Goal of spatial data infrastructure (SDI) is to improve quality and reduce costs related to geographic information, to increase the benefits of using available data, and to establish key partnerships with states, counties, cities, tribal nations, academia and the private sector to increase data availability.
With efforts of previous years, datasets of various types have been produced at global, national, regional, city level. Recently much demand on service and application of SDI has been raised and much attention has been paid to data updating, data harmonization, and geo-spatial cyberinfrastructure that aims at solving the problem of efficiently connecting data, computers, and people over the Internet.
The objective of the workshop is to provide a platform for scholars and professionals in relevant areas to exchange research ideas and interests, to present the newest research results, to discuss the cutting-edge technology, and to promote the development and application of SDI and the international collaboration.
Where: Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, Washington DC
Cost: $495 until August 1; $595 thereafter.
Time: 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. with a reception to 7:30 p.m.
On the horizon for geospatial technology is the potential forhosting applications using a cloud computing solution. We introduced this topic at Location Intelligence 2009 and it was by far a topic that needed additional discussion. So, in 2010, we will focus the conference entirely on this topic in a one-day executive symposium at the Newseum in Washington DC. Topics will address Software as a Service (SaaS), virtualization, Platform as a Service (PaaS), OGC web standards, business models, geospatial data delivery and other topics.