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GI-N2K

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: NEED TO KNOW

Consortium

The GI-N2K consortium has been carefully composed bringing together the demanders for and suppliers of the revised BoK (and tools) through the involvement of academic, private and public partners in the domain of GI S&T.

Consortium Partners

No. Country Organisation
P1 BE KU Leuven
P2 NL Wageningen Universit
P3 AT University Salzburg
P4 HU University West-Hungarie
P5 PT ISEGI
P6 IT GISIG
P7 ES Jaume I
P8 DE University Munster
P9 ES SIGTE – University of Girona
P10 PT AGILE
P11 BG AGISEE
P12 MK GEO-SEE
P13 NL Utrecht Uni.
P14 DE University of the Bundeswehr (München)
P15 UK University of Nottingham
P16 DE University Dresden
P17 IS LISA
P18 CZ Masaryk (Brno) University
P19 DK Alborg University
P20 EE University of Tartu
P21 FI Finnish Geodetic Institute
P22 FR Uni, Pierre Mendès (Grenoble 2)
P23 EL National Technical University of Athens
P24 SK The Slovak Environmental Agency
P25 IE NUI Maynooth Ireland
P26 IT AMFM GIS Italia
P27 LT Vilnius University
P28 PL Jagiellonian University
P29 RO ESRI Romania
P30 SI CEKTRA
P31 TR Karadeniz Technical University
An important strength of the consortium is the involvement of networks and associations in many countries, e.g. Italy (AM/FM Italia), the Netherlands (Geonovum and Stichting Arbeidsmarkt Nederland) and Belgium (AGORIA). The involvement of these partners ensures that the project development and results are endorsed and applied by the wide GI community not only during the project period but also beyond the project period.The project will be developed by the full partners – mainly composed of European Academic Institutions including the European academic network AGILE. The testing and validation of the project outcomes will also involve the associated partners – mainly composed of demanders for a revised BoK who then can help with the further dissemination of the results when successfully applied. An important associated partner is Shell, global group of energy and petrochemicals companies, who will participate in the testing and validation of the revised BoK in support of its own demand for GI professionals. The whole process is being monitored and supported by an Advisory Board composed of representatives of GI communities like Open Geospatial Consortium Europe, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science and the Joint Research Centre of the EC.The approach is unique because the revision of the BoK and the testing and validation will take place within the fold of established and dynamic networks like AGILE, the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe, EuroGeographics, EUROGI, EUROGEO and others. The consortium has been formed in a way that the required expertise and knowledge is being completely covered. For the revision of the BoK, each of the selected partners has specific competences and experiences so that in the end, all partners are covering all Knowledge Areas of the BoK.The network of networks idea behind GI-N2K is illustrated in the figure below. The revised BoK and tools will be mainly developed by the full partners of the project (1st circle). The project outcomes will be tested, validated and distributed by the associated partners of the project (2nd circle). The 3rd circle of involved entities consists of representatives of different GI communities, who are involved in the project as members of the advisory board. Each of these circles consists of several partners that are participating and/or managing a broad network of relevant stakeholders (4th circle). The ambition of the project is to strengthen existing relationships and build relationships to new stakeholders in order to broaden and strengthen the network of GI S&T stakeholders.

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Associated partners

Country Organisation
BE AGORIA
Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE)
UK EDINA, University of Edinburgh
TR EKINOKS Surveying Software Engineering
IT Epsilon Italia
European Association of Geographers (EUROGEO)
NL Geonovum
CZ GISAT
International Cartographic Association (ICA)
SHELL Global Solutions International BV
NL Stichting Arbeidsmarkt Geo
CY The Department of Lands and Surveys (DLS) – Ministery of Interior
IE University College Dublin
GR University of Peloponnese
CH University of Zurich
IT Università Iuav di Venezia
SK Comenius University Bratislava
SK GeoCommunity
SK Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
SK Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
SK The Technical University of Košice

Advisory Board

Country Organisation
EUROGEOGRAPHICS
EUROGI
EUROSDR
USA Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information (CARSI)
USA GeoTech Center
ISPRS
JRC
OGC EUROPE
OSGEO
USA UCGIS
Workforce and Teaching supply demand in GIS&T surveys results