FOSS4G 2017

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FOSS4G 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Go to the official FOSS4G 2017 event page.

Initial Proposal

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Local Organizing Committee

Name Organization Sector Title Location Role
Andy Anderson Amherst College;
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Academic Academic Technology Specialist;
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Environmental Conservation
Amherst, Massachusetts Chair of Program Subcommittee
Giovanni Zambotti Harvard University Academic GIS Specialist Greater Boston
Patrick Florance Tufts University Academic Associate Director of Geospatial Technology Greater Boston
Chris Barnett Tufts University Academic Geospatial Developer Greater Boston
Guido Stein AvidGeo & Applied Geographics, Inc. Community Founder & GIS Analyst Greater Boston Co-Chair of FOSS4G Boston 2017
Mike Foster Maptime Boston & MIT Community Community Organizer & GIS Specialist Greater Boston Chair of Workshop Subcommittee
Aleda Freeman MassGIS/MassIT/Commonwealth of Massachusetts Government Web Mapping Services Manager Greater Boston Chair of Extracurricular Subcommittee; Member Program Subcommittee
Christian Jacqz MassGIS/MassIT/Commonwealth of Massachusetts Government Former Director of MassGIS Greater Boston Member Program Subcommittee
Carolyn Bennett Boston Redevelopment Authority Government GIS Manager Greater Boston
Michael Terner Applied Geographics, Inc. Private Executive Vice President Greater Boston Chair of FOSS4G Boston 2017
Will Mitchell NBT Solutions, LLC Private Principal Portland, Maine On Sponsor Committee

Community Committee

Past Activities

Logo Contest

Program Related

Scientific Committee

FOSS4G Notes on Academic Track


Charlie Schweik, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA 
Volunteered Geographic Information, Land Use/Cover, Commons-Based Peer Production in Open Geospatial, Education
Mohammed Zia, Turkey 
GIS, Web GIS, Vehicle Routing, Programming, Remote Sensing, Geology


Andy Anderson, Amherst College & University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA 
Demographics, Environmental Systems, Geostatistics, Programming, Web GIS, CyberGIS, Education
Maria Brovelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
GIS, Web Mapping, Collaborative Mapping, Geo-crowdsourcing
Serena Coetzee, Centre for Geoinformation Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa 
Spatial Data Infrastructure, Address Data, Standardization, Open Principles, GISc Education, Geovisualization
Nimalika Fernando, Sri Lanka
Location-Based Services, Mobile GIS, Route Planning, Indoor Spatial Data Modelling, Indoor Navigation, Web GIS
Mark Iliffe, N-LAB, University of Nottingham, Great Britain 
Volunteered Geographic Information, Systems Engineering, Crowdsourcing, OpenStreetMap, Transport/Mobility
Simone Lanucara, Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment, National Research Council of Italy 
Spatial Data Infrastructures, Open Geospatial Consortium interfaces, Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial, Sensor Web Enablement, Semantic Harmonization, Data Harmonization, Big Data
Steven Lehr, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA 
Machine Learning, Data Mining, Mapserver, PHP
Peter Löwe, Germany
Open Science, Data Science, GRASS GIS
Jeff McKenna, OSGeo, Canada 
Web Mapping, Databases, Standards
Marco Minghini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 
Volunteered Geographic Information, OpenStreetMap, Land Use/Cover, Education
Helena Mitasova, North Carolina State University, USA 
Terrain Modeling, Visualization, GRASS GIS
Rafael Moreno, University of Colorado Denver, USA 
Natural Resources Management, Sustainable Development, Environmental Modeling with GIS, FOSS4G
Venkatesh Raghavan, Osaka City University, Japan 
Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics, Geospatial Web Services
KS Rajan, Lab for Spatial Informatics, IIIT Hyderabad, India 
Satellite Image Processing, Web GIS, Spatiotemporal Data Mining, Routing, GIS Education
Darshana Rawal, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India
Web GIS, GIS, Programming, Geomarketing, Disaster Management, Location-Based Services
Jorge Gustavo Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal 
Volunteered Geographic Information, OpenStreetMap, Software development
Sven Schade, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, EU 
Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), Semantic Web, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), Citizen Science, Crowdsourcing
Kalum Priyanath Udagepola, Australia 
Digital Globe, GIS Education, Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), Geospatial Business Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, Spatial Data Visualization, Remote Sensing, Land Surveying
Tuong-Thuy Vu, Malaysia
Remote Sensing, Data Fusion, GIS Education, Big Data
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