[OSGeo-Discuss] Nomination for Silviana Comboin as OSGeo Charter Member

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Thu Jul 11 02:55:36 PDT 2013

Hi all,

I would like to nominate Silviana Comboin as OSGeo Charter member. Silviana  has provided us huge support in our education efforts esp. in her lead in establishing Open Source Geospatial Labs in Brazil. Last year, she established the first Open Source Geospatial Lab in Brazil at Federal University of Paraná and now is actively helping and supporting colleagues in other universities in Brazil and across South America to start Open Source Geospatial Labs in their universities.  Silviana has strong research background in Geospatial Science, SDI and GI standards. Previously she was working at the Brazilian National Mapping Agency before moving to Federal University of Paraná as a professor at the Geomatics Department. She also coordinate the Standards Workgroup of the Brazilian NSDI (INDE).

Thanks to efforts of  Silviana and other Brazilian colleagues we are getting huge momentum in our education efforts globally. For example, last month she coorganised  the first meeting of the ICA-OSGeo Labs in Brazil at São Paulo , parallel to MundoGEO # Connect Latin America 2013.
Details at  http://mundogeoconnect.com/2013/grade/encontros-paralelos/webinar-ica-osgeo-18-de-junho

I also had the privilege of meeting her last year when she visited Nottingham University and discuss ideas. I believe Silviana Comboin will be an excellent  OSGeo charter member and  will help in further building up our global strength. Thanks.


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