[OSGeo-Discuss] University of Colorado Denver's FOSS4G Lab

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Sep 30 02:41:50 PDT 2014

Dear all,

On behalf of the “Geo for All” initiative, it is my great pleasure to inform the launch of the new website for the University of Colarado Denver's FOSS4G Lab. Thanks to Dr. Rafael Moreno-Sanchez who has been leading this at University of Colarado, Denver, USA. It is also great to see the establishment of an international advisory board for the lab  to review plans and activities and provide advice for the growth and future direction of the lab. Details athttp://geospatial.ucdenver.edu/foss4g/advisory-board

The University of Colarado Denver's FOSS4G Lab is supported by a diverse group of faculty from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Architecture and Planning, all of whom have a particular interest in FOSS4G. The faculty collective is constantly expanding into new departments and colleges, adding to the breadth of knowledge and expertise in Geospatial Science. The initial lab faculty include Dr. Peter Anthamatten, Dr. Joshua French, Michael Hinke, Dr. Wesley Marshall, Dr. Carolyn McAndrews, Dr. Rafael Moreno-Sanchez, Dr. Deborah Thomas, Dr. Austin Troy, Dr. Amanda Weaver, Dr. Michael Wunder, Suzanne Anderson, Tim Stalker and Valerie Kraucunas.

Details at http://geospatial.ucdenver.edu/foss4g/faculty

They also offer a wide diversity of geospatial training with certificate programs in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science, the College of Architecture of Planning, and the School of Engineering. More details of the University of Colarado Lab at http://geospatial.ucdenver.edu/foss4g/home-2

University of Colarado is the 18th University in the USA to establish Open Geospatial Lab  http://www.geoforall.org/  in the last 2 years and joins a great family of other key research universities (University of Massachusetts ,Harvard University,University of California, University of North Carolina, University of Kansas, Arizona State University, Kent State University etc). We are looking forward to receiving more applications from other universities in USA to establish research labs and expand our research in Open Geospatial Science in the United States and globally.

Best wishes,


PS: There is also good news on  Open Education  with the U.S. Open Government Partnership: National Action Plan that is released. Details athttp://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/new_nap_commitments_report_092314.pdf

Thanks to all who made this possible and  this will have a domino effect...​
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