Founded in 2015, NODE is a student association linked to the master program Geographical Information Management and Application, or GIMA in short. As this master is spread out over four Dutch universities (Delft, Enschede, Utrecht and Wageningen) and it attracts multiple foreign students, a link between all the students was needed. NODE is the direct result of this need. Our main goal is to bring the GIMA students together, both inside and outside of the contact weeks. To achieve this goal, activities are organized with either a focus on the informal or education.



At Wednesday the 27th of March there will be a Missing Maps Mapathon in Wageningen! This event is organized together with Nieuwland Geo-Information and it will take place at their office in Wageningen. During this evening, someone of the Red Cross organization will give us an introduction and afterwards we will map vulnerable areas with the help of satellite images. Nieuwland will provide us with free pizza and drinks. More information can be found here, together with the registration link: 

We are welcome from 17.00h and the introduction starts at 17.45h. For first year GIMA students, this is directly after the lectures at the WUR so we can cycle/take the bus together to Nieuwland. There are limited places available so please don’t forget to sign up if you want to be sure to join this event!

Geospatial World Forum will be organized in Amsterdam on 2-4 April 2019

NODE-GIMA Student Association has confirmed as Supporting Partner of Geospatial World Forum 2019. The Forum is a collaborative and interactive platform, which demonstrates collective and shared vision of the global geospatial community. It is an annual gathering of 1500+ geospatial professionals and leaders representing the entire geospatial ecosystem. Coming to its 11th edition, Geospatial World Forum has become the most talked about geospatial event, best-known for its futuristic themes, engaging content, and top-level attendees.

Co-hosted by the Dutch Kadaster, the 2019 Forum will carry the theme ‘#geospatialbydefault – Empowering billions!’ to demonstrate geospatial technology as ubiquitous, pervasive, and ‘default’ in our daily lives. Some of the topics to be discussed, includes sustainable development goals, smart cities, geointelligence, location analytics & business intelligence, environment; and emerging technologies such as AI, IoT, big data, cloud, blockchain and others.

We encourage members and alumni to contribute your expertise and participate at the Forum. Abstract submission is open until 30 October 2018. More details are available at

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