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Revision as of 11:51, 19 September 2013

2012-2013 OSGeo Education and Curriculum Current Initiatives

1) Continue to build up our educational material federated content databases

OSGeo edu's educational content metadatabase -- a place for metadata and links to external material we are posting on our own websites
University of Nottingham's educational content database (ELOGeo) -- a place for us to store education content (the source code) to share

2) Continue to expand the ICA-OSGeo Network

This effort is led by Suchith Anand at the University of Nottingham, UK.

In September 2011, the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and the International Cartographic Association (ICA) 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. 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. Details at MOU_ICA.

Visit the ICA-OSGeo Network website

Updated Leaflet Map of the ICA-OSGeo Network Nodes by Vasek and Anna

Leaflet Map of the ICA-OSGeo Network Nodes by Luca Delucchi, June 2013, and the related application

It is really good to see our rapidly expanding global spread.

Feel free to join the mailing list http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/ica-osgeo-labs to follow the discussions among the participants of this initiative.

The current members of the ICA-OSGeo Network are:

Laboratory name and institution City Country Continent Coordinates Announced Notes (collaborations, etc)
1. University of Nottingham Nottingham UK Europe 53° 10′ 0″ N, 1° 0′ 0″ W
2. University of Girona Girona Spain Europe 41°59′04″N, 02°49′16″E 2012-09-10
3. University of Southampton Southampton UK Europe 50.933882, -1.396658 2013-04-30
4. Czech Technical University in Prague Prague Czech Republic Europe 50°6'14.476"N, 14°23'17.045"E 2012-11-23
5. Newcastle University Newcastle UK Europe 54.981189, -1.614617 2013-01-17
6. Politecnico di Milano - Polo Territoriale di Como Como Italy Europe 45.802072, 9.095643 2013-02-25
7. University of Warwick Warwick UK Europe 2013-03-23
8. UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre Warsaw Poland Europe 52°11′57″N, 21°02′11″E 2013-03-18
9. University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) Lugano Switzerland Europe 46.028362, 8.961098 2013-09-03
10. ETH Zurich Zurich Switzerland Europe 47.3764, 8.5481 2013-09-20 Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation, ETH Zurich
11. University of Molise Molise Italy Europe in process of being established
12. Institute of Geodesy and Cartography (IGiK) Warsaw Poland Europe in process of being established
13. University of Bucharest Bucharest Romania Europe 44°25′57″N, 26°6′14″E in process of being established; new website under development
14. Faculty of Geoinformatics,University of West Hungary Székesfehérvár Hungary Europe 47°11'19.6"N, 18°25'07.8"E in process of being established
15. Federal University of Paraná Paraná Brazil South America 25°26'54"S, 49°13'51"W 2012-05-23
16. São Paulo State University (UNESP) São Paulo Brazil South America
17. National Amazonian University of Madre de Dios (UNAMAD) Puerto Maldonado Peru South America 2013-02-01 in process of being established
18. Universidad de la República Montevideo Uruguay South America 34°52'54.87"S, 56° 7'2.10"W 2013-03-01 new website under development
19. University of Campinas Campinas Brazil South America in process of being established
20. Federal University of Alagoas Maceió Brazil South America in process of being established
21. Center for Earth Observation, North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC USA North America 35°46′54.14″N, 78°40′33.79″W 2012-10-18
22. University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst USA North America 42°23'35.88"N 72°31'49.97"W 2012-10-18 website: coming soon....
23. University of Kansas Lawrence, KS USA North America 38°57'30.88"N, 95°15'4.72"W 2013-08-23 in process of being established
24. University of California, Davis Davis USA North America 38.5397, -121.7490 2013-02-04 in process of being established
25. Laboratorio de Software Libre Zacatecas Mexico North America 22.7608, -102.5791 2013-04-05 in process of being established
26. Kent State University Kent, Ohio USA North America 2013-08-30
27. Center for Applied GIScience, University of North Carolina, Charlotte Charlotte, NC USA North America 35°18′25″N, 80°43′48″W 2013-09-05
28. University of Nottingham, Malaysia campus Semenyih Malaysia Asia 2°56′46.03″N, 101°52′27.15″E 2012-01-09 website in development
29. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Johor Bahru Malaysia Asia in process of being established
30. National College of Public Administration and Governance(NCPAG), University of the Philippines Manila Philippines Asia in process of being established
31. Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC) Quezon City Philippines Asia in process of being established
32. Lab for Spatial Informatics, IIIT Hyderabad Hyderabad India Asia
33. Geospatial Research and Education Lab(GREL), Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad Pakistan Asia 33.520060, 73.175045 in process of being established
34. University of Pretoria Pretoria South Africa Africa -25.753609, 28.230346 2012-05-15
35. Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) Nairobi Kenya Africa in process of being established
36. University of Ghana Accra Ghana Africa in process of being established
37. University of Melbourne Melbourne Australia Australia 2013-07-22
38. Texas A&M University Corpus Christi USA North America 2013-09-09 in process of being established
39. CEPT University Ahmedabad India Asia 2012-07-18 in process of being established
40. National University of San Juan San Juan Argentina South America 2012-06-15 in process of being established

Interested in adding your own node into the ICA-OSGeo Labs network?

As the lab network is expanding fast ,we have also setup nodal contacts for each regions

  1. Anne Ghisla - Asia & Australia
  2. Helena Mitasova - North America
  3. Charlie Schweik - South America
  4. Suchith Anand - Europe & Africa

Email Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk and cc Helena Mitasova ‎[hmitaso at ncsu.edu]‎, Charlie Schweik ‎[cschweik at pubpol.umass.edu]‎, Anne Ghisla [a.ghisla at gmail.com] to start the conversation and they will be happy to discuss details and guide you through the process.

The key requirements for establishing a local OSGL are:

(A) Both parties should work for the vision of the ICA-OSGeo MoU to develop collaboration opportunities for academia, industry and government organizations in open source GIS software and data in the future.

(B) Someone at your institution or organization should have a strong Geospatial knowledge and vision to lead this activity and build a team of people, locally.

(C) There should be a website established for your Open Source Geospatial Laboratory listing current research, people, and training information. This web presence will allow the other nodes in the network and others to understand and promote your local efforts around research and teaching of open source geospatial technologies and approaches.

From our end, we will promote the initiative widely through both OSGeo and ICA channels to help build up collaboration opportunities for the future. We will also do a joint press release to announce the initiative and start building collaborations. A primary collaborative initiative continues to be the creation and maintenance of shared open access educational resources (for example the ELOGeo platform). We will also add the info of all labs in the Open Geospatial Lab network node site within OSGeo website so that all participating labs urls are added and linked.

We especially welcome applications from universities, educational institutes, government organisations in developing countries to help develop capacity building in geospatial education by establishing Open Source Geo Labs.


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