The OSGeo Foundation is pleased and proud to announce that the GeoNode project has graduated from incubation and is now a full fledged OSGeo project. Jeffrey Johnson, a long time member of the GeoNode Project Steering Committee (PSC) has been appointed as Project Officer.
GeoNode is a web-based application and platform for developing geospatial information systems (GIS) and for deploying spatial data infrastructures (SDI). It is designed to be extended and modified, and can be integrated into existing platforms. Geonode is Open Source, released under an GPL license, and runs on all major platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X).
The project powers numerous global initatives such as, WorldMao (http://worldmap.harvard.edu/), MapStory (http://www.mapstory.org/), Risiko/SAFE, UN World Food Program (http://geonode.wfp.org/), EU JRC (http://geonode.jrc.ec.europa.eu/) and more (see http://geonode.org/gallery/).
Graduating incubation includes fulfilling requirements for open community operation, a responsible project governance model, code provenance, and general good project operation. Graduation is the OSGeo seal of approval for a project and gives potential users and the community at large an added confidence in the viability and safety of the project.
The GeoNode Project Officer, Jeffrey Johnson says, "The entire GeoNode Development team is delighted to have our project join the ranks of leading Open Source GIS software and become part of the OSGeo family. We look forward to working with OSGeo to further the adoption of these tools around the world."
David Bitner, mentor of the incubation process says: "As the mentor for the GeoNode incubation process, it is exciting to welcome the entire GeoNode team as an official OSGeo project. It has been exciting to work with such a vibrant and diverse community through the incubation process. I look forward to seeing the continued growth of the project for many years to come."
OSGeo and Geonode PSC would also like to thank Jody Garnett and Angelos Tzotsos for their assistance during this incubation process.
Congratulations to the GeoNode community!
President, OSGeo Foundation
Dates: 27 to 28 October 2016
Location: Ciudad Universitaria Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Lima, Perú
The aim of the Third Conference for the Software free geoespatial - III FOSS4G Peru 2016, is to consolidate the Peruvian Geomatic and academic relationship, technical, research, production and services with information technology from different fields knowledge, from a critical and reflective perspective on environmental, urban problems, rural areas, risk management, climate change and the use of geotechnologies as Geomatica- Geotechnologies-Geotics- GeoWeb - GeoApps and its application in public policies and access to information Peruvian citizens that are essential for the strategic planning of social, economic development and the pursuit of productive diversity with added value to our raw materials that we miss so much today.
The Conference III FOSS4G Peru 2016 will be a platform for professionals Peruvian Geomatic which will serve to exchange thoughts with contributions from high theoretical and methodological level, the creation of models, prototypes and open source software of the various investigations carried out the geomatics or professionals who are in the work of the technologies of the world, Latin American or Peruvian geographic information.
Please visit http://www.foss4g-asia.org/2017/ and give it a wide publicity.
Students can apply for registration waiver.
Submit an Abstract by 25th October (full paper not required). There will be very informative workshop on hands on training which will be announced soon. Confirmed workshops so far:
- Mobile-GIS an End to End solution
- The cream of Qgis, by an expert in the field
- Web-GIS with Open Tools
Codesprint: Participate in the code-sprint where young programmers will solve and add code.
Greetings from OSGeo India,
Secretary, OSGeo India
Call for Presentations
FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event bringing together about 5000 developers in Brussels, Belgium. The goal is to provide open source software developers and communities a place to meet and share thoughts. The participation is free of charge, although donations are welcome. The next edition will take place on 4 - 5 February 2017. For the third (!) time there will be a Geospatial devroom and will be happening on Sunday 5/2/2017!
Geospatial technologies and mapping used to be specialist work, but nowadays location and maps are becoming part of many projects/applications, which usually use only a small subset of the possibilities the data and software offer.
The geospatial devroom is the place to talk about open, geo-related data and software and their ecosystem. This includes standards and tools, e.g. for spatial databases, and online mapping, geospatial services, used for collecting, storing, delivering, analysing, and visualizing purposes.
We welcome submissions about:
- Web and desktop GIS applications;
- Collaborative editing / versioning of geodata and metadata;
- Interoperable geospatial web services and specifications;
- Collection of data using sensors / UAVs / satellites;
- Geo-analytic algorithms / libraries;
- Geospatial extensions for classical databases (indexes, operations) and dedicated databases;
- Big geodata, scalable GIS applications;
- Volunteered Geographic information - Crowdsourced geodata.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL FOR A TALK
Are you thrilled to present your work to other open source developers? Would you like to run a discussion? Any other ideas?
Please submit your proposal at:
Make sure to select the 'Geospatial devroom' as 'Track'. If you have an account from previous years, you should be using the same.
Please specify in the notes if you prefer for your presentation either a short timeslot (lightning talks ~10 minutes) or a long timeslot (20 minutes presentation + discussion). However, note that time slots are indicative and will be assigned according to the timing of the session.
The DEADLINE for submissions is Thursday 1st December 2016.
Notification of acceptance will be sent to the Authors by 11/12/2016 at the latest.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the organisers of the devroom at fosdem-geospatial at gisky.be!
Want to know what FOSDEM geospatial is like? Check out the videos and the presentations of our previous two editions: [1,2]
Johan Van de Wauw
Margherita Di Leo
Dear OSGeo community,
we are glad to announce that the FOSS4G-Europe 2017 will be held in Marne-La-Valée in France from July 19 to 21.
The schedule is as follow:
- July 18th: Workshops
- July from 19th to 21th : Conference
- July 22th: Code Sprint
In case you are willing to help in the organization, please feel free to add your name on this page.
More informations to come soon, by now make sure to save the date!
The FOSS4G-Europe 2017 LOC
Today the OSGeo family welcomes many new passionate leaders from around the world, having recently elected new charter and board members in the 2016 election.
33 charter members have been added to the OSGeo foundation, bringing the total number of OSGeo charter members to 312. The breakdown by region of charter members shows the great diversity of the OSGeo foundation:
- Europe & Central Asia (165)
- North America (75)
- East Asia & Pacific (37)
- Latin America & Caribbean (16)
- South Asia (14)
- Sub-Saharan Africa (4)
The OSGeo foundation is extremely happy to welcome new members to the Board of Directors, Maria Antonia Brovelli and Angelos Tzotsos, as well as returning members Vasile Craciunescu and Michael Smith. Also thank you to the past board members Dirk Frigne and Massimiliano Cannata for their contributions.
The complete OSGeo Board of Directors for 2016/2017 is:
- Maria Antonia Brovelli (Italy)
- Vasile Craciunescu (Romania)
- Jody Garnett (Canada)
- Anita Graser (Austria)
- Helena Mitasova (United States)
- Venkatesh Raghavan (Japan)
- Sanghee Shin (South Korea)
- Michael Smith (United States)
- Angelos Tzotsos (Greece)
The OSGeo family grows stronger today!