[OSGeo-Discuss] Geoscience World Congress 2008 - 33rd IGC with deadline soon

Helena Mitasova hmitaso at unity.ncsu.edu
Tue Aug 22 16:17:36 PDT 2006

Ari is right in his interpretation, I have co-convened a
Topical symposium: Synergy of GIS technology and the Earth Sciences:  
current state and future prospects,
at 32 Int. Geological Congress, Florence, Italy, 2004.
We had several FOSS4G contributions and it was not too difficult to  
organize, for as long as you know
enough people in geosciences who do GIS and who can come to present.
Otherwise, there wasn't much GIS given the number of participants  
(but 2008 may be different).
I am not sure whether I will have resources to go, but I can offer  
some advice and help if somebody
wants to take a lead.


On Aug 22, 2006, at 4:37 PM, Ari Jolma wrote:

> Markus,
> I assume the information that is needed is to fill in the  
> questionnaire of the congress. I'm not familiar with their  
> vocabulary, but relevant options are probably either symposium or a  
> workshop. Perhaps a "topical symposium", where the topic is free  
> software. If the proposal is accepted by organizers, the next task  
> would then be to try to get people (scientists mainly) submit  
> papers to the symposium. The questionnaire seems not to expect very  
> long descriptions, what's now in wiki is the right size I think.
> I haven't been to IGC before and I haven't worked in the field but  
> it does fall under my current job description. I'd be interested to  
> co-convene the symposium.
> Ari
> Markus Neteler kirjoitti:
>> Hi,
>> I was contacted to advertise the idea of organizing a
>> Free Software GIS/Geodata/OSGeo session at
>> Geoscience World Congress 2008 - 33rd IGC
>> While 2008 is far away, the deadline for proposing sessions
>> is end of *this* month. From a draft proposal by Henning Lorenz
>> I have made a wiki page:
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/OSGeo_at_IGC2008
>> My name therein is a placeholder so far. We should
>> now discuss if and how to participate and improve the
>> Wiki page (I assume OSGeo presence there).
>> Best,
>> Markus
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> Teknillinen Korkeakoulu / Helsinki University of Technology
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