• Home
map of OSGeo Labs

77 labs worldwide
as of 23th April, 2014

Mission - "Making geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all"

Welcome to our 50th lab

We are pleased to welcome GIS and Remote Sensing Unit at Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM), Italy as out 50th lab. FEM have strong GIS research and development capabilities and are co-developer of the Open Source Geographical Information System software...

"Open Geospatial Science & Applications" webinar series launched

We are pleased to inform that 255 participants from all around the world attended our first webinar. The webinar was on the topic of "OSGeo Live for Education" and delivered by Jeremy Morley (University of Nottingham). Thanks to MundoGeo for providing...

Building a Global Network

A short article about our research labs written by two of our US colleagues Dr Helena Mitasova (North Carolina State University) and Dr Charles Schweik (University of Massachusetts) is published in August issue of GIM International. Details at...

NASA World Wind Europa Challenge

The NASA World Wind Europa Challenge aims to inspire ideas for building great applications that serves the INSPIRE Directive and uses NASA's open source virtual globe technology World Wind. The details of the second edition is [available here...

The motto of ICA-OSGeo Labs initiative is "Geo For All." By combining the potential of e-learning tools and open source geospatial software, the academic community can strengthen education in GIScience providing students with holistic education covering open source, open standards, and open data in geospatial technology. The widespread application of e-learning tools and open source GIS will increase access to GIS education. Free and open GI software helps make geospatial education available to students from economically poor backgrounds worldwide (removing the need for high cost proprietary GI software). Our key aim is to make it possible for students in developing and poor countries to be also able to get geospatial education. We also will be starting work on "Train the Trainer" GIS programs for school teachers all over the world. It is very important to have open source GIS and standards (OGC, ISO TC 211) based solutions to achieve widespread application of geotools at grassroots level especially in developing countries. Open source GIS provides accessibility, low cost solutions and lowers the entry barriers for the use of geospatial technologies for all. We look forward to working with you all for making geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all.