FOSS4G:UK Local 2022 - Keyworth (British Geological Survey)

Local Venue Chairs: John Stevenson & Chris Williams


We are very grateful to the British Geological Survey for supporting FOSS4G:UK Local at this event.


The meeting is on Thursday 17 November 2022.

The event will be held in MR 1+2, beside the canteen. National keynotes will be streamed to watch together and the start and end of the day. There will be local presentations and sessions between 11:00 and 16:00.

There will be Unconference sessions between 14:30 and 16:00. Delegates will suggest topics for discussion on the day and vote on which will run. MR 1 and 2 will be partitioned to allow two streams to run in parallel.

The 3D Visualisation Suite will be available all day for collective viewing of streamed sessions from other venues on the big screen. See the this spreadsheet for schedules of presentations at other sites.

National keynotes

Time Speaker Title
09:00 - 09:30 Local organisers Local welcome and overview / coffee and networking
09:30 - 10:00 Nick Bearman Opening and welcome
10:00 - 10:30 Anita Graser (online) Shaping Open Spatial Data Science
10:30 - 11:00 Tim Sutton (online) 20 Years of QGIS: Successes and Failures of a Global Phenomenon

Local sessions

Time Speaker Title
11:00 - 11:30 - Coffee and networking
11:30 - 11:40 Alex Donald Open-source geospatial software for small teams
11:40 - 11:50 Rachel Heaven Prez: A Content-by-profile Linked Data presentation tool for spatial data
11:50 - 12:00 Edward Lewis BGS & OGC APIs
12:00 - 12:10 Daniel Warren An example implementation of Leaflet – a lightweight interactive mapping tool
12:10 - 12:20 - Break
12:20 - 12:30 Sophie Taylor Filling gaps in Lidar data with a coarser DTM using open source python libraries
12:30 - 12:40 Dr Kathryn Leeming R for geospatial analysis
12:40 - 12:50 Dr Matthew Haines The use of FOSS4G in a capability study of a digital twin of UK soils
12:50 - 13:00 Nikki Smith Open source for BGS international work
13:00 - 13:30 - Lunch and networking
13:30 - 14:00 Dr John A Stevenson Discussion session: Increasing open source adoption at the British Geological Survey
14:00 - 14:30 All Field data capture / Unconference
14:30 - 15:00 All BGS open data in QGIS (demo) / Unconference
15:00 - 15:30 All Unconference / Unconference
15:30 - 16:00 - Coffee and networking

National keynotes

Time Speaker Title
16:00 - 16:30 Regina Obe (online) PostGIS Vision: Past, Present, and Future
16:30 - 16:45 Nick Bearman Wrap up


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) - see here for details.

Location & Travel

The British Geological Survey (BGS) headquarters are located in Keyworth, southeast of Nottingham, in the Midlands of England.

British Geological Survey
Nicker Hill
NG12 5GG

Getting there

Public transport:


There is bike parking next to reception.


The preferred postcode for satellite navigation is NG12 5GD. See Google maps directions. There is visitor parking on site. You will need to record your car registration number on arrival.

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.


Any questions, please contact John Stevenson and Chris Williams or email

OSGeo UK Local Chapter