FOSS4G 2015 UN Special Session


United Nations Special Session

During the FOSS4G Seoul 2015, we’ll have special session named “Open Source GIS for UN and Developing Countries.”

September 16 Wednesday, 2015
Venue: Room 8(Hankang Room), 1st floor, K Avenue, The K-Hotel
Organized by: OSGeo, LH(Korea Land & Housing Corp)


FOSS4G UN Special Session

Organiser: Dr. Junyoung Choi(LH Corp, FOSS4G Seoul Organising Committee)

10:50 ~ 11:50

■ Public Health, UN SDG Goal 3
Dami Sonoiki, eHealth Africa
Kazeem Owolabi, eHealth Africa
Nicolas Gignac, Ministry of Public Security of Quebec

■ Climate Change, UN SDG Goal 13
Utilizing Free Open Source Software and Open Data in the Crop Suitability Analysis of Adlai for Climate Change Adaptation
Glenn Depra, Ateneo de Davao University
Albert B. Jubilo, Ateneo de Davao University
Aurecel Laplana-Alejandro, Ateneo de Davao University

■ Protecting the Planet, UN SDG Goal 15
Protecting the Planet with Postgis: How we are calculating complex protected area coverage statistics for all countries in the world.
Miguel Torres, UNEP-WCMC


LH-OSGeo Joint Seminar: Open Source GIS in UN and Developing Countries

Organizer: Dr. Junyoung Choi, LH (FOSS4G Seoul 2015 Organizing Committee)


13:30 ~ 14:00

■ Congratulatory Speech
   : Dr. In-Keun LEE, Head of Land and Housing Research Institute

■ Welcome Speech
   : Jeff Mckenna, President, OSGeo

■ Keynote Speech
   : Kyoungsoo Eom, Chief, United Nations Geospatial Information Section


14:00 ~ 15:00

1) Open source and open data for smart cities in developing countries: African perspective
Prof. Serena Coetzee, Pretoria University, South Africa

2) Making cities and human settlement, UN SDG11 : Saving Rapid Urbanizing Cities using the FOSS4G Based Spatial Analysis for Urban Development
Dr. Junyoung Choi, LH Corp(Korea Land and Housing Corporation)
Mr. Hyunsoo Kim, Citrus
Prof. Jaeseong Ahn, Kyungil Univ.
Dr. Jungik Kim, LH Corp(Korea Land and Housing Corporation)

3) Future direction for using FOSS4G: Case of Managing Early warning Systems for Monitoring Natural Hazards in El Salvador
Ms. Jacqueline Rivera, El Salvador (University of Seoul)


15:00 ~ 15:20

Coffee Break



15:20 ~ 16:20

■ Panel Discussion
- Moderator
: Dr. Jungwhan Seong, Director, Land and Housing Research Institute

– Panels
: Kais Zouabi, Chief, UN Geospatial Information Service Section
: Guillaume Criloux, Chief, Geo-Operations Unit of UN Geospatial Information Section
: Prof. Maria Antonia Brovelli, Politecnico di Milano
: Prof. Youngmi Kim, Sangmyung University
: Dr. Jungik Kim, Spatial Information Office, LH Corp