Posted by Davina Jackson on 14 Mar 2013

NZ-born Australian writer Davina Jackson has been promoting the Virtual Australia and New Zealand vision as a pioneering piece of the global Earth observations movement – which is beginning to be co-ordinated at national and city scales.

This week Davina has been explaining the current status of Virtual ANZ to government surveyors who use Esri GIS software. A copy of her Esri Directions 2013 presentation (in Sydney and Canberra) can be downloaded here

And the Reed Business Information site Architecture&Design (Australia) has been quoting Davina’s views on how today’s launch of Google Indoor Maps will be relevant for architects and structural engineers designing future buildings.

That post (written by Reed journalist Madeline Prince) links to the D_City: Digital Earth | Virtual Nations | Data Cities manifesto. This ebook (online preview) now has approval from UN agencies and leading international space science and research organisations to be distributed as a textbook explaining the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS, aka Digital Earth) project to students and teachers of the relevant disciplines.