2012. december 17., hétfő

Magyarország ad otthont a CLGE konferenciának

Az eseményre Domokos György (MFTTT) főszervező mai tájékoztatása szerint 2013. március 22-23-án kerül sor. Magyarország CLGE tagságát először évekkel ezelőtt a HUNAGI vetette fel az illetékes egyik hazai szakmai szervezet, az MFTTT számára de a  javaslatot az MFTTT, MFGVE és MMK GGT együttesen karolták fel és valósították meg.

ePSIplatform konferencia Varsóban 2013 február 22-én

Mai postánkból. Az ePSINetwork "közösségi pásztora" Tom Zijlstra írja:
"In this week before the holiday season starts, we would like to tell you about our upcoming ePSIplatform conference, and 2 other great events.
Come to the ePSIplatform 2013 Conference: "Gotcha -  getting everybody on board"
Last March the ePSIplatform 2012 Conference brought 60 speakers, over 300 participants from 40 countries to Rotterdam. On 22 February the 2013 ePSIplatform Conference is taking place in Warsaw, Poland. Join us for the European Open Data / PSI re-use event of the year! We have an exciting program (http://epsiplatform.eu/content/conference-program), with a wide variety of sessions, and we will be announcing speakers as they are confirmed. Our Polish partners Centrum Cyfrowe and the University of Warsaw (Cyber Law) and us will make sure you have an inspiring experience!

PSI re-use is in the process of reaching a certain degree of maturity and uptake. However, this uptake differs significantly between Member States, PSI domains and stakeholders. The ePSIplatform Conference will therefore be aimed at those that should embark, but have (partly) failed to do so far: "Gotcha! – getting everyone on board". 
If you would want to contribute to the program, let us know. There may be a session planned where you fit in, but there is also an "Open Mic" session, where the topics are not yet determined. Either way we look forward to hearing from you!
Register now for the ePSIplatform 2013 Conference!
Register now for free at http://epsiplatform.eu/register2013 and come to Warsaw on 22 February.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Warsaw for the ePSIplatform 2013 conference!
ePSIplatform workshop on the value of open data for the public sector
Want to spend a bit more time in Warsaw? Interested in how open data can be a policy instrument or a means for the public sector to save money? Join us for the half-day workshop on the value of open data to the public sector itself, on 21 February in Warsaw. This is the afternoon before the ePSIplatform 2013 conference. Space is limited, let us know in response to this e-mail if you are interested in joining this workshop! We will be publishing more information on this event soon.
International Open Data Day, join with a team in your city!
On Saturday 23 February 2013, teams in cities all over the world will work on bringing open data forward: by opening or improving data, or by building applications using open data, or raising awareness for open data. This is International Open Data Day (http://opendataday.org/) The ePSIplatform team is co-hosting a hack day in Warsaw on Open Data Day. Join us there if you are in town for the conference and workshop! Or join an event in your city!
What was your most noticeable open data experience in the last 2 weeks? Tell us!
A remark you heard a data holder make? Something you tried to do, or an interesting conclusion in a report? An app you came across? A legal or financial issue that you had to deal with? Tell us you experience, and tell us what aspects of it are important to you. Share your experience now athttp://epsiplatform.eu/content/share-your-story
The ePSIplatform team wishes you a great holiday season!
best regards,
Ton Zijlstra
ePSIplatform community steward"

2012. december 13., csütörtök

Tudományos adatok nemzetközi megosztása és a fejlődő országok

Dr. Paul Uhlir az ICSU delegáltja a GEO-IX plenáris ülésen. 
Kép: HUNAGI, 2012
Mai postánkból. A GSDI LandSE szakbizottság levelező fórumán osztotta meg a hírt Dr. Paul Uhlir, a LAPSI projekt nemzetközi felügyelő szakértője (USA Tudományos Akadémia):
"Dear Colleagues,
The Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO), and the U.S. Committee on Data for Science and Technology (US CODATA) under the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI), in consultation with the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS) of the International Council for Science ICSU), organized a 2-day international symposium in Washington, DC on 18-19 April 2011 on The Case for International Sharing of Scientific Data: A Focus on Developing Countries. The report is now published and it is available electronically at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=17019.

The main objective of the symposium was to gain better understanding of the data access and sharing situation in the developing world, with a focus on barriers, opportunities, and future actions. Additional information about the background of this project is available on the Board’s website athttp://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/brdi/PGA_080336 .
Print copies may be ordered through the National Academies Press (http://www.nap.edu), although it isfreely available as a PDF download (after registering). Please feel free to pass this information along to others who may be interested.
Sincerely yours, Kathie Bailey Mathae, Director, Board on International Scientific Organizations and
Paul F. UhlirDirectorBoard on Research Data and Information _______________________________________________
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2012. december 4., kedd

Erős kritika illette az amerikai szövetségi térinformatikai beruházások koordinálatlanságát

Mai postánkból! Kate Lance írja a GSDI Legal & Socioecon Committee levelező fórumán.
(HUNAGI javasolja az érdeklődők számára a levelező címjegyzékére a felíratkozást, ennek adatai alul találhatóak.)
"OMB and Agencies Need to Make Coordination a Priority to Reduce Duplication
GAO-13-94, Nov 26, 2012

While the President and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have established policies and procedures for coordinating investments in geospatial data, government-wide committees and federal departments and agencies have not effectively implemented them. The committee that was established to promote the coordination of geospatial data nationwide--the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)--has developed and endorsed key standards-- including a metadata standard that includes descriptive information about a particular set of geospatial data--and established a clearinghouse of metadata; however, the clearinghouse is not being used by agencies to identify planned geospatial investments to promote coordination and reduce duplication. The FGDC has not yet planned or implemented an approach to manage geospatial data as related groups of investments to allow agencies to more effectively plan geospatial data collection efforts and minimize duplicative investments; and its strategic plan is missing key elements, such as performance measures for many of its defined objectives. Further, none of the three federal departments in GAO's review have fully implemented important activities for coordinating geospatial data, such as preparing and implementing a strategy for advancing geospatial activities within their respective departments.

Further, the three agencies in GAO's review responsible for government-wide management of specific geospatial data have implemented some but not all important activities for coordinating the national coverage of specific geospatial data. For example, only one agency has developed a plan for the nationwide population of the datasets under its responsibility, and none of the agencies have developed a plan to develop standards that facilitate the collection and sharing of geospatial data. Finally, while OMB has oversight responsibilities for geospatial data, OMB staff members acknowledged that OMB does not have complete and reliable information to identify potentially duplicative geospatial investments.

FGDC, federal departments and agencies, and OMB have not yet fully implemented policies and procedures for coordinating geospatial investments because these efforts have not been a priority. As a result, efforts to acquire data are uncoordinated and the federal government is acquiring duplicative geospatial data. For example, three agencies are independently acquiring road data, which is reported to have resulted in millions of wasted taxpayers' dollars. Unless OMB, the FGDC, and federal departments and agencies decide that coordinating geospatial investments is a priority, this situation will likely continue.

Why GAO Did This Study
The federal government collects, maintains, and uses geospatial information--information linked to specific geographic locations--to support many functions, including national security and disaster response. In 2012, the Department of the Interior (Interior) estimated that the federal government invests billions of dollars on geospatial data annually, and that duplication is common. GAO was asked to determine the extent to which the federal government has established and effectively implemented policies and procedures for coordinating its geospatial investments and avoiding duplication. To do so, GAO focused on FGDC coordination activities; efforts within the departments of Commerce, the Interior, and Transportation; and OMB oversight. GAO reviewed FGDC and department documentation, such as policies, procedures, and strategic plans; OMB guidance and an executive order; and reports concerning duplicative investments.

What GAO Recommends
GAO is making recommendations aimed at improving coordination and reducing duplication, to include FGDC developing a national strategy for coordinating geospatial investments; federal agencies following federal guidance for managing geospatial investments; and OMB developing a mechanism to identify and report on geospatial investments. Two agencies and OMB generally agreed with GAO's recommendations and one agency neither agreed nor disagreed.

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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.