Tag Archive | Interoperability

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.

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Advancing the GEOSS Data Sharing Principles

by Helen Wood, Co-chair, Data Sharing Task Force, GEO News, Issue #15, July 20, 2011

The “GEOSS Data Sharing Action Plan” that was accepted last November by the GEO-VII Plenary and incorporated into the “Beijing Declaration” calls for the creation of the GEOSS Data Collection of Open Resources for Everyone. This emerging GEOSS Data-CORE is a distributed pool of documented datasets with full, open and unrestricted access at no more than the cost of reproduction and distribution. … The GEO Data Sharing Task Force (DSTF) has been tasked to identify the maximum possible datasets that qualify for the Data CORE and whose providers agree to make it available through GEOSS. …

The Task Force conducted a review of legal options for the exchange of data and developed a detailed document addressing legal options for the exchange of data, metadata, and products through the GEOSS Data-CORE.The review noted that the “legal interoperability” of data made available through the GEOSS Data-CORE is essential for the effective sharing of data in GEOSS. Legal interoperability for data means that the legal rights, terms, and conditions of databases provided by two or more sources are compatible and that the data may be combined by any user without compromising the legal rights of any of the data sources used. … The paper identifies an initial set of common-use licenses that meet all of the GEOSS Data-CORE conditions of access and unrestricted re-use of data. …

For full text of the article, visit GEO – Group on Earth Observations | GEO News issue #15 – article.

Free #OGC Webinar Today: Location Standards – How Do They Help Government?

Open Geospatial Consortium Webinar Registration

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Government information systems of all kinds can easily integrate simple and complex geographic information from almost any source, thanks to vendors’ implementations of the OGC’s technical interoperability standards. This OGC GovFuture webinar will show how local, state and subnational governments are already benefiting from the “organizational interoperability” enabled by technical interoperability. The webinar will provide a case study from a GovFuture Subnational member working on Australia’s Shared Land Information Platform (SLIP) information delivery system, plus a review of pertinent legal and policy issues and an introduction to the OGC.

During this webinar, you will learn:

* How a commitment to open standards has transformed the way government spatial information is used and shared in Western Australia
* How informed planning can prevent privacy, intellectual property, liability and security issues from derailing data sharing efforts
* How GovFuture membership in the OGC can help governments derive maximum value from geospatial technologies

About GovFuture
The OGC’s low-cost GovFuture Local Government and GovFuture Subnational Government membership levels focus on the value of using open standards.  GovFuture members maximize this value through their access to OGC resources, knowledge and expertise.

Who should attend
This webinar is oriented toward local, state and subnational government entities worldwide that could benefit from access to GovFuture’s resources.

To register, click HERE.

Earth Science Information Partners Winter Conference Next Week

The Earth Science Information Partners is having conference is from January 4 – 6, 2011 in Washington, DC.

ESIP is: “a diverse network of scientists, data stewards and technology developers that:

  • Improves access to Earth science data and information.
  • Connects public, academic and private providers to each other and users of Earth science data and information.
  • Promotes consensus-based solutions and best practices affecting the Earth science data and information community
  • Provides a neutral forum for Earth science data experts to collaborate, learn and solve communitywide problems affecting access, dissemination and use of Earth science data and information.”

Find the Conference Description and Agenda from the ESIP webpage.

Topics include Data Preservation and Stewardship, Semantic Web, Data Search, Interoperability, Program Evaluation, Climate Change Education, Climate and Energy Policy and User Requirements, Cloud Computing, Air Quality, and more.

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