Technological trends in spatial data infrastructures in Latin America

Within the framework of the project with the PAIGH, 3 institutions in Latin America (Ecuador, Colombia and Uruguay) are working on the project

«Scenarios for the analysis of the new trends in Spatial Data Infrastructures in Latin America: challenges and opportunities».

In this context we invite you to participate in this survey as well as to help us publish and disseminate in the media where Geofumadas readers have reach.

Then the invitation that our friends of the PAIGH have sent us.

The Latin American community (public institutions, private companies, independent professionals, universities and research centers) is invited to participate in the survey of applications of technological trends in spatial data infrastructures in Latin America developed within the framework of the research project «Scenarios for the analysis of the new trends in Spatial Data Infrastructures in Latin America: challenges and opportunities ». This project is funded by PAIGH - Pan American Institute of Geography and History and executed by the University of Cuenca (Ecuador), Universidad del Azuay (Ecuador), University of the Republic (Uruguay) and the Mayor's Office of Bogotá - IDECA (Colombia).

The purpose of the survey is to identify applications in Latin America that link spatial data infrastructures and location-based services with new technological trends such as mobile devices, coupled sensors in mobile devices, cloud computing and voluntary geographic information. The information collected will be helpful to establish the degree of progress of this topic in Latin America.

Topics include:
1- DISCOVERY OF APPLICATIONS, tending to discover applications that have been developed or that are in the process of development.

2- SPECIFICATIONS, designed to identify the standards and specifications used, their advantages, limitations and the need for future specification developments.

3- INDICATORS, aimed at identifying monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to measure the effectiveness and impact that applications have on society.

4- GOOD PRACTICES, aimed at identifying good practices and lessons learned at the Latin American level, understood as good access practices or initiatives that produced tangible and measurable results.

5- DISCOVERING OF APPLICATIONS DEVELOPED BY THIRD PARTIES, tending to discover applications that have been developed by other institutions.

The results of the survey will be published in the project reports, newsletters of the theme and articles, thus contributing to the publicity of the reported applications. In addition, the collaborators will be mentioned to provide information in the acknowledgments of the reports and articles.

Access to the survey: Here
Deadlines for the reception of answers: from the 12 of May to the 7 of June of the 2014.

Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Daniela Ballari - daniela.ballari@ucuenca.edu.ec - University of Cuenca (Ecuador)
  • Diego Pacheco - dpachedo@uazuay.edu.ec - Universidad del Azuay (Ecuador)
  • Virginia Fernández - vivi@fcien.edu.uy - University of the Republic (Uruguay)
  • Luis Vilches - lvilches@catastrobogota.gov.co - Bogotá Mayor's Office - IDECA (Colombia)
  • Jasmith Tamayo - jtamayo@catastrobogota.gov.co - Mayor of Bogotá - IDECA (Colombia)
  • Diego Randolf Perez - dperez@catastrobogota.gov.co - Mayor of Bogotá - IDECA (Colombia)

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