ISPRS joins "Geo for All"

News Date: 
18 Jul 2014
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The "Geo for All" Advisory Board is pleased to welcome the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) joining our initiative.

We are looking forward to working together in our common aim to expand geospatial education and opportunities to all. Professor Chen Jun (ISPRS President), Jeff McKenna (OSGeo President) and Professor Georg Gartner (ICA President) met during AfricaGEO in Cape Town in July 2014 to discuss future collaboration for GeoforAll and we thank all of them for their vision to expand the initiative for the benefit of the wider community globally and also to make it inclusive as possible. Prof. Maria Brovelli will be the coordinator for ISPRS and Geo4All activities.

From 14th July 2014, Geo4All will be ICA, OSGeo and ISPRS initiative. Jeff McKenna formally announced this important development in our expansion at his keynote presentation at FOSS4G-Europe.

For universities, educational institutions, Open Geospatial Science & Applications is especially important as it helps in empowerment of staff and students, capacity building, create openness in Geo Education for developing creative and open minds in students which is critical for building open innovation and contributes to building up Open Knowledge for the benefit of the whole society and for our future generations. We look forward to working with you all for making geospatial education, software and opportunities accessible to all.

Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2006 whose mission is to support and promote the collaborative development of open source geospatial technologies and data.


International Cartographic Association (ICA) is the world authoritative body for cartography and GIScience.

International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) is a non-governmental organisation devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications.