OSGeo Promotions/Workshop in Vietnam

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Mon Oct 23 21:02:18 EDT 2006

Hi VisCom members,

GIS-IDEAS 2006 (http://wgrass.media.osaka-cu.ac.jp/gisideas06) where we 
have more that 10 papers (can be viewed for the web-site) related to 
OSGeosoftware. We are doing a pre-conference OSGeo workshop
(See program below) and also plan to discuss about Vietnam OSGeo
  Chapter. Atleast 10 volunteers are willing to walk-around with OSGeo 
T-Shirts at the workshop and also during the conference. I await from 
VisCom about possible support for this event. GIS-IDEAS is organized
  on a shoe-string budget and sponsorship, exhibition booth cost a tiny 
fraction of that in other conferences. About 200 particpants are
expected (50 from overseas and 150 from Vietnam)

It would be nice if Viscom could support the workshop/promotion
(about US$1000 for printing OSGeo brochures, burning CD and
display banner etc.).

Some T-shirt donation for OSGeo volunteers would also be most

Kind regards



Title: Open Source Geoinformatics Workshop
Venue: Institute of Information Technology HCMC,
      1 Mac Dinh Chi Str., Dist. 1, HCMC
Date: 8th November 2006
Coordinators: Dr. Tran Van Lang, Director, Institute of Information
Technology HCMC and Dr. Ho Dinh Duan, Institute of Physics HCMC
Organized by: Japan-Vietnam Geoinformatics Consortium &
               Institute of Information Technology &
               Institute of Physics, VAST HCMC

Number of participants: 30 (first come first serve)
Fee: USD 10  (covering CD set, Documents, Coffee breaks and Lunch)


09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-10:00: Opening Speech
               a) Prof. Mamoru Shibayama
                  Kyoto University, Japan
                  Joint Secretary, JVGC

               b) Dr. Dao Van Tuyet
                   Institute of Information Technology

10:15-11:15 a) Free and Open Source Software for Geoinformatics (FOSS4G)
                 Prof. Venkatesh Raghavan
                Osaka City University, Japan
                Director, Open Source Geospatial Foundation

11:15-12:00 b) Open Source Geoinformatics in Vietnam -
                Present Status and Future prospects
                Dr. Ho Dinh Duan
                  Institute of Physics, VAST-HCMC
                  Mr. Do Long Van
                 Institute of Information Technology, VAST-HCMC

14:00-14:45 a) Installing and using FOSS4G Toolkit CD
                 Dr. Go Yonezawa
                 Kyoto University, Japan

15:00-16:00 b) Demonstration for Open Source Web-GIS Applications
                Mr. Sarawut Ninsawat
                 Osaka City University, Japan

16:00-16:30    Q&A and Round table discussion on Establishing
                  the Vietnam OSGeo Chapter

Particpants: Will be provided with FOSS4G Toolkit CD Developed
              by the Osaka City University FOSS4G Team.

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