[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
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
CONFERENCES AND MISCELLANEA:
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
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