[OSGeo Africa] FOSS4G 2008 CFP reminder and workshop news

Gavin Fleming GavinF at mintek.co.za
Fri May 9 10:18:50 EDT 2008

FOSS4G 2008 CFP reminder and workshop news


Free and Open Source Geospatial 2008, Cape Town, South Africa. September
29 - Oct 3 2008.

incorporating GISSA 2008. 


Reminder: The paper / presentation submission deadline is this coming
Monday 12 May. Go to http://www.foss4g2008.org and click on 'Call for


Early-bird registration closes on 15th June, so register soon!


FOSS4G is renowned for its hands-on WORKSHOPS and LABS. 2008 is no
exception. The Workshop/labs track has been going well in terms of
submissions. We have (as of 9th May 2008) 26 interesting and relevant
submissions to choose from, ranging across a wide spectrum of GIS
topics. Desktop GIS (with spatial analysis and geovisualization to the
fore) is a common theme and there is a strong representation from the
broad Internet GIS field (web map servers, rich internet
applications/web clients, OGC web services). Themes also making an
appearance are geoportals, metadata, spatial ETL and the use of spatial
databases. There is also some focus on programming/scripting. The
emphasis is heavily on showing what is possible with FOSS4G through
practical "how-to's", getting software/services up and running quickly
and trying them out. Many of the workshops emphasise the excellent
Java-based tools and frameworks. 


90 minute Labs are included in the core conference package. Register for
the full 5 day package and get to attend up to three 4 hour workshops


Submit your abstract soon. Come and have a bash in Cape Town.


Gavin Fleming 

FOSS4G 2008 Conference Chair



PS: Please distribute this notice widely, blog about FOSS4G 2008, add a
banner to your website.




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