Sustainable and Resilient World: Capacity Building and Geospatial Research for Implementing the SDGs‘. During the session, the delegates… Read More
  • International Symposium ‘A Smart Sustainable Future for All 2018’
    We are delighted to invite you to join us and participate in the International Symposium and Workshops on ‘A Smart Sustainable Future for All 2018‘ from 24–26 September 2018. This event is hosted by the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructure and Land Administration (CSDILA) and Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety… Read More
  • Academic Network Meeting 2 August 2018
    The Academic Network meeting will be held on 2 August 2018 to discuss the Network’s Work Plan and our research agenda. The meeting will be help in Conference Room 12 (CR-12) between 8:00-10:00. You may find more information about side events, meetings and sessions here.
  • Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) Deadline Approaching
    Applications are being accepted through July 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT for the Spring 2018 competition of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP). For more information, visit their website. [:ar]Applications are being accepted through July 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT for the Spring 2018 competition of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program… Read More
  • Professors Strobl and Rajabifard Met in Australia
    Professor Josef Strobl, member of the Academic Network Advisory Board (Head of Department of GeoInformatics, University of Salzburg), and Professor Abbas Rajabifard, Chair of the Academic Network, met in Melbourne, Australia. During Professor Strobl’s visit, the 2018 Work Plan and future activities were discussed as well as strategic areas of the Network’s capacity building activities… Read More
  • UN GGIM Academic Network Forum 2018!
    We are excited to announce that UN-GGIM Academic Network’s second annual forum will be held at the Eighth Session UN-GGIM at the UN Headquarters on Monday July 30, 2018 in CR3 from 14:00-18:00. The forum will focus on urban settlements, resilience, and sustainability. Check back to learn more about the forum theme and program.
  • Successful UN GGIM Academic Network Forum 2017
    The 2017 United Nations-Global Geospatial Information Management Academic Network (UN-GGIM) Forum with the theme “Secure Land Rights and Smart Cities – Making it Work for Sustainable Development” was successfully held on 31 July 2017 at UN Headquarter in New York as part of the Seventh Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on GGIM. The Forum… Read More
  • UN GGIM Academic Network Forum 2017
    UN-GGIM Academic Network Forum Seventh Session of the Committee of Experts on UN-GGIM UN-GGIM Academic Network Forum Secure Land Rights and Smart Cities – Making It Work for Sustainable Development Monday, 31 July 2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Venue: Conference Room 11 (CR-11) United Nations Headquarters, New York Concept Note  The UN-GGIM aims to facilitate… Read More