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Editorial Board 
..1
2.

B) 1
3
. 5

5. 7
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. 7
7. Training pr7
8. Key research 
9.

10. New free and open software,
....... 7
11.
...
8
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. ........
8
13. Scholarships for students
and staff 
14. Exchange programs for
students and staff
15
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10
16.

17. Ideas .......... 10
18. Social contribution

    

    
    
    
   



     
   
     
   
     
    


    
   
   
   
   
 
     


   
    -

   


  


 


 
     


     
   


  
     

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       
   
      
 -  -

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--   International Journal of Spatial
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    
    
        


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

    
-
    
      
     

       

       
     
    
      
-     
       
    

 
       

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--
      
     

        
      
-

 
 
        
       -
      
     
      
-
       
      
        
        
      
       
      
      
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--




        
      

     

      
PlosONEFirst MondayTransactions
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
         -
--

     

       
      
       
     
 -     
      
       
      
      

       
        
        
   


        
      
       
   

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       

        
      
       
      
 
       
    



      
      



-------
-------
-

--
-----


 -    

     
-

--
-----
----
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4. Conferences
Asia
December 2017
1.     
     





Europe
October 2017
2. -    




3.-



--
---------
---
November 2017
4.-




     

5.-
      

February 2018
6.--

April 2018
7.-- 


        

June 2018
8. -    


October 2018
9.-

North and Central America and the
Caribbean
October 2017
10. -     


For a pdf in English please write to Sergio Acosta Y
Lara (sergio.acostaylara@mtop.gub.uy)
11.-

March 2018
12. -     




South America
October 2017
13. 4-6 October: gvSIG days in Latin America
 Brasil)

-

Africa
April 2018
14.-
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

     


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5. Webinars
The first GeoForAll Iberoamerica webinar (in
Spanish) took place on September
-
-----
-------
----



6. Courses
Free course in Spanish about GIS in town
management
https://blog.gvsig.org/2017/09/25/curso-
gratuito-de-sistemas-de-informacion-geografica-
aplicados-a-gestion-municipal-temario-y-1er-
modulo-diferencias-entre-sig-y-cad/
7. Training programs
GeoForAll educational inventory system, a place to
search and share educational materials
Free training material in Spanish about QGIS and
gvSIG. More details at
www.monitoreoforestal.gob.mx/ and
http://www.monitoreoforestal.gob.mx/educacion
/course/view.php?id=50
It is also uploaded at
http://www.osgeo.org/node/1817
TeachOSM is presenting a one-day open mapping
workshop for geography teachers and other
educators. Come attend the [State of the Map US
conference] a special workshop where you can
develop the skills you need to put open mapping
in your classroom. This hands-on workshop is free
to all US State of the Map conference attendees
and designed to help educators & students of all
kinds to:
Acquire open mapping skills using OpenStreetMap
Use open mapping to teach geography, social
sciences, and natural sciences
Incorporate open mapping into the AP Human
Geography curriculum.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/every-student-a-
mapper-how-to-put-open-mapping-in-the-
classroom-tickets-38215295979
The State of the Map conference takes place Fri 20
Oct through Sun 22 October.
Workshop date/time: Sunday 22 Oct 2017 9am-
4pm.
Workshop location: University of Colorado,
Boulder
10. New free and open
software, open data, etc.
        
      
   
         
---
-  
      
-
    -  
   
       
      
       
        


   
  
-   

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

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















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
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
-
-





-


-
11. Free Books,
educational materials,
etc.
Free book available:     

https://blog.gvsig.org/2017/07/12/learning-gis-
with-game-of-thrones-free-book/
Number 22 of Spanish journal of science and
te    
      

http://www.geofocus.org/index.php/geofocus/iss
ue/view/22
      --

     
 

       

       

  -  
      
 

   

    
 -
-------
-
12. Articles
Abbreviations
by Nikos Lambrinos, Chief Editor, and Michael
Finn.
For those who would like to support this effort,
please send any abbreviations to the Chief Editor
(labrinos@eled.auth.gr).
3DEP: 3-D Elevation Program
AAG: Association of American Geographers
AGS: American Geographical Society
AM/FM: Automated Mapping/Facilities
Management
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ASPRS: American Society for Photogrammetry
and Remote Sensing
AURIN: Australian Urban Research
Infrastructure Network
BIM: Building Information Modelling
CAADP: Comprehensive African Agricultural
Development Programme
CAD: Computer Aided Design
CaGIS: Cartograhy and Geographic Information
Society
CEGIS: Center of Excellence for Geospatial
Information Science
CEOS: Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
CI: CyberInfrastructure
CLGE: The Council of European Geodetic
Surveyors
CODATA: Committee on Data for Science and
Technology
COGO: Coordinate geometry
CRS: Coordinate Reference System
CSA: Canadian Space Agency
CUDA: Compute Unified Device Architecture
DAAC: Distributed Active Archive Center (of
NASA)
DEM: Digital Elevation Model
DSM: Digital Surface Models
DWG: Design file format
DXF: Drawing Interchange File
ECMWF: European Center for Medium range
Weather Forecasting
EOS: Earth Observation Science
EOSDIS: Earth Observing System and Data
Information System
EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
EPSG: European Petrol Survey Group (used in
projection IDs)
ESA: European Space Agency
ESERO: European Space Education Resource
Office
EUROGI: European Umbrella Organisation for
Geographic Information
EuroSDR: European Spatial Data Research
FOSS: Free and Open Source Software
FOSS4G: Free and Open Source Software For
Geospatial
GCP: Ground Control Point
GloFAS: Global Flood Awareness System
GNSS: Global Navigational Satellite System
GPS: Global Positioning System
GPX: GPS Exchange Format
HOT: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
-

ICSU-WDS: International Council for Science
World Data System
INSPIRE: Infrastructure for Spatial Information
in Europe
ISPRS: International Society for
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
JAXA: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
KML: Keyhole Markup Language
LiDAR: Light Detection and Ranging
LOC: Local Organizing Committee
LOD: Level Of Detail

MoU: Memorandum of Understanding
NAD: North American Datum
NCSA: National Center for Supercomputing
Applications
NED: National Elevation Dataset
NEPAD: NEw Partnership for African
Development
NGA: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
NHD: National Hydrologic Dataset
NLCD: National Land Cover Dataset
NSDI: National Spatial Data Infrastructure
NSF: National Science Foundation
OER: Open Educational Resources
OGC: Open Geospatial Consortium
OSGeo: Open Source Geospatial Foundation
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OSM: OpenStreetMap

RCMRD: Regional Centre for Mapping of
Resources for Development

ROSHYDROMET: Russian Federal Service for
Hydrometeorologyand Enviromental Monitoring
RUFORUM: Regional Universities Forum for
capacity building in agriculture
SaaS: Software as a Service
SDI: Spatial Data Infrastructure
SIGTE: The GIS and Remote Sensing Service of
the University of Girona, Spain
SQL: Structured Query Language
STISA 2024: Science Technology Innovation
Strategy for Africa
STSM: Short Term Scientific Missions
TIN: Triangulated Irregular Network
UAV: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UN-GGIM: United Nations Global Geospatial
Information Management
USGS: U.S. Geological Survey
USGIF: United States Geospatial Intelligence
Foundation
VGI: Volunteered Geographic Information
XSEDE: Extreme Science and Engineering
Discovery Environment
WCS: Web Coverage Service
WFS: Web Feature Service
WGCapD: Working Group on Capacity Building
and Data Democracy
WGS: World Geodetic System
WISERD: Wales Institute of Social & Economic
Research, Data & Methods
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WMS: Web Map Service
WMTS: Web Map Tiles Services
WOIS: Water Observation Information System
WPS: Web Processing Service
15. Awards
       

     

   
--
-----
     
     
   
-

17. Ideas / Information
1. 
 


2.    
      
       



  


      
      


3.     

       
-     

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
Background:
     

    

       
     
       
 
 
     
       
         
     
    
   -  

        
   
       

     
        

      

       
     
     
    
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Call for Papers:

      



   ---  





 
   
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