The OSGeo Board Election for 2010 has begun. The first stage is the nomination of candidates for the board. Board membership is for a two year term, and half the Board is refreshed each year. This year there are four seats up for election.
Anyone can submit a Board nomination, however only Charter Members are eligible to serve on the Board. The complete list of charter members is available by from
A new charter member intake process will be run later this year.
Please submit your nominations, consisting of name and a paragraph describing why you think this person would make a good Board member, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that your nominee is actually willing to serve, prior to nominating them.
The nomination period will close at midnight Thursday 12th August 2010, and will be followed by a one-week voting period.
OSGeo Chief Returning Officer (2010)
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation would like to open nominations for the 2010 Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software.
The Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software (GFOSS) will be given to individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the GFOSS community. Recipients of the award will have contributed significantly through their activities to advance open source ideals in the geospatial realm.
Sol Katz was an early pioneer of GFOSS and left behind a large body of work in the form of applications, format specifications, and utilities while at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. This early GFOSS archive provided both source code and applications freely available to the community. Sol was also a frequent contributor to many geospatial list
servers, providing much guidance to the geospatial community at large.
Sol unfortunately passed away in 1999 from Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, but his legacy lives on in the open source world. Those interested in making a donation to the American Cancer Society, as per Sol's family's request, can do so at cancer.org.
Nominations for the Sol Katz Award should be sent to SolKatzAward@osgeo.org with a description of the reasons for this nomination. Nominations will be accepted until 23:59 UTC on August 20th. A recipient will be decided from the nomination list by an OSGeo designated selection committee.
The winner of the Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software will be announced on September 9th at the FOSS4G 2010 conference closing plenary in Barcelona, Spain. The hope is that the award will both acknowledge the work of community members, and pay tribute to one of its founders, for years to come.
It should be noted that past awardees and selection committee members are not eligible.
- 2009: Daniel Morissette
- 2008: Paul Ramsey
- 2007: Steve Lime
- 2006: Markus Neteler
- 2005: Frank Warmerdam
- Jeff McKenna (chair)
- Daniel Morissette
- Frank Warmerdam
- Markus Neteler
- Steve Lime
- Paul Ramsey
- Sophia Parafina
Barcelona, Spain. 9 June 2010. http://2010.foss4g.org
If you plan to come to Barcelona, Spain for the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference in Semptember this year, then you best register right now, as early bird registration ends this Tuesday 15 June 2010.
FOSS4G is the international Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference, which comes to Barcelona, Spain, 6-9 September 2010. FOSS4G offers presentations, workshops, tutorials and a code sprint. It is presented by the world's best Developers, Policy Makers, Sponsors and Geospatial Professionals and includes the latest geospatial applications, standards, government programs, business processes and case studies. Topics include mobile platforms, location based applications, crowd sourcing, cloud computing, development, spatial standards, integration of cross-agency data, Spatial Data Infrastructures, Sensor Webs, Web Processing Services, Integration of Open Source and Proprietary Software and more.
The selected presentations and posters are available at:
- 15 Jun 2010, Early registration deadline
- 15 Jul 2010, Full Paper (Academic Track) submission deadline
- Aug 2010, Completed program available
- 6-7 Sep 2010, FOSS4G Workshops
- 7-9 Sep 2010, FOSS4G Presentations and Tutorials
- 10 Sep 2010, FOSS4G Code Sprint
- Prodevelop http://www.prodevelop.es
- Camptocamp http://www.camptocamp.com
- Geocat http://www.geocat.net
- GeoSparc http://www.geosparc.com
- ICC http://www.icc.cat
- Geo-Solutions.it http://www.geo-solutions.it
- MapGears http://www.mapgears.com
- Spatialytics http://www.spatialytics.com
- Vizzuality http://www.vizzuality.com
- Terrestris.de http://www.terrestris.de
- SIGTE http://www.sigte.udg.edu
- Omniscale http://omniscale.de/en/
- Nexus Geografics http://www.nexusgeografics.com
- Directions Magazine http://www.directionsmag.com
- Linux Magazine http://www.linux-magazine.es
- Slashgeo http://www.slashgeo.org
- Vector 1 Media http://www.vector1media.com
- Geodezia.org http://www.geodezia.org
- Baliz Media http://www.baliz-media.com
- Gaceta Tecnológica http://www.gacetatecnologica.com
For more information or to keep informed from the FOSS4G Organising Committee, join our email list at:
Our twitter feed at:
Lorenzo Becchi, Chair of the FOSS4G Organising Committee
l b e c c h i @ o s g e o . o r g
At FOSS4G 2010 the community and conference registrants will have an opportunity to read through and score potential presentations prior to the selection of the final conference program.
There is enough room in the conference schedule for 120 presentations. The conference committee will use the aggregate scores from the community review process to help choose which presentations to accept, and to assign presentations to appropriately sized rooms.
The top quoted presentations will receive a special attention from the organization.
Please follow this link to express your opinion: http://2010.foss4g.org/review/
Thank you to all students who applied for placements in 2010 Google Summer of Code with us! From the 50 good proposals, you can now see the list of the final 10 selected applications. We are very proud to have such a high caliber of select projects.
Now begins the community bonding period, where the selected students get to know their projects even better.
OSGeo GSoC 2010 Administrator
The 2.9 release adds a number of important features, the full list of which can be found in the Release Notes, at http://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/Release/2.9/Notes Some of the highlights include:
- Graticule control
- Support for image layers tiled using the Zoomify storage standard
- Atom Format
- Catalogue Services for the Web (CS-W) Format
- Refresh strategy for vector layers
- Basic Sensor Observation Service (SOS) support
- TransformFeature control
- WMS 1.3 support
- a lot of memory leaks were fixed
... and many other new features and bug fixes that you can see detailed in the release notes linked above.
For information on possible changes that will need to be made between this version of OpenLayers and previous versions, please look at the Release notes, available at the Release Notes information.