The Digital Earth Summit will convene for the fourth biannual event from Sept. 2-4, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand. This event is sponsored by both the Wellington City Council and Land Information New Zealand and coordinated by the International Society for Digital Earth. The event follows on a successful event that took place in Perth in 2010.
The aim of theInternational Society for Digital Earth is to harness the world's data and information resources through international cooperation to establish a digital replication of our planet that will allow us to monitor, measure, and forecast natural and human activity on the planet. Topic areas for the event include earth observation systems, augmented reality, visualization, high-performance computing, simulation, and spatial data infrastructure.
“This event is an incredible opportunity for New Zealand ’s scientific and technology communities to showcase our country’s expertise and to engage with other great minds from around the world,” said Sue Gordon, General Manager from Land Information New Zealand. "We look forward to hosting the best and brightest across the Digital Earth community and being part of the discussions on how we all can respond effectively to the global environment and societal changes in an increasingly populated world.”
Prof. Carlo Ratti, Director of SENSEable City Laboratory at MIT has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the Summit and the Committee will be announcing further speakers shortly.
More information and registration details can be found at digitalearth12.org.nz