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Memorandum of Understanding

This Memorandum of Understanding was approved on 18th Sept. 2011 by the OSGeo Board of Directors at the Denver Board Meeting. This MoU was renewed by Georg Gartner, President ICA, and Jeff McKenna, President OSGeo, on 16 July 2015 at FOSS4G Europe, in Como Italy.


Memorandum of Understanding
Prof. Georg Gartner and Jeff McKenna shake hands after renewing the MoU at FOSS4G-Europe 2015 in Como, Italy
Prof. Georg Gartner and Arnulf Christl shake hands after signing the MoU at the OSGeo booth at Intergeo 2011 in Germany
Memorandum of Understanding between
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation
and
International Cartographic Association (ICA)

September 2011. Renewed July 2015

The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to establish a collaborative relationship between the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and the International Cartographic Association (ICA). Both parties to this MOU share the goal of developing global collaboration opportunities for academia, industry and government organizations in open source geospatial software and data especially through the GeoForAll initiative.

The MOU will cover the following proposals and topics:

  • To further develop the GeoForAll initiative, through expanding partnerships.
  • To provide expertise and support for the establishment of Open Source Geospatial Laboratories and Research Centers across the world for supporting development of open-source geospatial software technologies, training and expertise.
  • To provide support for building-up and supporting development of open source geopatial education and training materials.
  • Development of collaboration opportunities for academia, industry and government organizations in open source geospatial software and data for the purpose of creating a sustainable ecosystem for open source geospatial software and data globally.
  • Joint organization of open source geospatial events, workshops through the ICA and OSGeo network for wider participation globally.
  • ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies to further collaborate with OSGeo on academic publications.

This MOU will be reviewed annually by both parties at which time revisions may be made and the agreement renewed.

Signed by

Prof Georg Gartner, President, ICA
Jeff McKenna, President, OSGeo

Geo for All

One of the more visible results of this Memorandum of Understanding the Geo for All initiative.

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