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Conference „SDI Day 2021“ held

On October 20, 2021, the conference SDI Day 2021, organized by the State Geodetic Administration, was successfully held.

The picture shows a joint photo of the participants of the Conference SDI Day 2021

This year’s conference presented through round table and lectures held, significant turning points in the development of NSDI and INSPIRE, as well as in their future applications for the purpose of building digital twins, using high-value spatial data and the European Union Green Plan. Great emphasis was placed on new technologies for collecting and processing of spatial data and their role in spatial data infrastructures, and also a special attention was paid to the topics of spatial data management in crisis situations.

The picture shows Damir Šantek, PhD, Director General of the State Geodetic Administration at the opening of the Conference SDI Day 2021.

12. NSDI and INSPIRE day began with the grand opening of the conference which was opened by Damir Šantek, PhD, Director General of the State Geodetic Administration and President of the NSDI Council, and the audience was addressed by Ljerka Marić, MsC, Head of the Spatial Data Infrastructure Sector of the State Geodetic Administration, Adrijan Jadro, President of the Croatian Chamber of Certified Geodetic Engineers and Željko Obradović, Director of the Federal Administration for Geodetic and Property Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and President of the SDI Bosnia and Herzegovina Council.

The SDI 2021 conference brought a handful of news from the field of spatial data infrastructures, and one of the most important is the announcement of the mobile application GeoHrvatska. Especially interesting was the invited lecture held by prof. Josip Faričić, PhD, which brought the problem of geographical names closer in an understandable and clear way through a series of real examples.

The picture shows prof. Josip Faričić, PhD, during a lecture at the Conference SDI Day 2021.

At the round table entitled “NSDI; where are we today?”, moderated by Tomislav Ciceli, MsC, Head of the NSDI Division, participated Željko Obradović, Director of FGU B&H, prof. Vlado Cetl, PhD, full professor at the University of the North, Darko Šiško, PhD, Head of the City Office for Strategic Planning and City Development in the City of Zagreb, Dragan Divjak, MsC, director of List informatika d.o.o. and Damir Šantek, Phd, Director General of the State Geodetic Administration. An impressive debate was developed between these leading experts from the country and the region on the need for timely and accurate spatial information, as well as on the future of INSPIRE and NSDI.

The picture shows the participants of the round table and the moderator Tomislav Ciceli, MsC, at the Conference SDI Day 2021.

Two sessions were also held, which contained numerous lectures related to NSDI and spatial data, and after the conference, participants expressed satisfaction with the conference in terms of the importance of the received information, as well as with the dynamics of activities on the 12th NSDI and INPSIRE day.

Presentations of the lectures will soon be available on our website, in the part dedicated to the 12th NSDI and INPSIRE day.
This year's conference was organized in accordance with epidemiological measures with the presence of about 90 participants from the public, private and academic sector.