GSDI 11 will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 15-19 June 2009. The theme for the conference this year is “Spatial Data Infrastructure Convergence: Building SDI Bridges to Address Global Challenges.”
Geographic information technologies and spatial data infrastructure play critical roles in allowing governments, local communities, non-government organizations, the commercial sector, the academic community and common people to make progress in addressing many of the worlds most pressing problems, such as global climate change. The approaches in building spatial data infrastructure within and among nations are in many respects converging. This conference will explore the convergence towards best standards, practices and processes among nations while at the same time explore ever evolving and exciting new approaches to the offering of geographic data and services in meeting real world needs.