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Monday, May 05, 2008

Workshop on Standardization hosted by FAO

From our evening mails: Jelle U. Hielkema sent this message today:
2nd CEN/TC 287 Mediterrenean Workshop; FAO HQ; Rome; 10-11 June
"Dear UNGIWG Members,
FAO will host the above workshop which is held under the aegis of the European Standardization Committee for Geographic Information, CEN/TC 287. It is the second of a series of Mediterrenean Workshops, the first of which was held in Athens on 14 March. Full information about the workshop, including its programme, registration and logistics details can be found on this website
http://www.gistandards.eu/MWS/The workshop will bring together a wide variety of experts, representing geographic information standards, SDI, interoperability, ontologies and applications. On both days the programme features an excellent keynote speaker and moreover the Chair of ISO/TC 211 will participate in the workshop. Participation in the meeting, which will be held in FAO's Green Room with ample seating capacity, is free of charge and on the evening of the first day a reception will be offered on the FAO Terrace overlooking ancient Rome. If it fits your agenda you are all encouraged to come to Rome for this event which is occurring at an important point in time in, among others, the UNSDI development process. Furthermore the workshop is being held immediately following the global food security, climate and bioenergy conference the week before and about which full details in this link
http://www.fao.org/foodclimate/
Best regards.Jelle U.Hielkema
on behalf of Martin Ford "
President Italian Commission for Geographic Information
CIG-UNINFO, Workshop Convenor

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