Promoting the use of Open Data facilitates more attractive conditions and practical relevance of research and education. OpenGeoEdu aims to prepare Open (Geo-)Data for education and science and to provide open access to cost-free data without restrictions. The use of Open Data will be taught with best practice examples from Geospatial Science and Technology that are conveyed in the form of e-learning lessons and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
OpenGeoEdu focuses on German-speaking countries, hence most educational resources are published in German language. Amongst others, the project develops an open-source platform for searching Open Data portals and Geodatainfrastructures in Germany, Austria and Swiss that is linked to this repository and available at http://portal.opengeoedu.de