Open Nottingham Seminar – Dr. Tuong Thuy Vu (UNMC)

The next Open Nottingham seminar will be delivered by Dr. Tuong Thuy Vu (University of Nottingham, Malaysia campus) on  1st Nov 2012 (Thursday).

Thuy led the establishment of Open Source Geospatial  Lab at School of Geography , Malaysia in January 2012. This is the first such facility in Malaysia and aims to help create collaboration opportunities for academia, industry and government organisations in open source GIS which will help to create a sustainable environment for open source GIS in Malaysia. In very short time he has build up lot of research activity for the lab building collaborations with other schools and departments in UNMC. There is already strong collaboration with CFFRC in building up AgriGIS research which will expand the labs research for the future. Jointly with CFFRC, the lab organised  AgriGIS 2012 earlier this year

He is now helping establish Open Source Geospatial Labs in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and other universities across Malaysia and South East Asia.  Thuy has also been strongly involved in building up Open Nottingham activities at Malaysia Campus.

Seminar details below:

Date: 1st November 2012 (Thursday)

Time: 13:00-14:00

Venue:  A19, Nottingham Geospatial Building, Jubilee Campus

Speaker :  Dr. Tuong Thuy Vu (University of Nottingham, Malaysia campus)

Title: “Development of Open Source Geospatial Research & Education at UNMC”


The School of Geography started its operation in Malaysia campus in early 2011 with a newly established MSc program in Environmental Monitoring and Management. None of teaching and research related to Geospatial Science existed in Malaysia campus till the School of Geography brought in the first group of Geospatial Scientists. This presentation introduces the development of Geospatial Research & Education at UNMC in the last short one and half years, focusing in the Open Source Geospatial initiative by Dr. Vu in collaboration with colleagues at Nottingham Geospatial Institute.

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Tuong Thuy Vu is an  Assistant Professor, School of Geography, Malaysia Campus. His research covers Digital Image Analysis (algorithm development), high-performance computing, Remote Sensing and GIS applications to disaster management and urban environment and Open Source Geospatial Research and Development.


The slides of the presentation are now available in our ELOGeo repository at


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