Fwd: [OSGeo-Edu] e-Learning for the Open Geospatial Community

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Jul 26 11:10:18 EDT 2011

Charlie, All,

Thanks for your supports for ELOGeo initiative. Also to update that new functionality has now been added  to make the license selectable from a list of CC licenses for each submitting item. The user also doesn't need to challenge with CC's different acronyms because the designed UI will ask for the required rights/features in plain English. Amir (cc in) will be happy to customise the repository to  feedbacks/ suggestions from the OSGeo community.

I will be attending the FOSS4G Edu meeting by skype. It is good opportunity to build upon the OSGeo Academic Network initiative and also welcome other interested people to the network activities.


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I've created an entry for an edu sprint to the sprint page at http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2011_Code_Sprint

I'll be attending the BoF meetings.



20.7.2011 20:09, Charlie Schweik kirjoitti:
Dear OSGeo edu colleagues,

Regarding the email (attached below) from Suchith on the Nottingham Geospatial course repository.

Suchith and his colleagues at the U of Nottingham, Tyler Mitchell, and a number of other OSGeo edu members had a meeting last month regarding the establishment of a more formalized OSGeo Academic Network. The notes from this first meeting are here:  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Academic_Network_Mtg_Jun-23-2011.

1) A move to the ELOGeo Repository?

One suggestion was that we consider moving our educational inventory efforts [1] over to this new educational material platform [2]. The ELOGeo system is more sophisticated, allowing for searching by date, author, subjects, etc. I think we as a group should seriously think about doing this. I think their system adds a lot to our collaborative effort and the energy and effort by the Nottingham folks is terrific.  They provide publishing guidelines here [3]. Please take a look at this platform and let us know what you think.

I think another potential benefit to this is that it might help us move to a "new derivative work" effort. I need to talk to Suchith more about this, but I continue to wish that, for example, we could set up a system where educational material in one language might be translated to another language as a derivative work. Or someone could update material for a new release of a particular software.

2) Planning for a Bird's of a Feather meeting at FOSS4G in Denver

I have created a sign up page on the OSGeo wiki for people to add their names if they are going to be at FOSS4G in Denver and want to participate in one of two possible meetings. The first is a Bird's of a Feather meeting that we should definitely have on Wednesday Sept 14th during the 5:30-8:30 timeslot. The second is a possible meeting on Saturday the 17th, that we could as a group use as a "Workbook Content Sprint" or something where we roll up our sleeves and try to move forward collectively on educational or curriculum material.

We can do more planning on agendas for the BOF and the possible "Edu Sprint" after we know who will be there.

If you are going to Denver, please sign up at http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2011_Edu_BOF_sign_up

Thanks all,


[1] http://www.osgeo.org/educational_content
[2] http://elogeo.nottingham.ac.uk/xmlui/
[3] http://elogeo.nottingham.ac.uk/ELOGeoGuidelines.pdf

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[OSGeo-Edu] e-Learning for the Open Geospatial Community


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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform that the course repository for the ELOGeo (An e-Learning Framework for Using Geospatial Open Data, Open Source and Open Standards) project is ready at http://elogeo.nottingham.ac.uk/xmlui

ELOGeo is a JISC-funded project based at the Centre for Geospatial Science, the University of Nottingham in partnership with the Mimas Centre of Excellence at the University of Manchester. ELOGeo main collaborators are Open Source Geospatial Foundation, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Ordnance Survey, Open Nottingham, International Cartographic Association (ICA) and gvSIG Association.

More details of ELOGeo at http://elogeo.nottingham.ac.uk/index.html

Over the next few months we will be adding many course materials and other resources to the repository for the benefit of the wider community. The learning material preparation guidelines are available at the ELOGeo site.

The ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies strongly supports ELOGeo initiative as part of its education and training agenda and we welcome contributions from all interested for this. We look forward for your support and active participation for this initiative.

Best wishes,


Dr Suchith Anand
Centre for Geospatial Science
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