[Geo4All] UN OpenGIS update

Maria Brovelli maria.brovelli at polimi.it
Wed Aug 17 10:33:54 PDT 2016

Dear All

I want to update you about the UN OpenGIS Initiative.

OSGeo (Maxi Cannata) launched a contest for UN OpenGIS Initiative. You 
can see the contest and the first logos here: 

Meanwhile we are proceeding with the Capacity Building.

19th September 2016 the first virtual class  starts. The first course is 
"QGIS GeoAcademy" and the tutors are Rick Smith, Tom Mueller and 
Youngok  Kang (I thank you in advance!). After this experiment we will 
go ahead with other tutors with PostGIS, geoserver, OpenLayers and  
Geonode. UN staff and tutors will use the Beep Platform provided by 
Politecnico di Milano for sharing material and information. The course 
is self-made but the tutors are available for answering questions and 
solving doubts.

In Autumn, thanks to Rafael Moreno, Ki-Joune Li (head of the project 
together with Kyoung-Soo Eom) and I will organize a webinar for  
presenting the state of the initiative.

The activity is intense. In November we will have the Second UN OpenGIS 
Workshop where I will show how much GeoForAll has been contributing (in 
Capacity Building) to this initiative.

Best regards to everybody!


P.S. Please spread the news about the logo contest!!


Prof. Maria Antonia Brovelli
Vice Rector for Como Campus and GIS Professor
Politecnico di Milano

ISPRS WG IV/5 "Web and Cloud Based Geospatial Services and Applications"; OSGeo; ICA-OSGeo-ISPRS AB; NASA WorldWind Europa Challenge; SIFET
Sol Katz Award 2015
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