[OSGeo Africa] [GeoForAll-Africa] FOSS4G Africa

Serena Coetzee serenacoetzee at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 10:52:57 PDT 2016

Dear Gildas,

there was a FOSS4G conference in Africa in 2008 http://foss4g2008.org/ <http://foss4g2008.org/>. It’s quite a while back and it would be great to have another one. I have CC’d the OSGeo-Africa list from where you may get more comments and suggestions on a conference.

After FOSS4G2008, there was talk about starting a FOSS4G Africa chapter, but there were some complications regarding different regions and languages and we ended up with the africa at lists.osgeo.org <mailto:africa at lists.osgeo.org> list instead. Gavin Fleming was involved and may remember the details...

Serena Coetzee

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Centre for Geoinformation Science, Department Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, 0028, South Africa
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On 27 Jul 2016, at 21:07, Gildas Jr. Boko <eddygordo at gmail.com> wrote:

Dear  all,

I've a user or OSGEO products for almost ten years now. And while i notice a growing interest all over the world for these products and the creation of FOSS4G chapters in different countries, in Africa there nothing like that.
My idea is to organise a FOSS4G conference for OSGEO products users in order to create a network of capacity-building and knowledge and experience-sharing in all the possible fields.
I've been thinking about this for a while now and i think a centre like RECTAS (www.rectas.org <http://www.rectas.org/>), where i've worked for the past two years can host such event thanks to their experience in the GIS field and also their hosting capacity.
Well that is an aspect on which everybody can discuss.

But i believe it is high time for a FOSS4G chapter in Africa.

Thanks in advance for your opinion on this idea

Gildas Jr BOKO (PhD)

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