[OSGeo-Conf] Press Release about FOSS4G 2015

Park, Heegu hgpark at gaia3d.com
Tue Jun 3 00:24:43 PDT 2014

Dear a press release representative at OSGeo.

My name is Heegu Park, a member of OSGeo and I am responsible for marketing
and communication of FOSS4G 2015. Recently, as you may know, Seoul is
selected to host FOSS4G 2015 event, so I want to let you know and hope you
could help me release this to people. If I need further works for press
release, please let me know. My email address is hgpark at gaia3d.com(Heegu
Park). Actually, the final decision was made on 16th May, but the press
release was written on 19th May. Do I have to change the date to current
date(2nd June)? Please let me know if I have edit the contents. The link is
right below and I just pasted all contents bottom.


³Toward Diversity! FOSS4G Bigbang in Seoul!!²

Seoul (South Korea) selected to host the 2015 international conference for
"Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial" (FOSS4G).

Monday, 19 May 2014

OSGeo Korean Chapter www.osgeo.kr <http://www.osgeo.kr/>

Contact: Sanghee Shin shshin at gaia3d.com


The OSGeo Korean Chapter is pleased to announce that we have been selected
to host the 2015 FOSS4G international conference. The conference will be
hosted in Seoul in September 2015, and is expected to attract the leading
developers, users and business people in the open source geospatial
community from Asia and all over the world.

Holding the FOSS4G conference, the biggest open source GIS event in the
world, for the first time in the Asia will bring countless benefits to the
region and provide geospatial communities, local businesses, and wider
society with a great opportunity to learn about the potential of open source
geospatial technologies.

Sanghee Shin, CEO at Gaia3D and Representative of OSGeo Korean Chapter
explained his motivations for leading Seoul¹s bid to make Seoul the starting
point of a FOSS4G big bang extending the FOSS4G throughout the region via
this conference. He said, ³When I tried to introduce Open Source GIS to
South Korea in 2008, no one was willing to listen to my opinions. However
five years later, the Korean government has recently launched a bid for an
Open Source GIS R&D project with a budget of USD 9.5m. This means that that
Open Source GIS is set to become a key part of the GIS landscape in South
Korea. I¹m absolutely sure that FOSS4G 2015 will ignite and strengthen this

The OSGeo Korean chapter has organised a FOSS4G Korea event each year since
2011 with attendance growing year on year. FOSS4G Korea events run alongside
Smart Geo Expo, the biggest geospatial event in South Korea attracting many
people from Government, universities, institutes and industry; these
delegates also had the opportunity to attend the FOSS4G Korea conference.

In support of a successful FOSS4G 2015 conference, KSIS (Korea Spatial
Information Society), the academic society with members of geospatial
professional, researchers, students, and policy makers regarding geospatial
field, will closely cooperate with OSGeo Korean Chapter. Additionally,
KAOS-G (Koeran Alliance OpenSource for Geospatial), an alliance of open
source GIS companies in South Korea has committed to actively helping OSGeo
and KSIS deliver the FOSS4G 2015 event.

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for FOSS4G 2015 looks forward to the
FOSS4G Seoul 2015 conference increasing awareness and usage of Open Source
GIS in South Korea, throughout Asia and of course to the rest of the world
where it is already being used.

About OSGeo

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation has been created to support and build
the highest-quality open source geospatial software. The foundation's goal
is to encourage the use and collaborative development of community-led
projects, data development and education.

About OSGeo Korean Chapter

The OSGeo Korean Chapter applies OSGeo principles locally. In particular, we
focus on promotion and outreach in Korea.

About FOSS4G

FOSS4G is the annual international conference on Open Source geospatial
software. From its beginning the FOSS4G conference has been the gathering of
the spatial tribes and has a reputation of being a melting pot for great
ideas in the spatial industry and a catalyst for many successful geospatial
products, standards and protocols. In 2014 the conference will be hosted in
Portland, USA, the 2013 conference was held in Nottingham, United Kingdom
and was a huge success. FOSS4G Seoul 2015 will be the eleventh "formal"
gathering of the Open Source geospatial community. 2015 will be a key year
for South Korea and Asia, and FOSS4G will be the best place to see the Free
and Open Source (FOSS) way to make an SDI work.


Thank you very much,

Best regards,

Heegu Park

Park, Heegu

Marketing / Business Development, Gaia3D Inc.,

http://www.gaia3d.com <http://www.gaia3d.com/>

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