New venue for pre-ICC workshop SDI-Open 2019

We are very glad the SDI-Open 2019, which is going to take place next Monday, is now easily to reach from the ICA conference hall.
The new location is Rooom Mars, Miraikan – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (conference venue). More details can be found here and on OpenStreetMap.

Registration is still possible here.

Here is the updated and extended programme.

Invitation: 3rd International Workshop on Spatial Data Quality

Valletta SkylineFollowing previous successful workshops in 2015 and 2018, EuroGeographics and EuroSDR, in conjunction with OGC, ISO and ICA, are pleased to announce a third workshop on spatial data quality, to be held in Valletta, Malta on the 28th and 29th January 2020. The announcement and more information about the workshop is available here.

Timelines:

  • 31st May 2019 Workshop Announcement and call for papers
  • 1st August 2019 Website opens for paper submission
  • 1st October 2019 Deadline for submission of content
  • 29th November 2019 Notification of acceptance / rejection of papers
  • 6th January 2020 Deadline for submission of final versions
  • 28th/29th January 2020 Conference in Malta

Announcement: SDI-Open 2019

SDI-Open 2019, the pre-conference workshop on spatial data infrastructures, standards, open source and open data for geospatial will be held on 15 July 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, immediately before the 29th International Cartographic Conference. The workshop is jointly organized by our Commission on SDI and Standards, the Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies and the Commission on Map Production & Geoinformation Management.
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Invitation to OGC workshop in Windhoek, Namibia

After the workshop at University of Pretoria in September, the ICA Commission on SDI & Standards, will organize again a two-day workshop on OGC specifications, 07-08 Nov 2018, presented by Prof Franz-Josef Behr from the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Co-Chair of the Commission. Delegates will be introduced to the technological foundations behind of OGC specifications, there will be hands-on sessions with specific implementations of OGC specifications, and an outlook into the future of OGC standardisation developments.

The workshops is co-organized by the Namibia Statistics Agency, coordinator of the NSDI for Namibia, and is part of the AGSE 2018 conference.

The programme for the workshop, to be held at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) on 08 and 09 November 2018 provides more details. If you would like to participate, please contact Franz-Josef Behr.

Collaborative custodianship through collaborative cloud mapping

Presentations and photos from the workshop…

Introduction to collaborative cloud mapping by Peter Schmitz, Chair: ICA Commission on Map Production and Geoinformation Management

Introduction to collaborative custodianship by Serena Coetzee, Chair: ICA Commission on SDI & Standards

Introduction to the South African SDI (SASDI) by Maroale Chauke, Secretariat: Committee for Spatial Information, Directorate: NSIF

Introduction to collaborative data custodianship in SASDI by Nicolene Fourie, Chair: Data Subcommittee of the Committee for Spatial Information

Case study: Collaborative custodianship of the Basisregistraties Adressen en Gebouwen (BAG) in the Netherlands by Martijn Odijk, Project Manager: Policy Geo Information (National SDI), Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Netherlands

Case study: Collaborative custodianship of the Centraal Referentieadressenbestand (CRAB) in Flanders by Ziggy Vanlishout, Programme Manager: Authoritative Data Sources, Informatie Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium

Case study: Collaborative cloud mapping for federal address and street network datasets in Austria by Markus Jobst, Co-Chair: ICA Commission on Map Production and Geoinformation Management

Collaborative mapping with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) by Frikan Erwee, UP Alumni, Former President of the YouthMappers Chapter at UP

Invitation: Workshop on OGC and its Geospatial Interoperability Standards

The ICA Commission on SDI & Standards, together with the University of Pretoria and the South African Committee for Spatial Information, will host a two-day workshop on OGC specifications, presented by Prof Franz-Josef Behr from the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and Co-Chair of the Commission. Delegates will be introduced to the technological foundations behind of OGC specifications, there will be hands-on sessions with specific implementations of OGC specifications, and an outlook into the future of OGC standardisation developments.

The programme for the workshop, to be held at the University of Pretoria on 20 and 21 September 2018 provides more details. If you would like to participate, please contact  Serena Coetzee or Franz-Josef Behr.

Invitation: Workshop “Collaborative custodianship through collaborative cloud mapping – Challenges and opportunities”

The Commissions on SDI & Standards and on Map Production & Geoinformation Management are hosting a joint workshop on collaborative custodianship and collaborative cloud mapping. The workshop is co-organized with the South African Committee for Spatial Information (CSI) Subcommittee on Education & Training and will be held 14 – 15 Sept 2018 at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

Collaborative custodianship refers to an arrangement where a number of custodians collaborate to produce a national SDI dataset, e.g. local authorities contributing address or street data to a national SDI dataset.

Collaborative cloud mapping allows for ubiquitous convenient on-demand configured and tailor-made mapping with shared resources between various entities collaborating on a specific initiative such as an SDI or for disaster management. The workshop will introduce attendees to collaborative custodianship and collaborative cloud mapping through presentations, demonstrations and case studies. Subsequently, challenges and opportunities for implementing collaborative custodianship through collaborative cloud mapping will be explored in discussions and work sessions. The results of the workshop will be presented at the AfricaGEO 2018 conference, to be held 17-19 September 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The presentation will summarize challenges and opportunities identified during the workshop, and will be followed by a 45-minute panel discussion on the topic.