CALL FOR TENDER: Data ecosystems for geospatial data – Evolution of Spatial Data Infrastructures

In the context of ELISE (European Location Interoperability Solutions for e-Government) Action of the ISA2 programme, the JRC is planning to launch a procurement aiming to investigate how Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) can evolve into data ecosystems to support the goals of digital government in Europe. The work should take into account factors such as relevant actors, their responsibilities and data value chains, emerging data sources (e.g. the Internet of Things) and technical/architectural approaches (e.g. digital platforms, mobile-by-default, Application Programming Interfaces). It should […]

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EUROGI towards New Challenges and Visions

In the beginning of April EUROGI celebrated its 25 year anniversary with two events. On 5 April a one day event “Horizon 2030 – Visions and Challenges in GI” has been held where where representatives of European Commission and stakeholders of our members community discussed current challenges and opportunities of the GI sector. The day after, on 6 April, 36th General Board meeting of EUROGI has been held, where seven members of EUROGI Executive Committee have been elected. Facing the […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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News from EUROGI Members – IRLOGI: Invitation to Webinar “State of OpenStreetMap Ireland”

The webinar will take place on Wednesday 11th October at 14.00 CEST and will be presented by Ciaran Staunton, who will be speaking in his private capacity but is an Administrative Officer in Fingal County Council.  Ciarán will provide background information about OpenStreetMap, the state of play for Ireland and will mention an initiative to put OSM Ireland on a sound administrative footing.  He will also highlight ways in which citizens can become involved in developing OSM Ireland. Register here: […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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