[OSGeo-UK] "Open Nottingham" bursaries for OSGIS 2011

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Wed May 18 10:46:16 EDT 2011

Dear all,

As part of CGS's collaboration with "Open Nottingham" initiative, we are pleased to announce 10 "Open Nottingham" bursaries for excellent students to participate in OSGIS 2011. This is part of CGS strong commitment to actively support, widen and promote Open Nottingham initiative . More details of Open Nottingham at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/open/opennottingham.aspx

The "Open Nottingham" bursaries will cover the cost of registration fees to participate in OSGIS 2011 and are open for students from any UK universities (both postgraduate and undergraduate) . Applicants should email their one page CV and brief statement of their open source work/interest to Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk<mailto:Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>  with subject header "Open Nottingham bursary application". The deadline for application  is 30 May 2011. The winners will be notified on 3rd June 2011.

This year's OSGIS Keynote presentations are:

"Open Nottingham- Knowledge without borders" - Professor Christine Ennew (Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Nottingham) & Prof. Wyn Morgan (University of Nottingham)

"The impact of open data, open source software and open standards on the evolution of National SDIs" -Professor Mike Jackson, Director, Centre for Geospatial Science

OSGIS 2011 Keynote address - Professor Thierry Badard (Laval University, Canada)

OGC-OSGeo Interoperability Day (Organised by Tyler Mitchell, Executive Director, Open Source Geospatial Foundation)

OSGIS 2011 Workshops include

# One Geology Workshop - (British Geological Survey)
# Geoserver Workshop - (GeoSolutions, Italy)
# Consuming and Publishing Ordnance Survey Open Data with Open Source software Workshop - (Astun Technology, UK)
# WMS/QGIS Workshop - (Faunalia,UK)
# Open Gov Workshop - (Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham and Creative Commons)
# gvSIG Technology Sessions- gvSIG Association, Spain [As part of gvSIG Day on 22nd June 2011]

More details at http://cgs.nottingham.ac.uk/~osgis11/os_home.html

We look forward to welcoming you for joining us in our vision and mission on further building up Open Source, Open Standards, Open data research.

Best wishes,


Dr Suchith Anand
Centre for Geospatial Science
The Nottingham Geospatial Building
University of Nottingham  NG7 2 TU
Tel: (0)115 82 32750

Mission - Building up Open Source, Open Standards, Open Data research for bridging the digital divide

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