Side Event

Google is hosting a Side Event on June 18th, where we are excited to showcase a lineup of influential organizations at the cutting-edge of technology for sustainable development.

What: "Tools for Data Collection and Mapping: the Ground to the Cloud Story", hosted by the Google Earth Outreach and Earth Engine teams
When: 18 June, 2012 from 17:30-19:00
Where: Barra Arena, Room UN2, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Who: This event is open to the public, no RSVP necessary! Official Rio+20 accreditation is not needed to enter the Barra Arena, only photo identification.
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As the public demands economic accountability and sustainability, organizations need tools that help scale their work, make their data more accessible, and increase transparency. The Rio+20 agenda recognizes that it is ‘essential to work towards universal access to information and communications technologies.’ This side event features key organizations at the forefront of the application of these technologies, working on the ground to develop means to enable citizens, businesses and governments to harness the power of the cloud.

Discover free, open source or software grants for tools that allow for managing, analyzing, cartographically styling, sharing and hosting the data in the cloud infrastructure. Learn about the latest technologies that enable better governance through transparency, accessibility of information and scalability of technologies. Learn how maps can change the world.

Lead Organizer: Google Earth Outreach
Co-organizers: Imazon (Amazon Institute of People and the Environment), World Resources Institute, Forest Trends, Metareila, IDESAM, Governor’s Climate and Forests Taskforce, Fundacao Amazonas Sustentavel, Alianca da Terra, Equipe de Conservacao da Amazonia (ECAM), Jane Goodall Institute