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The 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth - Bringing Digital Earth down to Earth.

The 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth - Bringing Digital Earth down to Earth.

About Digital Earth

About Digital Earth

Digital Earth is a visionary concept, popularized by former US Vice President Al Gore,  for the virtual and 3-D representation of the Earth that is spatially referenced and interconnected with digital knowledge archives from around the planet with vast amounts of scientific, natural, and cultural information to describe and understand the Earth, its systems, and human activities.

The Digital Earth vision embraces a philosophy that any citizen of the planet, linked through the Internet, should be able to freely access a virtual world of information and knowledge resources.  This philosophy supports the dream of ubiquitous education for the people of the planet.  A rich convergence of technological advances, active visionaries, and recognition of the paramount need for humans to better understand the Earth and its systems comprises the history of this dynamic and exciting enterprise.

Digital Earth is a global partnership, nurtured by the Beijing Declaration, composed of NGOs, educators, business, and government leaders collaborating for a better future.  This egalitarian and democratic participatory partnership will enable future generation’s unprecedented technical and educational facilities over the Web for exploring the Earth, better understanding its systems, and investigating impacts and remediation responses of human activities.

The Digital Earth community is dedicated to building a virtual global commons to promote "down to Earth" solutions supported by cooperative protocols using standards, databases, analytical and visualization tools that will foster the creation of appropriate applications for a sustainable future.  A consortium founded the International Society for Digital Earth to promote the evolution and implementation of the Digital Earth vision.

All citizens are encouraged to contact the 5th ISDE secretariat to learn how they and their communities can join in this international initiative.


March 15, 2007
Notification to authors of accepted presentations and papers.
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June 1-3, 2007
Young Leaders Collaboratory
- a co-created experiential learning environment for young leaders from around the world.
June 5th 2007
Opening Ceremony - 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth.


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