[Open-education] Invitation to GeoForAll

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Wed Aug 14 07:56:49 UTC 2019

Dear colleagues,

I am grateful to all colleagues working for bridging the geospatial digital divide [1] .  We are planning GeoForAll meeting on 28th August 2019 (Wednesday)  18:00-19:30 (Bucharest time) at FOSS4G 2019 [2],[3]  to discuss and plan ideas for the future. It will be similar to FOSS4G 2018 GeoForAll meeting [4] and aimed  to bring together colleagues  from around the world to plan ideas for expanding Open Principles in Science and Education.

Andreea Marin (Faculty of Geography,University of Bucharest) [5]  will be the organiser for the GeoForAll meeting at FOSS4G 2019. Andreea worked to establish  the first Romanian Open Source Geospatial Lab at the University of Bucharest.

We welcome all colleagues attending FOSS4G 2019 to join the GeoForAll meeting and contribute your ideas.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, please share this information and start making use of all our teaching and software resources at https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/please-share-geoforall-teaching-research-resources-colleagues-students/

If you wish to join GeoForAll please complete the form at https://www.osgeo.org/initiatives/geo-for-all/lab-submission/

All GeoForAll participants should contribute to Education, Research and Service for the betterment of humanity as the key guiding principle and work towards the vision of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development<http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/> for building a better world.

Also join the mailing lists at https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/geoforall

You can contact GeoForAll chairs Dr. Victoria Rautenbach (South Africa) and Professor Helena Mitasova (USA)  or our Regional chairs [6] for any advice or help.

We are grateful to FOSS4G 2019 LOC  colleagues [7] for their work and efforts. Looking forward to you joining GeoForAll and contribute for expanding Open Principles in Science and Education. Let us all work together to help create a world that is more accessible, equitable and full of innovation and opportunities for everyone.

Best wishes,


[1] https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/bridging-the-geospatial-digital-divide/

[2] https://2019.foss4g.org/schedule/bird-of-a-feather/

[3] https://2019.foss4g.org/scheule/full-schedule/

[4]  https://2018.foss4g.org/geoforall/

[5] https://2019.foss4g.org/speakers/andreea-marin/

[6] https://www.osgeo.org/initiatives/geo-for-all/how-to-join-geo-for-all/

[7] https://2019.foss4g.org/about/committees/

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