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|Title:||Digital Earth 2020: Towards the Vision for the Next Decade|
|Authors:||CRAGLIA Massimo; DE BIE Kees; JACKSON Davina; PESARESI Martino; REMETEY-FULOPP Gabor; WANG Changlin; ANNONI Alessandro; BIAN Ling; CAMPBELL Fred; EHLERS Manfred; VAN GENDEREN John; GOODCHILD Michael; GUO Huadong; LEWIS Anthony; SIMPSON Richard; SKIDMORE Andrew; WOODGATE Peter|
|Citation:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DIGITAL EARTH vol. 5 no. 1 p. 4-21|
|Publisher:||TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||This position paper is the outcome of a brainstorming workshop organised by the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) in Beijing in March 2011. It argues that the vision of Digital Earth (DE) put forward by Vice-President Al Gore 13 years ago needs to be re-evaluated in the light of the many developments in the fields of information technology, data infrastructures, and earth observation that have taken place since. The paper identifies the main policy, scientific, and societal drivers for the development of Digital Earth, and illustrates the multi-faceted nature of a new vision of DE grounding it with a few examples of potential applications. Since no single organisation can on its own develop all the aspects of DE, it is essential to develop a series of collaborations at the global level to turn the vision outlined in this paper into reality.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
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