[OSGeo-Conf] Press Release about FOSS4G 2015

Park, Heegu hgpark at gaia3d.com
Wed Jun 4 18:01:09 PDT 2014

Thank you very much, Anne!!!!


Heegu Park

Park, Heegu
Marketing / Business Development, Gaia3D Inc.,
http://www.gaia3d.com <http://www.gaia3d.com/>

On 6/4/14, 4:17 AM, "Anne Ghisla" <a.ghisla at gmail.com> wrote:

>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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