Editorial
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Editorial  1

..4
2.

B) 
3. 
 6
5. 
6
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. 8
7. Training pr8
8. Key research publication .
9. 9
10. New free and open software,
....... 9
11.
...
9
12
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........ 10
13. Scholarships for students
and staff 
14. Exchange programs for
students and staff
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. 
16.

.......... 12
18. Social contribution
      
    
     

      

 
      
      

      


      
      

      
      



      
      
    
      

      



Nikos Lambrinos
Chief Editor
Dept. of Primary Education
Aristotle Univ. of
Thessaloniki
Greece

We are proud to announce that our
Newsletter has become bilingual from
this issue. That was a target we had
from the first time we established the
English version of the Newsletter. The
new version is in Spanish and became
a reality thanks to a lot of Spanish
speaking people. I would like to thank
Sergio Acosta Y Lara and the newly
established Iberoamerica Group for
their initiative to make this happen;
Paulo Cesar Coronado from
    
Colombia; and our colleagues from
OSGeoLab UD
(http://comunidad.udistrital.edu.co/os
geolabud/
) who are pleased to
collaborate with the translation to
Spanish of our newsletter. Also I
would like to thank Nikos Voudrislis,
our Production Designer, for sharing
his job with our colleagues from
OSGeoLab UD. The templates he has
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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.
Co-editors

. of Geosystems and Technologies
Alexey Kolesnikov, 
and  of Geosystems and Technologies
it-technologies@yandex.ru
Russia, Mongolia, China, Japan, S. Korea,
Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar,
Cambodia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia,
Philippines, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
and Kyrgyzstan.
Co-editor
Rania Elsayed , Computers & Information Researcher, Division of
Scientific Training & Continuous Studies, National Authority for
Remote Sensing & Space Sciences, Cairo, Egypt.
ranyaalsayed@gmail.com
Africa
Co-editor
Seraphim Alvanides, Reader (Geographical Information Science)
Northumbria University, Newcastle NE1 8ST, United Kingdom.
s.alvanides@gmail.com
Scandinavian countries, Denmark, Germany,
Austria, Switzerland, UK, Ireland, Iceland
Co-editor
Antoni Perez Navaro, Associate Professor at Universitat Oberta
de Catalunya (UOC) Computer Sciences and Multimedia
Department
aperezn@uoc.edu
Italy, Malta, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, The
Netherlands, Luxemburg.
Co-editor
Emma Strong, Planner with the City of Gulfport, Mississippi
eestrong118@gmail.com
North and Central America
Co-editor



sergio.acostaylara@mtop.gub.uy
South America
Co-editor
Codrina Ilie, PhD student at the Technical University of Civil
Engineering, Bucharest, Romania
The Balkans, Ukraine, Moldavia, Estonia,
Lithuania, Belarus, Latvia, Hungary, Czech
Republic, Slovakia
Production Designer
Nikos Voudrislis, MSc, PhD in geography education.
nvoudris@gmail.com
Design and final formation of the newsletter
Editorial Board
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GeoForAll Regional Chairs
and Contact Information
North America Region
Chairs: Helena Mitasova (USA), Charles Schweik
(USA), Phillip Davis (USA) Subscribe at mail list
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bin/mailman/listinfo/geoforall-northamerica
Email: na.gfa.chair@osgeo.org
Iberoamerican Region
Chairs: Sergio Acosta y Lara (Uruguay) and Silvana
Camboim (Brazil) 
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iberoamerica
Email: geoforall-iberoamerica@lists.osgeo.org.
Africa Region
Chairs: Rania Elsayed Ibrahim (Egypt), Serena
Coetzee (South Africa) and Bridget Fleming (South
Africa) Subscribe at mail list
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Chairs: Tuong Thuy Vu (Malaysia/Vietnam) and
Venkatesh Raghavan (Japan/India) Subscribe at
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2. A) Lab o
GeoForAll Themes
OpenCity Smart
Chairs: Chris Pettit (Australia), Patrick Hogan
(USA)
Mail list: http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/
mailman/listinfo/geoforall-urbanscience
Website:
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Opencitysmart
Teacher Training & School Education
  -
(Poland), Nikos Lambrinos (Greece)
Mail list: geoforall-teachertraining@lists.
osgeo.org
Website:
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GeoForAll_TeacherTrai
ning_SchoolEducation
CitizenScience
Chairs: Peter Mooney (Ireland) and Maria
Brovelli (Italy)
Mail list: https://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-
bin/mailman/listinfo/geoforall-geocrowd
Website:
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Geocrowdsourcing_Citi
zenScience_FOSS4G
AgriGIS
Chairs: Didier Leibovici (U.K.) and Nobusuke
Iwasaki (Japan)
Mail list: https://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-
bin/mailman/listinfo/geoforall-agrigis
Website: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Agrigis
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1. Activities of the
Network
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/OttawaOSGeo/).
Dr. Bastian Drees (The German National Library of
Science and Technology (TIB), Communication and
Marketing/Competence Center for non-textual
Materials, Department for Research and
Development) informed our community that they
added the videos from FOSS4G 2014 and 2015 to
their collection of FOSS4G videos in the AV-Portal.
All videos can be found via these links:
2014:


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
         
       
       
      



       

        

        -



      
   
-
-
2. B) GeoAmbassador of
the Month
Bridget Fleming

Nottingham Geospatial
Institute, University of
Nottingham, UK

        
       
       
      
      

      
     


    -  
 
       


        

         
     
      

        


5
 -       
        

       

       


     
       
-
       

        


    
      
    - 

       

     

6
       
     - 
      
       
        
     
     
-    
      



      
--


      
     


-
      -  
     

      -

        
        
     





4. Conferences
Asia
September 2017
1.-


December 2017
2.     
     





Europe
September 2017
3.-

4.-




7


5.

6.-     


October 2017
7.-    




8.-


November 2017
9.-




     

10.-
      

June 2018
11.-


October 2018
12.-

North and Central America and the
Caribbean
September 2017
13. -   



14 -     


15.-     


16. -    


October 2017
17. -     


For a pdf in English please write to Sergio Acosta Y
Lara (sergio.acostaylara@mtop.gub.uy)
March 2018
18. -     




South America
October 2017
19. 4-6 October: gvSIG days in Latin America
 Brasil)

-

8
6. Courses
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
        
  
---
---   
      



7. Training programs
GeoForAll educational inventory system, a place to
search and share educational materials
8. Key Research
Publications
From Dr. Suchith Anand, Nottingham Geospatial
Institute, University of Nottingham, UK


         
     -
     
     

   
     
      
       
       
    -
    
       
     
      
     

      
       
      
       
      
      

     
      

        
      -





-


    
-       

      
-    
        
 

     

        

 
      

         
     

9
 
-
       
       



     

---

9. Funding opportunities
The call for the third competition of free sig
projects is open. There are three categories: for
doctoral thesis, final degree projects, and even
secondary school projects. More details at:
http://gvsig.edu.umh.es/concurso-catedra-gvsig/
10. New free and open
software, open data, etc.

      
       
       -
 ---   

        
       
   -   


-


-
-
        
      
  
         
---
-  
      
-
    -  
   
       
      
       
        


   
  
-   





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
    
      
en:
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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
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
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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
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
WPS: Web Processing Service
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17. Ideas / Information
1.
      




https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL1E2akvCNWP
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2. 
  


3.
   

 -
        
  
  -

       
        
    



-
 


   


          
         

      
    

4.
       

5.
School of Science & Technology GeoForAll Lab of
The University of Fiji


      
 
    
  
 

 Centro de Investigación en Recursos Naturales y
Sustentabilidad (CIRENYS), Universidad Bernardo O
Higgins    
   

      
   
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 
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  
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
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