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2013 CGA Conference: Creating the Policy and Legal Framework for a Location-Enabled Society

July 18, 2013 to July 20, 2013

On Friday, May 6, 2011, the CGA convened it's annual two-day conference. Below are the presentations of the plenary sessions.

Location-enabled devices are weaving "smart grids" and building "smart cities" and increasingly they allow those who provide services to track, whether we are walking past stores on the street or seeking help in a natural disaster.

Such deep penetration of the geospatial technologies into people's daily lives, however, generates policy and legal concerns with privacy, security, and government funding. These issues are relatively new to the academic community and to human societies at large. Technology developers, industries, legal experts, policy makers and citizen rights advocates will meet in this conference to discuss the opportunities and challenges of a location-enabled society. read more

Creating the Policy and Legal Framework for a Location–Enabled Society

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Welcome & Introduction

Be Careful What You Ask For: Reconciling a Global Internet and Local Law

Geospatial and Developing Economies

Taking Society’s Pulse in Real-Time

NSF and NIH Research on Geographic Data Confidentiality and Privacy


Friday, May 3, 2013

Welcome & Introduction

Managing Change by Technology Darwinism

UN-Global Geospatial Information Management (UNGGIM): Legal and Policy Challenges

Privacy Issues Associated with Location and Geospatial information

Spatial Data Infrastructures: Laying the Foundation

The Internet of Things: Policy and Legal Frameworks Necessary to support Smart Grid/Intelligent Transportation Systems/Smart Cities

The Law and Earth Observation: Military, Commercial, Environmental and Scientific Perspectives

Role of Government in a Location-Enabled Society

Closing Remarks: Geospatial Science, Technology and Innovation

Poster Awards