OSGeo UK Local Chapter

FOSS4G:UK Local 2023

Thurs 7th Sept 2023

FOSS4G:UK Local 2023 is now over! Thanks to everyone who took part

We will be making videos available through YouTube in due course.

OSGeo:UK will be bringing together all those interested in free and open source software for geospatial (FOSS4G) for this fantastic event. If you use, promote, develop or want to learn about open source tools and open data for geospatial, then this conference is for you!

This will be a hybrid conference, but with a twist: there will be no central physical location. We have 8 venues geographically dispersed across the UK, where you can physically meet up to attend the conference:

We have two amazing keynotes: Ujaval Gandhi and Helen McKenzie. We will also have the Ten Years After panel discussion to mark ten years since FOSS4G 2013 in Nottingham, themed around “Where have we gone in the last ten years, and where will be in ten years time?”.

We are adopting a similar structure to last year, with the keynotes and panel discussion streamed to all venues and to YouTube.

For more details, check out the website.

If you are interested in volunteering at one of the venues above, or have any questions, please get in touch via our mailing list, our Matrix Chat Room or OSGeoUK@gmail.com.

FOSS4G:UK Local 2022

We had a great FOSS4G:UK Local 2022 conference on Thurs 17th Nov 2022. Many thanks to everyone who attended, presented and helped organise the conference. We had 246 attendees in person and ~50 online, meaning we reached a total of about 300 people on the day. We raised about £3500 for OSGeo:UK which will go towards our funding of Open Source Geospatial software. Videos for most of the sessions are now available on our YouTube channel.

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 aiming to run a conference in 2023, and will be asking for volunteers early next year - so please sign up to the mailing list to find out when we’ll be meeting to discuss this.

FOSS4GUK Online 2020 was a big success - for an outlay of around £200, we had:

FOSS4GUK 2019 has been and gone, and was an enormously successful event. Our thanks go out to the organising committee, sponsors and delegates. Videos are available on our YouTube channel. Also see the twitter hashtags #FOSS4GUK and #FOSS4GUK2019 for a sense of what it was like.


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.

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


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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.




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