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Technologies for strengthening national spatial data infrastructure 11-12 december 2007

on 04 December 2007

Bucharest, 11-12 December 2007
Romanian Academy - "Ion Heliade Radulescu" Hall

The Romanian Space Agency together with the Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (ICIA), the National Meteorology Administration (ANM) and Market Watch Magazine as Media Partner, held on 11 December to 12 December 2007 a conference on "Technologies for strengthening the national spatial data infrastructure."

The conference program on 11 December 11 2007:

10.00 Opening

Marius-Ioan PISO - ROSA President, representatives of ANM, ANCPI, ICIA

10.15 - 11.00 Session I. SDI development - European and global policy initiatives

10.15 - 10.35 "European and international programs that support the development of spatial data infrastructures" Angela Ionita, Ion Nedelcu

10.35 - 10.45 "New opportunities for pan-European cooperation in the EU Framework Programme 7" Viorel Vulturescu - National Authority for Scientific Research Advisor, National Contact Point (NCP) FP7 - Environment Coordinator NCP

10.45 - 11.00 "Actions and technologies for the development of spatial data infrastructures", Ion Nedelcu - the Romanian Space Agency

11.00 - 11.30 Break

11.30 - 13.00 Session II. SDI development - tools, projects and examples of good practice

11.00 - 11.20 "Development directions in GIS", Cristian Vasile - ESRI Romania

11.20 - 11.40 "Geospatial data and activities for monitoring the romanian coastal zone" Stefan Constantinescu - University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography

11.40 - 12.00 "National Spatial Data Infrastructure - Virtual infrastructure for specific needs," Marius Popovici Ienculescu - Intergraph Computer Services

12.00 - 12.20 "ESDI-NET + network project to promote cross-border dialogue and exchange of experiences on best practices for spatial data infrastructure in Europe", Angela Ionita - Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence

12.20 - 12.40 "geo-spatial.org Initiative - a Romanian portal opened to increase performance in the geospatial domain" Vasile Craciunescu - The National Meteorology Administration

13.00 - 14.30 Break

14.30 - 16.00 Panel: Needs and solutions to accelerate the process of strengthening national spatial data infrastructure

(Angela Ioniţă - ICIA, Petre Dragomir - ANCPI, Gheorghe Stăncălie - ANM, Ion Nedelcu - ROSA)

16.00 - 16.30 Discussions and conclusions

The strengthening of the national spatial data infrastructure raises complex issues and involves a variety of actors, service providers or consumers of spatial data. In this session participants will express their opinion on matters of building or strengthening the national spatial data infrastructure.

Free and open source geospatial solutions - workshop

10.00 - 11.00 Storage solutions and data services - PostgreSQL, PostGIS, Geoserver. Moderator Ion Nedelcu - Romanian Space Agency

PostGIS adds functionality for handling spatial data in PostgreSQL Server. PostGIS respects OGC specifications "Simple Features Specification for SQL" [http://www.postgis.org]
GeoServer is an Open Source server for publishing geospatial web data, using open standards. GeoServer supports WFS-T (Web Feature Server - Transactional) and WMS (Web Map Server) and OGC protocols for publishing data in JPEG, PNG, SVG, KML / KMZ, GML, PDF, Shapefile, etc. [http: // geoserver. org]

11.00 - 12.00 Desktop applications for visualization and data analysis - QuantumusGIS, uDig. moderator - Basil Craciunescu - The National Meteorology Administration

QuantumGIS is an open source GIS that runs on Linux, Unix, MacOS and Windows and can access data stored in databases or files, raster or vector [http://www.qgis.org]

uGig is a geospatial application development environment developed specifically for compliance with standards and specifications promoted by OGC Web Map Server and especially Web Feature Server [http://udig.refractions.net/confluence/display/UDIG/Home]

14.00 - 15.00 Development tools for desktop and web GIS applications - MapWindow, OpenLayers. Moderators: Sorin Andrei - Romanian Space Agency, Vasile Craciunescu - The National Meteorology Administration

Development tools for desktop and web GIS applications - MapWindow, OpenLayers. Moderators: Sorin Andrei - Romanian Space Agency, Vasile Craciunescu - The National Meteorology Administration

MapWindow oferă o serie de biblioteci de dezvoltare a aplicaţiilor GIS ce oferă funcţii pentru manipularea, analiza şi vizualizarea datelor geospaţiale şi atributelor asociate, accesibile în formate GIS standardizate [http://www.mapwindow.com]