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FOSS4G 2011 Osaka

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My presentation on FOSS4G trends in the Philippines for the FOSS4G 2011 in Tokyo

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FOSS4G 2011 Osaka

  1. 1. FOSS-Geo in The Philippines trends and cases in research, business, education, governments and non-profits perspective and challenges
  2. 2. Maning Sambale http://essc.org.ph Maptivist Covert member Worldwide Campaign to Eliminate Needless North Arrows International Crusade Against Useless Scale Bars Disclaimer
  3. 3. PH geo industry overview <ul><li>Young geospatial industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Dominated by large surveying companies and developmental consultancies providing &quot;complete solutions&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary software is popular. </li></ul><ul><li>Strong civil society that is fulfilling public services. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Education <ul><li>Universities using FOSS4G - University of the Philippines Diliman, UP Los Banos, FEATI. </li></ul><ul><li>Largely faculty driven with minimal institutional endorsement. </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary vendor influence under &quot;educational licensing scheme&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Limited course material reference (reference books, industry specific exercises). </li></ul><ul><li>Too software specific. </li></ul>
  5. 5. NGOs/non-profits
  6. 6. Philippine Biodiversity Priority Setting Workshop <ul><li>Collaboration of several NGOs, research and government institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Free dataset for biodiversity conservation. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Webmaps and crowdsourcing as an advocacy tool
  8. 8. Government
  9. 9. Naga City GIS, early open source and open data adopter
  10. 10. FOSS based trainings for LGU Geoinformetrics Solutions ESSC
  11. 11. RGIN - Regional SDI Yoshida, et. al. 2006 http://www.rdc2.gov.ph
  12. 12. Business applications <ul><li>Location based advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Asset management and tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Farm/Plantation management </li></ul><ul><li>Mining </li></ul>
  13. 13. Ways for OSGEO-PH to expand FOSS4G adoption <ul><li>Building resource materials and datasets (formal and non-formal GIS education). </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a local pool of FOSS4G integrators. </li></ul><ul><li>Closely working with open data projects and policy advocacy. </li></ul>

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