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NASA World Wind Europa Challenge – 2016 Applications are open now!

This valuable competition allow students around the world  to use open source GIS technologies  and visualized data on NASA’s open source virtual globe technology World Wind. If you interested , please contact Nimalika Feranndo ( . Flyer : Almost every city needs the same data management tools as every other city. How can

Congratulations ! SLIIT students have won FOSS4G Seoul Award

A group of SLIIT students have won “FOSS4G Seoul Best Oral Presentation” award for the best student presentation at the FOSS4G -2015 world conference held in Seoul , South Korea , 14th -19thSeptember 2015. Thejaka Mahaulpatha , Pasindu Chandraseka , Dananjaya Thathsara and  Irendra Koswatta, final year students of BSc(Hons) IT degree program,  won this

Guest lecture : “Geo-social Intelligence to aid Disaster Response”

A guest lecture on “Geo-social Intelligence to aid Disaster Response” by Dr.RohanWickramasooriya , Research Fellow in Geomatics Engineering at the SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong , Australia was organized by OSGeo Lab with the Faculty of Engineering . It was held on Monday 23rd February 2015, 1.30 p.m.-2.30 p.m. at the Engineering Faculty, Hall

SLIIT Students at FOSS4G Asia 2014 – Bangkok

It is great pleasure to inform that group of SLIIT undergraduate students have done a presentation at FOSS4G-Asia 2014 conference which was held at Bangkok, Thailand, 2-5 December 2014. The presentation “Geo-enabled FOSS Tool to find Impacts on Roads following a Flood Disaster” was based on their final year project. The project developed a plug-in

Open data for Resilience : Guest lecture by Vivien Deparday Sep 2014

A workshop is organized by the OSGeo-Lab with the support of FOSS community of SLIIT on Open data for Resilience : Openstreet maps & open source GIS. It was conducted by Mr. Vivian Deparday & Mr. Sudarakn , who are key players working with world bank to support use of OSM for disaster management in

FOSS4G Sri Lanka 2014 Event

First ever Sri Lankan open source GIS user/developer  gathering –FOSS4G Sri Lanka 2014 was held in SLIIT on Sunday 23rd February 2014.  University students, professionals from industry, government bodies such as Survey Department and NGOs join together there to share their experiences of FOSS GIS in Sri Lanka.  It was an interesting sight to see

Lab Inauguration

The OSGeo lab of SLIIT is inaugurated  on 17th February 2014 , in the presence of Dr. Malitha Wijesundara, Dean, Faculty of Computing, Mr. Nuwan Kodagoda, Head, Dep. IT, Prof. Yann Chemin and Anne Ghisla as OSGeo representatives, Mr. Aruna Bandara and  Lecturer of  University of Moratuwa , Ms. Nimalika Fernando and other academic staff members