Title: Geospatial Policy - Opening up data and building Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI's)
Facilitator:Di Anorpong, Land Information New Zealand
Date: Monday, 3 September 2012
Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Lion Harbourview Lounge 2
Cost: $95 + GST
Land Information New Zealand and the New Zealand Geospatial Office will facilitate a World Cafe style workshop on the policy challenges of releasing data so that it is easily to find, share and re-use. Issues include having the best strategic framework, and the right levers to enable it, from support to coercion, funding, pricing, and licensing. There is interest in discussing policy issues on how non-taxpayer-funded data is made available, and also how to address requests for data that is not traditionally held or collected by government.
At the 7th Digital Earth Symposium held in Perth 2011, some people observed that discussions about policy issues happened out-of-session.
There was a good degree of interest in holding a separate session to discuss policy challenges and potential solutions at future conferences.
Di Anorpong from LINZ has suggested that such a workshop could cover the burning top-of-mind issues of participants. Around the globe, governments are trying to open up their data so others can find, share and re-use it - with carrying degrees of success. This policy workshop could cover strategy, frameworks, regulations, legislation, political and other key influences, as well as the funding, pricing, and licensing of open data. It could also highlight how geospatial information has been or could be used to help solve difficult policy problems, to build a groundswell of re-use.
Keitha Booth from the NZ Open Government Information and Data Programme Secretariat, based at LINZ, supports this workshop as well saying she is “particularly keen to discuss policy issues on how non-taxpayer-funded public data is made available, and also how to address requests for data not traditionally collected, but which, when mashed with other public data, would enable much richer re-use of existing data.”
Title: Digital Cities
Facilitator: Richard Simpson, MetaBola
Date: Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Ilot Theatre
Cost: No Additional Charge
Minimum attendance: 5 pax
Workshop Objectives / Background
An ISDE working group for Digital Cities was established as an outcome of the Digital Earth Summit held in Nessebar, Bulgaria in 2010. A workshop was conducted at the 7th Digital Earth Symposium held in Perth 2011, where it was observed that workshops on Digital Cities would be a feature in ISDE events.
The workshop is expected to be largely and open discussion, reflecting on Resilient City stream papers and trends in Digital Cities.
An e-book was produced for this working group earlier this year. This is freely available online and provides background and vision for Digital Earth in the context of Cities. This is available here: dcitynetwork.net/manifesto/
This workshop provides an opportunity for international thought leaders to share their thinking, experiences and knowledge with NZ delegates. It also provides opportunities for future collaborations.
Target Delegates: NZ policy makers, planners, architects, local government, emergency management