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On the website ASITA the programmo of the Conference 2012: appointment with FreeGIS.net on Friday November 9
The full program of the 16th Conference of ASITA is published on its website (www.asita.it) .This year the annual conference takes place in Vicenza from November 6 to 9.
As mentioned in the last newsletter, the FreeGIS.net project will be presented by the the technology partner R3 GIS within the thematic session: Open data, GIS, Free and Open Source, Friday 9 at 9.30 am (Room 1). Title: FreeGIS.net – Free data and geographical tools.
At the Smart City Exhibition there will be also a discussion about Geographical Information
The Smart City Exhibition takes place from October 29 to 31 in Bologna. The event 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(http://www.smartcityexhibition.it/).
In fact, Smart City Exhibition aims to be the Italian place/meeting point for the most advanced realities of urban living and communication and presents a highly interactive participation model which is based on the concept of experience: useful, educational that proposes new opportunities to meet and create values.
In this context the geographical information is essential as the infrastructure that enables the realization of innovative services. The congress “Know and save money: the contribution of geomatic in the construction of sustainable smart cities”
is scheduled for october 29 at 4p.m. The presentation and the programm are available on the event’s website: http://www.smartcityexhibition.it/event-detail/?lang=it&t=event&eid=3209#/questions
The usability of geospatial data in the Italian PA
In the previous newsletter we reported about the norm about "usability of geospatial data acquired with public funds," of the "Speding Review" decree (Article 23, paragraph 12, text available here: www.opengeodata.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=9&Itemid=68), and we hypothesized that-along with positive evaluations-we will also have heard critical comments. About this we report two inputs
Simone Aliprandi, in a post which is available here: (http://aliprandi.blogspot.it/2012/09/geodata-new-law-italy.html) writes about some points that are likely to make instructions given ineffective: concerning the role of ISPRA and the listed public institutions, mainly related to clarifying that the services provided theby law must not have a "new or additional costs for the public finances."
During the conference AM/FM GIS http://www.amfm.it/attivita/conferenza2012/conf2012.php.,
(Rome on September 27,) several experts expressed the need for a greater attention to standards on already promulgated norms concerning spatial data. We invite our readers to take a look to the presentation illustrated by the speakers; they are already available on the website.
The “Spending Rewiev” seems to ignore the already existing regulations/current measures about the cataloguing and collection of spatial data generated by all activities supported by public funds.
In fact, the “Digital Administration Code” established the RNDT (National Directory of Spatial Data) at the DigitPA(art.59). The databases of the Directory are described as database of national interest (article 60, paragraph 3a).
Moreover, the RNDT is part of the national infrastructure for geographical information and environmental monitoring, established in Italy with the D.Decree 32/2010 as transposition of the INSPIRE Directive. In fact, the Article.4, paragraph 1 of the Ministerial Decree about the technical rules of RNDT ensures that the publication of the metadata of the Catalogue respects the requirements of the Regulation (CE) n.1205/2008 as well as the D.Decree 32/2010.
You can learn more about this topic or have access to the data collection on this website:
At the Confernce 2012 AM/FM the land-use and land-cover data models and the natural risk zones were discussed
The Association AM / FM GIS has been a partner of the European project Plan4all (www.plan4all.eu), The objective was the creation of a network in order to facilitate the data harmonization for the territorial planning and the construction of infrastructures for spatial data (IDT) in accordance with the INSPIRE Directive.
The project ended a few months ago, but this association thinks that it is essential to take advice from the experience which was gained by the Italian partners and the other parties that were interested in the problems of the harmonization of already existing dataset and in the innovations of the practices for the construction of information about the spatial planning. A working group for the topics land-use, land-cover and natural risk zones was established. The members have different backgrounds (regional and municipal officials, solution providers, researchers ...), they have tried to assimilate and to increase the value of the innovative inputs coming from INSPIRE.
The first public meeting of the working group took place at the annual conference AM/FMhttp://www.amfm.it/attivita/conferenza2012/conf2012.php,, which was an event for sharing the first achieved results.
The participation in the working group is free. Anyone who is interested can contact the secretary and offer his membership firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dropbox provides some useful materials:
We report the report the paper updated by the “Position paper”.
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).