Thursday, July 30, 2009

Neumann Company joined the Hungarian Task Force on re-use PSI

Yes, we have published both news...
Neumann Company joined the Hungarian Task Force on re-use PSI
Task Force PSI re-use in Hungary
Mary Gianoli
PSI Platform

Monday, July 20, 2009

40 Years Ago: Apollo-11 Astronauts Landed on the Moon

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Re-use PSI in GI domain: website on LAPSI HUNAGI Task Force

The ePractice.EU website published news on the recent launch of HUNAGI Task Force on re-use of PSI. The represented stakeholders were also introduced. Up till now 220 visitors were attracted by this news item. The source used was the PSI Platform's portal
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The John von Neumann Digital Library and Multimedia Centre Public Company will take part in the LAPSI project's HUNAGI Task Force

From our daily mail:
Mr. István Songa of the Neumann Public Ltd. wrote earlier today:
" The John von Neumann Digital Library and Multimedia Centre Public Company is a non-profit public company. We consider it our main aim to facilitate access and reutilization of Hungarian digital contents, with special attention to constructing the infrastructure of state data property. The National Digital Data Archive program concentrates on content based infrastructure development. We initiate solutions that allow for a uniform accessibility of public data, a reutilization of the cultural data property as well as an expansion of the content market. The Act CI of 2007 on “the providing of accessibility of data required for decision making” and its enactment are in effect since 1 December 2007. These statutes ensure that certain government figures can access and combine databases built by public institutions in order to back up decisions that affect the economy and/or the society, but only with the maintaining of complete anonymity of individuals. Such joint and anonym databases become public data, and can be accessed by every citizen. In the enactment the government assigned Neumann as the institution responsible for creating these databases, as it already had former experience in managing electronic registers and databases.
As Neumann has already worked on amending existing legislation on accessibility of information before, it was asked by the Prime Minister’s Office to supervise the implementation of the PSI directive with the fullest scope possible. In order to fulfil the assignment Neumann started two separate projects, but with the same personnel working on them, so that they will be harmonised. One intends to create a public data portal, while the other is to mark out the statutes that need to be changed or amended and create the model of charging for these services. The expected completion of these projects is due the end of 2009.
Neumann intends to take part in the Legal Aspects of PSI project with the sharing of relevant knowledge and expertise about current projects with the other participating parties."
HUNAGI Task Force has so far members of the MoARD (FVM FTF), FÖMI, MATISZ and the highly relevant Neumann. We strongly hope, the LAPSI project proposal will be well received by the European Commission. Information will be given on the decision as soon as possible.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

eSDI-Net+ project at the 6th Digital Earth in Beijing

From our daily mail: Prof. Guo Huadong, Chairman of the ISDE6 Organizing Committee and Director-General of the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, CAS write in his letter received yesterday:
"Regarding to your paper submitted to the 6th International Symposium on Digital Earth...
Title: International networking and exchange of best practices in SDI The eSDI-Net+ framework and its national level benefits.
On behalf of the organizing committee of the 6th International Symposium on Digital Earth, I am very pleased to inform you that your paper as shown above has been accepted as oral presentation...
The 6th International Symposium on Digital Earth (ISDE) will be held in Beijing from Sept. 9-12. The symposium will be organized by the International Society for Digital Earth (also abbreviated as ISDE) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and co-organized by 16 Chinese and relevant international organizations. The hosting organizations are the Chinese National Committee for ISDE and the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, CAS. The 6th ISDE will be a very important platform for academic exchange in the field of digital earth. Your contribution to the 6th ISDE will no doubt make the symposium successful. We look forward to seeing you in Beijing. " Co-authors of the paper are Dr. Joachim Rix, Coordinator, eSDI-Net+ project and the SG of HUNAGI.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Position of the Hungarian Land Administration related to INSPIRE

The best public building worldwide in 2009 The Nyiregyháza College, venue of the Assembly of the Hungarian Society of Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing. Image:HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2009

Sándor Tóth, Deputy Head of the Department of Land Administration and Geoinformation announced the position of the Authority related to the INSPIRE implementation.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

EUROGI leaflet on the GSDI11 available on-line

Summary prepared by Bino Marchesini is downloadable from the EUROGI website by clicking on the header

EUROGI ExCom Meeting will be hosted by HUNAGI

Date: October 2-3, 2009
Venue: Budapest, Hungary
Host institution: VÁTI, member of HUNAGI