[Board] UN products

Jachym Cepicky jachym.cepicky at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 02:11:35 PDT 2015


Hi,

we should be more proactive on "our" events (especially FOSS4G) and invite
- *host* - partnering local and global organisations there.

NOTE: also meeting with sponsors was out of our scope (again) (my fault as
well)

J

po 5. 10. 2015 v 19:20 odesílatel Suchith Anand <
Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk> napsal:

> Also it will be great if we can add  "Training & Capacity Building using
> Open Source GIS and open data" esp. for developing countries in the OSGeo
> letter mentioning the "Geo for All' initiative and  our aim to work with UN
> organisations and staff around the world for this.
>
> It will also building upon  our previous collaborations with the UN  for
> this.
>
> In 2012 and 2014 we have organised hands on  workshop "Open Source GIS &
> WebMapping for UN staff" in Vienna, Austria. Barend Kobben (ITC) was the
> course organisor for this.
>
> Details at
> http://www.un-spider.org/news-and-events/events/hands-workshop-open-source-gis-and-webmapping-un-staff-20-and-21-november-201
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Suchith
>
>
>
>
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> behalf of Suchith Anand [Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk]
> Sent: Monday, October 05, 2015 5:45 PM
> To: Jeff McKenna; board at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: Re: [Board] UN products
>
> Hi Jeff,
>
> This is excellent development aimed for the long term vision. Thanks to
> you, Sanghee and everyone who have contributed for this excellent
> initiative. This is really strategic  for OSGeo and great idea to  exchange
> official letters, to formalize our relationship with the UN.
>
> It has been really worth the efforts to get the UN dedicated session
> organised at Seoul FOSS4G (and hopefully for all future main FOSS4Gs)
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Suchith
>
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> behalf of Jeff McKenna [jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com]
> Sent: Monday, October 05, 2015 5:23 PM
> To: board at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: Re: [Board] UN products
>
> Hi Suchith, Maria, all,
>
> I have been speaking directly with Kyoung-Soo Eom since Seoul, the chief
> of the UN Geospatial Information Section.  As you know the Board met
> with the UN GIS team in Seoul, and there was some great discussions.
> Because of the long process involved in an MoU at the UN, it was
> suggested by Mr. Eom that we bypass that long process and instead
> exchange official letters, which I believe is a great idea, to formalize
> our relationship.  Mr. Eom has also invited OSGeo to be part of a
> working group on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters, as a
> first step.  Of course I'll be bringing up to speed all of the OSGeo
> board on this, by discussing these possible steps at our first meeting
> next week on 15 October.  But I believe this is wonderful momentum with
> the UN and OSGeo.  I must give credit to Sanghee to bring the two teams
> to the same table, during the chaos of running his FOSS4G Seoul - very
> forward thinking of him.
>
> Maria: I am also part of the "UN products" team.
>
> Talk soon,
>
> -jeff
>
>
>
> On 2015-10-05 9:46 AM, Suchith Anand wrote:
> > btw is there any MoU planned with UN to futher expand collaborations?
> >   Any ideas/  discussions at UN focussed session at FOSS4G Seoul?
> >
> > Also are there any plans for UN focussed session at FOSS4G Bonn?
> >
> > Suchith
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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> > behalf of Massimiliano Cannata [massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch]
> > *Sent:* Monday, October 05, 2015 9:31 AM
> > *To:* Maria Antonia Brovelli
> > *Cc:* jody.garnett at how2map.com; anitagraser at gmx.at;
> board at lists.osgeo.org
> > *Subject:* Re: [Board] UN products
> >
> > Got the same request.
> >
> > Looks like a newsletter list to disseminate their news.
> >
> > Looking forward for working with UN.
> >
> > Maxi
> >
> > 2015-10-04 16:54 GMT+02:00 Maria Antonia Brovelli
> > <maria.brovelli at polimi.it <mailto:maria.brovelli at polimi.it>>:
> >
> >     Dear Board Members (and friends)
> >
> >     I was asked, , as a member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation
> >     and a friend of UN Geospatial Information Sectio, by Kyoung-Soo Eom,
> >     Chief Geospatial Information Section of UN, if I want to receive
> >     weekly UNGIS new public map products.
> >
> >     Obviously I'm interested. I think that someone else of OSGeo was
> >     also contacted.
> >
> >     Do you have any information about who?
> >
> >     In case, after having seen which are and how many are these
> >     products, we can decide how to use/share them (possibly with also
> >     the other members contacted, in such a way to minimize the time
> >     required to manage these data and info).
> >
> >     Thanks! Best.
> >
> >     Maria
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >     Best regards, Kyoung-Soo Eom
> >
> >
> >
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