Wednesday, November 19, 2014

GISCA'14 Proceedings published & available

Good news for all conference participants, authors and everyone else interested: Alishir Kurban representing the local organizers of this year's GIS-in-Central-Asia Conference and Akylbek Chymyrov from ACA*GIScience as head of this annual conference series have announced the availability of the 2014 proceedings, now ready for download.

Under the motto "Silk Road in Space and Time - the Urumqi Node" an impressive series of papers has been submitted, reviewed and compiled into this volume, documenting the state of Geoinformatics as well as GIS and Remote Sensing applications across Central Asia.

The call for papers and other contributions for GISCA'15 in Tashkent will be opening shortly, it therefore now already is time to look ahead!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tempus GE-UZ Textbooks for Uzbek Msc students

Eight textbooks were developed in the frame of Tempus GE-UZ project to support students, participating in MSc course in Geoinformatics in Uzbekistan. Pilot course was launched; textbooks will be reviewed by students and will be refined according to their feedbacks at the end of the academic year.

The 8 modules are:
  • Geoinformation Systems and Science
  • Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Data Structures and Models
  • Data Acquisition and Data Integration
  • (Geo)- Databases and Distributed Architectures
  • Cartography and Geovisualization
  • Spatial analysis
  • Project Management and Organisation

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Kyrgyzstan National Treasures: GIS Day Website

To celebrate GIS Day 2014, ACA*GIScience is offering a new website showcasing outstanding landscapes and features across Kyrgyzstan. You are welcome to visit and explore the highlighted locations. You will experience a fully navigable storymap – the background satellite imagery can be zoomed and panned to discover other interesting places.

You are welcome to propose additional locations, as Kyrgyzstan offers many interesting and unique landscapes to visitors as well as its citizens. All background imagery is provided through ArcGIS Online (, a cloud-based geospatial content management system offering solid foundations for educational and research applications.

Wishing everyone a successful and stimulating GIS Day 2014!