Friday, March 27, 2009

Prof. Mauro Salvemini has been reelected as President of EUROGI

At the Annual General Meeting of EUROGI held in the premises of the European Commission in Brussels this morning, Prof. Mauro Salvemini was re-elected as President of the organisation.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

EUROGI Days in Brussels

March 25 EUROGI informal ExCom Meeting
March 26 EUROGI Members' Day
March 27 EUROGI Annual General Board Meeting

Disaster Management and Space Technology – From Concepts to Application - Bonn, October 21-23, 2009

Third United Nations International
UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop:
“Disaster Management and Space Technology
From Concepts to Application”
Organised by the
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
and the
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Bonn, Germany, 21– 23 October 2009
Langer Eugen UN Campus, Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10

From our daily mail: Senior Expert Dr Joerg Szarzynski wrote today:
" Dear Colleagues.
We are pleased to announce the Third United Nations International UN-SPIDER
Bonn Workshop: “Disaster Management and Space Technology – From Concepts to
Application”, which is being jointly organized by the United Nations Office
for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
The workshop will be held in Bonn, Germany, from 21 – 23 October 2009 in
the UN Building in Bonn.
We are attaching the first announcement of the workshop and we would be
grateful if you could forward the announcement to colleagues that would
benefit from participating.
We are also planning the following meeting which is being organised
back-to-back with the Third International Bonn Workshop: UN Geographic
Information Working Group (UNGIWG) 10th (Anniversary) Plenary" in Bonn,
Germany, 19 to 21 October 2009.
We would highly welcome your participation within the workshop.
We also maintain a Calendar of Events with upcoming Conferences, Meetings
and Events relevant to the area of space-based solutions for disaster
management and emergency response. Please check out:
Looking forward to meeting you in Bonn!
With best regards.
Joerg Szarzynski"

Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Multi-View Framework to Asses Spatial Data Infrastructures

The book entitled A Multi-View Framework to Asses Spatial Data Infrastructures was recently published by the University of Melbourne. Editors: Joep Crompvoets (Wageningen University), Abbas Rajabifard (GSDI Vice-President, Melbourne University), Bastiaan van Loenen (ITC) és Tatiana Delgado Fernández (Cuba).

Sunday, March 15, 2009


A joint CAGI, SAGI, HUNAGI proposal has been submitted to the Secretariat of the Visegrad Countries Fund by Jiri Hiess, President of CAGI.
The Letter of Intents issued by SAGI and HUNAGI were picked up in Bratislava and Budapest the day before the deadline.
The content of the proposal will be published asap.
The International Visegrad Fund supports projects in the fields of cultural cooperation, scientific exchange and research, education, exchanges between ...
More information:

Friday, March 13, 2009

UNGIWG Secretariat has moved to UN-SPIDER Office in Bonn

Lóránt Czarán, Head of the UN-SPIDER Office in Bonn (middle) with Digital Earth's Secretary General Prof Gua Huadong (l) and Prof. Bas Kok, President of GSDI (r). Image: HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2008

From our daily mail. Prof. Dr. Harlan Onsrud, Executive Director of GSDI Association informed us on the following news related to UNGIWG:
"For your information, UNGIWG has formed a new partners list for its UN-SDI and related initiatives. GSDI is a formal partner.
The UNGIWG Secretariat has now moved to Bonn and is supported by Lóránt Czárán - Head, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER Bonn Office, The new co-chairs are David Stevens, UNOOSA and Andre Nonguierma, UNECA."

Thursday, March 12, 2009

8th GIS Conference in Nagykanizsa, Hungary

Partners in the FP7 project called CEUBIOM lead by Geonardo Ltd, Hungary. Image: HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2009
CEUBIOM summary provided by Péter Gyuris GIS expert of Geonardo Ltd:
"With the advent of Earth Observation (EO) techniques in natural sciences, an increasing interest has been documented by experts for using these approaches in order to estimate the potential of biomass production for specific areas.
The combined use of EO-derived data with in-situ measurements based on common agricultural and forestry survey practices can be a powerful tool for assessing biomass potential.
The ambition of CEUBIOM project is to develop a Platform and a self-sustained e-service that will directly assist and train professionals from the EO, agricultural and EO/biomass sectors about the new, common and harmonised applications of EO and a better understanding of each other’s requirements.
More details at: "
Another interesting presentation was delivered by Balázs Hóber of t DigiTerra Ltd. (member of HUNAGI) on solutions for in-situ measurements
Images of the trip to Nagykanizsa
The presentation "HUNAGI and the European Trends" can be downloaded by click on the headlines

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Deadline for submitting papers to INSPIREd CEE-SDIs Conference in Prague, May 12-13

From our daily mail. Mr. Joao Geirinhas, Secretary General of EUROGI sent this reminder some minutes ago:
...March 16, 2009 is the deadline for submitting papers to the INSPIREd CEE-SDI Conference to be held on May 12-13, 2009 in Prague, Czech Republic.
For further information about the event please see the announcement available from the EUROGI website at:
or visit the conference website at:
Any enquiries may also be directly addressed to CAGI, Jiří Hiess at or +420825816832.
Please feel free to circulate this reminder within your network or among contacts who might have an interest in the INSPIREd CEE-SDI Conference..."
HUNAGI will circulate this message in Hungarian on the Hungarian Newsblog at asap.

Monday, March 09, 2009

May 12-13 A Series of ICT Conferences in Prague

For details please click on the authentic source of information at

Friday, March 06, 2009

TakarNet24 Kick-off Conference hosted by MoARD

TakarNet24 Project
Kick-off Conference
Budapest, March 5, 2009

Agreed by the project management, a short report will be submitted to the PSI Platform's portal and will be put on this blog by the editor asap.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

GIS4EU Workshop in Hungary

From our daily mail. Just received via the Hungarian GIS4EU point of contact Mr. Pál Lévai of FÖMI:
"Dear colleagues
Please find below the second Call for Abstract for the "Toward Inspire International Workshop",
Please be so kind and distribute this call in your professional environment.
Many thanks and best regards from
GIS4EU Project Coordinator
Dr. Stefania De Zorzi"


"Towards INSPIRE" International Workshop 18-19 March 2009 - Szekesfehervar, Hungary University of West Hungary Faculty of Geoinformatics, Building "B"
in conjunction with
GIS Open 2009 18-19 March 2009 - Szekesfehervar, Hungary
Faculty of Geoinformatics University of West Hungary, Main Building

Workshop Description

The workshop is a paramount opportunity for GIS experts, coming from research institutions, industry and administrations to meet and exchange information and experiences. The main focus of the event is to analyse the INSPIRE Directive (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe) from a technical point of view and present the results of the recent EU projects in this field.
In particular the program of the workshop aims to share information on issues related to international data models and analyse the INSPIRE Directive as a legislative and methodological framework for all EU Member States.
GIS experts from academia, government, research organisations and industry are welcome to submit the abstracts of their latest work for oral presentation at the workshop.

The program committee welcomes papers in all areas of INSPIRE theme and we particularly encourage contributions in
# INSPIRE testing and application;
# Instruments and tools for data modelling versus INSPIRE model;
# Geospatial Web Services - services and geodata sharing by the web
# Multilanguage aspects on geodatabase
# Impact of SDI on Europe - experiences with current spatial data infrastructures at local, regional, national level under the Inspire directive
# Cost-benefit assessment for INSPIRE implementation

Authors' guidelines
Authors are required to submit their abstracts by e-mail within 5th March 2009.
Submission of an abstract is mandatory for submitting a paper.
See more detailed instructions
Oral Presentation and Proceedings
After notification of accepted abstracts, each author is required to prepare:
Oral presentation: each author has 15 minutes of presentation including discussion and is supported by slides and Power Point presentation (in any case the duration of the presentation depends on the number of papers).
All presentations will be uploaded during the Congress with a USB Key or a CD-Rom.
Papers: the oral presentation is mandatory for the publication of paper in the Proceedings of "Towards INSPIRE International Workshop".
Authors are invited to submit their full papers in a Word file, no later than 30 April 2009
See more detailed instructions
Further information
For further information or questions please send an e-mail to:
* De Zorzi Stefania (CORILA, Italy)
* Levai Pal (FOMI)
* M* Taupert Szilvia (University of West Hungary)
Key dates
* Abstract submission deadline: NEW 05/03/2009
* Notification of accepted abstracts deadline: 06/03/2009
* Registration deadline: 06/03/2009
* Camera-ready final papers deadline: 30/04/2009
Kiállítási lehetőségre vonatkozó legújabb, mai információ:
Ugyanezen a honlapon találhatóak a kapcsolatos egyébb hírek és információk.

HUNAGI is the National GI Association having over one hundred members.
For more information on Geospatial Hungary please visit
http:// and its linked interactive blogsites devoted to GI, SDI technologies and services e.g. or

Az európai PSI Platform megkezdte működését

A hazai PSI tevékenységek civil motorja partnerszervezetünk a MATISZ, mellyel karöltve 2005 óta működik együtt a HUNAGI a térinformatika területén. Az első komoly rendezvény a 2005 májusában az A38 hajón rendezett műhely volt jelentős térinformatikai szekcióval. Ennek a szakmatörténeti szempontból is jelentős állomásnak a programja, majd a soron következő GKM-MATISZ minisztériumi rendezvényekre vonatkozó információk elérhetőek a weboldalon.
Az ePSIplus program keretében 2009 március 1-től megkezdte működését a PSI Platform. Ebben a térinformatika oldaláról két levelezőt is felkértek, Roger Longhornt és a HUNAGI Napló szerkesztőjét. Az első híradásként a szegedi és budapesti CASCADOSS műhelyről vállaltam rövid beszámolót.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

COWI Hungary Ltd applied for Sustaining Membership in HUNAGI

The company is deeply involved in the work of the HUNAGI Task Force to prepare an Socio-economic Impact Study on the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive in Hungary. The work has been requested by the Ministry of Environment and Water, responsible for the INSPIRE.