[OSGeo-Discuss] Welcome to the 109th GeoForAll Lab

maria.brovelli at polimi.it maria.brovelli at polimi.it
Mon Feb 1 03:03:52 PST 2016

Dear All
I'm proud to announce the 109th Lab of GeoForAll at the University of 
Trento, in Italy.

The UTn-FOSS Lab was born from the sinergy of two existing labs at the 
Department of Civil Environmental and Mechanical of the University of 
Trento:  Geodesy and Geomatics 
http://web.unitn.it/en/dicam/7801/geodesy-and-geomatics and Ecology 
http://web.unitn.it/en/dicam/7795/forest-ecology-presentation which have 
been working togheter since 1993 on various FOSS4G research and 
education projects, especially with the GRASS GIS software.

The point of contact is Clara Tattoni.

Below the description of the main activities.

The Geodesy and Geomatics lab investigates innovative positioning and 
survey systems, such as GPS, laser scanning techniques and digital 
photogrammetry, which are nowadays pivotal for the description of the 
environment as well as for proactive mobility management. Geographic 
Information Systems represent a further researches topic, especially 
with reference to geometric  and topologic, 2D and 3D, modelling and to 
the development, test and implementation of innovative techniques for 
data processing and analysis.
The Ecology lab research areas are the ecology and planning of forests 
with special attention to the mountain areas and the issues arisen in 
the last decades due both to the abandonment of the traditional 
agricultural, woodland and shepherd activities and to the tourism 
development at high altitude sites.
The group works on the development and validation of research 
methodologies for land analysis and on the identification of new 
strategies for the sustainable management of the mountain territory.


Beside their research topics, all carried out in  FOSS4G environment the 
group devoted a lot of effort in education by developing and updating 
self training tutorials in the Italian and English languages 
(http://www.ing.unitn.it/~grass/documents.html) for GRASS and QGIS and 
by training student and professional with specific courses.

At the University of Trento the following courses are based on FOSS4G 

-Numerical carthography and GIS (III year under graduate)
-Land survey (III year under graduate)
-Applied Ecology, 6 European credits, 60 hours Master degree course
-Doctoral course Environmental data management and analysis Doctoral 
School in Environmental Engineering

Plus the International Summer School on "Tropical Rainforest 
Biodiversity modelling and mapping" organised in cooperation with the 
Science Museum of Trento (Italy) and the Danish Natural History Museum 
and Tanzania National Parks


They organized the first Open Source Free Software GIS - GRASS users 
conference in September 2002, in Trento.

Some of the people in this group are active within the OSGEO Education 
committee and they held workshops at various FOSS4G conferences

Various scripts and gass modules 

Recent FOSS4G related projects include:

PRIN "Interoperability and cooperative management of geographic, 
dynamic, multidimentional and distributed data with Free and Open Source 

European project Recharge GREEN http://www.recharge-green.eu/

Warmly welcome to the new Lab!!!

Maria and Peter

Prof. Maria Antonia Brovelli
Vice Rector for Como Campus and GIS Professor
Politecnico di Milano

ISPRS WG IV/5 "Web and Cloud Based Geospatial Services and Applications"; OSGeo; GeoForAll Advisory Board; NASA WorldWind Europa Challenge; SIFET

Sol Katz Award 2015

Via Natta, 12/14 - 22100 COMO (ITALY)

Tel. +39-031-3327336 - Mob. +39-328-0023867 - fax. +39-031-3327321

e-mail1:maria.brovelli at polimi.it

e-mail2:prorettrice at como.polimi.it

More information about the Discuss mailing list