Sweden: Success of National Land Survey's free digital maps

On July 1, 2015, the National Land Survey (Lantmäteriet) took its first step towards the open release of maps and geographical information. This started with free access to the digital overview map and a simplified elevation model. The demand for this information exceeded expectations and usage has increased substantially during the rest of the year.

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Europe: Enlargement & Integration workshop on open data infrastructures held in Odessa

INSPIRE Odessa Nov2015The Enlargement and Integration (E&I) workshop in Odessa, Ukraine, 26-27 November 2015, brought together practitioners working in the field of data with emphasis on regional and urban development to discuss ways to better utilise recent developments in Europe, related to the establishment of open data infrastructures.

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Evaluation and monitoring of service quality illustrated by example of German Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MDI-DE)

Author(s): Seip, Christian
Photogrammetrie - Fernerkundung - Geoinformation, Volume 2015, Number 4, August 2015, pp. 313-329 (17) [not an open access journal] (in German)

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Geospatial Data Infrastructure components deployed for LTER-Europe researchers’ community

Author(s): T. Kliment, P. Carrara, A. Oggion
AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 65-78 (2015)

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Applicability of SWE in Polish Spatial Data Infrastructures: Example of SensorML language

Author(s): Maciej Rossa, Mariusz Rogulski
Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences, Volume 40, Issue 3, Pages 187–201

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Macedonia: Chambers of Commerce & Geological Survey to join national geoportal

macedoniaSDImeetingThe Macedonian Chambers of Commerce and the Geological Survey will join the National Geoportal in 2016, thus increasing the membership to 20 institutions, said Deputy Prime Minister of Economic Affairs, Vladimir Pesevski, on Friday, December 18, 2015.

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ESPON and EFGS granted UN-GGIM: Europe observer status

UN-GGIM: Europe has granted observer status to a further two organisations as part of its engagement with the wider geospatial community.

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