Oracle is the world's most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems company. With more than 400,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—in more than 145 countries around the globe, Oracle is the only vendor able to offer a complete technology stack in which every layer is engineered to work together as a single system. Oracle's industry-leading products give customers unmatched benefits including unbreakable security, high availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership. For geospatial solutions Oracle offers a wide range of 2D and 3D Spatial capabilities based on OGC and ISO standards in database, middleware, big data, and cloud platforms. These technologies are used by numerous 3rd party tools, components and solutions as well as by Oracle's enterprise applications for on-premise and cloud deployment.
The INSPIRE conference demonstrates and promotes the use of the European Spatial Data Infrastructure beyond the environment, covering wider application areas of geospatial information and technologies with emerging economic, social, environmental and political priorities of the European Union. As such the conference draws significant representation from governments, user communities of SDI, e-Government, geospatial technology providers, standardization bodies and end-users of the technology applications. The conference aims to provide a forum for discussion, exchange of new ideas, for the establishment of new friendships and collaborations and for the dissemination of recent acquired knowledge and experience. It will take place from 18th to 21st of September 2018 in Flanders Meeting and Convention Center, Antwerp.
DG Environment of the European Commission is the formal partner to the organising institutions of INSPIRE conference. The Commission's contribution to the conference is assured through the INSPIRE Coordination Team (CT) which consists of staff of the European Commission from DG Environment, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and staff of the European Environmental Agency (EEA). Its role is to coordinate the implementation and further evolution of INSPIRE and to coordinate with other EU policies. With respect to the conference, the CT engages with its own and other EC services and EU agencies.
The CT promotes their participation and seeks their support to raise awareness on the conference of other internal and external policy stakeholders with an interest in spatial information and infrastructures. In addition, the INSPIRE CT informs, consults and coordinates contributions from the INSPIRE Maintenance and Implementation Group (MIG), consisting of representatives of the INSPIRE national contact points. The MIG coordinates the joint activities between the European Commission (DG Environment and the JRC), the EEA and the EU Member States to support the maintenance and implementation of the INSPIRE Directive, including the important task of stakeholder consultation and communication through i.a the annual INSPIRE conferences.
Geonovum is a government foundation. The mission of Geonovum is to make the government better through geo-information. They do this by improving the accessibility of geo information and by allowing exchange of geo information through using standards. In addition, they help government organisations to better utilise geo information by informing them about existing facilities. Geonovum connects organizations that need geo-information, to parties that can help them.
Informatie Vlaanderen is an agency of the Government of Flanders. The mission of the Informatie Vlaanderen is to develop a coherent, government-wide information policy and to support and help realise the transition of the Government of Flanders into an information-driven administration. It identifies government data on citizens, enterprises and organisations in the different agencies on the Federal, regional and local level.
Dependent on the nature of the information it collects these data and exchanges them with the other public services in Flanders and with the cities. For personal data the agency guarantees the data protection and security. It helps realising the Once Only principle to ensure citizens and enterprises don't have to deliver the same information twice to government agencies. The agency runs a number of geographical services mapping in detail topography roads, buildings, underground pipelines. It ensures the efficient, effective and cost-sharing use of geographical data via a common infrastructure for geographical information.
EARSC, the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies is a membership-based non-profit organisation which coordinates and promotes activities of European companies engaged in delivering Earth Observation geo-information services. EARSC's key goal is to promote the industry and to help to develop the market for EO services. EARSC is representing EO providers of geo-information services in its broadest sense creating a network between industry, decision makers and users and covering the full EO value chain from data acquisition through processing, fusion, analysis to final geo-information products and services. EARSC currently has around 100 members and the network contains all the leading European suppliers of EO data and value-added products as well as many small and micro-enterprises.