Saturday, December 29, 2007

Best Wishes for the Coming Year

Some locations and times in 2007. Image sources: HUNAGI Visuals resources, 2007

HUNAGI attracts visitors worldwide

UN expert Jelle U. Hielkema wrote on the HUNAGI newsblog the day before yesterday:
"...Very impressive global uptake of your blog!!!
With my best personal wishes for a no doubt productive 2008..."

Mention should be made, the website of the UNSDI Newsletter operated by our sister organisation in The Netherlands NCO reached visitors from over 100 countries last week. HUNAGI blog in English attracted visitors from 84 countries in a single month (in November 2007).

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

HUNAGI Xmas Greetings

To All Visitors!

and a Happy New Year!

Gabor Remetey-Fülöpp, Secretary General


Zsolt Barkóczi, President

Source of the WorldMap: GreenMapAtlas

Friday, December 14, 2007

Overview of HUNAGI related tasks accomplished and to be solved

After overviewing the recent achievements, decisions have been made related to the actions scheduled in the first Quarter of 2008 including domestic (including Presidential Board Meeting, HUNAGI Forum, EKMK-HUNAGI joint actions, CASCADOSS Meeting, GIS Open Conference) and international events (e.g. Ostrava Conference, EUROGI ExCom, GSDI-10 and EUROGI General Meeting). Some urgent actions related to the administration, financing and application for NCA grant were also discussed. The meeting was hosted by Zsolt Barkóczi, President of HUNAGI at the premises of VÁTI today.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Re-use of Public Information - ePSIplus Workshop in Budapest

Invited by the Hungarian Association of Content Industry MATISZ, President of HUNAGI Mr. Zsolt Barkóczi expressed HUNAGI's readiness to take part in the professional preparation of the new legislation related to the re-use of public sector information in Hungary as far as the geographical informations are concerned.
The Workshops' most interesting achievements will be summarized asap.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

GSDI Board Telecon attended by HUNAGI

Basic tools needed for a teleconference include a strong coffee with cream, external memories, phone, agenda, pen and a timekeeper... Photo taken during the telecon today. HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2007
The telecon was well attended and went through on a well prepared agenda under the chairmanship pf Executive Director Prof. Harlan Onsrud. The telecon infrastructure and inviting call was kindly arranged by USGS FGDC telecom facilities. Europe was well represented by GSDI President Jarmo Ratia, President-elect Prof. Bas Kok, EUROGI Secretary General Joao Geirinhas and EUROGI member Roger Longhorn as well as by the Hungarian member of the Board. Besides the Americans Alan R. Stevens, Prof. Harlan Onsrud, Doug Nebert and Edwin Hunt also PCGIAP was represented by Abbas Rajabifard from Melbourne. The Hungarian HUNAGI community was informed on the topics discussed in Hungarian some minutes after the telecon ( )

Sunday, December 09, 2007

PPP for SDI in some selected countries

PPP in the UK
National Land & Property Gazetteer (NLPG) Relevance to INSPIRE: addresses
Contact point: Steve Brandwood (IDeA)

Success cases in the Czech Republic
presented by Jiri Hies (, )
Regional SDI: Zlinsky kraj JDTMK
Contact point: Mr. Skrasek ICT Manager Zlinsky kraj (public)
Production, management and daily update of digital technical maps
All services are accessible via web portal
Financing: communities/region budget 44%, private companies' budget 56%
Local SDI: 3D JDMP
Contact point: Mr. Bares
Regional SDI case: Asso. of Technical Faculty in Eastern Bohemia
SDI status in Czech Republic
1- CZ National Cadaster and ZABAGED
Remote access to cadastral data: (50 CZK charged for an item) 10M acces annually, access is free for public administrations
Access to historical data back to 3 September 2001
2- National PA geo-portal Since 1 February 2005

on-line map services (OGC WMS 1.1 and ESRI IMS),
Major data sets include vectors: ZABAGED (1:10k), cadastral and administrative boundaries, rasters: orthophoto (in 3 years recycled), raster base maps (RZM):1:10k, 1:50k, 1:500k with environmental thematics governmental portal
PPP opportunities feature:
- no longer duplicate financing
- technology supported advanced services
- special GI education
- Low-cost distributed GIS
- risk management also in cross-border environment
- increasing, healthly NGO sector
3- and
4- Forest Management Institute GIS -
5- LPIS (agriculture)
GEODIS provides quality orthophotomap as reference geodata set

PPP4SDI with ESRI in Italy
Regione Lombardia/LISPA, the geoportal of the Lombardia Region
The project REGIS (regional enterprise platform for GI services) with partners Lombardia Region, Provinces Milano and Bergamo, Municipality of Milano, DG JRC, Ispra
Represents an INSPIRE pilot implementation for Lombardia
Regione Piemonte/ CSIPiemonte, a regional framework for spatial data of Piemonte Region
Regione Puglia/Technopolis, the Geoportal of Puglia Region


PPP4SDI in Italy
presented by Sandro Gizzi of AM/FM Italy


For other PPP cases please visit the separate blogspot devoted to PPP cases for Italy

Friday, December 07, 2007

Draft outcome of the final discussion on PPP4SDI

Evangelisation of the INSPIRE by Chris Corbin and the participants. Image: HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2007
Moderated by Chris Corbin, the following major items have been identified as outputs of the two day meeting:
1. PPP is an option (risk) - long time RoI
2. Partnership
3. SDI - data/information policy - ownership
4. Services - eGovt
5. Competition Law
6. Simplification - Efficiency - Cost reduction
7. Public tenders include PPPs
8. Professionalism - leadership
9. Education - awareness
10. Cultural issues

Photo coverage: HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2007

The event had the following programme (updated):
December 6-7, 2007 – Rome, Italy
University Roma - La Sapienza, Piazza Borghese, 9
14:00-14:30 Registration
Welcome Address by the Dean of the Host Institute

14:30-16:00 Mauro Salvemini, President of EUROGI & AM-FM Italia, Italy
Eva Pauknerova, EC-JRC
François Salgé, AFIGEO France (presented by Yves Raillant)
Angela Ionita, RIAI, Romania
Michael Nicholson, Intelligent Addressing, UK
16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30-17:15 Jirí Hiess, CAGI, Czech Republic
Gábor Remetey-Fülöpp, HUNAGI, Hungary
Christopher Corbin, UK
17:15-18:00 Gianni Campanile, ESRI
Claudio Mingrino & Carmelo Attardo, Intergraph
Lievin Quoidbach, NAVTEQ
18:00-18:30 Questions & Answers
20:00- Dinner
09:00-10:30 Setting up the IHLET Social Cadastre Attila Molnár, Béla Jarolics, Hungary (presented by Gábor Remetey-Fülöpp)
National Presentations by EUROGI Members
Questions & Answers
10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00-12:30 Pal Levai, Institute of Geodesy, Cartography & Remote Sensing (FÖMI), Hungary
Enrico Cavattoni, AGSM Verona S.p.A., Italy
Luigi Zanella, CORE Soluzioni Informatiche, Italy (presented by Prof. Mauro Salvemini)
Kornél Czimber, DigiTerra Information Services Ltd., Hungary
Pasquale Gravante, ELASIS ScPA, Italy
Alberto Perli, SINERGIS, Italy
12:30-14:00 LUNCH BREAK
14:00-15:00 Roundtable (Part I)
15:00-15:30 COFFEE BREAK
15:30-16:30 Roundtable (Part II)
16:30-17:00 Wrap up and Closing
Source: Joao Geirinhas, Secretary General, EUROGI

FÖMI presentation on PPP4SDI

INSPIRE expert Pál Lévai of FÖMI delivering his presentation. Image: HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2007

IHLET presentation dealt with PPP on GI-based large area approach with socio-economic goals

Merit will be summarized asap

PPP4SDI in France from the AFIGEO perspective

PPP for SDI in France was introduced by Yves Raillant of AFIGÉO

- MAPEOS, web map services for municipalities(shared info on waste between municipalities: network optimization of waste collection, 15% cost saving. Use of sensors.

- TERIA, French network for cm accurate positioning in real time, realisation of georeferenced national database RFE

PPP4SDI from the Portugese perspecties

As presented at the EUROGI Worksop this morning at the Workshop hosted by the La Sapienza University in Rome.

SNIG (Sistema Nacional de Informacao Geográfica) on SDI
SiNErGIC project on Cadastre
Addresses National Database on Addresses
all coordinated by IGP (Instituto Geográfico Portugués)
using e.g.
IGP's visualization tool

NSDI related support and development are reflected by

Geo-portal developments in Italy

Some of the major non PPP based INSPIRE implementation so far in Geo-portal as introduced by Alessandro Gizzi of AM/FM Italy
this morning at the EUROGI Workshop devoted to PPP for SDI in the e-Government context
National level Geo-portal lauunched by the Italian Ministry of Environment
On regional level:

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

PPP4SDI in the eGovernment context

The workshop of EUROGI and the Unit SDI of the DG JRC will be hosted by the La Sapienza University in Rome.
Hungary will be well represented by the call of EUROGI and HUNAGI. The Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Snsing (FÖMI), The IHLET Public benefit Company and DigiTerra Ltd contributed by presentation and also a paper was intruduced from the HUNAGI's SG perspectives.
More news will follow.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

GEO Cape Town Declaration was approved by the Ministers on 30th November 2007

More news soon. Please visit the authentic website for further details.



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