[OSGeo-Discuss] UN FAO and FOSS / OSGEO Projects

Joseph Reeves iknowjoseph at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 15:35:19 PDT 2010

>Now, do you know any other UN FAO sponsored FOSS / Geo projects?

Not only software, but data too; the FAO have released Africover data:

This has made its way into OpenStreetMap:

Cheers, Joseph

On 20 July 2010 23:25, Noli Sicad <nsicad at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am googling on the topic in GIS / mobile GIS for farming, forestry,
> forest management and forestry carbon applications
> I found out that  Refractions did a UN FAO Mobile GIS System for
> Agriculture Monitoring.
> Mobile GIS System for Agriculture Monitoring – United Nations Food and
> Agriculture Organization
> http://www.refractions.net/expertise/casestudies/2005-12-unfao/
> There is no screenshot of the software and no proper web link to the
> actual project which you can download the software.  It is just
> www.fao.org. is this LGPL project?
> UN FAO probably sponsored some FOSS projects.
> I know that FAO sponsored the VB bindings for GDAL but I never saw the
> FAO project that uses this VB bindings - the actual FAO software /
> application.
> OSCAR is also sponsored by FAO.
> http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i1447e/i1447e.pdf
> http://source.otago.ac.nz/oscar
> http://source.otago.ac.nz/oscar/OSCAR_Home
> Geoff, could we see a screenshot of OSCAR.
> http://www.mail-archive.com/discuss@lists.osgeo.org/msg05931.html
> I hope we can download OSCAR soon.
> Now, do you know any other UN FAO sponsored FOSS / Geo projects?
> Thanks.
> Regards, Noli
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