3D GeoBrowser

Introduction
Technologies are rapidly developing to connect the Earth's citizens with improved data, information, and tools for sustaining life on the planet. This web-site is dedicated to fostering a literate and collaborative community of systems developers, data providers, and users to accelerate the creation of 3-D Geobrowsers and their connections to an evolving network of citizens and scientists. Individuals and agencies are encouraged to communicate with this initiative and help contribute to the quality and timeliness of the information and links provided. Please submit entries and enquiries to Ben Sprague at sprague@geog.ucsb.edu.

Mission
Establish consensus and community awareness on the user requirements for functionality of three-dimensional Geobrowsers as part of a necessary framework for sustaining the vision of a Digital Earth. We envisage the implementation and evolution of 3-D Geobrowsers to be accomplished through the adoption and implementation of web-enabled tools and infrastructure to support the concept of a digital world community.

What's New
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GeoBrowser Challenge Rescheduling
The Geobrowser 3-D Challenge scheduled for the 17th and 18th of July at the Changing Planet auditorium is being postponed at this time. The organizing committee expresses its regrets for any inconvenience caused by this postponement. New dates will be announced after the 3rd International Symposium of Digital Earth in Brno, Czech Republic. 21-25 September 2003. The Geobrowser Mandate Report will be presented at the Symposium and will become available on the website afterwards.

Request for Demonstrations
The International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) invites responses to a Request for Demonstrations (RFD) in support of the ISDE technology demonstration and functional user requirements documentation initiative called “Digital Earth 3D Geobrowser Initiative.” Responses are due by June 15, 2003.

GeoBrowser Challenge
On the 17th and 18th of July 2003, in Washington, D.C., this unique exposition will highlight the power and performance of 3-D Geobrowsers and their strategic importance in harnessing data and information for Global democracy.