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Second call for expressions of interest: national or regional information and data partnerships on land

The Land Portal Foundation is looking for national or regional partners to build an information and data ecosystem on land governance. The Land Portal Foundation is particularly interested in working with well-established information providers or land-related organizations who want to further develop their information services. The aim of each partnership is to create a sustainable connection between the collection and use of content at specific locations and the aggregation of content from all levels and promoting its use globally. The purpose of the partnership will be to increase the availability and accessibility of land-related content from the global south by developing shared approaches and standards for data sharing and exchange.… Click to read the full post

Who we work with: Meet Laura Meggiolaro

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Meggiolaro_LauraWe had the pleasure to meet Laura Meggiolaro back in April 2014, when we both attended the joint CIARD/GODAN Consultation Meeting in Rome. It was there that we were introduced to Land Portal and got to learn more about the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). This meeting also provided us with the opportunity to learn more (always through our discussions with Laura) about the work of Land Portal and explore collaboration opportunities – Nikos Manouselis was also there and he quickly identify the potential contributions of Agro-Know in Land Portal.

In the meantime, Agro-Know helped Land Portal with the revamp of its Library Module (you can read more about this work here) and we got to meet Laura again at our offices.… Click to read the full post

Land Portal & Global Open Knowledge Hub visit Agro-Know

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Between 14-15 of January 2015 we had two interesting people visiting Agro-Know: Laura Meggiolaro from Land Portal and Peter Mason from the Institute of Development Studies.  The aim of their visit was to get to know the Agro-Know team better (this goes especially to Laura, since Agro-Know is already working on the new version of the Land Portal Library Module) and also to explore possibilities of further collaboration.

Laura is the coordinator of the Land Portal Partnership and our first contact was made during the 1st CIARD/GODAN Consultation meetingwhen we had some initial discussions about the possibility to implement semantic web technologies in the Land Portal.… Click to read the full post

Agro-Know works with LandPortal’s Library Module

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LandPortal_logoIf you haven’t heard already, Agro-Know has recently started working on something huge called LandPortal and we couldn’t be happier. We are talking of course about the leading online knowledge hub about land issues, which features a great deal of open data from regions all around the world. LandPortal also values and encourages networking through open development of its online content with the contribution of various target user groups. Naturally, it felt right for Agro-Know to be part of this wonderful community and so we were given an amazing opportunity to apply our expertise on LandPortal’s Library Module.

The Library Module of LandPortal (otherwise called LandLibrary) aims to become the authoritative virtual repository of land-related information, including peer-reviewed publications, policies, maps, and multimedia content, as stated in the site.… Click to read the full post