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The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of ''developing on a global basis collaboration opportunities for academia, industry and government organizations in open source GIS software and data. The MoU aims to provide expertise and support for the establishment of Open Source Geospatial Laboratories and Research Centres across the world for supporting development of open-source geospatial software technologies, training and expertise. In the first phase five laboratories will be established, one each in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Australasia which will act as nodes for future expansion. It also aims to provide support for building-up and supporting development of open source GIS teaching and training materials, joint organization of open source GIS events, workshops through the ICA network for wider participation globally etc.
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The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  during the European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna on April ## 2018.
  
BROOKS/SHELLEY:
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The aim of the agreement is to develop co-ordinated activities to share expertise to advance societal priorities by promoting sustainable open science through reliable open source geospatial software, open datasets and related resources, especially for early career scientists:
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* To improve scientific recognition for open software and open resource-related efforts by suitable citation standards and best-practices.
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* To hold joint international workshops and conference sessions on open geo-datasets and open source geospatial software for the geophysical sciences.
  
ICA EXAMPLE
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Both organizations will establish a liaison to ensure good information flow and cooperation.
Professor Georg Gartner, President of the ICA, said “The International Cartographic Association (ICA) is committed to supporting society and governments by collaboratively facilitating initiatives and programmes that establish and grow the capacity to deliver timely, comprehensive and useful geospatial information. This MoU responds to the challenges and issues related to the use of open source cartographic and GI software and data. In considering this response, it is pertinent to note that ICA is interested in contributing to this initiative, and will champion the advancement of the initiative through their various individual and collaborative efforts.
 
  
OSGEO: PETER / JEFF
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Peter Löwe, Vice President of the Open GeoScience Committee at Open Geospatial Foundation said: “foo” '''[Add smart quote here]'''
Arnulf Christl, President of OSGeo, said “The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) is committed to support and build the highest level Open Source geospatial technology. It is our pleasure to be able to serve as a platform and multiplier for the cartographic domain, an area which needs creativity beyond pure technology. This MoU intends to bridge the gap between technology and cartographic requirements and we very much look forward to work with members of the International Cartographic Association to improve this. A very much hands-on objective of this MoU is to jointly organize walk-in events where cartographic professionals can access and use a set of software unencumbered by proprietary restrictions and vendor lock-in.Both organizations are also interested in supporting young academics by lowering the barrier to good cartography through collaborative efforts on both sides.
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Brooks Hanson, Director at American Geophysical Union said: “bar”. '''[Add smart quote here]'''
  
Dr Suchith Anand, Chair of ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies welcomed this excellent initiative and said “this will be landmark opportunity for both OSGeo and ICA in building up synergies and bringing opportunities for lots of people worldwide to learn and benefit from geospatial technologies especially in developing countries. This will build upon the Open Source Geospatial Lab UK initiative started at the University of Nottingham. We are also pleased to announce that Open Source Geospatial Lab Malaysia is now being established by Dr. Tuong Thuy Vu. We are pleased to see many Universities are rapidly following this example (such as University of Girona in Spain). Over the next few months we will be building collaborations with key Universities and research organisations worldwide for the establishment of Open Source Geospatial Research Laboratories and Research Centres for development of open-source geospatial software technologies, training, expertise and building up momentum in Open Source GIS education and research worldwide.
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OSGeo is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2006 whose mission is to support and promote the collaborative development of open source geospatial technologies and data. '''[Do we have a more lengthy & glorious text than this ?]'''
  
OSGeo is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2006 whose mission is to support and promote the collaborative development of open source geospatial technologies and data.
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AGU (https://sites.agu.org/) is an international non-profit scientific association with more than 62,000 members. AGU was established in 1919 by the U.S. National Research Council, and for more than 50 years, we operated as an unincorporated affiliate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. AGU was independently incorporated in 1972. AGU is dedicated to the furtherance of the Earth and space sciences, and to communicating science’s ability to benefit humanity. AGU achieves these goals through publishing scientific journals and other technical publications, sponsoring scientific meetings, supporting education and outreach programs designed to increase public understanding of and support for science, and a variety of other activities.
  
ICA is the world authoritative body for cartography, the discipline dealing with the conception, production, dissemination and study of maps.''
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Read more about affiliations and agreements of OSGeo: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/MOU_OSGeo_All '''[point to a wiki page ?? is this also somewhere in the OSGeo website]'''

Revision as of 13:57, 4 April 2018

OSGeo and AGU sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Vienna, April ### 2018

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna on April ## 2018.

The aim of the agreement is to develop co-ordinated activities to share expertise to advance societal priorities by promoting sustainable open science through reliable open source geospatial software, open datasets and related resources, especially for early career scientists:

  • To improve scientific recognition for open software and open resource-related efforts by suitable citation standards and best-practices.
  • To hold joint international workshops and conference sessions on open geo-datasets and open source geospatial software for the geophysical sciences.

Both organizations will establish a liaison to ensure good information flow and cooperation.

Peter Löwe, Vice President of the Open GeoScience Committee at Open Geospatial Foundation said: “foo” [Add smart quote here] Brooks Hanson, Director at American Geophysical Union said: “bar”. [Add smart quote here]

OSGeo is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2006 whose mission is to support and promote the collaborative development of open source geospatial technologies and data. [Do we have a more lengthy & glorious text than this ?]

AGU (https://sites.agu.org/) is an international non-profit scientific association with more than 62,000 members. AGU was established in 1919 by the U.S. National Research Council, and for more than 50 years, we operated as an unincorporated affiliate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. AGU was independently incorporated in 1972. AGU is dedicated to the furtherance of the Earth and space sciences, and to communicating science’s ability to benefit humanity. AGU achieves these goals through publishing scientific journals and other technical publications, sponsoring scientific meetings, supporting education and outreach programs designed to increase public understanding of and support for science, and a variety of other activities.

Read more about affiliations and agreements of OSGeo: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/MOU_OSGeo_All [point to a wiki page ?? is this also somewhere in the OSGeo website]