[OSGeo Africa] [AGSE 2011] Next week in Nairobi: Summer School with keynotes, presentations, and Open Source Training options

Dr. Behr franz-josef.behr at hft-stuttgart.de
Mon Aug 8 05:19:09 EDT 2011

Dear list members,

as earlier announced, the Summer School / Conference AGSE 2011 
(http://www.applied-geoinformatics.org/) will take place next week in 

There will be a series of keynotes, plenary sessions, and workshops.


- The Role of Geoinformatics in Africa’s National Planning  and Development
- Participatory Digital Mapping in slum communities: Map Kibera and Map 
- Situs addressing in rapidly growing African cities: benefits, 
prospects and challenges (to be confirmed)
- FOSS and development of IT business in Africa (as keynote or as 
- and Open Source GIS and GIS Cloud Computing – A Chance for Nations in 
Transition? (as keynote or as presentation)


- 60 presentations on different fields of applied geoinformatics

Workshops (see http://www.applied-geoinformatics.org/):

-   Introduction to ILWIS
-   Workshop on Quantum GIS
-   GPS: From data collection to the geo-database
-   Python in three hours
-   Implementing OGC conformant webservices using PostGIS and GeoServer
-   Above Ground Biomass Estimation, based on Remote Sensing Methods for 
-   An Introduction to Ecological Niche Modelling Using DIVA GIS
-   Strategic process management for introducing GIS

In addition there will be workshops / presentation related to commercial 

- Working with ArcGIS in the Cloud
- Working with ArcGIS Mobile
- Writing Scripts in ArcGIS Using Python
- Using Flex Viewer for ArcGIS
- Simplified Image Processing Using ENVI Workflows
- ArcGIS and ENVI integration

Registration is still possible, I assume.

Best regards

Dr. Franz-Josef Behr
Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment 2011

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