EuroSDR - a European Spatial Data Research Network
A not-for-profit organisation linking National Mapping and Cadastral agencies with Research Institutes and Universities for the purpose of applied research in spatial data provision, management and delivery.
EuroSDR's series of e-learning courses in 2013 will cover:
Radiometric Performance of Digital Photogrammetric Cameras and Laser Scannes (hosted by Finnish Geodetic Institute and Vienna University of Technology)
Open Standards & Open Source WebMapping (hosted by ITC - University of Twente)
High density image matching (hosted by Stuttgart University)
Integrated use of airborne laser scanning and aerial photogrammetry (hosted by Aalto University)
Publication nr.61 now ONLINE!
Fritsch, D., Pfeifer N. & Franzen, M., EuroSDR workshop proceedings 'High Density Image Matching for DSM Computation'
Workshop on Web cartography for National SDIs in conjunction with the AGILE conference on Geographic Information Science
Venue: Leuven, Belgium
Dates: 14 - 17 May 2013
Workshop Webpage: http://www.agile-online.org
This workshop is organised under the auspices of EuroSDR (Commission 4 - Data Specifications), the ISPRS (WG II/2 - Multiscale n-dimensional Spatial Data Representations, Data Structures and Algorithms), and the ICA (Commission on Maps and the Internet).
Geospatial World Forum
Venue: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dates: 13 - 16 May 2013
Workshop Webpage: www.geospatialworldforum.org
Geospatial World Forum is a premier global geospatial industry event aimed at connecting communities, knowledge sharing, business development and raising the industry profile. It creates a platform to bring forth thought leadership and showcase state-of-the-art technology and its utility in the world economy. The conference aims at enriching the geospatial ecosystem, which comprises of the geospatial technology providers, users, policy makers and the academia with market intelligence, latest technology knowledge, success stories and capacity building. It is a confluence of a variety of activities in the form of plenary, symposia, seminars, workshops, panel discussions, dialogue and exchange forums - covering the vast gamut of technology, application, policy, use cases from across the world.
EuroSDR heritage working group kick-off: Preservation of the Geographical Production Process
Venue: Brussels, Belgium
Dates: 21 - 22 May 2013
Workshop Webpage: http://geoweb.ugent.be/eurosdr
Geographic data has been subject to archiving in the form of maps for centuries. While the preservation of paper maps is well understood and put into practice, knowledge on the historical production process and especially pre-digital production process in the 20th century as it was practiced by many National Mapping Agencies (NMA) is disappearing and has hardly been documented yet. The last witnesses of this era, people and objects, will be gone in just a few years.
We would like to join forces in Europe in order to turn this situation. That is why we organize for you a first kick-off workshop in Brussels, Belgium on the 21st (PM) and 22nd (AM) of May. Please enroll today (Deadline: May 8th). Best practices will be demonstrated and a concrete plan will need to be developed to preserve our European 20th century production processes. A roundtable for European NMA’s, academic institutions, museums, private companies, ICA-members, and other interested parties concerned with the preservation of the geographical production process and willing to put their experience and knowledge into a joined project. The initiative is taken by a consortium of the Ghent University, André Streilein (Swisstopo) and the National Geographic Institute in Belgium.