The joint GSDI World Conference (GSDI 13), the 14th GEOIDE Annual Scientific Conference, the 7th 3DGeoInfo Conference , and the Canadian Geomatics Conference 2012 will take place in historic Québec City, Canada at the Québec City Conference Center in the heart of the city.
Geographic information technologies and spatial data infrastructure play critical roles in allowing governments, local communities, non-government organizations, the commercial sector, the academic community and common people to make progress in addressing many of the world's most pressing problems. Further, use of spatial data in conjunction with mobile technologies is becoming pervasive within many nations. While mapping and spatial data infrastructure development was previously accomplished only by governments, this is no longer the case.
This conference will explore the complementary roles of government, private industry and the academic community in realizing better means for sharing geographic data and technologies and developing improved location-based services for meeting real world needs.
Specific presentation topics of interest may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Spatially enabling government through information infrastructure development in support of such applications as land administration, disaster prevention and management, emergency response, transportation planning, e-government such as online permit and license services, environmental monitoring and similar spatially-dependent functions of government.
• Assessment and measurement in determining whether infrastructure initiatives are actually achieving such goals as: (a) increasing efficiency and effectiveness in the management of information; (b) helping to advance health, education, social welfare, security, and safety; (c) better managing resources such as oceans, forests, roads, rivers, property and housing; and (d) similar societal goals.
• Education and capacity building efforts. In additional to educational initiatives and capacity building generally, this topic includes the particular challenges faced by developing nations and progress made in developing geospatial information infrastructure and garnering international support.
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