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2nd Annual GIS Forum MENA

Join Centre for GIS Qatar, CIO Bahrain, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and Ordnance Survey International and more at the 2nd Annual GIS Forum MENA (6 - 8 September, Abu Dhabi, UAE) [] to discuss how you can best develop and implement frameworks, master data management for business planning and develop business wide applications for the next phase of the GIS journey in the Middle East.

GSDI SDI Regional Newsletter for June 2015 Available

The GSDI SDI Regional Newsletter for June 2015 is now available for download directly (PDF - 1.4 Mb) from this link: The newsletters can also be downloaded from the archive at:

Mick Cory named Secretary General and Executive Director of EuroGeographics

EuroGeographics announced on 1 June that Mick Cory from Land and Property Services, Northern Ireland, is to be its new Secretary General and Executive Director. He will succeed Dave Lovell OBE who has led the membership association for the European National Mapping, Land Registry and Cadastral Authorities since 2007. He will officially hand over to Mr. Cory at the organisation’s 2015 General Assembly in Belgrade. Mr. Cory, who is currently the Director of Mapping and Chief Survey Officer in Northern Ireland, has held a number of senior-level policy positions.

GSDI Small Grants Project in Belize completes its work

The final of four 2014 GSDI Small Grant projects was completed in March. Staff from Belize's Department of Lands and Surveys, Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture collaborated to collect a standardized set of Agricultural data and develop a comprehensive farms geodatabase to be uploaded on Belize's NSDI Geoportal (

Agile 2015 Call for Participation

18th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science: “Geographic information Science as an enabler of smarter cities and communities” will be held on 9-12 June 2015 in Lisboa, Portugal.

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Keynote Speakers

URISA's GISCorps Volunteers Respond to the Call for Typhoon Pam

Twenty-two GISCorps volunteers responded to the call for Typhoon Pam, which devastated the island nation of Vanuatu on March 13, 2015. The Digital Humanitarian Network was activated by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and member organizations formed interdisciplinary teams to quickly monitor, process, and analyze incoming information from social media.

INSPIRE-Geospatial World Forum 2015 Brochure for Download

Comprehensive overview of what you can expect at the biggest geospatial collaboration platform of the year is now available in one booklet.

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ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform, 20-22 October 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal

The biggest ICT event in the EU calendar is back! Join us during ICT 2015 to network, follow interesting debates in the conference, hear the latest news on the new European Commission's policies and initiatives with regard to R&I in ICT, find information about funding opportunities and much more! See

ISDE Video Competition for Young people

The 9th International Symposium on Digital Earth - “Towards a One-World Vision for the Blue Planet” will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from 5 – 9 October, 2015

Geomatics Indaba 2015 Call for Papers Update - 30 April Deadline

Geomatics Indaba 2015 is a fully inclusive geomatics sector conference, exhibition and training event, encompassing all levels of interested and relevant persons, organisations, government departments and agencies, municipalities, public and private companies, NGOs, universities and training organisations - from students to professionals; junior staff to executives, officials and leaders; in both the public and private sectors; from South Africa, Africa and abroad.

DATE: 11, 12 & 13 August 2015

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