[OSGeo-Discuss] Open Source Geospatial at the 2017 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at metaspatial.net
Mon Oct 24 05:16:22 PDT 2016

Dear Open Source geo and spatialists,
it appears that the last mail on this topic was too heavily loaded with
URLs and got intercepted by a variety of Spam filters. This is an
abbreviated version. Find the full text and information on the web site
of the 18th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty held from
March 20 to 24, 2017 in Washington D.C. at


The theme of the conference is "Responsible Land Governance: Towards an
Evidence-Based Approach and invites submission of abstracts." At the
last FOSS4G conference in Bonn Klaus Deininger (Lead Economist at the
Development Research Group of the World Bank) specifically asked for
support from the Open Source Geospatial Community to support the Land
Information Domain with technical know-how.

Two of the Key topic areas of the conference are perfects matches for
our community:

2. Harnessing geospatial data, cloud platforms and other data technologies

Policy application automated data analysis; combining administrative
data, statistics and geospatial data; consistent use imagery; standards
and interoperability; block chains; UAVs; mobile phones; participatory
mapping; open data; open source; spatial data infrastructure; data access.

4. Delivering land administration services at scale

Cost effective and fast expansion of coverage; reliability;
transparency,  monitoring performance;  linking land information systems
to tax, courts, land use, financial institutions; business models for
service delivery; addressing capacity gaps, fit-for-purpose.

Please consider submitting an abstract until end on Midnight October 31,
2016 (Eastern Standard Time). Abstracts require 800 to 1,500 words.

There will also be an "Innovation Fair" with a sessions of Lightning
Talks on geospatial, cloud and data technologies and a session with 90
minute MasterClasses.

Best regards,

Spatially enabling your business.

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