Apr 19, 2016 -- FOSS4G represents the global gathering of the Open Source Geospatial community with a deep focus on free and open source geospatial solutions under the auspices of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation - OSGeo. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, policy- and decision-makers, business representatives from a broad spectrum of organizations and professional geo-related fields.
After several months of preparations, last friday was the day we happily opened the doors of FOSS4G 2016 Bonn, Germany! From the 24th to the 26th of August hundreds (perhaps even one thousand!) users, developers, policy makers, academics from all over the world will gather in the city of Bonn to grasp the state of the art of free and open source geospatial software, to be inspired by open source software study cases and data solutions that solve real life problems and, of course, to rejoin old friends and make new ones.
Besides the key notes, the topic talks and the approx. 200 presentations clustered into the core conference you can extend your own program by joining one or more of the 40 workshops or by contributing your pieces of code or documentation to one or more of the open source geospatial projects . The conference program will be released by 1st of May.
Following the long working days of the conference, there is a a fine set of social events prepared for you to make sure your visit to the 2016 edition of the FOSS4G conference will be an unforgettable experience.
Early registration doesn't just mean you have secured your place at this remarkable event, it also helps us giving the conference its final shape. Therefore, if you register before 8th of May, we award you with a 160 euro discount. Maybe more importantly though, we have prepared a surprise for our early birds. You have the opportunity to win one of the 50 unique FOSS4G 2016 T-shirts! Will you be one of the lucky ones?
Find all the details ( 2016.foss4g.org) or point your browser straight to the registration form
This year’s FOSS4G theme, “Building bridges”, will bring together all geospatial users, developers and supporters, from professionals to absolute beginners, from business representatives to university teachers, from non-profit organizations to public institutions representatives. Furthermore, this year, FOSS4G will build bridges between geo-related communities. Our traditional FOSS4G topics will be enhanced with four key streams: Land Information, Disaster Management, Remote Sensing and Open Data.