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03 Feb 2020

Call for abstracts: State of the Map 2020 - Academic Track

Dear friends and colleagues,
I am happy to inform you that the call for abstracts for the Academic Track
of State of the Map 2020, which will take place in Cape Town, South Africa
on July 3-5, 2020, is now open [1].
The first two editions of the Academic Track, at State of the Map 2018 in
Milan and State of the Map 2019 in Heidelberg, have proven that this track
is a wonderful chance to connect the OpenStreetMap community with the
academic community and to provide a platform to exchange ideas and

24 Jan 2020

International Day of Education

Dear colleagues,
Today is the International Day of Education and I wish to send my greetings to everyone. Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January asInternational Day of Education ), in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. Details at

22 Jan 2020

Fw: [GPSDD Partners] Launching the Open Data Day 2020 mini-grant scheme

- Show quoted text -From: Stephen Abbott Pugh <***@***.***>
Sent: 16 January 2020 23:04
To: ***@***.***
Subject: [GPSDD Partners] Launching the Open Data Day 2020 mini-grant scheme
Dear GPSDD partners,
The Open Knowledge Foundation is happy to announce the launch of the mini-grant scheme for Open Data Day 2020.
This scheme will provide small funds to support the organisation of open data-related events across the world on Saturday 7th March 2020.

21 Jan 2020

Call for Papers RGS-IBG 2020: Deep learning approaches in GIScience

Dear All
The organisers and the GIScience Research Group (GIScRG) of the Royal
Geographical Society invite researchers to submit 250-word abstracts for
presentation at the Deep learning approaches in GIScience session at the
RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2020.
January 31st, 2020.
## Instructions for Authors
Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words (excluding references)
for 15-minute presentations to ***@***.*** before January 31st,
## Organisers

17 Jan 2020

FOSS4G conference proceedings and presentation recordings

These FOSS4G proceedings resources might be useful starting from FOSS4G Nottingham
I am grateful to all colleagues  who worked on this over the years and made possible this wonderful gift for the global community.
Recordings from FOSS4G presentations are also made available thanks to  Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology.

15 Jan 2020

Fw: Online course materials published - GODAN Action Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition

This update from FAO colleagues on GODAN Action Open Data Management course materials have been fully published on gitbook at might be of interest . The content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0). It is also citable on Zenodo at

08 Jan 2020

Re: How can more students from economically poor families also get opportunity to study in UK Geography departments?

Dear colleagues,
Came across an article on "Against all odds: how going to university changed my life" at 
In this article, Annaleigh Wynn says “You hear so many times that ‘education’s not for everyone’, but it actually is. Education is a right, not a privilege. Everyone has the right to be in the college, in that uni.” [1]