The upcoming FOSS4G 2011 will take place from September 12-16 in Denver, Colorado.
Las Navas, Spain
In July 2011, France will host the 25th Conference of the International Cartographic Association (ICA), marking the fiftieth anniversary of the first General Assembly of the Organization.
The 25th International Cartographic Conference is structured in three main segments:
- The conference proper, comprising some 500 oral presentations and many posters over five days, organized in themed sessions which reflect the twenty-eight commissions and working groups of the ICA.
- Two exhibitions of maps, one showing the most recent products from some fifty countries, and the other of children’s drawings.
- An exhibition for the presentation of the players involved in geomatics: suppliers of softwares, hardware, data bases and maps, consultancy firms, geomatic educational institutions or publishers. Involving all the major players from the cartographic and geomatic sector, the professional exhibition, to be held from 4th to 8th July, will allow the presentation of the latest technical innovations from the industry in a single venue, the Palais des Congrès in Paris. With the broadest possible attendance, this exhibition will reach an extensive French and International target public of decision makers and engineers who are keen to discover the latest operational solutions. A not-to-be missed event for both buyers and suppliers of GIS Services, geographical data and maps.
In its organization of the ICA in July 2011, on the theme of an "Enlightened view on Cartography and GIS", the French Committee of Cartography is seeking to combine thematic diversity, high-quality contributions and an up-to-date content. More than 900 submissions from 72 countries have been received by the French Committee of Cartography. Don't miss this international event!
After the success of the first International Conference on Space Technology, which also resulted in a special issue on Space Technology of IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, the second event is going to happen almost two years later. The proliferation of micro-satellites has made space affordable and accessible to many people. Space technology, therefore, spans a broad area of research and development, from electronic components for satellites to intelligent systems for on-board data analysis. Most of the satellites face the Earth rather than the outer space. From home electricity meter readings to disaster monitoring, surveillance and crop forecast, satellites play a very important role now in our daily lives. It has also become increasingly evident that a lot has to be gained by considering the whole pipeline of sensors, data collection, data processing, conclusions drawing, actions taken, rather than try to solve individual problems in isolation. This series of conferences is designed to bring together people who work on different aspects of space technology research, in hope that the interactions along this chain of activity will be facilitated and enhanced.
We particularly encourage the participation of industry, as this event aspires to serve also as a forum where new products are shown and new alliances made. Two page abstracts and industry demonstrations are invited.
The theme of the 2013 symposium will be Earth Observation and Global Environmental Change - 50 Years of Remote Sensing: Progress and Prospects. With the increased accessibility of interactive maps and virtual globes, along with the proliferation of spatially-aware devices and sensors, Earth observation is experiencing a kind of rebirth with unprecedented potential for innovation and discovery. It is an exciting time to be involved in the field, and the 35th ISRSE is being held for the first time in China, a nation with huge investments in both Earth observation technology and environmental science.
The OGC will lead a workshop at ISRSE35 on 21 April: " Interoperability, GEOSS Implementation Pilots and Remote Sensing of the Environment; Real World Case Studies". We look forward to seeing you there!