Geo-Information for Disaster Management

Geo-information for Disaster management (Gi4DM) is an annual conference devoted to the use and application of geo-information technology in disaster management. The fundamental goal of the conference is to provide a forum where disaster managers, stakeholders, researchers, data providers and system developers can discuss challenges, share experience, discuss new ideas, demonstrate technology and analyse future research toward better support of risk and disaster management activities.

Eleven editions of these conferences have taken place in Delft, The Netherlands, (March 2005), Goa, India, (September 2006), Toronto, Canada, (May 2007), Harbin, China (August, 2008), Prague, Czech Republic (January 2009), Turin, Italy (February 2010), Antalya, Turkey (May, 2011) Enschede, the Netherlands (December, 2012), Hanoi, Vietnam (December 2013), Montpellier, France (September, 2015), Istanbul, Turkey (March 2018), Prague, Czech Republic (September, 2019) and Sydney, Australia (December, 2020), Beijing, China (November, 2022).

The upcoming Gi4DM conference, scheduled for 2-3 November 2024 in Belém, Brazil, will be jointly organized alongside the ISPRS TC III midterm symposium and ISPRS ICWG III/IVa in collaboration with international institution knowledge partners to advance multidisciplinary collaboration.

Gi4DM has been organised in cooperation with different international bodies such as ISPRS, UNOOSA, ICA, ISCRAM FIG, IAG  OGC, WFP and supported by national organisations such as GIN (Netherlands) and CIG (Canada). Gi4DM has been organised by different organisations. Since 2020 Gi4DM is coordinated by the International Science Council (ISC) GeoUnions Standing Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction (ISC GeoUnions Standing Committee on DRR) .

The purpose of this web site is to preserve as much as possible the impressions of all symposia, the innovative ideas, papers, presentations, publications and workshop and thereby strengthen the links between Geo-specialists and Disaster managers.