[CODATA-international] Applying Open Principles in Geospatial Education to Enable the Right to Benefit from Scientific Progress

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Feb 25 10:05:05 EST 2019

Dear colleagues,

Geographic Information Science and Technology are important contributors to the advancement of human knowledge, as well to solving many societal challenges. Through there have been huge advances in GIST over the last few decades, the benefits of geospatial education and entrepreneurship opportunities are very limited for economically disadvantaged students and communities, due to the expense of the technology. However, the last decade has seen a rapid growth in free and open source geospatial software along with the development of many open data resources, based in open standards. Together with open educational resources and open access to research publications, these Open Principles in Geospatial Education have significantly lowered the barriers to the use of GIST by the broader public.

  *   How do we enable access to geoeducational opportunities for all?
  *   How can we help everyone enjoy the benefits of geospatial scientific progress and its applications?
  *   How can we create a global community of practitioners committed to advancing open principles in geospatial education?

This panel session on 4th April 2019 at the AAG 2019 in Washington D.C  will bring together key educators and thinkers to discuss these ideas and their possibilities.

The panel is organized by the GeoForAll community [1] and is in association with YouthMappers [2].

The details of the panel are at


We look forward to your participation for Open Principles in Education.

Best wishes,


[1] https://www.osgeo.org/initiatives/geo-for-all/

[2] https://www.youthmappers.org

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