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IFGI Photo Competition - New Deadline!

New deadline! Participate in the photo competition "Geoinformatics is Everywhere" till December 14th and win a gift certificate for 50 Euros from Amazon. More information and submission on

Do you know the connection between a romanesco broccoli and the fields of mathematics? There is one, similar to the connection between a Geographical Informationsystem and the field of Geoinformatics but it might not be as clear as the link with the broccoli.

Although Geoinformatics is gaining more and more attention, all the connections this science has to our daily life are most of the times not obvious at first or even second sight. The relationship between a GIS and Geoinformatics is obvious. Geoinformatics is part of a navigation system or geocaching which is also well known by many people. However, only few people know that Geoinformatics is also used for archaeological excavations in Egypt, the monitoring of the discharge of slurry by farmers or the display of waiting times at bus stops. With the “Geoinformatics is Everywhere” slogan, we want to discover those daily connections and we want YOU to help us. Through a new photo competition we want to find out the impact of Geoinformatics on our daily life.

Upload your picture and a short description on the page below and get a chance to win one of four gift certificates for Amazon for over 50 Euro. The most creative submissions will be nominated by a jury of students and lecturers and become published. The four best submissions will win a price.

Submit now:

P.s.: The structure of the romanesco broccoli repeats itself endlessly and und resembles a mathematical pattern known as fractal. ;-)


What is GeoMundus?

GeoMundus is a symposium on different Geoscience disciplines including, but not limited to Geography, Earth and Environmental Studies, Geographic Information Science and Geoinformatics, Agriculture, Ecology and Environment, Disaster Management, and any other area in the broad field of Geoscience. This conference is organized by the students from the consortium of Erasmus Mundus (EM) International Master's program in Geospatial Technologies. It is a free of charge conference organized by students and for students. The conference will have participants from more than 25 countries, and is also an opportunity to hear from expert speakers from different fields of Geoscience.

Paper Submission Deadline: October 15, 2012
Notification of Successful Applicants: October 20, 2012

Poster/Map Submission Deadline: October 15, 2012
Notification of Successful Poster/Map Applicants: October 20, 2012


Why participate in GeoMundus 2012?

This year, GeoMundus will be held in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal on Friday and Saturday, November 9-10, 2012.  This conference aims to promote the professional development of Erasmus Mundus Master and other students. It provides students with an opportunity to present their own research, share their ideas and learn about the work of others from a variety of broad but interrelated fields. Furthermore, it creates a forum to meet other students from a diverse range of backgrounds, and share experiences and knowledge.

As well as hearing presentations from fellow students, participants at the conference will be involved in a diverse program of invited speakers from academia, business and non-government organizations. We are pleased to announce that our keynote speakers will be Professor Mike Jackson, from the National Geospatial Center, University of Nottingham, UK, Professor Mario Caetano, Associate Researcher of the Instituto Geográfico Português and Invited Professor at ISEGI and Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

Registration is FREE until Friday, October 26.  After this day, registration will cost twenty euros.


Who should participate in GeoMundus 2012?

Targeted audiences: (including but not limited to)

  • Students and researchers from International Erasmus Mundus courses in geography, earth and environmental studies

  • Local and international students in the scientific community of geography, earth and environmental studies

  • Related local and international NGOs, UN, academic and business communities

  • General public





  • You can already download the published papers of GeoMundus 2012 here.
  • For any kind of communication regarding GeoMundus 2012, please feel free to contact us.
  • Don't forget to visit our new Video and Photo galleries!
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