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Geo4All: a successful
OSGeo Initiative
Maria Antonia Brovelli and Venkatesh Raghavan
maria.brovelli@polimi.it,
raghavan@me...
OSGeo
● The Open Source Geospatial Foundation
(OSGeo) is a not-for-profit organization whose
mission is to foster global a...
GeoForAll: 109 Labs!
Mission
Making Geospatial education and
opportunities accessible to all
Dimensions to “Openess”
Open source software.
Open...
2010 - Open Source Geospatial Lab founding
meeting at University of Nottingham
Aim: Build research and teaching infrastruc...
2011 Memorandum of Understanding
between OSGeo and ICA
2014 Memorandum of Understanding
among OSGeo, ICA and ISPRS
Regional Groups
North America
Chairs: Helena Mitasova (VP), Charles
Schweik, Phillip Davis
http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/...
Regional Groups
Africa
Chairs: Rania Elsayed Ibrahim, Serena
Coetzee and Bridget Fleming
http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/ma...
Regional Groups
Europe
Chairs: Maria Antonia Brovelli and Peter
Mooney
http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/geo...
GeoForAll Overall aims
● Establishing research and teaching opportunities
in ‘Open Geospatial Science
● Build global open ...
Why is GeoEducation important?
● Knowing the world around us:
be aware about the reasons of
problems of access to water,
s...
GeoEducation for Kids
Making resources including software and data openly
available offers an opportunity for knowledge to...
GeoEducation for Kids
For more details:
elzbieta.woloszynska@gridw.pl
Mapathons for kids
For more details:
maria.brovelli@polimi.it
marco.minghini@polimi.it
Thematic Groups
Teacher Training & School Education
Thematic
Chairs: El bieta Wołoszy ska-Wi niewskaż ń ś
and Adrian Manni...
GeoEducation for Adults
Webinars
GeoEducation for Adults
Webinars
For more details:
Rafael.Moreno@ucdenver.edu
OSGeo Live: fundamenal
resource for Education
http://live.osgeo.org/en/ http://live.osgeo.org/en/metrics.html
Summer Schools
Training School "FOSS4VGI - Using Free and
Open Source Software with VGI: integration,
analysis and visuali...
Courses and Hackathons
European Center for Medium range Weather
Forecasting (ECMWF), GLOFASS (GLObal
Flood AwarnesS System...
Thematic Groups
Urban Science - City Analytics
Chris Pettit and Patrick Hogan
http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-
bin/mailman/list...
Thematic Groups
AgriGIS
Didier Leibovici and Nobusuke Iwasaki
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Agrigis
Thematic Groups
GeoCrowd - VGI, Crowd Sourcing and
Citizen Science
Maria Antonia Brovelli and Peter Mooney
https://lists.o...
Main topics of Geocrowds
● Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI):
Including the famous examples of OpenStreetMap,
WikiM...
Monthly Newsletter
Table of Contents
Editorial ..…..............…............. 1
1. Activities …………………………… 1
Editorial Boa...
2
February 2 0 1 6Volume 2, N o. 2
Please refer to the appropriate person according to the following table:
Chief Editor N...
Thanks to All Friends of Geo4All,
especially to Suchith Anand
and thank you for your attention
Questions?
http://www.geofo...
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Geo4All: a successful OSGeo Initiative

  1. 1. Geo4All: a successful OSGeo Initiative Maria Antonia Brovelli and Venkatesh Raghavan maria.brovelli@polimi.it, raghavan@media.osaka-cu.ac.jp Tokyo, 1st March 2016
  2. 2. OSGeo ● The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster global adoption of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development.
  3. 3. GeoForAll: 109 Labs!
  4. 4. Mission Making Geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all Dimensions to “Openess” Open source software. Open data. Open standards. Open access to research publications. Open education resources. F r e e
  5. 5. 2010 - Open Source Geospatial Lab founding meeting at University of Nottingham Aim: Build research and teaching infrastructure worldwide Problem: No funding! Biggest Strength: amazing support from colleagues and students
  6. 6. 2011 Memorandum of Understanding between OSGeo and ICA
  7. 7. 2014 Memorandum of Understanding among OSGeo, ICA and ISPRS
  8. 8. Regional Groups North America Chairs: Helena Mitasova (VP), Charles Schweik, Phillip Davis http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/geoforall-northamerica South America Chairs: Sergio Acosta y Lara and Silvana Camboim http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/geoforall- southamerica
  9. 9. Regional Groups Africa Chairs: Rania Elsayed Ibrahim, Serena Coetzee and Bridget Fleming http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/geoforall-africa Asia (including Australia) Chairs: Tuong Thuy Vu and Venkatesh Raghavan (P) http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/geoforall-asiaaustralia
  10. 10. Regional Groups Europe Chairs: Maria Antonia Brovelli and Peter Mooney http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/geoforall-europe Language Groups Spanish Chairs: Sergio Acosta y Lara and Antoni Pérez Navarro http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/geoforall-spanish
  11. 11. GeoForAll Overall aims ● Establishing research and teaching opportunities in ‘Open Geospatial Science ● Build global open access teaching and research infrastructure ● Provide worldwide learning platforms and training opportunities ● Establish collaborations between Academia, Schools, Government and Industry around Open Geospatial Science and Education
  12. 12. Why is GeoEducation important? ● Knowing the world around us: be aware about the reasons of problems of access to water, sanitation, traffic congestions, economic sustainability, citizens’ health, impact on environment, etc. ● Mapping is a critical component to help create solutions for sustainable development and Future Earth. THE POWER OF THE MAPS! Kibera , Kenya Dharavi, Mumbai
  13. 13. GeoEducation for Kids Making resources including software and data openly available offers an opportunity for knowledge to be shared widely so as to increase learning opportunities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orwN9K07XPo For more details: sacosta@dntopografia.gub.uy aanguix@gvsig.com
  14. 14. GeoEducation for Kids For more details: elzbieta.woloszynska@gridw.pl
  15. 15. Mapathons for kids For more details: maria.brovelli@polimi.it marco.minghini@polimi.it
  16. 16. Thematic Groups Teacher Training & School Education Thematic Chairs: El bieta Wołoszy ska-Wi niewskaż ń ś and Adrian Manning http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi- bin/mailman/listinfo/geoforall-teachertraining Collaboration with Mapstory http://mapstory.org/
  17. 17. GeoEducation for Adults Webinars
  18. 18. GeoEducation for Adults Webinars For more details: Rafael.Moreno@ucdenver.edu
  19. 19. OSGeo Live: fundamenal resource for Education http://live.osgeo.org/en/ http://live.osgeo.org/en/metrics.html
  20. 20. Summer Schools Training School "FOSS4VGI - Using Free and Open Source Software with VGI: integration, analysis and visualisation", Como 12-14 July 2015. Supported by: COST Action TD1202 - Mapping and the Citizen Sensor
  21. 21. Courses and Hackathons European Center for Medium range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF), GLOFASS (GLObal Flood AwarnesS System)hackathon 16 and 17 January 2016. nge Format ian OpenStreetMap Team al Cartographic Association national Council for Science – World ructure for Spatial Information in onal Society for Photogrammetry and arkup Language tection and Ranging nizing Committee etail dum of Understanding erican Datum eospatial Intelligence Agency ational Resources spatial Consortium urce Geospatial Foundation etMap al Centre for Mapping of Resources t Infrastructure Data Analyst at ECMWF on the EarthServer-2 project. Dear all, First-ever hackathon of ECMWF took place on the weekend 16 and 17 January 2016. The event brought together participants from ECMWF, universities, environmental consultancies, and software development companies. Their goal was to explore ways of making the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) more user-friendly for its end-users. GloFAS already provides pre-operational global forecasts of extreme flood events. The hackathon saw about 50 volunteers working day and night to c software prototypes using data from the GloFAS system. 12 friendly way with key statistics which could help decision- making. FloodIT Provides more intuitive information based on the GloFAS output to help local users understand their situation. Interception A Flood Awareness Education Platform An educational game/online interactive platform to help inform people about what they should be doing when a flood watch/warning alert is issued in their region. Also, the game/platform will educate them on what to do during and after a flood event. People at ECMWF are truly impressed with what solutions all the teams came up with in only one and half days. They got very good inspirations in order to improve GloFAS, which will be essential for a better flood prediction and a faster emergency response. OpenCitySmart - The Open platform for Smart Cities by Suchith Anand, Nottingham GeospatialInstitute, University of Nottingham, UK Dear colleagues, Inspite of all the technological advancements, it is a sad fact that majority of the world's poorest living in urban areas do not still have access to basic facilities (clean water, proper sanitation and hygiene facilities , good quality education opportunities etc). In order to achieve UN Millennium Development Goals it is essential to develop infrastructure facilities, strengthen the muncipal authorities and local city government organisations (reduce corruption etc) in the developing world for helping improving the living standards of the people. Photo by Florian Rathgeber Photo by Florian Rathgeber
  22. 22. Thematic Groups Urban Science - City Analytics Chris Pettit and Patrick Hogan http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi- bin/mailman/listinfo/geoforall-urbanscience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWuMfMMPfPw
  23. 23. Thematic Groups AgriGIS Didier Leibovici and Nobusuke Iwasaki http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Agrigis
  24. 24. Thematic Groups GeoCrowd - VGI, Crowd Sourcing and Citizen Science Maria Antonia Brovelli and Peter Mooney https://lists.osgeo.org/cgi- bin/mailman/listinfo/geoforall-geocrowd
  25. 25. Main topics of Geocrowds ● Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI): Including the famous examples of OpenStreetMap, WikiMapia, Google Mapmaker, Geograph project, etc and then many smaller less well known examples. ● Passive, Ambient, Involunteered Geographic Information, Geocrowdsourcing : This includes systems and services where the citizen or a group are not actively or physically involved in the task of generating, collecting, managing geographical data. This includes geocoded tweets in Twitter, georeferenced images in Instagram, geolocated social media and media content. This can also include data and information generated by 'sensors' carried by citizens such as GPS-enabled smartphone technologies, wearable devices, etc. ● Citizen Science: This is where citizens or groups of citizens are involved in scientific research usually with authoritative scientific organisations.
  26. 26. Monthly Newsletter Table of Contents Editorial ..…..............…............. 1 1. Activities …………………………… 1 Editorial Board ………………....…. 2 2. Lab of the month..…............. 4 3. Events ……………….….…....…... 5 4. Conferences ……………… 5, 6, 7 5. Webinars 6. Courses …………….……………... 7 7. Training programs …..…...... 8 8. Key research publications 9. Funding opportunities 10. Free and open software.. 8, 9 11. Free Books ……………….. 9, 10 12. Articles ….. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 13. Scholarships for students and staff 14. Exchange programs for students and staff 15. Awards 16. Web sites 17. Ideas ………………………..…… 14 18. Social contribution Volume 2, No. 2 February 2016 1. Activities of the Network Siberian State University of Geosystem and Technologies has announced opening of business incubator for students based on Siberian OpenSource Geospatial Lab. More information at http://sgugit.ru/news/the-opening- of-the-workshop-projects-shuga/ Editorial Nikos Lambrinos Chief Editor Dept. of Primary Education Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki Greece Dear members of the Network/ readers of the Newsletter, In this issue you can read two very interesting articles: one for the European Center for Medium range Weather Forecasting and the second about the OpenCitySmart – the Open City Platform. The first one has to do with the Global Flood Awarness System while the second for the improvement of the living standards of the people living, mainly, in the cities of poor countries. In fact, both articles show how volunteerism can help and upgrade the living standards of the people and how much the efforts or our Network can upgrade the quality of life. It is important to know that our ideas, however bizarre they may seem at first place, can become true when we share with others and work together. Along with the articles, you can find all the other topics like conferences, courses, free software, etc. Have a nice reading Nikos Lambrinos, Chief Editor.
  27. 27. 2 February 2 0 1 6Volume 2, N o. 2 Please refer to the appropriate person according to the following table: Chief Editor Nikos Lambrinos, Associate Professor, Dept. of Primary Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. President of the Hellenic digital earth Centre of Excellence labrinos@eled.auth.gr Oceania Co-editor Rizwan Bulbul, Assistant Professor of GIScience Head of Geospatial Research and Education Lab Department of Space Science, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan bulbul@grel.ist.edu.pk India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Burma, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Islands of S. Pacific. Co-editors Pavel Kikin, Senior Lecturer “Department of applied informatics and IT”, Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies Alexey Kolesnikov, Senior Lecturer “Department of cartography and GIS”, Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies it-technologies@yandex.ru Russia, Mongolia, China, Japan, S. Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Co-editor Rania Elsayed , Computers & Information Researcher, Division of Scientific Training & Continuous Studies, National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Sciences, Cairo, Egypt. ranyaalsayed@gmail.com Africa Co-editor Elżbieta Wołoszyńska-Wiśniewska (Ela), Head of Education Unit UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre ela@gridw.pl Scandinavian countries, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia. Co-editor Antoni Perez Navaro, Associate Professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) Computer Sciences and Multimedia Department aperezn@uoc.edu Portugal, Spain, France, U.K., Ireland, Iceland, Luxemburg, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, The Balkans. Co-editor Emma Strong, GIS Coordinator with Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District eestrong118@gmail.com North and Central America Co-editor Sergio Acosta Y Lara, Departamento de Geomática Dirección, Nacional de Topografía, Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas, URUGUAY sergio.acostaylara@mtop.gub.uy South America Production Designer Nikos Voudrislis, Principal of the 1st Primary School of Asvestochori, Thessaloniki, Greece, MSc, PhD candidate in geography education. nvoudris@gmail.com Design and final formation of the newsletter Editorial Board
  28. 28. Thanks to All Friends of Geo4All, especially to Suchith Anand and thank you for your attention Questions? http://www.geoforall.org/

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