2016 Key Topics

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  • Land Information
    • Land information comprises land access, tenure, farming, and conflict management in its broadest sense. It is a global and growing hot topic but as yet with little support from geospatial technology.
    • OSGeo has very good contacts and an MoU with GLTN (the Global Land Tool Network) and the World Bank (upcoming conference in March)
    • Invite keynote speaker (e.g. Klaus Deininger
  • Disaster Management
    • contact to BBK (Federal Agency of Germany, located in Bonn), UN Spider, UNOOSA and BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion), also HOT OSM is involved, perhaps also DLR involved
    • perhaps this also might be part of "land information?
    • could be a key topic in sight of connectiong Land Information, OpenData and also Remote Sensing as an example?
    • How we do that?
      • they want to make at least one (better two) topic talks on "Open Data and Collaborative Mapping - Bridging the application - developer divide"
      • perhaps BOF in order to bring several organisations dealing with desaster management together
  • Remote Sensing
    • EARSEL Conference in Bonn in June
    • Copernikus as European Satellite program - Open Data
    • How we do that?
      • Keynote from ESA (Bianca Hoersch, Datam anger of Sentinel II)
      • TopicTalk on Copernikus (managed by Christian Strobl from DLR Munich)
      • potential sponsorship from ESA and also DLR (german aroespace agency)
  • Open Data

As FOSS4G is the global event and open data is an international, fast developing initiative, we should stay away from focusing on just one specific geographical region. Legislation, social society, academia and private initiative, more or less successful, related to open data are at every step. FOSS4G should welcome any worth-telling such developments. What must be mentioned, within the context of FOSS4G, is that a highly significant amount of open data related developments is intimately connected to geodata. This is due to the pervasiveness of geospatial information. Thus, I understand it as almost natural for FOSS4G to give the opportunity to present where and when open (geo)data gracefully intertwined with (geospatial)open source. Drafted specific topics:

    • Open Geodata in the eyes of public administrations
    • Building a bridge between administrations and communities through Open Geodata
    • Open Geodata in the private sector
    • Best practices and guidelines in community driven data
    • Metadata for Open Geodata
    • Open Geodata influences in Science
    • Metrics for evaluating the success of the release of Open Geodata
    • Good practices for increasing the use of Open Data
    • Open Geodata - Quality and Relevance

    • Open Data in the EU; what has been the effect of the EU directive on Open data
    • Open data / open source software / open standards. What is their relationship (e.g. is open data the fuel, whereas open source software is the (or: an) engine
    • Licensing: what is the impact of several open data license types: how to choose one, and how to use one
    • How we do that?
      • by making the topics of the track known to the open data communities,

      • one in the series before the core programm (as a "open data tasting session"),
      • after that participant can hack their way through the data,
      • during the core event a presentation on the (preliminairy) results form a broader audience,
      • after the core conference another workshop as a round-up

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