Friday, November 30, 2007

Cape Town Declaration approved by the Ministers

GEO supports the UNSDI. For authentic information please visit the

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Enhanced Version of GeoNetwork

Geospatial opensource:
GeoNetwork V.2.1 available
From our daily mail:
Jelle U. Hielkema wrote this letter yesterday:
"Dear NCO-all,
Have a look at this link , demonstrating the impressive global uptake of GeoNetwork which will no doubt be further expanded by the recent release (21 September) of a much enhanced version 2.1 (see
In case you have not seen this yet through the OSGeo website, I attach a recent article by Jeroen and myself, providing some further useful background. Best regards. Jelle"

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

De facto standard for UNSDI - GeoNetwork

UNGIWG consultant Jelle U. Hielkema made recently awareness on the open source international standards based geospatial information management capacity, GeoNetwork, developed by FAO since 2001 with support and participation from the World Food Programme (WFP), UNEP and the UN-Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and which is now widely accepted as a de facto standard for UNSDI, both within and outside the UN system.
The attached article describes this capacity in some detail and furthermore are you advised to consult and for further information.
GeoNetwork Opensource.doc (43K)
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

GeoNetwork opensource as Reference Implementation for OGC Catalog Services for the Web

As reported by Jeroen Ticheler of FAO NRCE today, they have successfully finished work on implementing the Open Geospatial Consortium Catalog Services for the Web (OGC-CSW) specification in the GeoNetwork opensource Catalog System, the basis for the FAO GeoNetwork. As a result of the project, GeoNetwork opensource is the so-called Reference Implementation of the CSW specification for the OGC. Details can be found here:
The implementation is a recognition of FAO's work on making spatial data (like maps and satellite data) more accessible, using open standards to do so.
More news in the subject:
Source: Jelle U. Hielkema from Rome

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

GeoNetwork Opensource for the National Office of Disaster Management

5 Oct 2006 by RFG -

UNGIWG consultant Mr.Jelle U. Hielkema wrote in his letter: " To get an idea of acual geographic data content through GeoNetwork one will have to go to the individual agency websites, for example ...

Source: Geospatial Hungary -

GeoNetwork Opensource Server v2

GeoNetwork is a web based Geographic Metadata Catalog System developed by FAO-UN, WFP-UN and UNEP. The system implements the ISO 19115 Geographic Metadata and ISO 23950 (Z39.50) . Total project downloads to date: 1638.

Source: 20 Oct 2006 by (Andrea Carboni)