To benefit society by promoting the development and realization of Digital Earth
The 3rd Digital Earth Summit, organized by the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) and University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, (UACEG) Sofia was successfully held in Nessebar, Bulgaria from 12th to 14th June, 2010.
This Summit focused on the theme of Digital Earth in the Service of Society: Sharing Information, Building Knowledge with topics covering societal context of Digital Earth, Digital Earth in sustainable development at local and regional levels, Digital cities, the citizen as contributor to Digital Earth, and so on. With the development of spatial information technology, network communication technology and earth system science, the shared Digital Earth platforms for both public and commercial use have come into existence. The 3rd Digital Earth Summit offered people a great opportunity to think deeply about the role of Digital Earth in the society and in sustainable development at local and regional levels. Besides, the Summit plays an important role in promoting the idea of getting the public involved in Digital Earth science and technology
There are nearly 100 researchers from 11 countries registered at this submit and about 40 scholars gave presentations concerning the frontier research on Digital Earth science and technology at the Summit.