International Workshop on Geospatial Data Quality: Legal, Ethical and Technical Aspects

 International Workshop on Geospatial Data Quality: Legal, Ethical and Technical Aspects

Post GSDI Conference Workshop, May 18 2012

2. Organizer/Contact Person
Marc Gervais (Marc.Gervais@scg.ulaval.ca) or Rodolphe Devillers (rdeville@mun.ca)

3. Workshop Description and Goals
This Friday workshop will summarize the main research findings of a 4-year Canadian GEOIDE project that looked at law, data quality, public protection and ethics in relation to geospatial data. The agenda is below. More details will be found on the GSDI-13 Conference web site shortly, including registration instructions. A small fee will be charged to cover out-of-pocket expenses. The workshop is open to the public.

4. Workshop Topics
8:00 – 8:30: Room opening and coffee service on arrival
08:30 – Workshop Opening
08:30 – 08:40: Welcome and presentation of GEOIDE IV 23 Project – Marc Gervais, Universite Laval, Canada
08:40 – 09:20: The legal and policy challenges to creating a location enabled society – Keynote speaker: Kevin Pomfret, Centre for Spatial Law and Policy
09:20 – 09:40: Changes in the EU legal landscape – Colette Cuijpers, Tilburg University, Netherlands
09:40 – 10:00: Actions to prevent the risks of geospatial data misuse – Yvan Bedard, Universite Laval, Canada
10:00 – 10:20 – Coffee Break
10:20 – 10:40: Contemplation of the need and ability to provide legal interoperability for linked data – Harlan Onsrud, University of Maine, USA
10:40 – 11:00: Preventing misuses of geospatial data through improved geographic information retrieval and data quality visualization – Rodolphe Devillers, Memorial University, Canada
11:00 – 11:20: Legal liability concerns surrounding Volunteered Geographic Information as applicable to Canada – Dave Coleman, University of New-Brunswick, Canada
11:20 – 11:40: Developments in Open Government Data in Canada – Teresa Scassa, University of Ottawa, Canada
11:40 – 12:00: Geospatial Code of Ethics  – Jacynthe Pouliot, Universite Laval, Canada
12:00 – 12:15: Official launch of a Geospatial Code of Ethics
12:15 – 13:30 – Lunch
13:30 – 14:00: Canadian survey on geospatial data quality – Marc Gervais, Laval University, Canada
14:00 – 15:30: Plenary session : VGI Legal and Ethical Issues – Panelists: D. Coleman, M. Goodchild, H. Onsrud, T. Scassa and R. Longhorn
15:30 – End of the workshop

7. Location
Room 205C, Quebec City Convention Centre

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