Geospatial Knowledge Transfer: Old and New in Geospatial Information Education for Asia

An Antique River Map on a Wooden Panel (Gansu, China, ca. 239 BC)

Asia has a long history of making and using maps. Geospatial information education has transformed from happening only among classic intellectuals in the past two millenniums to general public in the last two centuries. Digital technologies and tools, including the latest Generative AI, ensure resilient and sustainable education to all. It is exciting to explore how educators and learners can better harness the rich history and the latest tools to empower future geospatial information education for Asia.

The ICA Commission on Education and Training and the ICA Commission on Digital Transformation of National Mapping Agencies are jointly organizing this workshop, Geospatial Knowledge Transfer: Old and New in Geospatial Information Education for Asia. The workshop will take place on the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, on December 8, 2024, with the first AsiaCarto conference. This workshop will bring together educators and researchers to share the latest thoughts and best practices on cartography and GIS, remote sensing and geomatics education. It will be a combination of oral presentations and live discussions.

You are welcome to contribute your research, experiences and insights to this event, by submitting your work to the organizers (, using the ICA abstract template (available at Topics of interest can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Geospatial knowledge transfer across history among Asian regions and beyond
  • Perspective and reflections on future geospatial information education in Asia
  • Curriculum design and programs in geospatial information education
  • Developing the Body of Knowledge for cartography and GIS
  • Developing on-line educational resources for cartography and GIS teaching
  • Best practices and experiences in teaching cartography and geospatial information
  • Open source tools and datasets in cartographic and geospatial information education
  • Integrating geospatial information into education of geography and other disciplines
  • Challenges and opportunities in geospatial information education in Asia
  • Partnerships and collaborations between universities and industry

Selected papers will be invited for a further review for an edited volume planned next year. Join us to explore the future opportunities with colleagues across Asia.

Abstract submission before 07/07/2024
Acceptance notification before 08/08/2024
Registration before 09/09/2024

Tao Wang, Capital Normal University,
Anthony Robinson, Pennsylvania State University, United States,
Ari Cahyono, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia,
Fu Ren, Wuhan University,
Stefan Peters, University of South Australia, Australia,