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AGSE 2014: Continuing Geospatial Education

November 5 - 7, 2014, at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Information about this conferenes, the keynotes, workshops, presentations, and excursions with more details in the programme .

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Keynotes

  • Dr. Christopher Hepp, apder.org: Mechanisms and Major Players in International Disaster Management [Web]

    Chris Hepp (APDER) is a medical Doctor holding a Master in Humanitarian Assistance (Bochum/Deusto-Bilbao) and a Master in Health Policy Planning and Finance (LSE & LSHTM). He has worked for NGOs, various United Nations Agencies, the European Commission (ECHO) and for the International Red Cross mainly in Coordination and Planning and he is lecturing occasionally Humanitarian Affairs in various universities. Chris made his first experience with Aerial Photos and their use in Planning & Coordination Processes respectively mapping in Rwandese Refugee Camps in 1994. As a member of the United Nations Disaster Coordination and Assessment Team (UNDAC) he became aware of the importance not only of aerial photos but also the capturing of the 3D impression. In 2010 Chris was one of the founders of APDER which is a small non-profit NGO specialized in supporting coordination and planning processes with visual information in disasters, emergencies and recovery, thus focusing on low cost ‐ high tech application tailored for developing countries. In 2012 APDER made the first field test in Haiti.

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Kreiß, Aalen University: Inequality, Bubbles and Crashes - Why Rising Inequality is Economically Unsustainable [Web]

    After working as an investment banker at Dresdner Bank group Dr Christian Kreiß joined Aalen University as professor of Finance in 2002. He studied economics in Munich and wrote his dissertation about cartel price policy 1924-1932. He gave MBA-lectures on investment banking at University of Maine, USA, in 2004 and 2006. He wrote two books, many publications, is giving lots of public presentations and has been several times on TV and radio. Favorite subjects of research: planned obsolescence, financial crises, alternative theories in economics.

  • Dr. Michael Kalff, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences: Great Transition: shifts from industrial to sustainable society

    Michael Kalff studied educational science in Freiburg (Germany) and Buddhist philosophy in New Delhi (India), he did his doctoral thesis on the quest for sustainable models of wealth. After some years of research and projects at Wuppertal Institute (Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker) Mr. Kalff started his own office for sustainability projects near Freiburg, working for UNESCO, ministries, education institutions. He defines sustainable development as the succeeding integration of the globes ecological, social and economic limits into global society (Globopolis). It’s a process similar to past transitions, like shifting from stone age to agrarian age or later on to industrial age.

About this conference

AGSE 2014 will take place November 5 - 7, 2014, at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences. The University will host this year's conference in conjunction with the celebration of 15 years study program Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics at HFT Stuttgart.

Previous conferences took place 2008 in Trivandrum (Indian); 2009 in Stuttgart (Germany), 2010 in Arequipa (Peru), 2011 in Nairobi (Kenya), 2012 in Johor Bahru (Malaysia), and 2013 in Ahmedabad (India).

The overall scope of this conference is to offer an interdisciplinary, international forum for sharing knowledge about the science and application of Geoinformatics with focus on developing countries.

Besides invited keynotes the conference invites presentations to a variety of topics. There will be offered as well professional training and workshops about current topics in the fields of Geoinformatics, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Workshops

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Please note that this list is still updated!

  • Michael Paulmann, HFT Stuttgart: OpenStreetMap
  • Dr Anusuriya Devaraju, Forschungszentrum Jülich: Open environmental data integration and interoperability [Web]

    Dr. Devaraju is a postdoctoral research associate at Agrosphere Institute, Forschungszentrum Jülich, mainly responsible for the data management of TERENO-MED initiative. She is also a member of the TERENO data management committee.

  • Dian Anggraeni, Md. Abdul Mu Zoarder, HFT Stuttgart: GeoNode
  • Dr. Christopher Hepp, apder.org: Airborne Photogrammetry for Disaster Management [Web]

    In the theoretical part the workshop will provide an overview of the use of visual information captured in aerial photos and satellite images in disaster response looking at different phases and actors of the disaster management cycle such as actors of Civil Protection Mechanism like the Technische Hilfswerk (THW) in Germany but also traditional humanitarian actors such as the Red Cross. In the practical part the working groups use photos taken from the blimp of the university campus to process them to Air Panorama Photos. The AirPanos will be uploaded on a free internet platform to Composite and Syntheded Spherical Models.

    This workshop is aimed for not only participants with interests in disaster management but also for attendants with interest in planning/designing/managing projects or ventures with or without previous experience in aerial images.

Presentations

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More presentations in our programme!

  • Dr Anusuriya Devaraju, Forschungszentrum Jülich: Open environmental data integration and interoperability [Web]

    Dr. Devaraju is a postdoctoral research associate at Agrosphere Institute, Forschungszentrum Jülich, mainly responsible for the data management of TERENO-MED initiative. She is also a member of the TERENO data management committee.

  • Dian Anggraeni, Md. Abdul Mu Zoarder, HFT Stuttgart: GeoNode
  • Prof. Vinita Yadav Ph.D, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi: Poverty situation: a comparison of different countries (tbc) [Web]

    Dr. Yadav is an Urban Planner and Governance Specialist who worked in consultancy organisation, non-government organisation and is now working as faculty at School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.

  • Prof. Rainer Kettemann, HFT Stuttgart: Precise Point Positioning, a New Precise GNSS Method ‐ Background and Experiences at HFT Stuttgart
  • Georg Dilk, HFT Stuttgart: Sharing cave information with speleologists and public using ArcGIS Online
  • Satyendra Singh MSc, HFT Stuttgart: Poverty mapping techniques in India
  • Sajid Ali MSc: Design and Implementation of an Institutinal geodatabse and Web GIS for European Carribean Association
  • Hafiz Ali Imran MSc: Agent Based Simulation for Suitability of Biogas Power Plants
  • Rayado Perez, S. MSc, W. Busch, Clausthal University of Technology: Web-oriented database and Geoprocessing Services for the documentation of Synthetic Aperture Radar Scenes

Excursion

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  • Invitation City Tour Bamberg, 8.11.2014: Saturday, 8th November 2014, Meeting point: 8.45am, Main station, platform 7, Student contribution: € 5,00.

    Bamberg is a work of art that has been in progress for a thousand years, yet it is a city alive and youthful as ever. The many faces of this UNESCO World Heritage City are perhaps what fascinate visitors the most. The "City on the Hills" represents Franconia's answer to Rome, the "Island City" is its pulsating heart. Other landmarks like the "Market Gardeners' District" are offering equally unique opportunities to explore this beautiful city. Please make your booking early at the ISO to secure your place: iso.aaa@hft-stuttgart.de

AGSE Contacts

Let's get in touch

Please feel free to contact us in case you have got further questions or remarks. You can get in touch with us according to the region you are interested in:

AGSE South-East-Asia:
Prof. Dr. Pradeep Kumar, University of Kerala,
AGSE Europe:
Prof. Dr. Franz-Josef Behr, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences,
AGSE Africa:
Prof. Dr. Moses Ngigi

AGSE History

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