GIS Day 2019

November 13, 2019 - 7th GIS Day on Telegrafenberg Potsdam

Building H

The German Research Center for Geosciences GFZ and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research PIK cordially invite you to participate in this year's event on Telegrafenberg.

What are geographic information systems used for today? What does GIS as a trendsetting cross section technology perform in science and industry? The event focusses on presentations that showcase current GIS projects and new applications. Users and developers are giving insights into their work and allow us to experience the opportunities of GIS and the issues of the GIS community in 2019.


GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. The initiative wants to encourage people to learn about geography and the benefits of GIS. Participation is open to everyone. It takes place anually, being celebrated all around the globe since 1999


The program for the GIS Day 2019 is now available! Next to many interesting talks and two posters, we are happy to have one workshop among our contributions. If you are interested in taking part in the workshop, please let us know and send us a short reply by mail. The workshop provides space for 20 participants. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Please note that all workshop participants must bring their own equipment:

15:00–16:00    Workshop
Introduction to PostGIS and PostgreSQL (English)
Max Steinhausen, GFZ Potsdam

PostGIS combines GIS features with a powerful open source database environment. In this workshop we introduce the basic idea and functionality of the spatial database PostGIS with a short presentation followed by a hands-on workshop. Participants will learn about the database structure, how to write SQL queries and how to manipulate spatial and temporal data with PostGIS. No prior knowledge of SQL and databases is required.


How to participate?

Anyone can register and attend the event as a guest. The event is free of charge for all participants.

Those who are involved with GIS in science, industry and technology or in studies and training are cordially invited to actively participate and present their projects to a broad audience.

Participants please register under » Registration.


For participation in the GIS Day, please use the » Registration Form.

The deadline for contributions was November 3, 2019.


» gisday(at)

» Andrea Schwerdtfeger (Tel: 0331-288-1681)

» Vivien Stender (Tel: 0331-288-28717)

We are looking forward to an exciting GIS Day 2019!
The GIS Day organization team

GIS Day Program 2019

Location plan

Our Sponsors in 2019

Co-organizer 2019

Future Dates

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020