emapsite Wins Malawi School Mapping Contract

The international consultancy section of emapsite, a UK mapping services provider, has won a major government contract in Malawi, Africa. The company's international division will deliver a nationwide data capture and GIS project to help with the planning of schools across the country's 34 education districts. The 10-month contract has been awarded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and involves the linking of GIS resources with education data such as catchment areas, enrolments, learner-teacher ratios and classroom sizes. Justin Saunders, international director of emapsite, will personally supervise the work from the company’s Malawi project office. He said that... (read more)
2012-11-19 03:34:40

GI_Forum: Final Call for Papers

The organisers of GI_Forum, the symposium and exhibition on innovative research and learning in GIS with a focus on hardware, software, orgware and brainware for the GIS community, have issued a final call for papers. GI_Forum will be hosted by the University of Salzburg, Austria, from 2 to 5 June 2013. The interdisciplinary GI_Forum attracts an international GIS audience with the goal of promoting interest in translating theory, methods and techniques into a broad range of GI application domains. Young researchers are especially invited to contribute and discuss their research. Together with recognised scientists they will find a vibrant community... (read more)
2013-01-16 10:39:47

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

Educational Landscape

Many institutes for geomatics education experienced hard times around the turn of the millennium. In particular, the influx of new students was often dramatically low. Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, for example, in September 2000 welcomed no more than ten novice geodesy students: seven boys and three girls, all fresh from high school. As a teacher tasked with introducing new students into the geodesy arena, I observed at the time, “Over the past quarter of a century, the number of new students welcomed into my department at the start of the academic year has never been so low.... (read more)
2007-02-23 12:00:00

OGC and SIBA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will further the missions of both organisations by collaborating as partners in the development and conduct of outreach and education program activities to advance standards-based, interoperable modelling approaches to address the needs of each organisation’s membership. Further, SIBA will assist with local promotion and education regarding OGC standards in the Asia Pacific region, including advocating the use of OGC standards by the Australian and New Zealand governments. The collaboration will build upon the significant and successful relationship seen in the... (read more)
2016-05-25 09:29:35

International Symposium in Sofia

The symposium Modern Technologies, Education and Professional Practice in Geodesy and Related Fields will be held in Sofia from 03-04 November 2005. The symposium is, amongst many others, organised by: International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), International Cartographic Association (ICA). The symposium will focus on modern technologies like geodesy, photogrammetry, cartography, satellite technologies (sensor technologies), urban and rural planning, cadastre, GIS, and on education and professional practice.The symposium is accompanied by an exhibition of modern equipment, software, technologies, etc. Important Dates Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15.07.2006 Deadline for submission of papers: 15.08.2006... (read more)
2006-06-30 12:00:00

Two Conference Reports

Theory, Data Handling and ModellingThe Joint International Conference on Theory, Data Handling and Modelling in GeoSpatial Information Science took place in Hong Kong from 26th to 28th May 2010, collating activities of the ISPRS Technical Commission II mid-term symposium, the International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling of IGU Commission on GIS and the International Conference of IGU Commission on Modelling Geographical Systems. The meeting was held at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in collaboration with The Baptist University, the Chinese Academy of Science and the University of Hong Kong.GIS From All SidesThe conference gathered together about two hundred participants from 29... (read more)
2010-09-09 04:12:29

Time for Maine GIS Educators

Blue Marble Geographics participated in the Third Annual Conference of GIS educators in Maine, USA, at the Augusta Civic Center. Blue Marble hosted a hands-on workshop for higher education educators titled "Details that Matter: How Coordinate Systems Affect Measurements in GIS." The conference featured tracks for K-12 educators and those who work in higher education, along with large plenary sessions for educators of all levels. The programme included hands-on workshops, presentations and roundtables, as well as a poster session where attendees share projects programs and resources. Sam Knight, Blue Marble Desktop Product Manager hosted a workshop on one of the... (read more)
2010-11-22 09:01:00

Smooth Transition in Vietnam

Aligning Education with Land Information Infrastructures
The full feature is online at http://member.gim-international.com/. Please subscribe for free using the Subscribe button in the left hand column. The high rates of urbanisation and industrialisation in Vietnam have introduced a new set of challenges, one of which is an increased demand for an up-to-date and accurate system of land information. This article reports on a project to align the provision of education with Vietnam’s growing information requirements in order ensure a strong foundation for land administration in the future. Vietnam is a country in transition. Crucial to the changes in Vietnam are urbanisation and industrialisation. The rate of... (read more)
2012-06-29 04:14:48

AmericaView Wins Major Competitive Grant from USGS

AmericaView, a university-led, state-based consortium designed to promote remote sensing science and technology, has been awarded a nearly USD1 million National Land Remote Sensing Education Outreach and Research Activity grant by the U.S. Geological Survey through a competitive process. Administered by the USGS Land Remote Sensing Program, the grant has renewable options for up to five years (i.e. potentially up to USD5 million over that period). AmericaView will use the increased funding to further develop the national consortium, expand the science of remote sensing through education, and promote awareness of remote sensing technology for providing crucial insight into such issues as... (read more)
2013-12-17 11:06:18
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