Source Geospatial Communities JOINT CONFERENCE '06
Get your Practical Book
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
What will be covered?
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
How will it
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 &
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
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.
Get the flyer