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Data is open if it can be freely accessed, used, modified and shared by anyone for any purpose - subject only, at most, to requirements to provide attribution and/or share-alike. Specifically, open data is defined by the Open Definition and requires that the data be A. Legally open: that is, available under an open (data) license that permits anyone freely to access, reuse and redistribute B. Technically open: that is, that the data be available for no more than the cost of reproduction and in machine-readable and bulk form.

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22 October 2019 to 24 October 2019

Location

Accra
Ghana
GH
Africa

Africa Geospatial Data and Internet Conference (AGDIC) serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to geospatial, open data, ICTs and Internet in Africa. AGDIC informs and inspires those with policy-making powers across sectors in Africa to discuss, exchange information and share good practices with each other.

Organizations: 
African Open Data and Internet Research Foundation
GODAN
Festival: Making the Linkages between Open Data and Land in East Africa
8 May 2019

Location

IHUB
6th Floor, Senteu Plaza, Galana/Lenana Road Junction
Nairobi
Kenya
KE
Sudan
Eastern Africa
Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Somalia
South Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda

You are invited to join a lively festival devoted to building an open data community in East Africa and making the linkages between open data and land on May 8th from 5PM-9PM at IHUB.

This festival aims bring together local open data aficionados together with l experts from East Africa and beyond as well as international partners.

Organizations: 
Land Portal Foundation
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Local Development Research Institute
GODAN
Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development
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8 May 2019 to 10 May 2019

Location

University of Nairobi
University Way
Nairobi
Kenya
KE
Sudan
Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Somalia
South Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda

There is no doubt the Global Data Revolution has reached the land sector. Government data portals, open access academic journals, community mapping initiatives and other citizen-generated data - there is a palpable positive drive across the world that allows processes such as data collection to be more inclusive and open.

Organizations: 
Land Portal Foundation
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
GODAN
Local Development Research Institute
Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development
Global Online Access to Legal Information
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15 March 2019

Location

CGO Complex
Pragati Vihar
110003 New Delhi
India
IN
India

Availability of accurate and up to date data and information on land rights, tenures and administration as well as on different land use, such as agriculture, forestry, mining, wildlife, water, housing and infrastructure, is critical to effective land governance and crucial for planning and managing the use of land and land-based resources.

Organizations: 
NRMC
Land Portal Foundation
DataMeet India
22 April 2019 to 26 April 2019

Location

Hanoi
Vietnam
VN
Vietnam
Global

FIG Working Week is an exciting week-long conference that brings the international community of surveying and spatial professionals together to discuss key challenges of our time within the surveying profession with fellow peers. With the theme

Organizations: 
International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
1 October 2018 to 19 October 2018

Location

Online
United States
US
Global

Register now! MOOC on Open Data Management in Agriculture, Nutrition and Land starting Oct 1st 2018

Organizations: 
GODAN
Land Portal Foundation
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation ACP-EU
Data Interoperability
31 July 2018

Location

Online
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Global

Open Data principles and standards do not only make information more easy to find and accessible on the user-end, but are also critical for machines to be able to read and understand the information. The Land Portal Foundation is an online resource that directs users to the great variety of sources that publish land related data and information online.

Organizations: 
GODAN
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation ACP-EU
Land Portal Foundation
International Data Week 2018 (IDW 2018)
5 November 2018 to 8 November 2018

Location

Gaborone
Botswana
BW
Global

International Data Week 2018 (IDW 2018) will be held on 5-8 November 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana. Hosted by the Botswana Open Science and Open Data Forum, IDW 2018 will bring together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers and data stewards from all disciplines and geographies across the globe.

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30 May 2018 to 1 June 2018

Location

Leriba Hotel Centurion , Gauteng
South Africa
Gauteng ZA
Africa

The conference will provide a platform for agricultural information and knowledge specialists in Africa to discuss and strategize their contributions to the global 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the African Union's Agenda 2063, focusing on the conference theme and sub-themes. 

Organizations: 
Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation ACP-EU
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31 May 2018

Location

Leriba Hotel Centurion , Gauteng
South Africa
Gauteng ZA
Southern Africa

Over a billion people worldwide, predominately smallholder farmers, lack secure land rights, which are crucial for obtaining loans and providing the long-term visibility necessary for planning successful agricultural operations. Open data technologies enable mapping and access to information on land rights, which in turn can lead to more protection for community and smallholder farmers.

Organizations: 
Land Portal Foundation
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation ACP-EU
GODAN
Namibia University of Science and Technology
19 April 2018

Location

Online
United States
US
Global

Please register for our upcoming webinar on “How open data on land and property rights can improve global food security and nutrition”

Date: Apr 19, 2018 4:00 PM CEST
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3331496432886332417

Organizations: 
Land Portal Foundation
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation ACP-EU
GODAN

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