AGSE 2021


Geospatial Technology in Times of Global Challenges

The conference will take place in online mode November 24 – 26 (plus workshops), 2021, at Katmandu University organized by the Department of Geomatics Engineering, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University and the Geospatial Department of Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany, co-organized by the Laboratory for interoperable, and open-source Geospatial Software, Data and Standards (HFT ICA-OSGeo-Lab).

Potential contributions are welcome in fields like Agriculture and Food Security, Geospatial IT, Land Use, Land Management, Public Health, Support for Economics using Spatial IT, Development of infrastructure, Urban Planning, ...


  • Janak Raj Joshi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation
  • Matthias Ruchser (Crop Trust, t.b.c.)
  • Prof. Behr: OGC and ISO Geoinformatics standards in the context of SDIs, SDGs, VGI and Open Data
  • Prof. Möller: Continuous Remote Sensing Imagery - from Micro to Macro Scale (t.b.c)


As for previous conferences we plan to offer an interesting portfolio about current topics.
  • Hamidreza Ostadabbas: Data acquisition with help of QField and open source GIS software (QGIS)
  • Christine Brönner: Geo-Information management for the humanitarian/development nexus: challenges and opportunities
  • Diana Christa Gamutan/Milloza: Workshop on QGIS
  • Winhard Tampubolon: DEM generation using open source GI processing software (SNAP desktop)
  • Mohammad Shafi Bajauri: Introductory Workshop on Google Earth Engine and its application in hazard assessment
  • Md. Shafiqul Islam: Automatic Feature Extraction from point cloud Data using Global Mapper Software
  • Anil Minhans: Emerging technologies in traffic management using Floating Car Data (FCD)


You can register through our online conference system, https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=agse2021 and submit your contribution.

Of course you can register as well as participant. It's an online conference, sponsored by the sponsors listed below. Hence feel to participate it is an Open Resource and Open Education!

Date & Location

AGSE 2021 will take place November 24 – 26 plus excursion, 2021, at Kathmandu University, Kathmandu, Neopal.

Organizing Committee

Kathmandu University

  • Dr. Subash Ghimire, Acting Head of Department and Assistant Professor, Department of Geomatics Engineering, School of Engineering
  • Dr. Reshma Shrestha, Department of Geomatics Engineering, School of Engineering
  • Dr. Uma Shankar Panday, Department of Geomatics Engineering, School of Engineering
  • Dr.-Ing. Ramesh Kumar Maskey, Professor of Civil Engineering (Water & Energy), Kathmandu University

Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences

International Advisory Board

  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Möller, Beuth University
  • Prof. Dr. Jaishanker Nair, IIITM-K, Trivandrum, India
  • Dr. Murimi Ngigi, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya


The prelimanary program is under development for download until first week in October 2021.

Sponsorship opportunities

The AGSE 2021 Committee plans to create a variety of sponsorship opportunities for this year's event. Sponsoring AGSE, unlike other conferences, is not just about marketing – it is also a meaningful opportunity to contribute to the meaningful dissemination of knowledge on behalf of our communities and the environment we are living in. Our specific focus ist to support education, training and scientific education in the realm of geospatial technologies, science and data. Contact agse@hft-stuttgart.de for further information.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) by means of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
HFT Stuttgart
HFT Stuttgart