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Contributors by Interest

The following are individuals who have self-identified themselves as interested in contributing or assisting with Education and Curriculum Committee projects. You are welcome to add yourself to the list and identify areas that you are particular familiar with or interested in contributing to.

  • Puneet Kishor (TZ GMT-6)
  • Ari Jolma (TZ GMT+2) (graduate level education MS, PhD; academic research; primary school education)
  • Markus Neteler (TZ GMT+1) (general training/education materials; educational datasets)
  • Venkatesh Raghavan (TZ GMT+9)(training/education material; educational datasets, software packaging, translation, e-learning Course Management Systems, Moodle,Certification Mechanisms, experience in international training)
  • Charlie Schweik (Chair) (TZ GMT-5) (undergraduate and graduate level education; academic research on open source collaboration, public sector information technology, natural resource management)
  • Pericles Nacionales (general training/education materials; conservation and natural resource management)
  • Ned Horning (Winter: GMT-5 Summer: GMT -4) (Interested in promoting open source software development and integrating open source into the conservation community)
  • Tyler Mitchell (TZ GMT-8) (interested in workshop material and curriculum development for high school through to university)
  • Arnulf Christl (TZ GMT+2) (Experience as GIS instructor for fulltime workshops, trainings and courses. Organization of commercial training courses with Open Source Geospatial Software. Preparation of course and presentation material, tutorials). (Interest in enhancing presentation material, publishing under Free license, in time hardcopy production, maintenance and update of content just as any OS dev project)
  • Shaun Walbridge (TZ GMT-8) (academic research on open source collaboration; general training/education materials; educational datasets)
  • Matthew Perry (TZ GMT-8) (primarily interested in workshops/lab materials for university students, NGOs and using open source software to demonstrate all fundamental aspects of GIS (theory and practice). Also interested in seeing 'official' training courses and certification)
  • Ian Turton : Penn State Uni, State College, developed Open Web Mapping course at Uni of Leeds, UK [1] now modifying it for PennState. ianturton at gmail com work blog
  • Aaron Racicot (TZ GMT-8) (Interested in fostering more collaboration with academia through the introduction of open source GIS in the curriculum. Mainly interested in Undergraduate and Graduate level education and industry (NGO's and for-profit) collaboration. Certification is also an interest.)
  • Helena Mitasova (TZ GMT-5) NCSU, Raleigh,NC, GRASS PSC member, interested in graduate level education and research, development of tutorials and workshops, educational dataset, publishing books and journal articles
  • Maria Antonia Brovelli (TZ GMT+1) (Polytechnic of Milan and Polytecnic of Zurich, interested in Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctorat level education; academic research on new algorithms developed within open source GIS, on public sector information technology and NSDI, on environment and territory management)
  • Victor Olaya (TZ GMT+1) Spanish Free GIS Book PSC Member. University of Extremadura, Spain. Sextante Proyect [2]. Interested in creating a free GIS book in spanish and english, and in finding out how both the spanish and the english teams can collaborate and help each other.
  • Massimiliano Cannata (TZ GMT+1) (Institute of Earth Sciences - University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland, Graduate and Continuing education; research and development in the field of Web-GIS and Environmental Modelling; consultant for the public administration authorities on environment, land and natural resources management)
  • Bobby H. Braswell (TZ GMT-5) (developing documentation in the form of tutorial modules for training and education, especially related to earth science and remote sensing research)
  • Vincent Picavet (TZ GMT+1) OSGeo Francophone local chapter and Makina Corpus, FLOSS company. Interested in workshops and courses for FOSS GIS web applications and infrastructures. Particular interest in French language material, translation, and coordination between multi-languages groups.
  • Bill Woodall (TZ GMT-8) (Interested in workshops/labs for Youth, primarily for 4-H Youth Development Program )
  • Mark Leslie (TZ GMT+10) Interested in workshop and lab material for a general or technical audience.
  • Moritz Lennert (TZ GMT+1) (University undergraduate GIS teaching lab and training course for professionals from "developing" countries; e-learning)
  • Nigel Trodd (TZ GMT+0) (Developed University undergraduate and postgraduate GIS and remote sensing courses for UNIGIS [3] and Coventry University (UK) campus for geoimaging and geoinformatics [4]; curriculum development, pedagogic and design issues as they pertain to GI novices and professionals; e-learning; interested in collaborating to develop courses for niche application domains, such as environmental hazards, that build on common materials)
  • Lorenzo Becchi (TZ GMT+1) (Web GIS developer, FAO cunsultant, interested in everything that can help reducing Digital Divide worldwide and support open knowledge, supporting the spanish GIS book)
  • Martin Weis (TZ GMT+1) Geodesy/GIS in the agricultural sector/university: I would like to prepare courses and material for the use of FOSS in precision farming. Desktop GIS and SDI are to be integrated for this. 2008 I will have a GIS course, let's see what can be done...
  • Scott Mitchell (TZ GMT-5) Courseware, tutorials and workshops for FOSS4G tools in general, but have been especially interested / involved in GRASS, GDAL/OGR (user perspective), QGIS, Mapserver; would be interested in contributing to books projects, but time commitments prevent much from me until 2008.
  • Kevin Yam (TZ GMT-5) Primarily interested in promoting open source software training, workshop and lab materials for university students, NGOs, public sectors.
  • Marco Ciolli (TZ GMT+1) (University of Trento. General training/education materials; graduate level education MS, PhD; academic research; forestry; natural resource management and environmental hazard.)
  • Clara Tattoni (TZ GMT+1) (University of Trento. General training/education materials; graduate level education MS; research; natural resource management; wildlife conservation and management.)
  • User:Astrid Emde (TZ GMT+2) (Experience as GIS instructor for workshops and courses. Organization of commercial training courses with Open Source Geospatial Software.(Mapbender, UMN MapServer, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, WMS/WFS, GeoServer) Preparation of course and presentation material, tutorials. Interest in enhancing presentation material)
  • Martin Dresen (TZ GMT+1) (Interest in developing Desktop GIS tutorials, exercises, presentations for university courses, further education, advanced training - especially in german!)
  • Suchith Anand [5] (TZ GMT+0) (Interested in Open source GIS course and curriculum development, GIS education)
  • Paul Flemming (TZ GMT-5) (Would be interested in helping to develop material for use in Senior elementary, grades 5 to 8, and High Schools to promote and explain the use of GIS in the real world)
  • Luca Casagrande (TZ GMT+1) Main developer of the Ominiverdi Livecd Project

Contributors by Time Zones

This should help in planning meetings. If you are not here yet, please add your info, or let me know and I will do so. Going from East to West, we have --

  • TZ GMT+9
    • Venkatesh Raghavan
  • TZ GMT+2
    • Ari Jolma
    • Arnulf Christl
  • TZ GMT+1
    • Markus Neteler
    • Maria Antonia Brovelli
    • Massimiliano Cannata
    • Vincent Picavet
    • Marco Ciolli
    • Clara Tattoni
    • Olutoyin Justus Oloniteru
    • Martin Dresen
    • Luca Casagrande
  • TZ GMT+0
    • Nigel Trodd
  • TZ GMT-5
    • Ian Turton
    • Ned Horning
    • Charlie Schweik, Maria Fernandez, Alexander Stepanov, Rob Braswell
    • Scott Mitchell
  • TZ GMT-6
    • Puneet Kishor
    • Pericles Nacionales
  • TZ GMT-8
    • Tyler Mitchell
    • Shaun Walbridge
    • Matthew Perry
    • Aaron Racicot
    • Bill Woodall