|Geographic Information (any
information that can be referenced to a location on earth) is used more and more commonly
for decision making by governments, enterprises and private citizens. The GI workshop will
present how spatially referenced data exerts in the information society a great influence
over our daily lives, both now and in the future.
vision of the future is the integration of tools and platforms that accommodate the
spatial (and temporal) awareness features of GI, to provide appropriate information,
multimedia, customised to the users needs, anywhere, at any time, in any language.
Such information services will be based on data derived from both terrestrial and
satellite resources, integrated with traditional ground based geographic information,
global positioning and telecommunications systems.
Geographic Information (GI) enables us to understand and manage our territory, through its
modelling. This example combines the modelling of the territory shape (slopes, altitudes,
orientation) with the modelling of the land cover (forest, urban, agricultural, etc.). The
image has been produced by the EC JRC project GI&GIS. GI and Geographic Information
Systems offer very powerful tools to better understand our world and improve management