FOSS4G:UK Local 2022
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! A whole day of talks, workshops and networking across the UK. Take a look at our previous programmes for FOSS4GUK Online 2020 and FOSS4GUK 2019 in Edinburgh to get a flavour of things to come!
We are running FOSS4G:UK Local 2022 on Thu 17th Nov 2022, on PostGIS day. 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. The three keynote presentations and some additional sessions will be streamed to all venues. Additional sessions will be run at each local venue.
If there is no physical location near you, you could host your own. Venues don’t need to be big - you can meet up with a couple of friends locally if that works for you. If you would like to host an extra venue please let us know. You will also be able to join remotely and view the streamed sessions from wherever you are, if you can’t get to a venue. We will also have the OSGeo:UK Matrix room to allow people to chat to each other before, during and after the event.
These are our local venues.
|Bovey Tracy (Dartmoor National Park)||Dave Barter & Matt Travis|
|Bristol||Ant Scott & Alastair Graham|
|Glasgow||Tom Armitage & Ana Basiri|
|Leeds||Mike West, Tomas Holderness & Robin Lovelace|
|Southampton (Ordnance Survey)||Paul Wittle & Paul Naylor|
|National Chair||Nick Bearman|
Call for Talks
We want to hear from you! We are open to any talks about FOSS4G (free and open source software for geospatial). Currently we only need a brief paragraph on what you would like to talk about - no detailed submissions. Talks, presentations, workshops, and show & tell sessions can be about:
- New/updated FOSS4G software
- Interesting applications of FOSS4G across industry, commercial, public sector or third sector
- How to use FOSS4G and related software at a range of levels
We also have a number of different formats and lengths, or you can proposed your own:
- Lightning talks (5-10 min)
- Presentations (30 min)
- Workshops (1hr or 2hr)
- Show and tell (short & variable)
The call for talks is now open, and will close on Sun 18th Sept 2022. Please note you will be required which venue you would like to travel to to present your talk. Any general queries please contact the national chair, Nick Bearman or . Any venue specific query please contact the local venue chair, listed above.
The national schedule for Thurs 17th Nov 2022 is:
- 09:30 - 10:00 - Opening and welcome
- 10:00 - 10:30 - Anita Graser: Shaping Open Spatial Data Science
- 10:30 - 11:00 - Tim Sutton: 20 Years of QGIS: Successes and Failures of a Global Phenomenon
- 11:00 - 16:00 - local arrangements
- 16:00 - 16:30 - Regina Obe: PostGIS Vision: Past, Present, and Future
- 16:30 - 16:45 - Wrap-up
- 16:45 onwards - local arrangements
The local venue chairs will decide what sessions they run between 11:00 - 16:00. We have recommended sizable networking opportunities as well as lunch, alongside the sessions!
We are delighted to have keynote presentations from three leading contibutors to open source GIS worldwide: Regina Obe, Tim Sutton, and Anita Graser (see above for details) - these will be streamed live to all the venues.
The event is free to attend but we strongly encourage attendees (and/or their employers) to make a donation of £20 (more if you can afford or less if you can’t) to one of these causes:
Registration details will be provided shortly.
Code of Conduct
Participants at FOSS4G:UK Local 2022 are expected to act respectfully toward others in accordance with the FOSS4GUK Online Code of Conduct. Short version: everyone is welcome, make everyone welcome, be nice.
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