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FOSS4G is a New Trend? It Is Here Now! Are You Ready?

Geo For All: FOSS4G In Geospatial Education

Directionsmag.com, Mar 10, 2014

Three years ago the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and the International Cartographic Association became partners and launched the ICA-OSGeo Labs Initiative. The network of labs focuses on education and research with free and open source geospatial (FOSS4G) technology. Directions Magazine interviewed Helena Mitasova, associate professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University, to get an update on the initiative.

In 2011, the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Cartographic Association (ICA) with the aim of developing collaboration opportunities in open source GIS software and data (press release). One result was the ICA-OSGeo Labs Initiative, an effort to develop a network of academia, government and industry organizations focused on education and research with free and open source geospatial (FOSS4G) technology. Directions Magazine interviewed Helena Mitasova, associate professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University, to get an update on the initiative.  Click here to read more.

Free & Open Source GIS???

An excellent recap from the 10th (!) free and open-source GIS conference (FOSS4G), May 2013. There is so much more than just proprietary geospatial software available. See the following URL for an excellent recap of the conference: http://reprojected.com/blog/2013/05/28/foss4g-na-2013-was-a-home-run/ (note: you may need to cut this URL and paste it into your browser bar)