GIS-Pro 2017 Conference Details Announced for 23-27 October 2017

URISA is pleased to announce the complete program details for GIS-Pro 2017. URISA’s 55th annual conference, will take place October 23-26, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Registration is also open and exhibit/sponsor opportunities have recently been posted.

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GEO Blog Observations postings of interest

Since the launch of the GEO Blog: Observations at the end of 2016, a multitude of postings and comments have appeared covering a range of global issues, programs and initiatives relating to the role of Earth Observation data in numerous sectors of society.

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Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) sign MoU

GeoForAll warmly welcome the MoU between The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) to establish a collaborative relationship between the members of the AGILE and OSGeo communities.

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20th Session of UN Commission on Science and Technology Draft Resolution published

The Twentieth Session of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development was held from 08 – 12 May 2017 ,Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. More information is available at http://opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org/2017/05/the-twentieth-session-of-the-united-nations-commission-on-science-and-technology-for-development/ .

Open data and open principles in science and education are key for ensuring food security by 2030. Let us work together to eradicate extreme poverty and enable shared prosperity for all. Capacity building is strongly highlighted in the Science, technology and innovation for development draft resolution available at http://unctad.org/meetings/en/SessionalDocuments/ecn162017_DraftRes_STI_en.pdf

The European Commission's high-level advisers advocate open research and innovation as essential drivers for growth in Europe. Details at http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=newsalert&year=2017&na=na-150517 .

Data integration experts lead Europe’s contribution to global Sustainable Development Goal Indicators

UN-GGIM: Europe has announced that its data integration working group will provide the region’s contribution to the global indicator framework for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Call for Papers for a Special Issue on VGI - Looking Towards the Next 10 Years

Although our COST Action may be finished, we hope that you are all still continuing your interesting research on VGI. A few of us are organizing a special issue called ‘VGI: Looking Towards the Next 10 Years’ in the Journal of Geographical Systems and we would welcome papers on any VGI-relevant topic as follows (or see the  PDF).

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Workshop on INSPIRE profile and extension, 20 – 21 June 2017, Marne-La-Vallée, France

The INSPIRE directive cover a broad range of themes, for which national stakeholders are obliged to make data available according to implementing rules and its supporting predefined specifications, the INSPIRE data specifications.

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