tomorrow we will start a first GeoAcademy QGIS Course in the frame of UN Open
GIS Capacity Building.
We will have four editions (one every month) for the UN Staff of Operational
Field (Peacekeeping Missions).
GeoAcademy will be strongly involved as well as some colleagues of Universities
and I want to thank Rick Smith, Tom Mueller and Youngok Kang, who are the first
tutors. I want also to let you know that many other educators have given
generously their availability and they will help in next editions.
Diego Gonzales of UN also deserves a very big thank for the wonderful
co-chairing of this capacity building working group.
In my opinion the general UN Open GIS initiative aiming at approaching UN to
Open Source is relevant for our communities (both OSGeo and G4A). It means that
UN will start using open source GIS and this gives new opportunities to all
people involved in open source development, documenting, teaching and training.
It is true that few pieces of software have been taken into account so far.
But, please, consider that this initiative started in March and all this
process requires time to be implemented. And the time for attending courses of
UN Operational Field staff is limited.
I will keep you informed.
Have a pleasant and fruitful week.
Prof. Maria Antonia Brovelli
Vice Rector for Como Campus and GIS Professor
Politecnico di Milano
ISPRS WG IV/4"Collaborative crowdsourced cloud mapping (C3M)"; OSGeo;
ICA-OSGeo-ISPRS Advisory Board; NASA WorldWind Europa Challenge; SIFET
Sol Katz Award 2015
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