Accuracy 2010 Open Business Meeting

Accuracy 2010 Open Business Meeting

Thursday, July 22, 1pm

 

Agenda items

  • Griffith/Heuvelink medals proposal
  • Accuracy 2012 location
  • Web master
  • Any other business

Minutes

  • Nick Tate announced the meeting 
  • Gerard Heuvelink convened the meeting 
  • Daniel Griffith took notes and prepared the minutes 

Agenda Item #1:

  • Gerard presented PPT slides with the medals proposal 
  • The initial proposal was expanded to include election of an ISARA nomination committee for subsequent meetings  
  • The procedure and rules used for the Richard Webster medal (http://www.pedometrics.org/pm/?p=258) may be used as an example to define our own procedure and rules
  • The group in attendance liked and supported the idea, and strongly approved of naming the medals after Peter Burrough and Jim Smith

Agenda Item #2:

  • Gerard outlined the application procedure
  • A delegation from Brazil expressed interest in hosting Accuracy 2012, the group in attendance unanimously recommended that this proposal be endorsed
  • Yee Leung proposed that the next meeting or another additional meeting be a joint one with the IGU Commission on Modeling Geographical Systems

Agenda Item #3:

  • An invitation was extended to those in attendance, and anyone else associated with ISARA, to become the new webmaster; no one stepped forward
  • One proposal is that a member of the Steering Committee become the webmaster, with this duty moving with the office as it changes hands

Agenda Item #4:

  • A request was made for all workshop materials to be made available on the ISARA’s web site
  • The group in attendance strongly endorsed having workshops during each conference
  • A recommendation was put forth by two different attendees and embraced by all attendees that the members of the Steering Committee should have fixed terms; the recommendation is a length of six years; the Steering Committee would consist of six persons, two of which replaced for each conference
  • A recommendation was made that once a proposal for hosting a conference is approved, the organizer immediately becomes a member of the Steering Committee 
  • A suggestion was made that the ISARA join a scientific union
  • Yee Leung proposed that the next meeting or another additional meeting be a joint one with the IGU Commission on Modeling Geographical Systems