[OSGeo-Discuss] Announcing FOSS4G-IT 2017 in Genoa

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Tue Dec 6 07:29:42 PST 2016

And be sure to share its new home:  http://foss4g.it/   :) :)


Jeff McKenna
President Emeritus, OSGeo Foundation

On 2016-11-29 9:14 AM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> (pardon my translation below, as I may have made mistakes, trying to
> correct Google Translate ha)
> -----
> We are pleased to announce that the next Italian Conference on Software
> and Data Geographic Free and Open Source "FOSS4G-IT 2017" will take
> place in Genoa from Wednesday 8 to Saturday, February 11, 2017.
> For the first year this conference gathers together the "XVIII Meeting
> of Italian GRASS users and GFOSS" and "X GFOSS DAY".
> The purpose of the conference is two-fold: the exchange of information
> and experience between users of geographic data and software Free and
> Open Source for the treatment of geographical information (GIS or
> webGIS), and an opportunity for new or potential users to discover the
> functionalities of these systems and the availability of data, and meet
> developers and advanced users.
> The meetings are being jointly organized by the Department of Civil
> Engineering, Chemistry and Environmental (DICCA), by the Department of
> Sciences for Architecture (DSA) and the Department of Earth Sciences,
> Environment and Life (DISTAV) University of Genoa, involving staff and
> collaborators in their courses they teach and use geographic data and
> software Free and Open Source for the treatment of geographical
> information.
> The Italian Association for Geographic Information Free (GFOSS.it) will
> manage the session dedicated to the use of tools GFOSS in Public
> Administration.
> Moreover, from an idea born in the seventeenth GRASS meetings and GFOSS
> held in Parma in the current year, the GRASS and GFOSS user group has
> prepared a simple questionnaire [0] useful to collect some information
> about the use of free software and open source geographic scope by the
> Public Administration. The questionnaire will highlight fears and
> limitations of GFOSS software, but also highlight good practices and
> examples of virtuous government.
> The aim is to draw up a so-called White Paper and to present principles,
> methodology and any initial results in the session on P.A.
> The language of the conference will be Italian.
> Participation in the conference is free, but registration is required.
> The conference proceedings will be published in indexed journal, details
> of which will be provided later.
> The conference will be preceded by a day dedicated to the practical
> introduction to GFOSS systems through hands-on workshops, Wednesday
> February 8, and after the conference there will be a mapping party, on
> Saturday 11 February, organized by the Italian OpenStreetMap community.
> From Monday February 6 there will also be a GRASS Community Sprint,
> whose work will be shown Friday at the end of the conference [1].
> On the evening of February 9, will have N open dinner for participants,
> in respect of which more details will be provided at the opening of the
> conference registrations.
> Important deadlines:
> November 30, 2016 Call Opening workshop proposals (form on website)
> December 15, 2016 Deadline for submission of workshop proposals
> December 15, 2016 Registration opens and call for proposals for action
> January 10, 2017 Deadline for submission of proposed interventions
> January 25, 2017 Notice to the authors of the interventions
> January 30, 2017 Publication of the plan of remedial measures
> The event dates:
> 6-11 February 2017 GRASS Community Sprint
> February 8, 2017 Day dedicated to the Workshop
> 9-10 February 2017 Conference
> February 11, 2017 Day dedicated to OpenStreetMap
> Contacts:
> E-mail: grass.gfoss.genova at gmail.com
> Website: http://www.dicca.unige.it/geomatica/foss4git_2017/index.html
> [0] Questionnaire: https://goo.gl/forms/OjEFdD6UydgsfVhK2
> [1] Wiki GRASS Community Sprint:
> https://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Community_Sprint_Genova_2017.
> The local organizing committee
>     for DICCA: D. Sguerso, B. Federici, I. Ferrando
>     for DSA: G. Brancucci, V. Marin, P. Salmona
>     for DISTAV: M. Firpo, A. Mandarin, E. Raso
> with the support of
>     S. Campus for GFOSS.it
>     L. Delucchi for the Sprint Community
>     A. Palmas to OSMit
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