Please join us for the following webinar.
After webinar, recording will be posted at:
Geo4All International Network of FOSS4G Labs
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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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.
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
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