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

Roberto Santos py5gol at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 11:13:37 PDT 2013


Roberto Santos

2013/7/11 Suchith Anand <Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>

> 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.****
> ** **
> Suchith****
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Roberto Oliveira Santos
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