[OSGeo-Edu] Geomatics Week in Colombia

Brian Timoney brian at thetimoneygroup.com
Wed Mar 28 19:25:51 EDT 2007


Colombia's national mapping agency, IGAC, is celebrating "Geomatics 
Week" in Bogota in June. They are looking for proposals from 
Spanish-speaking geospatial professionals who are interested in giving 
mini-courses or talks. My understanding is they will pay for 
airfare/hotel/per diem expenses (taxi, etc.).

At the end of February I conducted a week-long workshop (Intro to 
PostGIS/MapServer/PHP) and had a great experience. The students were 
professionals from various government agencies, local universities, 
etc., with solid GIS backgrounds. I plan on submitting my own proposal 
for this gathering.

As the notice below makes clear, they are interested in Open Source 
topics as well as general geospatial themes.

You can contact Alberto directly at "aboadar at igac.gov.co" or feel 
free to shoot me an email with other questions.




The Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute -IGAC, through its Center of 
and Development on Geographic Information –CIAF, under the project 
of the systems of cartography for the Colombian territory” financed 
jointly by
the European Union and the Republic of Colombia, invites you to 
participate in
the event “SECOND WEEK OF GEOMATICS – 2007”, that will be held in Bogotá –
Colombia, from 4th until 8th of June this year.
The event is conformed by 2 days of workshops and 3 days of conferences 
workshops and will include the participation of national and international
experts, different public and private representatives, as well as important
producer, supplier and user companies of geospatial information,.These 
experts will bring to light the advances and applications in thematics 
related to:
Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System GIS, Geodesy, Digital 
Production, Geospatial Data Infrastructure, Digital Photogrametry, Basic
Geography Studies, Land Planning, Land Administration, Cadastre and Urban
Planning, spatial technologies for communications, Earth Observation, 
Positioning Systema, astronomy and astronautics, Environmental information,
Geo-statistics, Geology and Geological Hazard (Natural and hazard 
and its applications.
For the IGAC it is very significant to include your participation as a 
in a theoretical-practical workshop and/or as a key speaker through a
magisterial conference. The organization of the event is able to cover the
expenses related to the air ticket (economy class) and the per diem costs
during your participation.

We appreciate the confirmation of your participation by sending of
conference/workshop title proposal, summary and program in order to 
the schedule of the event.
For further information about the event, you can communicate with the 
Ing. MSc
Alberto BOADA RODRÍGUEZ, Project National Director

More information about the Edu_discuss mailing list