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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.   
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Welcome to the OSGeo Sri Lanka chapter!  
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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 ===
 
=== Mission ===
  
* Promoting Free/Opensource GIS tools and publicly available Geodata
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* Advocate the use of  Free and open source GIS tools and open data among local community
* Advocacy of and promoting Localized GIS
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* Promote  localized GIS solutions which cater for Sri Lankan people’s requirements
* Act as a bridge between various groups like Developers, Application Users, NGOs, Government departments
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* Support the OSGeo activities at international and regional levels  (such as Asian regional activities)
* mentor various FOSS GIS mini-projects by providing resources such as technical guidance, webspace etc.
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* 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 
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* Foster an open  environment to grow , collaborate  and networking as a community while sharing OSGeo value system
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=== Objectives ===
 
=== Objectives ===
  
Development:
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* Cond ct events related to GIS and open source GIS to increase awareness and networking 
* initiative for standardisation of publicly available geodata
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* Provide technical guidance and support to implement open source GIS local solutions and entrepreneurship based on FOSS GIS
* setting up WMS/WFS based geodata servers using publicly available geodata
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* Develop open source GIS training material suitable for local communities , using local datasets and examples
* toolkit for localised GIS including with special focus on schools, governments, public causes such as child malnutrition, mass education.
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* Conduct training and support R & D activities related to open source GIS , collaborative with universities and other organizations
 
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* Offer mentoring support  for open source GIS projects at university and other levels of education
 
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* Maintain a repository of local open source GIS activities including events, development of software tools and training materials
POCs ('''P'''roof '''O'''f '''C'''oncept demos):
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* free/opensource based GIS demos
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* localized GIS (interface and maps)
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* Collaborative platforms for participatory governance
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Regional Events:
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* Workshops and Training sessions for
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** comp science students/teachers
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** geo-informatics/geology/geography/civil engineering students and teachers
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** others
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* Special Lectures
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* Demonstrations
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Communication:
 
* Networking Local Communities related to geo-issues
 
* Mailing Lists
 
* Wiki
 
  
 
=== Legal status ===
 
=== Legal status ===
  
 
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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. 
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== '''OSGeo.LK Chapter Officers'''==
 
== '''OSGeo.LK Chapter Officers'''==
 
<b>Interim committee </b><br>
 
<b>Interim committee </b><br>
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..Add members here
 
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== '''Activities of  OSGeo.LK Chapter ''' ==
 
== '''Activities of  OSGeo.LK Chapter ''' ==
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'''2018'''
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* 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.
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'''2017'''
 
'''2017'''
 
* First meeting to formalize the chapter activities (19th October 2017) . [[File:SriLankaChapter MINUTES01 16 11 2017 approved.pdf|thumb|Meeting minutes-1]]
 
* First meeting to formalize the chapter activities (19th October 2017) . [[File:SriLankaChapter MINUTES01 16 11 2017 approved.pdf|thumb|Meeting minutes-1]]

Revision as of 09:05, 25 June 2018


About OSGeo-Sri Lanka (LK) Chapter

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

  • Cond ct 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

..Add Executive Members here

Advisors

..Add Advisors here

Initial Membership

..Add members here

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
  • Add Activity

Communication

Links

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