CALL FOR PAPERS: Workshop on sharing geospatial data, Bern 2013

You are cordially invited to participate in the interdisciplinary scientific workshop Sharing Geospatial Data – the key to successful interdisciplinary and international collaboration to be held in Bern, October 31th – November 2nd, 2013. The workshop is intended to tie in with a series of three previous workshops dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration on geospatial data ( and

The workshop aims at providing an interdisciplinary platform to present and learn about best practise rules for geospatial data exchange, metadata tools and archiving facilities: Discuss the possibilities of geodata transfer and preservation, discover the geodata sharing features of open source CMS Cartaro and ArcGIS, learn about the potential of geodata crowdsourcing and present your own ideas and experiences related to the provision of geodata among disciplines and levels of knowledge. Expert talks, scientific presentations as well as training sessions will enable participants to use innovative and sustainable methods of geodata cooperation.

The workshop invites presentations on current projects or work in progress that focus on geospatial data exchange, metadata compilation or archiving standards or projects that include cooperative use of geospatial data. Furthermore, we also encourage the submission of contributions on geodata outreach and crowdsourcing. You are invited to register and/or submit an abstract (max. 250 words) for an oral or a poster presentation online.

For further details on the preliminary conference program, training, venue & accomodation and other activities please access the workshop website via

Important deadlines:

  • Submission: September 5, 2013
  • Registration: September 30, 2013

Fees are 80 CHF (regular) and 40 CHF (students and University of Bern members).

Contact: Dr. Fabia Hüsler
Remote Sensing Research Group
Department of Geography
University of Bern