D_CITY ebook GEO 2013 coverInternational land surveying, geography, remote sensing and Earth observation (satellite) scientists are applauding the D_City: Digital Earth | Virtual Nations | Data Cities report. Online (originally as a preview for comment) since early 2012, the report now has been updated and printed via its sponsor, the Intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO).

GEO and the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) jointly announced the report’s launch at the ISDE conference in Kuching, Malaysia, in August 2013. The 172-page document – a ‘thorough snapshot’ of current contributions to the G8/GEO-co-ordinated Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) project – was edited by Davina Jackson and Richard Simpson, two leaders of the ISDE’s digital cities working party.

Since the ISDE Kuching release, two more print runs of the report have been circulated to leaders of key stakeholder organisations across the northern hemisphere.

The GEO/ISDE press release is here.

GEO's Publications listing.

GEO’s Publications listing.

The report has been promoted on GEO’s website and by publishers The Guardian (Witness), Geospatial World (Asia), Sensors&Systems and Actar Publishing.

Geospatial World also has published an interview with Davina Jackson about the ‘D_City network’ venture and its relevance to Asia-Pacific geospatial professionals.