Intergraph Customer Wins ALGIM GIS Project of the Year Award for 2011 New Zealand Earthquake Response
Intergraph announces that Christchurch City Council (CCC) recently received the Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) GIS Project of the Year Award. CCC received the award for implementing an innovative GIS solution in response to the devastating earthquake that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 22, 2011.
Government, commercial businesses, community leaders, nongovernmental organizations, and the academic community will gain an understanding of the breadth of geographic information system (GIS) solutions available for implementing a spatial data infrastructure (SDI) at the Global Geospatial Conference 2012 (GSDI 13) being held May 14–17, 2012, in Québec City, Canada.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Korean Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) will co-host a "2011 OGC Korea Interoperability Day" event on 27 October 2011 in Seoul. (http://smartkorea2011.or.kr/OGC_Korea_Interoperability_Day.htm) The event is being held in conjunction with SMART KOREA 2011 (formerly known as NSDI KOREA), and as a complement to the High-level forum on UN-Global Geospatial Information Management being held from 24-26 October in Seoul.
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and EuroGeographics recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote interoperability through open standards to benefit the European geospatial community. The two organisations both seek to promote compatible, standards-based Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) from the local to global level, and the OGC is positioned to help EuroGeographics support a broad range of European stakeholders responding to Europe's INSPIRE Directive.
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Prof. Mike Jackson, the founder and Director of the Centre for Geospatial Sciences (CGS) at the University of Nottingham, retired at the end of July. He has been succeeded in the role of Director by Jeremy Morley.
EUROGI invites all types of stakeholders in charge of subnational SDIs - at any level, of any size, from any regions of Europe - to participate in the Best Practice Awards 2011 competition. On-line applications are due by 5 September 2011:
The Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography in Poland (GUGiK) is implementing an Esri-based solution to support compliance with the European Union’s Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) Directive. The directive sets out a framework and timetable for implementing a pan-European spatial data infrastructure (SDI) to address multinational and multi-agency issues. GUGiK is the central state administration unit responsible for national policy related to geodesy and cartography.
MundoGEO Group is promoting MundoGEO#Connect event in São Paulo in June. The expectation is to receive more than 3,000 professionals in MundoGEO#Connect, among specialists, decision makers, data producers, application developers, content providers and users of geoinformation in general. T