A few upcoming events:
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), in collaboration with GeoConnections, Canada, and the U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee,?will host the ?First Nations and Native Tribal Government Geographic Information System Workshop on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Niagara Falls, NY. This workshop is a joint activity of U.S. and Canada to promote cross-border collaboration on spatial data infrastructure.
The workshop will demonstrate the benefits that spatial data infrastructures bring to land and resource management, enhance understanding of the application of geospatial technologies to matters of importance to Aboriginal communities, and provide a networking forum to encourage future cross-border collaborations between Aboriginal and Tribal communities and also with provincial, territorial, state and federal governments.
The workshop is being held in conjunction with the 2009 NCAI Mid Year Meeting, June 14-17, 2009.
Native American, Indigenous, Aboriginal, tribal attendees and supporters of mapping efforts on aboriginal territories – Welcome! Let’s learn, share, and grow together – find new ways of using mapping tools to solve sovereignty, environmental, and cultural issues.
Previous ideas resulting from this conference include supporting and training indigenous people who may have little experience with modern mapping technologies. Efforts also are made to keep abreast and inform the UN, governments, academics, and the technological world about traditional “mapping” technologies.
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin welcomes conference attendees, speakers, and vendors to Green Bay, WI. We hope to not only provide an educational and fascinating conference for everyone, but also to share a brief look at Oneida culture and what life is like in Northeast Wisconsin.Registration, accommodation and agenda information follows.
The Data Licensing Guide Working Group, on behalf of GeoConnections, has issued version two of The Dissemination of Government Geographic Data in Canada – Guide to Best Practices on November 28, 2008.
This updated version of the Best Practices Guide enhances the initial version in several ways. First, it expands the types of licensing templates commonly used in Canada. As with the first version, you’ll find licensing templates for the end-user model, the reseller model, and the value-added reseller model. But you now get an unrestricted-use model template as well. Second, the new guide reflects the rapid development and technological advances in web-based services, distributed computing, and other user applications. In other words, the revised guide is more Internet friendly and intuitive. It also accommodates changes in government data dissemination policy. And finally, the new version offers standard legal clauses that allow you to customize your data-licensing agreeements, should you want. These clauses deal with topics such as intellectual property rights, source protection and acknowledgment, fees, royalties, reporting, representations, warranties, and indemnities.
To access this guide, go to
November 26 2008
On behalf of GeoConnections (Canada), the Data Licensing Guide Working Group recently issued version two of The Dissemination of Government Geographic Data-Best Practices Guide. This updated guide enhances the initial version in several ways.
First, it adds a fourth data-licensing model-an unrestricted-use template-to the existing end-user model, reseller model, and value-added reseller model. Both the end-user and new unrestricted models come in two varieties: fee-based and non-fee based.
Second, the new guide is more Internet friendly and intuitive, reflecting the technological advances in web-based services, distributed computing, and other user applications. It also accommodates changes in government data dissemination policy.
And finally, the new version offers standard legal clauses that allow users to customize data-licensing agreeements.