[OSM-talk] Call from OSGeo members to discussion about OSM and synergies

Benoit Fournier ben.fournier at gmail.com
Fri Mar 3 10:21:50 UTC 2017

Hello OSM community,

Please find a call from Suchith Anand (OSGeo/FOSS4G/Geo4All,
University of Nottingham UK).

Dr Anand would like to study and discuss the possibilities of
OpenStreetMap and announce that "the Geospatial IG [1] of the Research
Data Alliance will be meeting in Barcelona on 5th April 2017 to keep
building ideas for the global research agenda for Geospatial Data


Let me quote him again (with minor corrections mostly for formatting):

> [Dr Suchith Anand] would also like to make use of the Geospatial IG meeting opportunity at RDA9 in Barcelona to further discuss ideas on the rise of OpenStreetMap (OSM) as a World Mapping Agency (WMA) build by the efforts of thousands of volunteers.
> It is also interesting to see the community links of the OpenStreetMap and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) expanding rapidly both locally and globally.
> OSM is now reaching the level of a Global Mapping Agency build by the efforts of thousands of volunteers and OSGeo is the world's largest geospatial ecosystem.
> What a great combination of synergies. Both initiatives are just over a decade old and have fundamentally changed the whole geolandscape.
> [Dr Suchith Anand] and colleagues are working on a paper on OSM and OSGeo and want to use this meeting to discuss more ideas with the community.
> Please share with all interested and welcome all interested. It is key that we use this great synergies between OSGeo and OSM for expanding ideas for the future.

[They are working to setup tele meeting facility for the RDA9 meeting
in Barcelona and details will shared ASAP.]

Please do get in touch if you want to get involved.


More information about the talk mailing list