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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

GI and the eContentplus

Medieval visualisation of the topography of Luxembourg
Location-related information on the fortress had high value.
Image taken in a Berlin Library : HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2003

eContentPlus Information Day in Luxembourg.
Value and importance of GI/GIS related eContent is obvious but is well reflected?

According to the "eContentplus.net Newsletter dated 17 April 2007" just received: "On Thursday 24 May an Information Day will be held in Luxembourg for the third call for proposals of the eContentplus programme. Subject to the completion of all the necessary procedures, it is intended to launch the call in June 2007 with a provisional deadline for receipt of proposals on 4 October 2007.Further information and the draft work programme as well as the draft call text can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/econtentplus/calls/proposals/index_en.htm "
Information source: Preparing for eContentplus a joint initiative of Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia focusing on co-operation in the field of digital content.Address: A-1020 Vienna, Karmeliterplatz 1/15, phone: +43.1.212 85 22.14; fax: +43.1.212 85 22.9central@econtentplus.net; www.econtentplus.net

According to the recent communication of the European Umbrella Organisation for Geo-information, EUROGI (www.eurogi.org), the Work Programme has been published (still as a draft) on the web on April 16:
http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/econtentplus/index_en.htm
Here the bad news are that targeted projects are not any more in the programme but only TN.

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