On the 8th session of the Croatian Parliament on 26.april 2013. the Law on the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (103 votes "for") is unanimously adopted.
Today, 15.april 2013 at 11 am at the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning Information System for Physical Planning (ISPU) was presented to the press.
Every year on the same date, April 22, more than 175 countries worldwide is celebrating Earth Day . The intention is to strengthen the awareness of people regarding the nature and environment of our planet.
An important step has been made for the management of environmental data. INSPIRE Committee gave unanimous positive opinion on 25 INSPIRE themes from Annex II and III.
The last seminar within “Geographic Information for Development and EU Integration” Project was held in Belgrade on 3th April, 2013.
Workshop on spatial attractiveness within ATRACT SEE Project, organized by Institute for spatial planning of the Koprivnica-Križevci County was held in Koprivnica on 21st of March, 2013.
The Day of the European Surveyor and Geoinformation is celebrated on March, 22nd 2013 according to decision of Council of European Geodetic Surveyors.
Regional Conference on Capacity Building and Education organised by INSPIRATION - Spatial Data Infrastructure in the Western Balkans Project held on 5th March in Durres, Albania.
2nd NSDI and INSPIRE Workshop organized by INSPIRATION - Spatial Data Infrastructure in the Western Balkans Project and State Geodetic Administration was held on 19th and 20th of February 2013 in Zagreb, at Faculty of Geodesy. More...
State Geodetic Administration has opened public debate on the Draft Law on National Spatial Data Infrastructure.
European Commission is adopting a new strategy and has declared 2013 as the year of air, with new proposals on improving air quality across Europe.
Call for papers and poster proposals for INSPIRE Conference 2013 is now available.
The State Institute for Nature Protection has drafted the proposal for Natura 2000 network in Croatia based on analysis of collected data on distribution of Natura 2000 species and habitat types.
The European Commission made a proposal for an Environment Action Programme (EAP) to guide EU environment policy up to 2020.
Workshop on INSPIRE Monitoring and Reporting, European Commission and 9th Meeting of the Committee Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE)
Workshop on INSPIRE Monitoring and Reporting, European Commission and 9th Meeting of the Committee Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) was held on 13th and 14th November in Brussels (Belgium).
GIS day is celebrated across the world on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.
First National Workshop within INSPIRATION - Spatial Data Infrastructure in the Western Balkans Project will take place on 21st and 22nd of November 2012 in Zagreb.
The UK Government has established a definition of open standards as royalty free.
CITI-SENSE 'Development of sensor-based Citizens' Observatory Community for improving quality of life in cities' project, funded under FP7, started this month.
As part of the ongoing effort to chart and shape the evolving landscape of future and emerging technologies, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Proactive is launching a public consultation to identify promising and potentially game-changing directions for future technological research.
Cost and Benefits of implementing the INSPIRE Directive Workshop organized by European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Digital Earth and Reference Data was held in Ispra, Italy on the 15-16 October.
SDI days held in Zagreb, from 25th to 29th September, 2012. The event included 4the NSDI and INSPIRE day, 2nd regional INSPIRE Training, 1st regional INSPIRE Forum and 8th Cartography and Geoinformation Conference.
The "INSPIRATION" ideas competition is asking for concepts of mash-up applications based on INSPIRE or national Spatial Data Infrastructures.
Multisoft d.o.o. company which is regional partner for GE Energy in Croatia held a one-day meeting of Smallworld's users.
Proposal for normative activities in 2013. prepared by the Ministry of Construction and Urban Planning and State Geodetic Administration is published
Deputy Mayor of Zagreb, Ms. Jelena Pavičić Vukičević has opened the exhibition “Zagreb Spatial Data Infrastructure” on September 6th, 2012 at 7pm. The exhibition is set up at ZgForum, exhibition space of City Office for the Strategic Planning and Development of the City.
The most important Eurogeographics event of the year General Assembly was hosted by the jubilee National Land Survey of Finland. Three days of interesting presentations, active discussions and networking with colleagues took place in Helsinki from September 3rd to September 5th.
10th United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names was held at United Nations Headquarters, New York from 31 July to 9 August 2012.
The Minister of Construction and Physical Planning, Mr. Ivan Vrdoljak, and the director of the State Geodetic Administration, Mr. Danko Markovinović, held the press conference where they presented the Geoportal of the State Geodetic Administration.
First regional training of the INSPIRATION project and 5th regional conference on cadastre and spatial data infrastructure, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
On 5th and 6th of June 2012 the first regional training of the INSPIRATION project „Spatial data infrastructure in the Western Balkans countries“ was organized under the 5th regional conference on cadastre and spatial data infrastructure in Laktasi, Banja Luka, Serbian Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The 13th Global Spatial data Infrastructure conference on the topic: Spatially Enabling Governmant, Industry and Citizens was held in Québec City, Canada in the period from 14 th to 17th May 2012.
ZG Geoportal was presented on 10th of May 2012 in areas of the City Administration at a press conference. Geoportal was presented by the holders of the project: City of Zagreb, City Office for Strategic Planning and City Development and APIS IT.
The new GMES Emergency Management Service (GIO EMS) was launched in April. The GIO EMS mapping service provides digital map information derived from satellite imaging sensor data combined with national in-situ reference data and other data to support geospatial analysis and decision making processes of emergency managers.
The report 'A Conceptual Model for Developing Interoperability Specifications in Spatial Data Infrastructures'
The report 'A Conceptual Model for Developing Interoperability Specifications in Spatial Data Infrastructures', has been published on the INSPIRE site.
The Croatian Government on the open part of the 21st session adopted the Implementing Rules for network services on a national spatial data infrastructure.
Introductory meeting of the project: "INSPIRATION - Spatial Data Infrastructure in the Western Balkans"
On 21st and 22nd March, a preliminary meeting of the project: "INSPIRATION - Spatial Data Infrastructure in the Western Balkans" was held in Zagreb.
Croatian Government, on the closed part of 17th session, discussed personnel matters. Former members of the NSDI Council are relieved of duty and new members are appointed.
The Knowledge Exchange Network Policy meeting with simultaneous webinar, Brussels, 15th and 16th February, 2012
On 15th and 16th February 2012 EuroGeographics Policy Exchange Network (PoIKEN) meeting with simultaneous webinar was held. The idea of PoiKEN is to exchange knowledge and information about the development of european and world politics.
European Location Framework (ELF) is EuroGeographics program initiative. ELF's mission is to build infrastructure for reference set of geospatial data that will contain an interoperable set of reference data and services, and will be constructed on the basis of information of national state geodetic administrations and will allow users to build further products and services on it.
EduServ10, EuroSDR e-learning course, will begin with a pre-course seminar, hosted by DIT in Dublin, Ireland, from 12th to 13th March 2012.
State Geodetic Administration (SGA) became an associate member of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (http://www.opengeospatial.org) since 1st January 2012.
Director of the State Geodetic Administration, prof. dr. sc. Željko Bačić has made a decision to put the Metadata Specification of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) into the official use.
A regional workshop on transfer and implementation of the INSPIRE directive was held from 17th to 18th January, Vienna, Austria, within the project Regional Environmental Network for Accession (RENA) . The workshop was attended by 33 participants from the region.
Mayor of the City Novska, Mr. Antun Vidaković and representatives of the company Geofoto from Maribor, which created the Web application, on 15th December 2011 introduced new spatial information system of the City Novska. City Novska a number of years works on the development of GIS and spatial information system and belongs to a group of few cities that have been published spatial information system via the web.
The European Commission on 12th December 2011 presented a strategy for open access of the public sector data. As a result of this strategy at EU level it is expected a 40 billion € profit each year.
On 29th November 2011 NSDI Council held its sixth session. Together with a full report on the current work of the working group in 2011 and the third Croatian NSDI and INSPIRE Day, the Council adopted the information on the activities on the transmission of the INSPIRE Directive into Croatian legislation. More important agenda items were related to the adoption of the proposal of the national metadata profile and the draft Implementing Rules for network services. The Council was informed about the results of the public discussion of the Agreement on the exchange, access and share of spatial data.
Information on the SDI at the national level are incorporated through the web site accessible at the following address http://ggim.un.org/sdi.html as part of the United Nations initiative dedicated to the global management of spatial data.
On 28th October 2011 NSDI Committee held 7 th session. The main topics were: Development of the new NSDI Law, the national profile of metadata, the Implementing Rules for network services and analysis of comments received on the Agreement on the exchange, access to and use of spatial data. One of the major conclusions of the Committee is forming a working group within SGA to create the initial draft of the NSDI Law.
First high Level United Nations forum on the management of global geospatial information was held in Seoul in the period 24-26 October 2011. The event was attended by 350 participants from 90 countries, 22 representatives of the United Nations and 37 representatives of international organizations and companies.
University of Udine (Italy) from 26th to 28th October 2011 hosted the 119th regular EuroSDR meeting.
General Assembly of EuroGeographics, the European association of national institutions responsible for topographic, cadastral and land registry information was organized in Belfast from 16th to 19th October 2011 by national institutions in charge of mapping and land administration in Northern Ireland (Land & Property Services). EuroGeographics currently consists of 56 institutions coming from 44 European countries.
Component dedicated to developing a strategy for the NSDI is taking place within the project "Service provision for the support to the NSDI development" as well.
We hereby draw your attention to all working materials related to NIPP, which until recently were published on the website of the State Geodetic Administration but now are located on our web site.
E.L.F. Task force /coordinating committee meeting, 5th October 2011,Bruxelles
Workgroup for Construction of the NSDI Business Model prepared within the framework of its activities, a survey that will assist in developing a business model.
International NSDI Conference, Impact of the NSDI in society, challenges for establishment, 19-20 September, Skopje, Macedonia
The rocket carrying the first two satellites of Europe’s Galileo navigation system is preparing for launch on October 20.
Public debate about the Agreement on exchange, access and use of spatial data has been completed.
Croatian national metadata profile – public insight.
DGU project Service Provision for the Support to the National Spatial Data Infrastructure Development
Project Service Provision for the Support to the National Spatial Data Infrastructure Development.