INSPIRE Conference 2014: INSPIRE for good governance PDF Print E-mail

INSPIRE Conference 2014: INSPIRE for good governance

16-20 June 2014. Aalborg, Denmark

The call for abstracts for the INSPIRE 2014 Conference has been published.

Seven years have passed since INSPIRE was adopted as the EU's legal framework establishing the infrastructure for spatial information in Europe serving policies and activities having an impact on the environment. During this period the framework of technical specifications necessary to underpin an interoperable infrastructure has been completed, and a major effort has taken place to implement the Directive in the Member States. It is now time for the mid-term evaluation to assess how well we are doing, and whether we are still on the right track. This conference comes therefore at a crucial stage to report on progress and get feedback from all the stakeholders involved.

The deadline for submissions is the 14th March 2014.

Details on how to submit are available on the INSPIRE Conference site:

The public consultation on INSPIRE implementation is still open.

The consultation is to seek the views of the general public and all stakeholders in order to help assess whether the actions already underway to establish an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community according to the INSPIRE directive 2007/2/EC are still on course to meet the objectives pursued.

The results of this public consultation will contribute to the INSPIRE interim-policy evaluation which according to the directive needs to be carried out 7 years after its entry into force. The outcome of the policy evaluation will be reported to the European Parliament and Council in 2014 and may lead to remedial policy action necessary to adapt current approaches so that they align better - in the light of a changing environment - with the achievement of the original objectives of INSPIRE.

The consultation is open until 24th February 2014. Full details and background information are available at:

W3C/OGC Workshop: Linking Geospatial Data PDF Print E-mail


W3C/OGC Workshop: Linking Geospatial Data, London

5th - 6th March 2014, Campus London, Shoreditch


Call for Participation
What are best examples of data-driven Web applications you've ever seen? The updates to Open Street Map after the Haiti earthquake? The mapping of all 9,966,539 buildings in the Netherlands? The NHS Prescription data? Things like SF Park that help you 'park your car smarter' in San Francisco using real time data? Bing maps and Google Earth?

All these and many, many more data-driven applications have geospatial information at their core. Very often the common factor across multiple data sets is the location data, and maps are crucial in visualizing correlations between data sets that may otherwise be hidden. It's this desire to work with multiple data sets in different formats about different topics and link those with the powerful technologies used in geospatial information systems that is behind the linking geospatial data workshop.

How can geographic information best be integrated with other data on the Web? How can we discover that different facts in different data sets relate to the same place, especially when 'place' can be expressed in different ways and at different levels of granularity?

On behalf of the Smart Open Data project, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), in partnership with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the OGC GeoSPARQL Standards Working Group, the UK Government Linked Data Working Group, Google and Ordnance Survey, invite you to share your experiences, successes and frustrations in using GI.

For more information, please visit the website.

Geospatial World Forum 2014 PDF Print E-mail

Geospatial World Forum 2014

05-09 MAY 2014. Centre International Conferences Geneve Switzerland.

Now in its 6th edition, Geospatial World Forum has gained a repute of being a not-to-be-missed conference for the professionals engaged in geospatial sector and its application domain. It is the most premium global platform for geospatial community and offers the best opportunity for learning, sharing, connecting, networking, branding and positioning with senior decision makers associated with geospatial world.

The conference aims at enriching the geospatial ecosystem with market intelligence, technology trends, success stories and capacity building. It is a confluence of a variety of activities in the form of plenary, technology showcase, symposia, workshops, panel discussions, dialogue and exchange forums - covering the vast gamut of technology, application, policy, use cases from across the world.

For mor information, please visit the website.


Call for papers:

Symposium GIS Ostrava 2013

Geoinformatics for City Transformations

January 21 - 23, 2013 in Ostrava, Czech republic
Deadline for paper submission: October 12, 2012

All reviewed and accepted papers will be available in electronic proceedings. The printed proceedings will be issued 2-3 months after the symposium. The proceedings will be sent for registration in Web of Science – Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Thomson Reuters. It is under negotiation to publish selected papers in reputable journals (i.e. Annals of GIS, Geoinformatica An International Journal (GIIJ)) indexed in Scopus or Web of Science.

Keynote lessons
Prof. Paul Longley (University College London, GB): Twelve years of Geographic Information Systems and Science
Prof. Dieter Fritsch (Universität Stuttgart, DE): 3D City Transformations
Dr. Kiril Stanilov (Cambridge University, GB): will be specified

For more information, please visit the Symposium WEBSITE.

INSPIRE Conference 2012 PDF Print E-mail

INSPIRE Conference 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey

Call for papers

The INSPIRE Conference 2012 will be held in June 23-27, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.
The theme of this year's edition is "Sharing Environmental Information, Sharing Innovation".

With the introduction of the INSPIRE Directive 2007/2, the policy landscape for sharing environmental information has changed drastically. The Commission Communication on the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS 2008) and follow-up activities at national and European levels have further helped to cultivate a new vision for a coordinated framework for the implementation and monitoring of environmental policies. The governance, content, and supporting technologies are the three pillars with which this vision can be consolidated and implemented.

The aim of this year's INSPIRE Conference is therefore to look at how innovations in these three areas have further shaped the landscape of sharing environmental information. The technical program will feature keynote addresses, workshops, panels in addition to presentations  and posters. The call for contributions reflects the three pillars: Governance, Content and Technologies. In particular, as 2012 is the European Year for Water, the ISPIRE Team is interested in receiving submissions relating to Water (Water Framework Directive, Plan Bleu, EEA Water Watch, Blue Carbon…)

March 2, 2012: Deadline for submitting paper and workshops proposals
March 16 2012: Deadline for submitting poster proposals
April 30, 2012: Deadline for Early Registration fee
May 31, 2012: Deadline for full papers to be submitted for peer review for IJSDIR

Full conference details can be found at:

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