June 29 is the close of the Call for Presentations for FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial). If you plan on giving a 25 minute presentation at FOSS4G, make sure you get your abstract in before the deadline!
FOSS4G 2007 presentations are 25 minute talks, with 5 minute question and answer sessions at the end. Presentations cover the use or development of open source geospatial software. Anyone can can submit a presentation proposal and take part in the conference as a presenter.
Some topics of interest for this year are:
- Case Studies: Relate the experiences of you and your organization using open source geospatial. Where do things work well? Poorly? What problems did you solve, and at what cost? What do you recommend for others? Why?
- Benchmarks: Comparisons between pieces of geospatial software. How do features compare? Speed? Ease of use? What do you recommend for others?
- Visualization: Tell about your tips and tricks for effective visualization. How do you present information in a compelling way? 3D? Cartographic tricks? Labelling and naming ideas? Graphs and hybrid map/data combinations?
- Development: What are the new developments in your open source geospatial software product? How does it work, how do people use it, what are the technical issues you are running into?
- Hacks and Mashing: Have you put together something novel or cool this year? What did you stick together, how did it work, show us your gizmo!
- Collaboration: What techniques are you using to improve collaboration between organizations and between individuals. Public geodata, collaborative data collection, data sharing, open standards, de facto standards, and more!
If you have an open source geospatial story to tell, we want to hear it!
Looking to show off your project in a short format venue? Check out the demo theater! Note that space is limited, and sponsors get first priority for slots.