Last Saturday, women team of GeoSLab (Mª José, Silvia y Susana) attended Women Techmakers Zaragoza.
Women Techmakers is a global program promoted by Google that provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology.
Why does a major avenue in a city runs the way it does? Why is a square located exactly where it is? The Spanish philosopher, parliamentarian, politician and diplomat Juan Donoso Cortés stated once that “In the past rests the history of the future".
Last 29th and 30th of April, the sixth edition of NASA Space Apps took place. In this occasion, 187 cities participated all over the world, and Zaragoza was one of them. For the fourth consecutive year, this event was organized in @etopia_.
Space Apps arises as a NASA’s project for establishing a progress based on a more open, transparent and accessible science. The main issues of NASA Space Apps, and which are supported by @spaceappsZgz year after year, are the use of open data in ...
Nowadays, National, regional or local governments are promoting different initiatives to publish their information using Open Data portals. In the scope of geographic information these efforts for publication of information is based on Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) and European Directive INSPIRE (2007/2/CE). The link between both spheres, Open Data and SDIs is more than desirable, and, in fact, it is possible thanks to solutions similar to which we will explain in next paragraphs.
A persistent identifier (PID) acts as a standard, invariant and long-term reference of a digital resource, regardless of their status, their location or their current owner. Although, several EU Member States already have governance structures, processes, standards, guidelines and tools to create, maintain, manage and use persistent identifiers in their respective Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), their approaches are different and are at different levels of maturity. That is why the implementation of persistent identifiers for spatial objects is one of the most immediate challenges in the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive.
It is a fact that citizens habits are changing rapidly leveraged by new technologies adoption. The way in wich users and clients pay is not an exception. Likewise, retails and service providers are aware of it, and also traditional banks, telecommunication companies, technology-based companies and fintech startups that fight to gain a bigger slice of the market.
The Directive on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies (Directive (UE) 2016/2012), that has recently come into effect, has the objective of harmonizing national regulations, establishing common requirements on accessibility.