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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Digital Earth Services by Geograma

Geograma has recently launched its new Digital Earth Services. The Digital Earth initiative aims to create a digital replica of the world which can facilitate the establishment of a shared understanding of the multiple relationships between the physical and natural environments, and society. Geograma’s Digital Earth Services helps to create apps accessible globally from multiple platforms, to adapt the data visualization to meet the needs of multiple audiences (the public, decision-makers, scientists), and to integrate data from several sources, such […]

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Successful BEGEO 2020

On 27 October 2020, AM/FM-GIS Belux participated in THE annual national GI event in Belgium, called ‘BEGEO: The Ultimate Connection’. In this troubled year, the base line was very relevant, people need to connect and when live encounters are difficult, the online events offer an appreciable alternative, although they can of course not replace the real life face-to-face experiences. Despite the difficult conditions, we had a nice celebration of our annual GeoSpatial Awards, an event that AM/FM-GIS has run for […]

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SOGI, the Swiss Organisation for Geoinformation (SOGI) starts a series of online webinars packed with inspiring talks

There are many important issues where geoinformation plays a major role and where reliable geodata is urgently needed. SOGI  will be starting conversations about these issues and sharing its members’ knowledge through a series of online webinars which will build on the experience and expertise of well selected speakers.  First Webinar SOGI’s first webinar series is entitled “Digital Underground” and the first webinar in this series will deal with the issue ‘Underground Space’. Reliable information on what exists underground is […]

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Focus Group ‘Women in GI’

Dear EUROGI members and sympathizers, Women in GI is a Policy Focus Group in EUROGI, the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (www.eurogi.eu), which has two main goals: Firstly, to provide an opportunity for women currently in the European geospatial sector to network and make contacts, and to share experiences; Secondly, to develop policy positions which can be used by EUROGI and possibly other organisations if they wish to promote gender equality within their own organisations, the European Union, Europe […]

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GeoHive – Ireland’s Hub for Authoritative Spatial Data

GeoHive is a National Online Platform, enabled by Ordnance Survey Ireland, to provide easy access to publicly available Spatial Data. GeoHive offers unrestricted web based access, to Ordnance Survey Ireland Geospatial Information alongside Authoritative Datasets from multiple sources across Ireland. Enhancing access to Location Based information, GeoHive allows the user to make better, more informed decisions. The General Public, Private Sector and Government Bodies can all benefit from this web portal by gaining a more complete understanding of any location […]

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Brugstedet.dk – a catalogue of inspiration

The GI domain is packed with examples on how spatial data can add and create value. We are, however, not always that good at communicating this – we tend to talk a lot about the “what” and the “how” and not so much about the “why”. Experience shows that outside our GI domain people are not that interested in projections, the noble art of geo coding or other technical sophistry – but they love and can relate to a good […]

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EUROGI Strategic Framework 2020-2024

>>> Access / download document! The EUROGI Executive Committee (January 2019) and subsequently EUROGI’s General Board (April 2019) agreed to initiate a major re-orientation and reframing of EUROGI in order to substantially increase its value for its members and for the overall European geospatial community. It was agreed that this process would be based on goals accepted by the members and would follow a well-structured process developed by a dedicated task team established by the Executive Committee. The strategy development […]

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New EUROGI Vice President

Due to additional university work responsibilities Prof Andreas Wytzisk had to resign as EUROGI Vice President.  On 16 June the EUROGI Executive Committee elected Bruce McCormack, the current President of Irish Organisation for Geographic Information (IRLOGI), as the new Vice President for the remaining office period.  The President and members of the Executive Committee would like to thank Prof Wytzisk for the excellent work which he has put into EUROGI since his appointment as Vice President and in particular the leading […]

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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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