OSGeo UK Local Chapter

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UK Code Sprint

We will be running a UK code sprint this summer currently pencilled in for Tuesday 30th July 2024, at the Weymouth Pavilion, Dorset, UK.

We are making a special effort to ensure that this event is going to be fun as well as useful and informative so we have deliberately picked a beautiful venue with view over Weymouth beach in the summer so that people can enjoy amazing Dorset coastline as they code. We also hope this will make it more accessible to those attending a university.

Check out the page for more details, and if you are interested please let us know on this form.


GoFundGeo & AGM 2023

OSGeo:UK AGM took place on Mon 20th Nov 2023 and the minutes are now available.

We agreed to fund a total of £5,633 across 7 projects through GoFundGeo:

With thanks to the RGS-IBG GIScience Research Group who have provided funding of £250 to support the above projects.

We have around £500-£1000 remaining for allocation at a later date, so if you do have a project that might qualify, please check our funding guidelines rules and let us know, via or the email list.

At the AGM we also agreed to the development of a regular newsletter, and discussion of how we use our existing communications channels.


FOSS4G:UK Local 2023

FOSS4G:UK Local 2023 went really well. It was held on Thurs 7th Sept, and we reached about 250 people across eight venues in two countries. We raised about £5000 for OSGeo:UK which will go towards our funding of Open Source Geospatial software over the coming year. The full programme is available in PDF or Google Sheets. See individual venue pages pages for more details.

We have done a short write up, summarising some of the feedback and highlighting a few of the lessons learned for next time. We’re planning to run a conference in 2024, and will be asking for volunteers early next year - so please sign up to the mailing list or email to find out when we’ll be meeting to discuss this.


Events

Thinking of an Open Source GIS event, and after some support? Contact us on the mailing list below and tell us your idea! See our past events page for details of events we have supported or organised in the past.

FOSS4G:UK Local 2023 FOSS4G:UK Local 2022 FOSS4GUK Online 2020 FOSS4GUK 2019

See also our guidelines page for information on setting up a FOSS4GUK event.

Contact

For updates follow @osgeouk on Mastodon, @osgeouk on Twitter, our mailing list, or our Matrix Chat Room.

Training

See the training page for details of upcoming training courses related to OSGeo projects.

Training providers- see the instructions at the bottom of that page for how to add your own courses to the list.

OSGeo:UK is an unincorporated organisation. Our constitution, adopted in March 2016 and altered by SGM in December 2018, can be found here.

Our previous constitution can be found here.

Officers

Committee

Funding

From time to time we may choose to financially support an open source GIS project, or help someone attend an event. See funding guidelines for more details on how to apply.

GoFundGeo annually funds a range of Open Source Geospatial software projects that will have an impact in the UK. Each year we use the surplus from our FOSS4G:UK conferences to fund relevant projects in the range of £500 - £1000 each. We also occasionally make ad-hoc donations to revelant projects, see past donations for yearly breakdowns on the projects we have supported to date.

Help us support and promote the use of open source geospatial software within the UK by donating via PayPal.