2012. október 23., kedd

LAPSI eredmények végső áttekintése Brüsszelben

Dr. Cristiana Sappa a LAPSI és EVPSI projektek menedzsere (LAPSI, www.lapsi-project.eu, EVPSI, www.evpsi.org) a Torino Law School és a Nexa Center for Internet and Society, http://nexa.polito.it munkatársa mai tájékoztatása szerint az Európai Bizottságnál november 15-én tekintik át a program eredményeit. A végső projektértékelő találkozón a LAPSI projekt et képviselők lesznek jelen. Október 25-ig a HUNAGI LAPSI csapat részéről javaslat tehető a kialakítandó napirenddel kapcsolatosan. Ezen a találkozón HUNAGI nem tervezi részvételét.
A projekt minden munkarésze időben le lett adva, ami a projektvezetés érdeme de a közreműködő konzorciumi tagok együttműködését is minősíti.

2012. október 22., hétfő

A magánélet és szabadság az OECD mai technológiai előretekintő fórumán

Postánkból. Az elmúlt héten, távollétemben érkezett meg Christian Reimsbach-Kounatze úrnak, az OECD információs gazdaság/politika elemzőjének levele a Big Data témakörben, melynek alábbi bekezdése egy mai eseményre hívja fel a figyelmet:

logo_mail_uk"You may also be interested in the 2012 Technology Foresight Forum, which will take place in 22 October 2012 in Paris and will focus on data analytics for harnessing the socio-economic value of data and their impacts on fundamental values such as privacy and freedom. You will find more information about the Foresight Forum (including the agenda) under http://oe.cd/tff2012.
Please let us know if you would like to join the Forum, or if you have any questions regarding our work on big data."
Bár a hír a csata után érkezett az egyhetes Internet-távollétem miatt, a Fórum témája és eredménye  érdekes lehet a LAPSI  2.0 szempontjából is.

2012. október 12., péntek

e-Kormányzat hatásvizsgálat Dániában

Roger Longhorn írja az SDI internetes magazinban:
Concerning Benefits of eGovernment data to society/economy, see the latest news from Denmark.
The full report can be downloaded from the links in the article.
The financial benefits are also outlined in their brief 3-page 'Basic Data Fact Sheet' ..:.
/Extract on Benefits from “Basic Data Fact Sheet” Danish Min. of Finance, 8 October 2012
/*Financial benefits from open basic data*
Once the initiative has been completely phased in, in 2020, there are expected savings for the public sector of about DKK 250 million per year (35 million euro / 43 million USD) as a result of lower administration costs"

2012. október 2., kedd

Térinformáció - etika - GI tudomány

A GSDI jogi és szocioökonomiai bizottsága levelezésében most érkezett dr. Rodolphe Devillerstől:

"Call for papers, AAG 2013, Los Angeles, CA (April 9-13)

"Geographic Information Ethics and GIScience"
Following successful sessions at the 2009-2011 AAG meetings on ethics and GIScience, we are organizing sessions to continue and expand discussions of this important topic. Ethical engagements with the multitude of GIS applications and uses, whether surreptitious or overt, have marked recent developments in the field. Indeed, the variety ofapplications of geographic information science & technology (GIS&T) has led the U.S. Department of Labor to highlight geospatial/geospatial technologies as the third largest high-growth job field for the 21st century.While the potential benefits and risks of geographic technologies are becoming well known, the session provides a forum to engage ethical issues. For instance:
  • geographic technologies are surveillance technologies. The data they produce may be used to invade the privacy, and even the autonomy, of individuals and groups;
  • data gathered using geographic technologies are used to make policy decisions. Erroneous, inadequately documented, or inappropriate data can have grave consequences for individuals and the environment;
  • geographic technologies have the potential to exacerbate inequities in society, insofar as large organizations enjoy greater access to technology, data, and technological expertise than smaller organizations and individuals;
  • georeferenced photos, tweets and volunteered (and unvolunteered) geographic information can reveal private information. Thosedata that are increasingly publically available and used to study societal phenomena raise significant privacy concerns.
Papers in this session engaged with the above issues in relationship to GIScience, including such topics as:
  • case studies, curriculum development, or the pedagogy of teaching GIS ethical issues;
  • issues of privacy, surveillance, inequity, erroneous or inappropriate data concerning geographic technologies;
  • codes of ethics and conduct of professional organizations;
  • GIS professional development;
  • reflections on the changing nature of ethical issues in GIS&T.
These sessions are co-sponsored by the AAG GI Systems & Science and Ethics, Justice, and Human Rights Specialty Groups.
To participate:
  1. Please register for the AAG 2013 meeting and submit your abstract online following the AAG Guidelines (www.aag.or/cs/anualmeeting/call_for_papers);
  2. Please send your paper title, PIN, and abstract no later than Wednesday, October 20 to Rodolphe Devillers rdeville@mun.ca, Francis Harvey fharvey@umn.edu, or Dawn Wright dwright@esri.com

Rodolphe Devillers, PhD
Associate Professor

Department of Geography
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's (NL) A1B 3X9

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2012. október 1., hétfő

Digitális Föld: az elképzeléstől a gyakorlatig: értelmet adni a közösségi adatgyűjtésnek

Mai postánkból. Kate Lance PhD (Yale Egyetem)  hívja fel a figyelmet az IJDE alábbi szakcikkére. Hazai eredményeknek az IJDE-ben való publikálását szorgalmazta a HUNAGI felhívása a múlt heti Fény-Tér-Kép Konferencián is.
Digital Earth from vision to practice: making sense of citizen-generated content
International Journal of Digital Earth
Volume 5, Issue 5, 2012
The vision of Digital Earth (DE) put recently forward under the auspices of the International Society for DE extends the paradigm of spatial data infrastructures by advocating an interactive and dynamic framework based on near-to-real time information from sensors and citizens. This paper contributes to developing that vision and reports the results of a two-year research project exploring the extent to which it is possible to extract information useful for policy and science from the large volumes of messages and photos being posted daily through social networks. Given the noted concerns about the quality of such data in relation to that provided by authoritative sources, the research has developed a semi-automatic workflow to assess the fitness for purpose of data extracted from Twitter and Flickr, and compared them to that coming from official sources, using forest fires as a case study. The findings indicate that we were able to detect accurately six of eight major fires in France in the summer of 2011, with another four detected by the social networks but not reported by our official source, the European Forest Fire Information Service. These findings and the lessons learned in handling the very large volumes of unstructured data in multiple languages discussed in this study provide useful insights into the value of social network data for policy and science, and contribute to advancing the vision of DE.
Keywords: Digital Earth, social networks, volunteered geographic information, data quality
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About the LAPSI project

LAPSI is a project in the FP7 program of the European Union.
Legal Aspects of the Public Sector Information and Re-use.
Timespan: 30 months. Participants: 20 institutions and organistions. Coordinator: University of Torino.
Kick-off Meeting: Torino, 26-28 March, 2010

Role of HUNAGI in the LAPSI Project

HUNAGI contribution is related mainly to the Geographic Information which are produced, maintained and used in land management, including surveying, mapping, cadastre and land registration, remote sensing and serviced by relevant spatial data infrastructures. From a national economic point of view, the uniform land registration system operating in Hungary is one of the most important databases of the country. This system allows to obtain over the time updated legal and geometric data, as well as other information (e.g. on ownership, land uses, mortgages, etc.). The cadastral maps integrated into the uniform land registration system show spatial relations and references of rights, facts and other information appearing on the property sheets, serving as a basis of engineering planning for the national economy. The national spatial data infrastructure can be built on this uniform, authorized and public land registration system, in small partial modules, following the EU INSPIRE Directive. HUNAGI will participate to all Working Groups and actively take part to Working Groups 01, 03 and 04. It also makes its facilities available to host one of the thematic network seminars or conferences.

About the HUNAGI Team of the LAPSI Project

Team members:
Piroska Zalaba (FvM FTF www.fvm.hu), dr. Szabolcs Mihály (FÖMI www.fomi.hu), dr.József Mlinarics (MATISZ www.matisz.hu), Ferenc Hargitai (MATISZ www.matisz.hu), István Sponga (Neumann-Ház Nonprofit Kft www.neumann-haz.hu), Dr. Tamás A. Kovács (Dr. Kovács A. Tamás Ügyvédi Iroda www.kovacsatamasiroda.hu), Dr. Gábor Remetey-Fülöpp, Team leader (HUNAGI www.hunagi.hu)

Barkóczi Zsolt (HUNAGI www.hunagi.hu), Tóth Sándor (FVM FTF www.fvm.hu)
Klóser Anikó (Meh EKK www.ekk.meh.gov.hu), dr. Marosán Andrea (MeH EKK), dr. Csiszér Gábor (MeH EKK)
Temporal replacements: Éva Harbula for Dr. Szabolcs Mihály (FÖMI)

About the Team Leader

Gabor Remetey-Fülöpp is Secretary General of Hungarian Association of Geo- information/HUNAGI. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering (Budapest) and a second diploma in automation in geodesy. Among his numerous experiences he has been part of the EU Acquis-related institutional development project (1998-2006), of the EC INSPIRE Experts Team (2001-2006), and of the Drafting Team, National SDI Strategy (2004-2006). He also took part to ePSIplus activities.