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Geomatics Indaba 2015 Update: 11-13 August, Johannesburg, SA

Geomatics Indaba 2015 [] is all set to be the highlight of the geospatial industry’s year. Over 70 papers have been submitted for the conference which features both academic and general paper tracks, training workshops and over 80 exhibition stands. Almost five hundred delegates have already registered for the event which is set to take place from 11 to 13 August 2015 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.

2015 GIS in Transit Conference to feature more than 60 presentations

URISA, the National Center for Transit Research, and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) are jointly presenting the 9th National GIS in Transit Conference, on September 1-3, 2015, in Washington, DC. (Note that Labor Day is Monday, September 7).

EO Conference at UAE University - December 2015

The Geoinformation Technologies for Natural Hazards Management (7th GiT4NDM)- 5th Earth Observation for Global Changes (EOGC) will be held at the UAE University on December 8-10 2015. You can download the brochures and fliers from this link :

Last date for Submission: June 30, 2015 (extension in process)

Geomatics Indaba 2015: 11-13 August, Johannesburg, SA

Conference, exhibition and training event:  GIS, surveying, geo-informatics, mapping, remote sensing and location based business

Invitation to register to attend

URISA Board Candidates Announced

URISA’s Leadership Development Committee recently presented its recommended slate of candidates to the URISA Board of Directors. The Board approved the slate, listed below, for its 2015 election. Those elected will begin their three-year Board terms following GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015 in Spokane, Washington in October.

URISA is pleased to present the following list of candidates for URISA President-Elect and for Directors on the Board.

EO Open Science 2.0 at ESA/Esrin (12-14 Oct 2015)

The European Space Agency (ESA) is preparing for innovative Earth Observation (EO) scientific exploitation activities – referred as Earth Observation Open Science 2.0 - to maximize the scientific benefits of Earth Observation (EO) data by capitalizing on the digital revolution.

Call for book chapters - Open Source GIS

Naveenchandra N. Srivastava is in the process of editing a forthcoming publication titled 'Emerging Trends in Open Source Geographic Information Systems', to be published by IGI Global, an international publisher of progressive academic research. He would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite you to submit your work for consideration in this publication.

From Research to End-User Opportunities

Through its collaborative research, the CRCSI has built a portfolio of 15 commercialisation and investment opportunities. These opportunities focus on three specific areas:

NASA Releases Free Code

NASA released its second annual Software Catalog, a giant compendium of over 1,000 programs available for free to industry, government agencies, and the general public.

Details at

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.

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