Innovation to diffusion

GISIG is an Association operating in the field of Geographical Information Systems, grouping organisations from more than 20 European Countries.

  • SpaceSUITE

    Linking Space Components for a Skilled Society

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    Training courses on geospatial Data Interoperability Skills for SMEs.

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  • 100KTrees

    100KTREEs will develop mapping and modelling tools to optimize the planting of trees, based on satellite data from Copernicus and in-situ data.

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  • SPACE4GEO Large-scale Skills Partnership

    LSP for the downstream segment of space economy dedicated to data, services and applications

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    The goal of the Erasmus+ project BIRGIT is to develop training courses that will provide students with competences for successful BIM-GIS integration.

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    Horizon 2020 Project which monitors, upscales and implements Nature-Based Solutions to reduce hydro-meteorological risks in rural and natural areas.

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GISIG represents a reference centre for common initiatives among GIS operators and users, also acting through the promotion of European projects and the establishment of thematic networks and national secretariats.  Learn more…

  • We promote and coordinate European funded projects
  • We establish thematic networks for a collaboration environment
  • We promote training initiatives about GIS and their applications
  • We promote networking initiatives for GIS operators and users
  • We group together universities, enterprises and administrations

Featured Projects


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An innovative curricula in training and education to bridge the gap between the skills’ supply and changing demand in the downstream space sector.                           


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Training courses on geospatial Data Interoperability Skills for SMEs                           


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Data from space and citizens' engagement to help European cities become greener                  

SPACE4GEO Large-scale Skills Partnership


SPACE4GEO is the Large-scale Skills Partnership for the space sector dedicated to data, services and applications                  


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Interdisciplinary training courses to provide competences and skills for successful BIM-GIS integration.

The GISIG Training Library

The GISIG Association makes available a number of training resources coming from research projects, European training initiatives and the GISIG Members.

Check a selection of these GIS, INSPIRE and COPERNICUS courses in our dedicated training page.

Access to the GISIG Training Modules is free of charge but registration is required.

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Latest News & Events

Kicking off the SpaceSUITE project in Genoa, Italy

Between 1 and 2 February 2024, 28 partners and members from Academia, vocational education and training (VET) providers, associations of governments, and representatives of industry companies from Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Slovenia and Estonia, kicked off the new SpaceSUITE project in Genoa, Italy.

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Happy 31st birthday to GISIG!

Founded on 12 October 1992, we are the first association on GIS born in Europe.

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Launching event of the SPACE4GEO Large-Scale Partnership on Space Data, Services and Applications

DG DEFIS hosted the launching event of the SPACE4GEO Large-Scale Partnership, coordinated by GISIG, in the frame of the Paris Air Show, the 22nd June 2023.

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Launch of the Large Scale Skills Partnership in the space sector

On April the 25th and with the support of the Commission, SPACE4GEO, the Large Scale Partnership on Space Data, Services and Applications was launched.

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