Bennekom, The Netherlands, 20 March 2017 - GeoCat continues its commitment to open source with a Diamond Sponsorship of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation for 2017.
This year GeoCat is supporting FOSS4G 2017 Boston, FOSS4G 2017 Europe, Spanish FOSS4G 2017, in addition to their local NL event. GeoCat staff is active in organizing conferences and community events (and has submitted workshops and presentations to the events above).
We would also like to thank GeoCat for their financial support of the OSGeo website/rebranding initiative focused on redirecting our organization towards end-user outreach.
GeoCat is a true open source company focused not just on their own products but in fostering a healthy and supportive community:
- Provides leadership and commercial support for the GeoNetwork project
- GeoCat is sponsoring the innovative developer award at FOSS4G 2017
- GeoCat has organized the annual Bolsena Code Sprint since 2008
- GeoCat staff are active at all levels of OSGeo
OSGeo would like to thank GeoCat for their financial support and for their hard work as valued members of our community.
Established in the Netherlands in 2007 by GeoNetwork founder Jeroen Ticheler, GeoCat is a strong open source supporter offering customized software and services making geospatial data sharing easier and more efficient than ever. GeoCat builds sustainable INSPIRE compliant applications following the Free and Open Source Software philosophy and open standards as well as a Bridge to proprietary GIS software to enable hybrid infrastructures. GeoCat provides successful consulting services and products that contributed to the development of organization, national and international Spatial Data Infrastructures for The Netherlands, Swiss, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Scotland, Canada, EEA, ESTAT, JRC, ESA and many others.
About the Foundation
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation is not-for-profit organization to foster global adoption of open source geospatial technology. OSGeo serves as an outreach and advocacy organization providing financial, organizational and legal support for the open source geospatial community.
the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) is a concept to model a continuum of people-to-land relationships in informal environments. Legacy cadastre and land registry software from the developed world has proven to lack flexibility and literally does not meet the bill, financially.
The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) has closed this gap by developing fit-for-purpose STDM software tools under an Open Source license based on well known core technology including QGIS, PostGIS, GDAL/OGR and Sahana Eden. To further extend the functionality of these tools and also to improve the know-how in the region, GLTN organizes a code sprint.
The code sprint is free of cost to attend thanks to the kind sponsorship of GLTN and OSGeo. A formal application is required including a CV and a list of practical experience in the field. Find more details here:
There are limited travel grants available for applicants who fit the profile and preferably come from Africa, Asia, and South America. Application closes on March 31st. Register here: http://bit.ly/stdm-code-sprint
Please apply soon, seats are limited. This is hot. With FOSS4G 2018 coming up in Africa we really, really want to support and grow the African OSGeo Local Chapter!
Please feel free to forward to your domain, we are trying to avoid lots of cross postings.
Considered keywords include: land innformation, land administration, cadastre, social tenure, land rights, open source GIS, QGIS, PostGIS, LADM.
Thank you and best regards,
(OSGeo GLTN Liaison Officer, Organizer)
After the successful first gvSIG Festival in the last year, the virtual gvSIG conference, a second edition will be held this year, in May 16th and 17th. The novelty of this year is that users can send their proposals about projects done with gvSIG, that will convert this initiative in a more global and open event.
This event is free of charge and completely online, through the webinar service of the gvSIG Association, with the advantage to count with speakers from different countries and where users and developers from any part of the world can hold them.
If you have done any project with gvSIG and you want to present it at the gvSIG Festival, you can send a summmary to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org, explaining the project. The summary will have no more than 300 words, it has to be written in Spanish or English, and you have to indicate the title and the language of the presentation.
Once the program is configured it will be published at the event website, and registrations will be opened.
More info at http://www.gvsig.com/festival
Dear OSGeo community,
We are proud to announce that OSGeo has been selected as a mentor organization for the 2017 edition of GSoC! See all selected orgs here.
From now until March 20, potential student participants are invited to discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations/OSGeo’s projects (see the detailed timeline.
Once we have verified the correspondence between the mentors and the idea, we will proceed to appointing them in our wiki page and connect the mentors to the OSGeo organization on the Google website, from which it’ll be possible for the mentors to evaluate the proposals. Mentors: please offer guidance to the students that contact your software communities, and offer them a code challenge in line with the project that they want to apply for.
Would-be students: please read carefully the recommendations and browse the ideas page.
All: please subscribe the soc mailing list.
The OSGeo GSoC Team
registration open now for our International Summer School organized by Spatial Ecology (http://www.spatial-ecology.net) held at the Univ. of Basilicata, in the magnificent town Matera, Italy.
Geocomputation using free and Open Source Software (19th-23th June 2017)
A 5 days intense experience opening new horizons on the use of the vast potentials of Linux environment and the command line approach for data processing using Bash, AWK, Python, GRASS, QGIS, GDAL/OGR, R, PKtools, OpenForis. We will guide newbies and experienced GIS users who have never used a command line terminal to a stage which will allow them to understand and apply very advanced open source data processing routines. Our focus is to enhance a self-learning approach. This allows participants to keep on progressing and improving their skills in a continuously evolving technological environment.
More information and registration:
- http://www.facebook.com/spatialecology > see events
- twitter: @BigDataEcology
Spatial Ecology – Team
The 25th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on
Advances in Geographic Information Systems
(ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2017)
Tuesday November 7 - Friday November 10, 2017
Los Angeles, California, USA
The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2017 (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2017) is the twenty-fifth 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). Researchers, students, and practitioners are invited to submit their contributions to ACM
Call for Papers:
Abstract Submission: June 6, 2017 (midnight PT)
Paper Submission: June 13, 2017 (midnight PT)
Preliminary Reviews Available: July 24, 2017
Author Responses: July 27, 2017
Acceptance Notification: August 17, 2017
Paper Submission Site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acmsigspatial2017
The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2017 (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2017) is the twenty fifth 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). Researchers, students, and practitioners are invited to submit their contributions to ACM SIGSPATIAL 2017.
Suggested Geospatial-related topics include but are not limited to the following:
Cartography and Geodesy
Computer Graphics Applications
Computer Vision Applications
Distributed and Parallel Algorithms
Geographic Information Retrieval
Geospatial Architectures and Middleware
GPU and Novel Hardware Solutions
Human Computer Interaction and Visualization
Image and Video Understanding
Location Privacy, Data Sharing and Security
Mobile Systems and Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
Object Tracking and RFIDs
Spatial Analysis and Integration
Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Data Acquisition
Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis
Spatial Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Spatial Data Quality and Uncertainty
Spatial Data Structures and Algorithms
Spatial Data Warehousing, OLAP, and Decision Support
Spatial Information and Society
Spatial Modeling and Reasoning
Spatial Query Processing and Optimization
Spatio-Temporal Data Management
Spatio-Temporal Sensor Networks
Spatio-Temporal Stream Processing
Standardization and Interoperability
Storage and Indexing
Urban and Environmental Planning
Visual Languages and Querying
Web and Real-Time Applications
Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template. It is important that
previous related work (especially appearing in prior editions of the ACM SIGSPATIAL Conference and the ACM SIGSPATIAL workshops/symposia) be appropriately cited. All submissions will be refereed for quality, originality, and relevance by the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be considered for “Best Paper Award.”
Authors are invited to submit full, original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum. Submissions are limited to 10 pages. In addition to the regular full-length papers, the Program Committee may accept some as poster papers that will be requested to be shortened to 4 pages. Both full and poster papers will appear in the conference proceedings.
Industrial Experience and Systems Papers
Industrial experience and systems papers are invited that describe original industrial experiences, challenges, and applications, as well as systems to be presented during the conference. Industrial Experience and Systems paper submissions are limited to 10 pages—append “(Industrial Paper)” or “(Systems Paper)” to the title as is appropriate. Accepted Industrial Experience and Systems papers will appear in the conference proceedings.
Authors are invited to submit demo papers describing original demonstrations to be presented at the conference. Submissions are limited to 4 pages—append “(Demo Paper)” to the title. Accepted demo papers will appear in the conference proceedings.
Authors are invited to submit vision papers describing visionary ideas to be presented at the conference. Submissions are limited to 4 pages—append “(Vision Paper)” to the title. Accepted vision papers will appear in the conference proceedings. Awards in the amount of $1,000, $750, and $500 are expected to be provided to the first, second, and third best vision papers.
Registration and Presentation
At least one author per accepted research, industrial experience and systems, demonstration, or vision paper must register and attend the conference to present the accepted submission. Otherwise, the accepted submission will not appear in the published conference proceedings or in the ACM Digital Library version of the conference proceedings.
One-day workshops will be held on Tuesday November 7, 2017. Workshop proposals are to be submitted in PDF format to the Workshops Chairs. The proceedings of the workshops will appear in the ACM Digital Library. All proposers and organizers of accepted workshops must register for the workshop or the workshop will be canceled. Workshop proposal submission deadline is May 1, 2017.
The ACM SIGSPATIAL CUP 2017, with prizes, is a geospatial-focused algorithm competition.
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