Prof. Dr. Josef Strobl appointed GeoAmbassador for the GeoForAll community

"On behalf of the GeoForAll community, it is my great pleasure to honour our excellent colleague Prof. Dr. Josef Strobl as our GeoAmbassador." from Dr. Suchith Anand, GeoForAll.

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UN-GGIM: Europe announces new Executive Committee

UN-GGIM: Europe has announced a new Executive Committee following its 4th Plenary which was held in Brussels, Belgium and supported by the European Commission.

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EuroSDR Workshop Sustainable Open Data Business Models for NMCAs


The concept of open data is gaining momentum as open data are often associated with realizing many government ambitions, such as increased economic value and solving societal problems. However, to implement an open data policy and maintain high quality data in a sustainable manner may pose a challenge to the traditional business models of National Mapping & Cadastral Agencies (NMCAs).

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Demonstrating geospatial value is key to regaining public trust in experts says UN-GGIM: Europe

Momentum created by the 2030 Development Agenda and 2020 Census rounds should be used to demonstrate the practical value of geospatial expertise, says UN-GGIM: Europe.

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Arvo Kokkonen of NLS (Finland) takes over as Chairman of Arctic SDI

NLS of Finland logoFinland's Chairmanship of the Arctic Council started in May 2017. The National Land Survey of Finland participates in Arctic SDI (Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure ). The Directors General of the National Mapping Agencies of the member states of the Arctic Council (Finland, Iceland, Russia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Canada and the United States) met in Porvoo on 1–2 June 2017.

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Dassault Systèmes joins OGC as a Principal Member

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that Dassault Systèmes has joined the OGC as a Principal Member.

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EuroGeographics Messenger 2/2017 Published

The EuroGeographics Messenger 2/2017 newsletter has been published, a special edition with news from Extraordinary General Assembly.

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