FOSS4G Community Votes to see Multiple OpenGeo Sessions
New York, NY, April 23, 2012 — OpenGeo, the commercial open source provider behind the OpenGeo Suite, will have a strong showing at the second annual FOSS4G North America conference. The gold level sponsor has had nine sessions and three workshops accepted onto the program. The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial - North America (FOSS4G-NA) conference will be held from May 22nd to 24th, 2013 at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Eddie Pickle, OpenGeo CEO, was pleased with the strong representation from his organization "It's fulfilling to see the community express interest in the projects we're working on, and I'm proud of our staff's open source credentials and credibility." He continued "OpenGeo has made supporting FOSS4G and OSGeo a top priority; we look forward to joining with our friends and colleagues in Minneapolis."
A blind community review process resulted in nine OpenGeo presentations accepted for the program, including:
- OpenLayers 3: Vectors Redux: Tim Schaub & Andreas Hocevar
- LIDAR in PostgreSQL with PointCloud: Paul Ramsey
- Panel: Diversity in FOSS4G: Alyssa Wright, Moderator
- GeoServer CSS: David Winslow
- Scripting GeoServer with GeoScript: Tim Schaub
- PostGIS Feature Frenzy: Paul Ramsey
- Say Hello to OpenLayers 3: Tim Schaub & Eric Lemoine, Camptocamp SA
- GeoServer in Production: Juan Marin
- State of GeoServer: Justin Deoliveira
The Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium in collaboration with the FOSS4G North American Conference will also be offering workshops on Tuesday, May 21st, the day before the conference begins. Registration for these workshops are being handled by the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium. OpenGeo staff will be leading sessions on PostGIS, GeoServer, OpenLayers.
OpenGeo is working to build the best web-based geospatial technology. The company brings the best practices of open source software to geospatial organizations around the world by providing enterprises with supported, tested, and integrated open source solutions to build the Geospatial Web. OpenGeo also supports open source communities by employing key developers of PostGIS, GeoServer, and OpenLayers. Since 2002, the company has provided successful consulting services and products to clients like the World Bank, Google, Ordnance Survey Great Britain, Portland TriMet, MassGIS, Landgate, and the Federal Communications Commission. OpenGeo is the geospatial division of OpenPlans, a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that informs and engages communities through journalism and open source software. All of OpenGeo's revenue has been and will continue to be re-invested into innovative and useful software in support of the OpenPlans mission.
About FOSS4G-NA 2013
FOSS4G is an annual global conference organized by OSGeo that focuses on bringing together individuals and organizations working with free and open source geospatial software; FOSS4G-NA is a regional event for North America and being organized by a local committee, and supported by OSGeo. The conference has received additional support from members of a volunteer program and conference committee as well as conference sponsors.
The 2013 global FOSS4G event is scheduled for September 17-21, 2013 in Nottingham, UK.