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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
The OSGeo Board of Directors met with the UN GIS team at FOSS4G in Seoul, Korea in September 2015.  The UN GIS team is very interested in having OSGeo "at the table", and is interested in an exchange of official letters (an MoU would take many years to pass through on their side apparently) to formalize the relationship. Mr. Kyoung-Soo Eom, chief of the UN Geospatial Information Section, has invited OSGeo to be part of a working group on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters.
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The OSGeo Board of Directors met with the UN GIS team at FOSS4G in Seoul, Korea in September 2015.  The UN GIS team is very interested in having OSGeo "at the table". Mr. Kyoung-Soo Eom, chief of the UN Geospatial Information Section, has invited OSGeo to be part of a working group on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters to support the UN migration to Open Source Geospatial software solutions.
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===UN Open GIS initiative===
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"... it is to identify and develop an Open Source GIS bundle that meets the requirements of UN operations, taking full advantage of the expertise of mission partners (partner nations, technology contributing countries, international organizations, academia, NGO’s, private sector). The strategic approach shall be developed with best and shared principles, standards and ownership, in a prioritized manner that addresses capability gaps and needs without duplicating efforts of other Member States or entities. The UN OpenGIS Initiative strategy shall collaboratively and cooperatively develop, validate, assess, migrate, and implement sound technical capabilities with all the appropriate documentation and training that in the end provides a united effort to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of utilizing Open Source GIS around the world."
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== Goals ==
 
== Goals ==
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* Emphasize to the UN and its members the benefits of the stable OSGeo stack of projects
 
* Emphasize to the UN and its members the benefits of the stable OSGeo stack of projects
 
* Establish communication between the UN-GIS team and the OSGeo community.
 
* Establish communication between the UN-GIS team and the OSGeo community.
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* Foster the outreach activities of OSGeo
  
 
== Communication ==
 
== Communication ==
  
* a new "UN" mailing list has been created, please subscribe at https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/un
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* a new "UN" mailing list has been created, please subscribe at https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/un and add your name to the list of this committee members at the end of this page.
  
 
== Activities ==
 
== Activities ==
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===October 2015===
 
* OSGeo has formally expressed interest in joining the [[UN-GGIM-Working-Group]] on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters  
 
* OSGeo has formally expressed interest in joining the [[UN-GGIM-Working-Group]] on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters  
 
** this was discussed at OSGeo's [[Board_Meeting_2015-10-15]]
 
** this was discussed at OSGeo's [[Board_Meeting_2015-10-15]]
 
** the UN is looking for feedback on the working group's [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/UN-GGIM-Working-Group#Draft_terms_of_reference_.28TOR.29 TOR draft]
 
** the UN is looking for feedback on the working group's [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/UN-GGIM-Working-Group#Draft_terms_of_reference_.28TOR.29 TOR draft]
  
== Next steps ==
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===March 2016===
* draft official letter for formalizing relationship with UN
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* OSGeo participated to a UNopenGIS initiative (Brindisi, Italy, 5-10th March 2016) meeting and where formally incorporated in the UN Open GIS initiative as member of the initiative technical committee.
  
== Meetings ==
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===August 2016===
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* UNopenGIS governance has been defined and OSGeo has been incorporated in it (Massimiliano Cannata and maria Brovelli are now member of the Strategic Board) and more OSGeo members is going to be incorporated in other geverning committees.
  
; Next meeting:
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===September 2016===
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* The 19th September 2016 the first virtual class for supporting the Capacity Building activities
  
* Next meeting: 2015-12-17 @[http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?year=2015&month=12&day=17&hour=16&min=0&sec=0 16:00 UTC] (1 hour in length)
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===November 2016===
** IRC-channel: #osgeo channel on freenode.net
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* Second UN openGIS initiative workshops will be held in Seoul 7-11 November
*** how to connect: choose your favorite IRC client, or go directly through browser with [https://webchat.freenode.net/ webchat]
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** Agenda:
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*** update on the UN-GGIM working group on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters
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== Committee Meetings ==
*** update on the MoU/official letter with the UN-GIS team
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*** next steps
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; Next meeting:
*** ''please add your items here''
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* planned for November 2016, date and time to be decided
  
 
; Previous meetings:
 
; Previous meetings:
 
* [[UN Meeting 2015-11-17]] 16.00 UTC
 
* [[UN Meeting 2015-11-17]] 16.00 UTC
  
== Members ==
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== Chairs ==
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* [[User:Maxi71|Massimiliano_Cannata]]
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* [[User:maria|Maria Antonia Brovelli]]
  
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== Members ==
 
* [[Jeff McKenna]]
 
* [[Jeff McKenna]]
 
* [[Jochen Albrecht]]
 
* [[Jochen Albrecht]]

Revision as of 00:21, 24 August 2016

Background

The OSGeo Board of Directors met with the UN GIS team at FOSS4G in Seoul, Korea in September 2015. The UN GIS team is very interested in having OSGeo "at the table". Mr. Kyoung-Soo Eom, chief of the UN Geospatial Information Section, has invited OSGeo to be part of a working group on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters to support the UN migration to Open Source Geospatial software solutions.

UN Open GIS initiative

"... it is to identify and develop an Open Source GIS bundle that meets the requirements of UN operations, taking full advantage of the expertise of mission partners (partner nations, technology contributing countries, international organizations, academia, NGO’s, private sector). The strategic approach shall be developed with best and shared principles, standards and ownership, in a prioritized manner that addresses capability gaps and needs without duplicating efforts of other Member States or entities. The UN OpenGIS Initiative strategy shall collaboratively and cooperatively develop, validate, assess, migrate, and implement sound technical capabilities with all the appropriate documentation and training that in the end provides a united effort to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of utilizing Open Source GIS around the world."


Goals

  • Support the UN's member states and committees through:
    • OSGeo's service providers
    • the GeoForAll network
  • Emphasize to the UN and its members the benefits of the stable OSGeo stack of projects
  • Establish communication between the UN-GIS team and the OSGeo community.
  • Foster the outreach activities of OSGeo

Communication

Activities

October 2015

March 2016

  • OSGeo participated to a UNopenGIS initiative (Brindisi, Italy, 5-10th March 2016) meeting and where formally incorporated in the UN Open GIS initiative as member of the initiative technical committee.

August 2016

  • UNopenGIS governance has been defined and OSGeo has been incorporated in it (Massimiliano Cannata and maria Brovelli are now member of the Strategic Board) and more OSGeo members is going to be incorporated in other geverning committees.

September 2016

  • The 19th September 2016 the first virtual class for supporting the Capacity Building activities

November 2016

  • Second UN openGIS initiative workshops will be held in Seoul 7-11 November


Committee Meetings

Next meeting
  • planned for November 2016, date and time to be decided
Previous meetings

Chairs

Members