North America Regional

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Mission

The primary focus of the North America regional charter will be to organize and run annual North American conferences. It is anticipated that the International OSGeo conference will rotate around the globe and will be combined with the regional conference periodically.

The North America regional conference will also support and collaborate with other like minded organizations for smaller technical and business focused conferences within the region.

Objectives

  • Organize and run an annual North American regional conference
  • Increased focus on open source business models
  • Provide an interface for National, Regional and Local government agencies as they adopt open source solutions
  • Coordinate with local North American chapters for planned events within those localities
  • Support OSGeo board for international events

In addition we will be coordinating closely with other regional organizations:

  • MIL-OSS
  • USGIF
  • OSSI
  • OSFA

Official representative

Mark Lucas Principal Scientist RadiantBlue Technologies Inc.

If the majority of chapter members wish, the post of official representative will be elected on a periodic basis.

Organization

The intent is to organize as a 501c non profit organization.

Mailing List

http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/northamerica

Meetings and Events

Upcoming Events

North American Regional OSGeo/foss4g Conference Initial discussion will be focused on organizing a follow on North American regional conference in 2012. We will work to deconflict this event with the OSGeo/foss4g international conference in Beijing as well as the as the annual Geoint conference.

Recent Events

MIL-OSS WG3 Geoint 2011 USGIF Tech Days


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