[Fossgis-talk] 2011 FOSS4G Call for Papers is open

Astrid Emde astrid.emde at wheregroup.com
Mo Feb 28 08:09:50 CET 2011

Open Source Geospatial Conference Calls for Speakers
Education for All Levels of Ability and Experience

DENVER, Feb. 22, 2011 -- The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial
(FOSS4G) conference is reaching out to speakers interested in presenting at
2011 conference that will be held Sept. 12 - 16 in Denver, CO, USA. FOSS4G
the premier international conference focused on open source geospatial
software. The open source geospatial toolset is mature with enterprise-class
deployments across the globe at all levels of enterprise for a wide variety

Users and developers are encouraged to present their latest projects and
software development work to demonstrate the power of open source geospatial
solutions. The organizers are looking for a good mix of content for all
of ability and experience with open source. In addition to high-caliber
sessions for developers, there are plans for several workshops and sessions
that will welcome non-technical decision makers to the power, capability and
compelling business case for open source geospatial software.

Presentation topics will include case studies of open source applications,
benchmarks of performance between different components, visualization tips
tricks, and new tool developments, hacks and mashups. In addition to the
focus on free and open source software, this year’s conference will also
feature a major focus on free and open data. Content may cover systems that
solely open source or a combination of open and closed source solutions.

Sessions will run in seven concurrent tracks with space for around 135
presentations in both a regular program and an academic program.
will either fill 30-minute slots with time for questions or 5-minute
talks. Proposals can be submitted online at http://2011.foss4g.org/program/.

There is pent up demand in the North American market for this content given
growth in open source geospatial solutions and the fact that this is the
time this international event will return to a North American venue in four
years. “With the current strong interest in open source geospatial
we anticipate an attendance of around a thousand people” said Peter Batty,
conference committee chair and vice president of geospatial technology at
Ubisense, Inc. “We have a great venue and an experienced organizing team,
believe this will be one of the premier geospatial events of 2011.”

This year’s FOSS4G event is also adjacent to State of the Map, the annual
international conference focused on OpenStreetMap, the wiki-style creatorand
provider of free geographic data that has recently garnered corporate
from both MapQuest and Microsoft. The ability to attend both events with one
trip to Denver in September makes for a great opportunity to learn about the
latest developments in the geospatial industry.

The event already has strong support, with major sponsors that include Esri,
Google, OpenGeo, MapQuest, Newmont and Safe Software. Bronze sponsors
CamptoCamp, EOX, GeoCat, GeoIQ, GeoSolutions, Korem, MapGears, Metaspatial,
Oracle Spatial, Spatial Networks and Terrestris. You can view an updated
of sponsors at http://2011.foss4g.org/sponsors.

About FOSS4G
FOSS4G is the global conference focused on Free and Open Source Software for
Geospatial that is organized by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation
with support from an all-volunteer organizing committee and professional
conference management from the Geospatial Information Technology Association
(GITA). The 2011 FOSS4G event in Denver marks the first North American event
four years, with the prior three events taking place in Barcelona, Sydney
Cape Town.

SOURCE FOSS4G Organizing Committee

http://2011.foss4g.org/ FOSS4G Denver 2011
http://www.osgeo.org/ Open Source Geospatial Foundation
http://stateofthemap.org/ State of the Map Conference
http://www.gita.org/ Geospatial Information Technology Association

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Astrid Emde

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