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GSDI 15 Conference Website Launched

On behalf of the Organising Committee, the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) is pleased to announce that the GSDI 15 World Conference website is now live! The conference website offers prospective attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors the opportunity to view the conference schedule as it is being developed, learn about speakers, and easily register for conference events and programming.

Visit the website and register today at

The GSDI 15 World Conference will take place 28 November to 2 December 2016 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taiwan (Rep. of China). Leaders in spatial data infrastructure development will share candid views on the challenges and societal benefits associated with advanced ICT (information and communications technology), applications for spatial data, and open data policy. Plenty of networking opportunities are being built into the conference program so that attendees can spend time talking to each other to learn, share, and strengthen professional ties.

The GSDI World Conference has built a reputation for excellence in content as it relocates across the globe to offer geospatial specialists in all parts of the world opportunities to better exchange ideas and learn from global peers in building SDI. GSDI 15 is being jointly hosted by GSDI and its Taiwan-based members, the Taiwan Association of Disaster Prevention Industry (TADPI) and the Taiwan Geographic Information System Center (TGIC), with strong support from Ministry of the Interior (MOI), Government of Taiwan.

The theme of the conference is “Spatial Enablement in the Smart Homeland” which currently has been organized into five conference Tracks:

Track 1 = SDI for the Smart Homeland & Disaster Management, Reduction and Mitigation
Track 2 = SDI Governance and Policy Developments & Geo Data for Decision Making
Track 3 = Earth Observation and Sensors & Geo Technology and Innovation for SDI
Track 4 = Geo Education and Cartography & Regional and Global SDI Initiatives
Track 5 = Land Information and Management Systems

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Please note that the deadline for submission of extended abstracts is 1 May 2016. The website will be regularly updated with the latest conference information including, but not limited to, abstract submission and registration deadlines, program updates, workshop and sponsorship opportunities, social functions, and awards.

We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!

The GSDI 15 Conference Organising Team
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(Updates to prior conference links are under construction - please accept our apologies for the delay)

GSDI 14 Addis Ababa

3-8 November, 2013
Theme: Spatial Enablement in Support of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction

GSDI 13 Quebec City

14-17 May, 2012
Theme: Spatially Enabling Government, Industry and Citizens

GSDI 12 Singapore

19-22 October, 2010
Theme: Realising Spatial Enabled Societies

GSDI 11 Rotterdam, The Netherlands

15-19 June, 2009
Theme: Spatial Data Infrastructure Convergence: Building SDI Bridges to address Global Changes

GSDI 10 St. Ausustine, Trinidad

25-29 February, 2008
Theme: Small Island Perspectives on Global Challenges: The Role of Spatial Data in Supporting a Sustainable Future

GSDI 9 Santiago, Chile

6-10 November, 2006
Theme: Geographic Information: Tool for Reducing Poverty

GSDI 8 Cairo, Egypt

16-21 April, 2005
Theme: From Pharaohs to Geoinformatics: The Role of SDI’s in an Information Society
Proceedings/ Resolutions

GSDI 7 Bangalore, India

30 Jan - 6 Feb, 2004
Theme: Spatial Data Infrastructures for a Sustainable Future
Proceedings / Resolutions

GSDI 6 Budapest, Hungary

16-19 Sept, 2002
Theme: From Global to Local
Proceedings / Documents  / Resolutions

GSDI 5 Cartagena, Colombia

21-24 May, 2001
Theme: Sustainable Development: GSDI for Improved Decision-Making
Proceedings / Documents / Resolutions

GSDI 4 Cape Town, South Africa

13-15 March, 2000
Theme: Engaging Emerging Economies
Proceedings / Documents / Resolutions

GSDI 3 Canberra, Australia

17-19 Nov, 1998
Theme: Policy and Organizational Frameworks for GSDI
Proceedings / Documents  / Resolutions

GSDI 2 Chapel Hill, USA

20-21 Oct, 1997
Theme: Towards Sustainable Development Worldwide
Proceedings / Documents  / Resolutions

GSDI 1 Bonn, Germany

4-6 Sept, 1996
Theme: The Emerging GSDI
Proceedings / Documents  / Resolutions