Program aims

  • Act as a platform for Free and Open Source Geospatial Software teaching, learning and collaboration.
  • Provide practical experience to the participants in the use of Free and Open Source Geospatial Software.
  • To develop expertise in using Free and Open Source technologies for Geospatial.

General objectives

  • Promote the use of Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Information as alternative to privative software.
  • Provide a space for discovery and collaboration while training in new techniques and methods using Free and Open Source GIS development tools.
  • Provide basic knowledge to create a spatial database.
  • Understand and apply the main standards used to ensure interoperability in the exchange and publication of geospatial information.
  • Knowing the capacities and advantages of using Open Source Software to creating a web mapping application.
  • Provide practical experience in creating Open Web Services and Web Map Applications using FOSS tools.

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