We want to keep the cost of entry to FOSS4G UK as low as possible - sponsorship will help us to do that. If you are interested in sponsoring FOSS4GUK, there are opportunities for the smallest to the largest companies, and even for one man bands. To find out about sponsorship, send Steven a message via http://knowwhereconsulting.co.uk/contact/.
FOSS4G UK thanks our generous sponsors.
Ordnance Survey is Britain’s mapping agency responsible for maintaining one of the world’s largest and most accurate geospatial databases. From the database, consisting of 500 million features, OS produces a range of intelligent products and services which are used by business, government and consumers. OS also supports Open Data through the release of a number of datasets and licenses allowing developers to freely use location data. In addition OS is focussed on enabling people to use open location data, demonstrated through the Geovation Challenges over the last five years and the opening of the Geovation Hub in 2015.
At Astun we are passionate about geography and passionate about open (source, standards and data), and to be honest we are a bit geeky. We believe that the power of geography can enable our clients to manage assets more efficiently, inform better decisions, improve services and drive down costs. We want to help you to realise those benefits via an open and transparent business model that does not penalise clients when their demand increases or needs change, and which allows us to run a successful and sustainable business.
We believe that open source is a game changer within our industry that delivers robust, scalable technology, and market leading value through a collaborative model that matches the way we and our clients want to work.
Esri is an important voice in the GIS community, working for almost 40 years to promote and develop the use and benefit of spatial technologies across society using our ArcGIS Platform. Esri UK carries out this work in the UK and Ireland, we are looking forward to FOSS4GUK 2016 and the chance to engage and learn from the wider spatial community.
Google’s Open Source Programs Office serves the open source community through code releases, student outreach and the provision of resources. Recognising the vital role that open source software plays at Google, the Open Source Programs Office is tasked with maintaining a healthy relationship with the open source software development community. For more info see developers.google.com
At SCISYS we are first and foremost software developers and we have been providing customer solutions for over 35 years. For much of this we have also been involved in geospatial services and we employ a dedicated team of mapheads. This combination means that we can tackle the whole project in an integrated way and not just address the mapping elements. We are technology agnostic and over the years have utilised a range of geospatial tools. Currently we are excited by the power of open (both source and standards) to extend an organisation’s existing investment in spatial services and to integrate those services directly into the business process.
thinkWhere is one of the leading independent GIS consultancies in the UK. We’re based in Scotland with customers across the UK, and are specialists in the use of geographic information, digital mapping and the technologies which use them. Specialising in the use of Open Source GIS technologies, we use globally leading technologies such as QGIS, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, GeoServer and Openlayers. Our online GIS platform, Location Centre, is built using these components and provides our customers with easy access to web GIS, web mapping and web services. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see our website
what3words is a location reference system based on a global grid of 57 trillion 3mx3m squares; each square has been pre-assigned a unique 3 word address. ]Easier to remember & communicate than GPS, quicker & more cost effective to implement than street addressing this is a global & human-friendly system. –
2ndQuadrant is the leading PostgreSQL support company, a platinum sponsor and significant contributor to PostgreSQL development and the user community. We provide a comprehensive range of professional services, from training to migration, and from 24/7 support to remote DBA, covering the entire lifecycle of database design, deployment and management.
The AGI represents the interests of the geographic information industry, including users in the public and private sectors, suppliers of software, hardware, data and services, consultants, academics and interested individuals. The AGI is an independently-funded and impartial organisation which aims to educate and support all existing and new practitioners and participants in the industry, in order to maximize the benefits delivered by GI, and to develop awareness of the potential of GI outside the current scope of the industry. By providing this forum, AGI can give unparalleled opportunities to communicate with the GI community for mutual benefit. The AGI is proud to support FOSS4G UK 2016 and looks forward to a stimulating and inspiring few days.
Angus Council uses free and open source software to deliver robust and reliable GIS capability to its staff and customers. It actively promotes the use of FOSS4G through the organisation and support of the UK QGIS user group in Scotland.
Garsdale Design Limited offers a broad range of architectural, planning, heritage, urban design and 3D solutions services based on the skills and experience gained over the years. They offer a full range of services from high quality visualisation, project based support, training, custom rule and python scripting.
Geoger Ltd is a spatial and environmental data consultancy, specialising in remote sensing, image processing, and environmental and spatial data analysis. We primarily use open-source software and advocate the inclusion of open data, with the aim of increasing commercial and general awareness of remote sensing and open-source.
If your idea needs location information to make it work, Geovation is for you. We’re all about experimenting and developing your ideas. Get creative and be among like-minded people. You could be a keen innovator with big plans, a developer with the know-how, an entrepreneur looking to make a difference, a data scientist with a passion to explore, or you might have a PhD under your belt. Location is everywhere, and our mission is to expand its use in the UK’s innovation community. Spend time at our London innovation lab - it’s for individuals, SMEs and corporate organisations alike. Position your idea to take off commercially, with help from our accelerator programme. Help tackle social, environmental or economic issues by getting involved in our thematic challenges. Come and pay us a visit!
Nautoguide Ltd. provide digital mapping services across a wide range of industry sectors. Our cloud based systems enable our customers to develop rich applications that mix digital mapping with geospatial data and customised workflow. We deliver solutions into the social housing, local authority, leisure and finance industry sectors.
Terrabotics is an Earth Observation 2.0 company, actively developing and deploying software to rapidly transform terabytes of satellite, aerial and UAS imagery into 3D terrain intelligence products and services. We help industries working in remote or hazardous regions to map, measure and monitor their operations more safely and efficiently.