CARTOGRAPHY and GEOINFORMATICS for EARLY WARNING and EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Towards Better Solutions

Czech Presidency of the European Union


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SILVER SPONSORS

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intergraph - overviewAs a leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software, Intergraph Corporation fuses geospatial technology to security, helping some of the world's largest government, military, and industrial organizations in more than 60 countries better manage their operations and safeguard their infrastructure. Using our solutions, these organizations build and manage complex geospatial information systems and operations that make the world work - from oil and gas, utilities, communications, and transportation networks to public safety and national security systems.

Long known as a pioneer of interactive graphics and Windows®-based technical computing, Intergraph has led the industry in adopting innovative geospatial technologies and approaches. We've been integrating GIS software and systems for more than three decades, including complicated engineering systems, complex data, and a variety of business processes. Building on our knowledge and experience, we continually expand our product lines and services to meet our customers' ever-changing needs.

We have the vision to bring our complex world into focus, providing the power to see in every corner of the world. Through our geospatial technology and applications, we transform complex data into clear and compelling actionable information - enabling our customers to make faster and smarter operational decisions.

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www.intergraph.com

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ESRI designs and develops the world's leading geographic information system (GIS) technology. GIS is an important tool—one that helps shape the world around us.

ESRI has been involved in the development and application of geographic information since it was founded in 1969 as a private consulting firm specializing in land use analysis projects. In the 1980s, ESRI evolved to devote its resources to developing and applying GIS software and has since become the largest research and development organization dedicated to GIS.

ESRI and GIS have grown from solving relatively simple tasks with simple building blocks—points, lines, and polygons—to solving complex tasks with enhanced analysis tools and data models.

Through these and other onging research and development efforts, ESRI will continue to evolve GIS technology to serve the needs of many applications and industries.

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www.esri.com

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eurosense - overviewEUROSENSE is probably one of the most prominent commercial remote sensing organizations in Europe.

The EUROSENSE-group, existing since 1964, has nowadays wholly owned branches in Belgium (Wemmel (near Brussels), Tielt and Zeebrugge), The Netherlands (Breda), Germany (Cologne), France (Lille), Hungary (Budapest), The Czech Republic (Prague), Slovakia (Bratislava), Poland (Nadarzyn, near Warsaw), Bulgaria (Sofia), and Romania (Bucharest). The main office of the EUROSENSE-group is located in Belgium (Wemmel).

The EUROSENSE-group employs a staff of about 250 highly specialized members: engineers, geographers, topographers, informatici, etc.

All services offered by EUROSENSE are fully integrated within the EUROSENSE-group: aerial photography, photo interpretation, processing and interpretation of digital satellite images, production of photogrammetric and topographic maps, airborne laser scanning (LIDAR) for height measurements, GIS/LIS and AM/FM database development and consultancy, inventory of forests and natural resources, digital orthophotography, cartography, bathymetry and hydrography, and lots of other activities. In all of these disciplines, EUROSENSE offers highly accurate and technologically high-grade solutions.

All production steps, from the airborne, spaceborne or seaborne data acquisition up to the finalized product, are fully integrated within the company, in order to meet the highest standards for quality, precision and reliability. EUROSENSE feels this as a requirement to guarantee that the projects are executed to the clients' most demanding specifications and desires.

Next to the available expertise within the EUROSENSE-group, EUROSENSE furthermore can appeal to partners such as ESRI Belux NV and Walphot.

EUROSENSE feels very strongly about quality. This can be testified by its ISO9001:2000 certification from Lloyd's Register of Shipping (Certificate No VZW 96113).

International (EC, World Bank, FAO, ...) as well as national and regional governments, cities and municipalities, public and private service corporations, and consultancy firms are part of EUROSENSE's clientele.

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www.eurosense.com

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SPONSORS

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energo-pro - overview.Energo-pro a.s. was first established in 1994 in Svitavy, Czech Republic. The company's main activities have always been related to the energy sector. Such a constantly changing industry posed evident expansion opportunities for our team of professionals and experts, which we decided to capitalize on since the year 2000, when we entered Bulgaria . We evolved from being a small company to become a strong Group, with presence in several countries in the region.
Our activities are nowadays related not only to the production of electricity by means of building, rehabilitating, operating and maintaining hydropower plants but also to the undertaking of large acquisitions projects, either on our own or in consortium with key investors and partners, aiming always to generate long-term sustainability, procuring to be involved throughout the whole value chain of electricity, from generation throughout distribution and transmission. Nowadays and after few years of intensive expansion to the eastern European countries, Energo-pro plays a significant role in the Czech and Bulgarian private electric sector, being the largest player in the later market.

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www.energo-pro.com

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audit-AK-consult - overview

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http://www.auditak.cz/

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MEDIA PARTNERS

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V1 Magazien - overviewThe Mission of Vector1Media.com is to promote spatial design for a sustainable tomorrow. To enhance and support knowledge and interaction for the improvement of economically sustainable living through the positive use and application of spatial tools and science. Our focus is upon the geography and infrastructure serving all individuals in society, including public, professionals and stakeholders. This encourages us to communicate effectively and to develop media strategies that interest, enhance and create opportunities while working toward our goals. 
Vector1 Media is an independent and leading source of international information and news for business-to-business and individual readers interested in infrastructure and sustainable living. With a focus on integrated spatial technologies and processes, Vector1 Media provides opportunities for delivering focused content to interested readers around the world from our offices in Europe and North America.

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www.vector1media.com

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GIS development - overviewAs a Geospatial Communication Network, GIS Development promotes the usage of Geographic Information Science, Technology and Applications in various areas of development, worldwide and Asia in particular. It assists community and government in developing their productivity, policies and management capabilities by facilitating knowledge transfer in the domain of geographic information. It fosters the growing network of those interested in geo-informatics and encourages the exchange of scientific know-how through its key platforms: Magazines, Portal, Conferences and Training.

GIS Development: The Global Geospatial Magazine, is a combined version bringing together our previous regional publications namely, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Malaysia and Africa. The coverage of this global magazine will include Europe and Americas, in addition to the regions covered previously. The publication is a response to the changing market dynamics and a need for a publication that is GLOBAL in its content and reach. The main focus of the publication is on technology and its usability. The magazine is very well distributed amongst different continents and would serve different purposes to different continents. It will reach to about 16,000 readers internationally every month. This Global edition of GIS Development is a monthly publication making better frequency to most of our regional readers, who were getting bimonthly or quarterly publications. This would help to provide better frequency and faster delivery of information, which is critically important for most of our readers.

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www.gisdevelopment.net

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Geoinformatika SK - overviewGeoinformatika.sk is a portal pursuing a utilizing of geographical information, geographical information systems and geographical information technologies in various geo-sciences, mainly Geoinformatics.
Geoinformatika.sk offers daily news from Slovakia, Czech Republic and other countries forcefully on EU and eGovernment activities.
Geoinformatika.sk tries to help in building-up of Spatial data
geo-information) infrastructures in the Slovak Republic, looks for relationship with foreign partners, forms networking between individuals and collective teams, in sectors of public, private, educational, academic, research and non-profit.

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www.geoinformatika.sk

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GIM international - overviewGIM International, the global magazine for geomatics, defines ‘geomatics’ as encompassing all activities relating to the acquisition, processing, querying, analysis, presentation, dissemination, management and use of geo-data and geo-information. The working scope of GIM International is worldwide and focuses on reporting the latest news and communicating new developments and applications in geomatics. The journal addresses both technological and managerial aspects of the industry and profession.
GIM International is orientated at a worldwide professional readership leading decision-making and active in the geomatics field.
Besides our website, at which we daily report on the latest news and developments in Geomatics, we also publish e-Newsletters. Every week the GIM International e-newsletter provides news from all over the globe, links to online articles on our website, and more. This free e-newsletter is a service complementary to the website and the printed magazine.

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www.gim-international.com

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Geobusiness - overviewGeoBusiness is the Czech monthly magazine with high circulation of 10,000 copies. It is focused on practical aspects of informatics and geoinformatics in all branches, e.g. logistics, crisis management; public sector: urban planning, agriculture, local government; academic and many others.

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www.geobusiness.cz

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The First Symposium on Cartography and Geoinformatics in Early Warning and Emergency Management:  a unique event

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The symposium is highlighting necessity and importance of cartography and geoinformatics for ensuring safety and security in early warning and crises management of environmental and anthropogenic disasters. Latest advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) and practical knowledge have helped in many specific situations in different parts of the world. Cartography and geo-information systems are increasingly used in early warning and emergency response systems.

The symposium topics cover research areas typical for cartography and geoinformatics to be applied in emergency management, such as visualization, models, data handling, data analysis, Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), critical infrastructures as well as wide areas of safety and security aspects which are a hot momentum all over the world. The critical question to be discussed during the symposium is how to use cartography and geoinformatics to support both professionals and general public. Special attention will be given to emerging research topics such as user-centric systems, voluntary geographical systems, virtual globes, etc. The best practices from recent disasters that took place in Greece, Portugal, USA, Czech Republic, China, India, Malaysia, Japan and others will be discussed and analyzed. The idea of cross-continent cooperation will be the driving force of the symposium.

Parallel to the scientific session will be organized a Technical Exhibition. Participation in the Technical Exhibition brings opportunity to many companies, organizations and institutions to demonstrate software and prototypes, present results and activities from projects (e.g. those funded within European FP6 and FP7), which provide solutions to environmental disasters and crises management. We expect that the key enabling role of ICT in sustainability in the context of the i2010 initiative will be demonstrated.

Success of early warning and emergency management is not dependent on only technological developments. Legal and organizational aspects are equally critical for saving lives and protecting property. The ability of local, national and international authorities to take correct decisions are strongly linked to preparation of shelters, food and medicaments, ability to inform and react to questions and ideas of individuals, cooperation with/between emergency responders and public administration, etc. These issues also relate to the use of e-government and e-governance.

Researchers dealing with fundamental and applied research, professionals in early warning and emergency management, disaster managers, public administration, members of local, regional, state governments, students of cartography, geoinformatics and other geodisciplines as well as specialists from various related areas such as healthcare, energy, social institutes, hazard brigades, police and army are welcome to this symposium.

The symposium is the first research- and application-oriented event dealing specifically with cartography and geoinformatics, which are increasingly recognized as the most successful approach to visualizing and analyzing emergency management situations.

The symposium is organized as a Joint Symposium of ICA Working Group on Cartography in Early Warning and Crises Management (CEWaCM) and JB GIS Geo-information for Disaster Management (Gi4DM).

The ICA WG  CEWaCM  is actively supported by experienced research team of  the Laboratory on Geoinformatics and Cartography, Institute of Geography, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno which organized the Euro Carto VI  conference in 1987, the series of Brno GIS conferences in 1991, 1994, 1996 and 1998 and AGILE conference in 2001, conferences of Czech Association for Geoinformation - CAGI (2007, 2008), and most recently the ICA Workshop Cartography and GI in Early Warning and Crises Management at the AutoCarto 2008 conference in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA. Members of the organizing committee took part in the organizing of many European and global research events. The credo of the organization is traditionally to offer the area of Central Europe for meeting of the East - West and West – East, as well as North - South and South - North trends, approaches and ideas.

The JB GIS Gi4DM was first organized by Section GIS Technology, at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and after that was coordinated by the ISPRS WG IV/8 on ‘Spatial data integration for emergency services’. Four editions of these symposia have taken place in Delft, The Netherlands, March 2005, in Goa, India, September 2006, in Toronto, Canada, May 2007 and in Harbin, China, August 2008. The last one was co-organized with ISCRAM-CHINA. The fundamental goal of the symposia is an extensive dialogue on various disaster management problems by promoting appropriate geospatial technologies. The symposium has brought together researchers, software developers, data providers and disaster managers from all over the world. The results of the discussions were published in scientific books and conference proceedings. The ISPRS WG IV/8 has received the ‘Schermerhorn award’ for most significant contributions. Since 2008 Gi4DM is coordinated by the Ad-hoc group on Geo-information for Disaster management within the Joint Board of GIS.

The Symposium is organized during Czech Presidency of European Union with participation of two ministries of the Czech government - Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Education - Hazard Brigade, general directorate, Czech Hydrometeorological Institute and in close cooperation with EC DG’s, JB GIS, and the Joint Research Centrum in Ispra, Italy. International organizations like ICA, ISPRS, UNOOSA, ISDE and WHO support actively the symposium. Important local research organizations such as CAGI, Czech Cartographic Society, NEMOFORUM are taking important role in the symposium preparation.

The symposium is organized under the auspices of His Magnificence Prof. Dr. Petr FIALA, Ph.D., rector of the Masaryk University, Brno and in cooperation with Masaryk University Institute of Political Studies and faculties of Economics and Administration, and Education. Also other faculties of universities located in Brno: University of Technology
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute of Geodesy; Military Academy, Faculty of Military Technology, Department of Military Geography and Meteorology; and Prague: Czech Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Mapping and Cartography,  Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Applied Geoinformatics and Cartography are included.

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If you are interested in sponsoring or need any additional information, please contact Ms Kristyna Mazankova who is managing Sponsorship & Company Requirements for more details. 
 

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Organized by MU (LGC) in cooperation with JRC Ispra and EC DG's, ICA, ISPRS, ISDE and UNOOSA

MU LGC ICA ISPRSISDE UNOOSA UNESCO EC-JRC


SPONSORS: Intergraph, ESRI Europe, EUROSENSE

intergraph esri eurosense

Energo-pro, audit AK consult

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MEDIA PARTNERS: GIM International, V1 Magazine, GeoBusiness, GIS Development, Geoinformatika SK

GIM international V1 Magazine Geobusiness GIS development Geoinformatika SK