[OSGeo-Discuss] Expanding Open Geospatial Science

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Sun Dec 11 00:26:50 PST 2016

Dear colleague,

GeoForAll is a shared idea build by colleagues globally to build Open Geospatial Science.  Open Geospatial Science [1],[2],[3] builds upon the idea of Open science that scientific knowledge of all kinds are able to be develop more rapidly and in a more productive manner if openly shared (as early as is practical in the discovery process). The key ingredients to make Open Geospatial Science possible is Open Principles (open source geospatial software, open data, open standards and open access to research publications) .

Research centers/groups within a single university come and go and are  transient  but research disciplines and ideas will have longer impact. Hence from the start our aim was to create Open Geospatial Science [1],[2],[3] as a discipline. But we had to take this one step at a time to make this possible and i want to share some of our experiences, so we can help build more ideas at http://opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org/2016/04/open-geospatial-science-2/

We were very clear from the start that we will be supporting Open Principles (open standards, open data, open educational resources,open software, open access to scientific publications) for our mission to ensure sustainability and bring together universities, industry, SMEs, NGOs together on this shared vision.

Geo for All is a shared idea whose time has come.  An idea whose time has come is the most powerful force in the universe, and the time for "Access to quality education opportunities for everyone" has arrived.

We look forward your collaborations on our mission to  make geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all.

Best wishes,


Dr. Suchith Anand


GeoForAll - Building and expanding Open Geospatial Science

[1] http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijgi/special_issues/science-applications

[2] http://www.geoconnexion.com/publications/geo-uk/issue/sept-oct-2016/article/open-geospatial-science-and-vision-2030

[3] http://www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/geography/journal/40965?detailsPage=editorialBoard

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