First international SAGA GIS User meeting.

On the 6th of July, 2006, the first international SAGA GIS User and developer meeting will be held at the AGIT Symposium in Salzburg.

SAGA (System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses) is a fast-spreading Open-source GIS software, with a special "Application Programming Interface" (API) for geographic data processing and a user-friendly Graphical Interface. SAGA GIS supports raster data (e.g. digital terrain models, satellite images), vector data, and tables. The global development process yields a vast amount of application opportunities and an ever-growing number of sets of geoscientific methods and analysis tools, bundled in exchangeable Module Libraries.

The SAGA User Group e.V. ( invites SAGA GIS users, developers and collaborators, as well as prospective new users and interested scientists, to attend the first international SAGA GIS User Meeting.
Call for speeches

The SAGA User Group e.V. would like to invite you for participation and speeches. Appropriate topics are:

* The role of open source GIS in geosciences.
* SAGA GIS in education.
* SAGA GIS in applied research.
* SAGA GIS in practice.

The deadline for submitting a headline and/or an abstract of your presentation is February 28th, 2006. Abstracts should be not longer then 1200 characters.

Submit abstracts to:
Call for papers

In this context, we are planning to publish a collection of scientific articles, dealing with different aspects of SAGA GIS and its application opportunities. We are thinking of a collection of 10 to 15 articles, published in the 'Göttinger Geographische Abhandlungen - GGA'. This GGA special issue Volume “SAGA GIS Analysis and Application” will be hand out to the participants of the AGIT 2006 in July 2006 in Salzburg and to all relevant geographical libraries in Germany. However, the preparation of the GGA volume by the publisher will take about 8 weeks, so we have to establish a deadline for paper submission not later than early may.

Considering this, we would be very pleased if you are interested in submitting a paper. Each publication should be not longer than 12 pages (including all tables and figures). The page size of the GGA is 12.0 cm x 19.5 cm (Times New Roman, 10 pt). If necessary, colored artwork can be accepted. The submission of an article can be independent from the speeches.

Submit abstracts to:
Call for Sponsoring

You can maintain the "First international SAGA GIS User meeting" by sponsoring or by advertising in the Göttinger Geographische Abhandlungen (GGA) special issue Volume: "SAGA GIS Analysis and Application".
For details see:

or contact the Organizers.
Conference Fee

Including coffee, refreshments, dinner, social event and conference materials.

AGIT Special: SAGA GIS User meeting
(July 6, 2006) 90,- EUR

AGIT Special: SAGA GIS User meeting for Students
(July 6, 2006) 70,- EUR

AGIT Full Conference Fee
July 5-7, 2006
(Early bird registration before May 18) 220,- EUR

AGIT Full Conference Fee for Students
July 5-7, 2006 150,- EUR

Organizers and Contact:

SAGA User Group e.V.

Mr. Andre Ringeler and Mr. Frank (Bunny) Haselein
c/o Geographisches Institut der Georg August Universität Göttingen
Goldschmidtstr. 5, D-37075 Göttingen

Phone.: +42(0)551 398088
Fax.: +42(0)551 398005

Mr. Víctor Olaya
Universidad de Extremadura, Spain


Posted by SAGA 2006-01-15