[OSGeo-Discuss] "Geo for All" Heros 2014

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Tue Dec 16 16:37:18 PST 2014

Thank you to all the Heroes of the community; Sergio, Maria, Lluis, and 
Rafael all deserve tons of praise, as well as Suchith himself for all 
his tireless work promoting GeoForAll.  I like this award idea, in this 
busy crazy world, it's nice to be thanked for doing the little things. 
Maybe a section of the GeoForAll site could be dedicated to the current 
GeoForAll heroes.


On 2014-12-16 5:17 AM, Suchith Anand wrote:
> Dear all,
> <http://2013.foss4g.org/>When i look back at 2014 and see the amazing
> work that all of you have done for , it gives me great inspiration for
> working hard for this mission in 2015 and  each and every one of you who
> have been contributing your efforts are *"Geo for All" Heros*.  But i
> thought it will be appropriate to acknowledge some of our amazing people
> whose work and efforts has inspired all of us a lot.
> *Sergio Acosta y Lara and colleague*s at gvSIG BatovĂ­ initiative in
> Uruguay who have done amazing contribution for widening high quality
> education opportunities for students all across Uruguay through
> the  wider CEIBAL Initiative http://www.ceibal.org.uy/   by developing
> excellent educational tools that enables primary and secondary education
> students to understand space, to easily interpret maps and to learn free
> technologies. The video link (with English translation)
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orwN9K07XPo
>   speaks for itself the contribution of  CEIBAL and i hope this will
> inspire other developing and poor countries to invest in free and open
> technologies in primary and secondary school education, so that the
> students (esp. from poor backgrounds) will also get access to high
> quality educational resources and opportunities.
> *Professor Maria Brovelli* who is  respected by everyone in the FOSS4G
> community for not only her great research contributions but also for her
> kindness and compassion. Her background support and work on many
> initiatives from NASA Worldwind Europa Challenge to various Summer
> Schools and now working hard to host the FOSS4G-Europe in 2015, clearly
> shows her commitment for widening education opportunities in Geospatial
> for everyone.
> *Jason Sadler* from University of Southampton has worked hard to develop
> and maintain our Geo for All http://www.geoforall.org
> <http://www.geoforall.org/> website. We all are grateful for his and
> other colleagues at Southampton's efforts and contributions for this.
> Also *Luca Delucchi *and *Vaclav Petras* who helped create the dynamic
> map for Geo for All labs.
> *Lluis Vicens* of SIGTE , University of Girona is the driving force
> behind the very successful Open Source GIS Summer School Initiative
> http://www.sigte.udg.edu/summerschool2014/
>   which is now in its fifth year. By making available all the teaching
> materials for the Summer School to everyone through the website , its
> impact is not only for students who attend the summer school  but for
> everyone.
> *Dr Rafael Moreno* of University of Colarado, Denver, USA who has not
> only the driving force for the FOSS4G lab at University of Colarado
> http://geospatial.ucdenver.edu/foss4g/
>   but also been working hard to provide geo education opportunities to
> more staff and students in other countries.
> So big thank you for all of you for your  contributions to Open
> Education and your work and contributions will keep inspiring all of us
> for the future. The fundamental principle of "Geo for All" is to  enable
> education opportunities for everyone and Openness in Education (Free and
> Open software, open standards, open data, open access to research
> publications)  provide great opportunities for widening education
> opportunities.
> Best wishes,
> Suchith

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