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4th Edition of the “Open Source Opportunities in GIS Summer School: Open Web Services and Web Map Applications” (08-12 July 2013, Girona – Spain)


The GIS and Remote Sensing Centre of the University of Girona, the Nottingham Geospatial Institute of the University of Nottingham and OpenGeo welcome you to the 4th Open Source GIS Summer School which will be focused on the development and creation of Open Web Mapping Services and Web Applications.

The Open Source Opportunities in GIS Summer School of Girona is an initiative aimed to meet the GIS professional demands related to free and open solutions, and we are working on this vision from the start. The 4th Summer School will have the contribution of OpenGeo, industry leader in geospatial technology based on free software (FOSS) and recognized worldwide as one of the largest contributors to its promotion and development, and the Nottingham Geospatial Institute of the University of Nottingham as experts in Open Web Services.

If you are interested in application development and creation of web map services using the most widely used free and open source market products such as PostGIS, GeoServer, OpenLayers, then this is your opportunity. The summer school builds upon the success of previous initiatives. We look forward to welcoming you to the Open Source Opportunities in GIS Summer School 2013.

Applications to the Summer School must be submitted before 15th June. To apply for the Summer School, please send an email to the Course Secretariat of the Summer School ( indicating:

  • Personal data (name, surname(s), DNI/Passport Number,  city and country of residence and email.
  • What is your interest in attending the Summer School.
  • CV attached.




The International Space University’s 26th SSP


The International Space University 2013 Space Studies Program to Convene in Brazil

ISU is proud to announce that the 26th annual Space Studies Program (SSP) will be held at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) campus in São José dos Campos, Brazil in 2013. The dates of the session are 17 June through 16 August 2013.

Commenting on what will be ISU’s third SSP to be held in the Southern Hemisphere, ISU President Michael Simpson noted, “We expect this to be a great SSP.  The facilities are superb, the level of technical expertise is very high, and the vision of the space sector’s capacity to improve not only human knowledge but the human condition as well is evident everywhere.”

One of INPE’s strategic goals is to become a National and international reference in both space and earth environment fostering knowledge and attending and anticipating demands on Brazilian society life quality progress.

“We are delighted to hear the news of our selection! INPE and the city of São José dos Campos will do their best to fulfill ISU’s expectations. Definitely, it will be an important opportunity for the Brazilian Space Program to bring together our community of Institutions related to space, allowing for more interaction, global cooperation and to motivate our people to be always attentive to the technology frontiers for our industry” says Dr. Gilberto Câmara, Director General of INPE.

ISU provides an interdisciplinary education in the context of an intercultural and international environment to support the development of future leaders in the world space community. The SSP offers its participants a unique and comprehensive education covering all aspects of space programs and enterprises including space physical sciences, space systems engineering, policy and law, business and management, space and society, satellite applications, and space life sciences and human spaceflight.

Each summer ISU offers this intense nine-week course designed for post-graduate university students and professionals of all experience levels and disciplines. The site of the SSP changes annually, making it a unique educational concept and building on the fundamental ISU tenant of an international experience.

Professor Angie Bukley, ISU Associate Dean and SSP Director stated that, “It is exciting that the program will convene for the second time in South America and for the third time in the Southern Hemisphere. We are very impressed with the level of energy, enthusiasm, and commitment demonstrated by the INPE team. The unique scientific and research facilities and lovely campus at INPE will provide the perfect learning environment for the SSP13 participants.”

The SSP core lecture series serves as the foundation on which the more in-depth activities undertaken in the seven departments are built. The team projects provide the participants with an international and intercultural team working experience wherein they must not only refine the topic as a team, but also produce professional quality reports and final presentations, all in the span of a few weeks.

“We have already started to organize a local committee for the SSP13 in Brazil. Basically, this committee will be attended by specialists from INPE and partners who are ISU Alumni. It will also include the participation of the experienced team from INPE in organizing events of international level. It is important to emphasize that we are quite motivated and committed to welcome the ISU family and run a successful SSP in Sao Jose dos Campos” says Dr. Antonio Yukio Ueta, responsible for the local committee of SSP13.”


The National Institute for Space Research (INPE), linked to the Ministry of Science and Technology, aims to produce both science and technology related to the space and the environment, besides offering innovative products as well as services in benefit of the Brazilian society. Founded in 1961, in these 50 years INPE has been developing the research and technology in the space field activities with studies ranging from the deforestation of our forests to the origins of the universe. INPE is now a national reference in Remote Sensing, Weather, Space and Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering Space Science and Technology and Ground System. As an executor of the projects of the Brazilian Space program, INPE has been an important vector also for the industries modernization, whose performance is giving the country a prominent place in the international space scenery.


NASA’s ARSET Training Program: From the Classroom to Real-World Satellite Applications

The NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) provides technical capacity building activities to help integrate NASA Earth Science into environmental management. ARSET works directly with agencies in the public and private sector to

1) identify environmental management activities that could benefit from NASA Earth Science and

2) develop online and hands-on courses that teach the NASA imagery, data, and web tools best suited to the identified application area and their use for decision-support.

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Photogrammetric Week 2013, “From High Definition Point Clouds to 3D Virtual Reality Models”

The Institute for Photogrammetry of the University of Stuttgart and the OpenPhoWo partners would like to give notice of the

54th Photogrammetric Week in Stuttgart from Monday, September 9 to Friday, September 13, 2013.

This regular event was initiated by Carl Pulfrich as a “vacation course in photogrammetry” in 1909; since 1973 it has been held at the University of Stuttgart. Today, the Photogrammetric Week enjoys international recognition as an upgrading seminar and a platform for the exchange of experience.

Due to their close connection with photogrammetry, the aspects of geoinformatics have firmly established themselves among the topics of this event, which has been directed by Professor Dieter Fritsch, Stuttgart, since 1992.

The lectures by experts from Germany and abroad will be focused on the following topics:

  • Data Collection From Air, Space and Ground — An Update
  • Advanced Methods of Computer Vision and Photogrammetry
  • Solving the Future Mapping Problem, All About 3D Modelling

The presentations will be in English. Sufficient time will be allocated for discussions.

The program will be supplemented with demonstrations and comments on practical examples in the afternoons. The fringe events will offer sufficient opportunity for personal contacts. In addition, a tutorial on “All About 3D Modelling — From 2.5D Meshes to 3D Virtual Reality Models” will be held by the Institute for Photogrammetry (ifp) on Sunday, September 8, 2013.

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Autumn School – Detecting Cultural Landscape in Mediterranean Archaeology

Detecting Cultural Landscape in Mediterranean Archaeology (DeCLaMA)


The combination “landscape-archaeology” represents a great opportunity for economic and social development. This perspective formed the idea of this course. The traces of the historical land use represent the main elements in the  Mediterranean Cultural Landscape, characterized by the same variety and beauty of the archaeological and architectural heritage, but poor known.

The course is aimed to give the tools for discovering and preserving the Cultural Landscapes, working towards their analysis and evaluation mainly in archaeological areas, proposing an innovative perspective of management by a multidisciplinary approach, involving botanists, archaeologists, geographers, land managers and architects.


Agrarian Sciences Museums University of Naples Federico II ?

INNOVA – Centre for Development and Transfer of Innovation for ? Cultural and
Environmental Heritage ?

The Chianti Classico Wine Consortium ?

Fondazione per la Tutela del Territorio del Chianti Classico


Badia a Coltibuono Estate

Florida State University, Department of Classics ? ATS – Archaeolandscapes
Tech & Survey

Laboratory of Landscape Archaeology & Remote Sensing
University of Siena

ICHNOS: Archeologia, Ambiente e Sperimentazione

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