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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Journal of Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards: first articles published

Open Geospatial Data Software Standards JournalThe Journal of Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards provides an advanced forum for the science and technology of open data, crowdsourced information, and sensor web through the publication of reviews and regular research papers. 

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Workshop on Spatial Data on the Web 2016 at GIScience 2016

The Workshop on Spatial Data on the Web 2016 at the 9th International Conference on Geographic Information Science Montreal, Canada (September 27-30. 2016) will focus on intensive discussions and experience reports to identify common challenges and best practice for publishing spatial data on the Web.

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Facilitating the production of ISO-compliant metadata of geospatial datasets

Author(s): Gregory Giuliani, Yaniss Guigoz, Pierre Lacroix, Nicolas Raya, Anthony Lehmann
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 44: 239–243 (February 2016)

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Geospatial Sensor Webs Conference 2016, abstract deadline April 15th

The 52°North Open Innovation Network invites you to participate in the Geospatial Sensor Webs Conference 2016. The deadline for submissions of abstracts has been extended to April 15, 2016.

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Development of a glaciological SDI to assess glaciers' response to climatic fluctuation

glacial SDIAuthor(s): Matteo Mattavelli
Thesis for: Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, University of Milano–Bicocca, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 2016

Abbreviated abstract: This thesis proposes a system for retrieval and management of multi-source and heterogeneous information. To organize and aggregate both ice cores proxy data (useful to evaluate climatic fluctuations on the past) and glaciers geomorphic parameters (useful to validate and calibrate glaciological model) aimed to assess the glaciers' response to climatic fluctuations in the past or in the future, a SDI with a dedicated geoportal and GIS tools was developed.

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OGC announces simplified web mapping standard

OGC logoThe Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc (OGC) has announced that the OGC membership has adopted the OGC® WMTS Simple Profile, which defines a simplified profile of the OGC Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) Interface Standard (see below). WMTS Simple limits the flexibility of the original OGC WMTS standard for the sake of interoperability with some mass market tile distributions that do not claim to be WMTS compliant but in fact share elements of the WMTS requirements.

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