[Board] UN products

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 13:18:23 PDT 2015


Great excuse for a focused foss4g-un event :)  Or an opportunities to
recruit volunteers for the local organizing commit.

In the defence of event organizers it their can be a large gap between the
call for papers, and the papers that are actually submitted.

--
Jody Garnett

On 7 October 2015 at 08:00, Massimiliano Cannata <
massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch> wrote:

> 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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>
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>
>
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