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Don't miss the chance to be a part of this exciting collaboration

The 2015 INSPIRE-GWF conference offers the opportunity to submit proposals for abstracts of presentations which will be delivered in thematic sessions, workshops and poster presentations. In terms of content, presentations given in sessions or the outcomes of workshops shall contribute to the general scope of the conference. Read more for some of the proposed themes and scope of presentations.

Abstract Submisson Deadline: 1st January 2015
WHY TOGETHER?
 

Considering the underlying objectives of both INSPIRE and Geospatial World Forum is to promote the optimal use and implementation of spatial data and resources for growth, there is an existing foundation for a synergised effort. While INSPIRE is designed to discuss the latest developments of the INSPIRE Directive, addressing common policy issues, applications and implementations of SDIs, Geospatial World Forum features success stories of private industry and users of spatial data boosting the business of spatial information

THEME
 

Policies, technologies and applications are the three key factors affecting growth of geospatial industry. Formulation of policies and its associated implementation requires strong engagement & propagation of innovations and practices. Public private partnership is one instrumental driver not only in bridging technological gaps, but in integrating stakeholders for maximum impact. The theme CONVERGENCE: Policies + Practices + Processes via PPP aims to address the need for greater coordination

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    The conference was well organized and everything went according to the planned schedule. The program was full with prominent experts and leaders from the field of Geo-Information and Mapping. It was truly business with pleasure conference. We learned about the developments in the field and we enjoyed meeting peers in the pleasant facility

    Prof.Yaron A. Felus Chief Scientist, Survey of Israel
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    ...an excellent opportunity to present [our work] and to meet a number of very useful and helpful contacts for the future. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn and engage with others. Thank you indeed

    Iain Langlands GIS Manager, Glasgow City Council, United Kingdom
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    The third GWF [in Europe] provided again an excellent opportunity to meet with high level government officials from around the globe and to meet up with many of our users

    Frank Holsmuller Regional Marketing Manager, EMEA, Esri
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    For me personally, GWF 2014 has been a great experience opening my mind to the way geospatial technologies can help observe, measure, analyse and sometimes solve global problems. Receiving a world excellence award for our work was the icing on the cake!

    Jérôme Henry, Ing. GéométreTopographe ESGT/SIA, Directeur, HKD Géomatique SA, Switzerland
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    The organization was impeccable along with the choice of location, with high accessibility and comfort; the sequence of topics provided was of great interest, offering a broad overview of the worldwide panorama with state of the art geotechnologies; the level of the lectures and plenary sessions were excellent

    Prof.Mirna Lobo Special Advisor to the Presidency, Urban and Architectural Council of Brazil
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    As a whole, Geospatial World Forum 2014, as it aims to be, was a great opportunity to gather with experts, service and equipment providers from all around the world to exchange knowledge in Geotechnologies

    Felipe Cerbella Mandarino Instituto Pereira Passos, Rio de Janeiro City Hall, Brazil
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    As a new player in the industry, it was great for us to connect with the traditional players and the clients of geospatial

    Dino Ravnic CEO, GIS Cloud, Croatia
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    It was great to experience GWF in Switzerland after the past two years it was held in Netherlands. Compared to previous two years, [this year] we can see clear development especially at the national level in developing spatial data infrastructures

    Kees de Zeeuw Director, Kadaster International, Netherlands
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    During the conference I had good discussions with important geospatial players to identify opportunities that we can have in our country

    Rolando Ocampo Vice President, INEGI, Mexico
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    I found the event very successful. All halls running technical sessions were full. There were a lot of interactions among the delegates and excellent demonstrations at the exhibition area

    SwarnaSubba Rao Surveyor General of India
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    For us in the middle-income countries, particularly Ghana, the Geneva Forum convinced me, beyond any reasonable doubt, on the need for fit-for-purpose panaceas for the development, application and use of geospatial technologies for our developing countries

    Dr. Isaac Karikari Consultant, Ghana
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    We were really happy to see the discussions that took place in a couple areas that are particularly aligned with four of our societal benefit areas – agriculture, climate, disasters and energy – so we found the entire week to be very productive

    Barbara Ryan Director, GEO Secretariat, Switzerland
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    We're very happy to participate in this conference as it gave us substantial presence felt by the earth observation community

    Dr. Rao Ramanayanam Vice President Sales, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, UrtheCast, Canada
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    There were many sessions that talked about the main subjects that we were looking for; the exhibition and overall atmosphere were fantastic

    Ahmed Humaid Alzaabi Head of Maps Section, Boundary Affairs Council General Secretariat, UAE
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    The technical sessions helped me to be aware of what is being develop and what we are going to face, and also how we can manage the situations that come ahead. This kind of sessions helped to understand where we want to be and how we can achieve it

    Geog. Adriana Enríquez Projects and Spatial Analysis , SEDATU, Mexico
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    The Geospatial World Forum 2014 Conference was once again a 'Wow!' conference. The GWF conferences have become known as THE meeting place of the 'who's-who' in the world of geospatial information and technologies, and this year's event was no different. You miss these events at your own peril. The conference provided something for everyone, with the plenary and parallel sessions well thought out. The sessions were ably supported by the extensive exhibition of the latest geospatial technologies. The networking opportunities are just as important and there was ample time for these. The Geospatial Media and Communications team are thanked for the contribution they are making in furthering the objectives of geospatial information management

    Dr D.G. Clarke Chief Director, National Geo-spatial Information, South Africa
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