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Editorial  1

..1
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3. 
 6
5. ..
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. 6
7. Training pr.7
8. Key research publications
9. Funding opportunities 
10. New free and open software,
....... 7
11.
...
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. ......... 7
13. Scholarships for students
and staff 
14. Exchange programs for
students and staff
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. 
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
.......... 9
18. Social contribution
Ottawa, Ontario, OSGeo Meetup
Group
meets on the third Thursday
of each month. If you are located
in the area, go to the link to sign
up to the group and get updates
about future events.
(http://www.meetup.com/Ottawa
OSGeo/).
There are four (4) days of gvSIG
in Mexico. Get more of this at:
http://geodesia.uas.edu.mx/gvsig/
http://geodesia.uas.edu.mx/gvsig/pre
sentacion-de-trabajos/
http://geodesia.uas.edu.mx/gvsig/reg
istro/
The MapServer team has created
a new twitter account for
updates from the MapServer
project:
https://twitter.com/mapserver_
osgeo
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Chief Editor
Dept. of Primary Education
Aristotle Univ. of
Thessaloniki

      
    
      
  
     


     
       
     


     

       

       
    
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Please refer to the appropriate person according to the following table:
Chief Editor
Nikos Lambrinos, Professor, Dept. of Primary Education,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
President of the Hellenic digital earth Centre of Excellence
labrinos@eled.auth.gr
Oceania
Co-editor
Rizwan Bulbul, Assistant Professor of GIScience
Head of Geospatial Research and Education Lab
Department of Space Science, Institute of Space Technology,
Islamabad, Pakistan
bulbul@grel.ist.edu.pk
India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal,
Burma, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Israel, Lebanon,
Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, United Arab
Emirates, Kuwait and Islands of S. Pacific.
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
. of Geosystems and Technologies
Alexey Kolesnikov, 
and  of Geosystems and Technologies
it-technologies@yandex.ru
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Rania Elsayed , Computers & Information Researcher, Division of
Scientific Training & Continuous Studies, National Authority for
Remote Sensing & Space Sciences, Cairo, Egypt.
ranyaalsayed@gmail.com
Africa
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Northumbria University, Newcastle NE1 8ST, United Kingdom.
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eestrong118@gmail.com
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

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By Suchith Anand
Dear Geo4All Colleagues,

       
       

      


 -       

     
    
      
       

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       
        

   
      -

   

---  

      
 
      


     
     

    

       

      
  -   

       

 -  
     

      
-


Their research is closely integrated with teaching.
Currently, they are running a single Geography
programme and Geography combined with another
discipline in Bachelor level. The Master level offers
two single degrees: (i) Geography and
Suchith Anand,
Nottingham Geospatial
Institute, University of
Nottingham, UK
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Geoinformatics, and (ii) Geography with another
discipline for teaching at primary and secondary
schools. Commencing September 2017, they are
starting the first year of a doctoral programme in
Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing as the only
institution in Slovakia. The PhD. programme is also
open for anyone interested from abroad speaking
good English
(-
--).



      
      
   
        
 -   
     
        
     

    
      
      
      
     -
       
     
     
      


      
     -
     
      
 
-

      


     


       
     

  

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
    

 -     
 -     

--


    ---
     -
  -  

    
    
-


      
    - 

       

   --
------

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     

     
       
      
      
      




Asia
September 2017
1.-


Europe
September 2017
2.-

3.-






4.-     


November 2017
5.-




     


6.-
      

October 2018
7.-

North and Central America and the
Caribbean
August 2017
8. 14-19 August: FOSS4G Boston.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
September 2017
9. -   



10. -    


October 2017
11. -     


For a pdf in English please write to Sergio Acosta Y
Lara (sergio.acostaylara@mtop.gub.uy)

ECOAQUA 3rd Summer School 2017 in Marine
Spatial Planning (Funchal, Madeira Island,
Portugal - 4 to 8 September 2017)
http://ecoaqua.ulpgc.es/Summer2016
Learn GIS for free: The complete course
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
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projects is open. There are three categories: for
doctoral thesis, final degree projects, and even
secondary school projects. More details at:
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

     
     
      

-   ---


       

  -  
   

-


-
-

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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
    
      



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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
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
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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
LiDARL: 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
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
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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 Tles Servises
WPS: Web Processing Service
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1.
      




https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL1E2akvCNWP
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2. 
 

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3.
   

   -

  
  -

       
        
    



-
  


    


          
         

      
     
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4.         

      

        
     

      


    

     
     

      
      
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
--
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5.  
    
      
-
    -   
      
        
     - 

      
   - 
-       

      
      
-
       
  -    
-
     
     



    

  
-


    

6.        
    


      -

        
      
        
         



       
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

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

       

     
     


       
       

-

  
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7.         

      

        
     

      


    

     
     

      
      
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
--