Mapping National SDIs - New Initiatives

Without data you’re just another person with an opinion.” - W. Edwards Deming

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GSDI Association becomes Official Observer to UN-GGIM Europe and UN-GGIM Americas

At its meeting on 5 October in Budapest, the GSDI Association was offered official Observer status on UN-GGIM Europe - the European Regional Committee of the United Nations Group of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management. The Association was officially represented at the meeting by Dr Gabor Remetey.

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GSDI at CEOS WGISS-42 Meeting at Esrin, Friscati, Italy

Dr. Gábor Remetey-Fülöpp of the GSDI Association represents GSDI at the WGISS-42 meeting at Esrin, in Frascati, Italy, 19-22 September. The full presentation can be downloaded here (PDF).

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ECOSOC Adopts Resolution to Strengthen UN-GGIM and its Institutional Arrangements on Geospatial Information Management

On 27 July 2016, and following a year-long consultative process on the comprehensive review of the work and operations of the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted a draft resolution (E/2016/L.28) entitled “Strengthening institutional arrangements on geospatial information management”.

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GSDI Assumes Chair of JBGIS

jbgis logoAt the recent meeting of the Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (JBGIS) held in Prague, Czech Republic, on 13 July, Chair of the Society passed to the GSDI Association, and was assumed by Dave Lovell, the GSDI President-elect, who becomes GSDI's next President at the GSDI 15 World Conference, being held in Taipei, Taiwan, from 29 November to 2 December 2016.

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GEO Survey of the Commercial Sector launched

The GEO Secretariat has launched a web-based survey designed to collect information on the various approaches for which the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) can strengthen engagement with the commercial sector.

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6th Digital Earth Summit in celebration with ISDE 10 years Anniversary

GSDI Immediate Past President Professor Abbas Rajabifard made a congratulatory speech at the 6th Digital Earth Summit held in Beijing, China, on 7-8 July.

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