The GPC Group today released a highly anticipated white paper, titled "SDI 3.0 – Transforming Government," which represents significant new research and intriguing insight.
The paper will be presented at the upcoming ESRI User Conference in San Diego, California (23-27 July 2012) by GPC President Mark Sorensen.
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The paper's abstract is as follows:
The label of “spatial data infrastructure (SDI)” has been around for nearly two decades now, and many of the underlying principles have been around for even longer. While the formal definitions have not changed substantially with time, there is growing number of converging forces that suggest we are approaching a new era that could fundamentally reposition SDI from a framework for sharing information and applications services, to a new way of looking at governance and public engagement. These trends are happening worldwide in both developed and developing countries, and today there are more opportunities than ever to configure emerging technologies and respond to perspectives about democracy, societal sustainability and resilience in ways that matter most, if we have the institutional awareness, leadership, and foresight to do so. This talk will present a summary of “on the ground” experiences in implementing SDI 1.0 and 2.0 in the Middle East and beyond, and thoughts about the trends, opportunities and innovations that are pointing towards SDI 3.0 and possible new dimensions of “GeoMaturity” in society.