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Project GIS: Green citizens, Information systems, Saved nature will be presented during the celebration of the World GIS Day in Bulgaria

Nov. 18, 2014
Every year during the month of November the world celebrates the day of the Geographic information systems. The event supports the popularization of the geospatial technologies and provides a possibility for experience exchange and sharing of development achievements in the field of GIS.
The official opening of this year’s celebration of the GIS day in Bulgaria will be at the 19th of November in hotel Sheraton, Sofia at 10.00 o’clock. The official organizer of  the event is “ESRI Bulgaria” in partnership with Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, National Society of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria, Foundation for Local Government Reform, Bulgarian Green Building Council, Union of the Architects in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Water Association, Bulgarian Association of Software Companies, Bulgarian Academy of Science, University of Architecture, Civic Engineering and Geodesy, Bulgarian Cartography Association, Green Blakans, Union of the Scientists in Bulgaria. “Construction City” is the media partner of the event.
The program of the event includes presentations of what is new in the field of GIS, current GIS projects and presentation of contemporary academic GIS researches. Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation will take part in the event with presentation of the GIS project, funded by the NGO Program in Bulgaria, under the Financial Mechanism of the EEA 2009-2014.
The presentation of the project will include the goals and the project activities as well as the project progress especially in relation to the development of the innovative web-based GIS platform, which will provide services for use of the BBF spatial data. The popularization of the web-based platform designed for utilization by the wide public aims at provision of incentive and a model for a means for fast and easy sharing of spatial data which can be applied also by other NGOs and institutions. This will contribute for the facilitation of the information exchange, knowledge and good practices among NGOs, institutions and the wide public.

More information for the project can be found at:
The project ”Building Capacity of Non-governmental Organizations, Youths and Citizens for Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Strengthening  the Monitoring  Skills and Advocacy of Policies for Regional Sustainable Development” is funded by the NGO Program in Bulgaria under the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.   More information for the NGO Program in Bulgaria under the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 can be found at:

This document is created with the financial support of the NGO Program in Bulgaria under the Financial mechanism of the European Economic Area. The Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation bears the full responsibility for the content of the document and under no circumstances can be assumed that the content of the document reflects the official opinion of the Financial mechanism of the European Economic Area and the Operator of the NGO Program in Bulgaria.