Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Open Source GIS Conference - OSGIS 2011

The annual Open Source GIS Conference - OSGIS 2011 Conference is being hosted by the Centre for Geospatial Science at Nottingham University on June 21-22nd.

Registrations close on 31st May.

The OSGIS conference series has a strong international focus and takes a holistic approach in bringing together speakers and delegates from government, academe, industry and open source communities. High profile speakers from all over the world are invited for giving presentations and running hands-on workshops for the conference series.

The key aims of OSGIS conference series are:

1. to hear presentations from government, academic, industry and policy makers on open source, open standards and open data geospatial technologies
2. to provide platform to network and develop ideas for future collaborative work in open source GIS
3. to understand current developments in open source GIS
4. to act as a focus for open source, open standards, open data GIS research

OSGIS 2011 Keynote address - "Open Source Geospatial Business Intelligence"- Professor Thierry Badard (Laval University, Canada)

"Open Nottingham- Knowledge without borders" -Professor Christine Ennew (Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Nottingham) & Prof. Wyn Morgan (University of Nottingham)

"The impact of open data, open source software and open standards on the evolution of National SDIs" -Professor Mike Jackson, Director, Centre for Geospatial Science

OGC-OSGeo Interoperability Day (Organised by Tyler Mitchell, Executive Director, Open Source Geospatial Foundation)

Confirmed workshops for Interoperability Day on 21 June 2011:

Consuming and Publishing Ordnance Survey Open Data with Open Source software Workshop - (Astun Technology, UK)
One Geology Workshop - (British Geological Survey)
Geoserver Workshop - (GeoSolutions, Italy)
WMS/QGIS Workshop - (Faunalia,UK)


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