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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EXPANDEO & FIRE FORUM 2021

Register to EARSC’s annual event EXPANDEO & FIRE FORUM 2021! Please make sure to register here to save your seat: https://expandeo.earsc.org/ You can discover the agenda here and the speakers here.  This year’s EXPANDEO conference will be particularly exciting because we are hosting the 1st FIRE FORUM!The FIRE FORUM will pinpoint current and future opportunities for Earth Observation uptake in six sectors: Agriculture, Energy (wind), Infrastructure, Marine, Raw materials and Urban development During EXPANDEO we will expand the discussions to include business and user representatives from other sectors such as Oil & […]

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EUROGI organises a thematic afternoon session for all members – 25.05.2021 – 2.00-5.30

Members of the EUROGI member associations are warmly welcome at the Spring thematic afternoon session, organised after its General Board Meeting taking place in the morning. Due to the circumstances, this is event is fully online. The thematic session has three major components, organised in dynamic panel discussions: Beyond SDI, Facilitator: Vice-President Bruce McCormack (IE) Women in GI, Facilitator: Vice-President Monica Sebillo (IT) Members Interaction, Facilitator: Treasurer Maurice Barbieri (CH) Ask your registration link here.

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Professor Ian Masser

It is with sadness that we note the passing of Professor Ian Masser. Over many decades Ian was a tireless communicator of the undoubted benefits of collecting, organising and using geospatial information.  As an excellent educator, author, innovator, colleague and inspiration to both students and many others in the geospatial information community and beyond, he stands out as a truly great role model.  From 1999 to 2003 Ian was the President of EUROGI.  During his time as President one of […]

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Join Hexagon Geospatial and Port Technology International for a live Maritime webinar on 25 March

To protect people, infrastructure, and cargo at ports and sea, port authorities and vessel owners need access to real-time data. Having a clear view and understanding of a port’s surroundings and activities is critical to ensuring safer and more efficient ship movements. With better situational awareness and location intelligence of maritime interests, port authorities and companies can increase safety and efficiency and optimize their operations. In this webinar, maritime experts will discuss: Data analysis and visualization to assist with understanding […]

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LÍSA Organises its Spring Conference on 11 March 2021

LÍSA will have a whole day Conference online on March 11th. There will be 16 presentations, about various subjects like: Use of GI and Covid-19; Service Maps for Municipalities; Sustainable Land Use; Digital Planning; Real Time Data in Reykjavik; Geoinformation in Municipalities; Orienteering Mapping; Use of data about Scooters in Reykjavik; Change in Travel behaviour; Access to Data and Maps about Nature Conservations and Geo Data for Decision Making. More information available soon on LISA web

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“Women in GI”, a EUROGI seminar hosted by IRLOGI

25 February 2021 starting at 14:00 CETRegister here At the start of the webinar Monica Sebillo will briefly present background information regarding the EUROGI ‘Women in GI’ Focus Group, and then she and the other three presenters will give their views on the Women in GI topic. Marion Murphy will discuss the visibility of women in senior decision-making roles, why it is important to build equality and representation at a senior level and how we can make it happen. Ulla […]

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DDGI News

8th German GeoForum – a digital success! On November 25, 2020 the German Umbrella Organization for Geo-Information (DDGI) organized its yearly conference – the German GeoForum – the first time in a digital format. Although the new virtual format could not replace the social contacts of a face-to-face event, this year’s GeoForum was again a great success. To ease the switch to a digital location, the new conference format offered a virtual “conference hotel” including a reception, a foyer, a […]

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