Tag: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Investments in open Earth observation data set to grow

A global trend towards open data, i.e. data that anyone can access, use and share without restriction is steadily replacing a previous tendency by governments to charge for Earth observations, especially satellite imagery. The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) was

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Geographic Open Data — Where to start?

So another #GISDay is upon us today (16th November) and the volumes of geo data available is growing and growing. Geographic Information… Continue reading on »

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Do you need open data? Ask for it.

The well-known Q/A-forum StackExchange has started a new “Open Data” section. Users can ask for needed datasets and get feedback from the great StackExchange community. Especially for our GIS and webm…

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Scientific Computing and Open Data, 10th Modelling Day Heidelberg

Tomorrow on Dezember 3rd 2015 the “10th Modelling Day” will take place in the “Print Media Academy” in Heidelberg. Start is at 14:00pm. This years overarching topic is “Open Data”. There will be thr…

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Open Data, GIS, and Nonprofits

The idea behind “open data” is that accessible data promotes government transparency, civic engagement, and the ability of community members to create solutions to problems within their communities. In this way, open data can be a rich resource for nonprofits.

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