About FOSS4G NA 2016

Fri, 2015-09-11 23:23

  • The Conference

    FOSS4G Stands for Free and Open Source Software for(4) Geospatial

    FOSS4G North America (NA) 2016 will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Conference dates are May 2 - 5, 2016.

    Conference Background

    This year's FOSS4G NA conference is yet another collaborative effort involving OSGeo and LocationTech. The conference provides opportunities for the FOSS4G community to learn, explore, share, and collaborate on the latest ideas and information.

    FOSS4G is all about community. Contributors, adopters, users, extenders, teachers, service providers, consumers and business and research organizations gather to share their expertise and learn from each other. FOSS4G delivers camaraderie and networking opportunities that lead to synergies in the community, as well as opportunities to give and receive help on specific technical issues or to generate business opportunities.

    Unlike many other conferences, the sessions and keynotes at FOSS4G North America are chosen by an independent program committee, allowing us to consistently offer a high-quality program. To contact the program committee, send us email.

    The themes for talks at FOSS4G change a little every year to include the most interesting current topics. The themes for 2016 are listed on the CFP page.

    Sponsors of FOSS4G North America have a unique opportunity to be an integral part of the entire event. The 2016 conference program will include both hands-on workshops and technical sessions on current topics pertinent to the FOSS4G community, such as web mapping, spatial databases, geoprocessing, and more.

  • Why Should You Go?

    Geospatial technology is becoming ubiquitous. At the same time, it is an area of rapid innovation. The FOSS4G program is designed to cover both areas.

    You will hear about successful industry deployments as well as the latest highly innovative research. You will meet the experts and talk to them, learn crucial skills to benefit your career, network with your peers and share your experiences.

  • Why Should You Be a Sponsor?

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