FOSS4G:UK Local 2023 - Keyworth (Nottingham)

Local Venue Chairs: John Stevenson, Rachel Talbot, Chris Williams


FOSS4G UK are very grateful to the British Geological Survey for sponsoring and hosting FOSS4G:UK Local at this event.

FOSS4G UK are also very grateful to Idox for their local sponsorship support.


The Keyworth venue is now sold out! But don’t worry, you can still watch talks from other venues live online and we plan to record the presentations so you can watch them back later. Join the OSGEO UK mailing list to keep up to date with news.

Programme - Thursday 7th September 2023

National keynotes - these will be streamed to watch together at the start and end of day

Time Speaker Title
09:00 - 09:30 - Arrival / coffee and networking
09:30 - 09:45 Local organisers Local welcome and overview
09:45 - 10:15 Helen McKenzie Geospatial Evangelism Slides YouTube

Local sessions

Time Speaker Title
10:15 - 10:30 Andres Payo The journey of Coastal Modeling Environment software (CoastalME) from proof of concept to operational tool and beyond PDF slides
10:30 - 10:45 Jin Igarashi UNDP’s one stop shop for cloud based geospatial data visualisation and analytical tool PDF slides
10:45 - 11:15 - Coffee break
11:15 - 11:30 Chris Jackson Generating and sharing a two-metre resolution land cover map of London PDF slides
11:30 - 11:45 Peter Wells Mergin Maps: a platform to extend your QGIS to the field
11:45 - 12:00 - Break
12:00 - 12:15 T.B.C.  
12:15 - 12:30 Tony Brookes Using QGIS to organise 500,000 years of history PDF slides
12:30 - 13:00 - Lunch
13:00 - 13:15 Matt Arran Open-source large-dataset geostatistics PDF slides
13:15 - 13:30 Matthew Paice Updating the SDTM - challenges and the future PDF slides
13:30 - 14:00 All Field data capture discussion / Unconference
14:00 - 14:30 All Unconference / Unconference
14:30 - 14:45 - Break

The official call for talks is closed, but there is still scope for adjustment to the programme, particularly to include talks from traditionally under-represented groups. Please contact Rachel if you are interested.

Talks from the local sessions will be recorded and shared on YouTube post conference. There will be Unconference sessions between 13:30 and 14:30. Delegates will suggest topics for discussion on the day and vote on which will run.

National keynotes - these will be streamed to watch together at the start and end of day

Time Speaker Title
14:45 - 15:15 Ujaval Gandhi Geospatial Careers YouTube
15:15 - 15:30 - Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30 Panel Session FOSS4G 2013, 10 years on YouTube
16:30 - 16:45 National Chair Wrap up
- Conference end -
16:45 - ? Evening social event in Nottingham TBC

Location & Travel

The event will be held in the BGS Conference Suite, accessed via the main reception. 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

Venue Accessibility

The Conference Suite is wheelchair accessible. Full accessibility information of the venue can be found on the British Geological Survey website.

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.


Any questions, please contact Rachel Talbot, John Stevenson or Chris Williams or email .

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