EuroSDR/AGILE 2024 Workshop | Current trends of Volunteered Geographic Information in National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies

4 June 2024 (Glasgow, Scotland)


Date:  Tuesday 4th June 2024, 14:00 - 18:00

Location:  Glasgow, Scotland

Venue: Advance Research Centre (ARC), Room 237A, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland (Map links: OS Maps or OSM)


Conference:  AGILE 2024 -


Crowdsourcing and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) are long established topics of the AGILE conferences and have attracted considerable research effort over the last 10 - 15 years. Now is an opportune time to assess where we are now and what has been achieved in the domain of Crowdsourcing and VIG. Eleven years on from the first AGILE workshop in Leuven (2013) on VGI from the NMCA perspective, EuroSDR and AGILE are now organising a new workshop to share the lessons learned, good practice and current flagship projects or initiatives in this area in order to bring into focus the current research exploring VGI methods, technologies, and crowdsourcing communities. 


14:00 - 14:10       Welcome and Introduction

14:10 - 14:25       Presentation of EuroSDR Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) survey’s results – Frédéric Cantat, EuroSDR & IGN France

14:25 - 16:00        Presentations of insightful initiatives/projects and good practice examples of using VGI in NMCAs:

·         GeoFA and other Danish VGI cases, Katarina Ritz, SDFI (Denmark)

·         Panoramax the free-alternative to photo-mapping territories, Amélie Crépin, IGN (France)

·         Projects and initiatives from Great-Britain, Richard Tyrell/Jeremy Morley, Ordnance Survey

·         Projects and initiatives from Finland, Juha Oksanen, National Land Survey of Finland.  A zoom in Marker Quest project by Pyry Kettunen, National Land Survey of Finland


16:00 - 16:15:       Coffee break and networking

16:15 - 17:00        Panel session: Emerging trends and lessons learned in the use of VGI by NMCAs from 2013 to 2024:

·         Dr Peter Mooney, Maynooth University

·         Dr Ana-Maria Raimond, Gustave Eiffel University and IGN/ENSG

·         Dr Juha Oksanen, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute and National Land Survey

·          Jeremy Morley, Ordnance Survey, Research and Innovation team leader

17:00 - 17:40        Break out session: which research fields/problems need to be explored in order to better promote and understand the use of VGI in NMCAs?

17:40 – 17:50       Feed-back from Break out session

17:50 - 18:00        Wrap up and next steps

How to Participate:

We’re keen to hear from a wide range of people from:
VGI associations,
Scientific communities

Come and join us!

To participate, you need to register for the AGILE 2024 conference:  

(select Get tickets > Workshops Only AGILE Member or Workshops Only)

Fees for attending the AGILE workshops are the following for AGILE members and non-AGILE members respectively:

Workshops Only:                                  £115     £170

Workshops with conference ticket:   £65       £90

If you have any questions, please send us an email to And let us know in advance the same way if you register 

Workshop Conveners:

      Dr Ana-Maria Raimond, Gustave Eiffel University IGN-ENSG, France

      Dr Peter Mooney, Maynooth University, Ireland

      Dr Juha Oksanen, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute and National Land Survey

      Jeremy Morley, Ordnance Survey, Great-Britain

      Frédéric Cantat, EuroSDR and IGN, France                 

AGILE 2024 Conference Website