Global Open Data Index 2016/2017: tracking the state of open government data

The Global Open Data Index (GODI) is the annual global benchmark for publication of open government data, run by the Open Knowledge Network. The crowdsourced survey measures the openness of government data according to the Open Definition. It includes national maps, national statistics, administrative boundaries, and legislation.

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ASPRS May and June Webinars Schedule

David Alvarez Coordinator of Webinars for the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) announces the ASPRS May and June Webinars Schedule.

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The state of weather data infrastructure – white paper

This report explores the current state of weather data infrastructure. By looking at the different aspects of the data infrastructure used to collect, access and share weather and climate information, we can better understand challenges

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First IHO Assembly Considers Seas and Oceans

This week, Monaco is the venue of the first IHO Assembly. The meeting was officially opened by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. During the opening ceremony, attention was paid to the new structure of the IHO organisation. Several of the speakers underlined that, in addition to aiding safety of navigation, hydrographic data is increasingly being used for other purposes including science, environmental protection and disaster response.

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2nd reminder Questionnaire Open Data

EuroSDR, in cooperation with Eurogeographics, commenced research to assess the effects of open data policies on the business model of National Mapping Agencies. You are invited to complete their questionnaire before April 30, 2017. It should take you about 10 minutes to complete.

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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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