FOSSGIS Brasil Magazine #2, includes KOSMO article
(sorry for cross-posting)
the buzz generated by the publication of the first edition of FOSSGIS Brasil
magazine, we will treat a very important subject that has everything to do with
opensource geospatial technology: education.
download the second edition of FOSSGIS-Brasil, just go to the following link:
is known that formal education in Brazil is not in it's best shape, nevertheless,
many teaching and research institutions have been searching for alternatives to
provide quality educational support and improve instruction for students and
this context, many institutions have seen in open source software, an option,
since this kind of software is free of licesing fees and helps students to
understand better the word "cooperation".
this line of thougth, this edition will address the use of open source GIS
softwares in schools and universities, showing that it is possible to provide
quality teaching with this type of software, as it is done in IFPB
had the pleasure to interview in this edition Prof. Jorge Xavier da Silva, emeritus
teacher of UFRJ and mentor of the the first 100% brazilian GIS: SAGA-UFRJ.
in this edition you will be able to check out articles about WKT Raster, a
PostGIS alternative to storing and manipulating rasters, Quantum GIS, Kosmo GIS
and the second part of the Mobile GIS article, presentend in the first edition,
all hope that you like this new edition, and leave out your comments on our website or facebook.