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French Governement open IGN data

January 3, 2011 by Marc Leobet   Comments (0)


La ministre française en charge de l'écologie a annoncé, le 23 novembre, que les bases de données IGN (connues sous le nom Référentiel à Grande Échelle, ensemble de données métriques couvrant les routes, les bâtiments, les adresses, les parcelles cadastrales ou l'ortho-imagerie ...) sera gratuites (au coût de livraison près) à partir du 1er Janvier pour l’exercice d’une mission de... Read full post

Conclusions 1st EC-GIS workshop, 28-30 June 1995, Brussels

December 14, 2010 by Paul Smits   Comments (1)

Only few people in the INSPIRE Community will remember the frist EC-GIS workshop, which was held in 1995 in Brussels. You may find it interesting to browse through the two-page summary and compare what you read with where we are now.

Happy reading!



INSPIRE Conference 2011

November 25, 2010 by Karen Fullerton   Comments (1)


Mark this date in your diary!

The INSPIRE Conference 2011 will take place in Edinburgh, 27 June - 1 July 2011.

Call for Chapters: Linking Government

October 26, 2010 by Karen Fullerton   Comments (0)

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1st Proposal Submission Deadline: November 30, 2010

Full Chapter Submission Deadline: March 1, 2011

Linking Government Data
A book edited by David Wood, Talis, USA

Objective of the Book

This book aims to provide practical approaches to addressing common information management issues by the application of Semantic Web and Linked Data research to... Read full post

[ DE: GDI-BB: Geoportal-Kommune ]

October 21, 2010 by IGN-SN   Comments (0)

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Am 05.11.2010 wird bei einer [ Informationsveranstaltung ] des Städte- und Gemeindebundes Brandenburg das Geoportal-Kommune vorgestellt. Die Veranstaltung unter dem Titel "Gemeindliche Geoportale als Bestandteil des Internetauftritts" richtet sich an die Beschäftigten der Mitglieder des Städte- und Gemeindebundes Brandenburg sowie deren Dienstleister. Das kommunale Referenzportal wurde durch das Potsdamer KMU "Geoinformation und Vermessung" [ Derksen... Read full post

UK Data Providers Workshop, presentations on-line

October 8, 2010 by INSPIRE Forum   Comments (0)

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On 5th October 2010 UK Location hosted a second workshop for Annex 1 and 2 data providers.

The presentations from the Workshop have now been released.


Source: http://location.defra.gov.uk/2010/10/data-providers-workshop-presentations/

Grantholder positions open in the Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) Unit of the JRC

October 7, 2010 by Karen Fullerton   Comments (0)

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The Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) Unit of the JRC has 5 grantholder positions open. The Mission of the Spatial Data Infrastructures Unit is to coordinate the scientific and technical development of the European Directive INSPIRE, support its implementation, and lead research towards the next generation environmental information infrastructures at European and Global level. The SDI unit acts as overall scientific-technical coordinator of INSPIRE.
The open positions... Read full post

Competition: City of Rennes, Open Access

October 5, 2010 by Karen Fullerton   Comments (0)

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On 1st October 2010 the City of Rennes launched a competion for the creation of innovative digital services based on various data sources that have been made available by the city, such as the public transport data, the data belonging to the 'Guide Vivre a Rennes'   and geodata for the city of Rennes 

The competetion is open until the 1st February, and offers 50.000 Euro in prize money, split over 6 categories.

Full details of the competion, rules and how to... Read full post

Linked Data & Location, recent workshop in the UK

October 5, 2010 by Karen Fullerton   Comments (0)

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A 'Linked Data and Location' workshop was hosted by Ordnance Survey on behalf of the UK Location Programme Interoperability Board and the Digital National Framework Expert Group, on the 15th September 2010.  The 60 attendees  included an interesting mix of Linked Data experts and many people new to the topic. Individuals came from a variety of backgrounds in the public and private sectors including good representation from systems suppliers and academia.

The speakers... Read full post

European Commission Joint Research Centre: open competitions for scientific and technical staff

September 30, 2010 by Karen Fullerton   Comments (0)

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This year, the European Commission Joint Research Centre is organising open competitions  to recruit new scientific/technical staff in the following fields:

Chemistry, Biology and Health Sciences


Structural Mechanics

Quantitative Policy Analysis

Spatial Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Energy Sciences

Communication/Information Technology

The positions have been published today, 30th September 2010,  in the Official Journal... Read full post