[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: nomination of Anujit Vanasarochana from Thaialnd

sittichai choosumrong sittichai.ocu at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 01:39:00 PDT 2017

Dear Jody,

The Thai FOSS4G community has been in existence since 2004
and is vibrant and growing. Both the OSGeo.TH and the Thai QGIS community,
(over 2000 members) is active and growing.

Our present charter members from Thailand and the ones proposed this years
are leading
the growth and spread of OSGeo/FOSS4G in Thailand. Anujit, Kampanart,
Sittichai (in alphabetical
order), and henceforth referred to as the "Naresuan Univeristy Team", are
leading this tremendous
effort with commitment and vigor.

The "Naresuan Team" is  active in developing curriculum for teaching and
research using FOSS4G
tools such as QGIS, GeoServer, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, GRASS-GIS and

Kampanart, is involved in teaching spatial analysis and geospatial
using QGIS and Python as well as propriety GIS tools. Kampanart do many
research/project based on Open Source Software for Thai government
(Ministry of natural Resources and Environment, National Institute for
Emergency Medicine etc.)

Anujit, is teaching Remote Sensing, GIS application and disaster mitigation
and using QGIS and recently R-Statistical package. Also do research works
and has friendly relations with any others Thailand geo-informatics
instructors, thus he can make any more linkage collaboration for OSGeo
community to any south-east asia research groups.

The "Naresuan Team" has also been instrumental in developing educational
(text books in Thai Language) for Open Source Spatial database (
humisarsnthes_104333 )and are presently
developing a text book for Web and Mobile-GIS undergraduate/post-graduate

They organize training and workshops using OSGeo software and Jeff McKenna
was one of the early visitor invited by the "Naresuan Team" to conduct a
successful MapServer workshop. Venka, also had the privilege of  presenting
workshops organized by "Naresuan Team". The most recent one was held under
the auspices OSGeo.TH in August, 2017.

Apart for teaching, Kamparnart and Anujit are implementing several funded
projects for environmental management (mangroves), disaster mitigation
(flood, landslides, medical emergency system) and environmental monitoring
(weather, in-door sensor for poultry farming etc.). They extensively and
use OSGeo tools for developing and deploying geospatial solutions as part of
these projects.

The "Naresuan Team" is also recently involved in Open Hardware and IoT

Mr. Chingchai, a post-graduate student  groomed by the Naresuan Team
successfully participated in OSGeo GSoC 2016 and Dr. Sittichai is
a mentor OSGeo GSoC 2017. So, the "Naresuan Team" is contributing
code to OSGeo.

As Charter Members who have either nominated or seconded the
candidature of Anujit and Kamparnart, it our pleasure to provide
these additional details about their individual contributions as well
as team efforts.

Best regards

Sittichai and Venka

On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 1:42 AM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can I ask the people who have seconded this nomination to provide
> information on what positive attribute Dr. Anujit Vansarochana displays in
> the our community to be considered as a charter member.
> For reference here is the positive attributes
> <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Membership_Process#Positive_Attributes> list
> from the membership process we are following:
> *Recommended membership selection criteria include:*
>    - *Members should believe in the general goals of the Foundation. To
>    support and promote the use of free and open source geospatial software,
>    education and data in a collaborative manner.*
>    - *Previous participation in or support of OSGeo activities*
>    - *The person should already have made a contribution to free and open
>    source geospatial software, education or open data.*
>    - *The person should be willing to put in time and effort on the
>    Foundation, perhaps joining committee(s), or volunteering in some other way
>    that gets the Foundation going.*
>    - *Members should be prepared to work constructively and positively
>    towards the goals of the Foundation. Good teamwork skills are an asset.*
> *Membership nominations should strive to promote diversity:*
>    - *Nominate members representing a diversity of geographic regions,
>    diversity of projects, diversity of programming languages.*
>    - *Nominate members representing and diversity of interests (e.g.,
>    corporate, hobbyist, educational, scientific).*
>    - *Nominate members representing a diversity of humanity including
>    gender and race *
> This is a reference to my own ignorance of Dr. Anujit Vansarochana
> activities and no slight is intended or implied. I have tried to search the
> discussion email list, geoforall email list and osgeo wiki to learn more.
> --
> Jody Garnett
> --
*Asst. Prof. Dr. Sittichai Choosumrong*
Ph.D (Creative Cities): Osaka City University
Lecturer in Spatial DBMS, Internet and Mobile GIS Mapping based on FOSS4G
Dept. of Natural Resources & Environment;
Faculty of Agriculture Natural Resources and Environment, Naresuan
University, 65000
Office: +66 55 96 2753
Fax: +66 55 96 2750
Mobile: +66 91 767 2963

OSGeo Charter member 2014, Thailand.  https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/
Sittichai_choosumrong  <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Sittichai_choosumrong>

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