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SDI Events Roundup – August 2016

Where is the ninth International Conference on GIS taking place? What are other SDI-related events happening this fall? Find out in the August SDI Events Roundup.

Here’s a roundup of events happening in Canada and globally related to spatial data infrastructures (SDI). You’ll also find insightful reports from recently held SDI events that you may find useful for your own projects.

Canada takes part: Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Board meets in Anchorage

The Arctic SDI Board, which includes mapping executives from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States, recently met in Anchorage, Alaska to further develop a robust Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure. The Arctic SDI cooperation is based on a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the eight National Mapping Agencies.

14 INSPIRE themes for global sustainable development goals

A study by UN-GIMM, which is the first deliverable of the Working Group on core data, has identified 14 INSPIRE themes that support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and meet user needs for authoritative, harmonized and homogeneous framework core data.

Upcoming Events

Second International Symposium on Cellular Automata Modeling for Urban and Spatial Systems (CAMUSS 2016)
September 21-23
Québec City, QB

Geomatics Atlantic 2016
September 26-28
Fredericton, NB

INSPIRE Conference 2016
September 26-30
Barcelona, Spain

Ninth International Conference on Geographic Information Science
September 27-30
Montreal, QB

4th International Open Data Conference (IODC16)
October 6-7
Madrid, Spain

Geomatics 2016
October 19-20
Montreal, QB

URISA's 54th Annual Conference: GIS-Pro 2016
October 31-November 3
Toronto, ON

GeoAlliance Canada Annual General Meeting
November 3
Toronto, ON

GSDI 15th World Conference
November 29-December 2
Taipei, Taiwan

About the Author

Gordon Plunkett is the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Director at Esri Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience in GIS and Remote Sensing in both the public and private sectors. He currently sits as a member of the Community Map of Canada Steering Committee, GeoAlliance Canada Interim Board of Directors, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee, the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) Committee on Geomatics, the University of Laval Convergence Network Advisory Committee and the Advisory Board to the Carleton University Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre. During his career, Gordon has worked on projects in more than 20 countries and has contributed to numerous scientific conferences and publications. At Esri Canada, he is responsible for developing and supporting the company’s SDI vision, initiatives and outreach, including producing content for the SDI blog.

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