This year GIS Day fell on Wednesday, November 14, which means that today is PostGIS Day! How are you celebrating? At OpenGeo we’re spending time with one of our newest clients, Washington University. Today in St. Louis, superstar trainer Sam Smith will be kicking off our relationship with Washington University by leading various sessions on open source geospatial technology and OpenGeo Suite training for students and staff. If you’re not lucky enough to work or attend Washington University we’d like to offer all educators and students a special PostGIS day rate for our online training courses. If you’re interested contact us with a valid .edu email address and we’ll set you up with a discount off the listed prices.
We know that many higher education institutions have recognized that open source geospatial software not only outperforms proprietary alternatives by many measures, but learning it has become a critical job skill students are expected to have acquired. We saw this first hand at the 2012 AAG Annual Meeting where we met a handful of forward thinking educators who told us that they were actively adding web mapping and open source technology courses to their curriculums. It was a great opportunity to speak with students and educators committed to working with open source geospatial tools. We think that this enthusiasm will only grow and are eager to see GIS courses focus an increasing amount of lecture time on open source geospatial software.
If you work at a college or university and are interested in finding out how an OpenGeo academic support contract can assist you with your teaching and research goals send us a note to start a discussion.
Happy PostGIS day!