[OSGeo-Discuss] First FOSS4G event in the Philippines at PhilGEOS 2012

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Nov 26 06:12:31 PST 2012

Hi Maning,

Excellent news and congrats to all organisors, speakers and  participants for the success of the first FOSS4G event in the Philippines.

Best wishes,


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Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] First FOSS4G event in the Philippines at PhilGEOS 2012

Dear list,

We had our very first FOSS4G event in the Philippines.  The FOSS4G workshops was not part of the original schedule of activities but we were able to "hitchhike" a pre-conference day for the workshops. ;)

Short summary:

OSGEO Philippines (OSGeo-PH), the University of Philippines Department of Geodetic Engineering (UPD-GE), OpenStreetMap Philippines (OSM-PH) and the Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC) organized a series of pre-symposium workshops showcasing free and open source technologies at the PhilGEOS 2012 last November 23-24, 2012 at Melchor Hall University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City (map).

This is our first FOSS4G event in the Philippines. Over 60 participants joined 8 workshops and 3 lightning talks. The OSGeo Live project was also presented in one of the parallel technical sessions in the main conference. Likewise, an exhibit booth was installed during the PhilGEOS conference for OSGeo and OpenStreetMap. Over ~50 OSGeo Live DVDs were handed out to conference participants.

More info here: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Philippines/philgeos2012


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