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13 Jan 1997, as a network of the 11 partners of Geographical Information Systems International Group (GISIG) and GIS users - universities, public bodies and companies. The number of subscribers grew up to 75 belonging to 17 countries, 42 organizations and 36 different scientific disciplines.


In the framework of Geographical Information Systems (GIS): conduct studies; diffuse information, methods of analysis and design; train young researchers on the application of design technology to sustainable development of historical cities.

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Operates through: mailing lists; working groups; seminars, meetings participation in EC programmes; consultants in large urban revitalization projects (Comune de Florence); short training courses and specialization courses; application projects. Formerly organized annual Euro-Conference. Operates as a research and consulting network. Working Groups (7): Urban Mobility; Urban Pollution; Historical Building Assets and Historical Spaces; Public Spaces Design and Historical Parks Renovation; Sector Planning (urban commerce revitalization; Natural Commercial Centres planning and design); Remote Sensing for Urban Land Use/Land Cover Recognition for Planning Design. The Network assists exchange of young researchers between partners of different organization types so as to help the applied research training process through case-study and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) application design based on: different source data acquisition and integration with traditional data (radar and optical); remote-sensing data acquisition; multidisciplinary modelling for urban architectural design; conceptual schema design for complex problem simulation and problem solving in urban architectural design (traffic flow, etc); standard metadata gathering methods. Target groups: architects operating in urban architectural design or in conservation and restoration of monuments or expert in such restoration; engineers operating in traffic/transportation design/management or in pollution analysis; economists; historians; urban remote sensing experts; satellite image processing experts; urban geographers; database analysts and designers.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 16 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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25. Jul 2013
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