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ISDE newsletter on the understanding of Digital Earth
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Editorial
We do hope you find this new quarterly newsletter of the ISDE a helpful and fast gateway to emerging information about the concept of digital earth, both through its links to information on conferences and news items and through the opinions expressed by contributors.
    Rapid access to information is, of course, essential in such a quickly developing field.  From just a few decades ago where the only real digital description we had of the earth was the imagery acquired by remote sensing platforms, we now stand at the threshold of a new era of enormous possibilities for describing and modelling the world around us, and its dynamics.  Our data now comes from a huge variety of sources and sensors, while the Internet of Things promises to provide the a powerful data distribution and interpretation framework, capable of supporting detailed descriptions, simulations and predictions about our natural and built environments.  We are also in an era of big earth data; this in itself will generate challenges for those seeking to maximise the knowledge that can be gleaned from the data recorded.
    It is to act as a touchstone for new developments such as these that we have positioned our newsletter.  We trust you find value in its role as a portal to those links and opinions that are important to your roles as digital earth professionals.
Prof. John Richards
President, International Society for Digital Earth
Australian National University
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5th Digital Earth Summit

The International Society for Digital Earth will be hosting the 5th Digital Earth Summit, under the theme “Digital Earth for ESD”, from 9 - 11 November 2014 in Nagoya, Japan.
Information on ISDE9

ISDE9 theme: “Towards a One-World Vision for the Blue Planet” . We are pleased to invite you to the International Symposium on Digital Earth, to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, in October of 2015.

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Workshop "Digital Earth:what the hack"

This workshop,held on 3 June 2014, Castellón, Spain, will elaborate on the possibilities of using geospatial information and processing across multiple sectors, and thereby implementing Digital Earth applications.

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Call for bids: 2016 Digital Earth Summit

The ISDE is calling for bids to organize and host the Digital Earth Summit in 2016. The ISDE hereby invites all interested organizations to submit letters of intent and/or bid proposals to host the event.

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Workshop on Big Data

ISDE co-sponsor  a significant, high-level Workshop of the CODATA on Big Data for International Scientific Programmes: Challenges and Opportunities to be held in Beijing, China, on 8-9 June 2014.

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DE Transitions
DE Transitions  ( Jan-Mar, 2014 )
The article in the DE transitions depicts current and new emerging examples of Digital Earth technology, research and strategic policy. Selected online resources are being summarized from one perspective of Digital Earth. This quarterly article hopes to bring a greater understanding of Digital Earth progress and trends.

Observations on Earth are being focused by government agency’s research projects in 2014. Digital Earth has demanding requests to be more conscious to geo and spatial Earth data. It is an impressive Digital Earth to witness data captured from challenging observation, information analyzed by precise measurement and a powerful online platform built for map distribution.
International Journal of Digital Earth
All online published papers in the International Journal of Digital Earth are listed in the same given time as this issue of the newsletter.
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