[OSGeo Africa] A roadmap for OSGEO Africa

Frank Sokolic sokolic at worldonline.co.za
Sun Oct 12 15:01:05 EDT 2008

Hi Tim,

Sounds good. I was also very inspired by FOSS4G2008 and got a lot out of 
the conference. The workshops and labs were great and were the highlight 
of the conference for me.

I'm based in Durban and can help out with developing training materials 
for programs like MapWindow, gvSIG and QGIS. Who would you aim your 
proposed training workshops at? People already dabbling in FOSS GIS?


Tim Sutton wrote:
> Hi All
> FOSS4G2008 is more or less at an end (we still have the code sprint
> left tomorrow). It has really encouraged me to see so many Africans
> interested in FOSS GIS. I have some suggestions on how we can start to
> clear a path forward to greater familiarity, comfort and acceptance of
> FOSS GIS solutions in Africa. http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Africa
> presents a first draft at this and I invite others to comment, edit,
> and take action to help make something happen. I would also suggest
> that we set ourselves a modest goal of holding two 20 person FOSS GIS
> training workshops before the year is out. There are quite a few
> people I have already spoken to who have expressed interest in making
> this happen so it would be great to get something off the ground here.
> Regards

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