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Call for participation: AFREF Data Holding and Analysis Centres

The African Geodetic Reference Frame (AFREF) Steering Committee calls for participation to solicit support in the establishment of Data Holding and Data Analysis Centres. AFREF is considered important for the sustainable development of Africa by providing a common reference system for mapping and production of geographic information.

MYGEOSS First Call For Innovative Apps in environmental and social domains

Context and challenge

US GAO report on NSDI implementation deficiencies

On the heals of the COGO NSDI report card (, GAO has released (another) report highlighting deficiencies in NSDI implementation : Geospatial Data: Progress needed on identifying expenditures, building and utilizing a data infrastructure, and reducing duplicative efforts

GSDI Coastal/Marine SDI Capacity Building Workshop, CoastGIS 2015, 21 April, Cape Town

From 22-24 April the CSIR and Stellenbosch University are hosting the 12th International Symposium for GIS and Computer Cartography for Coastal Zone Management (CoastGIS 2015) in Cape Town, South Africa ( Please see the Draft Programme here:

Geomatics Indaba 2015 side event: GI 2015 UAV Airshow

GISSA, IMSSA, SAGI and EE Publishers are pleased to announce the Geomatics Indaba 2015 UAV Airshow taking place on the public holiday before the Geomatics Indaba 2015 conference, exhibition and training event being held at Emperors Palace, Ekhuruleni on 11, 12 and 13 August 2015. Visit for details.

INSPIRE-Geospatial World Forum 2015 full conference program

INSPIRE-Geospatial World Forum 2015, the first joint conference organized by European Commission and Geospatial Media and Communications, has made available its full conference programme. The 5 days conference, scheduled on 25-29 May 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal, will feature opening ministerial panel, 4 plenary sessions, 30+ thematic sessions, 35+ workshops, alongside an exhibition showcasing state-of-the-art technologies and innovative products available in the market today.

4th GEOSS Science and Technology Stakeholder Workshop

The 4th GEOSS Science and Technology Stakeholder Workshop - CONCEPTS, TECHNOLOGIES, SYSTEMS AND USERS OF THE NEXT GEOSS - will be held March 24-26, 2015, in Norfolk, VA, USA.

URISA Awards Season - Nominations due 1 May

Each year, URISA recognizes individuals and organizations for significant achievement, contributions, dedication and service to the association and to the profession. URISA is currently accepting nominations for the following:

Minutes of the RDA Geospatial IG meeting 22 September 2014

This article presents the minutes of the Geospatial Interest Group’s meeting held in Amsterdam on the 22 September 2014 from 13:30 to 15:00 at RDA’s 4th plenary meeting. The meeting attracted more than 25 participants with diverse backgrounds during which five presentations – including the introduction by the chair – were given, followed by a Q&A.

Source: Thanks to Christophe Debruyne.

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