[Qgis-psc] Report back from Open GIS! conference in Moscow

Pēteris Brūns pb at sungis.lv
Tue Nov 20 09:08:38 PST 2012

Hi Alexander,

sounds great! Is somewhere in web some information, even in Russian is OK.


On 2012.11.20. 17:48, Alexander Bruy wrote:
> Hi all,
> in 17-18 November in Moscow we have first Russian Open GIS
> conference. This two days event was completely devoted to opensource
> GIS and open data. Here is some info:
>   - 230 attenders from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus
>   - about 50 (or even more, didn't count yet) organizations
>   - three parallel sections: classical GIS, OSM and web-GIS, workshops
>   - two discussions: Future of the opensource GIS in Russia and
>     Opensource GIS in Education
> The event was very interesting, inspiring and informal, but in same
> time with good organization and strict schedule, so all presentations
> and workshops were run in time.
> There is big interest in open GIS, especially QGIS, here. There are many QGIS users in different organizations and universities (some of them use it as corporate GIS or main GIS in educational process). But
> unfortunately all of them prefer to be only users and don't support
> development in any way (sharing their own docs and tutorials,
> translating, writing plugins or sponsoring/donating).
> It is very sad that only Victor Olaya was only the one developer (I mean not only QGIS but all other projects, we invited many peoples)
> from Western Europe who attend this conference. He was very popular here :-). Many peoples want to meet him and talk with him. Victor and
> me run workshop about using SEXTANTE in QGIS and friend of mine run
> another one about developing simple QGIS plugin. Both workshops were successful.
> Also I have talk about upcoming QGIS 2.0 and it's features. Now
> peoples know QGIS and its community a bit better. Hope this will raise
> interest and as result more active participation in development
> process.

Pēteris Brūns
+371 26336691
pb at sungis.lv

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