FOSDEM is a free open source event bringing together about 5000 developers in Brussels, Belgium. The goal is to provide open source software developers and communities a place to meet at. The next edition will take place the weekend 31/1 -> 1/2/2015. This year for the first time there will be a geospatial devroom on Sunday 1/2/2015!
Geospatial technology becomes more and more part of mainstream IT. The idea is to bring together people with different backgrounds to better explain and understand the opportunities Geospatial can offer. This devroom will host topics explaining the state of the art of geospatial technology, and how it can be used amongst other projects.
The geospatial devroom is the place to talk about open, geo-related data and software and their ecosystem. This includes standards and tools, e.g. for spatial databases, and online mapping, geospatial services, used for collecting, storing, delivering, analysing, and visualizing puposes. Typical topics that will be covered are:
- Web and desktop GIS applications
- Interoperable geospatial web services and specifications
- Collection of data using sensors/drones/satellites
- Open hardware for geospatial applications
- Geo-analytic algorithms/libraries
- Geospatial extensions for classical databases (indexes, operations)
- Dedicated databases
Are you thrilled to present your work to other open source developers? Would you like to run a discussion? Any other ideas? Please submit your proposal at the Pentabarf event planning tool at:
When submitting your talk in Pentabarf, make sure to select the 'Geospatial devroom' as 'Track'. Please specify in the notes if you prefer for your presentation a short timeslot (lightning talks ~10 minutes) or a long timeslot (20 minutes presentation + discussion).
The DEADLINE for submissions is **1st December 2014**
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the organisers of the devroom at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Johan Van de Wauw
Margherita Di Leo
A final note for everyone still hesitating to come: have a look at the accepted devrooms and other tracks for this year, I'm sure you will find other interesting topics that will make your trip to FOSDEM worthwile!