GeoSpatial Information for Disaster Management

Disasters of natural and technological origin have caused enormous socioeconomic losses and millions of victims in the past years. Good cooperation and coordination of crisis response operations are of critical importance to react rapidly and adequately to any crisis situation. Technology progress to support crisis response has advanced greatly in the last few years. Systems for early warning, command and control, decision-making have been successfully implemented in many countries and regions all over the world. However, many aspects related to efficient collection and integration of geo-information, applied semantics and situation awareness for disaster management are still open.

Welcome to Gi4DM 2020

The 13th Gi4DM conference will be held at UNSW, Sydney, 1-3 Dec 2020.

The conference is jointly organised by The University of New South Wales (UNSW) and NSW Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI). Gi4DM aims to become a place for the exchange of experiences, knowledge and ideas towards finding appropriate solutions to crisis response challenges. Researchers will be able to talk with officers and responders on the ground to check and validate their direction of research. Technicians will be able to work with their prototype systems in real field tests. Vendors will be able to show products that can collaborate on interoperability. Officers will be able to see tests and demos displaying state-of-the-art technologies.


To advance the roles of geo-information technologies and sensor and communication networks in the fields of public safety and crisis management with a focus on the intelligent use of geo-information, semantics and situational awareness.

  • To examine and evaluate semantics and geo-information technologies and their application for work in crisis situations.
  • To examine and evaluate sensor and communication networks and their roles for improving situational awareness.
  • To share best practices, discuss user requirements and make suggestions for future research directions.

Visit the previous GI4DM conferences!