GIS in Transit Conference Program Details Published

The National Center for Transit Research, URISA and the Transportation Research Board are pleased to share the program details for the 10th National GIS in Transit Conference*, taking place September 6-8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Early bird registration discounts are available until July 5.

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First Session of IHO Assembly calls for Hydrographic Offices to engage in Marine SDI 

Over 350 people, comprising delegations from 77 International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) Member States plus Associate Member States, UN bodies, industry partners and associated stakeholders, gathered in Monaco from 24-28 April for the First Session of the IHO Assembly. Much of the focus was on how hydrographic data is managed and shared, and how national Hydrographic Offices should engage in Marine SDI and the wider uses of hydrography.

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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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