Geo for All Newsletter - Feb 2016 now published

News Date: 
7 Feb 2016

Geo for All is the Open Source Geospatial Foundation's Educational outreach with our mission for making geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all. Our monthly newsletters are key to reach out our ideas with the wider community and build new collaborations.We request all OSGeo members to share any updates/developments as short reports for next issue of Geo4All newsletter.

Also we want to hightlight OSGeo SMEs and service providers in our future editions of our newsletter. The aim is to get the wider community know about the excellent companies and startups that make the OSGeo ecosystem and encourage more collaborations and startups . So please email our chief editor a short article about your company and how OSGeo software has been empowering you and enabling your growth . We also welcome usecases and implementation examples of how OSGeo software and open principles in education are empowering universities, government organisations, NGOs etc. We will get your articles published in our newsletter in forthcoming issues. Please make sure you send your artcles before 24th of every month to get it published in the next month's edition.

We will also be highlighting one OSGeo software project /community every month [from the OSGeo live DVD] .We request the OSGeo community to please send any reports, articles on OSGeo activities happening (events, new software releases, summer schools, new courses, training events etc) to the newsletter editors.

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Editorial - Feb 2016

Dear members of the Network/ readers of the Newsletter,

In this issue you can read two very interesting articles: one for the European Center for Medium range Weather Forecasting and the second about the OpenCitySmart – the Open City Platform.
The first one has to do with the Global Flood Awarness System while the second for the improvement of the living standards of the people living, mainly, in the cities of poor countries.

In fact, both articles show how volunteerism can help and upgrade the living standards of the people and how much the efforts or our Network can upgrade the quality of life. It is important to know that our ideas, however bizarre they may seem at first place, can become true when we share with others and work together.
Along with the articles, you can find all the other topics like conferences, courses, free software, etc.

Have a nice reading .

Nikos Lambrinos
Chief Editor
Dept. of Primary Education
Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki Greece