GIS Professional October 2017

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In this issue, Niall Conway shines his light on the increasing popularity of opensource GIS and developments towards the future; Open data is undoubtedly a great movement in the world of GIS with OpenStreetMap and Copernicus being two examples; a look at MapAction which provides rapid on-the-ground mapping to humanitarian aid agencies in response to a disaster; Silvia Marinova describes how a symbol system should be easily used in an emergency; and how the INSPIRE Directive has made good progress toward implementation by all member states.

Also, we talk to Suchith Anand, chair of the ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies, who established the Open Source Geospatial Lab; a look ahead to AGI’s GeoCom17 Conference and its programme; and a review of the 7th UN-GGIM Conference at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Plus all the latest news regular and columns – Happy reading!

Making Geospatial Opportunities Accessible to All

Page 08: We talk to Suchid Anand, chair of the ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies, who established the Open Source Geospatial Lab. Read now.

Open Data is Not Simple

Page 16: Open data is undoubtedly a great movement in the world of GIS. OpenStreetMap and Copernicus are just two examples that open many doors and facilitate new applications. Read now.

Symbol System for Disaster Management

Page 22: Silvia Marinova describes how a symbol system should be associative and quickly perceived by map users even without the use of a legend, especially in an emergency. Read now.

AGI Ready to welcome GeoCom17

Page 10: AGI's #GeoCom17 conference is taking place on Thursday 26 October 2017 at the RGS in London, UK. The programme is promising to be both vibrant and inspirational. Read now.

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