[OSGeo-Announce] Geospatial devroom at FOSDEM 2017 on Sunday 5/2/2017 in Brussels

Jorge Sanz jsanz at osgeo.org
Fri Oct 14 01:09:13 PDT 2016

FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event bringing together about 5000
developers in Brussels, Belgium. The goal is to provide open source
software developers and communities a place to meet and share
thoughts. The participation is free of charge, although donations are
welcome. The next edition will take place on 4 - 5 February 2017. For
the third (!) time there will be a Geospatial devroom and will be
happening on Sunday 5/2/2017!

Geospatial technologies and mapping used to be specialist work, but
nowadays location and maps are becoming part of many
projects/applications, which usually use only a small subset of the
possibilities the data and software offer.

The geospatial devroom is the place to talk about open, geo-related
data and software and their ecosystem. This includes standards and
tools, e.g. for spatial databases, and online mapping, geospatial
services, used for collecting, storing, delivering, analysing, and
visualizing purposes.

We welcome submissions about:

* Web and desktop GIS applications;
* Collaborative editing / versioning of geodata and metadata;
* Interoperable geospatial web services and specifications;
* Collection of data using sensors / UAVs / satellites;
* Geo-analytic algorithms / libraries;
* Geospatial extensions for classical databases (indexes, operations)
and dedicated databases;
* Big geodata, scalable GIS applications;
* Volunteered Geographic information - Crowdsourced geodata.


Are you thrilled to present your work to other open source developers?
Would you like to run a discussion? Any other ideas?

Please submit your proposal at:


Make sure to select the 'Geospatial devroom' as 'Track'. If you have
an account from previous years, you should be using the same.

Please specify in the notes if you prefer for your presentation either
a short timeslot (lightning talks ~10 minutes) or a long timeslot (20
minutes presentation + discussion). However, note that time slots are
indicative and will be assigned according to the timing of the

The DEADLINE for submissions is Thursday **1st December 2016**.

Notification of acceptance will be sent to the Authors by 11/12/2016
at the latest.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch
with the organisers of the devroom at fosdem-geospatial at gisky.be!

Want to know what FOSDEM geospatial is like? Check out the videos and
the presentations of our previous two editions: [1,2]

The organizers

Johan Van de Wauw

Margherita Di Leo

Anne Ghisla

Martin Hammitzsch

[1] https://archive.fosdem.org/2015/schedule/track/geospatial/

[2] https://archive.fosdem.org/2016/schedule/track/geospatial/

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