[OSGeo-Discuss] GSDI 12 Conference Announcement and Call for Papers and Workshops

Chris Holmes cholmes at opengeo.org
Mon Feb 15 09:57:04 PST 2010

If anybody can make it I highly recommend this conference.  The past few 
years there has been at least one workshop on OSGeo software.  Would be 
great to have several workshops and a number of papers/presentations. 
And I imagine I'll try to organize an OSGeo birds of feather type session.


For information about this announcement, contact:

GSDI Association
Harlan Onsrud
onsrud at spatial.maine.edu


Needham, Mass., 15 February 2010 - The  GSDI 12 World Conference  will
take place in the garden city of Singapore from 19 to 22 October 2010.
The Partners in organizing this conference include the GSDI
Association ( http://www.gsdi.org/ ), Permanent
Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia & the Pacific (
http://www.sbsm.gov.cn/pcgiap/index.htm ) (PCGIAP) and Singapore
Land Authority (  http://www.sla.gov.sg/htm/hom/index.htm ) (SLA).

The theme for GSDI 12 is "Realising Spatially Enabled Societies." This
conference will explore the complementary roles of government, private
industry and the academic community in realizing better means for
sharing geographic data and technologies and developing improved
location-based services for meeting real world needs.

Santiago Borrero, the Secretary General of the Pan American Institute
for Geography and History said:  "The GSDI Conference is an
excellent forum for networking and learning about spatial data
infrastructures with experts from around the globe.  Each year
the conference emphasizes the latest advancements and challenges in
leveraging the power of geospatial information and technologies for
decision makers worldwide to enhance decision making related to
important social, environmental and economic

The 12 th  GSDI Conference will also host the annual meeting of the
Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia & the Pacific
(PCGIAP), represented by 56 nations in the region.

The GSDI Association is accepting paper abstracts until 1 April
2010.  The deadline for workshop proposals is 22 February
2010.  Click on "Call for Papers" and "Workshops" at
http://www.gsdi.org/gsdi12  for submission
guidelines.  Please also visit the GSDI 12 conference website to
review information on speakers, the full conference program, and
registration and accommodations in Singapore.

The GSDI Association is an inclusive group of organizations, agencies,
firms, and individuals from around the world. The purpose of the
organization is to promote international cooperation and collaboration
in support of local, national and international spatial data
infrastructure developments that will allow nations to better address
social, economic, and environmental issues of pressing importance.

More information about the Discuss mailing list