[Belgium] Geospatial devroom at FOSDEM 2017 on Sunday 5/2/2017 in Brussels

Dirk Frigne dirk.frigne at geosparc.com
Thu Oct 13 08:17:11 PDT 2016

Sorry for crossposting,
FOSDEM call for Presentations

Please forward!

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

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

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 session.

The DEADLINEfor 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/

Margherita Di Leo
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