[FOSS4G 2009 Announce] Rush on Geospatial Open Source Workshops at FOSS4G

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com
Wed Sep 23 06:56:38 EDT 2009

Sydney, Australia. 23 September 2009. http://2009.foss4g.org

Many FOSS4G workshops are close to full, with one workshop already at 
capacity. http://2009.foss4g.org/workshops/ People wanting to learn 
about Geospatial Standards, Geospatial Open Source Software and Business 
Cases should sign up soon to avoid disappointment.

Also, in Open Source tradition, there is a breadth of other exciting 
activities to sign up for:

    * Wed evening: Ignite Spatial <http://www.ignitespatial.com/> - 5
      minute talks about anything spatial. Requires pre-registration
    * Birds of a Feather
      <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_BirdsOfAFeather> -
      register a discussion topic
    * Live DVD <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Live_DVD> - beta
      version is ready to test
    * Saturday afterwards: Code Sprint
    * Demonstration Theatre
      still a few slots free
    * InstallFest <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_InstallFest> -
      sign up if you will be there
    * OSGeo Annual Meeting
    * Volunteers <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Volunteers> -
      do you have a space set of hands that can be put to good use
    * Benchmarking 2009 <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Benchmarking_2009> -
      the famous WMS shootout
    * Posters <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Posters>
    * Monday: FME User meeting

    About FOSS4G

FOSS4G is the international Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial 
conference, which comes to Sydney, Australia, 20-23 October 2009. FOSS4G 
offers presentations, workshops, demos, an install-fest, and a code 
sprint. It is presented by the world's best Developers, Policy Makers, 
Sponsors and Geospatial Professionals and includes the latest geospatial 
applications, standards, government programs, business processes and 
case studies. Topics include mobile platforms, location based 
applications, crowd sourcing, cloud computing, development, spatial 
standards, integration of cross-agency data, Spatial Data 
Infrastructures, Sensor Webs, Web Processing Services, Integration of 
Open Source and Proprietary Software and more.

    Media Sponsors

    * Position Magazine: http://www.positionmag.com.au/
    * Asian Surveying and Mapping Newsletter: http://www.asmmag.com
    * Geoconnexions Magazine: http://www.geoconnexion.com/
    * Directions Magazine: http://directionsmag.com/
    * GIS Development: http://gisdevelopment.net/
    * Baliz Media: http://www.BALIZ-MEDIA.com/


For more information or to keep informed from the FOSS4G Organising 
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Cameron Shorter
FOSS4G Chair
Geospatial Systems Architect
Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254

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