Workshops

Geospatial semantics represent interrelated concepts and reasoning based on theoretical and applied perspectives. Concepts behind geographic knowledge representation are rooted in various disciplines, including language, logic, visual analytics, social theory, geospatial analysis, programming, and the humanities. The Commission on Geospatial Semantics (CGS) aims to advance research on this subject.

Geospatial Semantics and the Problems of Visualization

Workshop preceding the EuroCarto 2020 Conference, Vienna, Austria

Geospatial semantics are important in computational representations of geographical phenomena. Their complexity seems to suggest an ideal arena for using geovisualization to support and improve applications and make underlying logics and expressions more tractable to larger audiences. Yet, there as been little work to date in this area. This workshop brings interested researchers together, facilitates the exchange of ideas from ongoing research and  scopes future research issues. Since relevant concepts behind geographic knowledge representation are rooted in various disciplines, including language, logic, visual analytics, social theory, geospatial analysis, computer science, and the humanities, we are supporting a workshop for the exchanges that opens perspectives for future research.

The ICA Commission on Geospatial Semantics (CGS) invites abstracts for this workshop to be held immediately after GIScience in Poznan and preceding EuroCarto 2020.  The workshop program allows for brief (in pecha kucha format) project presentations, break-out group discussions of research directions and a concluding ranking of research questions by priority. Documentation of the workshop will be available at the CGS website.  Scholars interested in presenting their research or participating in the session as a discussant are invited to submit their abstract or position paper at the web site that will soon be linked to this announcement.

Workshop organizers

  • Francis Harvey, Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography (f_harvey@ifl-leipzig.de)
  • Dalia Varanka, U.S. Geological Survey (dvaranka@usgs.gov)

AutoCarto 2020 Workshop

Tutorial

An introductory tutorial on modeling aspects of geospatial semantics using Protégé design software

Presentations

Presentations on current research by members and interested participants

Planning

Building a community by discussing plans for Commission activities

The CGS invites abstracts for its first annual workshop on theoretical and applied aspects of geospatial and cartographic ontologies to be held in conjunction with AutoCarto 2020. This half-day workshop will bring together expert and newly interested specialists and technologists to network and advance the broad study of geospatial informatics in geographic information. A range of potential topics are appropriate for the workshop and opportunities will be provided for those interested in the day’s agenda to register an interest or an issue to be included for discussion.

Scholars interested in presenting their research or participating in the session as a discussant are invited to submit their abstract or position paper at the web site linked on the workshop home page.

Workshop Organizers

  • Dalia Varanka, U.S. Geological Survey (dvaranka@usgs.gov)
  • Alexander Sorokine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (sorokina@ornl.gov)
  • E. Lynn Usery, U.S. Geological Survey (usery@usgs.gov)
  • Francis Harvey, Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde (f_harvey@ifl-leipzig.de)

ICA Workshop on Geospatial Semantics

Workshop at the 30th International Cartographic Conference (ICC), Florence Italy, 19-23 July, 2021.