TISA Technical & Standardisation Committee Chair, Teun Hendriks attended the 15th Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Conference (GSDI) taking place from 29th November to 2nd December 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan to present TPEG for timely distribution of Emergency Alerts and Warnings.
Teun Hendriks’ paper discussed the importance of emergency alerts and warnings as one of the primary duties of any public or private broadcaster or service provider alike: to warn the general public of impending danger.
Teun Hendriks’ presentation and paper are both available on TISA Intranet.
The 15th GSDI Conference was jointly hosted by GSDI and its Taiwan-based members, the Taiwan Association of Disaster Prevention Industry (TADPI) and the Taiwan Geographic Information System Center (TGIC), with strong support from Ministry of the Interior (MOI), Government of Taiwan.
Theme of this year’s conference was “Under the theme of “Spatial Enablement in the Smart Homeland,” with the aim bring together engaging speakers and participants to explore the challenges that service providers and users face with respect to increasing access to and use of geospatial data.
The Conference showcased strategies, policies, best-practices, and innovations that are driving collaboration and interoperability with respect to spatial data collection, access, visualization, and analysis.
The 15th GSDI conference Book is available on the GSDI website.
About GSDI World Conference
The Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association was formed in 2004 as an inclusive networking organization of academic and research institutions, government agencies, commercial geomatics firms, national and regional GI associations and individuals (geo professionals and students) from around the world.
The purpose of the Association is to promote international cooperation and collaboration in support of local, national and international spatial data infrastructure (SDI) research and implementations that will allow nations to better address social, economic, and environmental issues of pressing importance, including sustainable development.
Since 1996, the Association has conducted GSDI World Conferences around the globe, offering significant networking opportunities and offering the opportunity for SDI researchers and SDI implementors to present their latest work, challenges and solutions.