In this thematic area there are several sub themes as follows:

Natural Resource management

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, include SDG 2, which calls upon countries to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.

The special topics in this thematic areas will include:

  • Pollution and Environmental Degradation
  • Waste Management
  • People/society
  • Human health

Geo-Information Technology and Capacity Building

  • The special topics in this thematic areas will include:
  • Mobile mapping innovations
  • Geospatial databases and spatio-temporal data management
  • On-line spatial data mining 
  • GeoSensor data acquisition, processing, management and analysis
  • Advanced GIS visualization techniques for Web and mobile applications
  • 3D modelling of cityscapes for location-based services and subsurface modelling.
  • Volunteered Geographic Information and crowdsourcing