AGILE pre-conference workshop | GeoData and Tools for Education and Research

14 June 2022 (Vilnius, Lithuania (hybrid))

Organizers: Bénédicte Bucher (email), Frédéric Cantat (email), Joep Crompvoets (email), Anka Lisec (email), Markéta Potůčková (email)

Topics: Exploitation of geodata in education (incl. primary, secondary school, university, life-long learning); Usability of geodata, Open geospatial data; Raising levels of expertise and awareness.

The focus of this workshop was the value of geodata for education and research and possible solutions to improve this value, incl. during the specification of new data products. Geographical data and analyses are a useful asset for several domains of education and of research like geography, history, urbanism or environmental science, among others, from primary school to high education and life-long learning. Reciprocally, from the perspective of data providers, education and research are particularly important application domains because of their concern for linking knowledge (production or dissemination) with data, for adopting critical perspectives on data.

In the specific context of Europe, as more and more data will become open for all, geographical or not, this workshop aimed at studying these users’ capacity to make the most of the wealth of this data and how to design dedicated solutions. It also targeted possible synergies to interconnect existing approaches, usually national, and achieve cross-national solutions, in Europe and beyond. This was also an opportunity to advance the identification of future products required for these activities.

This workshop was organized by EuroSDR and proposed to study current experiences developed by EuroDR members, mainly at national mapping agencies, as well as proposals stemming from AGILE research communities.

More precise objectives were:

  • to find connections between existing solutions/good practices
  • to define use cases common to several countries and initiating their development.

A report is being prepared and will be published by EuroSDR.


14:30 - 14:35

Welcome address, Bénédicte Bucher, University Gustave Eiffel, IGN-ENSG, EuroSDR, France

14:35 - 15:00

A panorama of approaches from EuroSDR members (survey results), Markéta Potůčková, Charles University, Czech Republic (pdf)

15:00 - 15:30

15: 00 - 15:30 : Global, regional and national level spatial data for teaching and research in GIS in Estonia, Evelyn Uuemaa and Alexander Kmoch, University Tartu, Estonia (pdf)

15:30 - 16:00

The 5*S Education community project, Conor Cahalane, Maynooth University, Ireland (pdf)

16:00 - 16:30


16:30 - 17:00

Use of Edugéo for teaching Geography and History, Mathieu Chartier, Education nationale, France (pdf)

17:00 - 17:30

Open discussion and collaborative wrap up