Thursday, May 31, 2007

HUNAGI-MoEW talks on expert level

More news on the event can be found at the http://hunagi8.blogspot.com in Hungarian
and at the www.unsdi.hu in English

eContentplus InfoDay with GeoMind on the Agenda

More news at the www.unsdi.hu

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

HUNAGI invited to the 1st GIS Congress in the CzR organised by CAGI

The Mikulov Castle. Image: HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2007
CAGI celebrates its 10th Anniversary.
The First GIS Congress in the Czech Republic was hosted by the Chateau Mikulov in Lower Morava.
EUROGI, OGC, EARSeL, IGN-Dresden and HUNAGI were invited to deliver presentations in the international session.
The Hungarian paper is downloadable here:
Photographic impressions around the Congress:

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Chinese SDI Delegation in Hungary

The Chinese Delegation in front of the posters showing the results of the operational applications of Remote Sensing and GIS. Image: HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2007

Prepared by UNSDI HUCO, a successful meeting with the high-profile Chinese Delegation was hosted today by the FÖMI RSC.Co-chaired by Gabor Csornai and Chen Xuan Qing., the event attracted representatives of 3 Hungarian ministries, some national Agencies and other members of the steering committee of UNSDI HUCO.
Moderators were Dezső Mikus of MoEW, Pál Lévai of MoARD FÖMI and Jelle U. Hielkema, UNSDI consultant of the UN Geospatial Information Working Group Secretariat.
News will come soon.
The final programme and all presentations will be available on this website soon.
A photographic portfolio of the event can be accessed at
www.fomi.hu/hunagi/pdf/2004/photos/events/3rdHUCO/index.html

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Insider's view: witnessing the (r)evolution of (G)SDI

By request, a HUNAGI contribution was sent to GIM International, the Global Magazine for Geomatics today. After publication in the column Insider's view, the text will be available in pdf format here.

1st GIS Congress in the Czech Republic



Chateau Mikulov, 29-31 May, 2007

Secretary Generals of EUROGI and HUNAGI invited

Detailed program you can find at http://www.kongres-gis.cz/prg1.htm

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Dutch Student Group visited Hungarian GIS-based solution provider enterprise



Radboud University students visited Geometria, the Hungarian flagship company in AM/FM R+D and applications

Ms. Laura Marchesini wrote in her notes to HUNAGI last week:
"A group of 40 students from the Radboud University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands visited Budapest for a week (21 to 28 April 2007). The aim of the travel was to do research on the following subjects:
-Hungary’s entrance to the European Union and its opportunities for business life.
-The transition from a planned to a market economy and its consequences for business life.
By means of visiting several Hungarian companies the students gained insight into these subjects. One of the companies that was willing to welcome the students was Geometria. On 26 April the managing director of the company, Mr Tibor Tenke, has introduced his company by means of a presentation. After that, he was very open to answers all questions the students had prepared. He has shared his experiences concerning the research topics, which has been very useful in order to help the students writing their research reports.
"



Fully in line with the mission goals of the Hungarian Association for Geo-information, HUNAGI is ready to advise foreign study groups to arrange their programs while in Hungary. Mention should be made, similar actions are underway with a high profile Chinese delegation next week and in the Canadian relation. This latter has primary goal is the trade development with interested Hungarian SME players active on the geospatial marketplace.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

EU-Hungary mid-term development programme signed

The New Hungary Development Strategic Framework 2007-2013 supported by the EU was signed by Ms. Danuta Hübner, member of the European Commission and Mr. Gordon Bajnai Governmental Commissioner for Developments in Hof, Germany on 9th May 2007. Details, including the operative programmes and the official English version of the Hungarian Development Strategic Framework document is downloadable at www.nfu.gov.hu

Friday, May 11, 2007

Call for papers: GSDI10


GSDI 10: Tenth International Conference for Spatial Data
Infra-structure
St. Augustine, Trinidad
February 25-29, 2008
http://gsdi.org/gsdi10/
GSDI 10 invites presentations covering the full range of practice, development and research experiences that advance the practice and theory of spatial data infrastructure development. Submissions relating to the GSDI-10 theme of "Small Island Perspectives on Global Challenges: The Role of Spatial Data in Supporting a Sustainable Future" are particularly attractive.
The full call for papers and abstract submission procedures may be found at
http://gsdi.org/gsdi10/papers.html
All full papers submitted will be peer reviewed and selected submissions will be considered for further review and inclusion in a special issue of the International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research.
Submission Deadlines
Deadline for submission of Abstracts - September 15, 2007
Notification of Presentation and Poster Acceptances - October 15, 2007
Deadline for submission of full Papers and Posters - December 15, 2007
Opening of GSDI-10 Conference - February 25, 2008
If you would like to sign up for the GSDI News List, please visit http://www.gsdi.org/

Monday, May 07, 2007

On the first 6 months of HUMBOLDT Project


HUMBOLDT project - the state of the art

Internal introduction of the HUMBOLDT Project for the FÖMI R+D staff organised by Tamás Palya of the Land Training and Documentation Department of the Institute. Also fine tee was served :-)
HUNAGI's Secretary General - as one of the HUMBOLDT project's international reviewer - was also invited.

Presentations were delivered by Peter Winkler responsible for the Humboldt's Application segment, Gyula Iván, Chair of the Workpackage V&V (Verification and Validation) and Dániel Kristóf developers. The meeting attracted many FÖMI R+D staff members. Szabolcs Mihály DG of FÖMI emphasized the importance of the involvement of FÖMI in this flagship project both from GMES and INSPIRE point of view and the useful role of the young innovative staff members, György Büttner of FÖMI (Member of the EU GMES Committee on Land monitoring) pointed out the necessity of awareness raising on the ongoing EU projects which have close relevance with GMES, while Gabor Remetey called the attention on the achievments and initiatives inside HUNAGI, which can be strengthen the implementation of the project (as example graphIT's internationally award winner border security project and the IHLET's Public Benefit Company's multilateral cross border project initiative on Tisza were mentioned).
More information on HUMBOLDT: http://www.esdi-humboldt.eu

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Latest News of the SDI Regional Newsletter for Africa of the GSDI Association

SDI News on Africa.
From our daily mail: Kate Lance (ITC) wrote:
"The May 2007 Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) regional newsletter for Africa has been posted on the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association home page: http://www.gsdi.org
You may also download the newsletter directly: http://www.gsdi.org/newsletters/SDIAfricav6n5.pdf
The May issue includes (among many other items):
- Somalia Water and Land Information Management System (SWALIM) newsletter and feature articles
- Installation of global positioning system (GPS) permanent network stations in Angola- Egypt’s first earth observation satellite (Egyptsat-1) launched
- NEPAD spatial development programme - an indicative assessment
- A Standardized Approach for Uniquely Identifying a Health Facility
- Open Data Consortium proposes geodata portal transaction requirements
- Evaluating African protected areas- Analysis of nationwide educational facilities in Kenya
- Tools and Methods for Estimating Populations at Risk from Natural Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Crises
- Data Transfer, Communication and Training Workshop, 8-11 May 2007, Juba, Sudan.
- Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Base Station Installation and Data Processing Training Course, 30 July - 10 August 2007, Nairobi, Kenya.
- GeoEye Foundation - to award IKONOS satellite imagery from archives- Seed Funding - Wetlands International Wetlands and Poverty Reduction Project (deadline 15 June 2007)
- International vacancies (Offres d'emploi internationales) at Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS), Ile-Ife, Nigeria- Associate Expert - Geographic Information System Specialist, Bulawayo , Zimbabwe (deadline 10 May 2007)
- New publication: African E-Markets: Information and Economic Development
Spatial Data Infrastructure

- Africa (SDI-Africa) is a free electronic newsletter for people interested in GIS, remote sensing, and data management issues in Africa. Published since May 2002, the newsletter aims to raise awareness and provide useful information to strengthen national SDI initiatives and support synchronization of regional activities. Each month, the newsletter highlights recent activities, provides information about available data and tools, and includes notices about upcoming training, employment and funding opportunities, and events.
Past and current SDI regional newsletters also are accessible in the archives at
http://www.gsdi.org/newsletters.asp\
Please forward this message onto others who might be interested.
If you would like to sign up for the GSDI News List, please go to
http://www.gsdi.org/newslist/gsdisubscribe.asp\
Spatial Data Infrastructure - Africa (SDI-Africa) is a free electronic newsletter for people interested in GIS, remote sensing, and data management issues in Africa. Published since May 2002, the newsletter aims to raise awareness and provide useful information to strengthen national SDI initiatives and support synchronization of regional activities. Each month, the newsletter highlights recent activities, provides information about available data and tools, and includes notices about upcoming training, employment and funding opportunities, and events.Past and current SDI regional newsletters also are accessible in the archives at
http://www.gsdi.org/newsletters.asp
Please forward this message onto others who might be interested.
If you would like to sign up for the GSDI News List, please go to http://www.gsdi.org/newslist/gsdisubscribe.asp "

Thursday, May 03, 2007

SDI discussed at the Map Middle East Conference

The issue "Benefits of SDI" addressed at the Map Middle East Conference
From our daily mail:
“The Third Annual Map Middle East Conference was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 9-11 April 2007. It was held in conjunction with the ISPRS. Around 500 delegates, presenters and exhibitors attended this showcase of geospatial technology in the Middle East. One notable session was a roundtable on Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI). Speakers came from Australia, South Africa and several Middle East countries. Issues included describing the benefits of SDI to obtain political and user support, data pricing and access and interoperability. It was clear that all jurisdictions represented at the session had similar problems in addressing these issues. Details on the conference can be found at www.mapmiddleeast.org/2007/ .

Submitted by Paul Kelly, Director, Spatial Strategies Pty Ltd, Australia and Chair FIG Working Group 3.2 (SDI). Contact
spatials@smartchat.net.au . “

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Telecon on the GSDI10 Conference


Telecon of the GSDI Board held today focused on the forth-coming conference and the progress made by the Task Forces.

As pointed out by Roger Longhorn and seconded by Gabor Remetey-Fülöpp (both of EUROGI WAG on International Affairs), the European eSDI-Net+ could contribute to the global visibility of best practices. The ICT programme's consortium lead by the Fraunhofer Institute has Hungarian members too.

The GSDI10 flyer are now available for promotion and distribution at relevant meetings and conferences:
With Map Background
pdf - http://www.gsdi.org/gsdi10/GSDI10flyer1.pdf
PowerPoint - http://www.gsdi.org/gsdi10/GSDI10flyer1.ppt
White Background
pdf - http://www.gsdi.org/gsdi10/GSDI10flyer2.pdf
PowerPoint - http://www.gsdi.org/gsdi10/GSDI10flyer1.ppt
Author: Professor Harlan Onsrud, Interim Executive Director
Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI)
Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering
University of Maine

 

 

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