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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.

Webinar: Shedding Light on INSPIRE Conformity - 26 March

The Webinar: Shedding Light on INSPIRE Conformity will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CET.

"INSPIRE compliant" has become a mantra in EU spatial data project plans if you want to get any funding or sales in the public sector. But what does this elusive term really mean for data providers and businesses willing to get the best out of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure now and in the future?

Ordnance Survey and Esri open up more geospatial data

It’s been quite a week for geospatial open data, with two initiatives announced that will help broaden its impacts as a driver of economic growth and digital innovation around the world.

Abstract Submissions 9th National GIS in Transit Conference

The National Center for Transit Research, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association and the Transportation Research Board are jointly sponsoring the 9th National GIS in Transit Conference, September 1-3, 2015, in Washington, DC.

Base Data Custodianship & Pricing Policy approved in South Africa

According to the South African Government Gazette, dated 16 February 2015, in line with section11(2) of the Spatial Data Infrastructure Act, 2003 (Act No. 54 Of 2003), Gugile Ernest Nkwinti (MP), Minister of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, approved the Base Data Set Custodianship Policy and the Policy on Pricing of Spatial Information Products and Services, as prepared by the Committee for Spatial Information under section 6 of the Act.

Training Award Winners Announced for ICLPST GIS training in Taipei, March 2015.

After reviewing 38 applications for sponsored places on the two-week 2015 ICLPST (International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training) Training Seminar on Geographical Information Systems and Land Management, members of the GSDI Association Societal Impacts Committee have announced the five finalists, from either GSDI Organisation or Individual membership, selected to receive the award and training. They are:

Geomatics Indaba 2015 Call for Papers

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.

CFP: The 14th IFIP Conference on e‐Business, e‐Services and e‐Society (I3E 2015)

Conference Theme: “Open and Big Data Management & Innovation

Date and venue: 13‐15 October 2015, Delft, The Netherlands

Website: www.i3e2015.net

COGO Report Card on the U.S. NSDI

The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO) announced the release of its Report Card on the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) that depicts the condition and performance of the nation’s geospatial “infrastructure” which includes surveyed, mapped and remotely-sensed information. The NSDI Report Card is in the familiar form of a school report card—assigning letter grades that are based on physical condition and needed investments for improvement.

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