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Find more information on the '''[http://osgeo.in India Chapter of OSGeo]''' web site.  
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== '''About India OSGeo Chapter''' ==
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== '''About OSGeo-India Chapter''' ==
  
 
Geographical Information Systems were seen as very special and very complex domain in India. There is a lot of hype attached with it and with that obviously high cost. So far such systems were seen as something to be used for high level planning and complex scientific operations by large corporates and Govt research agencies or departments only. Also the older mapping policy of India prevented virtually anybody except governments to possess any map data.  
 
Geographical Information Systems were seen as very special and very complex domain in India. There is a lot of hype attached with it and with that obviously high cost. So far such systems were seen as something to be used for high level planning and complex scientific operations by large corporates and Govt research agencies or departments only. Also the older mapping policy of India prevented virtually anybody except governments to possess any map data.  
 
Some people are interested in mapdata as such licenced softwares remain unutilized in various government offices because they require either extensive training or easy availability on multiple locations. All this can be changed by the use of Free/Opensource software tools. There is hardly any proprietary GIS software that can show text in Unicode standard in maps. This is significant since all government data and most educational institutions work in local language media. FOSS GIS has already shown this solution. Thus, Free/Opensource Geospatial softwares which are much more powerful and usable can be used for developing systems where more and more public participation is sought.  
 
Some people are interested in mapdata as such licenced softwares remain unutilized in various government offices because they require either extensive training or easy availability on multiple locations. All this can be changed by the use of Free/Opensource software tools. There is hardly any proprietary GIS software that can show text in Unicode standard in maps. This is significant since all government data and most educational institutions work in local language media. FOSS GIS has already shown this solution. Thus, Free/Opensource Geospatial softwares which are much more powerful and usable can be used for developing systems where more and more public participation is sought.  
  
The India OSGeo Chapter is formed to fulfill the mission and objectives described in this document. India OSGeo Chapter will earnestly follow the Local Chapter Guidelines stipulated by OSGeo and cooperate closely with OSGeo Board in promoting the use and development of OSGeo projects in India. The India OSGeo Chapter will strive to serve anyone interested in Open Source Geospatial Solutions and related issues, and to cover all the activities associated with the application, development and promotion of Open Source Geospatial solutions in India.
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The OSGeo-India Chapter is formed to fulfill the mission and objectives described in this document. OSGeo-India Chapter will earnestly follow the Local Chapter Guidelines stipulated by OSGeo and cooperate closely with OSGeo Board in promoting the use and development of OSGeo projects in India. The OSGeo-India Chapter will strive to serve anyone interested in Open Source Geospatial Solutions and related issues, and to cover all the activities associated with the application, development and promotion of Open Source Geospatial solutions in India.
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=== Mission ===
 
=== Mission ===
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=== Legal status ===
 
=== Legal status ===
 
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OSGeo India is registered as, 'Open Source Geospatial (OSGeo)', on 2nd April 2008 at Hyderabad (India).
OSGeo India Chapter is, presently, a voluntary organization, and has not been registered as a legal body. At present, OSGeo legal status is similar to other Open Source related organizations in India such as "Linux India" (http://www.linux-india.org/), "gnomebangalore"(http://www.gnomebangalore.org/) or "KDE India" (http://in.kde.org/). Recently, "Free Software Foundation India" (FSF India) was registered as company and been granted the 80G status under Income Tax Act. India OSGeo Chapter is still a nascent voluntary organization and will consider the modalities to
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https://goo.gl/photos/47h8zqAvhrJcSwCT6
register as a legal body at some stage in the future. The India OSGeo Chapter will consult a certified tax consultant when necessary to ensure compliance with the Indian tax laws.
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The activities are managed by the '''Office''' located at <br>
 
The activities are managed by the '''Office''' located at <br>
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Contact E-mail: rajan at iiit dot ac dot in
 
Contact E-mail: rajan at iiit dot ac dot in
  
== '''India OSGeo Chapter Officers''' ==
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== '''India OSGeo Chapter Executive''' ==
  
 
<b>Chairman</b><br>
 
<b>Chairman</b><br>
Dr Swarna Subbarao<br>
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Mr N.Kutumba Rao<br>
Surveyor General<br>
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Director General(retd)<br>
Office of the Surveyor General of India<br>
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Geological Survey of India<br>
Survey of India,<br>
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Post Box No. 37,<br>
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Hathibarkala Estate,<br>
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Dehradun 248001<br>
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Uttarakhand<br>
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<b>Secretory</b><br>
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<b>Secretary</b><br>
 
Mr. V. Ravi Kumar*<br>
 
Mr. V. Ravi Kumar*<br>
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http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate#Ravi_Kumar_Vundavalli<br>
 
12-11-120, Aryapuram,Rajahmundry 533104<br>
 
12-11-120, Aryapuram,Rajahmundry 533104<br>
Director (Retired*) <br>
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Director (Retired) <br>
 
Centre for Geoinformation Management and Training, Training Inistitute<br> Geological Survey of India, Hyderabad 500068<br>
 
Centre for Geoinformation Management and Training, Training Inistitute<br> Geological Survey of India, Hyderabad 500068<br>
 
ravivundavalli at yahoo dot com<br>
 
ravivundavalli at yahoo dot com<br>
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Hyderabad 500032<br>
 
Hyderabad 500032<br>
 
psroy13 at gmail dot com<br>
 
psroy13 at gmail dot com<br>
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Dr Swarna Subbarao<br>
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Surveyor General (Retired), Survey of India <br>
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Hyderabad
  
 
Dr R.C.Prasad<br>
 
Dr R.C.Prasad<br>
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Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500032<br>
 
Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500032<br>
 
rcprasad at iiit dot ac dot in<br>
 
rcprasad at iiit dot ac dot in<br>
Mr T. P. MALLIK<br>
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Superintending Surveyor<br>
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APGDC, Survey of India<br>
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Uppal, Hyderabad 500039<br>
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tpmallik at yahoo dot co dot in<br>
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Mr. Kiran Chandra (kiranfsf at gmail dot com)<br>
 
Mr. Kiran Chandra (kiranfsf at gmail dot com)<br>
 
Mr. Achuthan Mohan (achuthanmohan at gmail dot com)<br>
 
Mr. Achuthan Mohan (achuthanmohan at gmail dot com)<br>
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Dr. Peddada Jagadeeswararao (pjr_geoin at rediffmail dot com)<br>
 
..Add more Advisors here
 
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* Pranav Kumar
 
* Pranav Kumar
 
* Harish Kumar Solanki
 
* Harish Kumar Solanki
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. V.Bala Sankar
  
 
== '''Activity of  OSGeo India Chapter ''' ==
 
== '''Activity of  OSGeo India Chapter ''' ==
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Coming-up Workshop: https://cerg.org.in/foss4g-workshop
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Pl see link http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User_talk:Ravivundavalli<br>
 
Pl see link http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User_talk:Ravivundavalli<br>
  
== '''Meetings of India OSGeo Chapter ''' ==
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* 4th Oct 2006, Hyderabad [http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Talk:India Meeting Minutes]
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* 24th Jan 2006, Hyderabad<br>
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We are Happy to ANNOUNCE that we had a very successful OSGeo Workshop at   
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Map World Forum 2007 today, and thank all the participants for the same. We are also very grateful to our Sponsors OSGeo.org and our Donors thru GNOME Foundation for the financial support in hosting this event.<br>
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Later in the day, the first meeting of the newly constituted Executive Council (Board) of OSGeo-India was held. <br>
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== Communication ==
 
== Communication ==
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== '''Links''' ==
 
== '''Links''' ==
* mana-rajahmundry.org
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* OSGeo India's Societal project - http://www.mana-rajahmundry.org/
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* OSGeo India's Societal GIS project (under development) with crowdsourcing - http://www.mana-rajahmundry.org/namma-mysuru/
 
* National Remote Sensing Agency - http://www.nrsa.gov.in/
 
* National Remote Sensing Agency - http://www.nrsa.gov.in/
 
* GIS based Village Information System - Maharashtra (Hosting Courtsey : Media Center, Osaka City) - http://gisws.media.osaka-cu.ac.jp/maha_map.dev/
 
* GIS based Village Information System - Maharashtra (Hosting Courtsey : Media Center, Osaka City) - http://gisws.media.osaka-cu.ac.jp/maha_map.dev/

Latest revision as of 20:35, 19 July 2019


About OSGeo-India Chapter

Geographical Information Systems were seen as very special and very complex domain in India. There is a lot of hype attached with it and with that obviously high cost. So far such systems were seen as something to be used for high level planning and complex scientific operations by large corporates and Govt research agencies or departments only. Also the older mapping policy of India prevented virtually anybody except governments to possess any map data. Some people are interested in mapdata as such licenced softwares remain unutilized in various government offices because they require either extensive training or easy availability on multiple locations. All this can be changed by the use of Free/Opensource software tools. There is hardly any proprietary GIS software that can show text in Unicode standard in maps. This is significant since all government data and most educational institutions work in local language media. FOSS GIS has already shown this solution. Thus, Free/Opensource Geospatial softwares which are much more powerful and usable can be used for developing systems where more and more public participation is sought.

The OSGeo-India Chapter is formed to fulfill the mission and objectives described in this document. OSGeo-India Chapter will earnestly follow the Local Chapter Guidelines stipulated by OSGeo and cooperate closely with OSGeo Board in promoting the use and development of OSGeo projects in India. The OSGeo-India Chapter will strive to serve anyone interested in Open Source Geospatial Solutions and related issues, and to cover all the activities associated with the application, development and promotion of Open Source Geospatial solutions in India.


Mission

  • Promoting Free/Opensource GIS tools and publicly available Geodata
  • Advocacy of and promoting Localized GIS
  • Act as a bridge between various groups like Developers, Application Users, NGOs, Government departments
  • mentor various FOSS GIS miniprojects by providing resources such as technical guidance, webspace etc.

Objectives

Development:

  • follow up on Indian language support in various free/opensource GIS tools like GRASS, MapServer etc.
  • initiative for standardisation of publicly available geodata
  • setting up WMS/WFS based geodata servers using publicly available geodata
  • toolkit for localised GIS including with special focus on schools, governments, public causes such as child malnutrition, mass education.


POCs (Proof Of Concept demos):

  • free/opensource based GIS demos
  • localized GIS (interface and maps)
  • Collaborative platforms for participatory governance

Regional Events:

  • Workshops and Training sessions for
    • comp science students/teachers
    • geo-informatics/geology/geography/civil engineering students and teachers
    • others
  • Special Lectures
  • Demonstrations

Communication:

  • Networking Local Communities related to geo-issues
  • Mailing Lists
  • Wiki

Legal status

OSGeo India is registered as, 'Open Source Geospatial (OSGeo)', on 2nd April 2008 at Hyderabad (India). https://goo.gl/photos/47h8zqAvhrJcSwCT6

The activities are managed by the Office located at
International Institute of Information Technology
Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500032, Andhra Pradesh, India
Contact E-mail: rajan at iiit dot ac dot in

India OSGeo Chapter Executive

Chairman
Mr N.Kutumba Rao
Director General(retd)
Geological Survey of India


Secretary
Mr. V. Ravi Kumar*
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate#Ravi_Kumar_Vundavalli
12-11-120, Aryapuram,Rajahmundry 533104
Director (Retired)
Centre for Geoinformation Management and Training, Training Inistitute
Geological Survey of India, Hyderabad 500068
ravivundavalli at yahoo dot com

Treasurer
Dr K.S.Rajan
Associate Professor
International Institute of Information Technology
Gachibowli, Hyderabad-500 032, India
rajan at iiit dot ac dot in

Executive Members
Dr. S.N. Prasad
Open source Geospatial Foundation- India
International Institute of Information Technology
Gachibowli,Hyderabad 500032
narendra_prasad at yahoo dot com

Dr P.S.Roy
University Center for Earth and Space Sciences
University of Hyderabad
Hyderabad 500032
psroy13 at gmail dot com

Dr Swarna Subbarao
Surveyor General (Retired), Survey of India
Hyderabad

Dr R.C.Prasad
Assistant Professor
International Institute of Information Technology
Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500032
rcprasad at iiit dot ac dot in



Advisors
Dr. H.S.Rai, hardeep.rai at gmail dot com HS.RaiAndRai.com
Dr. S.S. Thigale (spathigale at rediffmail dot com)
Dr. Rajendra Jagdale (rajendra dot jagdale at gmail dot com)
Dr. Vishwas S.Kale (vskale at unipune dot ernet dot in)
Mr. Ashok Saraf (saraf dot ashok at gmail dot com)
Dr. Venkatesh Raghavan (venkat at osgeo dot org)
Mr. Kiran Chandra (kiranfsf at gmail dot com)
Mr. Achuthan Mohan (achuthanmohan at gmail dot com)
Dr. Peddada Jagadeeswararao (pjr_geoin at rediffmail dot com)
..Add more Advisors here

Initial Membership

  • Dr. Gautam Talukdar
  • Dr. Awase Khirni Syed
  • Dr. Tarun P. Singh
  • Amol A. Sale
  • Anand Akmanchi
  • Aneel Kumar.V
  • Anil Kumar.K.V
  • Anivar Aravind
  • Ankur Mehrotra
  • Gangavane
  • Indrajit Patil
  • Jayant Kirtane
  • Kanhaiya K. Kale
  • Mahalakshmi Narayanan
  • Mahesh Jeevane
  • Maneesh Prasad
  • Mohan Patil
  • N.R. Karmarkar
  • Rahul Kaura
  • Sajith
  • Saroj Akiojam
  • Shekhar Krishnan
  • Swapnil K. Hajare
  • Uttam Kumar
  • B.N. Umrikar
  • Vrishali Deosthali
  • A.V.Satya Kumar
  • Praveen Kumar Sinha
  • Santosh Gaikwad
  • C. Pattanaik
  • Hardeep Singh Rai
  • M.Surendranath
  • Ditty Mathew
  • N.Rajendran
  • Srinivasan K
  • Nageswaran B
  • N.R.S.Reddy
  • L.P.Singh
  • A.J.Prakash Naveen
  • S.Ramamurthy
  • B.K. Sahu
  • J.Simhachalam
  • V.Hanumantha Rao
  • S.Ananda Murty
  • K.Seshayya
  • N.Padmayya
  • N.R.Ramesh
  • U.S.N.Reddy
  • R.M.Sundaram
  • Vimal Kumar
  • Narayana Aroori
  • P M Bala Manikavelu
  • RVN Srinivas
  • M Arulraj
  • Satya Prasad Sarilla
  • Suresh Verma
  • Kumar Parakram
  • Pranav Kumar
  • Harish Kumar Solanki

. V.Bala Sankar

Activity of OSGeo India Chapter

Coming-up Workshop: https://cerg.org.in/foss4g-workshop

Pl see link http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User_talk:Ravivundavalli



Communication

You can search these archives through Nabble: http://osgeo-org.1560.n6.nabble.com/OSGeo-India-Local-Chapter-f5000899.html

Links