[OSGeo-Discuss] Fw: Support for AGIRN - African Geo Information Research Network
jo at frot.org
jo at frot.org
Thu Apr 3 08:08:47 PDT 2008
While this is an inter-National Mapping Agency knowledge sharing
effort, http://www.agirn.org/nma , it seems likely that local
institutions and NGOs would have useful information about equipment
techniques and support arrangements to share.
It could also be a great subject for a BOF session at FOSS4G2008
to catch a selection of African mapping agency people. (And perhaps
some OSGeo or GISSA members are already involved with this AGIRN?)
----- Forwarded message from Roger Longhorn <ral at alum.mit.edu> -----
>From the ISPRS Newsletter:
At the Cambridge Conference, held from 15th - 20th July, at Univ. of
Cambridge, UK, it was decided to develop two geospatial knowledge
portals for National Mapping Agencies (NMAs) to exchange information.
The first, to be developed by GSDI, will be a global portal which will
include specific pages for NMAs.
The second is an African Portal and is developed within AGIRN, developed
by the South African Human Science Research Council (HSRC) and EIS
Africa. Participants at the Cambridge Conference, led by Ordnance
Survey, agreed to support the portal, and the Joint Board of geospatial
Information Societies (JBGIS) agreed to coordinate the portal, and help
to populate it.
I am writing now on behalf of JBGIS Committee for Capacity Building in
Africa to ask you to support the AGIRN portal by providing reports or
documents which may be of use to African NMAs and by posting details of
any support that you may be able to provide in the way of training,
consultancy or equipment. You can do this by visiting the website:
and entering the information.
I am also writing to all NMAs globally to ask for their support and
contribution in order to assist African NMAs. Information provided may
be shared with the GSDI portal to reduce duplication.
If you have any questions on comments on AGIRN please contact Gina
Weir-Smith at HSRC gweir-smith at hsrc.ac.za .
Ian Dowman, Chair JBGIS
It would be good if list members could also spread this message within
their organisations and local NMA contact points.
EGIP Archive: http://www.ec-gis.org/egip/
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