[OSGeo-Discuss] “Open Source Geospatial Tools in Climate Change Research and Natural Resource Management” and ISPRS Summer Schools

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Fri Jun 12 01:40:42 PDT 2015

Dear colleagues,

The Second National Conference on Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial  (FOSS4G-India 2015) with focus on “Open Source Geospatial Tools in Climate Change Research and Natural Resource Management” was held earlier this week at June 9-10, 2015 at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun. Dr K.S. Rajan (IIIT Hyderabad) gave the Plenary presentation on "Geo for All: an international network towards open geospatial research and education" . It is excellent to see the growth in number of universities in India who are now doing research and teaching in GIS using FOSS4G. I understand from Rajan that the conference was a great success with 12 sessions  ranging from Climatic Studies to Village GIS. Program details at http://foss4gindia.in/Technical%20Program%20Schedule_June9-10_2015.pdf

Conference details at http://foss4gindia.in/

Next month, IIRS (July 6-10, 2015) will also host the ISPRS Summer School at Dehradun  on following 3 themes

   i)   Online Sharing of Geospatial Data, Algorithm and Model (offered by ISPRS WG VI/1 ;  Huayi Wu, State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, China);

  ii)   Open Source GIS (offered by ISPRS WG VI/2 ; Dr. Sameer Saran, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Indian Space Research Orgamisation (ISRO), Dept. of Space, Govt. of India, Dehradun ); and

  iii)  Research and Teaching methodologies for Master and PhD students (offered by ISPRS WG VI/4 : Igor Musikhin, Siberian State Academy of Geodesy,  Russia ).

I understand that there has been great response for all these courses  which shows the demand and need. Details of Summer School at http://www.iirs.gov.in/isprs-summerschool/index.html

I remember when i was student in India, there was very few opportunities for learning GIS as very few universities had GIS programs . So i am really pleased that now more universities and academics are empowered and starting GIS courses and more students are getting opportunities to learn geospatial science. My thanks to Rajan and colleagues who have been working tirelessly for providing more learning opportunities for students.

Best wishes,


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