Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

GI technologies promoted at the CNN broadcast of the US Presidential inauguration

MS Photosynth
Photosynth needs the downloadable Silverlight software. Silverlight"s requirements on operating systems and browsers are as follow (Source:

Geoeye sat imagery product
support the visualisation of the huge number of attracted participant of the event

Monday, January 19, 2009

GI Forum 2009 in Salzburg

GI_Forum 2009
Final Call for Papers
The Geoinformatics Forum Salzburg (GI_Forum) is scheduled for July 7-10, 2009, at Salzburg University, Austria.
GI_Forum focuses on an international audience that shares an interest in Applied Geoinformatics. This Call for Papers aims at researchers who design, develop and apply advanced methods and techniques of Geoinformatics to a broad range of application domains.
Themes & Application Fields
We solicit papers on emerging and established topics and research outcomes related to Geoinformatics methodology. By no means exhaustive, the list of symposium topics includes advanced geospatial data acquisition; advanced spatial analysis and knowledge extraction; advanced visualisation and cartography, geo-ontologies; distributed and mobile services; and dynamic modelling and simulation.
GI_Forum 2009 would also like to attract contributions pertaining to these specific topics:
· Digital Cities
are meant to provide collaborative environments built upon a fine resolution 3D digital city and its infrastructure in presence and future. We welcome contributions about conceptual and computational solutions in this application area.
· Sustainable Environments
Developing and managing our natural, societal and technical environments in a sustainable way is one of today's major challenges. This includes the generation of renewable energy as well as integrated approaches to mobility and regional development and the use of geoinformatics as an indispensable set of tools.
· Global Monitoring - Observing, Understanding and Visualizing Planet Earth
Global initiatives such as Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and the EU-ESA joint programme Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) provide the open stage for creating, developing and implementing a range of EO-based information services. They build on cutting-edge technology in data integration and processing, spatio-temporal analysis, information extraction and visualization while clearly oriented towards users’ needs.
· Learning with Geoinformation
We encourage contributions discussing various issues related to geoinformation in education. The bilingual conference on Learning with Geoinformation will host such contributions in sessions shared with GI_Forum and in cooperation with the Herodot network. These contributions will be published in separate proceedings.
Submission: Types & Deadlines
GI_Forum 2009 gives authors choices about the type of submission they want to make in order to accommodate a variety of interdisciplinary contributions. Submissions are expected in English language according to the formatting guidelines published on the conference website.
· Deadline for submission of
full papers for oral presentation and publication in the conference proceedings; and
extended abstracts for discussion sessions: February 2, 2009.
· Late deadline for submission of
extended abstracts for poster presentation: June 5, 2009.
We accept online submissions only at
Accepted full paper submissions will be published by Wichmann Verlag as a book. Extended abstracts for discussion sessions will be acknowledged in the proceedings.
We are looking forward to your contribution!
Conference Chair: Josef Strobl
Programme Chair: Adrijana Car"

HMS-EUMETSAT Information Day

Snapshots taken during the event. Images: HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2009
The program of the EUMETSAT Information Day hosted by the Hungarian Meteorological Service was the following:
"Kálmán Kovács (President of the Hungarian Space Board)
Dr. László Bozó (President of the Hungarian Meteorological Service)
Angiolo Rolli (EUMETSAT, director of administration):
EUMETSAT, Monitoring Weather, Climate and the Environment
William Seymour (EUMETSAT, head of Contracts Division):
EUMETSAT Procurement Procedures
Dr. Ferenc Dombai (OMSZ, head of Remote Sensing Division):
An overview and outlook of HMS activities related to EUMETSAT
Dr. Mária Putsay (OMSZ, satellite meteorologist):
Beneficial cooperation between EUMETSAT and HMS"
Additional useful websources:
Hungarian Meteorological Service:
Hungarian Space Research Office:

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Regional CASCADOSS project workshop on Open source GIS softwares

January 29-30

For more information and/or registration please visit

ICT Information Day in Budapest

FP7 - ICT Proposers' Day 2009
Organised by the European Commission's Information Society and Media Directorate-General, in cooperation with the Hungarian National Office for Research and Technology, the Information Day devoted to "European key networking day in ICT R&D" will take place in Budapest on 22nd January 2009.
Take part and build quality partnerships for participating in the new Information and Communication Technologies Work Programme for 2009-2010 (ICT WP 2009-2010).  This event is a unique opportunity for already existing and future project participants: to familiarise themselves with the research challenges and objectives of ICT WP 2009-2010, to form project consortia for participating in calls for proposals.
Source by the kind awareness raising made by Ulrich Boes of URSIT Ltd from Bulgaria during the eSDI-Net+ WP2&WP3 Meeting in Thessaloniki:

Friday, January 09, 2009

eSDI-Net+ Consortium Conference in Greece

The meeting will be hosted by SEERC ( in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Important documents will be submitted to the European Commission just before the meeting.
The participants will discuss internal project topics including:
Best Practice Analysis - Presentation of activities
Methodology, interviewing, local (national, regional) workshops
Difficulties in defining best practices
Results or expected results - Discussion on the status, open issues, next steps
Best Practice Assessment
Initial Proposal of Criteria, Indicators and measure for best practice award
Lessons learned from the national SDI evaluations and WSs for the next step
Define the criteria used for the Award process on European level
Concept planning and detailling Award Planning
which will be presented at the project review meeting in Brussels, 2nd of February.
HUNAGI provided contributions to the Dissemination activities as well as to the WorkPackage 2
devoted to Subregional Spatial Data Infrastructure evaluation, workshop and related reports.
HUNAGI will inform on the results as soon as the information will be public.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

UN-SPIDER December 2008 Updates

From our daily mail:
"Dear Colleagues,
Please find attached the UN-SPIDER December 2008 Updates.
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News included in this UN-SPIDER Updates:
1. UN-SPIDER Strengthens Collaboration with Bonn-based UN Agencies and Related Organizations
2. First Regional Conference on Geoinformatics: Disaster Management and
Early Warning Systems, Kuwait
3. ESA Starts to Make Data Available for GMES
4. Satellite-based Flood Response in the Aftermath of Sichuan Earthquake
5. Use of Space-Based Information to Reduce Disaster Risk in Asia-Pacific Region Receives a Boost
6. Web Tool Ushahidi Helps Map Crisis Information via Crowdsourcing
7. China Launches Yaogan V Remote-sensing Satellite
Conferences and Workshops
"Cartography and Geoinformatics for Early Warning and Emergency
Management: Towards Better Solutions" in Prague, Czech Republic, 19-22
January 2009
"Map World Forum" in Hyderabad, India, 10-13 February 2009
III Cuban Earth Sciences Convention and Fair, Havana, Cuba, 16-20 March
"Processing and Classification of Satellite Imagery" Thematic Session
within the VipIMAGE2009 - II ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on
Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing in Porto, Portugal,
14-16 October 2009
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