User:Ravivundavalli

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Name: Ravi Kumar Vundavalli Ravi.jpg
Job Title: Director (retired)
Company: Geological Survey of India
Address: Bandlaguda Hyderabad 500068
City: Rajahmundry
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Country: India
Local Chapter: India
Email: ravivundavalliATyahooDOTcom
Phone:
Instant Messaging: Skype:ravivundavalli
Website: http://www.mana-rajahmundry.org
Language(s): English; Telugu; Hindi; Oriya; Bengali
Personal Description : Evangelist of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). FOSS GIS teacher. Trained more than a hundred Geologists of Geological Survey of India, as head of it's training division at Hyderabad, India. Currently developing FOSS GIS for transparent administration in India. 'mana-rajahmundry.org', is a website developed for society with various themes like roads, toilets, schools, drainage etc. A similar website is being prepared for the City of Mysuru, http://www.mana-rajahmundry.org/namma-mysuru/. Being a Geologist mapping the districts of Godavari, Andhra Pradesh for Free Geological Geospatial data. GeoheritageIndia.org, which will generate GIS related locations of Geological significance, is in the making.

Present Interest: 'Crowd-sourcing', with Android smart phones, for various societal needs is present endeavour. Open Data Kit (ODK) and OSMAND are used for 'Mobile-GIS', with training workshops. Building specific forms/questionnaires for crowd-sourcing Geospatial data is also in progress.

As A Geologist: Experience from mapping Western Himalayas, Sikkim Himalayas, Glacier Mapping and Water Budgeting of Zemu Glacier, North Sikkim started career in early seventies. Mapping eastern Ghats and the Bauxite contained there in Odisha State, is a favorite memory while Exploring Deep-Seas for Poly-Metalic nodules, and near shore Placer Minerals (Monazite, Ilmenite, Garnet)of Bay of Bengal, Off Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts is a more recent thrust.
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Ravi Kumar Vundavalli

Ravi Vundavalli

Location: Rajahmundry, India

Evangelist of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). FOSS GIS teacher. Trained more than a hundred Geologists of Geological Survey of India, as head of it's training division at Hyderabad, India. Currently developing FOSS GIS for transparent administration in India. 'mana-rajahmundry.org', is a website developed for society with various themes like roads, toilets, schools, drainage etc. A similar website is being prepared for the City of Mysuru, http://www.mana-rajahmundry.org/namma-mysuru/. Being a Geologist mapping the districts of Godavari, Andhra Pradesh for Free Geological Geospatial data. Present Interest: 'Crowd-sourcing', with Android smart phones, for various societal needs is present endeavour. Geopaparazzi and OSMAND are used for 'Mobile-GIS', with training workshops. Building specific forms for crowd-sourcing Geospatial data is also in progress.

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  • Charter member since 2006, the first charter of OSGeo.
  • Served OSGeo Board from 2009 to 2011.
Contact
Email: ravivundavalliATyahooDOTcom
Skype:ravivundavalli
Spoken Language(s)
English,Telugu, Hindi,Oriya, Bengali
Profile last updated
27 Oct 2015