SDI highlights from the Land and Poverty Conference 2017

WB land poverty conference2017The World Bank Land and Poverty Conference presents the latest research and practice on the diversity of reforms, interventions, and innovations in the land sector around the world. This year, March 20-24, 2017, with the theme 'Responsible Land Governance—Towards an Evidence-Based Approach' the conference highlights the role of data and evidence in realizing land policy reform, identifying strategies for working at scale, and monitoring achievements.

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Call for papers: Special Issue on Spatial Data Infrastructures

InfrastructuresJourna call for papers on SDIInfrastructures, an international scientific open access journal on infrastructures, is going to publish a special issue on spatial data infrastructures. The deadline for paper submissions is October 31, 2017.

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Planetary SDI enabling exploration and research across the solar system

LPSE conference2017Far out! Session 153 of the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2017) focuses on Planetary Spatial Data Infrastructure. Planetary SDI is a framework to support spatial-temporal data discovery, access, and utilization throughout the Solar System. It is based on the success of such a concept for terrestrial use that identifies spatial data, spatial data practitioners, and spatial data interoperability as issues of national importance.

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New Report Illustrates How EO Supports Sustainable Development

GEO convenes effective partnerships for societal benefit through use of free and open Earth observation (EO) data. The GEO Initiative ‘Earth Observations in Service of the 2030 Agenda’, together with the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) have issued a new report to highlight case studies of how EO responds to sustainable development, whether for health, disaster risk reduction or environmental protection.

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Two new EO projects launched from GEO community

In response to the Call for Collaborative Data Innovations launched by the Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) and the World Bank last year, 10 projects were funded, two out which are from the GEO community.

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ISPRS announces The Jack Dangermond Award

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is proud to announce a new ISPRS award. Individual awards are presented during ISPRS Congresses to outstanding ISPRS scientists for their exceptional achievements. Many of these awards are donated by ISPRS Members.

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ISDE Announce the Result of the 2nd ISDE Video Competition

The Video competition, organized by Young Scientist and Education Committee of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), aims to create awareness among the young scientist, researcher, and students about the vision and objectives of the International Society for Digital Earth.

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