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From: GeoForAll <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Moreno-Sanchez, Rafael <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: 11 March 2019 04:26
To: Moreno-Sanchez, Rafael
Subject: [Geo4All] Webinar Fri March 15th: Using Maptime and Libraries to teach FOSS4G
 

Hi everyone,

Please join us for the following webinar.

After webinar, recording will be posted at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL1E2akvCNWP_nC0p5CpB8g/videos

 

Geo4All International Network of FOSS4G Labs

Webinar Series

(http://www.geoforall.org/webinars/)

 

Friday March 15th

12:00 PM Mountain Time

6:00 PM (GMT)

Join URL:  https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/746154839

 

Using Maptime and Libraries to teach FOSS4G

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Diane Fritz

Auraria Library / University of Colorado Denver

 

Often, the curriculum on higher education campuses focuses on proprietary geospatial software that has been predominantly used in the geospatial sector, so offerings of FOSS4G courses can be lacking given the limited time of educators.  The purpose of this webinar is to help set up a framework for FOSS4G education through Maptime meetups (e.g. https://www.meetup.com/MaptimeMileHigh/) and/or through libraries activities when FOSS4G regular university courses are not available.  I'll describe the concept of Maptime meetings, ideas on how to structure them and how they can stand alone or interplay with academic or public library support.  This exposure to FOSS4G can broaden the education of those working with proprietary GIS software, support those who want to dabble in geospatial science and technology as part of their research or hobby, and introduce geospatial scientists to a whole suite of tools they can use to accomplish their teaching and research.

 

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Rafael Moreno, Ph.D.

Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences

University of Colorado Denver

Office: North Classroom 3524, Auraria Campus

Campus Box 172

1200 Larimer Street NC 3524

Denver, CO 80204

Phone: 303-315-7556

Fax 303-556-6197

Website: https://clas.ucdenver.edu/directory/faculty-staff/Rafael-Moreno

 


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