[OSGeo Africa] The Society for Conservation GIS

Ned Horning nedh at lightlink.com
Wed Feb 13 05:09:45 PST 2013

Hi Chris,

The SCGIS is effectively an (unofficial) ESRI conservation user group 
but there are a growing number of members using FOSS. It's a great group 
of friendly people and I enjoyed the few conferences I attended over the 
years. Their meetings are usually held to coincide with the ESRI user's 
meeting. SCGIS has been quite good at helping people doing conservation 
work get free copies of ESRI and ENVI software. Their scholar program is 
great. It offers opportunities to go to the annual meetings (SCGIS and 
ESRI) and a couple weeks of workshops.

Discussions about using FOSS are not uncommon at the conference or the 
email list and people are generally very receptive.


On 02/13/2013 12:57 AM, Chris wrote:
>      Never heard of these guys before ( the internet is as mysterious as the
>      deep blue sea )
>      Apparently some SA students will be going to their annual conference in
>      the USA. Anyone know anything about this ?
>      http://www.scgis.org/Lev3Page.aspx?Page3ID=86
>      They are a non-profit but use software from a company that may not be
>      named here
>      Tim
>      Time for some proselytising ?
>      ( Depends I suppose on what you can offer in terms of subsidies and
>      sponsorships ? )
>      CM
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