Andrew Coote recently presented a keynote at a workshop organised by Kartverket (Norway) in Lopota (Georgia). The topic was the United Nations “Integrated Geospatial Information Framework” initiative, which is designed to provide best practice guidance on implementation of National Spatial Data Infrastructures. This short video (90 seconds) provides an introduction.
An overview of the event was given as: “The Socioeconomic Value of Earth Science Data, Information, and Applications”, we explore the concepts behind the transference and usage of data and tools (information pathway) as they move between suppliers and end users, and how the demands of these two ends of this path can be leveraged to produce better tools and more useful information. Different approaches for understanding, analyzing, and streamlining this information pathway are presented, such as value chain analysis and decision trees. Our international panel represents both the private and public sector, and presents expertise in economics, policy, environmental and earth sciences, and information systems.
Three presentations were given during the webinar:
- Andrew Coote, ConsultingWhere, presented on “Applying Value Chain Techniques to Economic Assessment of 3D Geo-information”
- Dr Emily Pindilli, US Geological Survey, presented on “Using Decision Trees to Estimate the Value of Streamgages”
- Danny Vandenbroucke, KU Leuven, presented on “Improving Access to Earth Science data from Copernicus”
You can view the three presentations here.
Andrew Coote, Chief Executive of ConsultingWhere Ltd, was a guest speaker and panel member of the ‘Demonstrating the Value of Earth Observations: Methods, Practical Applications, and Solutions’ session at the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) Conference in Washington, 23 – 27 October 2017. To view the live stream, please click here.
To find out more about the work and aims of the GEO, go to www.earthobservations.org .
ConsultingWhere was recently commissioned by GeoPlace, a public sector limited liability partnership between the LGA and Ordnance Survey, to research the cost/benefit evaluation of the impact of address and street data across England and Wales. An article written for Geoconnexion detailing the project outline and methodology can be found here.
ConsultingWhere Senior Consultant Philip Knight has contributed a paper on the future of Autonomous Vehicles to the recently published Association of Geographic Information foresight report.