Inauguration of two OSGeo labs in Sri Lanka

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Inauguration of two OSGeo labs in Sri Lanka

nimalika fernando-2

Dear All,


I am happy to announce that two OSGeo labs will be inaugurated in Sri Lanka in the next month. 
Actual dates and time will be announced here shortly.


One OSGeo lab will be established at the University of Moratuwa and another will be established at the Sri Lanka Institute of information Technology. They will become a part of worldwide network of OSGeo labs.The aim of these labs is promoting the use of free and open source GIS tools among students and the Sri Lankan community. They will be used for teaching and research activities related to open source GIS.


OSGeo labs are being established around the world based on  ICA-OSGeo Lab initiative.  In 2011, OSGeo and the International Cartographic Association (ICA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of developing on global basis collaboration opportunities for academia, industry and government organizations in open source GIS software and data. The motto of ICA-OSGeo Lab initiative is "Geo For All". This initiative aims at providing expertise and support for the establishment of Open Source Geospatial Laboratories and Research Centers across the world for supporting development of open-source geospatial software technologies, training and expertise. Over 40 Open Source Geospatial Labs have already been established in universities around the world. (http://www.geoforall.org/about/)



Cheers

Nimalika

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