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The Thematic Network eSDI-Net+ started its activities on September 1, 2007 and has now completed its co-funded phase. In the future the network will continue under the leadership of EUROGI, the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information in particular the series of the European SDI Best Practice Awards will be continued in the next years. The main goal of the network is to promote the cross-border dialogue and exchange of Best Practices on Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) throughout Europe.

eSDI-NET+ newsletter 09/2010

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Long-term sustainability with EUROGI

EUROGI with its experience as an umbrella and networking organisation supports the sustainability of the network. The initiative and the efforts of the project will be continued and a long-term perspective for the investment of the European Commission towards a European Spatial Data Infrastructure ensured.

eSDI-Net+ at the Second Preparatory Meeting on Global Geographic Information Management (GGIM) in New York

On behalf of EUROGI and supported by the EC Commission through the eSDI-Net+ project President Mauro Salvemini participated to the Second Preparatory Meeting on Global Geographic Information Management (GGIM), held in New York, 10-11 May 2010. The participation of President Mauro Salvemeni has been highly appreciated and some proposed concrete actions deriving from the experience of eSDI-Net+ have been positively evaluated by the UN and integrated in the plan of development. One of the immediate follow-up actions was the formation of a 'drafting committee' to review the proposed Terms of Reference, adding in particular a preambular mission statement for the expert group. According to our notes several countries have explicitly expressed at this time their wish to be part of this drafting committee, namely Japan, Brazil, Finland, Germany, India, USA, Canada, the Republic of Korea and others. In addition, FIG, ICA and ISCGM have also expressed their willingness to assist the countries in this effort.

eSDI-Net+ at the Digital Earth Summit 2010 & the 3rd International Conference on Cartography and GIS in Nessebar, Bulgaria

eSDI-Net+ at the Digital Earth Summit 2010

eSDI-Net+: Exchange of Experiences and Best Practices
- A European Initiative -

Presentation No. 25
Sunday, June 13th 2010
5:00 p.m. - 6:40 p.m.
Plenary Session 4: Digital Earth in Sustainable Development at Local and Regional Levels

eSDI-Net+ at the 3rd International Conference on Cartography and GIS

eSDI-Net+ partners will present the experiences made during the SDI analysis, evaluation and selection and introduce European SDI best practices as well as the assessment methodology:

Spatial Data Infrastructures exchange experiences at the INSPIRE Conference 2010

Different outstanding Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) introduced their best practices at the eSDI-Net+ Workshop "European SDI Best Practices in Dialogue" being part of the INSPIRE Conference 2010 in Krakow, Poland. On Tuesday, 22nd of June 2010 three best practice examples from twelve highly commended European SDIs presented and demonstrated the key factors of their success towards the INSPIRE implementation at the sub-national level. The aim of the workshop was to highlight outstanding SDI best practices as examples of successful local and regional SDI developments and intensify the dialogue in the GI and INSPIRE community. It attracted an international audience of about 60 participants.

Award ceremony celebrates outstanding European Spatial Data Infrastructures

Twelve outstanding Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) from 9 European countries were highly commended at an International Conference in Turin on November 26th and 27th 2009 in Turin, Italy. The aim of the event was to highlight promising SDI solutions in Europe, to exchange experiences and to learn from each other. The twelve award winners were selected from 135 regional and local Spatial Data Infrastructures in 26 countries in Europe.

eSDI-NET+ newsletter 02/2009

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eSDI-Net+ at the GSDI11 World Conference

eSDI-Net+ project organised a two-part workshop "Lessons Learned and Best Practices from GI-SDI Projects I: Examples of eContentplus Projects" at the GSDI11 World Conference. Part I of this workshop "The eContentplus Program and the eSDI-Net+ Network" was dedicated especially to the experiences made within the eSDI-Net+ project so far.

eSDI-NET+ newsletter 01/2009

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eSDI-NET+ newsletter 08/2008

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Lokale GDIs im europäischen Kontext - Eine nationale Perspektive

The workshop "Local GDIs in European context - a national perspective" is held by INI-GraphicsNet Foundation in cooperation with InGeoForum. The following information is in German.

Identification and Analysis of Spatial Data Infrastructures Best Practices
Towards the SDI Best Practice Award 2009

August 2008 - Through the currently on going process for the Identification and Analysis of SDI Best Practices at sub national level, the ESDI-Net+ project offers limited opportunity for SDI's throughout European countries and regions to present themselves in personal interviews and local workshops both to Spatial Data Experts and local SDI stakeholders.

SDI Best Practice Workshops

March 2008 - The eSDI-Net+ consortium is currently working on a thematic workshop concept for the assessment of SDI Best Practice. The objective is to initiate a dialogue between the SDI stakeholders at the local, regional and national levels and foster exchange of best practices.
In the course of these workshops relevant thematic/regional SDI initiatives will be reviewed in order to identify best-practice solutions at sub-national or thematic level that exist throughout Europe.

Article about the eSDI-Net+ project and EUROGI published in Chile

The National SDI newsletter published by the Government of Chile on December 2008, features an article about the eSDI-Net+ project and EUROGI.