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A Nordic webinar on the metaverse in relation to geodata is to be held on November 22nd 2023.

Due to different time zones the webinar starts in Iceland at 1:00 PM (GMT), in Sweden, Denmark and Norway at 2:00 PM (GMT+1), and in Finland at 3:00 PM (GMT+2).

GI Norden arranges the free webinar with speakers from three Nordic countries.

Hear more about new knowledge about urban innovations and smart cities from the Nordic countries and how best to apply them. An occasion to explore next generation strategies for discovering and understanding the new technology that will drive society forward. Listen to new urban innovation and smart cities for future urban models. It is already revolutionizing both society and business. Good examples of the smart and sustainable society of the future.

Metaverse for citizen dialogue and co-creative processes – How can virtual meetings strengthen citizen dialogue?

Metaverse is a virtual reality where digital technology makes it possible to experience things that today require physical presence. It can be used to show and tell about complex structures and to create an overview and understanding of the abstract.


02.00 (GMT+1): Welcome to the GI Norden webinar. Miika Kostamo, GeoForum Finland

02.05: Geospatial data as the foundation of our mixed reality future. Damon Hernandes, CEO of Mixx Reality, Finland
A teaser to become announced… 

02.30: Metaverse for citizen dialogue and co-creative processes. Tomas Bendz, Around the corner, Sweden
The consulting company Around the corner has collaborated with Sweco in a project that explored how a virtual citizen dialogue and co-creation process could work. The goal of the project is to improve conversations and meetings between citizens, municipal representatives, and planners regarding plans in community building. Share experiences and lessons learned from the project and learn more about how metaverse can create opportunities for better dialogue and understanding.

02.55: How to facilitate dialogue rather than information in the planning process. Astrid Hvattum, Geodata, Norway
Dialogue and collaboration are key in any efficient process. So why do we plan by .pdf? We will show examples of what’s possible when using existing technologies and data at its full potential – and of course examples on how we can involve our youth in city development. “The city will never be smarter than its inhabitants.”

03.20: Discussion

03.30: Webinar ends

Host and moderator of the webinar
Host and moderator of the webinar: Miika Kostamo, GeoForum Finland
Q&A manager of the webinar: Sofi Almqvist, Geoforum Sweden

All members of one of the Nordic geofora (GeoForum Finland, Geoforum Sverige, GeoForum Norge, LISA Iceland, or Geoforum Danmark) will be granted access for free upon registration. For this webinar the board of GI Norden has decided also to grant a free access for non-members upon registration.

The webinar takes place in the Livehouse (a Danish webinar platform). A link for sign-up and subsequent participation will be sent to registered participants in the morning at the day of the webinar.

Please do your registration below (In Danish: ‘Tilmeldinger’).



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