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TeIDE SDI consortium goes global
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The TeIDE consortium of Spanish universities (University Zaragoza, University Jaume I, University Politecnica de Madrid) announces its recent move beyond the borders of Spain to take part in a number of international Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) activities. TeIDE researchers are involved in the following activities: participation in the CEN/ISSS Workshop Metadata for Multimedia Information - Dublin Core (MMI-DC), participation in the Reporting and GIS working group of the CIS for the Water Framework Directive (EU, DG-Environment), design of a node of the Colombia SDI (via consulting to Instituto Geográfico Agustín Codazzi in Bogotá), INSPIRE technical activities as visiting researcher at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (Ispra, Italy), participation in Open Geospatial Consortium’s Geo-semantic web Interoperability Experiment (collaborating with University Münster), participation in a new EU GMES (Space program) project “AWARE” aimed at linking environmental models and geo-web services, consulting with OGC Europe on the ESA-Harmony project funded by European Space Agency (ESA), participation at the OGC standards workshop at the GSDI Conference in Cairo, and implementation of the INSPIRE cross-border regional SDI pilot project “SDIGER” in collaboration with IGN-Spain and IGN-France.

The TeIDE (for Tecnologias para Infraestructuras de Datos Especiales) consortium has been researching and developing technologies for Spatial Data Infrastructures, individually since 1997 and together since 2000. This includes primary design and implementation of the Spain national SDI, found at

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