Directorate General of Territorial Development to co-host INSPIRE – Geospatial World Forum...

Directorate General of Territorial Development to co-host INSPIRE – Geospatial World Forum 2015

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Lisbon, 18 November 2014 – Directorate General of Territorial Development (DGT) has confirmed to co-host INSPIRE – Geospatial World Forum 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.

DGT is the national agency responsible for pursuing public policies on spatial and urban planning, production of cartography including cadastre, management of the national geodetic network, and creation and management of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and some thematic SDIs, namely the National Spatial Planning Data System (SNIT) in Portugal. DGT is also responsible for production of technical principles and standards for land and urban planning and production of geographic information. DGT’s responsibilities also include research, development and innovation activities in its areas of competence.

INSPIRE – Geospatial World Forum 2015 is the first joint initiative by European Commission and Geospatial Media and Communications. The conference and exhibition, expected to be the largest geospatial gathering in 2015, is scheduled to be held in Lisbon on 25-29 May 2015 with the theme CONVERGENCE: Policies + Practices + Processes via PPP.

"EU policies are teamwork, involving all levels of governance, from local to global, from public to private, in their shaping and implementation. The strong commitment of DGT and our partners, paves the way for a successful INSPIRE-GWF 2015 and geospatially-enabled sustainable growth." says Hugo De Groof from the Directorate-General Environment of the European Commission.

“Joining hands with INSPIRE is such an important milestone for Geospatial World Forum. We’re ecstatic to bring the conference to Lisbon for the first time, and with the support from DGT, we look forward to bring the best out of the Portuguese geospatial community at the conference,” added Sanjay Kumar, Chief Executive Officer of Geospatial Media and Communications.

Professor Rui Amaro Alves, Director-General of DGT says "For DGT, as focal point of INSPIRE in Portugal, co-hosting this important conference which joins INSPIRE and the Geospatial World Forum 2015 in Lisbon, is above all an honour.”

“The partnership between INSPIRE and GWF2015 will give this event a greater dimension and will allow discussions about spatial information and geospatial technologies from two different perspectives. This conference will also be a huge opportunity for the Portuguese geospatial community. We look forward to welcome you all in Lisbon," he added.

The conference has also secured various partnerships, including Trimble as Strategic Sponsor; Oracle as Co-sponsor; Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Saudi Arabia as Government Partner; GEO, OGC, EUROGI and UNECE as Strategic Partners; and University of Salzburg and Leibniz University of Hannover as Institutional Partners.

About INSPIRE

The INSPIRE Directive came into force on 15 May 2007 and will be implemented in various stages, with full implementation required by 2019. It aims to create a European Union (EU) spatial data infrastructure, which will enable the sharing of environmental spatial information among public sector organisations and better facilitate public access to spatial information across Europe. A European Spatial Data Infrastructure will assist in policy-making across boundaries. Therefore the spatial information considered under the directive is extensive and includes a great variety of topical and technical themes. Each year a European INSPIRE conference is held to provide a forum for stakeholders from government, academia and industry to hear about and discuss the latest developments of the INSPIRE Directive. This conference provides an opportunity to present Europe's INSPIRE Directive to the community and hear about the developments in National SDIs.

About Geospatial World Forum

Geospatial World Forum is a premier event for the global geospatial community showcasing state-of-the-art technology and its utility in the world economy. The conference aims at enriching the geospatial ecosystem, which comprises of the geospatial technology providers, users, policy makers and the academia with market intelligence, latest technology knowledge, success stories and capacity building. It is a confluence of a variety of activities in the form of plenary, sessions, workshops, panel discussions, dialogue and exchange forums – covering the vast gamut of technology, application, policy, use cases from across the world. Held since 2007 in Hyderabad, India; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Geneva, Switzerland; Geospatial World Forum has gained a repute of being a not-to-be-missed conference for the professionals engaged in geospatial sector and its application domain.

About European Commission

DG Environment, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC) and European Environmental Agency (EEA) under the European Commission are the core team responsible for INSPIRE. DG Environment acts as INSPIRE’s overall legislative and policy coordinator; JRC acts as the overall technical coordinator; and the European Environmental Agency (EEA) is responsible for tasks related to monitoring and reporting, and data and service sharing under INSPIRE as part of the SEIS and INSPIRE activities.

About Geospatial Media & Communications

Geospatial Media and Communications has been exclusively dedicated to promote and facilitate growth of geospatial industry and connect the same with major economic industry domains worldwide, especially in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Middle East. Geospatial Media has invested its energies and resources in developing geospatial market in these economies and has provided a leadership role in promoting geospatial tools to several stakeholders with a thrust on prospective industries. Headquartered in India, Geospatial Media has been working on localising its presence through its branch offices in UAE, Brazil, South Africa, Malaysia and The Netherlands. Operating in the domain since the year 1997, Geospatial Media has a strong team of more than 80 highly-skilled and specialised professionals hailing from multitude fields including space technology, engineering, geo-information, geology, journalism, marketing and international business. The organisation has gained the repute of being a premier media organisation producing world-class conferences, state-of-the-art exhibitions and stirring print and online publications within the domain.

About Directorate General of Territorial Development (DGT)

DGT is the national agency responsible for pursuing public policies on spatial and urban planning, production of cartography including cadastre, management of the national geodetic network, and creation and management of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and some thematic SDIs, namely the National Spatial Planning Data System (SNIT) in Portugal. DGT is also responsible for production of technical principles and standards for land and urban planning and production of geographic information. DGT’s responsibilities also include research, development and innovation activities in its areas of competence.

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