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FOSS4G2006 - Free And Open Source Software for Geoinformatics
FOSS4G2006 - Free And Open Source Software for Geoinformatics
11-15 September 2006 Lausanne, Switzerland
Open Source Geospatial Communities JOINT CONFERENCE '06

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FOSS4G2006 is a four day conference, bringing together all the Free and Open Source Software for Geoinformatics (FOSS4G) communities. The conference incorporates the OSGIS Conference, Mapserver User Meeting, GRASS Users Conference, Java oriented FOSS4G and EOGEO Workshops. Lausanne, Switzerland will host the conference, making it the first time many of these groups will meet in Europe. It builds on the the success of the Open Source Geospatial'05 conference held in Minneapolis, USA.

What will be covered?

The conference focuses on an array of open source technologies and presents how they are being used around the world. Seminars and workshops will share the theme of advancing open source GIS technology, by covering management and technical aspects as well as the latest trends.

How will it run?

The event opens with one day dedicated to workshops, followed by a joint plenary session that will set the direction of the conference. An Exhibitor showcase will run the duration of the conference. This showcase will provide government, academia, private organisations and associations with the opportunity to demonstrate their talents and educate participants about open source technologies. There will be an opportunity to mingle at evening events such as the "Meet & Greet Exhibitors" Reception and a Boat Cruise on Geneva Lake, with a dinner in the thousand year old Chillon Castle.

Who will be there?

This conference is an exciting opportunity for both users and managers to network, learn about products and services, and develop both technical and management skills for adopting open source technologies. The event is expected to draw over 500 people from around the globe, representing the existing user and developer communities as well as those interested from government, non-government organisations, academia, and industry.

Finally, with the recent creation of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, FOSS4G2006 will be an exciting opportunity to network with foundation members and projects.

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Dates: from 11 September 2006 14:00 to 15 September 2006 17:00
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

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