Newsletter: Spatial Data Infrastructures in Latin America and the Caribbean

Posted by GIS talk On Sunday, November 13, 2011
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The newsletter from november about Spatial Data Infrastructures in Latin America and the Caribbean (SDI-LAC) is now available in three languages (portuguese, spanish and english). Click here to download.

The newsletter SDI-LAC concentrates on aspects of the SDI and on SIG, remote sensing and the administration of data in Latin America and the Caribbean, related with SDI. It aims to create consciousness, to provide useful information for the invigoration of national initiatives of SDI and to support the synchronization of regional efforts.

The Pan-American Institute of Geography and History (IPGH), member entity of GSDI, and of the Permanent Committee for the Infrastructure of Spatial Data of America (CP-IDEA), promote the development of SDI in the area. The newsletter is prepared to GSDI by IPGH.

SDI-LAC in Portuguese

The Portuguese version of the SDI-LAC Newsletter was first published between November, 2007 and February, 2009, and now is being published again comprehending the translation of the August, September, October and November/2011 issues, thanks to a group of volunteers located in several states of Brazil, in the United States and Canada. Beggining in this issue, Eduardo Freitas, MundoGEO Editor, is now SDI-LAC Newsletter correspondent member for Brazil.

Highlights of this edition:

- GSDI 13 Call for Abstracts and Papers;
- 3rd GEOSS in the Americas Symposium;
- Caribbean Satellite Disaster Pilot;
- Improved Global Topographic Map;
- Working Days of the Spatial Data Infrastructure in Argentina;
- INDE Web Portal will Enable Access to Information About PPA in Brazil;
- SDI of the State of Bahia;
- Plenary Meeting about the Geospatial Future of Colombia;
- IBGE Releases Brazilian Bank of Geographic Names;
- Training and Funding Opportunities;
- Employment Opportunities;
- Conferences and Events

International Geospatial Society

At its recent meeting, the GSDI Board of Directors passed a motion that allows individuals in low and very low income nations to join the International Geospatial Society (IGS) by providing specific information of value to the global community, in lieu of annual cash dues. To join, simply add your professional profile to the growing interconnected network of geospatial specialists across the globe. Benefits of membership in IGS are listed at

IGS is a global community of individual specialists and professionals with geospatial, IDE, GIS, mobile technology, mapping and related interests. The goal of the organization is to engage and enhance communications internationally among individuals who are actively involved in promoting, developing, or advancing geospatial and affiliated concepts.

Assisting the free access to the information on Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) to the users, the Association for the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) also has been making newsletters on SDI, available in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean (SDI-LAC), and in Asia and Pacific (SDI-AP).

About MundoGEO

MundoGEO, which promotes MundoGEO#Connect, has worked on the production of contents for printed and online media, fairs, seminars, courses and webinars on the geo-information area since 1998. It publishes two important magazines addressed to the sector: InfoGEO, on satellite images and Systems of Geographical Information (GIS); and InfoGNSS, which focus on surveying and cartography. In this area the company counts on MundoGEO Portal, which is updated daily and which provides content in Portuguese, Spanish and English, being the leader of visits in Latin America. Having content partnership with UOL, it works on the geo-location area along with InfoGPS Portal that, along with MundoGEO Portal, has more than 50 thousand registered professionals and more than 10 thousand followers in the social nets. Concerning the sustainability area, it maintains Atitude Sustentável (Maintainable Attitude)Portal, also in partnership with UOL.


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