Presentation on theme: "6 th EC-GI & GIS Workshop Lyon, 28-30 June 2000 AGILE: A Cornerstone for the Development of Geographic and Territorial Information and Related Systems."— Presentation transcript:
6 th EC-GI & GIS Workshop Lyon, 28-30 June 2000 AGILE: A Cornerstone for the Development of Geographic and Territorial Information and Related Systems in the EU Mauro Salvemini chairman of AGILE Università di Roma La Sapienza firstname.lastname@example.org
6 th EC-GI & GIS Workshop Lyon, 28-30 June 2000 Presentation of the association ; The Development Of Agile Activities In Connection With The Activities Of The EC Relative To The Geographic and Territorial System
6 th EC-GI & GIS Workshop Lyon, 28-30 June 2000 AGILE is an Association consisting of geographic information laboratories in Europe. The mission is : to promote academic teaching and research on GIS at the European level.
6 th EC-GI & GIS Workshop Lyon, 28-30 June 2000 Association as legal form http://www.agile-online.org self started and self-sustained association, very low fee About members : – research groups (laboratories), not individuals – 50 founder members (1998) 55 ( 2000) some applications pending – 18 countries Affiliated members : – non-academic research groups (e.g.private sector), Autodesk and Mapinfo
6 th EC-GI & GIS Workshop Lyon, 28-30 June 2000 The Conferences (self sustained) : 1998 - Enschede, 1st Conference, the “foundation” (themes: dynamic modelling; data quality; GI- infrastructures; interoperability) 1999 - Rome, 2nd Conference (theme: user-friendly information) 2000 - Helsinki, 3rd Conference (theme:Mobile GIS, Semantic, GI policies)
6 th EC-GI & GIS Workshop Lyon, 28-30 June 2000 2001 - Brno Czech Republic April 19-21th, 2001 call for paper end of July 2000 Milan Konecny : chair of LOC Anders Ostman : chair of PC 1st Call for paper within July 15. See : http://www.agile-online.org and : http://www.geogr.muni.cz/agile2001/index.html from July 15.
6 th EC-GI & GIS Workshop Lyon, 28-30 June 2000 Within two years AGILE was able to gather : about 200 experts, teachers and young researchers; about 300 participants to conferences; about 160 papers and presentations on the following themes :
6 th EC-GI & GIS Workshop Lyon, 28-30 June 2000 Dynamic Modelling of Spatial Processes Management of Data Quality Geographical Information Infrastructures Aspects of Interoperability Integration of Spatial and Administrative Databases Spatial Aspects of Socio-Economic or EnvironmentalModelling Emerging Technologies GI Infrastructures Web-based visualisation GIS for Public Planning Emerging technologies Spatial modelling Transportation and mobile GIS Geodata usability GI policies
6 th EC-GI & GIS Workshop Lyon, 28-30 June 2000 AGILE’s “columns” : research agenda or roster of research activities WGs : GIS and environment, Interoperability, Data policy
European IST Landscape and AGILE Member Activities : Members in more than 100 EU projects Working groups Participation of Association through the WGs in ETeMII project
6 th EC-GI & GIS Workshop Lyon, 28-30 June 2000 EC themes : infomobility integration of ITT large data bases multimedia infomobility and e-commerce multifarious uses of GI …………….. ……………… European IST Landscape and AGILE Member Activities
6 th EC-GI & GIS Workshop Lyon, 28-30 June 2000 National mandates for NMAs and other agencies which rely on/use GI, limiting their activities to the national boundaries. A lack of funds to work outside the national borders A lack of interest or awareness, jingoism and nimbyism and fear of exploitation Political issues and subsidiarity Too little inter-disciplinary contact Lack of a clear lead from appropriate EU-DGs and other EU organisations Uncertainty or difficulties with copyrighting and other legal issues. (P.Burrough 1997) Conflation and data integration; GIS and society; GIS in decision making; Inter-operability; Participatory GIS; Aspects of data quality; Cartography; GIS and institutions; Cadasters (AGILE Research Agenda 1999)
Some findings : Positive environment for GI and GIS; Necessity of joint and coordinated activity Necessity of clustering Necessity of transnational and international data and actions Necessity of common objectives at *all* levels. Common GI and GIS ( Science and System) *Interoperability * of higher education
MOU between AGILE and UCGIS signed on 1998 and renewed on the year base. AGILE/UCGIS bilateral events and r/d activities: focused on challenging topics or views not yet covered at other meetings prepared by joint scientific committee/s targeted to a diverse(research, commercial, public bodies, etc) but dedicated audience contributing towards mutual benefits funding from ESF and NSF
6 th EC-GI & GIS Workshop Lyon, 28-30 June 2000 The Development Of Agile Activities in Connection and Collaboration With The Activities of EC relative To Geographic and Territorial System. The following functions are considered essential: that of operativity through the Association itself; that of operativity through the working groups of the Association; that of involvement in activities aimed at the development of a collaboration between academic research and external world; that of undertaking specific activities together with Associations from outside the EU;
6 th EC-GI & GIS Workshop Lyon, 28-30 June 2000 Scholars, Research and teaching people are customer to challenges :
6 th EC-GI & GIS Workshop Lyon, 28-30 June 2000 Bringing together the research and teaching community for the progress of GI Science and applications in the EU society http://www.agile-online.org
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