[Belgium] Academic reflection on open source software in geomatics | FOSS4GeoEducation
mavercau at ulb.ac.be
Fri Jun 9 06:49:12 PDT 2017
Here's, a link to the *survey regarding the use of free vs proprietary
geomatic softwares in our Belgian universities** .*
Unfortunately a few Universities haven't replied (yet ?).
It's hard to draw any conclusions from this table. Essentially all groups
make use of both the free and the proprietary version of the softwares for
their research (ex. everyone uses QGIS & ArcGIS).
Regarding teaching, things are pretty similar although some Universities
seem to focus only on either the free or the proprietary version.
If you are motivated to meet each other before the event and discuss about
our Educational session “FOSS4GeoEducation”, here is the link to choose a
If not, OSGeo.be will simply send a global call for proposals for FOSS4G.be
(with special attention to the presentation in the field) and we will
discuss it there during this session.
All the best,
2017-03-03 13:06 GMT+01:00 Maelle Vercauteren <mavercau at ulb.ac.be>:
> As you know, we launched an academic reflection and interuniversity
> teaching on open source software in geomatics.
> A first f2f meeting took place on February 16, 2017 and you can find here
> the *minutes with the actions that we intend to carry out* 
> For information, a next face-to-face meeting is planned for June / August
> or September at the ULB (Solbosch campus).
> The idea is to organize a Hackathon and to finalize the program of a *special
> session "FOOS4GeoEducation" at FOSS4G.be 2017, which will take place on
> Thursday 26th October. (! Save the date !)*
> Thank you for relaying the information to people who might be interested
> in the initiative and to note your availability regarding the choice of
> time and date. 
> If you would like to give your opinion and / or be kept informed of the
> discussions that will be carried out and the activities that the reflection
> plans to implement, you can let us know.
> Kind Regards,
> Moritz and Maë//e
>  https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Belgium/FOSS4GEducation
>  https://framadate.org/xPSyfSXqi4rBia14
> 2017-02-07 13:54 GMT+01:00 Maelle Vercauteren <mavercau at ulb.ac.be>:
>> Dear all,
>> We would like to launch an academic and pedagogical reflection between
>> universities on open source software in geomatics.
>> Some people have already given enthusiastic feedback, so we decided to
>> set a date to meet on *Thursday February 16 at 10 am in ULB *(local
>> DC6.121 (6th floor of Building D, Solbosch campus) :
>> It would be a first preparatory meeting with academic people from UGent,
>> VUB, ULB, Ulg-Arlon, UNamur en UCL.
>> Do not hesitate to circulate the information to your contacts who would
>> be interested.
>> The organization of the reflection and the objectives will depend
>> strongly on the feedbacks. The idea is to arrive at a concrete reflection
>> for the FOSS4G.be 2017.
>> On this topic, there are several subjects that we hold dear to the
>> OSGeo.be and the ULB... they are (in disorder):
>> - to organize a special "GIS education" session at the next foss4g.be
>> and discuss its content together.
>> - to have exchanges of experience throughout the year on this theme (2-3
>> meetings / year)
>> - to fit into the existing efforts of Geo4all <http://www.geoforall.org/> en/or
>> Copernicus Academy Network
>> - to share teaching materials and discuss the setting up of a web
>> platform where everyone could deposit his material
>> - to create material with Belgian data which would therefore speak more
>> particularly to students (and which would allow to highlight Belgian open
>> There are at least 5 subjects that are quite large, but look stimulating
>> and that we can talk more concretely about during the meeting.
>> If you already want to write us your suggestions, do not hesitate.
>> After the meeting, if the feedback is positive, we wil circulate a
>> discussion paper about the implementation of this project in the general
>> mailinglist !
>> It is our pleasure to soon be able to discuss these topics,
>> Moritz en Maë//e
>> Maëlle VERCAUTEREN DRUBBEL
>> Coordinatrice du stage SIG Libres ARES
>> Université Libre de Bruxelles - IGEAT (CP 130 / 03)
>> Campus du Solbosch
>> Av. F. D. Roosevelt, 50
>> B-1050 Bruxelles
>> Tél.: 02/650.68.14 Fax: 02/650.50.92 Local: DB6.143
> Maëlle VERCAUTEREN DRUBBEL
> Coordinatrice du stage SIG Libres ARES
> Université Libre de Bruxelles - IGEAT (CP 130 / 03)
> Campus du Solbosch
> Av. F. D. Roosevelt, 50
> B-1050 Bruxelles
> Tél.: 02/650.68.14 Fax: 02/650.50.92 Local: DB6.143
Maëlle VERCAUTEREN DRUBBEL
Coordinatrice du stage SIG Libres ARES
Université Libre de Bruxelles - IGEAT (CP 130 / 03)
Campus du Solbosch
Av. F. D. Roosevelt, 50
Tél.: 02/650.68.14 Fax: 02/650.50.92 Local: DB6.143
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