[UN] Updates about UN Open GIS Activities

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Feb 28 05:51:49 PST 2018

Hi all,

I am not sure if this was discussed here before, but last week I was 
nominated as the new Chair of the Technical Advisory Group for the UN 
OpenGIS Initiative; I was asked to attend the UN OpenGIS virtual meeting 
last week, and I was welcomed into the group.

Here are the current members of the advisory group (I am copying this 
from a slide presentation I was provided) :

Technical Advisory Group

GeoSHAPE/OGS: Daniel Berry
OpenGDS: Youngok Kang
OSGeo: Jeff McKenna
Geo for All: Jeroen Ticheler
GeoSDI: Lorenzo Amato
UNHQ: Guillaume Criloux
UNGSC: Francis Mugambi, Shazia Noreen, Diego Gonzalez Ferreiro
UN Missions: Amirkhan Imanov, Anandavel Kannan, Philip Hughes,
Group Chair: Jeff McKenna

I am still very new to the group so it will take me some time to adjust 
and learn, but I think this should be reported here to the OSGeo UN 
Committee, as I am representing OSGeo.



On 2018-02-28 3:44 AM, Maria Antonia Brovelli wrote:
> Dear All
> Serena and I are working on the OSGeo Call for UN Capacity Building as 
> presented in previous mails. We want to be ready with the first 
> announcement at the middle of March.
> We are still discussing with an important potential sponsor for the 
> first challenge (training material for UN Open GIS Spiral 1: GeoSHAPE 
> Exchange and GeoSHAPE Anywhere) but we want to close it this week. In 
> case we won't have the support, we will go ahead with the other two 
> challenges.
> Be tuned and, in case you want to help, please send an email to this 
> list or privately to me.
> Best regards.
> Maria

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