When ? 6 March 2018

Where? City of Ghent, Data and Information Service



How can satellites help cities become more sustainable and efficient? How can satellite-based services enhance our urban experience? What satellite data is freely available and how to access it?

The ‘Space for Cities‘ event will present experiences of use of Earth Observation data in cities. Satellite applications are by definition objective, sharable and scalable. Satellite imagery is the most sophisticated of these applications, allowing for city managers to get an integrated view of land uses and infrastructures, and the one less known by the general public.

Come and join to:

  • discuss the opportunities (and challenges) related to satellite-based services to enhance quality of life in cities
  • get informed on existing datasets, in particular the Copernicus datasets
  • take part in the development of mobile applications

App For Ghent is an initiative gathering local actors aiming at maximizing the potential of open data through projects, events and co-creation. For this eight edition, Ghent’s hackthon is scheduled on 17 March 2018.

Agenda available at


Space for Cities is an Eurisy initiative, promoting the use of satellite applications to make our cities healthier, cleaner, safer, and more efficiency.