Crowdsourcing in National Mapping 2017 Workshop Report

The EuroSDR 'Crowdsourcing in National Mapping 2017 Workshop' was held in Leuven on 3-4 April and final presentations and reports are now on the workshop website at http://www.cs.nuim.ie/~pmooney/eurosdr2017/

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Global push for Earth observations continues

GEO logoThe Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has been working for more than a decade to open access to Earth observation data and information, and increase awareness around their socioeconomic value. As GEO moves into the second decade four new global partners are announced to help support GEO’s vision.

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2017 GIS for a Sustainable World Conference

Esri GIS SustainableWorldConference2017The GIS for a Sustainable World Conference is the place for you to start making strategic strides towards achieving your organization’s global goals. This year’s event features an engaging, interactive environment that drives collaboration with your peer community.

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EuroSDR Annual Report 2016

eurosdr logoThe EuroSDR Annual Report for 2016 gives an overview of the organization's activities in 2016. This includes the joint EuroSDR/GSDI Association project which focuses on research about how coastal marine communities and NMCAs can work together more effectively where land meets the sea.

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Towards a Spatial Knowledge Infrastructure White Paper Released

Towards a Spatial Knowledge Infrastructure White Paper proposes a Next Generation Spatial Knowledge Infrastructure that moves the agenda from more traditional Spatial Data Infrastructure concepts, to automatically creating, sharing, curating, delivering and using knowledge (not just data or information) in support of the emerging digital economy and the rise of spatially-aware and equipped citizens.

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Prof Ian Masser paper on evaluating performance of large scale SDIs published

GSDI Global Citizen Award winner for 2016, Prof Ian Masser, has published the paper "Evaluating the performance of large scale SDIs: two contrasting approaches" in the International Journal of SDI Research Vol 12, 2017.

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Join us for the GEO Blue Planet Symposium!

The 3rd GEO Blue Planet Symposium will be held in College Park, MD, USA, May 31-June 2, 2017. The Symposium will serve as a forum for discussion of societal information needs resulting from the important role the oceans play in Earth's life-support system and the challenge of minimizing the impacts of human activities on the oceans while utilizing the resources of the oceans to meet our needs.

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