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

Human Capacity - Building for the Future

Over the last decade many cadastral agencies have made significant investments in hardware, software and in upgrading their data. New land information systems have been created and the story has now moved from ‘design and build’ to ‘sustain and maintain’. Part of the process of upgrading systems has involved ‘capacity building’. This was seen mainly in the context of training people to push the right buttons. Now it is about training managers and developing skills in business and human resource management. In many mapping and cadastral agencies, senior managers have traditionally come from the ranks of the juniors with promotion... (read more)
2005-06-09 12:00:00

Facing the Challenges - Building the Capacity

“I have been increasingly interested in and appreciative of the contribution of surveyors — the modest and often unsung heroes of civilisation.” The words of Marie Bashir, Governor of New South Wales, Australia, during her opening address to the FIG world congress held from 11th to 16th April 2010 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre SCEC in Australia. What a welcome! All honour to the profession; but also, as Ms Bashir went on to say, to the aboriginal peoples whose land this once was. Ms Bashir continued, "I wish to record my respect for the traditional owners of this... (read more)
2010-06-07 03:38:29

Capacity-building to Develop Afghan Mining

In Kabul, Afghanistan, a training centre and a demonstration mine have been developed to support the training of mine inspectors from the Ministry of Mines in Afghanistan. The inspectors' training is part of the capacity-building and know-how transfer project ongoing since 2008, in which GAF (Germany) is supporting the set-up and implementation of two departments in the Ministry of Mines: the mines inspectorate and the mining cadastre.     A dedicated team, consisting of senior mining, environmental and mechanical engineers as well as GIS and IT experts, is on site to transfer know-how and to consult.   The newly constructed... (read more)
2012-02-02 01:18:12

Human Capacity - Building for the Future

Over the last decade many cadastral agencies have made significant investments in hardware, software and in upgrading their data. New land information systems have been created and the story has now moved from ‘design and build’ to ‘sustain and maintain’. Part of the process of upgrading systems has involved ‘capacity building’. This was seen mainly in the context of training people to push the right buttons. Now it is about training managers and developing skills in business and human resource management. In many mapping and cadastral agencies, senior managers have traditionally come from the ranks of the juniors with promotion... (read more)
2005-06-09 12:00:00

ISPRS: Call for Educational and Capacity-building Initiatives in 2018

In accordance with the statutory mission and activities of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), the society shall provide funds to support educational and capacity-building initiatives. These will further improve its international status in the educational area in the field of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, and will therefore benefit all ISPRS members. Future calls for funding shall be made on a two-yearly basis (in odd years), and dependent on the budgetary restrictions at the time of the call for proposals. In view of ISPRS resources, the council is making available up to CHF40,000 to... (read more)
2017-11-01 09:00:51

Depicting Capacity Needs

The Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) calls for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) to be made a national priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation. The challenges posed by this call are immense, particularly for economically less developed countries (LDC) which suffer disproportionally not only from the consequences of disaster, but also from limited financial and institutional means. Our community tends to think that geoinformation data and tools must form the backbone of any successful DRR strategy and teaching these concepts and methods will create the capacity needed o implement it. But things are not so simple. In September 2009... (read more)
2010-01-28 03:40:05
2019-07-24 08:13:17

Building Connections

With a rich history of locally funded land records and GIS data development, Wisconsin has a pressing need for interoperable technologies for cataloguing and integrating both data and efforts. The Wisconsin State Carto–grapher’s Office (SCO) endorses the Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC) geospatial publishing and exchange standards, which leverage the benefits of more than a decade of local geospatial data production. SCO has been providing the State of Wisconsin with outreach and education services on issues related to mapping and GIS for over thirty years. The statutory mission calls for the SCO to act as a clearinghouse and to compile a... (read more)
2007-04-17 12:00:00

Building Bridges between People

At the GSDI conference next week, as part of the social activities, the Sponsored Projects Committee of GSDI Association will host a silent auction to raise money for the GSDI Developing Nation Fund. This fund is used to support human capacity building in developing nations such as by covering travel expenses of representatives of national organisations from developing countries to attend important conferences and workshops.     Please consider bringing an item identifiable with your nation or region of the world to donate to the auction. Items might include books, rugs, handicrafts, shawls, jewelry, carvings, baskets, hats, pottery, pillows, artwork,... (read more)
2009-06-09 10:42:45
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