Agency for Real Estate Cadastre (AREC) of the Republic of Macedonia hosted BESTSDI workshop in Skopje on March 28, 2017. AREC is an associated partner of BESTSDI project and its role is to provide expert opinions for defining the spatial data infrastructure (SDI) curriculum, its evaluation and to support the promotion of the SDI curricula.
The Agency for Real Estate Cadastre is responsible for establishing, maintaining and providing public access to the NSDI Geoportal. Participation of AREC in the BESTSDI project is very important for sharing its experiences as SDI authority in the public sector.
AREC director, Slavche Trpeski gave a warm welcome and emphasized AREC mission and dedication to support SDI development. Lidija Krstevska presented implemented and ongoing NSDI projects in AREC, Sonja Dimova presented development of the National spatial data infrastructure in Macedonia and Tatjana Arangelova presented National Geoportal of the Republic of Macedonia. Igorche Karafilovski from Crisis Management Center demonstrated application of SDI for Macedonian Forest Fire Information System- MKFFIS.
Zlatko Srbinoski (left), Slavche Trpeski (center), Željko Bačić (right) (Photo © AREC)
3rd BESTSDI Workshop was organized by Faculty of Civil Engineering of Ss. Cyril and Methodius University whose project team is lead by Prof. Zlatko Srbinoski.
3rd BESTSDI Workshop will be held on March 27-29, 2017 in Skopje, Macedonia at the Faculty of Civil Engineering (Faculty Council hall), Bul Partizanski odredi 24, Skopje (1st and 3rd day) and Agency for Real Estate Cadastre, Triphun Hadjijanev street no.4, Skopje (2nd day).
First deliverables will be presented and next steps will take place according to workshop program.
3rd BESTSDI Workshop Program
2nd BESTSDI Workshop will be held on March 13-15, 2017 in Subotica, Serbia at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Civil Engineering Subotica, Kozaračka 2a, Subotica.
First deliverables will be ready for discussion and next steps will take place according to workshop program.
2nd BESTSDI Workshop Program
Project application „Western Balkans Academic Education Evolution and Professional’s Sustainable Training for Spatial Data Infrastructures“ – BESTSDI has been selected for funding in frame of ERASMUS+ KA2 Capacity Building in Higher Education call 2015. Project is worth 978.166,66 € and is one of 147 selected among 736 submitted applications.
Project applicant is Faculty of Geodesy at University of Zagreb and project partners are Catholic University Leuven (B), University of Split (HR), Ss. Cyril and Methodius University Skopje (MK), Bochum University of Applied Sciences (D), Polytechnic University of Tirana (AL), Agricultural University of Tirana (AL), University of Banja Luka (BiH), University of Mostar (BiH), University of Sarajevo (BiH), University of Tuzla (BiH), University for Business and Technology Prishtina (XK), University of Montenegro (MN), University of Belgrade (RS), University of Novi Sad (RS) and University of Prizren „Ukshin Hoti“ (XK), as well as associated partners Federal Administration for Geodetic and Real Property Affairs of FBIH (BiH), Republic Administration for Geodetic and Real Property Affairs of RS (BiH) i Real Estate Cadastre Agency of Republic of Macedonia (MK).
Objective of BESTSDI project is to improve the curricula at the partner universities by introducing the concepts of spatial data infrastructures (SDI) and e-government as well as extended concepts like smart cities, smart environment, digital single market, etc. based on SDI. The project courses will address two types of students, namely students having a specialisation on fundamental geospatial data management (for instance in geodesy, geoinformatics etc.) and students at other faculties utilizing the SDI concepts, for instance urban planners, environmental engineers and students in forestry, geography or agriculture.
Project duration is three years and project start is foreseen for October 15th 2016.