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The United Nations International Conference on Space-Based Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction – "Building Resilience through Integrated Applications" was held in Beijing, China from 23 to 25 October 2017 and counted about one hundred participants from 34 countries and eight regions.
Torino Mapping Party – Collaborative mapping for a better mobility è un evento pubblico che vuole coinvolgere mappatori esperti, cittadini e chiunque voglia partecipare e contribuire attivamente alle mappe OpenStreetMap utilizzate dal servizio di infomobilità Muoversi a Torino, il nuovo e innovativo servizio di calcolo percorso che favorisce una mobilità più facile e accessibile nell’area urbana e metropolitana torinese.
L'evento è organizzato da 5T e ITHACA con il patrocinio della Città di Torino ed inserito nel programma di Torino Design of the City, una settimana di incontri, esposizioni e workshop dedicati al design.
Dove e quando
Sabato 14 ottobre 2017 ore 9.00 @ Open Incet – Via Cigna 96/17, Torino
Che cos’è un mapping party?
Il mapping party è un evento in cui utenti esperti si riuniscono con utenti meno esperti, cittadini e chiunque voglia partecipare e contribuire allo spirito di condivisione della mappa e ottenere una conoscenza condivisa e ampia del territorio in cui si vive.
L’obiettivo del primo Torino Mapping Party è quello di coinvolgere i cittadini e chi vive la città a contribuire alle mappe OpenStreetMap utilizzate dal servizio di infomobilità Muoversi a Torino, con la raccolta e l’inserimento di dati e informazioni di pubblica utilità a beneficio di tutti coloro che vivono, lavorano o visitano Torino.
L’area oggetto di mappatura per questa prima edizione è il quartiere di Barriera di Milano.
Chi può partecipare?
La partecipazione è libera e gratuita fino ad un massimo di 40 partecipanti. Non è necessaria alcuna precedente esperienza con OpenStreetMap o con particolari tecniche di mappatura: i partecipanti più esperti potranno supportare quelli meno esperti.
Per maggiori informazioni, visita il sito www.muoversiatorino.it/mapping-party
On Wednesday July 26th the SUMP Project turned to an end with its final conference, held at Main Hall of Yangon City Development Committee.
The SUMP project supported Yangon in improving public transportation by building institutional technical capacities, creating a stronger strategic planning capacity, facilitating access to appropriate technologies and encouraging community participation in public decision-making.
The conference had the aim to share the experience gathered during the two year implementation of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan project and to present its outcomes. It was attended by the secretary of Yangon City Development Committee, YCDC committee members, European Union Delegation, Italian Embassy and Italian Cooperation, Local Authorities (Township Administration, YCDC Township Administration), Traffic Police Force, Yangon Regional Transport Authority, Myanmar Railways, CBOs from project townships, Private Companies, media and other interested organizations working on Mobility and other Urban Developments.
In the final session of the conference participants, after having been informed about the activities implemented by the project, were able to debate with the Authorites about possible future pathways towards a more sustainable management of mobility in Yangon.
In a parallel event to the final conference, a “Mapping day” was implemented by SUMP project partners with the support of Phandeeyar and One Map. The topic was about uploading information on public transportation, street naming and public institutions to Open Street Map, a goal to be achieved with the support of voluntary mappers.
A delegation from Yangon, Myanmar, composed of 7 representatives led by Colonel Tin Aung Tun, Minister for Security & Border Affairs, visited its project partners in Torino in the week from May 22 to 26.
Two ITHACA members attended the EGU assembly held in Wien from April 23rd to April 28th. Five contributions were presented, of which two were marked as highlights.
From November 28th to December 2nd developers, stakeholders and decision makers met at the GeoNode Summit in Rome. The Summit was organized by the UN World Food Program (WFP) and meetings were held at their headquarters. More than 50 people came from all around the world to discuss the state of the GeoNode development, future releases, new features and present their projects.
It is a very busy September for ITHACA staff who is participating to various international events addressing the topics of disaster risk reduction and emergency management.
ITHACA participated to the VIII Congress of the Italian Remote Sensing Association (AIT) held in Palermo from 22 to 24 June 2016.
ITHACA participated in a field exercise on Civil Protection Modules within the framework of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, joining the Italian TAST (Technical Assistance Support Team) of the Regione Piemonte Civil Protection Sector.
The exercise (Trimodex exercise 3) was held in Weeze (Germany) from 26th to 29th of May 2016, where a deployment of an EUCP Team, TAST and USAR modules in a country hit by a hurricane with pre-existing issues related to refugees was realistically simulated, as you can see in this video.
This was a unique opportunity for Ithaca to better understand the information management requirements (especially in terms of mapping and geographic information) in the OSOCC (On Site Operations Coordination Centre) as well as in the BoO (Base of Operations).
We would like to thank the Regione Piemonte Civil Protection for making this collaboration possible as well as all the civil protection volunteers that joined the exercise.
ITHACA has been invited to present its activities at the Tropical Thursdays, a series of open seminars organized in the framework of the MSc in Natural Resources Management for Tropical Rural Development (Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and School of Agriculture of the University of Florence).
La celebrazione della Giornata Mondiale dell'Acqua 2016 (Risoluzione ONU 47/193) è l’occasione per riunire tecnici e studiosi, ed in particolare i giovani allievi che nel prossimo futuro si occuperanno di ingegneria idraulica e dell’acqua come risorsa globale in un’ottica di sviluppo sostenibile, per dialogare intorno al tema dell’acqua e delle possibilità offerte e perseguite dalla cooperazione internazionale.
Check out ITHACA's contribution to Imaggeo on Mondays series, part of the GeoLog blog of the European Geosciences Union. The featured image was finalist at the 2015 EGU photo competition.
The workshop is organised by ISPRS WG VIII/1 - Disaster and Risk Reduction jointly with the Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG) and Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS).
Ecomondo is the reference platform for the Mediterranean dedicated to the main international strategies on eco-innovation. It was held from 3 to 6 November 2015 in Rimini Fiera.
ITHACA is hosting the 2015 Fall GeoNode Code Sprint from November 17th to 20th in Turin, Italy while Boundless will be hosting New Orleans, LA, USA. Both locations will engage with each other on a daily basis as discussions will be organized around triaging tickets, documentation, and more.
Next Tuesday we will present the GeoNode Open Source project at the ASITA 2015 Conference. ASITA is the Italian Federation of Scientifc Associations for Territorial and Environmental Information. This year conference will be held in Lecco at the local Politecnico di Milano campus.
The 15th EMS (European Meteorological Society) Annual Meeting & 12th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM) will be held in Sofia (Bulgaria) from September 7th to 11th 2015. This year conference theme is "High impact weather and hydrological hazards: from observation to impact mitigation".
Hosted by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2015 (IGARSS 2015) will be held from Sunday July 26th through Friday July 31th, 2015 at the Convention Center in Milan, Italy. The Conference main theme is "Remote Sensing: Understanding the Earth for a Safer World".
The ISPRS Technical Commission VIII and the Indian Society of Remote Sensing (jointly with the Indian Society of Geomatics and sponsored by the Indian Space Research Organisation) are organising the ISPRS TC VIII Mid-Term Symposium 2014 , which will be held in Hyderabad, India on December 9-12, 2014.
Delegates attending next week’s INSPIRE Conference 2014 can catch up on all the latest news from the European Location Framework (ELF) project.
ITHACA has been invited to join the End-User group of the EU co-funded RECONASS FP7 project, as an organization involved in emergency mapping activities.
A Joint International Workshop of ISPRS WG VIII/1 and WG IV/4 on 'Geospatial Data for Disaster and Risk Reduction' is scheduled to be organised at Hyderabad during November 21-22, 2013.