OSGeo UK Local Chapter

Minutes of OSGeo:UK 2021 AGM

27th October 2021 at 12pm, online

Officers and Trustees Present

Jo Cook (Chair), Ant Scott (Secretary), Matt Travis (Treasurer), Alistair Graham, Dave Barter, Tom Chadwin (Trustees) and five other members.

Apologies for Absence

Steven Feldman


The minutes of the 2020 AGM were approved.

Accounts 2020-2021

The Treasurer presented a summary of the accounts, and these were accepted.

Sponsorship 2020/2021

Sponsorship 2021/2022 There was a discussion on sponsorship for the current year, bearing in mind the current state of funds. It was agreed that a possible approach would be to decide on an overall budget, possibly in the region of £5k, and to ask for proposals, with clear parameters and expectations set. Preference would be given to UK-based proposals.

The Committee will meet to progress this.

Past and Future Events

No events are currently planned, but there was a general desire to see ‘in-person’ events return in 2022 subject to circumstances. Ideally this would be hybrid, to include remote attendance, but the challenges of making this work satisfactorily were discussed - lessons could be learned from FOSS4G 2021. Tom A had some experience of tech which supported this well.

It was agreed that the Committee would support this in principle, and a number of people indicated their willingness to be involved. An invitation for initial ideas/ participation will be circulated.

Alistair reported that he was planning a Geospatial Developers Conference of some kind next year, with the goal of bringing togther devs who normally work independently of each other.


As Jo was stepping down from her role as Chair and from the Committee, there was a vacancy for Chair. There were two nominations for the post - Nick Bearman and Joe Seddon, and after an election, Nick was elected. Tom Armitage and Joe Seddon were elected to the Committee unamimously.


Ant proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Jo for everything she has done for OSGeo:UK over the past 15 years, including organising many events, not least FOSS4G 2013. This was endorsed by all.