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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 (www.coastgis2015.co.za). Please see the Draft Programme here: http://memberservices.gsdi.org/files/?artifact_id=1674.

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 http://geomatics.org.za/announcement-geomatics-indaba-2015-uav-airshow/ 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.

EU ConnectinGEO Earth Observation data project launch

The kickoff meeting of a new European Horizon2020 project, ConnectinGEO (http://www.connectingeo.net/), was held in Barcelona February 18-19, 2015.

UN General Assembly urges sharing of geospatial data

The science that supports the precise pinpointing of people and places should be shared more widely, according to the United Nations General Assembly as it adopted its first resolution recognizing the importance of a globally-coordinated approach to geodesy – the discipline focused on accurately measuring the shape, rotation and gravitational field of planet Earth.

Geodesy plays an increasing role in people’s lives, from finding disaster victims to finding directions using a smart phone.

GSDI Small Grants Program Update – February 2015

In 2014, the GSDI Association secured funding for four Small Grants projects from GeoConnections, a national collaborative initiative led by GSDI Association member Natural Resources Canada. GeoConnections supports the integration and use of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI), an on-line resource that improves the sharing, access and use of open geospatial information. The CGDI helps decision-makers from all levels of government, the private sector, non-government organizations and academia make better decisions on social, economic and environmental priorities.

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