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Open Principles in GeoEducation

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Slides from keynote presented at EuroGeo2017, Amsterdam

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Open Principles in GeoEducation

  1. 1. Open Principles in GeoEducation Suchith Anand EuroGeo 2017, Amsterdam Open Geospatial Labs are being established worldwide to scale up research and teaching globally as part of the ICA-OSGeo MoU
  2. 2. alt.ac.uk Some reflections Serendipity
  3. 3. alt.ac.uk Over 12,000 schools About 6 million students About 200,000 teachers Good example of impact of openness in Education from my state in India
  4. 4. Geospatial Technology – Why?
  5. 5. How can we all work together to create global citizens for the future?
  6. 6. ◊GLOBAL URBAN PROBLEMS: accessGLOBAL URBAN PROBLEMS: access to water, sanitation, traffic congestions,to water, sanitation, traffic congestions, economic sustainability, citizenseconomic sustainability, citizens’ health,’ health, impact on environment …impact on environment … ◊Mapping is a critical component to help understand and develop solutions for urban growth problems ◊Proprietary software tools are very expensive (hence unavailable) for economically poor countries and communities worldwide Why is Geoeducation important? Kibera , Kenya Dharavi, Mumbai http://www.flickr.com/photos/56685562@N00/2340042701 http://www.flickr.com/photos/8485582@N07/7365580810 GIS tools play a key role in helping find solutions to global societal challenges
  7. 7. Why? Data needs to be easily understood by all to make better informed decisions at all levels Purpose - Using this layer to compare with health expenditures to see if there's a visual relationship with the percent of forest area and health care costs. Looking to see if health care costs rise as forest are percent lowers.
  8. 8. alt.ac.uk Why is Openness Important? Openness is fundamental in helping achieve SDG 2030 aims
  9. 9. ◊GLOBAL URBAN PROBLEMS: accessGLOBAL URBAN PROBLEMS: access to water, sanitation, traffic congestions,to water, sanitation, traffic congestions, economic sustainability, citizenseconomic sustainability, citizens’ health,’ health, impact on environment …impact on environment … ◊Mapping is a critical component to help understand and develop solutions for urban growth problems ◊Proprietary software tools are very expensive (hence unavailable) for economically poor countries and communities worldwide Why is Geoeducation important? Kibera , Kenya Dharavi, Mumbai http://www.flickr.com/photos/56685562@N00/2340042701 http://www.flickr.com/photos/8485582@N07/7365580810 GIS tools play a key role in helping find solutions to global societal challenges
  10. 10. Making Geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all “Geo for All”
  11. 11. alt.ac.uk Education + Empowerment = GeoForAll
  12. 12. There are many dimensions to “Open” • Open source software. • Open data. • Open standards. • Open access to research publications. • Open education resources But fundamentally GeoForAll is based on Open Principles
  13. 13. An example of the impact of Openness - GODAN Impact is the positive changes to the lives of people
  14. 14. Hunger Poverty Innovation www.godan.info
  15. 15. Hunger • For the first time in human history, the knowledge to end hunger exists on Earth • 800 million people struggle with debilitating hunger and malnutrition • We need to find solutions beyond MORE food. Nutritionally sensitive agriculture is essential for global public health and wellbeing • We are convinced that the solution to closing this unacceptable hunger gap lies within harnessing and opening agriculture and nutrition data • “location” relevant data plays an important role    
  16. 16. How can we all work together to create global citizens for the future?
  17. 17. Nepal Earthquake 2015 – GeoForAll colleagues globally came together to help with relief efforts We are especially grateful for the work and relief efforts done after the terrible earthquakes by our colleagues in OSG Kathmandu University lead by Dr Shashish Maharjan. Their whole team along with many students and volunteers were key in helping the recovery efforts. They have been carrying out many activities from piloting of household
  18. 18. Nepal Earthquake 2015 – GeoForAll colleagues globally came together to help with relief efforts
  19. 19. https://www.uni-heidelberg.de/presse/meldungen/2015/m20150505_emergency-route- planner-for-nepal-on-the-internet.html Nepal Earthquake 2015 – GeoForAll colleagues globally came together to help with relief efforts
  20. 20. How can we all work together to create global citizens for the future?
  21. 21. alt.ac.uk Education + Empowerment =  Geo4All  Acknowledgements: Silvana Comboim and colleagues at ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies
  22. 22. https://www.wired.com/2015/05/the-open-source-maps- that-made-rescues-in-nepal-possible/
  23. 23. Example of an excellent Initiative led by Prof. Maria Brovelli , Patrick Hogan and colleagues http://eurochallenge.como.polimi.it
  24. 24. http://aworldbridge.com/real-time-projects/nasa-europa- challenge/nasa-europa-challenge-2016/ http://www.gofundme.com/ufgpg5n
  25. 25. Openness – Increasing quality through  peer review  Open Source Software Source code remains in  the public domain       free for all to use,  change and  (re)distribute Development done in  public usually  by a  community  (distributed, informal  team of developers)
  26. 26. How can we all work together to create global citizens for the future?
  27. 27. June 2010 “Geo for All” started from very humble beginnings Aim – Build research and teaching infrastructure worldwide Problem – No initial funding! Biggest Strength – amazing support from colleagues and students Open Source Geospatial Lab founding meeting at UoN
  28. 28. 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orwN9K07XPo  
  29. 29. Thanks to Elżbieta Wołoszyńska-
  30. 30. Open software Open data Open Educational Resources Open standard Providing to an open geospatial ecosystem for education, research and business Education + Empowerment = Geo4All Access to quality education and opportunities is key for getting rid of extreme poverty and enable broadly shared prosperity for all.
  31. 31. Open Geospatial Education & 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
  32. 32. “Geo for All” Team ICA-OSGeo MoU in Sep 2011 Over 100 labs established worldwide as of today North America – over 20 labs Europe – over 40 labs South America – 9 labs Africa – 4 labs Asia – 15 labs Australia - 2 lab Will be establishing over 1000 labs in universities and schools worldwide by 2018
  33. 33. Who are we? Government organisations, academia, industry, startups, NGOs , teachers, students, … FOSS4G 2013 @Nottingham
  34. 34. We are Global community
  35. 35. It is all about learning and sharing
  36. 36. Open GIS Summer School in Girona
  37. 37. And empowering the next generation
  38. 38. Aim Establishing open education ,research and training opportunities
  39. 39. We are Multi disciplinary
  40. 40. We are all passionate about Research and Education
  41. 41. Science is NOT a Black Box
  42. 42. UN Global Service centre, Brindisi, Italy 7-11 March 2016
  43. 43. Vision 2030 Science should always be open Geospatial Science should be fully build on Open Principles Transparency of research is fundamental (no black boxes or proprietary barriers). Geospatial Science = Open Geospatial Science Open Geospatial Labs are being established worldwide to scale up research and teaching globally as part of the ICA-OSGeo MoU http://bookshop.europa.eu/en/open-innovation-open-science-open-to-the-world-pbKI0416263
  44. 44. Represents the individual content creator on the World Wide Web Why- Open Geospatial Science  helps in empowerment of staff and students  capacity building  developing creative and open minds in students which is critical for building open innovation  contributes to building up Open Knowledge for the benefit of the whole society and for our future generations.
  45. 45. Thanks to all colleagues in the “Geo for All” initiative Let us all join to eradicate extreme poverty and enable shared prosperity for all http://www.geoforall.org
  46. 46. 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orwN9K07XPo  

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