GIS Day 2018

November 14, 2018 - 6th GIS Day on Telegrafenberg Potsdam

9am to 4pm at PIK building A56, Lecture Hall

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research PIK and the German Research Center for Geosciences GFZ 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 2018.


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.


Next to many interesting talks and one poster, we are happy to have two workshops among our contributions. If you are interested in taking part in one of the workshops, please let us know and send us a short reply by mail. Each workshop provides space for 12 participants. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Please note that all workshop participants must bring their own equipment. Details are given in the following summary.


10:30–12:30    Workshop I

Remote Sensing tools and Big data in the ArcGIS Platform (English) – Dr. Melanie Brandmeier, ESRI Deutschland, GFZ

This workshop will give an overview of the new Remote Sensing tools in the ArcGIS Platform technology. This includes analysis as well as management of Big Data. Participants will get some hands-on experience using ArcGIS Pro (classification, integrating LIDAR point clouds, creating a mobile app for ground-truthing).


*  There is a 21 day free trial version of ArcGIS Pro/ ArcGIS Online available. This trial version comes with the choice for the required extensions for ArcGIS Pro. Further information is given here:


14:00–15:30    Workshop II

Webmapping Basics mit Leaflet (German) – Numa Gremling, geoSYSnet

In only 90 minutes you will be introduced into the basics of web mapping, learning to create a map and visualize data. This workshop addresses mainly to participants who want to apply and expand their skills developing web maps. To reach this goal in short time, the workshop uses leaflet, a popular open source library which is efficient, easy to learn and well documented.


  • Your own Laptop
  • Arbitrary text editor
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript required



To participate in the GIS Day, please sign in here: » Registration

To participate in the workshops, please send us a mail to the GIS Day address.


» gisday(at)

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

» Antonia Cozacu (Tel: 0331-288-28776)

We are looking forward to an exciting GIS Day 2018!
The GISday organization team

GIS Day Programme 2018

Future Dates

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

Location plan

Find building A 56 on our
Campus plan

In collaboration with