[IRTalk] Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition online course and resources

Ina Smith Ina at assaf.org.za
Sat Mar 16 17:42:32 SAST 2019

Forwarded on behalf of Dr. Suchith Anand


Dear colleagues,

Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition online course and resources from GODAN Action might be useful to some of you. The course might be useful for policy makers and scientists working in the area of agriculture, nutrition, weather and climate, and land data.

It consists of five units as follows including 18 lessons.

Unit 1: Open Data Principles

More Details, lecture slides at  http://aims.fao.org/online-courses/open-data-management-agriculture-and-nutrition/unit1

Unit 2: Using Open Data

More Details, lecture slides at  http://aims.fao.org/online-courses/open-data-management-agriculture-and-nutrition/unit2

Unit 3: Making Data Open

More Details, lecture slides at http://aims.fao.org/online-courses/open-data-management-agriculture-and-nutrition/unit3

Unit 4: Sharing Open Data

More Details, lecture slides at http://aims.fao.org/online-courses/open-data-management-agriculture-and-nutrition/unit4

Unit 5: Intellectual Property and Copyright

More Details, lecture slides at  http://aims.fao.org/online-courses/open-data-management-agriculture-and-nutrition/unit5

This e-learning course  and course materials is the result of a collaboration between GODAN Action partners, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO<http://fao.org/>), the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR<http://www.gfar.net/>),  Wageningen Environmental Research, AgroKnow, AidData<http://aiddata.org/>, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS<http://www.ids.ac.uk/>), the Land Portal<https://landportal.info/>, the Open Data Institute (ODI<http://www.opendata.institute/>) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA<http://www.cta.int/en/>).  I want to thank all GODAN colleagues who worked to develop  these resources and make it available for everyone.

For your geodata visualisation research and education needs, there is lot of work done by GeoForAll  colleagues that might be useful . One example is the  FOSS4G GeoAcademy Curriculum lectures and labs . These are maintained and made available for download from the Spatial {Query} Lab on behalf of the GeoAcademy<https://foss4geo.wordpress.com/>. The lectures focus on a vendor-agnostic set of theories and principles.

These lectures and labs are freely available for you to use and are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/>. The lectures and labs are aligned to the Geospatial Technology Competency Model<http://www.careeronestop.org/COMPETENCYMODEL/competency-models/geospatial-technology.aspx> and all labs focus on the use of Free and Open Source GIS Software (FOSS4G). All of the labs are also available on GitHub<https://github.com/FOSS4GAcademy>.

The following courses are available

GST 101 - Introduction to Geospatial Technology (QGIS)<http://spatialquerylab.com/gst-101-introduction-to-geospatial-technology/>

GST 102 - Spatial Analysis (QGIS)<http://spatialquerylab.com/foss4g-academy-curriculum/gst-102-spatial-analysis/>

GST 103 - Data Acquisition and Management (QGIS)<http://spatialquerylab.com/foss4g-academy-curriculum/gst-103-data-acquisition-and-management/>

GST 104 - Cartographic Design (QGIS and Inkscape) <http://spatialquerylab.com/foss4g-academy-curriculum/gst-104-cartographic-design/>

GST 105 - Introduction to Remote Sensing (QGIS and GRASS)<http://spatialquerylab.com/foss4g-academy-curriculum/gst-105-introduction-to-remote-sensing/>

All details and courses at http://spatialquerylab.com/foss4g-academy-curriculum/

You can download the software and resources  from http://www.osgeo.org/initiatives/geo-for-all/in-your-classroom/

I want to thank all colleagues who worked to develop  these educational resources and make it available for everyone.

Best wishes,


Dr. Suchith Anand

Chief Scientific Adviser

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition


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