News from Members: EARSC published two new industry positions

Recently, EARCS published two new industry positions: A position paper on the future evolution of Copernicus A statement on the ESA earth observation proposal for Space 19+ The first one details the position of the European Earth Observation (EO) services industry (represented by EARSC) on the evolution of the Copernicus programme, an EU flagship programme designed to provide the public with geospatial information in support of policy-making. The second one is referring to the forthcoming ESA Council at Ministerial level.

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News from EUROGI Members – EARSC: Industry Core Survey

EARSC, the European Association of Remote Sensing companies, is conducting its industry survey to map the state and health of the companies providing EO services in Europe for the fourth time. Previous reports can be found at the following link. Now in 2018/2019 the survey shall be updated with the following objectives:   Characterise the business of the EO services industries in Europe Understand the way in which the industry sector is evolving Identify the key issues that the industry is facing today and over the next few years Assess the impact of Copernicus on the sector. If you are from the industry sector please fill in the SURVEY.

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News from EUROGI Members – AGEO: „Copernicus Master in Digital Earth“ launched

Applications for this new European Master study programme now are invited until March 14, with general info offered at https://www.master-cde.eu and call details at https://www.master-cde.eu/admission/procedures-deadlines/calls/. Candidates can apply for full scholarships or as self-funded students. All admitted students will start with a year at University of Salzburg’s Z_GIS and then select either Université Bretagne Sud or the University of Olomouc for their second year. We expect excellent students from an initial background in Geoinformatics and Earth Observation with an ambition to develop a strong focus on developing competences in GeoDataScience, Application Development, Communicating with Geomedia and through Geovisualization as well as Spatial Analytics and SDI.

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News from EUROGI Members – DDGI: Call for Papers – Copernicus Meets Galileo

The conference “Copernicus meets Galileo – Earth Observation – Navigation – GeoIT” will take place in Bochum on 8 and 9 May  2019. ZENIT GmbH, the Enterprise Europe Network, the Georg Agricola University of Applied Sciences and the CopServ Network are the organizers of the international event, which builds on the April 2018 conference “Earth Observation & Copernicus Technologies and Solutions for User Applications”. The German Aerospace Center and the DDGI are partners / members of the CopServ network and supporters of the event. Contributions to the following topics can be submitted by 15 January 2019: – Data access points and cloud computing – Hubs, DIAS, CODE-DE, Sentinel Hub, Amazon AWS, … – Autonomous vehicles, aviation, transport (land, water, air, rail) – mobile robotics – miniaturization – swarm intelligence – – Monitoring – Ground movement and ground changes – Sector-specific service architectures – Competence centers – Application sectors: energy industry / renewable energy, mining / post-mining, agriculture / forestry, smart cities / urban monitoring, maritime and inland navigation, water management, environmental and nature conservation, climate protection, transport and mobility – Challenges from the point of view of (potential) users – what are the barriers, drivers and requirements, where are applications […]

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Latvia’s Geospatial Information Technology Conference and EUROGI Members Meeting II 2018

Latvia’s Geospatial Information Technology (GIT) conference organized by Latvia’s GIS Association is the largest event dedicated to geospatial information technologies in the Baltics. This year EUROGI Members Meeting is incorporated in the conference and all members are invited to participate!   The goal of the event is to introduce professionals and policymakers with the latest trends in the industry, geospatial data access, and usage, international and interdisciplinary projects as well as public and professional education opportunities.   Amongst others, this year on the stage you will be able to hear the keynote speech from the Google’s Geospatial Technologist Ed Parsons. The topics of the conference this year will focus on: Open source data & technologies Remote sensing Interdisciplinary geospatial solutions The conference will be held on December 7th at the Academic Center for Natural Sciences of the University of Latvia. The number of attendees is planned up to 400. For more information and registration visit https://www.latgis.eu/en/ and follow the information in Latvia’s GIS Associations Facebook page @latgisassociation. All EUROGI Members Meeting participants in the registration form should indicate EUROGI as the main or secondary organization represented. The conference is organized by Latvia’s GIS Association in cooperation with Autentica Ltd, Jāņa […]

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News from EUROGI Members – AFIGEO: Workshop on Open Data Access and Harmonisation by a Virtual Hub

4th September 2017 In the frame of the INSPIRE Conference 2017, The ENERGIC OD Project Team (AFIGEO and fourteen other partners) organized their final conference in Kehl (Germany), on the 4th of September 2017. This Workshop on “Open Data Access and Harmonisation by a Virtual Hub” allowed, for a fifty participants, to discover these HV: a pan-European HV, integrating five national HV, his objectives, features, spatial data… An overview of ten experimental applications showed the diversity of the possible scopes of this solution. A zoom on the application NoiseCapture, developed within the framework of ENERGIC OD by the CNRS and the Ifsttar and widely mediatized, provided proof of concept… More information:
https://www.energic-od.eu  

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News from EUROGI Members – AFIGEO: Francophone Conference on Geographic Information

4th & 5th September 2017 Organized by AFIGEO and CNIG, in partnership with the Greater East Region, the ” Francophone Conference on Geographic Information” took place in Strasbourg (House of the Region) the 4th and 5th of September. Entitled “Which governances for the geographical information?”, this conference gathered on 2 days more than 250 actors of the geographical information sector: decision-makers and agents of diverse territorial levels, national or local experts, persons in institutions and users of spatial data infrastructures, researchers and industrialists of the sector, students… of France (metropolis and overseas territories) but also of bordering countries (Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland).

On opportunity to understand the strategic, technological and legal news of the geographical information ; to exchange on operational practices ; to show the capacities of publics and private actors to create a coordination around production and distribution of geospatial data and services… More information:
http://www.afigeo.asso.fr    

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News from EUROGI Members – EARSC: Results EO Industry Survey, September 2017

The survey was conducted during the 1st quarter of 2017; figures are for the Financial Year (FY) 2016. EARSC first conducted this survey in 2013 (FY2012) with a second one in 2015 (FY2014). The series of data is allowing a good indication of trends to be developed. A survey was also conducted by others in 2006 and this data is also used to develop longer time series of data. For more information see the EARSC surveys at the following page. The responses show that the EO services industry is employing over 7800 highly skilled staff and turns over some 1247m Euro per annum. These and many more results are explained in the documents. This is the third survey performed by EARSC. This brochure is a summary of the survey results. Download the PDF Industry Survey

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News from EUROGI Members – AMFM-GIS Belux: Invitation to Seminar “GEOBUSINESS : WHO PAYS / WILL PAY FOR WHAT?”

Whether public or private, geographical data are nowadays increasingly freely available and at no cost to the user. On July 12th 2017, the Walloon Government adopted a decree on the reuse of public sector information aimed at establishing an open data policy. Take for instance the COPERNICUS Sentinel satellite data that are freely accessible to all and for all uses. Another example: OpenStreetMap, a collaborative project initiated in 2004, offers a global geographical database free of charge which is very comprehensive and of high quality. However, the value of geodata has never been more important, whether it is to increase public administrations’ efficiency, to generate economic growth in the private sector or to speed up the creation of jobs and also, more generally, to contribute to social welfare in the broad sense. The value chain is changing and new business models are emerging.Data are free and available by download and web services or through online applications or services, sometimes chargeable. GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon) goes even further.In addition to their offer of costless geographic information, they also provide services and applications such as Google maps, Google Earth,Bing Maps, StreetView, … and many applications using geolocation. The value and […]

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