Geospatial World Forum 2013

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This year OSGeo will again be present at GWF with an Open Source track. Check out the GWF2013 program.

Press Release (from Geospatial Media)

Join the experts in discussing the emerging and evolving role of Open Source Technologies in geospatial domain on 16 May, 2013 during

Geospatial World Forum

13-16 May, 2013
Beurs-World Trade Centre, Rotterdam
The Netherlands

About the Conference

Geospatial World Forum is a premier global geospatial industry event aimed at connecting communities, knowledge sharing, business development and raising the industry profile. It creates a platform to bring forth thought leadership and showcase state-of-the-art technology and its utility in the world economy. The conference aims at enriching the geospatial ecosystem, which comprises of the geospatial technology providers, users, policy makers and the academia with market intelligence, latest technology knowledge, success stories and capacity building. It is a confluence of a variety of activities in the form of plenary, symposia, seminars, workshops, panel discussions, dialogue and exchange forums – covering the vast gamut of technology, application, policy, use cases from across the world.

Key Features of Geospatial World Forum 2013

  • 2100 sq mtrs of exhibition
  • 1500 delegates
  • 700 organisations
  • 400 presentations
  • 80 countries
  • 40 thematic sessions


Online brochure -

There is a 20% discount for OSGeo members/affiliates, register with this link [[1]]. Notice that there is also an option to buy a single day-registration (and for example only visit the OSGeo and OGC tracks on thursday)


Chair: Paul van Genuchten - Geocat - NL

  • 11.30 Just vd Broecke - board - NL
  • 11.50 Mark Vloermans - Flamingo Geo CMS Community - NL
  • 12.10 Marjan Bevelander - Dutch Provinces - NL
  • 12.30 Chris van Lith - B3Partners - NL
  • 12.45 Simone Giannecchini - GeoSolutions - IT


  • 14.00 Arnulf Christl: Open Data - in the GeospatiL Context - metaspatial, DE
  • 14.20 Andrew Ross - Eclipse Foundation Inc, CA
  • 14.40 Paolo Cavallini - QGIS - IT
  • 15.00 Jorge Samuel Mendes de Jesus - ISRIC World Soil Information, NL
  • 15.20 Oliver Morris - Neftex Inc, UK
  • 15.40 Discussion


GWF has been organized in the Netherlands two years in a row (12 Amsterdam, 13 Rotterdam). Like last year (this year mostly Geocat (Paul/Jeroen))) drew the preparations. Next year (14) the event will be organised in Switzerland, so it would be good if or a swiss organisation continues the organisation of the event. The event has quite some exposure to general GEO industry.