International Conference on Geospatial Information Sciences

Mérida, Yucatán, México

October 22 - 25, 2019


$2,000.00 Researchers/Assistants
$750.00 Students

+ $800.00 for Dinner and Cultural Program
* Conference fees are in mexican pesos.



International Conference on Geospatial
Information Sciences (iGISc)

The main problems of the world are related to population's geographical distribution, activities and available resources. Problems such as climate change, social inequality or citizen security, have a strong spatial component apart from their own characteristics. For this reason, is evident the need to generate new knowledge through sientific research, that serves as a basis for iplementing evidence-based public policies. This new knowledge is generated through human capital formed in an interdisciplinary manner, capable of working in all aspects of geospatial information management; from its acquisition and storage, to its analysis and representation.

Mexico suffers in an acute manner from the problems mentioned above; its geographical situation and its social development, marked by inequality, have left vulnerable different sectors of its population. For this reason, from the Center for Research in Geospatial Information Sciences (CentroGeo), we firmly believe that it is necessary to promote in the country the development and formation of a scientific community committed to the problems of society and that is capable of taking them as the starting point of a research agenda

In response to this, different Higher Education Institutions and Public Research Centers have been responsible for developing specialized educational programs on related topics that include in their curricula components such as Space Analysis or Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This has generated a growing interest in research related to geospatial information analysis topics; however, until now in Mexico there is no academic forum that convene the scientific community and that favors, through the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences, academic growth and the formation of a critical mass of researchers, professionals and students who can work to face the great challenges that the country faces.

CentroGeo has a history of more than 15 years of scientific research, linking and forming high-level human resources, specialized in the management and social use of geospatial information. Since its inception as a Pubic Research Center, its mission has been to take social demands and priorities as the guiding axis of scientific research, achieving a successful balance between the production of knowledge and its direct use by different social actors through colaborative projects. These characteristics position CentroGeo as the ideal candidate to serve as an articulating element of a research community around the issues addressed by the Geospatial Information Sciences. For this reason, and with the aim of gathering national and international experts in the field of the GISc for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience, CentroGeo propose the development of an annual international congress, that contributes on the one hand, to generate links between the national research community and, on the other, to position Mexico in the international arena.

Conference Sessions Venue




Earth Science and
Natural Resources

Statistical Modelling and
Spatial Analysis

Remote Sensing and
Image Processing


Network Analysis
and Mobility



including but not limited to

iGISc 2019 contributions are invited from a wide range of fields related to Geospatial Information Science, such as:

Big Data Geo-Analytics

Expert Systems



Machine Learning

Geosensors Networks and Sensor Web

Participatory GIS

Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

Agro-Ecological Systems

Climate Change

Natural Resources Conservation

Citizen Science

Statistical Models for Geographic data

Applications of Statistical Modeling

Agent-Based models

Mobility Data Analysis

Spatial Analysis of Crime

Computer Vision

Geographic Information Retrieval

Text Mining

Earth Observation Systems

Urban mobility

Multipurpose Cadaster

Urban Land Use Modeling

Land Administration Systems

Urban Policy

Disaster Preparedness and Relief


GIS for agriculture

Logistics and Supply Chain GIS Solutions

GIS for environmental modeling

Spatial Data Infrastructures

3D modelling 


Cadastral Design

We also welcome contributions from topics not covered here but that are novel and relevant to GISc.

Who is who in GISc!

iGISc aims to bring together national and international experts in the field of Geospatial Information Sciences (GISc) for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences for the development of the area in our country and to offer professionals and students the opportunity to complement their training through interaction with specialists in a high level academic forum.

Learn More

Comité Científico

Scientific Committee

Dr. Carlos
Autónoma de Yucatán
Personal Web Page
Dr. Alejandro
Politecnica de Madrid
Personal Web Page
Dr. José Luis
Mexicana de Computación
Personal Web Page
Dr. Edwyn Javier Aldana Bobadilla CINVESTAV Personal Web Page
Dr. Arturo
Espinosa Romero
Autónoma de Yucatán
Personal Web Page
Dr. Giner
Alor Hernandez
de Orizaba
Personal Web Page
Dr. Iván
López Arévalo
CINVESTAV Personal Web Page
Dra. Graciela
González Farías
CIMAT Personal Web Page
Dra. Olga Lidia
Acosta López
Pontificia Universidad
Católica de Chile
Personal Web Page
Dr. Ulises
Personal Web Page
Dr. Julio
Católica de Temuco
Personal Web Page
Dr. Luis Alberto
Muñoz Ubando
Personal Web Page
Dr. Isaac Martín
de Diego
Rey Juan Carlos
Personal Web Page
Dr. Mikel
University of the
Basque Country
Personal Web Page
Dr. Ricardo
Østfold University College Personal Web Page
Dr. Alexandre
Robert Bosch Centre Personal Web Page
Dr. Cesar
Antonio Aguilar
Pontificia Universidad
Católica de Chile
Personal Web Page
Dr. Victor Hugo
Muñíz Sánchez
CIMAT Personal Web Page
Dr. Jaime
Sainz Santamaría
CIDE Personal Web Page
Dr. Eduardo
Espadas Aldana
Politécnica de Yucatán
Personal Web Page
Dra. Amalia
Pulido Gómez
COLMEX Personal Web Page
Dr. Hiram
Galeana Zapién
CINVESTAV Personal Web Page
Dr. Carlos
CENTROGEO Personal Web Page
Dr. Gustavo
Cruz Bello
Autónoma Metropolitana
Personal Web Page
Dra. Carmen
Reyes Guerrero
INEGI Personal Web Page
Dr. Tim
West Virginia
Personal Web Page
Dr. Juan Miguel
Gómez Berbis
Carlos III de Madrid
Personal Web Page
Dr. Juan Manuel
Torres Moreno
Laboratoire Informatique d'Avignon Personal Web Page
Dr. Jesus
OS.City Personal Web Page
Dr. Serge
University of California Personal Web Page
Dr. Paavo
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Personal Web Page
MSc. Claudia
Ortiz Chao
UNAM Personal Web Page
Dr. Salomón
González Arellano
UAM Personal Web Page
Dr. Jorge Alberto
Montejano Escamilla
CentroGeo Personal Web Page
MSc. Céline
CONACYT Personal Web Page
Dr. Jaime
Paneque Gálvez
UNAM Personal Web Page
Dra. Luciana
Porter Bolland
INECOL Personal Web Page
Dra. Maria
COLMEX Personal Web Page
Dra. Gabriela
de la Mora
UNAM Personal Web Page
Dr. Eduardo
Batllori Sampedro
CINVESTAV Personal Web Page
Dr. Ricardo
Castro Díaz
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG) Personal Web Page
Dr. Angel
UADY Personal Web Page

Guía para Autores

Guide for Authors

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome: Long papers and Showcase Papers. Long papers are intended for oral presentation in the main conference while Showcase Papers will be included either as an oral presentation or in the poster session (as decided by the scientific committee) at the International Week of Geospatial Information Sciences. Only Long Papers will be included in the conference proceedings, Showcase Papers will be published as an online resource. Understanding how the reviewers are expected to evaluate your paper might help you in writing the paper and presenting the results. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to read read the following guidelines:

Paper Reception

  • All papers will be double-blind peer reviewed by members of the scientific committee to ensure:
    • that the paper is relevant to the iGISc Conference and to the GISc area,
    • that the papers is an original work or a work in progress,
    • that the paper is of suitable length and format,
    • that the standard of English is adequate, and
    • that the paper is appropriately referenced.
  • Accepted Long Papers will be published in the conference proceedings* provided at least one author completes registration (including payment)**.
  • Accepted Showcase Papers will be published online.
  • If multiple papers are accepted for publication and presentation by the same author, each paper requires a registration fee to be included in the proceedings**.
* The conference proceedings is a book published with an ISBN and ISSN.
** See the registration section of the conference website for more information.

Paper Length

  • Long Papers must not exceed 5000 words in length, including abstract, figures, references and appendices for a total of 10 pages.
  • Showcase Papers must not exceed 2500 words in length, including abstract, figures, references and appendices for a total of 5 pages.

Submission Format

  • Papers must be submitted according to the templates provided in the Author’s Guide section in the conference website. Templates for Word and LaTex are provided.
  • The file format for submissions is Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Other formats will not be accepted.
  • You should not modify any of the formatting commands in the style files.
  • References should follow the referencing style provided in the templates.


  • All papers received by the due date must have all identification of the authors removed and will be sent for double-blind peer review.
  • Please leave a blank space and do not delete the lines completely. If you remove the blank lines, then your paper may be regarded as violating the page number limit.
  • Please check the PDF document properties tab to confirm that the author field does not break anonymity.

Important dates

  • September 24, 2019: Submission deadline
  • October 1, 2019: Acceptance Notification
  • October 10, 2019: Final paper submission
  • October 22 - 25, 2019: iGISc 2019

Download Call
for Papers

Download LateX

Open Template
in Overleaf

Download Word

your paper


Comité Organizador

Organizing Committee

José Luis Silván Cárdenas Remote Sensing Personal Web Page
Karime González Zuccolotto Core Members Página Personal
Pablo López Ramírez Investigadores Página Personal
Rodrigo Tapia McClung Investigadores Página Personal
Adán Salazar-Garibay Percepción Remota Página Personal
Alejandro Molina Villegas Geointeligencia Computacional Página Personal
Gandhi Samuel Hernández Chan Geointeligencia Computacional Página Personal
Hugo Carlos Martínez Percepción Remota Página Personal
Jesús Arturo Monroy Anieva Percepción Remota Página Personal
Juan Carlos Valdiviezo Navarro Percepción Remota Página Personal
Karla Juliana Rodríguez Robayo Sistemas Socio-Ecológicos Página Personal
Lilián Juárez Téllez Sistemas Socio-Ecológicos Página Personal
María Elena Méndez López Sistemas Socio-Ecológicos Página Personal
Mario Gonzalo Chirinos Colunga Geointeligencia Computacional Página Personal
Oscar Gerardo Sanchez Siordia Geointeligencia Computacional Página Personal
Rafael Gonzalez Dominguez Administrativos Página Personal
Rosa Martha Peralta Blanco Asistentes de Investigación Página Personal
Ulises Morales Ramírez Tecnólogos Página Personal

Lugar de Encuentro


The conference will be held in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico at the facilities of the Parque Científico Tecnológico de Yucatán (PCTY).


Congress Venue

The Geospatial Information Science Research Center (CentroGeo), is a public research center integrated to the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) system with presence in Mexico City, Aguascalientes and Yucatan. Its predominant objective is to carry out activities of scientific research, training of high-level human resources, technological development and innovation in the field of Geospatial Information Science. 

The National GeoIntelligence Laboratory (GeoInt) is an initiative of CONACYT to bring together the capacities of several Public Research Centers (CIMAT, INFOTEC, CENTROGEO and IPICYT), to foster  the application of geospatial knowledge in the public, private and social sector, through the development of products and services based on scientific research. One of the main strategic goals of GeoInt is to meet the emerging needs of real-time analysis of large volumes of geospatial information and translate it into actionable knowledge that takes into account the complexities of society and its institutions.

Merida, Mexico

Merida (also known as the “The White City”) is the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan and the largest city of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is the cultural and financial capital of the region. Located in the northwest part of the state, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the Gulf of Mexico, Merida is a modern, cosmopolitan city with museums, art galleries, restaurants, shops and boutiques. A major center of commerce, Merida is considered the crossroads of the region and one of the most important places to experience the Mayan heritage.

 Merida is currently considered as the safest city in Mexico with the lowest crime rate across the country. In Merida, you can find a friendly environment that is mostly quiet and very relaxed. Merida was awarded City of Peace in 2011.

 In the year 2000 the city was named American Capital of Culture by virtue of the impulse it has given to cultural activities, being the first city to receive such distinction that once again has been granted in 2017:



Participants are kindly requested to make their own arrangements for accommodation in Merida. The following hotels are suggested for the iGISc 2019:

Official Hotel:

Fiesta Inn Merida

5B Street, 290A, Merida, YUC, 97115

Conference Code G1EXUH

Other Hotels:

Hampton Inn by Hilton Merida

20A Street, 288, Merida, YUC, 97204

Holiday Inn Express Merida

20A Street, 300A, Merida, YUC, 97204

Fiesta Americana Merida

Paseo de Montejo, 451, Merida, YUC, 97000

Hyatt Regency Merida

60 Street, 344, Merida, YUC, 97000

Ibis Merida

58A Street, 495, Merida, YUC, 97000


Gamma Merida El Castellano

57 Street, 513, Merida, YUC, 97000


Mérida, the "white city", is known for having the most amazing tourist places to visit and live a great experience. Yucatan is full of natural landscapes, archaeological sites, museums and beaches. Here you can find a list of the most important tourist attractions

Chichen Itzá

Chichen Itzá is a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic period. The archaeological site is located in the municipality of Tinum, in the Mexican state of Yucatan. During the spring (March 21, 2016) and fall equinoxes, the wonder of Mayan astronomical accuracy creates the illusion of a snake crawling down the northern staircase of the great pyramid of Kukulcán with the sun of the late afternoon.




Uxmal is an ancient Mayan city of the classical period. It is located in the municipality of Santa Elena in the state of Yucatán, Mexico. It is currently one of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan culture, along with Chichen Itza and Tikal





Dzibilchaltún is a settlement that has a long occupational sequence from the Late Preclassic to the Late Postclassic, for this reason it became one of the largest settlements on the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The distribution of the architectural spaces is concentric and reached an area of 16 km².


Puerto Progreso

Progreso is a port city of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. It is a common cruise stop, those that dock at its iconic long dock. The Malecon is a walk on the ocean coast and is lined with beaches and restaurants with thatched roofs. The Puerto Progreso Lighthouse, built in 1893, is active. The city is an access road to the interior Mayan archeological sites, such as Chichen Itza, Uxmal and Dzibilchaltún.




Izamal is a beautiful colonial city founded in the mid-16th century on the vestiges of an ancient Mayan city. This place is known as "City of the Hills", recalling the covered pyramids that were there at the arrival of the Spaniards, as well as "The City of Three Cultures" because it combines the features of its pre-Hispanic past, of the colonial period and the current era.



Eco-tourist paradise of the state of Yucatán. Its exceptional landscape is part of the world heritage of the special biosphere reserve of the same name; with an area of 59,139 ha., and a length of 21 km., officially declared a wildlife refuge since 1979.

Among its natural attractions are, to the east the Baldiosera spring where you can swim and dive; there is also the Cambay spring that is an eye of fresh water, and finally there is Tambor, where the main attraction is the Pink or Caribbean Flamingo



Travel Information

International Airport

Merida's Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport (IATA airport code: MID) provides direct flights to several national and international destinations.

How do I get to the accommodation from the airport?

Merida's airport is located 7.5 km south of the city center. To get from the airport to your destination you may take a taxi cab or public transportation. We suggest you to use an authorized taxi cab since they are safe and not expensive. Tickets for authorized cabs may be bought in one of the booths at the exits of the airport.

If you choose to travel by public bus, you will have to walk out past the main parking lot in front of the airport building, along the access road out to the main road to catch a bus or a taxi. Almost all buses will head you to the city center where you can take another bus or a taxi to your accommodation.

How do I get to the venue?

To get to the venue (PCTY) there will be a bus that will depart from the back of the 21st Century Convention Center (Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI) every day at 8 in the morning, and return to the same place at 2 in the afternoon. Another option is to use the official transport that leaves the parking lot of the Chedrahui supermarket, which is next to the Fiesta Inn Mérida hotel. The sapces are very limited, pleases contact Rafael Gonzalez <> for more information.


Visa Information

Please, check whether you need an entry visa to Mexico at: It is the travelers responsibility to check and confirm current visa requirements to enter Mexico.

If you need a letter of invitation from iGISc 2019 you will be issued one after you have registered and paid for the conference. Invitation letters will be issued via email. To request an invitation letter, please contact the Conference Chairs at You must include the following information:



The Organizing Committee of the iGISc is proud to announce the availability of limited financial support for students. Support will be granted to graduate students submitting either long or showcase papers. Submitted papers will be subject to regular double-blind review process and ranked according to the academic merit in order to grant the following support:

 First Places: 

Special guest, including national travel to and lodging in Mérida (at PCyTY’s student residences) and conference registration fees.

 Second Places:

Guest, including lodging in Mérida (at PCyTY’s student residences) and conference registration fees.

 Third Places:

Conference registration fees.

To apply for this support you need to submit your paper through the standard EasyChair procedure and notify the Organizing Committee (iGISc@GeoInt.Mx) your submission number with valid proof of your current graduate student status.