[Belgium] [OSGeo-Discuss] The Rise of Open Street Map as a World Mapping Agency
dirk.frigne at geosparc.com
Thu Mar 2 09:01:01 PST 2017
Thank you for your great success story,
At OSGeo.be we invited people from OSM in the plenary sessions of the
FOSS4G conferences to promote their community.
This year, March 16, OSGeo.be organises a separate track on the BeGeo
conference. Registration is free of charge and we expect between 1200
and 1400 GIS professionals in Brussels. (there are 14 parallel tracks)
On the OSGeo track we also invited an OSM representative to promote OSM
together with the promotion of OSGeo.
OSGeo.be also has a booth to promote open source for Geo to a more
It is the first time that OSGeo has an event to the more general GIS
public in Belgium.
On 02-03-17 15:16, Till Adams wrote:
> Hi Jachym,
> in short we invited the OSM people to join our conference not only as
> participants. In the first year (I think it was 2010) we had our regular
> FOSSGIs conference followed by one day OSM talks. We switched at noon,
> so that communities could meet.
> From 2011 on we mixed up both worlds in a classical 2 tracks FOSS and 1
> track OSM. Active members of both communities can attend the conference
> for free.
> Being a member of FOSSGIS program committee for many years, I noticed,
> that subsequently the handed in talks became more and more "universal".
> While we could assign talks to OSM or FOSS track quite good in the first
> years, we now have a much more mix-up and especially for 2017 many talks
> could be assigned to both, OSM AND FOSS track.
> Also, the awareness of people from the "other" community became much
> better and (only my guess), quite a few OSM-people joined FOSSGIS as
> registered members.
> For my business it's also cool to know people, that have really deep
> knowledge of OSM and the OSM community.
> Enough success story?
> Till ;-)
> Am 02.03.2017 um 14:35 schrieb Jachym Cepicky:
>> hu till, I'm aware about the success story fossgis and osm made
>> together. we are facing some long term discussion with OSM people in
>> could you possibly share your success story and lessons learned with
>> us? i would like help to move both groups not closely together
>> On Wed, Mar 1, 2017, 14:56 Till Adams
>> <<mailto:till.adams at fossgis.de>till.adams at fossgis.de> wrote:
>> these are really good news. I wanted to add 2 Cents in the form,
>> that we might encourage our local OSGeo chapters for a close
>> relationship to the local OSM communities.
>> FOSSGIS, the german speaking local OSGeo chapter for example,
>> stands also for the german speaking OSM community. On our annual
>> FOSSGIS conference we bring both communities together. We have
>> tracks with emphasis on OSM and with emphasis on FOSS (also with
>> emphasis on both of course). Also, we support FOSS and OSM
>> projects with sponsorship and funding money.
>> As said, just 2 Cents ...
>> Regards, Till
>> Am 01.03.2017 um 10:35 schrieb Suchith Anand:
>>> Dear Colleagues,
>>> The Geospatial IG  of the Research Data Alliance will be
>>> meeting in Barcelona on 5th April 2017 to keep building ideas for
>>> the global research agenda for Geospatial Data Science .
>>> I would also like to make use of the Geospatial IG meeting
>>> opportunity at RDA9 in Barcelona to further discuss ideas on the
>>> rise of Open Street Map (OSM) as a World Mapping Agency (WMA)
>>> build by the efforts of thousands of volunteers. It is also
>>> interesting to see the community links of the Open Street Map
>>> and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) expanding
>>> rapidly both locally and globally. OSM has now reaching the level
>>> of a Global Mapping Agency build by the efforts of thousands of
>>> volunteers and OSGeo is the world's largest geospatial
>>> ecosystem. What a great combination of synergies. Both
>>> initiatives are just over a decade old and have fundamentally
>>> changed the whole geolandscape.
>>> Myself and colleagues are working on a paper on OSM and OSGeo and
>>> i want to use this meeting to discuss more ideas with the
>>> community. I look forward to welcome you all to RDA meeting in
>>> Best wishes,
>>> Dr. Suchith Anand
>>> GeoForAll - Building and expanding Open Geospatial Science
>>>  https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/geospatial-ig.html
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