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Workshop on EMODnet and INSPIRE

On 30 June 2015, the EMODnet project coordinators, data managers, and the secretariat met with members of the EC-EEA INSPIRE Team at JRC in Ispra, Italy, to better understand the relationships between EMODnet and INSPIRE.

URISA and IAAO 20th anniversary GIS /CAMA Technologies Conference, February 22-25, 2016

URISA and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) are pleased to announce the milestone 20th anniversary GIS /CAMA Technologies Conference, February 22-25, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia. The long-running conference attracts professionals in property assessment, tax administration, mapping and information technology and focuses on the integration of GIS and computer-assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) technologies.

GSDI President Prof David Coleman speaks to NGA

On June 22nd, GSDI Association President David Coleman delivered an invited presentation entitled "Evolution of Spatial Data Infrastructures: From NSDI to GSDI to pSDI” to staff and scientists at the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) at its headquarters in Springfield, Virginia — just outside Washington, D.C. Through online connections, individuals from NGA offices in the Washington and St. Louis areas as well as offices in other centres were able to attend the presentation and ask questions via video link.

URISA's GISCorps Activities During Esri User Conference

URISA’s GISCorps has announced several activities coinciding with Esri’s User Conference in San Diego, July 20-24, 2015. All interested individuals are invited to learn more about this program which coordinates short term, volunteer based GIS services to underprivileged communities around the world.

This year’s activities include:

Eye on Earth Global Network of Networks online seminar 8 July

The Eye on Earth Global Network of Networks special initiative (GNON, has put out an open invitation to listen/view an interesting presentation at the upcoming online call on July 8, 2015 at 13:30 GMT that relates to the emerging field of data ontology, interoperability, and ways to make information more accessible.

GSDI SDI Regional Newsletter for July 2015 is now available

The GSDI SDI Regional Newsletter for July 2015 is now available for download directly (PDF - 1.3 Mb) from this link: The newsletters can also be downloaded from the archive at:

GIM International Summit 2016

The inaugural GIM International Summit [] – taking place on 10-12 February 2016 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands – is an initiative of GIM International. The GIM International Summit will draw thought leaders and key decision-makers from the global geomatics sector.

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)

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