[OSGeo-Discuss] Advancing GIScience with Open Source Technologies - latest updates

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Fri Aug 5 01:26:18 PDT 2016

Dear all,

The latest details  of Advancing GIScience with Open Source Technologies organised by the ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies at AutoCarto 2016, USA   is now at  http://www.unm.edu/~sfreunds/autocarto2016/Open_Source_Geospatial.html
Thanks to Mike Finn and Silvana Comboim for their leadership.

It is my great pleasure to introduce Prof. Silvana Philippi Camboim as our GeoAmbassador.  I first met Silvana when she visited me at the University of Nottingham during her UK visit few years back. It was then we discussed initial ideas to establish the first Open Source Geospatial lab in South America [1] and expand our collaborations.  In May 2014, i participated in the NSDI conference and meetings in Brasília, Brazil  . It was also a good opportunity for me to see the amazing work Silvana and her colleagues are doing during that visit . I see the work that Silvana is doing in Brazil having a great momentum for our global activities of "Geo for All" mission. Her dedication and focus for expanding geoeducation opportunities in Brazil and globally has always inspired me.

Silvana is a true global citizen who has travelled around the world working for expanding opportunities for geospatial education for all. It is great pleasure that Silvana has succeeded me as the Chair of the ICA Commission on Geospatial Technologies. I had the pleasure to work closely with Silvana during my time as chair of the commission and I strongly believe that Silvana will build upon the work that we have done and take this to higher level.

Details at http://opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org/2016/08/geoambassador-of-the-month-prof-silvana-philippi-camboim/

Silvana will be delivering keynote on "Experiences on How Openness Can Help to Reduce Inequality" and also chair the Open Discussion on "Future Directions: Thinking About the Road Ahead".

We are looking forward to building  strong research and teaching collaborations  worldwide in Open Geospatial Science [2]. We are proud to honour Silvana as our GeoAmbassodor and we are extremely grateful for her contributions to Geo for All.

Best wishes,


Dr. Suchith Anand


Geo for All - Building and expanding Open Geospatial Science

[1] http://www.labgeolivre.ufpr.br/?lang=en
[2] http://opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org/2016/06/open-consultation-on-the-vision-2030-for-open-geospatial-science/

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