[OSGeo-Edu] Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open Source Geospatial Foundationand Centre for Geospatial Science Sign MoU

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Sep 28 17:03:31 EDT 2010


I strongly support this. Having a network of OSGeo affliated universities and research institutions across the world should be our next aim.  There is already good representation of people from various universities in the list, so we have a good place to start building this. Today's students are tommorow's GIS leaders and hence the importance of OSGeo Education Network.


-----Original Message-----
From: edu_discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org on behalf of Charlie Schweik
Sent: Tue 28/09/2010 21:41
To: edu_discuss at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Edu] Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open Source Geospatial Foundationand Centre for Geospatial Science Sign MoU
  On 9/28/2010 4:27 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> On 29/09/10 00:27, Suchith Anand wrote:
>> That is a good point. My vision is that the internship students now 
>> will become the mentors for the programme in the future...  That way 
>> we build up research and educational capability in Open Source GIS 
>> within academia. 
> Suchith,
> I'm interested to hear you spell out your vision in more detail.
> In particular, I'm hoping to hear that your program would be very 
> collaborative with the Open Source community, and spend less to 
> creating your own material, and more on creating templates and 
> reference example material and supporting the Open Source community 
> populate these templates.
> I see such coordination as the core missing component for an explosion 
> in the development of quality training material.
I think this would be a good discussion to have as well. I've been 
wondering if we could establish a network of such OSGeo affiliated 
university groups in various regions following this group's lead, and 
perhaps leverage this "federation" toward getting grants that might 
build edu material...

And while I've got everyone, can I bring us back to the idea of 
developing Desktop and Web-GIS exercise handbooks using different 
technologies? I started wiki pages here:


I added what I can contribute to the Desktop one. Can others add 
anything they think they could contribute or other ideas?


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