[OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2018 - Questions for Dar es Salaam
markiliffe at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 06:51:07 PDT 2016
Thank you for these questions. In direct response:
- September's climate is relatively cool (for East Africa) at around 27
degrees. The weather will be sunny with a gentle breeze. It is not the
rainy season and we would not expect any unexpected climatic events.
- We're aiming to make the pricing as competitive as possible for students
and those of a low-income (such as the many in the local innovation hubs).
We are aiming for below $100 for this, we really want this FOSS4G to be
accessible for all. As part of that we will be offering scholarships at
no-cost for people that support the conference in some manner. We aim to
present detailed costings if requested to do so within our full proposal;
- Dar International Airport is accessible by many direct flights through
all main hubs, including Amsterdam, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Istanbul, Nairobi
and Addis Ababa. Flights from the USA will require one stop. More info on
the number of flights that fly there are here:
- The travel time from the airport is around 20 mins to the venue/downtown
hotels. The cost of a taxi starts from 13,000tzs ($7). Once travel plans
are confirmed we will aim to provide a shuttle service to town.
- Taxis within the city centre cost 7,000tzs ($3), to the many beaches and
bars on the Peninsular cost 13,000 ($7).
- There is strong core of FOSS users in Tanzania, through the TZ GIS
mailing list and the local innovation hubs. These hubs have run development
and code sprints previously for QGIS and other FOSS projects, but frankly,
these could be improved; hence wanting a FOSS4G to supercharge these
communities. The use of FOSS Geo software is quite prevalent in the local
community, especially within the local government of Dar es Salaam, this
has been further expanded through training workshops ;
- The security situation in Tanzania is very stable with no terrorist
activities in the past year. In comparison to other cities in emerging
economies crime is very low and the city is safe.
I hope that covers some of the questions for now, please do reach out if
there further ones or if these need to be clarified further.
On 12 October 2016 at 09:17, Sanghee Shin <shshin at gaia3d.com> wrote:
> Dear Dar es Salaam team,
> First of all thank you for your interest in hosting FOSS4G conference in
> your city.
> Can you please provide information about security situation in your city
> and around the venue? Also I’d like to know whether there was any terror
> attack/ attempts in your city within the last 1 year. If any, please report
> Kind regards,
> Shin, Sanghee
> Gaia3D, Inc. - The GeoSpatial Company
> > 2016. 10. 12., 오후 2:51, Venka <venka.osgeo at gmail.com> 작성:
> > Dar es Salaam team,
> > Thanks for your LoI for hosting FOSS4G 2018. Some questions
> > form my side.
> > a) About direct flights from to/from Dar Es Salaam International airport
> > to major cities.
> > b) Can you tell us the travel-time, cost and distance from the
> > international air-port to the conference venue?
> > c) The most convenient mode of transportation and approx cost
> > of travel within Dar es Salaam?
> > d) Could you tell us something about current FOSS4G related activities
> > among the GIS users in Tanzania.
> > Best
> > Venka
> > On 2016/10/11 18:30, Steven Feldman wrote:
> >> Dar es Salaam team
> >> Thanks for your Letter of Intent to host FOSS4G 2018. Here are my
> questions to start things off, hopefully more will follow from others
> >> For the benefit of those of us who are not familiar with Dar, could you
> give us an indication of the climate in September
> >> Could you provide an indication of your anticipated pricing for those
> from lower income economies and students?
> >> Thanks
> >> ______
> >> Steven
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