FOSS4G Europe 2015 GeoForAll Agenda

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GeoForAll FOSS4G Como meetings, tentative agendas and who will be there. Please add your name to the sessions if you plan to attend, and feel free to add agenda items if you have something you want discussed. -- email me (cschweik AT if you have questions or concerns.

1. GeoForAll pre-conference meeting

When: Tuesday July 14th, 8:30-11:30 am

Where: Hall of Via Natta building

Discussion topics:

  • Certification: Phil Davis has agreed to give us an update on where we are on the certification discussion and lead further discussion on that topic. (Thanks Phil. Suggested pre-meeting readings: Phil -- gtcm curriculum guide, Arnulf -- geoint workforce).
    • A model for OS Geospatial Education (result of Master's Thesis by Tanzeel Khan, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences)
  • Educational content curation strategies -platforms for sharing curriculum
    • QGIS course collaboration (raised by Lene Fischer)
  • GeoForAll and its connection to firms (industry?)
  • GeoForAll Membership criteria. Refer back to the email discussion of Suchith, Phil and Anthony (acr181), and Cameron
  • Update the current membership list to active members (who decides which lab gets removed?)
  • Re-assess the need for regional mailing lists (is anybody using them at all? Are they obstacle to our global collaboration goal?)
  • add your agenda item

Attending? Add your name below.

2. GeoForAll BOF meeting #1

When: Thursday July 16th, 8:00-9:00 AM

Where: room VS9

Agenda: TBD

Attending? Add your name to the BOF signup list here

3. GeoForAll Europe Meeting

When: Thursday July 16th, 5:30

Where: room 3.5 at Politecnico di Milano

(This is a good idea... any other regions have a group attending and want to meet up?)


  • collaborations between the European and US labs, students exchange and funding opportunities

Attending? Add your name below.

4. GeoForAll Bird's of a Feather 2

When: Friday July 17th, 12:00-13:00

Where: room 3.6

Open session to plan our collective activities after reflecting on the conference experiences.


  • Plan activities over the summer,
  • identify who will be going to FOSS4G in Seoul and begin discussion of GeoForAll activities there.

Attending? Add your name to the BOF signup list here

5. GeoForAll Grant Sprint

When: Saturday July 18th - 8:30-11:30

Where: Hall of Via Natta building


  • US NSF Smart City proposal (Charlie Schweik, others with GeoForAll city analytics group)
  • Hopefully some discussion by European participants on another grant effort to support GeoForAll efforts (anyone working on this? add your name and topic)

Attending? Add your name below.


Add any ideas here please.

Questions? Contact Charlie Schweik - cschweik AT pubpol DOT UMass DOT edu