Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Japan chapter receives “Japanese OSS Encouragement Award” by IPA - ALSO a note on OSGeo Educational efforts

Charlie Schweik cschweik at
Sat Oct 16 05:37:38 PDT 2010

 Congratulations, Toru, on receiving this award! Wonderful news!

Just a friendly reminder to you and other local groups from the OSGeo
education group... if you have generated any educational materials as
part of your efforts, I urge you to consider sharing them through our
educational resources system [1].

More broadly, there should be a much stronger link between OSGeo local
group activity and the OSGeo education group than there currently is. I
urge leaders of local groups to keep the educational group in mind
whenever their groups do anything related to educational outreach. I
imagine there is a lot that can be shared in this way between local
groups that would really move our educational efforts forward.

To post new educational metadata entries, go to [2]

Finally, FYI, the OSGeo education group has been discussing the idea of
creating two workbooks -- one covering desktop GIS and the other for web
GIS. See [3,4]. The idea is to create a series of tutorials that are the
same content but use different OSGeo-associated technologies (e.g.,
gvSIG, MapWindow, QGIS, etc.). If anyone has tutorials to share or
something they are currently working on, please consider adding an entry
to these wiki pages.

Charlie Schweik
OSGeo Edu committee chair

[1] (edu inventory material
search page)
[2] (content submission page)

On 10/15/2010 11:09 AM, Toru Mori(森亮) wrote:
> Hi OSGeo community,
> Today IPA (IT promotion agency Japan), a government agency, announced that OSGeo Japan Chapter will be awarded “Japanese OSS Encouragement Award” prize on 28th October 2010.
> I , as representative of the chapter, am very pleased and honored to receive the prize!
> The Japan chapter was established in late 2006 and the local community has been growing steadily and dedicating effort to promoting FOSS4G.
> Please join our local conference, FOSS4G 2010 Tokyo/Osaka, held in this November to celebrate it with us over bottles of beer!
> -- Press release by IPA (in Japanese) --
> -- About the award --
> IPA grants “Japanese OSS Contributor Award” to a developer who has established and has been managing the development project which has the influence, to a superior developer who takes an active role in the global projects and to a contributor to spread the OSS. Also IPA grants “Japanese OSS Encouragement Award” to the individual or the group which has a remarkable activity to develop and/or spread OSS.
> -- About IPA --
> Toru Mori
> Yokohama Japan
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