Monday, May 31, 2010

4th Central Asia GIS Conference on Water, Life, Risk, Energy and Landuse

From our daily mail. Please be advised on the refreshing report just received:
Fourth Central Asia GIS Conference

Water: Life, Risk, Energy and Landuse
May 27-28, 2010 - Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
The 4th annual Central Asia GIS Conference at the Austria-Central Asia Centre for GIScience (  was opened on May 27 by Rector Abdykalykov from the Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transportation and Architecture in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. He was assisted by the Austrian ambassador to Central Asia, HE Ursula Fahringer and the representative of the Eurasia-Pacific Uninet, Prof. Alfred Pitterle.
The two-day conference program brought together speakers from

Sunday, May 30, 2010

New governmental structure of the Republic of Hungary

Extract from the slide series to be presented at the SDI2010 in Skopje. Image compiled by HUNAGI, 2010

New, quarterly, on-line, professional bulletin entitled Corvinus Regional Studies

From our daily mail. Department Head Dr. István Tózsa of the Corvinus University of Budapest looks for contribution for their new on-line journal in the field of regional affairs.
"Dear Regionalist(s)!
This is Istvan Tozsa, head of the Economic Geography Department of the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary.
Let me inform you about a new, quarterly, on-line, professional bulletin entitled Corvinus Regional Studies.
Its international reference number is ISSN 2061-8646
Its website is
We are expecting short (5-10 pages) studies on any topic related to regional economic issues to publish.
(If you, or any of your colleagues sent us a study, please attach a jpg photo, the title, the profession and the e-mail address of the author(s), with a few lines of recommendation by another researcher or professor, known from special literature -- in case the author(s) is (are) not so well known yet :-)
From the above website you can also reach the newsletter and the editors of the Hungarian Newsletter of the Committee of the Regions (COR). If you, or any of your colleagues wished to publish a short comment, review or piece of news related to the COR, do not hesitate to contact and send them the material.
Istvan Tozsa
head of departments
Corvinus University of Budapest
Faculty of Public Administration: Department for Public Management and Urban Studies
Faculty of Business Administration: Department of Economic Geography"

Thursday, May 27, 2010

eSDI-NET+ website upgraded

From our daily mail. Swetlana Fast of the eSDI-NET+ project coordination at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Fachgebiet Graphisch-Interaktive Systeme wrote this afternoon:
"We are delighted to announce, that the updated eSDI-Net+ website has been launched today. We would like to express many thanks to our Project Office for the implementation of the website concept.
Please take a look at it. Your comments and suggestions on contents that could be added or changed are welcome.
The public version of the SDI Database and the SDI self-assessment tool will be integrated as soon as they will be available. Furthermore, it is envisaged to publish a more detailed documentation of the assessment methodology soon.
Please feel free to disseminate this information among your mailing lists. Please keep uploading your documents and presentations made at conferences and other events."

General Assembly of HUNAGI successfully held yesterday

Membership application of six new institutions have been approved by the General Assembly as follows:

Hungarian Post Shareholdiers Co.

Nav N Go Ltd

University of Debrecen
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, Chair of Natural Geography and Geoinformatics
Research Institute of Agroinformatics

Károly Róbert College
Faculty of Natural Resource Management and Rural Development
Institute of Agrarinformatics and Rural Development

CASCADOSS Hungary (Society)

Membership of five members have been canceled a) by requests (due to organisational reengineering or closing operation) or b) by showing no interest to pay the 2009 membership fee and participate in community actions as well.

a) Pannon University Institute of Vocational Education
EOGEO Alapítvány
b) Teleatlas Ltd
E-misszió TKE Society
Hydea Ltd

At this time HUNAGI has 103 institutional and organisational members.

May 26: Bertalan Farkas's spaceflight -30 years ago

Pictures: HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

WGISS-29 Meeting successfully completed

Participants of the UN-SPIDER session of yesterday. Photo credit: CEOS WGISS, 2010

Majority of the presentations are available from the official website of CEOS WGISS by clicking on the header.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

HUNAGI in the SDI Self-assessment Development Team of the eSDI-NET+ project

The team under the leadership of Mr. Franco Vico
has members from Italy, France, Poland, UK and Hungary.
The meeting was hosted by Mr. Francois Salgé on the premises of the French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and the Sea.
A more detailed description on the meeting has been posted on the Hungarian Newsblog at Photographic portfolio on the Meeting  and on the area La Defense can be found at

Friday, May 07, 2010

New HUNAGI Membership Applicant: Institute of Agroinformatics and Rural Development, College of Károly Róbert at Gyöngyös

The Application of the  Institute of Agroinformatics and Rural Development of the College of Károly Róbert  for HUNAGI membership was received on 7th of May. The Institute involved in spatial data and INPSIRE-related activities since many years will be represented in HUNAGI by Dr. Csaba Lénárt, who is  among other founding member of the International Geospatial Society.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

International Journal of Digital Earth

Prof. Dr.WANG Changlin, Secretariat Direcor of the International Society for Digital Earth(, Executive Editor of the  International Journal of Digital Earth (IJDE, Published by Taylor & Francis, Included in SCI Expanded)  Staff Member of the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CEODE sent the promotional card on IJDE earlier today to members of  the International Editorial Board for further circulation and dissemination.
IJDE Paper Online Submission:  To download the card please click on the header.