Friday, April 30, 2010

New HUNAGI Membership Application

The Application of the Research Institute of Agricultural Economics for HUNAGI membership was received on 29th of April. The prestigeous think tank of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will be represented in HUNAGI by Dr. Szabolcs Biró, Head of the Rural Policy Department.

HUNAGI Flyer (Status as of April 7)

HUNAGI in nutshell.  Flyer Side A:
Information on Establishment, Mission Goals, Objectives, Activities in the past 16 months, UNSDI virtual coordination office
Flyer Side B Information on present Members (sectors by sectors listed by the year of their enrollment), websites and some statistics:

Monday, April 26, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Miklós Havass, first President of HUNAGI 70 years old

Image HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2010

Highlights of the celebration event hosted by the Institute for Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and arranged by his friends, colleagues and the John v. Neumann Society of Computer Sciences.

FLOSS in Cadastre and Land Registration

Cover page: (c) FIG, és FAO, April 2010 
The first author Dr. Daniel Steudler informed us about the accessibility of the publication in his recent mail : 
" ...the FLOSS-Cadastre publication has been done as a joint FIG-FAO project, and both partners express a strong wish that the information is being spread and distributed.  So, no problem for referencing and disseminating it.  The PDF of the publication is already on the web at two locations:
Maybe you can just make a link from the HUNAGI website to those URLs."
Thanks for Robin Waters and Ádám Podolcsák who raised awareness on the availability of the publication.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Proposed UN Committee of Experts on GGIM - 2nd Preparatory Meeting in New York

By invitation, this Meeting will be attended by the Presidents of EUROGI (Prof. Mauro Salvemini) and GSDI Association (Prof. Abbas Rajabifard) as well.

·      Second Preparatory Meeting of the Proposed
·      United Nations Committee of Experts on
·      Global Geographic Information Management
·       New York, 10-11 May 2010
·      Provisional Agenda and Annotations
·      1. Introduction and Opening Remarks
·      Director of the United Nations Statistics Division/DESA
·      Chief of the United Nations Cartographic Section/DFS
·      2. Current Initiatives in Geographic Information Management
·      Background and recent UN Resolutions
·      - Existing national, regional and international initiatives
·      3. Critical Issues in Global Geographic Information Management
·      - Governance:  Is global governance relevant and necessary?
·      - Emerging trends in institutional management models
·      - Interoperability of systems and data
·      - Common technical solutions and standards
·      - Data integration and layering
·      - Public rendering of geographic information by the private sector
·      - Capacity building and technology transfer
·      4. Terms of Reference for the World Conference and the UNCE-GGIM:
·               Terms of reference and the modalities of work for the World Conference and the proposed UN Committee of Experts on GGIM
·      5. Conclusions/Recommendations

·      Annotations
·      1.     Current initiatives in geographic information management
·      The meeting will have before it, for information, a background document prepared jointly by United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and United Nations Cartographic Section (UNCS) on relevant UN resolutions and decisions underpinning cartographic and geographic information coordination activities since 1948. A second background document compiled by UNSD and UNCS provides an overview on a number of regional and international initiatives on geographic information management facilitated by the UN and proposes some new directions.  Member states and international organizations present at the meeting may make brief report on their own initiatives.
·      2.     Critical issues in global geographic information management
·      The meeting will discuss a range of technical issues.  It will address the relevance and necessity of establishing a governance structure amidst the growing importance of global geographic information. Policy drivers such as rapid response to humanitarian crises, support of long-term/sustainable development, and place-based development strategies will be reviewed.
·      The meeting will further address the critical issues in various technical areas.  Member states and international organizations are welcome to prepare scoping papers on the following issues: i) emerging trends in institutional management models, ii) interoperability of systems and data, iii) common technical solutions and standards, iv) data integration and layering, v) public rendering of geographic information by the private sector,  vi) capacity building and technology transfer.  
·      Member states and international organizations are welcome to suggest additional critical issues on global geographic information management.
·      3.     Terms of Reference for the World Conference and the UNCE-GGIM
·      The meeting will have before it, for discussion, provisional terms of reference on the proposed UNCE-GGIM, prepared by UNSD and UNCS.  The meeting is expected to propose the mission and objectives of the Committee and its modus operandi, in terms of membership, composition and term of office, reporting procedure, frequency of meetings, secretariat, meeting documentation and resource requirements. The meeting will further discuss the broad themes and governance structure of the First World Conference on GGIM. The meeting will be informed of the preparations for the World Conference.
·      4.     Conclusions/Recommendations
·      The meeting will agree on an outline for the report which will outline a global strategy on the vision for global geographic information management, to be submitted to ECOSOC, and on the future steps to be taken in the implementation of this strategy, including the hosting of the first World Conference.

Monday, April 19, 2010

SDI Conferences in the C&SEE Countries - last update: 19th April

When, Where, What
Some details, links
22-24 April, Lviv, Ukraine
15th International Conference Geoforum 2010.
27-29 April 2010,  Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
The Sixth International Exhibition and Scientific Congress Industrial Forum “GEO-SIBERIA-2009”. Organised by Siberian State Academy of Geodesy and ITE Siberian Fair.

3 May, Bucharest, Romania

The topic will be Interoperability and web services for Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) with specific emphasis on hydrology. The workshop will be a one day a hands-on technical session
4 May, Bucharest, Romania
GEOSS Workshop XXXIVb: GEOSS for Decision Makers in the Black Sea area, a workshop of the EnviroGRIDS Project
6-7 May, Bucharest, Romania
Paving the Future. Conference organised by CLGE, APCGC, NACLR and URG.

10-11 May, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
International Land Management Symposium on “Strategies for Improving Urban – Rural Inter-Relationships, Best Practice and Regional Solutions”.
Co-sponsored by FIG Commission 3

11-12 May Prague
European conference Information Systems in Agriculture and
Forestry  ISZL 2010
The conference will take place in a spirit of topic „Knowledge society as a part of rural development. Venue: Campus of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague.
13-16 May, Nagybánya
Surveying and GIS
Hungarian Tehnical Scientific
Society of Transylvania, the
Geodesy Convention (EMT)., Call received via HUNAGI Member gita Hungary
14-15 May, Dresden
10th Anniversary of GI2010-Symposium Europe of regions
- 10 years saxonian GIS-forum Sustainability of inter-regional collaboration
14-15 May, Alba Iulia, Romania
GeoCAD’2010 Geodesy, Topography, Cadastre and Land Registry. Organised by “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia, University of West Hungary and National Agency for Cadastre and Land Registry. Co-sponsored by FIG Commission 2.
17-21 May
Chisinau, Moldova
UN/Moldova/United States of America/European Space Agency Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems
The objectives of the workshop are: (1) to introduce GNSS technology and its applications to transport and communications, aviation, surveying, mapping and Earth science, management of natural resources, the environment and disasters, precision agriculture; (2) to promote greater exchange of actual experiences with specific applications; (3) to encourage greater cooperation in developing partnerships and GNSS networks, in the framework of the regional reference frames: European Positiion Determination System (EUPOS) and the International Association for Geodesy (IAG) Reference Frame Sub-Commission for Europe (EUREF)
19-21 May, Istanbul, Turkey
″InterGeo-East 2010″  Trade Fair & Conference for Landmanagement, Geoinformation, Building Industry, Environment
10-11 June
Debrecen, Hungary
Conference and Exhibition
Debrecen Univeristy Central Building
Organised by the Geoscience Institute of the Debrecen University
Geographical Science Committee of the Hungarian Academy of
Science and Environmental Sciences Committee of the Debrecen University
12-14 June
ISDE 2010 Digital Earth Summit ″Digital Earth in the Service of Society: Sharing Information, Building Knowledge″

15-20 June
3rd International Conference on Cartography and GIS
22-25 June, Krakow
INSPIRE 2010 Conference
23-25 June
GEOSS Workshop XXXVI - has become "INSPIRE in the Global dimension", a track organized on behalf of the EuroGEOSS project for the INSPIRE 2010 conference
4 July, Vienna, Austria
100 Years ISPRS Centenary Celebrations including ISPRS TC VII Symposium “100 Years ISPRS – Advancing Remote Sensing Science“

1-7 July Vienna
ISPRS Centenary Celebration framed by ISPRS Commission VII Symposium & German-Austrian-Swiss Conference for photogrammetry, remote sensing, & spatial information science
5-7 July Vienna
ISPRS Commission VII Symposium ″100 Years ISPRS – Advancing Remote Sensing Science″
6-9 July Salzburg
GI_Forum2010 : Symposium & Exhibit ″Applied Geoinformatics″
8-11. July Budapest
Fabos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning 2010,
Aug. 14-19, Szombathely
HUNGEO 2010 World Meeting of Hungarian Geoscientists
26-27 August, Berlin, Germany
International Interdisciplinary CODATA Workshop on RISK Models and Applications
Deadline for papers: 12 April 2010.
15-17 September, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
International Conference on Spatial Data Infrastructures 2010. Co-sponsored by FIG. 

September, Czech Republic
FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting.
21-24 Sept, Graz
2nd United Nations/Austria/ESA Symposium on Small Satellite Programmes for Sustainable Development
This symposium is the second in a series of symposiums to promote the development and use of basic space technology, in particular small satellites, for sustainable socioeconomic development.
23 September, Varna, Bulgaria'
CLGE General Assembly.
24-25 September, Prague
20th United Nations/ International Astronautical Federation Workshop on GNSS Applications for Human Benefit and Development
The workshop will discuss GNSS technologies, applications and services that contribute to sustainable economic and social development programmes, primarily in developing countries, with the following objectives: (a) to increase awareness among decision makers and representatives of the research and academic community about ongoing activities and trends in the use of GNSS technologies, applications and services; (b) to examine GNSS technologies, applications and services available for addressing social and economic issues; (c) to strengthen institutional and human capacity in the area of GNSS technologies, applications and services; and (d) to strengthen international and regional cooperation in the subjects.
28 September, Prague
11th United Nations/International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Workshop on Small Satellites in the Service of Developing Countries
The objectives of the workshop are: to introduce small satellite programmes; to demonstrate the effectiveness and cost-saving of small satellites; and to encourage educational and training activities at universities in developing countries.
11-13 October
ISPRS WG I/4 Workshop on Modeling of Optical Airborne & Space Borne Sensors
14-17 November, Sofia Bulgaria
Joint FIG Commission 3 and Commission Workshop  “Information and Land Management. A Decade after the Millennium” and Commission 3 Annual Meeting.
April (t.b.c)
A max 2-day event in line with the PCC Meeting hosted by NMCA under the EU Presidentship
PROPOSED Joint EUROGI- Eurogeographic Conference on
Cadastre – NSDI - eGovernment  Local support: HUNAGI and local NMCA
13-16 June, Krakow, Poland,
7th International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology(MMT11) Dr. Charles K Toth
P: +1-614-292-7681 , F: +1-614-292-2957 , E:
12-16 Sept, Prague
XXIIIth International CIPA-HD Symposium
P: +420-2-24354951, F: +420-2-24310774, E:

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