[Open-education] Invitation to NASA Worldwind Europa challenge 2015

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Feb 2 14:23:24 UTC 2015

On behalf of "Geo for All"  http://www.geoforall.org    , we would like to welcome strong global participation for the third edition of the NASA Worldwind Europa challenge. The aim of this challenge is to inspire ideas for building great applications that serves the INSPIRE Directive and uses NASA’s open source virtual globe technology World Wind. Details at http://eurochallenge.como.polimi.it/

This NASA challenge attracts the best minds  to develop their ideas covering  a broad range of domains from transportation to air quality to linked data.  The previous competition winners work is available at

We thank Professor Maria Brovelli (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) and Patrick Hogan (NASA) for their efforts for this initiative which adds great momentum to our efforts to promote openness in education and research worldwide.

It is also our great pleasure to announce the inaugural ICA-OSGeo-ISPRS Awards for Open Geospatial Science for the  winning student teams at this competition. We thank the ICA, OSGeo and ISPRS for the generous support for the student awards. The awards will be given at the FOSS4G-Europe 2015 in Como, Italy (July 2015).

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)    http://www.osgeo.org  is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2006 whose mission is to support and promote the collaborative development of open source geospatial technologies and data.  OSGeo software and technologies are the major contributor for the global geospatial economy and used by millions of users in academia, governments and business worldwide and rapidly increasing.

International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)   http://www.isprs.org  is a non-governmental organisation devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications.

International Cartographic Association (ICA)  http://icaci.org  is the world authoritative body for cartography, the discipline dealing with the conception, production, dissemination and study of maps.

We look forward to your strong participation for the NASA Worldwind Europa Challenge 2015 and joining our mission to make geospatial education and opportunities available for all.

Best wishes,


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