Geospatial Minds for Society – GI_Forum 2015 in Retrospect

gi forum200GI_Forum 2015, the 9th annual conference along with its sister conference, AGIT, organized by the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS was held at the University of Salzburg, Austria. More than 1000 participants from 45 countries benefited from a variety of topics covered across 83 technical sessions and 20 workshops linking into the conference slogan of developing Geospatial Minds for Society.

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First Applications From Sentinel-2A Europe’s Propel Copernicus Environmental Monitoring Programme Forward

sentinel2aAt an event in Milan today, experts who had been given access to early Sentinel-2A images discussed how a variety of operational and scientific applications will benefit. “European citizens, decision-makers, enterprises and the international scientific community will greatly benefit from this second mission for Copernicus. Its imagery enables us to improve the quality of life of our citizens and protect our environment,” said Mauro Facchini, Head of the Copernicus Unit at the European Commission.

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Transport Canada UAV Roundtable

usc uavOn Friday 28 May, the Hon. Minister Lisa Raitt Transport Canada held a UAV Roundtable in her office at Transport Canada’s announcement of the Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) to the Civil Aviation Regulations concerning the operation of Unmanned Aircraft under 25 kg within Visual Line of Sight. The USC-STC media release is attached for your information. The Chair of Unmanned Systems Canada, Mr. Stewart Baillie, was in attendance and remarks below.At 11:00 AM EST today in Ottawa the Hon. Minister Lisa Raitt convened a UAV Roundtable with a broad sample of industry stakeholders in attendance.

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GeoAlliance Canada - Leadership Summit Record of Discussion

geoalliance canada 225Achieving our Team Canada vision requires that we work together, to identify and address gaps, in order to move forward as a strong and unified community.  We have made great progress together. We need to continue expanding our reach, include other vertical sectors and partners both nationally and internationally, in order to build on our Strategy and make collective progress. One of the questions we are continually faced with is how to grow and motivate the next generation? 

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Year In Infrastructure 2014 - London: Bentley Lays New Foundations For Improving Future Infrastructure (Part 2 of 2)

banner yii2014The Bentley Systems Year In Infrastructure 2014 conference was recently held in London, UK from November 4-6, 2014. This annual event is well known as a high point for both the company and those participating in the BE Inspired Awards during the event. In this second part of our reporting we summarise applications, concepts and new tools being developed or in release that are setting the foundation for next generation infrastructure planning, construction, operations and maintenance. We include an more in-depth analysis of specific companies and tools. Earlier, in the first part of this two-part series we reported on the event in general.

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