2013. február 17., vasárnap

Landsat és Sentinel összehangolt adatpolitikája

A napokban jelent meg a HUNAGI Naplóban a Landsat 8 és a Sentinel 2 együttműködése az LDCM műhold felbocsátása kapcsán. Mai postánkban: Roger Longhorn adta közre a GSDI LSE szakbizottság fórumán a Landsat 8 (NASA/USGS) és a Sentinel 2 (ESA/Astrium) adatpolitikájáról az alábbi hírt. A Landsat adatok korábbi ingyenessé tételével nagyságrendekkel nőtt az adatlehívások száma nem csak a kormányzati szervek, de az ipar is hasznát vette.
FYI ref Landsat Business model:
NASA's Lawrence Fridl on the Landsat Business Model: "The open data sharing policy is a foundation of the Landsat business model. In 2008 USGS made all, now, 3.7 million satellite images freely available to the public. Besides following a use-taxpayers-money-only-once principle, it was believed that the increased accessibility would inspire more innovative projects both publicly and privately. And the use of Landsat data exploded. From some 25000 downlinks pr year to 3 million downlinks! In some ways it is similar to the freemium business model. It works. Although the largest user group are governmental improving services within homeland security, water management etc, there are some major enterprises to be found as well. Google is one of the most prominent users of Landsat data but we have also seen innovations like ESRI's ChangeMatters [http://changematters.esri.com/compare]."
Lawrence Fridl is one of the GEO community's ambassadors for showing the socio-economic benefits from Earth observations.
Extract above is from the online article by Bebte Lilja Bye of Science 2.0 (www.science20.com) at:

It is equally interesting to see the recent joint announcement from NASA/USGS and ESA on closer collaboration between Landsat 8 and the ESA Sentinel missions. Sentinel's data policy is belowfrom a presentation made by the European Space Agency at a workshop in January 2012:
Sentinel Data Policy = full and open access to Sentinel data to all users
• Aim for maximum availability of data & corresponding access services
• Support to increasing demand of EO data for  climate change initiatives  implementation of environmental policies In practical terms
• Anybody can (has the right to) access acquired Sentinel data
• Licenses for the Sentinel data are free of charge
• Online access with users registration including acceptation of generic T&C

Well done, ESA!" - írta Roger Longhorn a GSDI Outreach and Communication szakbizottság társelnöke

2013. február 13., szerda

Már csak egy hét az ePSIplatform varsói konferenciája

Mai postánkból. Ton Zijlstra az ePSIplatform közösségi pásztora írja:

"We are just over a week away from the ePSIplatform 2013 Conference in Warsaw. With over 300 participants and 40 speakers from 30 countries, the event will be a key open government data community meet-up this year! The Conference will be preceded by a workshop on the value of open government data to the public sector itself, and followed by international Open Data Day. Together with our partners Centrum Cyfrowe and the Cyber Law group of the University of Warsaw, we are eager to welcome all participants to Warsaw the coming week! See the exciting program we have prepared: http://epsiplatform.eu/content/conference-program
At the ePSIplatform you will find the European PSI Scoreboard. It shows the state of open government data across the EU, and does not just look at legislation or government actions, but also takes into account community activity and uptake. We are expressly inviting your feedback on the collected scores. And of course, the underlying data is available for download! See http://epsiplatform.eu/content/european-psi-scoreboard

Powered by INSPIRE is taking place in Brussels on 4 and 5 March. INSPIRE is the European effort to harmonize geodata across the EU, so it can be used in the EU single market.
Stakeholders from across Europe, but mainly UK, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands will gather for two days. Interpreters will be present. See 
http://www.poweredbyinspire.eu/ for program and free registration."

2013. február 7., csütörtök

A Google számára készült idei Oxera jelentés 150-270 milliárd dollárra becsüli a geoinformációs szolgáltatások piacát.

Postánkból. Kate Lance írja a GSDI L-S levelező fórumán:
Report: Benefits of Geo services to global consumers (Oxera, January 2013)
Google has published an Oxera report that estimates the revenues from global Geo services at $150 billion to $270 billion per year. For context, these findings suggest that this growing industry is already larger than estimates of the size of the video game industry, and generates around one-third of the annual revenue generated by the airline industry. 
This study is one of the first to consider Geo services as an industry in itself, encompassing all digital mapping and location-based services. Use of such services is increasing rapidly, with applications of the technology ranging from electronic maps that are accessible online and via smartphones, to satellite navigation and imaging, and location-based searching. 
This study aims to quantify the impact of Geo services on the world economy and consumer welfare. For the purposes of the study, this impact has been divided into three broad categories:
– direct effects—the footprint of the Geo services measured according to the revenue generated by firms developing and providing Geo services and the value that they add;
– consumer effects—the benefits that accrue to consumers, businesses and government from using Geo services, over and above the value that may be paid for any services (ie, the revenue accounted for under the direct effects category); and
– wider economic effects—the benefits that accrue from Geo services improving efficiency elsewhere in the economy, by creating new products and services and creating cost savings that cannot be generated by other sectors."
HUNAGI ajánlja minden érdeklődő számára a felíratkozást a fórumra, melynek elérhetősége és a leíratkozási címe:
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2013. február 2., szombat

Izlandon 2013. január 23. óta ingyenesek az állami digitális térképek és földrajzi adatok

Dr. Kate Lance osztotta meg az izlandi bejelentést a GSDI Jogi és szociógazdasági szakbizottsága levelező listáján. Érdemes a bejelentés indoklási részét is figyelmesen olvasni.
Iceland: National Land Survey making digital cartography free of charge
As of 23 January 2013, digital maps and Spatial Data held by the National Land Survey of Iceland (NLSI) have been made free of charge, as determined by Svandís Svavarsdóttir Environment and Natural Resources Minister. The data is used in various projects of state agencies such as registration, planning, nature conservation, natural hazards, energy, research and public projects, but they also benefit the public and businesses in various ways.
The purpose of making digital maps and Spatial Data free of charge is to ensure that the general public in Iceland is guaranteed easy access to authoritative information about the environment and nature of Iceland. The goal is also to encourage increased use, processing and dissemination of this data, for example in the field of tourism, public administration and education.
Magnús Guðmundsson, Director General of National Land Survey of Iceland said: "This is a great day for Iceland, and for NLSI. The authoritative information that we painstakingly collect and process is now available to more people who will put it to new and exciting uses. We are fortunate to have a beautiful and unique landscape in Iceland, NLSI is proud and priveledged to have responsibility for recording every detail of it. Now more people will benefit from what we do!"
NLSI map data is available for download on their website, http://www.lmi.is/ without charge.
See also: NLSI making digital cartography and geographic information free

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.