Nigeria

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Introduction

We are an active group of people who are passionate about Open Source software, GIS, and our part of the world. We have people from all walks of life - academia, government and business.


Mission

  • Promote the goals and projects of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation in Nigeria
  • Advocacy of and promoting Localized GIS
  • Act as a bridge between various groups like Developers, Application Users, NGOs, Government departments
  • Mentor various FOSS4G mini-projects by providing resources such as technical guidance, web-space etc.

Objectives

  1. Promote Open Source software and Open Data
  2. Influence use of FOSS4G in public and private sectors
  3. Capacity building at secondary school, university and graduate levels
  4. Develop Openstreetmap data across the Nigeria
  5. Promote Access to Geospatial data across Nigeria
  6. Set up WMS/WFS based geodata servers using publicly available geodata
  7. Contribute to FOSS4G software development
  8. Encourage users to contribute financially to Open Source Geospatial Foundation projects

Events

  • Annual conferences
  • Workshops and Training ( FREE DVDs/Flash drives with Software and Videos to jump-start learning. Please enquire on the mailing list if you are interested in receiving one)
  • Special Lectures
  • Demonstrations

Up Coming Events

Lagos, 25th February 2017 | Click here to register
Abuja, 4th March 2017 | Click here to register
Ibadan, 11th March 2017 | Click here to register

Communication

  • Networking Local Communities related to Geo-issues
  • Mailing Lists
  • Forum
  • Wiki
  • Website

Members / Mailing list

Please join our mailing list to make sure that you know what's going on. You don't have to be a "member" to read the mailing list, just sign up and participate. Feel free to use the list for technical issues, organizing meetings, advocacy, training, work opportunities and more.

http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/nigeria


Member list to be updated shortly

Links

Our web site is still in formation

Steering Comittee

Muyiwa Gbadegesin. Ph.D. muyiwa at ideafactoryafrica dot com

Jerome Oyetoro. M.Sc. jeromeoyetoro888 at gmail dot com

Ayo Akinseye. M.Sc. ayoa at digitialspatial dot com