GITA Shifts Direction of Association

The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) (CO, USA) has started a new branding campaign and changed its flagship conference name. Association leaders have changed the "Annual Conference" to the "Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference." This repositioning and shift in how GITA will brand and market the event better reflect the broader interests and industry audiences that GITA's conference has accommodated over the years. The next conference will take place 9-12 March 2008, in Seattle, Wash.   GITA defines infrastructure as all fundamental services, activities, and operations that sustain our communities and way of life.   "We've taken a good, hard... (read more)
2007-06-19 11:04:12

High-Resolution Aerials of Canada

MapMart has added ATLIS Geomatics 10cm-30cm aerial imagery. A growing number of Canadian cities from the ATLIS Geomatics data set are available online at MapMart as well as from the free MapMart On-Demand Toolbar. Until recently, geospatial data users had few options in purchasing aerial imagery of Canada, but ATLIS has emerged as a premier provider of high-resolution Canadian data. Through ATLIS Mapmart is able to offer these data for the Canadian urban and rural areas in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.Canadian cities that will be coming online during Q2 are: Calgary, AB; Morden, MB; Winkler, MB and municipalities throughout Southern... (read more)
2010-03-26 09:36:03

Low Lands, High Potential

The Right Ingredients to Tackle Climate Change
Earlier this year, Esri CEO and founder Jack Dangermond paid a visit to Zwolle, a  pioneering city of about 130,000 inhabitants in the eastern part of the Netherlands. He described the country as a centre of excellence when it comes to knowledge, technology and innovation, which puts it in a strong position to lead the international response to the challenges of climate change. Geoinformation is a core ingredient in protecting us from the threats of global warming. So which other ingredients do the Dutch – and especially the country’s geospatial professionals – have to offer? Firstly, knowledge of cartography can... (read more)
2019-06-20 01:44:13

International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)

  STDM Training during the Abuja Working Week  Seventeen young land surveyors recently gained hands-on experience in the use and application of the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) as part of the FIG Young Surveyors Network activities during the recent FIG Working Week in Abuja, Nigeria, from 4 to 6 May 2013. The Training of Trainers (TOTs) was organised by the Global Land Tool Network Secretariat which is hosted by UN-Habitat, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), FIG Foundation and Young Surveyors Network (YSN).   The training provided participants with an appreciation of the concepts behind the STDM. Participants developed an... (read more)
2013-08-01 03:00:39

The Surveyors of Our World

A Journey through History
In today’s data-driven society, in which location-based services have become an omnipresent part of everyday life, there is no doubt that surveying is all around us. But did you also know that surveyors have been indispensable to the development of the world since civilization began? In this brief journey through history, John F. Brock provides a surprising and entertaining look at the importance of surveying through the ages, from ancient times up to the modern day.     It is not difficult to conjure up an image of how people in ancient civilizations may have divided up their lands. They certainly... (read more)
2019-09-13 09:42:32

GSDI Announces Wind-down of Association

Since its first international conference in 1996 and especially after its formal constitution in 2004, the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) has led a global campaign to advance awareness and implementation of spatial data infrastructures worldwide. Today, the association considers its mission to be largely completed and has announced the wind-down of its existence as a legal entity. Throughout the past two decades, the association’s mission and purpose has been to enable society to leverage the power of geospatial information and associated tools to improve decision-making relating to, amongst other things, economic, social and environmental challenges that permeate local,... (read more)
2018-06-05 08:47:56
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