Capacity Building

FIG president Stig Enemark and vice-president Paul van der Molen attended the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on ‘Transparency in Land Administration – a Capacity Building Programme for Africa’, held at UN-HABITAT in Nairobi, Kenya, from 29th to 31st January 2007. This meeting was organised by UN-HABITAT and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), in co-operation with the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands. The GLTN is facilitated by UN-HABITAT to promote the development of innovative tools and to adopt a more multidisciplin–ary approach to land. It also exemplifies an increased focus on land and... (read more)
2007-03-21 12:00:00

Promoting Capacity Building

Ian Dowman, Professor of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, UCL and President of ISPRS
ISPRS wants to expand its international role and to develop a presence in developing countries, says this month’s interviewee. Ian Dowman, president of ISPRS, the organisation that since April 2006 has begun contributing a monthly column to this journal, recognises the fact that geospatial information is becoming more widely used and appreciated by professionals and public alike. The public sees the media using satellite data to help it report on war and disaster, and is increasingly familiar with in-car navigation systems. Disasters, and the possibilities of such things as road charges, raise both professional and government awareness of the importance... (read more)
2006-06-27 12:00:00

Outreach and Capacity Building

  Participants at previous ISPRS Student Consortium Summer Schools. A primary vision of ISPRS is that the Society should be “…the primary provider of educational resources and capacity building to increase public understanding and use of spatial information and the associated technology, and to ensure an ongoing supply of trained scientists in photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences.” Implementation of this vision requires the scientific community to work with the public to ensure the role of geospatial data is understood and data are used to the best advantage for all of society. Five outreach initiatives of ISPRS include: 1)... (read more)
2013-07-12 02:04:06

Promoting Capacity Building

Ian Dowman, Professor of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, UCL and President of ISPRS
ISPRS wants to expand its international role and to develop a presence in developing countries, says this month’s interviewee. Ian Dowman, president of ISPRS, the organisation that since April 2006 has begun contributing a monthly column to this journal, recognises the fact that geospatial information is becoming more widely used and appreciated by professionals and public alike. The public sees the media using satellite data to help it report on war and disaster, and is increasingly familiar with in-car navigation systems. Disasters, and the possibilities of such things as road charges, raise both professional and government awareness of the importance... (read more)
2006-06-27 12:00:00

Building the Capacity

GIM International Interviews Prof Stig Enemark, FIG President 2007-2010
During its 2006 Congress in Munich FIG General Assembly elected Prof. Stig Enemark as president for the term 2007 to 2010. Mr Enemark has longstanding international experience both as a career surveyor and university academic. His view is that “We can achieve a lot in this world; I’m available for that.” We interviewed him following his election. First of all, I would like to congratulate you on behalf of the editorial board of GIM International. Thanks! FIG is in a state of transition. For the first time in its history, not the venue of the next Congress, which will take... (read more)
2006-11-20 12:00:00

Series on Capacity Building 3

An ICA Perspective
The International Cartographic Association (ICA) is the world authoritative body for cartography, the discipline dealing with the conception, production, dissemination and study of maps. What initiatives does ICA deploy to get youngsters involved? How does it keep up to date the knowledge and skills of practitioners all around the world? What is it doing for children interested in maps and how they are made? ICA president Prof. William Cartwright addresses these questions in this third and final article in our series on Capacity Building. The activities of the International Cartographic Association (ICA), founded on 9th June 1959 in Bern, Switzerland,... (read more)
2010-05-07 04:16:35

Series on Capacity Building 1

An ISPRS Perspective
What are the key capacity-building issues facing organisations such as ISPRS, and how are they being handled? Is ISPRS coming up with capacity-building initiatives, and how to ensure success? What are the bottlenecks and challenges facing geospatial-information societies? In this, the first feature in GIM's new Capacity Building series, three key ISPRS specialists address the big questions.   Education and capacity building in geomatics are strongly influenced by globalisation: the worldwide delivery chains for products and services. Partners in these chains must have a common understanding of specifications and conditions for product and service delivery. This should be developed through... (read more)
2010-02-24 04:28:58

Series on Capacity Building 2

FIG’s Building the Capacity
What are the key issues in capacity building facing organisations such as FIG, and how are they handled? What are the capacity-building initiatives currently spearheaded by FIG, and how might these be furthered through global partnerships? FIG president Stig Enemark thoroughly addresses these questions in this, the second article in our current series on Capacity Building. Capacity development arguably presents a central development challenge, as other social and economic progress depend on it. Given the pivotal role of secure tenure and access to land in underpinning economic development, it is vital that appropriate, sustainable structures are in place at national,... (read more)
2010-04-08 03:03:58

Geo-ICT Capacity Building in Rwanda

GIS on the Map in Post-conflict Development
Capacity building is critical for success in introducing Geo-ICT applications. Governments will use the latest GIS, remote sensing and database technologies to support research, decision making and development. The mother of development is education and teaching. The authors introduce current efforts in Geo-ICT capacity building in post-conflict Rwanda. Contrary to the popular belief held in many countries, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is not the only answer to problems faced by certain countries. Appropriate ICT investments and capacity building are necessary conditions for sustainable development, alignment and implementation of the institutional, organisational and technical tools of land administration and geographical... (read more)
2005-06-23 12:00:00

Update on the GSDI Capacity-building Programme

An important element of the GSDI Association’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020 focuses on capacity building. This has various aspects, including workshops, webinars, a knowledge bank of online resources, funded GSDI Strategic Projects, and participation in various conferences and meetings, to promote spatial data infrastructure (SDI). Beginning in November 2016, a series of webinars focusing on marine/coastal SDI issues was initiated, running to the end of 2017. The topics include an introductory webinar on the GSDI Marine SDI (MSDI) Best Practice Project; focus on MSDI in Malaysia, Brazil and Denmark/Baltic states; focus on coastal SDI issues; three webinars focused on the role... (read more)
2017-08-23 10:27:08
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