GeoCultGIS – Geographical and Cultural Aspects of Geo-information: Issues and Solutions


Monday 17th June 2019, Limassol, Cyprus at AGILE 2019


GeoCultGIS Workshop Introduction

While some geo-datasets offer global coverage and spatial methods attempt to be generic, applications are considerably of local nature. Furthermore, local geographic and social-cultural idiosyncrasies lead to heterogeneity in data production practices and interpretation of abstract geographical concepts. These are limiting factors for the transferability of methods and theoretical approaches. While long acknowledged, these challenges are still pending solutions and questions regarding conceptual, formal, and operational approaches for considering the cultural and geographical aspects of geo-information remain open.

By bringing together researchers dealing with social-cultural and geographical aspects related to the production, usage and analysis of geo-information, the GeoCultGIS full-day workshop offers an opportunity for an inclusive and open discussion on the general conceptual, methodological, and empirical approaches for tackling such issues. This workshop will promote and advance the exchange of information and knowledge on the matter through keynote talks, short paper presentations and open discussion rounds.

Workshop Schedule

Session Time Details
Introduction 09:15-09:45 GeoCultGIS workshop: Motivations, Aims, and Structure
Speaker: Tessio Novack, Heidelberg University
Society→Geoinformation→Society: Identifying and Designing Effects
Chair: Tessio Novack, Heidelberg University
09:45-10:10 Spatial Crowdsourcing Services, a Means to Protect the Community, Create New Geographical Features and Improve the Level of Spatial Data Effectiveness in Society
Speaker: Hooshang Eivazy, Toosi University of Technology
10:10-10:15 Discussion
10:15-10:40 The Institutional Contexts of Volunteered Geographic Information Production: A Quantitative Exploration of OpenStreetMap Data
Speaker: Yair Grinberger, Heidelberg University
10:40-10:45 Discussion
10:45-11:00 Panel Discussion: Geoinformation as a Geo-Cultural Product and Effect
Coffee Break 11:00-11:30  
Geoinformation=Society? Representation and Translation
Chair: Yair Grinberger, Heidelberg University
11:30-11:55 Are Streets Indicative of Place Types?
Speaker: Rui Zhu, UC Santa Barbara
11:55-12:00 Discussion
12:00-12:25 The Representation of Urban Green Spaces in OpenStreetMap
Speaker: Christina Ludwig, Heidelberg University
12:25-12:30 Discussion
12:30-12:45 Panel Discussion: Measuring and Working over Geo-Cultural Differences
General Discussion 12:45-13:30 The Geographical and Cultural Aspects of Geoinformation: Towards a Research Agenda
Moderator: Michael Schultz, Heidelberg University
Lunch Break: 13:30-14:30  
General Discussion (Continued) 14:30-15:50 The Geographical and Cultural Aspects of Geoinformation: Towards a Research Agenda
Moderator: Michael Schultz, Heidelberg University
Concluding Remarks by the Organzing Group 15:50-16:00  
Conclusion of workshop (and coffee break) 16:00-16:30  

GeoCultGIS Submission Guidelines

We encourage participants to submit conceptual, methodological, or empirical short papers (up to 3000 words manuscripts) discussing the cultural and geographical aspects of geo-information, in particular, but not limited to, subjects such as:

GeoCultGIS Registration Guidelines

All participants are required to register to the workshop via the AGILE 2019 registration system and pay the participation fee, as defined by AGILE

GeoCultGIS Important Dates (Updated!)

GeoCultGIS Workshop Organisers

The GeoCultGIS 2019 workshop will be organised and co-chaired by:

Any of the organisers will be happy to answer any queries or questions you have regarding the workshop.