[OSGeo-Discuss] GeoAmbassodor – Patrick Hogan

Margherita Di Leo diregola at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 06:38:30 PDT 2017

Well deserved indeed!! Congrats Patrick!!!

On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 11:19 AM, Suchith Anand <
Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> On behalf of GeoforAll community, It is my great pleasure to introduce
> Patrick Hogan as our GeoAmbassador. Patrick Hogan began his U.S. Government
> career with the Environmental Protection Agency in 1990, and then joined
> NASA a year later as their senior environmental geologist at Ames Research
> Center. In 2002 Patrick was asked to lead the NASA Learning Technologies
> program. This is where NASA World Wind was born, the world's first open
> source virtual globe program. In 2009 World Wind received the prestigious
> NASA Software of the Year award. There are versions of World Wind in Java,
> Android and for the Web in JavaScript. We are especially grateful for
> Patrick’s efforts in creating the NASA Europa Challenge initiative which
> adds great momentum to our efforts to promote openness in education and
> research worldwide. Now in its fifth edition  the aim of this challenge is
> to inspire ideas for building great applications that serves the INSPIRE
> Directive and uses NASA’s open source virtual globe technology World Wind.
> This NASA challenge attracts the best minds to develop their ideas covering
> a broad range of domains from transportation to air quality to linked data.
> Details of his  contributions are at http://opensourcegeospatial.
> icaci.org/2017/06/geoambassodor-patrick-hogan/
> We are proud to honour  Patrick as our GeoAmbassodor and we are extremely
> grateful for his contributions to Geo for All and for Open Principles in
> Education.
> I am grateful for this opportunity of introducing some of our amazing
> colleagues  from different parts of our world each month as our
> GeoAmbassadors and get inspired by their amazing work and contributions for
> the wider community.
> Best wishes,
> Suchith
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Margherita Di Leo
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