Swiss geospatial data now available as linked data

swiss linked dataThe Swiss geoportal has started to publish geospatial data as linked data. This geoportal is harvested by the national Swiss Open Data portal, which is in turn harvested by the European Data Portal. With this development, more context is provided to the geospatial datasets, and data can be found and re-used more easily.

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Geo4All - Empowering academics and educators globally

20 years ago academics and educators (especially in developing countries) struggled to start GIS courses for their students and had to beg to vendors for some "free" licences. Now they don’t need any charity from any vendors, as they are fully empowered and can start courses as they wish without any permissions from any vendor owners.

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What's new in the INSPIRE Metadata Technical Guidance 2.0

Spatineo are organizing a webinar on the newest development in INSPIRE, presented by Ilkka Rinne who is the editor of the new INSPIRE metadata technical guidance document.

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Advancing GIScience with Open Source Technologies

The latest details of Advancing GIScience with Open Source Technologies organised by the ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies at AutoCarto 2016, USA is now available at http://www.unm.edu/~sfreunds/autocarto2016/Open_Source_Geospatial.html . Thanks to Mike Finn and Silvana Comboim for their leadership.

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“Geo4All” Lab of the Month

It is my great pleasure, to introduce our colleagues at the Open Source Geospatial Lab of Department of Geodesy and Surveying at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics , Hungary as our “Geo4All” lab of the month.

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Discover QGIS is out in print!

This is the workbook for the award winning GeoAcademy curriculum. It is essentially 5 college courses full of labs! It comes with all the data, challenge exercises and solution files. Great for use in the classroom. I hope this is a useful resource for many educators.

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Call for papers: IJGI Special Issue "Web/Cloud Based Mapping and Geoinformation"

A Special Issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information will focus on "Web/Cloud Based Mapping and Geoinformation". You are invited to submit original and scientific research for this Special Issue. The deadline for manuscript submissions is 30 September 2016.

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