[OSGeo-Conf] Press Release about FOSS4G 2015

Anne Ghisla a.ghisla at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 12:17:34 PDT 2014

On Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:24:43 +0900
"Park, Heegu" <hgpark at gaia3d.com> wrote:

> 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.
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2015_Press_Release_00a

Dear Heegu,

I just sent out the news on OSGeo news and announce list:

The news will appear soon on Twitter as well.

Thanks, and all the best for the organisation of another great FOSS4G


> ===========
> 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 trend.²
> 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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