GIS-Pro 2017 Workshops Will Cover Important Topics

URISA is pleased to announce the eight full and half-day workshops that will kick off GIS-Pro 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida in October. The workshops will take place on Monday, October 23. Usually incurring an additional fee (up to $200), attendance at one workshop is included with full conference registration. A summary of each workshop is included below. Be sure to visit the online conference program for details, including instructor profiles, learning objectives and more.

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Crowdsourced Data and Social Media in Participatory Urban Planning

Call for papers. Deadline for Abstracts: 30 September 2017. Deadline for Full Papers: 15 November 2017. Issue Release: March 2018

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Webinar on Introducing GODAN Action on June 27, 2017

You are invited to join the GODAN Action Webinar on Capacity Development - Introducing GODAN Action - on Jun 27, 2017 at 4:00 PM CEST * (3.00 pm UK time).

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Disaster OpenRouteService for Africa, South America and Indonesia

Recently HeiGIT @ GIScience Heidelberg released a dedicated stable disaster version of OpenRouteService to support humanitarian logistics within specific regions of catastrophes. Since its start in 2008, OpenRouteServivce had been spontaneously applied for specific real world disaster cases numerous times, for instance during the earthquakes in Haiti 2008 and 2010, in Nepal 2015, and in Equador 2016.

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RDA-Europe / BlueBRIDGE Datathon on Fisheries and Aquaculture

The summary and slides from the RDA-Europe / BlueBRIDGE Datathon on Fisheries and Aquaculture that was held on 15-16 June 2017 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece might be of interest. The event was kindly hosted by the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (IMBBC/HCMR) . Details at https://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-europe-bluebridge-datathon-fisheries-and-aquaculture-15-16-june-2017-heraklion-crete-greece .

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NextGen 9-1-1 and Emergency Preparedness Content at GIS-Pro 2017

URISA is pleased to offer substantial NextGen 9-1-1 and Emergency Preparedness content at GIS-Pro 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida this year (October 23-26, 2017).

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7th Session of UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)

UN GGIM logoThe Seventh Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) will be held from 31 July - 4 August 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Preceded by a number of related side events from 31 July - 1 August 2017, the Seventh Session of UN-GGIM ( 2-4 August 2017 ) will bring together senior officials and executives from national geospatial information and statistical authorities within Member States, and international geospatial experts from across the globe.

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