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On the website of ASITA the video : FreeGIS.net-Free data and geographical tools
The project FreeGIS.net was presented by the technological partner R3 GIS ate the conference ASITA 2012 during the thematic session : Open data, GIS Free e Open Source, Friday November 9 at 9.30 a.m . The recording of the report is available on the website www.asita.it.
Invitation at the workshop: "Legal instruments for open data: the available licenses and project choices of FreeGis.net"
At the event SFScon2012 - South Tyrol Free Software Conference (https://2012.sfscon.it/) November 16, 2012 -at TIS Innovation Park Bolzano- the first workshop of the project FreeGIS.net will be held.
The workshop, held by experts Simone Aliprandi and Carlo Piana, focuses on the issue of licenses for open optical data, with emphasis on the world of Geographic Information. The participation is free.
GeoUML Methodology and Tools
The Italian Interregional Center for Geographic and Statistical Information Systems (CISIS) has released new tools to design, model, test and document geospatial databases. The innovative tools have been developed by the SpatialDBgroup, a Group of Researchers, based at the "Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione" (DEI – Electronics and Informatics Department), Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and at the "Dipartimento di Informatica" (DI - Computer Science Department), Università degli Studi di Verona (Italy).
The fundamental principles of this approach are:
to keep a clear separation between the Conceptual Level (level of the specification) and the Physical Level of data (implementation level);
to support many different Implementation Models that defines the mapping rules for the representation of the same Conceptual Schema on different Physical Schemas for the available mainstream technologies;
to support the definition of many Integrity Constraints (including Spatial ones) and other structural properties at conceptual level and to allow their automatic validation on data at physical level.
This approach to Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) allows to build a clear architecture, while preserving a neutral data model, which can be applied to any software solution. At the same time the GeoUML Tools - which use free and open source software - can be used by all stakeholders. More on http://spatialdbgroup.polimi.it/en/home/
It ends the first edition of the confernce Smart City Exhibition
On October 31 ends the first conference Smart City Exhibition, which was created due to the collaboration between FORUM PA and BolognaFiere and is about the cities and the incredible developments that today's technology allows in terms of quality of life, efficiency, participation thanks the ICT(http://www.smartcityexhibition.it/).
The conference was very successful .Here we report the reports and comments received from the world of GI. On the website of GEOFORUS, we can read two contributions written by Giovanni Biallo, at the opening session, http://www.geoforus.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2258:smart-city-exibition-un-inizio-frizzante&catid=26:news-dagli-enti&Itemid=10 and at the congress "Know and save money: the contribution of geomatic in the construction of sustainable smart cities", http://www.geoforus.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2259:conoscere-per-risparmiare-il-contributo-della-geomatica-alla-costruzione-della-smart-city-sostenibile&catid=26:news-dagli-enti&Itemid=10 .
Here we report also a comment of Vincenzo Barbieri http://blog.planetek.it/2012/11/02/smart-city-exibition-molto-smart-e-poco-city/ .
Conference GFOSS DAY 2012, 14th-17th November 2012
The fifth conference on the Italian geographic software and the free geographic data (GFOSS DAY 2012) takes place in Turin from November 14 to 17 http://www.gfoss.it/drupal/node/350. At the same time takes place also the fourth meeting for the users of OpenStreetMap (OSMit 2012).
The complete program is available here: http://www.gfoss.it/drupal/gfossday2012/programma
Very interesting is the interview with Alessandro Furieri -president of the conference – which was published on the blog of TANTO :http://blog.spaziogis.it/2012/11/05/gfoss-day-e-osmit-2012-unintervista-a-sandro-furieri/