UnitedNations Committee

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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.

Goals

  • Educate the UN's member states and committees through OSGeo's service providers, as well as through the GeoForAll network, emphasizing the use and development of the stable OSGeo stack of projects
  • Establish communication between the UN-GIS team and the OSGeo community.

Communication

Activities

Next steps

  • put out call for members for this new committee to Discuss list
  • organize a monthly meeting, possibly using IRC or Slack
  • draft official letter for formalizing relationship with UN

Meetings

Next meeting
  • Next meeting: 2015-12-17 @16:00 UTC (1 hour in length)
    • IRC-channel: #osgeo channel on freenode.net
      • how to connect: choose your favorite IRC client, or go directly through browser with webchat
    • Agenda:
      • update on the UN-GGIM working group on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters
      • update on the MoU/official letter with the UN-GIS team
      • next steps
      • please add your items here
Previous meetings

Members