Building Open Geospatial Science -“Geo for All”
Suchith Anand
http://www.geoforall.org
Mission
Making Geospatial
education
accessible to all
“Geo for All”
Why?
Very few universities/educational institutions
in developing/poor countries currently are
able to teach Geospatial Sc...
ICA- OSGeo MoU
Prof. Georg Gartner (ICA President) and
Arnulf Christl (OSGeo President) shake
hands after signing the MoU ...
ICA is the world authoritative body for cartography and Geographic
Information Science
Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)
OS Geo Product development statistics 2008
Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) established in Feb 2006
OSGeo is the ...
Why - Social Responsibility
Making resources including software and
data openly available offers an opportunity
for knowle...
For details contact:
Sergio Acosta y Lara
sacosta@dntopografia.gub.uy
Alvaro Anguix
aanguix@gvsig.com
gvSIG Batoví: an edu...
Aims of ICA-OSGeo Labs
Initiative
• Establishing research and training
opportunities in open source GIS
• Build teaching a...
“Geo for All” Education Initiative
Distribution ICA-OSGeo labs established in Europe
Image : OSGeoREL @NCSU (6 months back...
Why having a framework for Open
Geospatial Science important for the
future?
Strategic level
Research
Teaching
Attracting ...
Open Geospatial
Research
Geospatial
Standards (for
ex. OGC spec.)
Maturity of open
source software (for
ex. OSGeo stack)
O...
Aim 1
Establishing open
source GIS research
and training
opportunities
Strategic Training Programs
Open Geospatial Labs are being established worldwide to scale up research and
teaching in this theme globally (ICA-OSGeo M...
Poland strongly represented in “Geo for All”
Free webinars
Example of an excellent
Initiative led by Prof. Maria
Brovelli and colleagues
http://eurochallenge.como.polimi.it
Aim 3 - Providing Global learning platform and training opportunities
Open Science 2014 sessions planned at OSGIS 2014. We look
forward to welcoming you to Nottingham.
http://www.geoforall.org
Making Geospatial education accessible to all
 Building Open Geospatial Science Network, Suchith Anand, University of Nottingham
 Building Open Geospatial Science Network, Suchith Anand, University of Nottingham
 Building Open Geospatial Science Network, Suchith Anand, University of Nottingham
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Building Open Geospatial Science Network, Suchith Anand, University of Nottingham

  1. 1. Building Open Geospatial Science -“Geo for All” Suchith Anand http://www.geoforall.org
  2. 2. Mission Making Geospatial education accessible to all “Geo for All”
  3. 3. Why? Very few universities/educational institutions in developing/poor countries currently are able to teach Geospatial Science courses High cost of software Lack of skilled staff Lack of freely available training materials
  4. 4. ICA- OSGeo MoU Prof. Georg Gartner (ICA President) and Arnulf Christl (OSGeo President) shake hands after signing the MoU at Intergeo 2011 in Germany (Sep 2011)
  5. 5. ICA is the world authoritative body for cartography and Geographic Information Science
  6. 6. Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)
  7. 7. OS Geo Product development statistics 2008 Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) established in Feb 2006 OSGeo is the leader of Open Source Geospatial and high impact community
  8. 8. Why - Social Responsibility Making resources including software and data openly available offers an opportunity for knowledge to be shared widely so as to increase learning opportunities. Example – Collaborating with educational initiatives like gvSIG Batoví For details contact: Sergio Acosta y Lara sacosta@dntopografia.gub.uy Alvaro Anguix aanguix@gvsig.com
  9. 9. For details contact: Sergio Acosta y Lara sacosta@dntopografia.gub.uy Alvaro Anguix aanguix@gvsig.com gvSIG Batoví: an educational resource for Plan Ceibal https://gvsig.org/web/home/projects/gvsig­educa 
  10. 10. Aims of ICA-OSGeo Labs Initiative • Establishing research and training opportunities in open source GIS • Build teaching and research infrastructure worldwide • Provide worldwide learning platform
  11. 11. “Geo for All” Education Initiative Distribution ICA-OSGeo labs established in Europe Image : OSGeoREL @NCSU (6 months back) ICA-OSGeo MoU in Sep 2011 70 labs established worldwide as of today North America – 13 labs Europe – 25 labs South America – 9 labs Africa – 4 labs Asia – 15 labs Australia - 1 lab Will be establishing over 100 labs in universities worldwide by Sep 2014
  12. 12. Why having a framework for Open Geospatial Science important for the future? Strategic level Research Teaching Attracting research funding /sustainability Social Responsibility
  13. 13. Open Geospatial Research Geospatial Standards (for ex. OGC spec.) Maturity of open source software (for ex. OSGeo stack) Open Data Ability for showing the operation of general laws is fundamental for scientific research Open GIS is key for innovation in GIS
  14. 14. Aim 1 Establishing open source GIS research and training opportunities
  15. 15. Strategic Training Programs
  16. 16. Open Geospatial Labs are being established worldwide to scale up research and teaching in this theme globally (ICA-OSGeo MoU) University of Pretoria, South Africa Aim 2 – Scale up research and teaching
  17. 17. Poland strongly represented in “Geo for All”
  18. 18. Free webinars
  19. 19. Example of an excellent Initiative led by Prof. Maria Brovelli and colleagues http://eurochallenge.como.polimi.it
  20. 20. Aim 3 - Providing Global learning platform and training opportunities
  21. 21. Open Science 2014 sessions planned at OSGIS 2014. We look forward to welcoming you to Nottingham.
  22. 22. http://www.geoforall.org Making Geospatial education accessible to all

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