Workshop and Presentation Proposals Invited for 2018 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference

URISA and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) are pleased to announce the 2018 GIS /CAMA Technologies Conference, March 19-22, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

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GISCorps May 2017 Newlsetter Published

Read the newsletter here: http://conta.cc/2smseHG 

A Message from the Core Committee

Greetings Volunteers and Friends:

We have had yet another busy quarter. Since February, four projects have been completed, three have been launched and three more are in the recruitment process. That brings the total number of launched projects to 202 with 1,066 volunteers deployed to 66 countries. We are continually amazed at our volunteers' dedication to service!

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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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