16/09/2009 - 11:37

Digital Earth for Perth in 2011

16/09/2009 - 11:37

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The state government has announced that Perth will host a digital earth symposium in 2011 that is expected to attract at least 1,000 guests to the state and will run in tandem with a land information system forum.

Digital Earth for Perth in 2011

The state government has announced that Perth will host a digital earth symposium in 2011 that is expected to attract at least 1,000 guests to the state and will run in tandem with a land information system forum.

Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said Perth will host the next International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) Symposium to be held in conjunction with the Western Australian Land Information System (WALIS) Forum, which celebrates 30 years of activity in 2011.

"The two events will greatly complement each other," Mr Grylls said in a statement.

"WALIS promotes sharing of geographic information across government and the private sector and ISDE seeks international co-operation on the digital earth vision.

"It enables the digital earth technology to play key roles in economic and social sustainable development, environmental protection, disaster mitigation, natural resources conservation and improvement of living standards."

Digital Earth refers to former US Vice President Al Gore's visionary concept that described an internet-based virtual representation of the Earth that was spatially referenced and interconnected with the world's digital knowledge archives.

China initiated the first International symposium on Digital Earth during 1999 and they have since been held in Canada, Czech Republic, Japan and California, USA.

 

 

Full announcement below:

 

 

Minister for Lands

16/9/09 Media Statement

Perth to host Digital Earth Symposium.

Lands Minister Brendon Grylls today announced Perth as the successful bidder to host the next International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) Symposium in 2011.

The ISDE Symposium is to be held in conjunction with the Western Australian Land Information System (WALIS) Forum, which celebrates 30 years of activity in 2011.

"The two events will greatly complement each other," Mr Grylls said.

"WALIS promotes sharing of geographic information across government and the private sector and ISDE seeks international co-operation on the digital earth vision.

"It enables the digital earth technology to play key roles in economic and social sustainable development, environmental protection, disaster mitigation, natural resources conservation and improvement of living standards."

Digital Earth refers to former US Vice President Al Gore's visionary concept that described an internet-based virtual representation of the Earth that was spatially referenced and interconnected with the world's digital knowledge archives.

China initiated the first International symposium on Digital Earth during 1999 and they have since been held in Canada, Czech Republic, Japan and California, USA.

More than 1,000 people are expected to participate in the Perth symposium.

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