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FreeGIS.net The development activities for the compatibility of INSPIRE specification for the multilingual View Services of the Map Server open source Software has been completed.
MapServer has been successfully extended to support the compatibility of the INSPIRE specifications for the multilingual View Services (TG View Services 3.0). The functionality is understood by the official MapServer sources and is available in all versions starting from 6.2.0.
Information for the users can be found in the official MapServer documentation
VM: Virtual Machine
All software tools that has been developed by FreeGIS.net for publishing multilingual geographic data according to the OGC standards and INSPIRE specifications will be available on a DVD. The DVD is basically a virtual machine, the components are all installed and configured and the related documentation is also provided. The virtual machine is now being updated with the latest versions of the different components and will be distributed during the following events that are scheduled for autumn 2013 : ASITA, ANCI's Annual Conference , GFOSS. The SW FreeGIS.net tools are all based on open source applications and released under an open source license.
FreeGis.net's education events
The last two FeeGis.net's training events takes part in November . These events are about issues related to the OGC standards, INSPIRE specifications and the free geographical software and will be organized during the South Tyrolean Free Software Conference (SFSCON) . They are addressed to GIS managers of public administrations and private companies, who want to know more about the standardization of data and geographic services and the tools that were developed by FreeGIS.net. The participants receive a DVD containing the training material and the virtual machine with the applications which were previously developed within the project.
The Open Talk's position paper "Smart communities & Open Geo Data" has been published on the Wiki of "Stati Generali dell'Innovazione"(General States of Innovation)
The meeting will be held at the Academy "Cassa di Risparmio"(Sparkasse Strasse 16) on Friday, September 27th as part of the Innovation Festival in Bolzano, http://www.innovationfestival.bz.it/it/index.asp ;The beginning is scheduled at 14:00.
We suggest you to visit the SGI's webpage, http://www.statigeneralinnovazione.it/online/bolzano-festival-dellinnovazione-26-28-settembre-2013/, here you will find more details about the workshop, the goals, the program, the registration form and references to access the position paper ‘s draft .
The text drafting will be in progress until the public meeting . The final version will be acquired by the participants and considered the main track for the work. Anyone can contribute to promote the collaborative exchange and the ongoing implementation of theses and best practices by simply going to the following webpage http://www.statigeneralinnovazione.it/online/wiki/ …. join the wiki and ... participate!
Let's contribute to the Manifesto for the Digital Agenda in South Tyrol!
In addition to the position paper, the same wiki page presents the " Manifesto for the Digital Agenda in South Tyrol". In fact, the Autonomous Province of Bolzano in collaboration with ‘Stati Generali dell'Innovazione' has started a participatory process for the definition of the 'Digital Agenda in South Tyrol. The starting point is the Manifesto. http://www.statigeneralinnovazione.it/wiki/index.php?title=Attivit%C3%A0:Eventi:Bolzano_2013 edited by ‘Stati Generali dell'Innovazione' and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano and inspired by the Carta d'Intenti per l'Innovazione(Paper for innovative purpouses)
It's an open document and thanks to the Ideascale platform proposals, amendments, corrections and additions to the proposed version can be forwarded. We welcome your inputs about the use and development of GI!
Conference "Open Data & Smart location"
The conference ""Open Data & Smart location aware applications: Opportunities for Development and New Services " will be held as part of the exhibition-conference "Smart Mobility World, Turin " on September 27th http://www.itnexpo.it/itn/agenda/. This initiative wants to review the Italian situation and show how to create new services and business opportunities in the development of software capable to maximize the open data.
The Conference program 2013 AMFM GIS Italy
The 2013 edition of AMFM GIS Italy Conference , Rome September 26 th http://www.amfm.it/, will be about Building Information Modeling (BIM), multiscalarity and 3D. In addition, the conference will host a panel on "INSPIRE in Italy", to which the protagonists of the implementation process for the Directive were invited. This was a very discussed topic. In fact, the congress works of INSPIRE 2013 in Florence (last June)have started lively discussions about the the INSPIRE Directive's implementation in Italy and the prospects for our country: among all we want to remember you this editorial: http://www.rivistageomedia.it/editoriali/direttiva-inspire-in-italia-il-re-e-nudo.html.
The annual meeting of the Italian community of OpenStreetMap this year in Rovereto (4th to 6th October)
OSMIT 2013 is open to anyone who wants to share his experience with OpenStreetMap and collaborative sharing of knowledge. During the event workshops on the use of OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia are organized. In fact, the event is also considered to be a meeting between OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia, in collaboration with the association Wikimedia Italy. http://conf.openstreetmap.it/
Conference GFOSSDAY 2013
The sixth edition of the Italian Conference on the geographic software and free geographic data (GFOSS DAY 2013) will take place in Bologna from October 10th to 11th 2013( meeting rooms of the region Emila –Romagna V.le della Fiera,8) . The main purpose of the conference is to involve businesses, government agencies, schools, universities, research institutions, developers, citizens, workers of this sector and fans of the free geographic software and the open data. http://www.gfoss.it/drupal/gfossday2013
Conference ASITA: special session about "IDT and smart cities"
The program of the 17th conference ASITA (Riva del Garda, 5-7 November)is now being defined . The Federation ASITA in collaboration with ‘Stati Generali dell' Innovatiozione' will propose a special session "Spatial Data Infrastructure for innovative spatially enabled smart cities ". The program will be announced soon : reports by the the National Observatory Smart City ANCI, the initiative Forum PA iCity-LAB, the JRC (project European Union Location Framework), ISTAT (Open Data and Big Data) of Open Knowledge Foundation and the ‘Stati Generali dell' Innovazione' www.asita.it