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July 2011

digitalearth: What's new on the Web?

News to share? email: office@digital-earth.eu - digital-earth Web site

contents - news - maps - images and geomedia - data - technology
education, teaching and learning - publications - events

Previous issues: December 2010 - January 2011 - February 2011 - March 2011 - April 2011 - May 2011

This digest provides you with links to some of the latest digitalearth resources, tools and technologies from the Web. You can also follow digitalearth on Twitter @digitaleartheu and as a group digitalearth.eu on Facebook

Where is the official centre of the world? http://bit.ly/iCJrWt

Register your GIS Day 2011 event http://ht.ly/4qKo1

News stories
Digital Europe Citizens, businesses and policymakers must be fully on board if Europe is to realise its digital ambitions. The digital agenda for Europe is the EU strategy to deliver benefits of a digital society and economy for all or, more simply, to make "every European digital". Adopted by the European Commission in May 2010, the digital agenda outlined 100 actions for a smarter, more sustainable and inclusive Europe. One year on, so what does it really involve? http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c9a6ae6f#/c9a6ae6f/5

Europe's Digital Agenda Scoreboard: 65% of EU population regularly uses the internet http://bit.ly/lscS9M

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Digital Agenda: Open data access plans for Europe
The European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes, , responsible for the EU digital Agenda 2020 programme, announced support in 2012 for the opening of European, national and regional data for public uses in her State of the Digital Union address at the Digital Assembly, Brussels, 16 June 2011 http://bit.ly/kcnuNu

NASA prepares satellite for a new era of Earth observation
To extend and build upon this legacy, NASA plans to launch a new member of its Earth-observing fleet this fall called the NPOESS Preparatory Project. NPP, a minibus-sized satellite, will monitor a broad range of land, ocean, and atmospheric phenomena. http://bit.ly/lo5pnT

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digitalearth.eu has four main Special Interest Groups, the following links are connected to these areas.

Maps and mapping

 

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Images and geo-media

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Data, tools and technology

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Technology, tools and portals

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Data sets

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Education, Learning and Teaching

 

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Publications (free to download)

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Events

15-17 July 2011, First European State of the Map Conference (SotM-Europe) of the OpenStreetMap project, Vienna, Austria, https://sotm-eu.org/
24-25 November, 2011. The Media and Learning Conference, Brussels, Belgium, http://www.media-and-learning.eu/home

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News to share? contact: office@digital-earth.eu