GeOnG, the Forum of Geographic Information for Relief and Development, gathers humanitarian workers and GIS professionals every two years. This year’s conference starts next Monday and Tuesday in CHambéry, France.

The presence of major organizations such as UNHCR, OCHA, ACF, Médecins du Monde, Médecins Sans Frontière, UNOSAT, the French Space agency (CNES), MapAction, HOT, ACAPS, WFP, Concern Worldwide, Handicap International, HRW, Solidarités, Terre des Hommes, TacticalTech, etc. let anticipate a very productive and interesting conference!


The complete program of the event can be found at Hints for traveling to Chambéry can be found at reported about GeOnG 2013 here.

About fjbehr

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Behr, Professor of Geoinformatics at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences ( His specializations include * Internet, Internet GIS * XML, GML, SVG * Data exchange and Interoperability * Visualization * Open Source Solutions * Consulting Member of the DIN working group NA 005-03-03 AA "Arbeitsausschuss Kartographie und Geoinformation" (Sp CEN/TC 287+ISO/TC 211). He is the author of two authoritative books on GIS in German, one is "Strategisches GIS-Management", published by Wichmann Verlag (2004). The second is "Einführung in Geographische Informationssysteme" (1997).

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