Monday, February 08, 2010

GIslands 2010

Calling all Coastal Zones! The University of the Azores has launched the 1st International Summer School on Geotechnologies Applied to Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) - GIslands 2010. The course is a 6-day exercise (7-12 August 2010) in the Azores with resource persons in MSP, Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), GIS, Remote Sensing, Environmental Modelling and Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI). The course is free but applicants are subject to evaluation and must cover their own costs. Application deadline: 4 April 2010.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Open Source Rolls On Again

It's probably obvious from previous posts that I think Open Source software provides an interesting avenue for the Region to develop its information systems and that even commercial GIS software companies should consider porting their excellent packages to run on Open Source systems. Today, the owners of Symbian, which powers hundreds of millions of devices around the world (e.g. many Nokia phones) announced that their software is now Open Source. By doing so Symbian is now tapping into creative energy and development talent from around the globe.