10th International Conference for Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI-10)

Venue: University of the West Indies

Location: St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago

Event Date/Time: Feb 25, 2008 End Date/Time: Feb 29, 2008
Early Registration Date: Dec 15, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 15, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Dec 15, 2007
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While GSDI 10 will address the full range of spatial data infrastructure topics, the selected theme of GSDI 10 is "Small Island Perspectives on Global Challenges: The Role of Spatial Data in Supporting a Sustainable Future" and submissions addressing spatial data infrastructure concepts in addressing the pressing needs of small island nations are of particular interest. Among these pressing concerns include:
sustainable development (e.g. pressures of tourism, preservation and conservation versus land and resource development),
disaster prevention, warning, management, response, and recovery (e.g. hurricanes, earth quakes, tsunamis, sea level rise)
alleviation of poverty and crime,
economic development,
lessening the digital divide including access to information technologies,
ensuring food security,
support of transportation, health and communication systems, and
facilitating land ownership

Presentations will be organized in the following tracks, but authors are invited as well to submit presentations that fall outside of these topical tracks. The tracks identified by number are as follows:
1 - Experiences in developing local, regional, national, multi-national, and global SDI Initiatives, Projects and Programs
2 - Applications including Small Island Perspectives on Global Challenges: The Role of Spatial Data in Supporting Sustainable Development (see bulletted list above)
3 - Geographic Data Issues and Metadata Issues
4 - Clearinghouses, Registries, Portals, Archives and Search
5 - Web-based Services
6 - Standards
7 - Legal, Ethics, Policy, and Economic Issues
8 - Institutional, Administrative, and Management Issues
9 - Emerging Participatory, Inclusive and Collaborative Approaches in Developing Content and Infrastructure (e.g. PPGIS, Google Earth, UNSDI, GEOSS, data commons, open source)
10 - Capacity Building and Education
11 - Basic and Applied Research Methods and Research Results
12 - Other