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Digital Earth is a global initiative to construct a comprehensive virtual representation of the planet. It is a collaborative effort between Earth sciences, space sciences and information sciences to monitor and forecast natural and human phenomena. The International Society for Digital Earth is an international organization, principally for promoting academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education, and international collaboration towards Digital Earth. This presentation will introduce the Digital Earth concept, its key technologies and its new trends, along with the 10-year development of the International Society for Digital Earth. This presentation also tries to discuss some recommendations on how to promote this concept worldwide and to co-operate with other regional and international organizations.
Mr. Jiang Hao, is Communications Officer of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE). He obtained a master’s degree in geo-informatics from the International Institute of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) [now University of Twente]. While working for the Secretariat office of ISDE, he is currently a PHD candidate with his research interest of web- based geo information technologies and Digital Earth, in the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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