Seminar on SDI in Beijing - with financial support for travel

The National Geomatics Center of China (NGCC) is organizing the 2nd International Seminar on Construction and Application of Spatial Data Infrastructure, being held in Beijing, May 2-11, 2018. The Seminar is co-organized by Capital Normal University and has support from National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation of China, ISPRS, and UN-GGIM-AP.

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GSDI Attended the CEOS WGISS Executive Committee Meeting 17 January 2018

The CEOS WGISS Executive teleconference meeting held on 17 January 2018 was led by Mirko Albani (WGISS Chair, ESA) and co-chair Robert Woodcock of CSIRO, and attended by working group members from UKSA, NASA, JAXA, NOAA, CNES, RADI and GSDI.

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Announcement EuroSDR 2018 series of e-learning

The 2018 series of e-learning courses from EuroSDR is now open for registration: http://www.eurosdr.net/education/course/eduserv16. Topics of four e-learning courses will be introduced during the seminar hosted by prof. Markus Gerke at the Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, from 26th to 27th February 2018.

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GIS Leadership Academy: Popular URISA Program to be Offered Twice in 2018

URISA is pleased to announce that its GIS Leadership Academy will be offered twice in 2018:

  • Columbus, Ohio - April 9-13, 2018
  • Salt Lake City, Utah - July 23-27, 2018

The success of any GIS program is largely tied to the capabilities of its leader. Strong leadership is necessary to establish a solid GIS program, operate efficiently and effectively, coordinate participants, adapt to change, and move a program forward. Leadership, however, is a skill that must be developed. URISA’s GIS Leadership Academy was established to meet this need.

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Gilberto Câmara as the next GEO Secretariat Director

The Group on Earth Observations is pleased to announce the appointment of Gilberto Câmara as the next GEO Secretariat Director, effective 1 July 2018.

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2017 URISA Exemplary Systems in Government Award Recipients Announced

URISA Is pleased to announce the recipients of 2017 Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Awards. Since 1980, URISA's ESIG Awards have recognized extraordinary achievements in the use of geospatial information technology that have improved the delivery and quality of government services. The award competition is open to all public agencies at the federal, state/provincial, regional and local levels. Applications were submitted within Enterprise and Single Process System categories.

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2017 URISA Board Election Results Announced

URISA is pleased to announce the results of its 2017 URISA Board of Directors’ election. Kim McDonough will serve in the position of President-Elect and Lynn Dupont, Glenn O'Grady and Bryan Townsend will serve as Directors. They will all begin their three-year terms at the conclusion of GIS-Pro 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida this October.

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