The early registration and hotel reservation cutoff dates for ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016 are fast approaching.
The early registration deadline is September Oct 13, 2016, and the hotel reservation cutoff date is October 9, 2016.
Register and reserve soon to enjoy the discounted registration and hotel rates before they go up:
24th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on
Advances in Geographic Information Systems
(ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016)
Oct 31-Nov 3, 2016 -- San Francisco, USA
Call for Participation
*Early Registration by September 29, 2016 (midnight PT)
The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic
Information Systems 2016 (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016) is the twenty-fourth event in a
series of symposia and workshops that began in 1993 with the aim of bringing
together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners in relation to novel
systems based on geo-spatial data and knowledge, and fostering interdisciplinary
discussions and research in all aspects of geographic information systems. The
conference provides a forum for original research contributions covering all
conceptual, design, and implementation aspects of geospatial data ranging from
applications, user interfaces, and visualization to data storage and query
processing and indexing. The conference is the premier annual event of the ACM
Special Interest Group on Spatial Information (ACM SIGSPATIAL).
List of accepted papers: http://sigspatial2016.sigspatial.org/accepted-papers/
List of affiliated workshops: http://sigspatial2016.sigspatial.org/workshops/
Venue and Accommodations:
Travel Grants for Graduate and Undergraduate Students:
Mohamed Ali, University of Washington, Tacoma, USA
Shawn Newsam, University of California, Merced, USA
Program Committee Chairs
Siva Ravada, Oracle Corporation, USA
Matthias Renz, George Mason University, USA
Goce Trajcevski, Northwestern University, USA
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Ahmed M. Aly
gvSIG 2.3, the new gvSIG final version, is now available to download.
This version has been a qualitative leap, because of all the improvements and novelties, in a functional level, as well as in an architecture one.
Downloads are available from the project website, and there are two distribitions: installable and portable.
Some of the main novelties of this version are the distributions for Mac and for Windows 64 bits, and in reference to the functionalities, the main new features are the PRJ file support for projections, access to Google Maps, Bing Maps or Street View, and LiDAR data support among other.
All the novelties can be consulted here.
For any error in the application, or for any doubt or question, you can send it to the mailing list, and finally, we want to tell you that your help, although it is small, can be very important to continue improving gvSIG. We encourage you to collaborate.
ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016
Student Travel Awards
NSF Travel Grants for US-based Graduate and Undergraduate Students
As part of NSF's commitment to maintain United States' research competitiveness in important areas of Science and Technology, the organizers of ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016 are pleased to announce the 2016 NSF Student Travel Grants to encourage more computer science students both at the graduate and undergraduate levels to attend and participate in the ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016 Conference. Each travel award will cover up to $1,000 USD towards conference-travel related costs. We especially encourage minority and female computer science PhD students to apply. In addition, special consideration will be given to undergraduate students actively participating in research.
SIGSPATIAL Travel Grants for International Students
The conference organizers are also making SIGSPATIAL funds available to help support the travel expenses of international students. The SIGSPATIAL Travel Grants for International Students will pay $500 USD towards conference related travel costs. Due to limited funds for this program, we will only consider undergraduates and female students for these awards.
- The applicant must be a student enrolled at a US University for the NSF Travel Grants or an International University for the SIGSPATIAL Travel Grants and pursuing a PhD degree or be a research-active M.S. or undergraduate student in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or technical field related to conference topics.
- Priority will be given to students authors with accepted papers at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016.
- The recipients must register and attend the full conference.
- The funding will be used for student travel-related support only.
- Shawn Newsam, University of California, Merced (Chair)
- Mohamed Ali, University of Washington, Tacoma
- Yan Huang, University of North Texas
The application involves two steps.
First, complete the information in the online Google form:
Second, send an email to email@example.com with a single PDF document containing:
- your CV or resume (containing your full name and e-mail address, current address and contact phone number, and current GPA in your course-work).
- a 1-paragraph statement (no more than 250 words) on how you will be participating in the conference and why attending it is important to your research, work, and/or future career.
- a budget outlining your estimated expenses to attend the conference. The budget can include (1) student early registration for the conference of $250, (2) lowest cost roundtrip airfare (for NSF grants it must be on a US carrier), (3) a (shared) room at the conference site for Sunday through Wednesday nights (up to $400). We cannot cover any meal expenses (the conference will provide breakfast and several dinners). You must provide receipts for all expenses. We will help students find roommates to share rooms. You can be reimbursed for driving instead of flying at a rate of 54 cents per mile if the cost is less than flying (you must provide documentation for reimbursement). Please indicate what other sources of funding, if any, you have to attend the conference.
- a letter of nomination from the sponsoring faculty member that specifies how much, if anything, your advisor can provide in terms of travel support.
Please note that we ask all grant recipients to volunteer for four hours at the registration desk sometime during the week. You get to pick your time slots, so you will not be forced to miss anything you want to attend.
|Application Submission:||Friday, September 23rd, 2016|
|Decisions/Notifications:||Thursday, September 29th, 2016|
|Acceptance by the recipient:||Thursday, October 6th, 2016|
(conference registration must be completed)
The winners will be notified by email and their names will be published on the conference webpage.
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Dear all, after a successful FOSS4G and northern hemisphere summer break, it's time to take the OSGeo Foundation Board Elections.
The nominations for the OSGeo Board of Directors started Wednesday 7th. Please take a minute to understand what the board actually does. A director should plan to spend several hours a week on OSGeo business in order to do a good job. The current board members will know best.
To nominate a candidate for the board please first confirm with the person that they would like to stand for election as a Board member. Then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org CCing the candidate by 12:00 GMT on Tuesday 20.09.2016 consisting of:
- name and e-mail
- current country of residence
- a paragraph describing why you think this person would make a good
Remember that only Charter Members are eligible for a seat on the Board and for voting but that *anybody* can *nominate* a board member.
Last year was asked, after public nomination, to write to the Discuss mailing list some kind of manifesto about their plans for their term. This is not mandatory at all but a good starting point for discussions and to let the community know what are your ideas about the Foundation.
One more GSoC has come to an end, with an awesome array of successful student projects:
We would like to warmly thank our mentors for the first-class support to the students, defying timezones and language hurdles, so that each student could comfortably learn and code in their chosen software project. Also, thank you to all our students for their commitment and the excellent results produced. Every year the bar is raised a notch! And last but not least, a huge thank you to Google Open Source Team, who made GSoC a reality for the 12th year in a row!
We wish all mentors a relaxing winter of code, and welcome our students to stay around and enjoy open source community, this time without deadlines :)
Until next GSoC, goodbye!
Mr. Jeff McKenna was honored today with the 2016 Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software during the FOSS4G-2016 conference in Bonn, Germany. The award was announced by Prof. Venkatesh Raghavan, President, OSGeo Foundation.
The award is presented in recognition of Jeff's deep passion for FOSS4G and relentless effort to promote OSGeo Foundation around the world. He has been involved in OSGeo since the foundation was formed in 2006. The OSGeo Foundation wishes to thank Mr. Jeff McKenna for his dedication and invaluable contributions towards furthering the goals and objectives of the OSGeo Foundation.
The Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software is awarded annually by OSGeo 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. 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.
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. In the early 80's, Sol assisted in the development of a public domain GIS package called MOSS (Map Overlay and Statistical System). This software was arguably the first open source GIS software in the world. Sol would later go on to release and maintain PC MOSS. He was also one of the first involved in public data translator utilities. Utilities that he developed for converting DEMs and reading SDTS files were contributed back to the geospatial community, and are still available today. Sol was also a frequent contributor to many geospatial list servers, providing much guidance to the geospatial community at large. Sol Katz's collection of GIS utilities at the BLM is still available at ftp://ftp.blm.gov/pub/gis/. Sadly, after fighting Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma for almost a decade, Sol died April 23, 1999 in bed. His legacy will always live on in the GFOSS world.