Geographical Information Systems International Group
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16138 Genova

Geographical Information Systems International Group (GISIG)

GISIG is a sectoral non-profit association on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and on Geographical Information (GI). Its member organisations from more than 20 European Countries are universities and research institutions, GIS technology suppliers, local bodies and companies operating on territorial subjects. GISIG has a long record of experience in the areas of GIS, both on tools and on their applications (territorial planning, agriculture, technological networks and water resources, environment, regional development, ...), with an interdisciplinary approach. Since the last years the Association has also dealt with the organisation of several conferences in these areas. European projects co-ordinated by GISIG include, for instance, the IST project NATURE-GIS, selected as one of the INSPIRE demonstration projects. Furthermore, GISIG’s representatives participated in many European GI meetings contributing to the development of the GI Community at the European level and to the European Geographical Information Infrastructure, including INSPIRE. A particular emphasis is working with users, who participate in GISIG’s thematic networks, in the areas of environment, water management, integrated coastal management and nature conservation. GISIG is also Member in the EGIN-European GI Network, an informal network of the existing European networks in Geographical Information. Within eSDI-Net+ the interest of GISIG is mainly addressed at the assessment of common problems as well as at transferring the project results within the User Communities, also with the support of eSDI-Net+ Guidelines and through best practice exchange. GISIG is the leader of the Work package 4 on awareness and dissemination and also actively supports the network enlargement process.