[Board] UN products

Massimiliano Cannata massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch
Wed Oct 7 08:00:52 PDT 2015


But you cannot, because is up to the LOC decide which session host ;-)

Maxi

2015-10-07 11:30 GMT+02:00 Suchith Anand <Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>:

> *Fully agree. That was why it was important that we have dedicated UN
> sessions from now every year at the main FOSS4G conference to keep
> expanding collaborations. *
>
> *It was great that Sanghee was able to start this for us from our initial
> discussions http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2015-May/012822.html
> <http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2015-May/012822.html>  I would also
> like to thank Margherita Di Leo who brought this matter to our attention
> and got us proactive.*
>
> *So it is now up to all of us to make sure we build upon this . It will
> make sure Open Principles are strongly supported at the UN . *
>
> *Best wishes,*
>
> *Suchith*
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Jachym Cepicky [jachym.cepicky at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:11 AM
> *To:* Suchith Anand; Jeff McKenna; board at lists.osgeo.org
>
> *Subject:* Re: [Board] UN products
>
> 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
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ________________________________________
>> From: board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] on
>> 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
>>
>> ________________________________________
>> From: board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] on
>> 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
>> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> > *From:* board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org]
>> on
>> > 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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