World Bank SDI Report - Abbreviations and Acronyms

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CARC Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission
CISL Comitê Técnico de Implementação do Software Livre – Technical Committee for the Implementation of Free Software
CONCAR Comissão Nacional de Cartografia – National Committee of Cartography
CNPQ Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico – the Brazilian Science Foundation
CPqD Centro de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento em Telecomunicações – Telecommunications Research and Developmente Center
CPRM Companhia de Pesquisa de Recursos Minerais – the Brazilian Geological Survey
DBDG Diretório Brasileiro de Dados Geoespaciais – INDE's central data catalog
DCD Department of Civil Defense
DLS Department of Lands and Survey
DOS Department of Statistics
EMBRAPA Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária – The Brazilian Agency for Agricultural Research
E-Ping a set of directives for interoperability among Brazilian government organizations
e-PMG Padrão de Metadados do Governo eletrônico – A metadata standard for e-government
FatorGIS a media company that started out in 1993 publishing a small magazine on GIS
FOSS Free and open source software
GeoBrasil GIS conference series which started running in 2000
GAM Greater Amman Municipality
GI Geographic Information
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GIS-Brasil GIS conference series which run from 1993 to 2004
GPS Global Positioning System
GSDI Global Spatial Data Infrastructure
IBGE Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística – The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics
IDE-BA Infra-estrutura de Dados Espaciais da Bahia – the spatial data infrastructure of the state of Bahia
IGA Instituto de Geociências Aplicadas – Institute for Applied Geosciences
INDE Infra-estrutura Nacional de Dados Espaciais – the Brazilian spatial data infrastructure
INPE Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais – Brazilian National Institute for Space Research
INSPIRE Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community, the European SDI project
IT Information Technology
MDS Ministério do Desenvolvimento Social e Combate à Fome – Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger
MMA Ministério do Meio Ambiente – Ministry of Environment
MGB Perfil de Metadados Geoespaciais do Brasil – Brazilian spatial metadata profile
MoICT Ministry of Information and Communications Technology
MPOG Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão – Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management
MundoGEO GIS media company which includes a webportal and conference series (a spin-off of FatorGIS)
NEPCO National Electric Power Company
NRA Natural Resource Authority
NSDI American National Spatial Data Infrastructure
ODF The Open Document Format for Office Applications (an XML-based file format for representing electronic documents)
OSS Open Source Software
PRA Petra Region Authority
PRODEB Companhia de Processamento de Dados do Estado da Bahia – Bahia state's information technology company
PRODABEL Empresa de Informática e Informação do Município de Belo Horizonte S/A – Information and Informatics Company of the city of Belo Horizonte
R&D Research and Development
REBATE a spatial information technologies research network composed by public and private sectors and led by the Federal University of Bahia
RJGC Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre
SDI Spatial Data Infrastructures
SEI Superintendência de Estudos Econômicos e Sociais da Bahia – Social and economic studies organization from the state of Bahia
SERPRO Serviço Federal de Processamento de Dados – The Federal Information Technology Company
SMA-SP Secretaria do Meio Ambiente do Estado de São Paulo – São Paulo State's Environment Secretariat
SLTI Secretaria de Logística e Tecnologia da Informação – Secretariat of Logistics and Information Technology
SPRING GIS software developed by INPE
SOA Service-oriented architecture
TecGraf the Computer Graphics Group at the Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro
TerraLib an open-source GIS component library developed by INPE and TecGraf
UFMG Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Federal University of Minas Gerais
Unicamp Universidade Estadual de Campinas – Campinas State University
VCGE Vocabulário Controlado do Governo Eletrônico – Controlled vocabulary for electronic government
XML Extensible Markup Language
XSL Extensible Stylesheet Language
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