Thematic Seminar

We are pleased to announce that the GIScience 2020 Conference will host a Thematic Seminar on Integrated qualitative and quantitative data in geodiversity mapping organised by the Working Group on Landform Assessment for Geodiversity of the International Association of Geomorphologists. The seminar will be focused on new research in GIScience-based geodiversity, including the purposes, methods, workflows, models and implementation. We are convinced that the Seminar will be an excellent occasion to bring together scientists and practitioners from different countries and exchange experience on mapping, assessment and implementation of geodiversity. Following the introductory and regular lectures there will be a computer laboratory open for participants. Seminar participants can submit titles and abstracts of their oral and/or poster presentations to the email address of Dr. Joanna Gudowicz ( until July 31, 2020.

Topics can address, but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical frameworks for geodiversity matters – valuing abiotic nature
  • Practical frameworks for mapping and assessment of geodiversity - possible areas of application
  • Optimal degree of data detail for assessment of geodiversity at the global, regional and local scales
  • Criteria and designs used for mapping and assessment of geodiversity
  • Geocomputational procedures of geodiversity factor maps and their normalization
  • Combining factor maps into the final geodiversity map (AHP and map algebra)
  • Regionalisation and segmentation on geodiversity maps

Target audience: MS/PhD students, Postdocs and professionals engaged in geodiversity, geosites, geoconservation, geoparks, geoheritage and geotourism around the world (max. 30 participants)

Pre-requisite for participants:

  • Interest in quantitative and qualitative analysis of complex land systems,
  • Interest in science-practice interfaces,
  • Basic knowledge in ArcGIS,
  • Option: Laptop with ArcGIS installed

The Seminar will be supported by the journal Quaestiones Geographicae that may consider the Seminar papers in transdisciplinary approach for publication.

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Zwoliński (

Co-organizers: Dr. Joanna Gudowicz, Dr. Jacek Niesterowicz, MA Alicja Najwer

Venue: Faculty of Geosciences, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Campus Morasko, Collegium Geographicum

Time: 15 September 2020, 9:00-18:00

Fee: €40 (after July 31, 2020 – €60)