“Horizon 2030 – Visions and Challenges in GI“

This spring has been passing 25 years since the establishment of EUROGI. We would like to specifically mark this with the event “Horizon 2030 – Visions and Challenges in GI“ on April 5 in Brussels, where we expect an interesting discussion of the challenges of European GI sector in the next decade from various aspects. Kindly invited! DRAFT PROGRAM and REGISTRATION

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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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New EUROGI Vice-President

Due to the new job position of EUROGI past Vice-President Pascal Lory, AFIGEO, France, on 1 January 2018, he was not able any more to continue representing AFIGEO in EUROGI and holding any other function within EUROGI. Therefore he stepped back as a member of EUROGI Executive Committe and EUROGI Vice-President. At last meeting of EUROGI Executive Committee on 26 January 2018 new EUROGI Vice-President has been elected: Andreas Wytzisk, DDGI, Germany. We congratulate Andreas Wytzisk for being elected. At this occasion, we would like to express gratitude to Pascal Lory for all the support and work done as a member of EUROGI Executive Committee and as a EUROGI Vice-President.      

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Open European gazetteer and associated location data survey

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) in collaboration with Eurogeographics is undertaking a ‘Open European gazetteer and associated location data survey’ as part of the five-year European Location Interoperability Solutions for e-Government (ELISE) action, which is supported by the ISA2 programme. The results will be used to implement relevant ‘gazetteer’ solutions, starting with a pilot informed by the survey. Data user or applications developers are kindly asked to share their views on what applications and functionality would be of value from an open pan-European service, for example cross-border or multinational applications, or national applications that may benefit from a pan-European and multi-lingual service. Data suppliers, on the other hand, are kindly asked to share their views on what open data and services are provided by their organisations, whether it is authoritative or non-authoritative (e.g. community-sourced) and what cross-border or multi-national applications they already support or they envisage will benefit from such a service. For taking part, please follow the link to Open European gazetteer and associated location data survey

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