Objectives of the Conference

Geographic Information Systems are digital spatial systems, today combined with the rapid development of new technologies for data collection (UAV-drones, digital cameras, sensors, etc.) and their transmission through IoT technologies (Internet of things) and their online promotion, provide significant impetus-boost to the resolution and handling of contemporary problems of Greek Agriculture and the sustainability of the natural environment.

The GIS Research Unit conducting conferences, special workshops - meetings, educational seminars, participating in research programs and implementing a modular program of research work in the postgraduate field of "Geoinformatics and Spatial Analysis" of the Department of Natural Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering contributing to deal with the requirements of modern agriculture and environmental problems, as well as highlighting the role of GIS in solving them, organizes the 3rd Conference of Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis in Agriculture and the Environment with a renewed agenda, at the Agricultural University of Athens in cooperation with the Greek Society of Geographic Information Systems (HellasGis).

The 3rd Conference will cover issues related to all the above technologies in combination with spatial analysis and the creation of digital spatio-temporal observatories in different types of crops (vineyard, olive, large crops, aromatic and pharmaceutical, etc.) trying to extract useful scientific as well as practical conclusions on a holistic digital farm management and tackling natural resource and natural phenomena management issues. It goes along and strives to contribute to the wider philosophy of extroversion and the effort of AUA to support the agricultural sector through new educational and research subjects related to modern digital spatial technologies, which are reinforced by the newly established Department of Information Technology in  the Agriculture and the Environment, which will accept students from September 2020.

The objectives of the conference will be achieved through specific sessions with scientific announcements, workshops and a special day with Case Studies presenting real cases of farms combining all the parts of a modern and integrated digital, spatially defined agriculture. all the parts of a modern and integrated digital, spatially defined agriculture.



The conference's topics include research efforts on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies, Geodatabases, Terrestrial and Aerial Spatial Data Collection Systems, Digital Imaging, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Methods in all fields of the Agricultural Production and the Environment.

Indicative themes of GIS applications and spatial analysis:


Soil and Water Resources - Land Evaluation

  • Classification of Soil Suitability - Protection of Soil Resources
  • Water resources management
  • Land Evaluation - Land Use Planning


Web-GIS, Cloud Services, Remote Sensing - Application Development

  • Web Geographic Information Systems (Web-GIS)
  • Remote Sensing-Satellite Data
  • Wireless Data Transfer (IoT)
  • Use of Cloud Services for Big Spatial Data Management


Animal - Plant Protection (Pests - Diseases)


Spatial Digital Farm Management

  • Precision Agriculture
  • Data Collection with Spatial Digital Technologies
  • Digital Management - Monitoring of Agricultural Production and Agro-ecosystems
  • Variable Rate Machines
  • Traceability of Agricultural Products


Spatial Analysis - Spatial DSS

  • Spatial Data Analysis
  • Spatial Interpolation
  • Spatial Decision Making Systems in Agricultural Production
  • Demarcation and Management of Crop Zones


Urban - Suburban Green Areas


Natural Hazards - Natural Disasters

  • Climate and Climate Change
  • Natural Hazards in Animal and Plant Production