About the conference

The GeoMundus Conference is a free international conference organized by students of the joint MSc program in Geospatial Technologies. Since 2009, the GeoMundus has been hosted annually alternating between the program’s organizing universities, NOVA IMS (Lisbon, Portugal), WWU (Münster, Germany) and UJI (Castellón de la Plana, Spain).

The conference brings together students, researchers, and professionals from the broader geospatial community for a unique collaborative experience. The aim is to share state of the art scientific research, knowledge, and skills in the fields of Geospatial Technologies, Geoinformatics, and Geosciences.

This year’s twist

Previous editions have not had a particular thematic focus. However, this year we want to spice up discussions with a guiding theme. As students and members of the geospatial community, we want to engage participants in critical reflection about the goals and motivations of geospatial innovation.

Is geospatial innovation driven by a desire for technological advancement (for the sake of technological advancement), or is it driven by a pressing societal need for geospatial solutions? Provocatively we ask the open-ended question: “Geospatial Technologies: Fancy Toys or Tangible Outcomes?”.

Recent decades have seen an explosion of creativity in geospatial technologies, applications and methodologies. With these rapid developments we believe that it is important to stop and reconsider the tangible utility of these new innovations, and find out how we can ensure that our professional efforts fit some of the most pressing societal needs. Thus, this year’s conference will focus on and provoke participants to engage in constructive discussion and to ask themselves what the value of their work is in the world.


Anyone who is curious about geospatial technologies and their applications should participate in this conference. We welcome students, researchers, industry leaders and members from the general public to join us for this year’s edition. It is not only a great opportunity to learn about this exciting field, but also to network with the brightest minds.

The registration for the hybrid GeoMundus Conference 2021 is now closed.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal ("Spatial decision-making for sustainability"), Dr. Linnet Taylor ("The God’s eye view? Geospatial data, power and politics"), Prof. Gilberto Câmara ("Satellite Image Time Series Analysis for Big Earth Observation Data") and Brendan O’Neill ("Geographic Information Systems in the Humanitarian and Global Development Communities") have confirmed their participation as Keynote Speakers.

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Professor for Geoinformation Engineering
Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation, ETH Zurich

Dr. Linnet Taylor
Associate Professor
Tilburg Law School
Researcher on Geoinformatics and Land Use Change
Brazil National Institute for Space Research

Solutions Engineer
Esri's Nonprofit and Global Organizations & Johns Hopkins University

Workshop Leaders

Two workshops will take place during GeoMundus 2021 thanks to the workshop leaders Dr. Thomas Bartoschek and Mario Pesch ("Environmental Citizen Science with senseBox and openSenseMap"), and Pedro Cabral, Felipe Campos and João David ("Open data and models for mapping ecosystem services").

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Postdoctoral researcher & CEO
University of Münster & re:edu
Mario Pesch
Research assistant and PhD candidate
University of Münster
Dr. Pedro Cabral
Associate Professor
NOVA University of Lisbon
Dr. Felipe Campos
Postdoctoral Researcher
NOVA University of Lisbon
João David
Guest lecturer
NOVA University of Lisbon

Sponsors & Partners

GeoMundus is seeking partners from both the public and private sector including but not limited to the spatial, technological, scientific, governmental, academic fields. We will be thrilled to have your support and participation in this international event.

Please feel free to contact us at organization[at]geomundus.org for more information on how to be a part of this unique conference! We will be glad to discuss your ideas to sponsor the GeoMundus Conference 2021 and future years.




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Mailing address

Information Management School
Campus de Campolide, 1070-312
Lisboa, Portugal

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