[Gfoss] [SDI-Europe] "Open Geospatial Science & Applications" webinar series launched

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Piergiorgio Cipriano

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From: SERGIO ACOSTA Y LARA <sergio.acostaylara@mtop.gub.uy>
Date: 2013/10/16
Subject: [SDI-Europe] “Open Geospatial Science & Applications” webinar series launched
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Dear all,

The ICA-OSGeo Lab Network and MundoGeo are now pleased to inform the inaugural webinar of “Open Geospatial Science & Applications” webinar series on 18th October. The webinars will be open and free to all on first come register basis.

The first webinar will be on “OSGeo Live for Education” by Jeremy Morley (University of Nottingham). This first webinar will address the theme “OSGeo Live for Education”. With free registration, this event is appropriate for all who are interested in knowing more about the ICA-OSGeo Lab Network and its education activities. In addition to giving an overview of OSGeo Live, Jeremy will be sharing his experiences of using the OSGeo Live system for his MSc teaching in GIS at the University of Nottingham.

OSGeo Live 7.0 features more than fifty open source, standards compliant geospatial desktop applications, web applications and frameworks. A complete installation kit and high-quality sample data in multiple industry standard formats are included. It is composed entirely of free software, allowing it to be freely distributed, duplicated and passed around. Details at http://live.osgeo.org/en/index.html

Attendees will be able to interact with the speakers by sending their comments and questions through chat. All attendees of this web seminar will receive certificates for their participation.

Webinar: OSGeo Live for Education
Date: Friday, October 18, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM GMT

Reserve your Webinar place now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/529291674

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

The schedule of webinars for this year are:

  • Oct 18th, 2013 - OSGeo Live for Education (Jeremy Morley, University of Nottingham)
  • Nov 7th, 2013 - Open Geo Science (Patrick Bell et al, British Geological Survey)
  • Dec 10th, 2013 - Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Applications (FOSS4G): A mature alternative in the geospatial technologies arena (Maria Brovelli and Rafael Moreno)

The webinars will also be recorded for the benefit of the wider community and made available at MundoGeo website and our new “Geo for All” website that the University of Southampton are now building (to be launched next week ).

For those of you who are new to OSGeo Live and our ICA-OSGeo Education initiative Dr. Tuong Thuy Vu did an excellent presentation on “Open Source Geospatial Software, Education and Research” at Asia Geospatial Forum in Kuala Lumpur last month which is at http://prezi.com/hv18xf8_wolq/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

It is a really good overview especially for those who are new to the initiative and wish to establish Open Source Geospatial Labs in their universities to understand what we are doing and join our expanding network. If you are interested in establishing Open Source Geospatial lab in your university for expanding your research in OpenGIS, please email Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk and we will be pleased to work with you to make it happen.

All are welcome.

Sergio Acosta y Lara
Sistemas de Información Geográfica
Dirección Nacional de Topografía
Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas

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