Meta-Earth Confluence (M-EC)

Meta–A prefix meaning one level of description higher. If X is some concept then meta-X is data about, or processes operating on, X. For example, a metasyntax is syntax for specifying syntax, metalanguage is a language used to discuss language, meta-data is data about data, and meta-reasoning is reasoning about reasoning. Confluentia–Latin for ‘act of flowing together’ One of the many great outcomes of the recent 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth (see photo samples online) is the emergence of Meta-Earth Confluence (M-EC), a commitment led by NNC members who were on the ISDE5 Program Committee and others. Meta-Earth, having…