Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
HUNAGI promotes IJDE which has been included into the Science Citation Index Expended and the Social Science Citation Index Expended
Thursday, August 27, 2009
From our daily mail. Prof. Wang Changlin wrote this morning:
Next-Generation Digital Earth∗
A position paper from the Vespucci Initiative for the Advancement of
Geographic Information Science (Max Craglia1, Michael F. Goodchild2, Alessandro Annoni1, Gilberto Camara3,
Michael Gould4, Werner Kuhn5, David Mark6, Ian Masser7, David Maguire8, Steve Liang9, Ed Parsons10)
1 European Commission Joint Research Centre
2 University of California at Santa Barbara [firstname.lastname@example.org]
3 National Institute for Space Research, Brasil [email@example.com]
4 University Jaume I, Castellon [firstname.lastname@example.org]
5 University of Münster [email@example.com]
6 State University of New York at Buffalo [firstname.lastname@example.org]
7 University College London [email@example.com]
8 ESRI, Redlands [firstname.lastname@example.org]
9 University of Calgary [email@example.com]
10 Google [firstname.lastname@example.org]
In the same session HUNAGI-eSDI-NET+ representatives Joachim Rix and SG of HUNAGI will present the SDIs evaluation methodology elaborated by the eSDI-NET+ project entitled International Networking and Exchange of Best Practices in SDIs
The most important information on the mission goals, objectives, activities and members of the Hungarian Association for Geo-information. For members listings please click on the header.
Flyer side A http://www.fomi.hu/hunagi/pdf/2004/Flyer9aug25a.pdf
Flyer side B http://www.fomi.hu/hunagi/pdf/2004/Flyer9aug25b.pdf
The flyer was compiled recently for the visit of the Deputy-Director of EU SATCEN Mr. Tomas Lovrancic arranged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
From our daily mail. Ms. Martha E. Maiden of NASA HQ, Chair of the CEOS WGISS attached the newest CEOS Newsletter to her mail today. The 33rd issue gives an overview on the GEOSS 2009 priorities and trends too. To read the Newsletter, please click on the header.
Downtown of Budapest. Images: HUNAGI Visuals Resource, 2009
A contract to be signed has been prepared with the aim to provide consultancy and support for the State Audit Office of Hungary related to the use of GI in specific application.
Friday, August 21, 2009
From our daily mail. Claudia Mengelt, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer , Ocean Studies Board , The National Academies (500 Fifth Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20001) wrote yesterday:
"Please forward this message to your colleagues and consider submitting your abstracts to the following session:
NH06: Reducing Human Losses to Natural Hazards
Sponsor: Natural Hazards
CoSponsor: Public Affairs
Brian F Atwater (email@example.com) U.S. Geological Survey at Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington
John Orcutt (firstname.lastname@example.org) Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego
Kevin T M Johnson (email@example.com) Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Ester Sztein (firstname.lastname@example.org) Board on International Scientific Organizations, National Academy of Sciences
Description: Worldwide losses to floods, droughts, landslides, earthquakes, and tsunamis depend to a large extent on population density, standard of living, governance, and preservation of natural environments, as shown most recently in the 2009 report from the UN’s International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat. The losses mount despite advances in science and engineering that have improved the detection, forecasting, and mitigation of natural hazards.
This special session provides a forum on how geophysics, in the broad sense of AGU’s vision, succeeds and fails in disaster reduction. Assessments from social and behavioral sciences are encouraged, as are presentations on geophysics and engineering that focus on applications to loss reduction."
- International Conference on ‘Building a Local Government Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction’, 11-13 August, Incheon, Republic of Korea
The international conference on ‘Building a Local Government Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction’ is co-organized by Incheon Metropolitan City and UNISDR and will bring together 200 participants.
The gathering will address common concerns and challenges faced by local governments in preventing disasters and minimizing their impacts. Moreover, it will help to frame the scope and objectives of the UNISDR’s next World Disaster Reduction Campaign focusing on “Safer Cities”.
Plenary sessions will set the stage and will stimulate a constructive debate on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action at the local level. Thematic sessions will complement the plenaries, allowing participants to share views, expertise and experience on the following topics in an interactive manner:
1) Making Cities Safer – Mobilizing Local Actions toward Urban Disaster Risk Reduction
2) Localizing the Hyogo Framework for Action
3) Capacity Building for Local Governments in Disaster Risk Reduction
4) Information and Communication Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction
More information: http://www.buildinglgadrr2009.org/html/main/main.asp
- IPCC Special Report 'Managing the risks of extreme events..
- Source(s): United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UNISDR)
- Publication date: 2009
- ISBN/ISSN: 9789211320282
- Number of pages: 207 p.
- Languages: English
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Below: Memorial Forest settled for the 175th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences next to the Historical Pan European Picnic Site. For more pictures please click on the header.
Pictures taken in the historical core of Sopron.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
From our daily surface mail. Just received from Beijing.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The event is organised by HUNAGI in conjuction with FÖMI and Geox Ltd. The workshop will be hosted by FÖMI. International participation will be provided by EUROGI (EURADIN WP9 Chair Ing.Corrado Iannucci) and Stefan Klotz of BEV, Austria.
INSPIRE data specification and the addresses - topic of the EURADIN session chaired by Morten Lind during the GSDI11 Conference
The EURADIN network members listening Vanda Nunes de Lima of DG JRC
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
EURADIN National Workshop, Budapest
By invitation only
1149 Budapest, Bosnyák tér 5, FÖMI Discussion Room (First floor)
Introduction of the European Address Infrastructure (EURADIN)
by participation of the Hungarian consortium members of the project
Chaired by Mikus, Dezső, Deputy Member, European INSPIRE Committee, Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW)
Welcome, setting the scene
Dr. Mihály, Szabolcs (FÖMI)
EURADIN overview (history, global goals, achievements...)
Ing. Iannucci, Corrado (EUROGI)
Importance of the EURADIN project from the Hungarian perspective
Palya, Tamás (FÖMI)
Introduction of GeoX 1 in the context
Prajczer, Tamás (GeoX)
Csemez, Gábor (GeoX)
FÖMI geodatabases + INSPIRE
Lévai, Pál (FÖMI)
BEV‘s address data base
Klotz, Stefan (BEV - Austria)
Chaired by Tóth, Sándor, Deputy Head, Department f Land Administration and Geoinformation, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD)
The Digital Land Office Project
Doroszlai, Tamás (FÖMI)
Central Office for Administrative and Electronic Public Services‘ address data base
Dr. Hackspacher, Andrea (KEKKH)
Dissemination activities of the project and the European Address Forum
Ing. Iannucci, Corrado (EUROGI)
Moderated by Zsolt Barkóczi (HUNAGI)
Wrap-up the Workshop
Target audience includes stakeholders and primary user representatives such as:
Central Statistical Office, Magyar Posta Zrt, major utility companies, Hung. Society of Purchase, Inventory and Logistics, Arcanum Ltd and others
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
|National EURADIN Workshop "EURADIN Magyar Nap"|
European Address Infrastructure (EURADIN) and the Hungarian context.
Supported by the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographical Information (EUROGI), the event is organized by the National GI Association (HUNAGI) in conjuction with EURADIN consortium members FÖMI and Geox Ltd.
The website of the "EURADIN Magyar Nap" is
Venue: FÖMI Budapest xIV. Bosnyak ter 5
Host contact: email@example.com