[OSGeo-Discuss] Mumbai Free Map Workshop, 13-14 January

Shekhar Krishnan shekhar at crit.org.in
Fri Jan 5 07:45:21 PST 2007

Dear All:

We plan to organise an intensive two-day workshop on the use of
geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial web applications
based on Free and Open Source software (FOSS). This public workshop will
be held on SATURDAY 13 JANUARY and SUNDAY 14 JANUARY 2007 at the Homi
Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) in Mumbai. 

The objective will be to teach and guide participants through all the
steps of producing an interactive spatial database and web map using
FOSS and GIS ("OSGeo"). Through the workshop, participants will build
their own Free Map using a combination of open source software, copyleft
maps, and community information. The workshop will be led by Schuyler
Erle and Shekhar Krishnan. 

The workshop is based on the Mumbai Free Map project collaboration, and
is co-organised by the Gnowledge Lab at HBCSE, CRIT (Collective Research
Initiatives Trust), the Free Map Collective and MetaCarta Labs. For more
detailed information about the workshop and any updates to the
programme, please visit http://wiki.freemap.in/moin.cgi/HbcseWorkshop
and to browse the Mumbai Free Map please visit http://mumbai.freemap.in 


The workshop is free and open to the public. Ideally, participants
should be familiar with the open source software and the Linux operating
system, web client-server architecture, basic database management, and
basic terminal commands -- we hope to cater to different skill sets and
backgrounds. Participants should also have an interest in the use of
OSGeo for their own work and projects.

To register for the workshop, please send an e-mail to
freemapworkshop at crit.org.in with your name, address, and contact
information including phone numbers, and a brief description of your
background and your interest in the workshop. Registration will remain
open until WEDNESDAY 10 JANUARY, but please contact us ASAP if you would
like to participate. For more information, please call Shekhar Krishnan
on +91.98200.45529. 


Gnowledge Lab

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE)

CRIT (Collective Research Initiatives Trust) 

Freemap Collective

MetaCarta Labs

Shekhar Krishnan
9, Supriya, 2nd Floor
Plot 709, Parsee Colony Road no.4
Dadar, Mumbai 400014


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