Question Based Analysis


Geographic Question Answering Workshop at GIScience 2023

The workshop on geographic question-answering (GeoQA) will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience) in Leeds, United Kingdom, for half a day (13:30 -17:00) on September 12, 2023. We welcome submissions of vision/position papers on geographic question-answering as well GeoQA tools and datasets to be presented at the workshop. Read more at the workshop homepage.

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Invited talk at the University Bayreuth

Simon is invited to give a talk on the 3rd of May 2022 at 16:15 at the University Bayreuth (Geospatial Big Data and Societal Transformations lecture series): The talk is on “Valid statistics with amounts in geographic information” (will be streamed live).

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Call for papers: Special issue on geoAI

Special Issue on  geographic artificial intelligence (geoAI) (KI – German Journal of Artificial Intelligence) Special guest editors (please contact us when planning to submit): Simon Scheider (, Zena Wood (, Kai-Florian Richter (, Researchers in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Geography have been developing various points of contact in the past, with many possibilities of mutual benefit…

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Keynote @ GIScience 2021

On the 28th of September 2021, Simon gave a keynote (video recording) about QuAnGIS kicking off the 11th international conference on geographic information science (GIScience 2021). The talk gives an overview of the particular challenges of question-answering (QA) with GIS in the context of Geography and the approaches taken so far in our project.  

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Looking for GIS experts to participate in a GIS online study

We cordially invite you to participate in a GIS online study.   This study is part of a research project named “Question-based analysis of Geographic Information with semantic queries (QuAnGIS)”. The project is funded by the European Research Commission (ERC) and situated at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University. It aims…

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