The digital-earth.eu network fits into Digital Agenda for Europe and links innovative centres around Europe where geo-media use is well developed. Products, resources, experiences and ideas are shared between the centres and opened to the public wherever possible.
The digital-earth.eu project examines the use of geographic media in schools and teacher education. Geo-media is the visualisation of information from different media sources and is concerned with digital content and its processing based on place, position and location.
First digital-earth.eu conference took place from July 4-8, 2011 in Salzburg, Austria. A network of accredited national and regional experts acts as multipliers, working with teachers and educators in their own countries. Currently, digital-earth.eu has 76 partners in 22 countries. There are some national and European pilot projects, but large-scale implementation is so far lacking. As a result lobbying led to meetings between representatives of EUROGEO and ESRI-Europe and the office of Commissioner Kroes in March 2012. Members of the digital-earth.eu project were invited to present a pilot project to the Commission for consideration. A follow up is planned.
23 February 2012 The Power of GIS and Remote Sensing…Together in a Single Solution. This webinar is targeted to geospatial data analysts who incorporate remotely sensed imagery into their workflows. During this webinar, we will show the benefits of this cohesive image processing and GIS product pairing, focusing on workflows that can process large volumes of imagery, precision terrain data and vector-based geospatial information to update GIS and CAD resources.
Amsterdam, 23 - 27 April 2012: Knowledge Sharing through a diverse set of sessions- Exchange Forums, Plenaries, Symposia, Seminars, and Workshops.
Geospatial World Forum is a platform of convergence for all stakeholders of global geospatial community, policy makers and end users of geospatial information. Geospatial World Forum is a confluence of a variety of activities in the form of plenary, symposia, seminars, workshops, panel discussions, exchange forums- covering the vast gamut of technology, application, policy, use cases from the region and from across the world. The Forum will also host a number of additional events in parallel by its partners like board meetings, executive meetings, user meetings, partner/reseller meetings and so on.
Esri Federal GIS Conference will be held on February 22–24 in Washington, DC. This event will bring together over 2,700 federal government professionals who use Esri's geographic information system (GIS) technology in nearly every agency. Specialized technical sessions will be offered for web and mobile application developers.
The INSPIRE 2012 Conference will take place in Istanbul Congress Center, from the 23rd - 27th June 2012. The events will start with pre-conference workshops and tutorials, following by Conference plenary and parallel sessions on the 25th - 27th June. A call for abstracts will be published in January 2012.
INSPIRE is a program of European Union, based on the INSPIRE Directive, establishing an infrastructure for spatial information in Europe to support Community environmental policies, and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
INSPIRE is based on the infrastructures for spatial information established and operated by the 27 Member States of the European Union. The Directive addresses 34 spatial data themes needed for environmental applications, with key components specified through technical implementing rules. This makes INSPIRE a unique example of a legislative “regional” approach.
With the recent deadline of November 2011 for Member States to provide discovery and view services according to the INSPIRE Regulation on Network Services, a first release of the INSPIRE Geoportal was published. The INSPIRE geoportal provides the means to search for spatial data sets and spatial data services, and subject to access restrictions, to view spatial data sets from the EU Member States within the framework of the INSPIRE Directive.