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About OSGeo-Sri Lanka (LK) Chapter

OSGeo Sri Lanka Local chapter logo

Welcome to the OSGeo Sri Lanka chapter! The OSGeo Sri Lanka chapter is aimed at supporting the Sri Lankan open source GIS community in their activities. The official formation of the chapter is still going on and the first formal meeting in this regard was held on 19th October 2017 at the Department of Town & Country Planning (TCP), University of Moratuwa.

Mission

  • Advocate the use of Free and open source GIS tools and open data among local community
  • Promote localized GIS solutions which cater for Sri Lankan people’s requirements
  • Support the OSGeo activities at international and regional levels (such as Asian regional activities)
  • Act as a bridge between various groups like developers, application users, students, educational Institutes, government departments and community groups who can be benefited from open source GIS
  • Foster an open environment to grow , collaborate and networking as a community while sharing OSGeo value system


Objectives

  • Conduct events related to GIS and open source GIS to increase awareness and networking
  • Provide technical guidance and support to implement open source GIS local solutions and entrepreneurship based on FOSS GIS
  • Develop open source GIS training material suitable for local communities , using local datasets and examples
  • Conduct training and support R & D activities related to open source GIS , collaborative with universities and other organizations
  • Offer mentoring support for open source GIS projects at university and other levels of education
  • Maintain a repository of local open source GIS activities including events, development of software tools and training materials


Legal status

There is no requirement from OSGeo to a local chapter have a legal existence. However, as it would be much convenience in the long run, we are in the process of registering the Sri Lankan chapter as a community organization in Sri Lanka.

OSGeo.LK Chapter Officers

Interim committee
President

Vice President

Secretary

Vice Secretary

Treasurer

Vice Treasurer


Executive Members

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Advisors


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Past officials


Initial Membership

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Activities of OSGeo.LK Chapter

2018

  • A series of mapping workshops are being conducted from May 2018 with the support of HOT micro grant (3990US$) for mapping Sri Lanka with OSM. Volunteering their time and effort, our OSM experts lead by Suthakaran are working tirelessly travelling around the country to make these events fully successful and useful for the community.

2017

  • First meeting to formalize the chapter activities (19th October 2017) . File:SriLankaChapter MINUTES01 16 11 2017 approved.pdf
  • Second meeting of the year 2017 (15th November 2017) & Workshop on Open, Nonconventional, Sustainable and Effective climate monitoring system (4ONSE)

File:SriLankaChapter MINUTES02 05 12 2017 approved.pdf

  • Event to Celebrate GeoWeek 2017 (OSM Mapathon at University of Peradeniya - 19th November 2017).[1]
4ONSE workshop at UoMoratuwa on 15-11-2017
OSM GeoWeek Celebration at UoPeradeniya on 19-11-2017

2014

  • Formation of OSGeo lab of University of Moratuwa and OSGeo Lab of SLIIT
  • organizing FOSS4G Sri Lanka -2014
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Communication

Links

  • OSM Mapathon at University of Peradeniya - 19th November 2017.