“EO-based products to improve renewable energy forecasts”: e-shape/EARSC – DDGI-SOGI-Ageo joint workshop call

we are organizing a joint workshop with the e-shape project to present three different use-cases. Please register for the workshop on EO-based products to improve renewable energy forecasts held online on Tuesday 27th Sep 14:00 – 16:30 (CEST). The E-shape project e-shape is a unique initiative that brings together decades of public investment in Earth Observation and in cloud capabilities into services for the decision-makers, the citizens, the industry and the researchers. It allows Europe to position itself as global […]

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President’s News 8/2022

Greetings from EUROGI, As a following action to the last Blog, here is what happened during the past period. Our first General Board Meeting 2022 was held on 10 May during the Geospatial World Forum (GWF) in Amsterdam, as Institutional Partner this time. Our aim is always to meet with our Members and in the same time to offer them an opportunity to access an international event where they can get into contact and network with the geospatial community. This […]

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“Women in GI” – The Italian Chapter

During the 2022 ASITA National Conference, held in Genoa (Italy), the Italian chapter of the EUROGI “Women in GI” Focus Group was launched by the leader of the Group and EUROGI Executive Committee Member, Monica Sebillo. During the open session, after the presentation of the key points of the EUROGI Manifesto, we received the support of researchers, managers, professionals and students. Now, the goal is to launch other national chapters through similar initiatives in several countries, to build a European […]

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Expandeo & FIRE Forum and Awards 2022

EARSC, has the pleasure to invite you to EXPANDEO & FIRE Forum 2022, the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies Annual Conference where the European Earth Observation companies get the chance to learn about different market opportunities, in different sectors, while growing their business through networking and other interactive sessions.  The FIRE Forum 2022 will bring together key representatives from six user communities key sectors – agriculture, energy, infrastructure, marine, raw materials and urban development, EO service providers and institutional actors to discuss the […]

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Afigéo (FR) News: GeoDataDays @ Poitiers

“The French Association for Geographic Information (Afigéo) is the professional community that federates 200 members from public, private and academic actors of Geodata in France. A key player in geographic information at the national level, Afigéo supports the development of the Geodata industry. It plays a central role in the relations between territorial platforms, the needs or uses of territories and the institutional level. With the relaunch of the National Council for Geolocalised Information (CNIG) and the partnership with Ecolab, […]

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Digital Earth Alliance

Digital Earth Alliance Fostering Capacity Building in GI across Europe and beyond Challenge Employers from all sectors and relevant domains are facing a significant lack of GI professionals. Consequences are, amongst others: missed opportunities to enhance societal and business decisions with spatial intelligence decelerated GI sector growth (in spite of promising business opportunities) difficulties in performing required statutory tasks time-consuming and expensive staff recruitment Existing evidence, e.g. from Erasmus+ projects and surveys, supports this problem statement. Analysis As the primary […]

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ageoBOX – fostering learning with geospatial technologies

The Austrian GI umbrella organization ‘ageo’ recognizes and prioritizes the exposure of next generation professionals to geospatial technologies. While it is unanimously accepted that these tools increasingly are at the core of societal progress and business innovation, their presence in secondary education leaves much to be desired. With the aim of lowering the hurdles for pupils and teachers alike, ageo designs and develops a set of online teaching & learning resources. The ’box’ metaphor in ageoBOX alludes to a ‘kit’ […]

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Happy Green 2022!

Dear EUROGI member, dear EUROGI supporter, Moving towards the end of 2021, the EUROGI Executive Committee members would like to take the opportunity to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy Year 2022. Despite the pandemic, 2021 has been a very active year for us. We had many working sessions, submitted project proposals, held two very successful General Board meetings and a most stimulating seminar in Amsterdam, where we started a close collaboration with the Geospatial […]

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Education and Capacity Building at BEGEO October 2021 by AMFM BeLux

The Education and Capacity Building track started with a morning session chaired by Danny Vandenbroucke (KU Leuven). The session was briefly introduced by Hans Breemersch, President of EUROGI. Peter Zeil from Spatial Services GmbH explained the idea of developing a Copernicus Academy Hub for sharing knowledge, stimulate innovation and outreach in the EO*GI sector (CopHub.AC). Danny Vandenbroucke from KU Leuven presented the results of the EO4GEO Sector Skills Alliance including a Body of Knowledge, a tool ecosystem and method for […]

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Succesful Geograma workshop on Copernicus data

The workshop about the uses of Copernicus data was held last November 4, 2021, and took place online. It was organised by Geograma on behalf of EUROGI, in the framework of the e-shape project . The workshop gathered a wide range of stakeholders and its main objective was to promote four previously selected e-shape pilots, bringing together potential end user groups in Spain, and to get involvement from relevant members of these groups, involving potential developers in the Earth Observation […]

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Join EARSC’s workshop on Copernicus

In The (virtual) SeBS Results Workshop on 18th and 19th November, we shall tell the story of how Copernicus is delivering value to European citizens. The monetary benefit is clearly important and of strong interest but often it is other types of benefit, for example for the environment, which are more important. Each of the 25 case studies, which have been analysed by the SeBS team, will be presented by some of its key stakeholders to inform participants of the […]

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COP26 “atmosfair” EUROGI action

During COP26, EUROGI confirms its commitment to a more sustainable world. Following our participation in the GeoSpatial World Forum in Amsterdam, we decided to offset the carbon footprint of our presence at this event (flights, meeting rooms, meals, hotel nights, …) in collaboration with the specialised company www.atmosfair.de . Some may rightly say that this is a drop in the ocean… we say that if other associations and organisations join us, there will be a snowball effect. We started this […]

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Amsterdam, 21 October 2021: EUROGI and EUROGEO join forces

During the EUROGI General Board Meeting, embedded in the 2021 edition of the Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam, our sister organisation EUROGEO, solemnly confirmed its willingness to embrace a close cooperation with us. Their proposal to join EUROGI was well received by our General Board. The respective Executive Committees will analyse the specifics of this cooperation and will envisage membership, reciprocity, and other paths, leading to an optimal alliance. In this picture, Harry Rogge, EUROGEO’s Vice-President, offers a gift symbolising […]

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Join EUROGI at GWF

We have the pleasure to announce you that since this year EUROGI is a strategic partner to the Geospatial World Forum. Come and join us on Friday 22 October 2021, from 9.30 – 14.00 CEST for the session “Beyond SDIs, What comes next?”. If you are already at the GWF just come to Building 43 – Le Corbusier room, to be part of these exciting discussions. Not around in Amsterdam? On simple demand, secretariat@eurogi.org sends you the Teams link, to […]

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Cavtat (HR), 4 September 2021 CLGE and EUROGI consider a closer cooperation

Daria Cornea presented the European Umbrella Organisation for Geoinformation EUROGI to the CLGE Executive Board gathered in Cavtat (HR). The board understood that both organisations would benefit from closer collaboration and talks for a Memorandum of Understanding can begin. First ideas would be to increase the cooperation between respective members’ members and to consider taking part on common projects.

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GIS day celebration November 17th

The annual GIS Day celebration (https://www.gisday.com) within the traditional Geography Awareness Week is our opportunity to reach out to schools, communities and professionals across all disciplines and domains. By showcasing the potential and applications of geospatial technologies we inspire others to explore and use GIS. GIS Day events are offered in a variety of online and on-site formats and are hosted by universities, public agencies and NGOs. We at EUROGI strongly encourage our member institutions and their members to actively […]

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The UNINFO standard for Geographic Information professional profiles.

Last summer, UNINFO – ICT technologies and applications, the standardization body federated with UNI, published the UNI 11621-1:2017 standard that establishes the general criteria for the definition of professionals working in the geographic information field by identifying their distinguishing set of knowledge, skills and competences.  At the time of publication of this standard, the maintenance, updating and evolution of the skills necessary for the professional activity of the GI professional were not the subject of any specific training and/or certification […]

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Towards a Sustainable Geospatial Ecosystem Beyond SDIs

Since the SDI conceptualisation was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s there have been many technological and other changes which have quite radically changed the environment for geospatial information and analytics. There is thus a need to re-think and re-align the way in which geospatial information is shared, analysed and used in the rapidly evolving environment of today and into the future. Since November 2020 EUROGI has facilitated a group of geospatial experts from around the world getting […]

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How can we unlock a human-centric simulation for a better urban future?

Our built environment is more than a 3D-space – it is dynamic and full of movement. Constant, daily fluctuations change the way we move or make use of services. The fifth WDBE2021 Community Session will explore the potential of geospatial digital twins in its journey to unlock urban supersensing. The benefits of the digital twins are becoming increasingly apparent in Smart urban design as these tools increase efficiency and data-driven decisions. With knowledge, we can understand our movement and behaviour, […]

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Next Generation Geospatialists

News from AGEO, Austria One issue faced by geospatial professions nearly worldwide is a perceived lack of students moving into these fields. ‘Perceived’, to some degree, because there are few crisp divisions between and definitions of disciplines, perhaps with the exception of surveying engineers authorized for e.g. cadastral surveying. Otherwise, we observe a lot of horizontal mobility between digital fields. Computationally competent professionals getting spatialized, Geographers and Planners going digital, and continuing education focusing less on updating but re-skilling and […]

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