A Message from the GISCorps Core Committee

We hope that you've had a great start to 2016. Our volunteers have been busy as ever and 32 of them brought five projects to completion in Guatemala, Mexico, Uyghur Homeland in China, Afghanistan, and the Bahamas. Services that they provided included: geocoding, data cleansing, static and online map creation, and crowdsourcing (stories are showcased below).

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Call for papers for special issue of International Journal of Cartography

Submission deadline is 1 March 2016.

Ever-increasing volumes of geographic information pose challenges for making geographic information available and usable in maps. In celebration of the International Cartographic Association’s International Map Year 2015/16, ICA invites original research contributions on the role of spatial data infrastructures (SDI), standards, open data and open source software in mapping for a special issue of the International Journal of Cartography.

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WMO survey on the use of satellite data 2016

WMO logoThe World Meteorological Organization (WMO) designed the Survey to collect up-to-date information on the worldwide use of satellite data for meteorological, climate, water, and related environmental applications.

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4th UN-GGIM High Level Forum to focus on land administration, cadastres, land data needs

UN GGIM logoThe United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), in collaboration with the Government of Ethiopia and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), will host the Fourth High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management at UNECA’s Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 20-22 April 2016.

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2016 URISA Vanguard Cabinet Announced

URISA is pleased to announce the 2016 members of its Vanguard Cabinet.

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Expanding the SDI environment: comparing current spatial data infrastructure with emerging indoor location-based services

IJDE journalAuthor(s): David J. Coleman, Abbas Rajabifard & Kris W. Kolodziej
International Journal of Digital Earth, published online 4 January 2016 [not an open access journal]

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