Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Image: HUNAGI Visual Resources

Synergy is anticipated by the collaboration of the logistic and GIS sectors
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by Presidents Péter Kiss of MLBKT and Zsolt Sikolya of HUNAGI on 28 February, 2006 in Budapest, on the premises of the Ministry of Informatics and Communication. More on MLBKT: here

Monday, February 27, 2006

Interparliamentary Conference in Gavle

The front page of the Conference Website Image: Direktportalen, 2006

HUNAGI Makes Awareness Raising in Brussels among Hungarian MEPs

Detailed information on the event can be downloaded from
More on INSPIRE http://inspire.jrc.it
More on the Hungarian Spatial Data Infrastructure: www.hunagi.hu Hot issues: INSPIRE etc
More on HUNAGI: http://www.fomi.hu/hunagi/pdf/2004/about/leaflet/Leaflet6feb14.pdf

Gavle, "the GI Capital" of Sweden Image: HUNAGI Visual Resources

Friday, February 24, 2006

EG/PCC Project Team WG-CPI Meeting in Vienna

Headquarters of BEV Image: HUNAGI Visual Resources

The Austrian NMCA BEV hosted the Project Team Meeting

Joint project team of EuroGeographic and the Permanent Committee on Cadastre in the EU devoted to Cadastral Parcel Identifiers (WG-CPI) discussed the completed Questionnaire on the Europeanwide survey on Digital Cadastre in Vienna between 22-23 February 2006.
The Hungarian contribution of DLAG MoARD has been completed during the meeting and submitted after consultation with the desk officer of the National Cadastre Program on 25th February. The outcome of the survey will be forwarded to the Drafting Team of the INSPIRE. WG-CPI deals with the role of the cadastral parcel in INSPIRE and the National SDIs with impact on cadastre and land registry operations.
Information was given on the Interparliamentary Conference on the INSPIRE Directive will be held in Gavle on 2-4 April and the concept of core cadastral domain model.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Secretary General of EUROGI visited HUNGARY

Images: HUNAGI Visual Resources

Short but Effective Visit of SG of EUROGI in Budapest

Joao Geirinhas, Secretary General of EUROGI paid a half day visit in Budapest. Coming from JRC Ispra, he met G.Remetey-Fülöpp, Secretary General of HUNAGI, Director General G.Horváth and Director D.Szendrő of the National Mapping Agency DLAG MoARD and visited FÖMI the Remote Sensing Center, the GIS lab devoted to Topo Database and the Map and Orthophoto Archive. The activities were introduced by Deputy Director General I.Farkas, Quality Management and Information Protection Manager Dr.Z.Forgács, GIS and remote sensing scientists Gy.Iván and Cs.Wirnhardt as well as Map Archive Manager dr.T.Vass. The talks on EUROGI business issues were continued in the Danube Corso Restaurant, just in front of the illuminated Royal Castle.

More on EUROGI: here

Monday, February 20, 2006

ICA President in Budapest

Image: HUNAGI Visual Resources Photo courtesy by FÖMI

Concensus on the importance of cartography on local, regional and global level

Prof.Dr. Milan Konecny, President of ICA visited Dr. Szabolcs Mihály, DG of FÖMI recently and were agreed on the role and importance of cartography

Priorities of the Operative Program for Information Society

Image: HUNAGI Visual Resources

Intersectorial Coordination Board Meeting on Prioriries and Roadmap

Interministerial Coordination Committee Meeting chaired by Dr. Sándor Pajna, Deputy State Secretary of MoIC discussed Priorities and Roadmap on 20th February 2006. At least two of the five priorities consists elements of the NSDI.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

5th GIS Day in Nagykanizsa, Hungary

Location of the event. Image courtesy by Mr. Zsolt Faragó

Minister of Informatics address the Anniversary GIS Day in Nagykanizsa

The event has been organised by the Zsigmondy - Széchenyi Vocational Training School, the very first Secondary School Member of HUNAGI

Venue: István Halis City Library, Nagykanizsa (arrowed on the map sketch)
Programme of 23rd February, 2006
10:00 AM
Röst, János, Vice Mayor of Nagykanizsa: Welcome address
Kovács, Kálmán Minister, MoIC Opening Address
Mérksz, Andor Director, Zsigmondy – Széchenyi Vocational Training School:
Education of the future's experts in iformatics
Dr Szabó, Szilárd Editor-in-Chief Térinformatika journal: GIS - paradigma change
Vincze, Zoltán GraphIT Kft
TÉRTÁJ a web- and map-supported information service provided for the municipalities –
Dr Szepes, András Deputy General Director, West-Hungary University College on Geoinformatics:
Activities and Plans of Developments at the Chair of Geoinformatics
Domokos, György Executive Director ESRI Magyarország Ltd.
Trens, experiences and achievements in the application of GIS since the year 2000
Miasnikov, Péter Chief Architect, Self Government, 8th District of Budapest
Using the visual resources of GIS
Kovács, Kolos Marketing Manager, INTERMAP Ltd
Technical administration tool for the local governments
Érsek, Ákos Guards Ltd: THALES mobile GIS tools
Veinlich, Béla Service engineer, XEROX Magyarország:

Xerox Engineering Systems


Zalaszám, Xerox Magyarország, Guards Ltd.
More information: kvantumg@nagykanizsa.hu

Secretary General of EUROGI will visit Budapest

Image: Site of EUROGI in Lisbon Photo: HUNAGI Visual Resources

Joao Geirinhas, Secretary General of EUROGI will visit Budapest

Between talks at JRC Ispra and taking part InterGEO East in Belgrade, the Secretary General of the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information will pay a short visit in Budapest to conduct EUROGI business talks with HUNAGI on 21st February 2006. A short technical visit at FÖMI GIS/RS laboratories will be also arranged.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Digital Cadastral Maps for Outskirts Available in Hungary with full Country Coverage

Image: (c) NKP-Kht, 2006

Full Country Coverage of Outskirts
by Digital Vectorized Cadastral Maps

NKP Kht, the Public Benefit Company of MoARD manages the production of the digital cadastral maps for the country. The products for the urban areas and closed gardens will be completed in 2007. The state of the art, definitions, information on contacts and data access are awailable on the official website of the company: http://www.nkp-kht.hu

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Logistics and GI/GIS communities establish formal links in Hungary

MoU between MLBKT and HUNAGI prepared for sign

The Hungarian Society for Logistics, Purchasing and Inventory MLBKT (www.logisztika.hu) and the Hungarian Association for Geo-information HUNAGI (www.hunagi.hu) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding scheduled for 28th February 2006.

MLBKT has membership in the following international organisations:
1.European Logistics Association (www.elalog.org )
2.International Federation of Purchasing and Materials Management
(IFPMM ) (www.ifpmm.org )
3.International Society for Inventory Research
(ISIR ) (www.isir.org )

HUNAGI has membership in the following international organisations:
1. European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (Lisbon, PT) (www.eurogi.org )
2. Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (Reston, Va, USA) (www.gsdiassociation.org )
3. Geographic Information Systems International Group (Genova, IT) (www.gisig.org )

International Space Station SURE Info Meeting in Budapest

Photos: HUNAGI Visual Resources

European Space Agency ISS experts in Budapest

The Information Meeting on SURE hosted by the Hungarian Space Office of MoIC attracted interested parties also HUNAGI members from sectors industry, government, NGOs and academia. More details on the Programme and the Call for Opportunity: www.hso.hu

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Hungarian Border Guard Uses Geospatial Management System

Rajka Border Cross (c) Google, 2006
Geospatially supported integrated resource and asset management system

The system has been implemented including border patrol, dispatch and routing subsystems to manage incidents and to improve decision-making efficiency.
Solution Provider: Geometria Ltd, Budapest, an Intergraph Solution Center http://www.geometria.hu)

Friday, February 10, 2006

Hungarian EO Applications at the CEOS Workshop

Hotel Gellért Photo: HUNAGI Visual Resource

Forum on EO Applications

Special Session at CEOS WGISS 21 & CEOS WGCV 25 Meetings

Preliminary Forum Program: 10th May, 2006 Wednesday Hotel Gellért, Budapest

08:30 Welcome address Dr. E.Both Director, Hungarian Space Research Office
Session A
08:40 Dr. S. Mihály Chair, DG FÖMI (with introductory words), Co-Chair/Rapporteur: D.Szendrő (DLAG MoARD)
08:50 G.Csornai et al (FÖMI) Operational use of Earth Observation in agriculture
09:20 G.Büttner – G.Maucha – B.Kosztra: (FÖMI) Application of Earth Observation in Land Cover Mapping and Change Assessments
09:50 Jjiang-G.Remetey-P.Winkler (ISPRS WG IV/1) Earth Observation Data and Services in National Spatial Data Infrastructure
10:20 Coffee Break
Session B
10:50 Dr. P.Bozó Chair, MoEnvironment and Water (with introductory words), Co-Chair/Rapporteur: K.Brezsnyánszky (MÁFI)
11:00 Dr. A.A.Takács – T.Lőrincz - A.Révész (MoEW) et al: Applicability of Satellite Imageries int he Information System for Nature Protection
11:30 C.Bíró et al (Kiskunság National Park) Use of Earth Observation Data in the Kiskunság National Park, Hungary
12:00 Z.Molnár – A.Révész (HAS ÖBKI) - F.Horváth – tbd (FÖMI): Countrywide Natural Habitat Mapping using Satellite Imageries
12:30 Closing Words (Dr.K.Brezsnyánszky, on behalf of the Geosciences Committee, Hungarian Academy of Sciences chaired by Prof.J.Ádám)

Further images about the site's environment: http://www.fomi.hu/hunagi/pdf/2004/photos/cities/HotelGellert/index.html

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Set up Editorial Board for the Thematic Portal for Information Society

Photo: HUNAGI Visual Resources

Inauguration Meeting of the Editorial Board of the Thematic Portal on Information Society

Under the auspices of the Strategic Planning Subcommittee of the Information Society Committee chaired by Dr. Kálmán Nagy of MoIC and moderated by Mr.Tamás Kolossa, Director of the Coordination Office on Information Society, the Editorial Board of the IS Thematic Portal Hungary was set up on 9th February 2006. The contribution with bilingual News related to GI-content offered by the Board member delegated by MoARD was well received. More information on the just launched Hungarian website here and on the EU Information Society Portal here

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

ESA SURE Information Day in Budapest

Space station: a Unique REsearch opportunity (SURE)
Information Day hosted by the Hungarian Space Research Office

The Information Day scheduled for 14th February in Budapest is around the Announcement of Opportunity of the European Space Agency for Scientists and SMEs to use the International Space Station funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) .
The SURE AO is opened to Scientists and SMEs from EU Member States and Associated States, with priority given to new EU Member States (Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia), and the two acceding ones (Romania and Bulgaria). Scientists and SMEs have the opportunity to submit respectively a Scientific or an Industrial Proposal. Representing its member community HUNAGI has been registered.
Forrás: http://www.hso.hu/cgi-bin/page.php?page=187 és http://www.spaceflight.esa.int/users/index.cfm?act=default.page&level=16&page=1911

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

UNECE WPLA Bureau Meeting in Geneva

Photos: HUNAGI Visual Resources
Bureau Meeting of the
Working Party on Land Administra-tion Economic Commission for Europe

The Geneva Headquarters of the United Nations hosted the Meeting of the WPLA Bureau on 4th of February, 2006. In the Bureau the following countries are represented: United Kingdom Beardsall, Ted, Norway Danielsen, Magnar, Georgia Egiashvili, David, Iceland Hauksdóttir, Margrét, Austria König, Heinz, Lithuania Mikuta, Bronislovas, Russia Overtchuk, Alexey (Vice-Chair), Croatia Pahic, Damir, Greece Potsiou, Chryssy, Hungary Remetey-Fülöpp, Gábor, Czech Republic Suchanek, Vit, UNECE Vinogradov, Guennadi, Spain Isabel González García, Germany Creuzer, Peter (Chairman). WPLA's major topics and recent achievements (including Guidelines on Real Property Units and Identifiers, Guiding Principles for PPP and Land Administration in the UNECE Region: Development trends and main principles) can be found on the official website: www.unece.org. In the agenda on institutional relations the offer of EUROGI Secretary General Joao Geirinhas for collaboration in SDI-related fields was discussed and unanimously accepted by the Bureau.



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