Call for Papers for a Special Issue on VGI - Looking Towards the Next 10 Years

Although our COST Action may be finished, we hope that you are all still continuing your interesting research on VGI. A few of us are organizing a special issue called ‘VGI: Looking Towards the Next 10 Years’ in the Journal of Geographical Systems and we would welcome papers on any VGI-relevant topic as follows (or see the  PDF).

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Workshop on INSPIRE profile and extension, 20 – 21 June 2017, Marne-La-Vallée, France

The INSPIRE directive cover a broad range of themes, for which national stakeholders are obliged to make data available according to implementing rules and its supporting predefined specifications, the INSPIRE data specifications.

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A survey of official online sources of high-quality free-of-charge geospatial data for maritime GIS applications

Author(s): Christos Kalyvas , Athanasios Kokkos , Theodoros Tzouramanis,
Information Systems, Volume 65, April 2017, Pages 36–51

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First Session of IHO Assembly calls for Hydrographic Offices to engage in Marine SDI 

Over 350 people, comprising delegations from 77 International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) Member States plus Associate Member States, UN bodies, industry partners and associated stakeholders, gathered in Monaco from 24-28 April for the First Session of the IHO Assembly. Much of the focus was on how hydrographic data is managed and shared, and how national Hydrographic Offices should engage in Marine SDI and the wider uses of hydrography.

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Global Open Data Index 2016/2017: tracking the state of open government data

The Global Open Data Index (GODI) is the annual global benchmark for publication of open government data, run by the Open Knowledge Network. The crowdsourced survey measures the openness of government data according to the Open Definition. It includes national maps, national statistics, administrative boundaries, and legislation.

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ASPRS May and June Webinars Schedule

David Alvarez Coordinator of Webinars for the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) announces the ASPRS May and June Webinars Schedule.

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The state of weather data infrastructure – white paper

This report explores the current state of weather data infrastructure. By looking at the different aspects of the data infrastructure used to collect, access and share weather and climate information, we can better understand challenges

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