Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Letters of Support and Recognition issued by prominent international organisations for HUNAGI

The  incoming Letter of Support of UNGIWG  - together with Letters of Recognition issued upon request by the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information ( EUROGI), the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) and the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) were attached to the proposal prepared by collaborators  in the subject "National Geospatial Technology Platform" submitted by HUNAGI to the grant authority on Monday, 21 July, 2008.Similar supportive document is expected from the SDI Unit of the DG JRC next week. Endorsed by HUNAGI, these letters will be circulated among the Platform Participants via the nominated NGTP Project Manager Attila Oláh.
In order to keep transparency, these letters are accessible for the wider spatial data interest community too:
EUROGI (European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information) 
Written by the Secretary General:
ISDE (International Society for Digital Earth) 
Written by the Secretary General:
GSDI (Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association) 
Written by the Executive Director:
OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) 
Written by the President and CEO:
UNGIWG (United Nations Geographic Information Working Group) 
Written by the Director of the Secretariat on behalf the Co-Chairs:

These letters were issued to support the grant application of HUNAGI to establish and strengthen a National Geospatial Technology Platform in Hungary.
The abstract of the proposal written by Attila Oláh is as follows:

"National Geospatial Technology Platform

Proposer: HUNAGI (Hungarian Association for Geo-information)

Project duration: 24 months

Project budget: 36 000 000 HUF

Executive summary

The main goal of the project is to develop the Hungarian geospatial industry in a focused manner to enable it to enter the international technological arena. The proposer's main activities are to be expanded to handle the role of the nationwide framework platform for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure and related technologies.

During the 2 year lifespan of the project, a sustainable - 100% member funded - geospatial technological platform is to be developed. The project aims to have 4 courses of action: Research, Development, Innovation and Utilization."

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