The Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Laboratory (osgeolab) is located at the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University in the North of England. The lab is run by the Geospatial Engineering Research Group but draws heavily on interactions with other research groups and partners within the University, nationally and internationally.
Our mission, as part of the OSGeo worldwide network, is to develop collaboration opportunities for academic, industrial,and government organizations in open source GIS software and data.
Find out about our Open Source Geo Research and development projects, our training and education programmes in OSGEO and relevant publications. Other resources and downloads that we release as Open Source can be found in the resources section.
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and the International Cartographic Association (ICA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for developing global open source GIS software and data collaborations for academic, industrial, and government organizations. The MoU aims to provide expertise and support for the establishment of Open Source Geospatial Laboratories and Research Centres across the world for development of open-source geospatial software technologies and training. Laboratories are being established in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Australasia which will act as nodes for future expansion of the worldwide network.