From the gvSIG Association, we are involved in the creation of this community, so we want to repeat in our blog the official announcement:
The chairs of this new group are Silvana Camboim (Brazil), Antoni Pérez Navarro (Spain) and Sergio Acosta and Lara (Uruguay) and are now the contact points for any new labs to be established in Latin America & the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal.
The list becomes the first point of contact for the new members. All regional members in the group can use the list for collaborating on regional funding calls, FOSS4G local conferences, etc.
Our goals are:
- to make education and geospatial opportunities accessible to all.
- To create research and teaching opportunities in open geospatial science
- to build global open access teaching and research infrastructure
- to establish collaborations between academia, government and industry around open geospatial science and education
One of the first activities of the group will be to start a series of webinars in both Spanish and Portuguese, the first of them (“Free Geomatics for Municipal Management; the gvSIG suite, use cases “) to be hold by mid-September.
We invite you to join this initiative by contacting any of the chairs or directly through the mailing list. You are all welcome.