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5th Digital Earth Community Meeting

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Lead Agency).


Notice of meeting.


The Federal Interagency Digital Earth Working Group will hold the 5th Digital Earth Community Meeting that will focus on accomplishments thus far, and the future of Digital Earth. The intent of this meeting is to continue the efforts of enabling and facilitating the evolution of Digital Earth, a digital representation of the planet that will allow people to access and apply geo-spatial data from multiple resources. Federal, state, and local government along with private industry, academia and others will participate in presentations, workshops and panel discussions. Together we will educate and empower each other to continue to develop the Digital Earth environment.


Wednesday, January 31, 2001 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Registration beginning at 7:30 AM.


Capitol Union Building, Penn State University at Harrisburg, 777 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057.

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To register for the meeting, please contact PSU Continuing Education at 717-948-6505 or e-mail: If you would like to be present at this meeting, please contact Dr. Todd Bacastow at 814-863-0049 or e-mail The deadline for registration is Wednesday, January 24, 2001. This is an outreach service of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

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Format: The one day session will concentrate on presentations, workshops, and panel discussions. The status of The National Digital Earth Initiative, What is Digital Earth and Its Community, Using Digital Earth Guidelines, Developing Applications, Involving Students, and Data Accessibility will all be discussed. Upcoming conferences, organizational committees and collaborative efforts will be addressed as well. There will be space available for personal demonstrations—and discussions throughout the day. Although the meeting is open to all interested parties, time availability for presentations and demonstrations is limited and will be allocated on a first come basis. All interested parties must contact Dr. Todd Bacastow by January 17, 2001.

Web Information: Additional details on the Community Meeting will be posted to in the near future.

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Dated: January 2, 2001.

Thomas S. Taylor,

NASA Digital Earth Program Manager.

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[FR Doc. 01-786 Filed 1-16-01; 8:45 am]