A look at the 2018 edition of SAGEO, “Spatial Analysis and GEOmatics”, in Montpellier

The 2018 edition of the French language international conference “Spatial Analysis and GEOmatics” was held in Montpellier from 6 to 9 November 2018. Co-organised by IRSTEA and CIRAD under the aegis of the MAGIS research network at CNRS, it received support from #DigitAg. This major event for geomatics, spatial analysis and geographical information sciences brought together around 100 scientists from different disciplines: computer science, geography, environmental science, agronomy, archaeology, urban planning, etc. The proceedings are available for download.


Agriculture was one of the main focuses.

Maguelonne Teisseire and Mathieu Roche summarise the event:


In the context of digital agriculture issues, spatial information unquestionably has a key role for numerous applications: food security, territorial planning, transport, economics, animal epidemiology, etc.

Many different and sometimes complementary methods were presented at SAGEO’2018, such as crowdsourcing, or satellite imagery for the analysis of vegetation and/or land use, etc.

Applications on spatiality in digital agriculture were also presented, such as approaches to developing flow maps to represent mobility linked to agricultural production.


Among the presentations, it is also worth mentioning the invited lecture by Hélène Rey-Valette (University of Montpellier and CEE-M – Centre for Environmental Economics – Montpellier) on “Geomatics as a driver of growth and innovation in public policy”.


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Contacts: Maguelonne Teisseire (Irstea, UMR TETIS) & Mathieu Roche (Cirad, UMR TETIS)