Program Details Announced for 2016 URISA GIS and Health Symposium

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), in partnership with the American Public Health Association (APHA), is pleased to share the details of the 2016 GIS and Health Symposium. The theme for this year's Symposium is “Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities”. The event will take place June 1-3, 2016 in Washington, DC.

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Call for Digital Earth Summit Session Proposals due 20 March

6th Digital Earth Summit & ISDE's 10th Anniversary

Under the theme of “Digital Earth in the Era of Big Data”, proposals for invited sessions, falling within the topics of “Big Data and Digital Earth”, “Advances in Digital Earth”, “Digital Earth Technologies” and “Digital Earth Applications” are very welcomed.

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Call for ISDE Council Member Nominations - Deadline: 16 February 2016

The International society for Digital Earth (ISDE) is electing new Council Members.

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Greg Scott wins Geospatial Ambassador of the Year Award

Greg Scott, Inter-Regional Advisor of UN-GGIM, has been chosen as Geospatial Ambassador of the Year for 2015. The award shall be presented during Geospatial World Forum on May 25, 2016, at World Trade Centre, Rotterdam. The jury, comprising of renowned professionals representing industry, academia, government and multilateral organizations, met in December 2015 to select this year’s Geospatial World Leadership Awardees.

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Announcement of participants for 2016 Training Opportunity in GIS and Land Management

The Capacity Building Project of the GSDI Association provides a free training opportunity for candidates from Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific region to attend the ICLPST (International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training) training Seminar on Geographical Information Systems and Land Management in Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China). The training seminar will be held from March 2, 2016 to March 15, 2016.

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Introducing the Doug D. Nebert NSDI Champion of the Year Award

doug nebertThe U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) has announced the establishment of the Doug D. Nebert National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Champion of the Year Award in honor of a respected colleague, technical visionary, and recognized national and international leader in the establishment of spatial data infrastructures. Details of the nomination and award process will be made available in early 2016 via the FGDC Web site with the first award anticipated to be announced in Summer of 2016.

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