AGSE 2019


Digital Landscapes: Chances for Development

The conference took place September 11 – 14, 2019, at HFT Stuttgart organized by Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany, co-organized by the ICA Commission on SDI and Standards and the Laboratory for interoperable, and open-source Geospatial Software, Data and Standards (HFT ICA-OSGeo-Lab).

AGSE 2019 Participants (Source: Mirka Zimmermann)

Due to the developments in the recent years the focus thelaid following fields:

  • Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and Crowdsourcing,
  • Earth Observation,
  • Geo-portals and Geodata Infrastruktures, collaborative data custodianship.

The conference also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Master Programme "Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics". The Master of Science program started with the first batch 20 years ago, meanwhile there is a global network of about 500 alumni graduated from the program. Since its beginning, the course is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in its program for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS).

For the joined AGSE conference and the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the study program we were happy to announce that travel funds for a number of participants – in particular alumni of the study program but not only – will be available, sponsored by DAAD.

For those alumni not able to participate in-situ in Stuttgart, a successful online Webinar was organized.


The program including abstracts and further information is available for download:

Programme and Abstracts (2019-09-09)
Please note that still some changes are possible!


We are happy about the confirmtion of the first keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Kreiß, Aalen University , Aalen, Germany: Bubbles, Busts and Crashes – Why Rising Inequality is Economically Unsustainable
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Möller, University of Bamberg & Beuth University Berlin: Continuous Remote Sensing Imagery from Micro to Macro Scale
  • Athina Trakas, Open Geospatial Consortium: t.b.a.



Registration for the AGSE 2019 conference is closed.

Participation in the Webinar sessions as auditor is possible without registration. Just use the link

The webinar will start Wednesday, September 12, 2019 at 14:00.

Full Paper Submission

The conference proceedings including your full papers are planned to be published after the conference. Please send your full papers to before October 15, 2019

Layout templates for full paper will be provided soon.

Date & Location

AGSE 2019 took place September 11 – 14, 2019, at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany.

Local Organizing Committee

  • Dietrich Schröder, Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
  • Franz-Josef Behr, Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
  • Anja Ernst, Research Coordinator, Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
  • Michael Hahn, Faculty of Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
  • International Advisory Board

    • Prof. Dr. Matthias Möller, Beuth University
    • Vipula Abeyratne M.Sc., Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
    • Dr. Seraphim Alvanides, Northumbria University at Newcastle, UK
    • Prof. Dr. Hossein Arefi, Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Tehran
    • Dr. Karina Guardado M.Sc., Universidad de El Salvador
    • Dr. Ashish Karmacharya, i3 Mainz
    • Prof. em. Rainer Kettmann, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
    • Prof. Dr. David Kuria Kuria, The National Land Commission (NLC), Kenya
    • Prof. Dr. Jaishanker Nair, IIITM-K, Trivandrum, India
    • Dr. Murimi Ngigi, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya
    • Dr. Adel Omran, University of Tübingen
    • Dr. Lorenz Wendt, University of Salzburg
    • Dr. Rafael Rebolledo Wueffer, Colombia

    Sponsorship opportunities

    The AGSE 2019 Committee has created 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 for further information.
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    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) by means of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
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