On 29 November 2007 an interesting event will take place in Warsaw, Poland. The annual XIV GIS in Practice Conference is devoted to discuss topics about space management, local community development and communal participation.
Full name of the conference in Polish language:
XIV edycja konferencji GIS W PRAKTYCE - GIS - zarzÄ…dzanie przestrzeniÄ…, rozwĂłj lokalny i partycypacja spoĹeczna
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find English translation of the conference overview and program, so I decided to produce it myself. Here is, more or less, detailed summary of the conference topics:
What exactly is INSPIRE?
Who are INSPIRE beneficiaries?
Is INSPIRE supposed to be success?
Geoportals, traditional GIS on the Internet or another media (Maciej Sztampke, ESRI)
New directions of GIS technology
Do these tools provide users with objective information?
Examples of interesting applications
Panel discussion: What does INSPIRE implementation and strategy mean for local governments?
Guests: prof. Bogdan Ney, dr Marek Baranowski, dr Tomasz StuczyĹski and Marcin Guzik. Moderator: PaweĹ Decewicz
Case study: GIS and Information Society, Graphic Database Varsovia.pl - preserving city’s identity. (dr Marek Ostrowski)
Presentation: GIS in space management - ESRI solutions. (ESRI)
Lecture: Using CommunityViz as GIS application to support public debate about the local development plan. (PaweĹ Decewicz, Centrum Gospodarki Przestrzennej)