Saturday, December 20, 2008

GSDI-11 Success of the Call for Papers: close to 350 incoming abstracts!

From our daily mail, the content of the GSDI Newsletter just received:
"From June 15th through June 19th the GSDI 11 World Conference in Rotterdam will be the beating geospatial heart of the world! GSDI, INSPIRE (EU) and Geonovum/RGI (NL) are organizing in synergy with each other a high-quality integrated conference with top national and international speakers.
This newsletter will inform you on a regular basis about latest breaking news and details of the conference.

The Call for Papers for the GSDI 11 World Conference attracted close to 350 abstracts. These abstracts cover a wide selection of inspiring geo-related themes drawn from all over the world. The program committee is actively selecting the most innovative and appealing contributions for oral presentation and for the poster program. The conference provides authors an opportunity to present their work in June 2009 in Rotterdam to an international audience. The selection of abstracts for GSDI 11 will be announced on or about February 1.
With pride we are pleased to announce that Cyclomedia has joined ESRI and EuroGeographics as Platinum Sponsors for the conference.
CEO Paul Bosman states:
"CycloMedia recognizes that GSDI is a vast platform to discuss the challenges that different organizations face at the (inter)national, public and private level. It is a pleasure to have the Netherlands act as host country this time and I am proud that CycloMedia can deliver a contribution to this worldwide conference".
ESRI spokesman Frank Holsmuller clarifies:
"ESRI recognizes the GSDI conference as THE event to meet and inform the key players in the field of geo information. The GSDI-11 event promises to become extra interesting because it will take place close to the heart of the INSPIRE program."
EuroGeographics, the association for cadastral organizations in more than 40 European countries, is quite involved as well. The executive director, Dave Lovell, says enthusiastically:
"We are building bridges between our members and the many communities of users who rely on their authoritative information. We are pleased to have the opportunity to improve and enrich these inter-connections in the wider community of this conference and look forward to using the GSDI 11 World Conference to further expand the use of spatial data infrastructures for the benefit of all."
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Friday, December 12, 2008

ePSIplus-Net survey on Pricing/Charging in the PSI-reuse context

This morning HUNAGI circulated a survey questionnaire compiled by ePSIplus anchor Chris Corbin to the members and partners of the Hungarian Spatial Data Interest Community to use the replies to formulate a HUNAGI contribution to ePSIplus Thematic Network. The replies will be forwarded to ePSIplusNet before its last Thematic Workshop held in Paris but it will be used also in the cost/benefit analysis and comparative pricing model assessment to be prepared for the MoEW responsible for INSPIRE in Hungary.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

GRASS course and CASCADOSS Project Workshop in Szeged

Szeged University
January 27-30, 2009
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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Climatic changes and Hungary - Conference on the scientific achievements

Building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Image: HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2008

Climatic change: Environment - Risk and the Society
The conference hosted by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences attracted the scientific and R+D communities. Some representatives of HUNAGI member institutions were among the presenters and the participants including the Research Institute of the Soil Sciences and Agrochemistry, Hungarian Institute of Geology, Hungarian Geographical Society, Debrecen University, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the Corvinus University at Budapest