Geographic Information is a fundamental element in Public Administration. Technological advances in this area have been numerous in recent years and its rapid evolution has raised new challenges in the data dissemination policy and in legal aspects, this together with the development of free computer programs, and the existence of standardized geographic data. of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), have largely made it possible for citizens to access existing geographic information, which enhances access to information and therefore economic development. Various regulations such as the European Inspire Directive, the New Order on data policy of the National Geographic Institute or the free and free use of geographic data
promoted by the Canary Islands Government, they are an advance of the new data dissemination policies, and the paradigm shift towards cooperative and decentralized action.
This is why for this 23 and 24 of April of 2009 have been programmed the III Jornadas of Geographic Information Systems and Local Administration promoted by the Insular Cabildo of La Palma.
It is just the name of this post, which has received the event this year, which only with the name is promising, we hope it is also in content of the papers and the organization of the event.
For now the proposed agenda includes topics such as:
- The new lines of the policy of diffusion of the National Geographic Institute
In charge of Pedro Vivas White (National Geographic Information Center IGN-CNIG)
- Spatial Data Infrastructure of Spain -IDEE
By Alejandra Sánchez Maganto (National Geographic Institute — IGN)
- Data dissemination policy in the Canary Islands. Infrastructure of Spatial Data of the Canary Islands
This will be presented by Manuel Blanco (Head of Territorial Strategy and Information Service of the Government of the Canary Islands) and Bernardo Pizarro (Manager of Cartographic of the Canary Islands - GRAFCAN)
Among other topics is also considered:
- Data dissemination policy in Andalusia. Andalusia Spatial Data Infrastructure
- The Geoportal SNA: Integrating Territorial Information
- Data dissemination policy of the Cadastre. Spatial Data Infrastructure of the Cadastre
- Strategies for the dissemination of geographic information of the Cabildo de Tenerife
- Geographic Information System of the Cabildo de Lanzarote
- GIS projects in the Ministry of Agriculture
It will also be interesting what La Palma will present in terms of its progress in IDES, and the implementation of the Virtual Management System based on Capaware. Also more topics for reflection such as the role of SDIs at the local level and the GIS as a tool for local public space.
You can check the complete information on the website of La Palma, and to register only 50 Euros is required.