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Five People to Watch Out For at EFGS 2017

This year’s EFGS Conference is about to kick off in Ireland’s capital city and plenty of international influencers and innovators have flown in to share their knowledge and experiences. Here’s just a flavour of who to watch out for (in order of appearance): 1. Jack Dangermond Who is Jack Dangermond? Colloquially known as the ‘godfather’…

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7 Things You Should Know About Linked Data

Have you heard of ‘Linked Data’? It’s a computer science term that’s been buzzing around for about a decade, and while lots of people have heard of it, they’re still not entirely sure what it means. Linked Data is becoming increasingly important in the geospatial industry, so here are 5 things you should know about…

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The INSPIRE Directive – 10 Things You Need to Know

The European Union (EU) act known as the INSPIRE Directive arrived on the scene in 2007 and has been actively discussed within the spatial industry ever since. INSPIRE’s intention (to enable public sector bodies across Europe to share and access each other’s spatial environmental data) is a worthy objective, but the directive’s complex and slow…

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5 Hot Topics affecting the Statistics and Mapping communities

Here’s a round-up of some of the hottest topics that are exercising the minds of statistical and mapping experts. All of these topics will be discussed at the EFGS (European Forum for Geography and Statistics) conference, taking place in Dublin in November 2017. Register your interest in attending or submit an abstract. 1. Census 2020…

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