Tag Archives: OSGeo

Batch geonews: LiDAR Standards Woes, Maps on Apple Watch, Esri Maps for Office 3, and much more

Here’s the recent geonews in batch mode. On the open source / open data front: Registration is open for the FOSS4G-Europe conference in Como, Italy, July 14-17 Anyone can now register to the FOSS4G in Seoul September 14-19 The OSGeo and the ISPRS signed a MoU You can sign the Open Letter of the Need for Open Standards ...

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pycsw Graduates OSGeo Incubation

OSGeo is pleased to announce that the pycsw project has graduated from incubation and is now a full fledged OSGeo project. Angelos Tzotsos, a long time member of the pycsw Project Steering Committee (PSC) has been appointed as project officer.  The full post is available on the OSGeo website. The project powers numerous high profile activities such as US data/geoplatform, ...

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New stable release: GRASS GIS 7.0.0

The GRASS GIS Development team has announced the release of the new major version GRASS GIS 7.0.0. This version provides many new functionalities including spatio-temporal database support, image segmentation, estimation of evapotranspiration and emissivity from satellite imagery, automatic line vertex densification during reprojection, more LIDAR support and a strongly improved graphical user interface experience. GRASS GIS 7.0.0 also offers significantly ...

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Slashgeo is a proud media partner of FOSS4G-Europe

We are happy to inform you that Slashgeo will be a proud media partner of the upcoming second edition of the FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software For Geospatial) Europe Conference conference held at Politecnico di Milano – Como Campus, Italy, from July 14 through 17!   The conference will bring together some of the most fervent developers, users and promoters ...

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FOSS4G-Asia: Day 2

On Day 2 at FOSS4G-Asia, keynote speakers presents the evolution of their overall Open source community (ex. Thailand, Japan). Thailand presents how its annual Open Source Software Festival that is held there since 1999 became the root of its movement and Japan OSGeo show that Chapter funded by companies as a way of sustainable solution to support local OSGeo organisation. Maria ...

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FOSS4G-Asia program and speakers

Next week on December 2nd FOSS4G-Asia will be held in Thailand. This second edition is having a nice mix of open source innovative technologies, SDI development, community-based projects, used-case and open data initiatives based on OSGeo software. Slashgeo as media partners of the event will published post on what will be discuss and present at this unique event. A long ...

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Seoul to host FOSS4G conference in

“Toward Diversity! FOSS4G Bigbang in Seoul!!” Seoul (South Korea) selected to host the international conference for “Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial” (FOSS4G). The OSGeo Korean Chapter is pleased to announce that we have been selected to host the FOSS4G international conference. The conference ...

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FOSS4G Workshop Proposal Reminder and Opening Keynote

March 13,                                         

Portland, Oregon, USA


FOSS4G announces Mike Bostock as keynote speaker


We are pleased to announce that Mike Bostock will be featured as the opening keynote speaker for FOSS4G.

Bostock designs interactive graphics for The New York Times. He is also the author of D3.js, a popular open-source library for visualizing data using web standards, and TopoJSON , an extension to GeoJSON that encodes topology.

D3.js is one of the most exciting visualization technologies to appear recently, and we're very excited to have Mike at FOSS4G. You can see some of his work at his website and be sure to check out his numerous elegant D3.js examples.

Workshop proposal reminder
Workshop Proposals are due March 15th, just a couple of days away. We've had lots of great submissions, but would love to have yours, too. Workshops are always very popular, and are a great way to introduce people to your work. No project or idea is too small to be worth submitting.

Read the Call for Workshops  or go right to the submission page


About FOSS4G


The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions, and cooperation, FOSS4G participants create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, and protocols.


FOSS4G has been held all over the world and draws attendees from over 40 countries. Nottingham, England hosted the conference in. In, Portland, Oregon, USA will host FOSS4G’s tenth year.


Conference Dates


Sep 8th-9th: Workshops

Sep 10th-12th: Main Conference

Sep 13th: Code Sprint


About OSGeo

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) was founded to support and build the highest-quality open source geospatial software. The foundation's goal is to encourage the use and collaborative development of community-led projects, data development and education. Many projects live under the OSGeo umbrella, including FOSS4G.


About PDX OSGeo - Portland Area and Oregon OSGeo Chapter

The PDX-OSGeo chapter of OSGeo has been meeting, discussing and promoting the use of open source geospatial technology. Chapter members often organize or present on open source software at regional geospatial conferences. PDX is the airport code and like the PDX airport, the group has a wide catchment area.




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FOSS4G-Europe Welcoming Contributions

Independent software developers, scientists, industry experts, and agency representatives will come to meet at the FOSS4-Europe conference held in Bremen, Germany from July 15 to 17. Contributions can now be submitted on the conference website until April 15.

Under this year’s motto “Independent Innovation for INSPIRE, Big Data and citizen participation” the conference series FOSS4G-Europe (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial - Europe) is uniting the GIS community from a broad spectrum of fields like geodesy, geo information, land management, and remote sensing. Industry and public authorities are expressly invited as they increasingly realize value and economic potential of free and open source products.

Several additional events make the FOSS4G-Europe in Bremen a unique event. A public viewing of the soccer World Championship final will kick off a week packed with events. The week will open with a workshop “Big Geo Data & INSPIRE” especially targeted at public authorities. INSPIRE Annex II and III will be discussed in relation to the pertaining standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium. Canadian Jeff McKenna, President of the OSGEO Foundation, will open the event with his keynote talk. As a charter member McKenna has got involved with spreading and usage of open-source software for geo information systems for many years. In a plenary, the winners of the international academic NASA World Wind Challenge Europe programming contest will be announced and honored at the conference.

Being in the tradition of the worldwide FOSS4G conference series, this event will bring together open-source experts and enthusiasts from all over Europe and beyond creating a unique, visionary atmosphere.

Conference Dates:

General presentations and workshops:

  • Abstract submission: apr-15
  • Review notification: apr-30
  • Conference: jul-13

Scientific Track:

  • Abstract submission: apr-15
  • Full paper submission: apr-22
  • Review notification: may-15
  • Camera ready version: jun-15
  • Conference: jul-13

Early bird registration deadline: may-22


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Open Geospatial Science & Applications” webinar series

The ICA-OSGeo Lab Network and MundoGeo are now pleased to inform the inaugural webinar of  “Open Geospatial Science & Applications” webinar series on 18th October. The webinars will be open and free to all on first come register basis.

The first webinar will be on  "OSGeo Live for Education"  by  Jeremy Morley (University of Nottingham).  This first webinar will address the theme "OSGeo Live for Education". With free registration, this event is appropriate for all who are interested in knowing more about the ICA-OSGeo Lab Network and its education activities. In addition to giving an overview of OSGeo Live , Jeremy will be sharing his experiences of using the OSGeo Live system for his MSc teaching in GIS at the University of Nottingham.

OSGeo Live 7.0 features more than fifty open source, standards compliant geospatial desktop applications, web applications and frameworks. A complete installation kit and high-quality sample data in multiple industry standard formats are included. It is composed entirely of free software, allowing it to be freely distributed, duplicated and passed around. 

Attendees will be able to interact with the speakers by sending their comments and questions through chat. All attendees of this web seminar will receive certificates for their participation.

Webinar:       OSGeo Live for Education

Date:    Friday, October 18

Time:   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM GMT

Reserve your Webinar place now at:

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

The schedule of  webinars for this year are:

Oct 18th  – OSGeo Live for Education (Jeremy Morley, University of Nottingham)

Nov 7th  – Open Geo Science (Patrick Bell et al, British Geological Survey)

Dec 10th, – Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Applications (FOSS4G): A mature alternative in the geospatial technologies arena ( Maria Brovelli and Rafael Moreno)


The webinars will also be recorded for the benefit of the wider community and made available at MundoGeo website and our new “Geo for All” website that the University of Southampton are now building (to be launched next week ).


For those of you who are new the ICA-OSGeo Education initiative Dr. Tuong Thuy Vu did an excellent presentation on "Open Source Geospatial Software, Education and Research" at Asia Geospatial Forum in Kuala Lumpur last month which is at

It is a really good overview especially for those who are new to the initiative and wish to establish Open Source Geospatial Labs in their universities to understand what we are doing and join our expanding network.

All are welcome.

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