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Follow up from the UN openGIS initiative

Massimiliano Cannata
Dear UN committee members,
as you may know in the past three days Maria and I participated on the behalf of OSGeo to the "GeoSHAPE/Arbiter & OpenGDS Workshop" for UN OpenGIS initiative.

This was the result of a collaboration between UN and OSGeo which started in Seoul during the FOSS4G where the OSGeo board took the commitment of participating in the UN OpenGIS initiative.


Brief of the workshop
-----------------------------

The workshop was attended by about 30 representatives from UN , member states, OSGeo, GeoSHAPE [1] (USA project) and OpenGDS [2] (Korean project) community.

This initiative intends to develop an effective and flexible open source solution to support the UN field missions around the globe.

The location of the workshop were Brindisi where the UN data center hosts the geospatial infrastructure to provide required services (currently based on proprietary solutions). 

While the first two days were dedicated to the presentation of the selected open source software technologies ([1] & [2]), the third and fourth days were dedicated to define a strategy and to better understand the UN needs.
The last day was dedicated to sum-up and workshop closing works.

During this workshop I had the opportunity to present OSGeo with its strategy, its community, its committees and its projects while Maria presented the Geo4All committee and its outreach activities.

During the meeting UN decided to adopt a spiral approach which encompass the development of pilot applications

The first spiral will be implemented by using the selected technologies which were "offered" by USA and Korea and will implement two case studies:
- geoportal
- data analysis

UN recognize the need to prioritize the first implementation (spiral) that will be strategic to further develop the initiative but at the same time the initiative want to be inclusive and new opportunity are appropriately taken into consideration.

To make it clear, unless not declared, UN is not supporting this initiative economically, so the participants provides their commitment on voluntary basis or funded by their nation.

The work will continue in the next months by analyzing the UN requirements and possible technical solutions.

The contributions they expect from OSGeo are:
- expertise on open source software
- access to the incubation process
- bridge / connection with the private sector
- connection with OSGeo projects
- connection with Geo4All labs
- support in education, research and training

Both Maria and I were included as member in the technical committee of the new initiative which is named UNOGeo (United Nation Open Geospatial).

I believe this is a great opportunity for OSGeo to better understand the UN requirements so that OSGeo projects can better implement / support UN mission and have in the future larger role. Moreover i think it is also beneficiary for the whole movement to see also the UN rely on FOSS4G, and on OSGeo projects as they are behind the currently selected technologies.


Best Regards,
Massimiliano


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Istituto scienze della Terra

Dipartimento ambiente costruzione e design

Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana

Campus Trevano, CH - 6952 Canobbio

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Suchith Anand
Thank you Maxi and Maria for this excellent efforts. This is really strategic for us and i am really pleased to see this developments.

Best wishes,

Suchith



From: UN [[hidden email]] on behalf of Massimiliano Cannata [[hidden email]]
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Subject: [UN] Follow up from the UN openGIS initiative

Dear UN committee members,
as you may know in the past three days Maria and I participated on the behalf of OSGeo to the "GeoSHAPE/Arbiter & OpenGDS Workshop" for UN OpenGIS initiative.

This was the result of a collaboration between UN and OSGeo which started in Seoul during the FOSS4G where the OSGeo board took the commitment of participating in the UN OpenGIS initiative.


Brief of the workshop
-----------------------------

The workshop was attended by about 30 representatives from UN , member states, OSGeo, GeoSHAPE [1] (USA project) and OpenGDS [2] (Korean project) community.

This initiative intends to develop an effective and flexible open source solution to support the UN field missions around the globe.

The location of the workshop were Brindisi where the UN data center hosts the geospatial infrastructure to provide required services (currently based on proprietary solutions). 

While the first two days were dedicated to the presentation of the selected open source software technologies ([1] & [2]), the third and fourth days were dedicated to define a strategy and to better understand the UN needs.
The last day was dedicated to sum-up and workshop closing works.

During this workshop I had the opportunity to present OSGeo with its strategy, its community, its committees and its projects while Maria presented the Geo4All committee and its outreach activities.

During the meeting UN decided to adopt a spiral approach which encompass the development of pilot applications

The first spiral will be implemented by using the selected technologies which were "offered" by USA and Korea and will implement two case studies:
- geoportal
- data analysis

UN recognize the need to prioritize the first implementation (spiral) that will be strategic to further develop the initiative but at the same time the initiative want to be inclusive and new opportunity are appropriately taken into consideration.

To make it clear, unless not declared, UN is not supporting this initiative economically, so the participants provides their commitment on voluntary basis or funded by their nation.

The work will continue in the next months by analyzing the UN requirements and possible technical solutions.

The contributions they expect from OSGeo are:
- expertise on open source software
- access to the incubation process
- bridge / connection with the private sector
- connection with OSGeo projects
- connection with Geo4All labs
- support in education, research and training

Both Maria and I were included as member in the technical committee of the new initiative which is named UNOGeo (United Nation Open Geospatial).

I believe this is a great opportunity for OSGeo to better understand the UN requirements so that OSGeo projects can better implement / support UN mission and have in the future larger role. Moreover i think it is also beneficiary for the whole movement to see also the UN rely on FOSS4G, and on OSGeo projects as they are behind the currently selected technologies.


Best Regards,
Massimiliano


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Professore SUPSI in ingegneria Geomatica

Responsabile settore Geomatica


Istituto scienze della Terra

Dipartimento ambiente costruzione e design

Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana

Campus Trevano, CH - 6952 Canobbio

Tel. +41 (0)58 666 62 14

Fax +41 (0)58 666 62 09

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Re: Follow up from the UN openGIS initiative

Maria Antonia Brovelli
Thanks Suchith for your kind words. I see a lot of potentiality for G4A and UN.
Please, I want also to advertise about the seminar that Dr. Kyong-Soo Eom will give on Monday afternoon 3:30 CET time.

For people close to Milan, you can register here

https://www.eventi.polimi.it/#geospatial 

The event will be also avialble in streaming:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqKblSZUBd0

Nice weekend!
Maria



Il 11/03/2016 22:47, Suchith Anand ha scritto:
Thank you Maxi and Maria for this excellent efforts. This is really strategic for us and i am really pleased to see this developments.

Best wishes,

Suchith



From: UN [[hidden email]] on behalf of Massimiliano Cannata [[hidden email]]
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2016 1:50 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [UN] Follow up from the UN openGIS initiative

Dear UN committee members,
as you may know in the past three days Maria and I participated on the behalf of OSGeo to the "GeoSHAPE/Arbiter & OpenGDS Workshop" for UN OpenGIS initiative.

This was the result of a collaboration between UN and OSGeo which started in Seoul during the FOSS4G where the OSGeo board took the commitment of participating in the UN OpenGIS initiative.


Brief of the workshop
-----------------------------

The workshop was attended by about 30 representatives from UN , member states, OSGeo, GeoSHAPE [1] (USA project) and OpenGDS [2] (Korean project) community.

This initiative intends to develop an effective and flexible open source solution to support the UN field missions around the globe.

The location of the workshop were Brindisi where the UN data center hosts the geospatial infrastructure to provide required services (currently based on proprietary solutions). 

While the first two days were dedicated to the presentation of the selected open source software technologies ([1] & [2]), the third and fourth days were dedicated to define a strategy and to better understand the UN needs.
The last day was dedicated to sum-up and workshop closing works.

During this workshop I had the opportunity to present OSGeo with its strategy, its community, its committees and its projects while Maria presented the Geo4All committee and its outreach activities.

During the meeting UN decided to adopt a spiral approach which encompass the development of pilot applications

The first spiral will be implemented by using the selected technologies which were "offered" by USA and Korea and will implement two case studies:
- geoportal
- data analysis

UN recognize the need to prioritize the first implementation (spiral) that will be strategic to further develop the initiative but at the same time the initiative want to be inclusive and new opportunity are appropriately taken into consideration.

To make it clear, unless not declared, UN is not supporting this initiative economically, so the participants provides their commitment on voluntary basis or funded by their nation.

The work will continue in the next months by analyzing the UN requirements and possible technical solutions.

The contributions they expect from OSGeo are:
- expertise on open source software
- access to the incubation process
- bridge / connection with the private sector
- connection with OSGeo projects
- connection with Geo4All labs
- support in education, research and training

Both Maria and I were included as member in the technical committee of the new initiative which is named UNOGeo (United Nation Open Geospatial).

I believe this is a great opportunity for OSGeo to better understand the UN requirements so that OSGeo projects can better implement / support UN mission and have in the future larger role. Moreover i think it is also beneficiary for the whole movement to see also the UN rely on FOSS4G, and on OSGeo projects as they are behind the currently selected technologies.


Best Regards,
Massimiliano


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Massimiliano Cannata

Professore SUPSI in ingegneria Geomatica

Responsabile settore Geomatica


Istituto scienze della Terra

Dipartimento ambiente costruzione e design

Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana

Campus Trevano, CH - 6952 Canobbio

Tel. +41 (0)58 666 62 14

Fax +41 (0)58 666 62 09

[hidden email]

www.supsi.ch/ist


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