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We need to establish a focus on understanding our world - through for example our initiative education for Digital Earth.
We are working top down (lobbying in the digital agenda) and bottom up as our project ( seeks to connect people involved in this type of education and establish centres of excellence ......

Citizen engagement is critical, to involve and include the electorate in the system. To develop this we need citizens to feel connected to the area / place / region / country concerned by the democratic processes. My association (european Associatioof Geographers) belive we need to develop an education for Spatial Citizenship (, alongside technological solutions.

Sure you realise geospatial technologies (GIS) will help you scale up and sustain your activity. It's also useful for managing developments and marketing, however you'll need spatial thinking skills to analyse and interpret the information you gather. Education for the use of geo-media is critical