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=Belgium=
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[[File:FOSS4G Belgium 2015.jpg|right|600px|The first FOSS4G Belgium, October 2015]]
  
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= About OSGeo Belgium =
 
Welcome to the wiki page of the Belgium OSGeo chapter.
 
Welcome to the wiki page of the Belgium OSGeo chapter.
  
== Upcoming activities ==
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== Mission and objectives ==
==== FOSDEM Geospatial devroom (31 january 2016) ====
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After discussion amongst the active local chapter members we come to the
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following list of mission objectives:
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* Community-building and networking around specific Belgian themes and within Belgian fora.
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* Organisation of events
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: These two mission statements are working together. We believe it is important to meet people face2face. To help them to start open source initiatives, to start using open source solutions, to establish an eco-system that benefits from the cooperation, the sharing and the co-creation open source delivers.
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* Lobbying
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:  We think it is important to speak as one voice, and to get involved with  other organisations: administrations, industries, user groups, ...  OSGeo. Be will actively speak as an organisation to defend the OSGeo  open source spirit in the broader Belgium community (government,  academic, industry, other open initiatives).
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* Networking with other OSGeos (notably OSGeo-fr and OSGeo.nl)
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: OSGeo Belgium will focus on local activities (Belgium based). OSGeo Belgium will advertise and promote other OSGeo initiatives and invite members of the other OSGeo chapters on the Belgium events or meetings.
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: We think that OSGeo Belgium can act as a bridge between several language communities and cultures, because of it's unique composition.
  
FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event bringing together about 5000
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* Support to higher levels of OSGeo
developers in Brussels, Belgium. The goal is to provide open source
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: We believe that OSGeo only can grow if supported from the base. So OSGeo Belgium is willing to help OSGeo where necessary, to leverage idea's or act as an advisor if appreciated.
software developers and communities a place to meet and share
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thoughts. The participation is free of charge, although donations are
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* Support to OSGeo in lobbying European Union Institutions (Commission, Parliament, etc) related to specific EU-Themes (INSPIRE, H2020, Procurement policy, ...)
welcome. The next edition will take place the last weekend ofJanuary
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30 - 31 2016. This year for the second time there will be a Geospatial
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==Articles of association==
devroomon Sunday 31/1/2016, organised by members of the OSGeo,
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[http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/tsv_pdf/2015/10/21/15317365.pdf Our official statutes (in french) can be found here].
Locationtech and OpenStreetMap communities.
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==Members==
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===Becoming an OSGeo Belgium member===
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Everybody is free to join the Belgian local chapter, all you have to do is add your name to the list of members. It is strongly advised to also subscribe to the [http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/belgium mailing list], as announcements about the general assembly and events are made there.
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Alternatively you can fill out following form, this will automatically subscribe you to the mailing list, and you will be added to the list of members below:
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[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1m40HVoaou7e3RhpSO4yBPG0TqIX6pFzIq1IWGvJUhdU/viewform?usp=send_form Word lid van OSGeo.be - Devenez membre de OSGeo.be - Become member of OSGeo.be ]
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[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Yt8CPBM1JaLY334ILxvtBsSG36LpeWBO_wXzgZQZvlY/viewform?usp=send_form  Evaluation FOSS4G.be /Evaluatie FOSS4G.be ]
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===Board of directors===
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Members of the board are chosen for a period of 3 years by the general assembly. All voting members are free to apply for a position in the board.
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* Term 2015 - 2018
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** Marc Ducobu (Treasurer)
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** Dirk Frigne
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** Gaël Kruwialis
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** Oliver May
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** Tommy Oozeer (Secretary)
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** Johan Van de Wauw (President)
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** Maëlle Vercauteren Drubbel
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* Term 2017 - 2020
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** Marc Ducobu
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** Dirk Frigne
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** Gaël Kruwialis
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** Oliver May
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** Tommy Oozeer (Secretary)
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** Johan Van de Wauw (President)
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** Roel Huybrechts (Treasurer)
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** Mathieu Carette
  
There are still a few days left to [http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/belgium/2015-December/000341.html submit a presentation].
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===Voting members===
==== Open Belgium 2016 ====
 
OSGeo.be will give a presentation at [http://2016.openbelgium.be/ Open Belgium 2016] about "Open in Geo".
 
  
==== Foss4G International in Bonn (24-26 august)====
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All members can become voting members by being introduced by two other voting members. Voting members are added once per year by the general assembly.
The [http://foss4g.org/ most important international Event of OSGeo]. Highly recommended!
 
  
==== State of the Map 2016, 23-25 september, Brussels ====
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====Founding members====
[http://2016.stateofthemap.org/ The international event of OpenStreetmap] is organised this year in Belgium. Highly recommended as well!
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Dirkf Dirk Frigne] - founding member of the Geomajas community
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* Gaël Kruwialis  - active member of the local FOSS momement in the Brussels area - contact with the Brussels administration
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Johanvdw Johan Van de Wauw ]  - OSGeo Charter Member
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Maellevd Maëlle Vercauteren Drubbel]  - contact with academic world and developing countries
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Marcu Marc Ducobu]  - liason with OSGeo.fr
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Mlennert Moritz Lennert] - GRASS GIS PSC Member, contact with academic world
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:OliverMay Oliver May] - PSC member of the Geomajas project
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Toozeer Tommy Oozeer] - OSGeo Advocate
  
== Past activities ==
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====Other Charter members====
=== 2013 ===
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Julien.collaer Julien Collaer]
[http://www.geomajas.org/osgeogent2013 OSGeo Ghent]
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* Arnaud De Groof
=== 2014 ===
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Ndufrane Nicolas Dufrane]
[http://be-opengis.ulb.ac.be/ beOpenGISfr]
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* Christophe Guisset
=== 2015 ===
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* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:RoelH Roel Huybrechts]
[https://archive.fosdem.org/2015/schedule/track/geospatial/ FOSDEM geo track]
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* Matthieu Carette
[http://www.foss4g.be/ FOSS4G Belgium 2015]
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* Jonathan Beliën
  
== [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1m40HVoaou7e3RhpSO4yBPG0TqIX6pFzIq1IWGvJUhdU/viewform?usp=send_form Word lid van OSGeo.be - Devenez membre de OSGeo.be - Become member of OSGeo.be ] ==
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===Supporters===
  
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During its founding process, the Belgium OSGeo Chapter had the support of the following persons (alphabetic - first name):
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* Ben Abelhausen  - liason with OSM - Belgium community
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* Pieter Colpaert  - link with the open knowledge foundation
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* Ruben Capelle
  
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== Communication ==
  
==[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Yt8CPBM1JaLY334ILxvtBsSG36LpeWBO_wXzgZQZvlY/viewform?usp=send_form  Evaluation FOSS4G.be /Evaluatie FOSS4G.be ]==
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Discussions are held on the dedicated [http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/belgium mailing list].
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Next to the mailinglist there is a (board) meeting planned monthly, most of them trough digital communication. The meeting minutes can be found on this page.
  
==Introduction==
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== History of OSGeo Belgium ==
  
 
During the last FOSDEM [http://www.osgeo.org/node/1488 Geospatial devroom] OSGeo was represented. It
 
During the last FOSDEM [http://www.osgeo.org/node/1488 Geospatial devroom] OSGeo was represented. It
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* [http://www.osgeo.org/node/1488 FOSDEM2015]- devroom - 31 Jan; 1 Februari 201
 
* [http://www.osgeo.org/node/1488 FOSDEM2015]- devroom - 31 Jan; 1 Februari 201
  
This year we (OSGeoBE) have the ambition to organise a first [[Belgium/FOSS4G]]
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In 2015 we (OSGeoBE) organised the first [[Belgium/FOSS4G]]
on 29 October 2015 in Brussels. This event will also be used to announce
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on 29 October 2015 in Brussels. This event was used to announce
 
the birth of our Chapter.
 
the birth of our Chapter.
  
In preparation for this official expression of interest, a couple of
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= Activities =
meetings have already taken place, one physical, most of them trough
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digital communication (skype/IRC). The meeting minutes can be found on
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=== 2019 ===
the OSGeo wiki.
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When What Where Who INFO
  
== Mission and objectives ==
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* 2/2 - 3/2  Fosdem 2019: Geospatial devroom | ULB | [Johan https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/track/geospatial/]
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* 12/06 6-9 PM Geodev evening: python To be Confirme | Mathieu Evenbrite
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* 04/03 Open Belgium Conference Teirlinck Building Havenlaan 88  http://2019.openbelgium.be/
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* 19/03 BEGEO  palais 10 | Gael When | What | Where | Who | INFO
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* 2/2 - 3/2  | Fosdem 2019: Geospatial devroom | ULB | [Johan | https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/track/geospatial/]
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* 12/06 6-9 PM | Geodev evening: python | To be Confirme | Mathieu Evenbrite
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* 04/03 | Open Belgium Conference | Teirlinck Building Havenlaan 88 |  http://2019.openbelgium.be/
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* 19/03 | BEGEO  | palais 10 | Gael | http://begeo.be/
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* 25/03 | General Assembly | Central Station | Johan  | https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Belgium
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* 25/04 6-9 PM | Geodev evening: Data Access | To be Confirme | Moritz | Evenbrite
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* 25/04 6-9 PM | Geodev evening: PostGIS | To be Confirme | Moritz | Evenbrite
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* 26/08-30/08 | FOSS4G International | Bucarest | https://2019.foss4g.org/
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* October  | FOSS4G.be | To be Confirme | https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Belgium
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* Others ? Feel free to provide us (via board [at] foss4g.be) with all activities / events / ideas / suggestions you would like us to organize during the next month.
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= Past activities =  
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=== 2018 18 - 25/03/2018 : [https://www.osgeo.org/events/osgeo-code-sprint-2018/ Bonn - code sprint] ===
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=== 2018 24/03/2018 : [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-missing-maps-mapathon-2018-tickets-43284758879 National Missing Maps Mapathon 2018] ===
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=== 2018  24/04/2018 : [http://begeo.be BeGeo 2018] ===
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=== 2018 15 - 17/05/2018 : [https://www.osgeo.asso.fr/foss4gfr-2018/ FOSS4G-fr] ===
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=== 2018  17- 19/07/2018 : [https://www.osgeo.org/events/foss4g-europe-2018/ FOSS4G-Europe]  ===
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=== 2018 27/08 - 02/09/2018 : [http://2018.foss4g.org/ FOSS4G Dar-el-Salam] ===
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=== 2018  FOSS4G.be : [https://2018.foss4g.be/ FOSS4G Belgium] ===
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=== 2017 February 4 - FOSDEM Geospatial devroom, Brussels ===
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[https://fosdem.org/2018/schedule/track/geospatial/ Geospatial devroom].
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=== 2017 26 OCTOBER - [http://foss4g.be FOSS4G.BE 2017] ===
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organised by OSGeo.BE  with a special session [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Belgium/FOSS4GEducation "FOSS4GeoEducation"]
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=== 2017 14th-19th AUGUST [http://2017.foss4g.org/ FOSS4G in Boston] ===
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-- supported by OSGeo.BE
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=== 2017 18th-22nd JULY [https://europe.foss4g.org/2017/ FOSS4G.EU in Paris ] ===
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-- supported by OSGeo.BE
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=== 2017 29 MARCH - OSGeoDevEvening - QGIS Plugin ===
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[ https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Belgium_OGDE_PluginQGIS#Date QGIS Plugin]
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=== 2017 25-26th MARCH and 1 APRIL - Cartopartie "mapping the commons" ===
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with [http://maps.dewey.be/ maps.dewey.be]  [http://dewey.be/cartopartie/cartopartie-bruxelloise-au-pianofabriek/ more info here] and [https://www.meetup.com/OpenStreetMap-Belgium/events/238459488/ + OSM Be Hackaton, here]
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=== 2017 25 MARCH - Belgium interuniversity ===
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[https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-missing-maps-mapathon-2017-tickets-32215979863 National Mapathon]
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=== 2017 March 16 - [http://www.begeo.be/ BeGeo] 2017 event , Brussels  ===
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OSGeo.be organised [https://twitter.com/MoritzLennert/status/842332651537215488 the open source community track on the BeGeo 2017 event]
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=== 2017 February 5 - FOSDEM Geospatial devroom, Brussels ===
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[https://fosdem.org/2017/schedule/track/geospatial/ Here FOSDEM geo track 2017]
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=== 2016 September 22 FOSS4G Belgium, Brussels ===
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[http://2016.foss4g.be/programme.php Here FOSS4G.be 2016 's program and talks]
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=== 2016 September 23-25 State of the Map 2016, Brussels ===
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[http://2016.stateofthemap.org/ The international event of OpenStreetmap] is organised this year in Belgium. Highly recommended as well!
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=== 2016 August 24-26th Foss4G International in Bonn===
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The [http://2016.foss4g.org/home.html most important international Event of OSGeo]. Highly recommended!
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[http://video.foss4g.org/foss4g2016/videos/ Here FOSS4G 2016's videos of the talks]
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=== 2016 May 11-12 FOSS4G-fr Paris ===
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[http://osgeo.asso.fr/foss4gfr-2016/programme.html Here FOSS4G-fr 2016 's program and talks]
  
After discussion amongst the active local chapter members we come to the
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=== 2016 May 23-26 Geospatial World Forum, Rotterdam===
following list of mission objectives:
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http://geospatialworldforum.org/
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OSGeo participated.
  
* Community-building and networking around specific Belgian themes and within Belgian fora.
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=== 2016 April 18, Brussels ===
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OSGeo.be will be organising their first GeoDevEvening. The theme will be webmapping and especially Openlayers 3. There will be two speakers, Pierre Marchand of Atelier Cartographique wil give an overview of Webmapping tools. Later we will take a deeper dive with Thomas Gratier, one of the authors of the OpenLayers 3 Beginners guide.
  
* Organisation of events
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OpenLayers 3 is a JavaScript based library for web mapping, published under BSD license. It groups a set of functionalities to create both lightweight web mapping applications and more heavy web mapping applications for advanced usages. It enables display of geographic features (markers, lines, polygons) with custom styles, most of the time with background maps services from various sources (including OpenStreetMap). It manages all interactions to select, draw geographic entities, display, measure geographic coordinates and manage different Earth representations using cartographic projections.
: These two mission statements are working together. We believe it is important to meet people face2face. To help them to start open source initiatives, to start using open source solutions, to establish an eco-system that benefits from the cooperation, the sharing and the co-creation open source delivers.
 
  
* Lobbying
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The event will happen at BEL in Brussels (those who were at FOSS4G.be will remember the place), next monday 18 april at 19:00 until 22:00. The event is free. You can register here.
: We think it is important to speak as one voice, and to get involved with  other organisations: administrations, industries, user groups, ...   OSGeo. Be will actively speak as an organisation to defend the OSGeo  open source spirit in the broader Belgium community (government,  academic, industry, other open initiatives).
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https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/billets-osgeodevevening-openlayers3-24251072611
  
* Networking with other OSGeos (notably OSGeo-fr and OSGeo.nl)
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=== 2016 March 19 Mapps4ghent ===
: OSGeo Belgium will focus on local activities (Belgium based). OSGeo Belgium will advertise and promote other OSGeo initiatives and invite members of the other OSGeo chapters on the Belgium events or meetings.
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http://2016.apps4ghent.be
: We think that OSGeo Belgium can act as a bridge between several language communities and cultures, because of it's unique composition.
 
  
* Support to higher levels of OSGeo
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=== 2016 February 29 Open Belgium, Brussels ===
: We believe that OSGeo only can grow if supported from the base. So OSGeo Belgium is willing to help OSGeo where necessary, to leverage idea's or act as an advisor if appreciated.
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OSGeo.be gave a presentation at [http://2016.openbelgium.be/ Open Belgium 2016] about "Open in Geo".
  
* Support to OSGeo in lobbying European Union Institutions (Commission, Parliament, etc) related to specific EU-Themes (INSPIRE, H2020, Procurement policy, ...)
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=== 2016 February 27 Mapping party for homeless people, Brussels ===
  
==List of initial members==
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The « mapping party for homeless people » took place in Brussels at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, on Saturday,February 27. 
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More information on wikipage :
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https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo-BE-Cartopartie_sans-abri_27.02.2016
  
The Belgium OSGeo Chapter has the support of the following initial
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=== 2016 January 31 FOSDEM Geospatial devroom ===
founding members (alphabetic - first name):
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[https://archive.fosdem.org/2016/schedule/track/geospatial/ Here FOSDEM geo track 2016]
  
* Ben Abelhausen  - liason with OSM - Belgium community
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=== 2016 January 23 misssing Maps mapathon in Ghent===
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Dirkf Dirk Frigne] - founding member of the Geomajas community
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Our colleagues of Openstreetmap were organising a missing maps party:
* Gaël Kruwialis  - active member of the local FOSS momement in the Brussels area - contact with the Brussels administration
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http://osm.be/nl/content/missing-maps-mapathon-gent
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Johanvdw Johan Van de Wauw ]  - OSGeo Charter Member
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Maellevd Maëlle Vercauteren Drubbel]  - contact with academic world and developing countries
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Marcu Marc Ducobu]  - liason with OSGeo.fr
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Mlennert Moritz Lennert] - GRASS GIS PSC Member, contact with academic world
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:OliverMay Oliver May] - PSC member of the Geomajas project
 
* Pieter Colpaert  - link with the open knowledge foundation
 
* Ruben Capelle
 
* [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Toozeer Tommy Oozeer] - OSGeo Advocate
 
  
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===  2015 October 29th [http://2015.foss4g.be/ FOSS4G Belgium 2015] - Brussels ===
  
Dirk Frigne is proposed as a liason officer to the board.
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===  2015 February 1st [https://archive.fosdem.org/2015/schedule/track/geospatial/ FOSDEM geo track 2015] - Brussels ===
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FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event bringing together about 5000
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developers in Brussels, Belgium. The goal is to provide open source
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software developers and communities a place to meet and share
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thoughts. The participation is free of charge, although donations are
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welcome. For the first time there will be a Geospatial
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devroomon, organised by members of the OSGeo,
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Locationtech and OpenStreetMap communities.
  
==Communication==
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===  2014 November 6th [http://be-opengis.ulb.ac.be/ beOpenGISfr] - Brussels ===  
  
Discussions are held on the dedicated [http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/belgium mailing list].
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===  2013 June 13th [http://www.geomajas.org/osgeogent2013 OSGeo Ghent] - Ghent ===
  
==Meetings==
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=Meetings=
  
=== 2015 ===
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== 2015 ==
  
 
* [[OSGeo-BE-meeting-20150415|Initial meeting - 15 April 2015]]
 
* [[OSGeo-BE-meeting-20150415|Initial meeting - 15 April 2015]]
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* [[OSGeo-BE-meeting-20151109|Skype meeting - 09 November 2015]]
 
* [[OSGeo-BE-meeting-20151109|Skype meeting - 09 November 2015]]
 
* [[OSGeo-BE-meeting-20151123|Skype meeting - 23 November 2015]]
 
* [[OSGeo-BE-meeting-20151123|Skype meeting - 23 November 2015]]
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== 2016 ==
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* [[OSGeo-BE-meeting-20160126|Skype meeting - 26 January 2016]]
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* [[OSGeo-BE-meeting-20160308|F2F board meeting - 8 March 2016]]
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* [[OSGeo-BE-general-assembly-20160324|General assembly - 24 March 2016]]
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* [[OSGeo-BE-meeting-20160502|Skype meeting - 02 May 2016]]
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* [[OSGeo-BE-meeting-20160518|Skype meeting - 18 May 2016]]
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* [[OSGeo-BE-general-assembly-minutes-20160922|General assembly - 22 September 2016]]
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== 2017 ==
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* [[OSGeo-BE-meeting-20170228|F2F member meeting - 28 February 2017]]
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* [[OSGeo-BE-general-assembly-minutes-20170329|General assembly - 24 March 2016]]
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* [[OSGeo-BE-meeting-20170523|face2face meeting - Brussels 23 May 2017 - Gaël's place]]
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== 2018 ==
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* [[OSGeo-BE-general-assembly-minutes-20180326|General Assembly - March 26, 2018]]
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== 2019==
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* [[OSGeo-BE-meeting-20190110|F2F New years meeting - 10 January 2019 at Dolle Mol]]
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* [[Foss4gBE_-_Preparation_:_second_Face2Face_meeting |Foss4gBE - Preparation : second Face2Face meeting ]]
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* [[OSGeo-BE-general-assembly-minutes-20190424| General Assembly 24 April 2019]]
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== 2020 ==
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* [[OSGeo_be_meeting_20200508|Online meeting on foss4g.be 08/05/2020]]
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* [[OSGeo_be_meeting_20200513|Online meeting on foss4g.be 13/05/2020]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:23, 9 June 2020

The first FOSS4G Belgium, October 2015


Contents

About OSGeo Belgium

Welcome to the wiki page of the Belgium OSGeo chapter.

Mission and objectives

After discussion amongst the active local chapter members we come to the following list of mission objectives:

  • Community-building and networking around specific Belgian themes and within Belgian fora.
  • Organisation of events
These two mission statements are working together. We believe it is important to meet people face2face. To help them to start open source initiatives, to start using open source solutions, to establish an eco-system that benefits from the cooperation, the sharing and the co-creation open source delivers.
  • Lobbying
We think it is important to speak as one voice, and to get involved with other organisations: administrations, industries, user groups, ... OSGeo. Be will actively speak as an organisation to defend the OSGeo open source spirit in the broader Belgium community (government, academic, industry, other open initiatives).
  • Networking with other OSGeos (notably OSGeo-fr and OSGeo.nl)
OSGeo Belgium will focus on local activities (Belgium based). OSGeo Belgium will advertise and promote other OSGeo initiatives and invite members of the other OSGeo chapters on the Belgium events or meetings.
We think that OSGeo Belgium can act as a bridge between several language communities and cultures, because of it's unique composition.
  • Support to higher levels of OSGeo
We believe that OSGeo only can grow if supported from the base. So OSGeo Belgium is willing to help OSGeo where necessary, to leverage idea's or act as an advisor if appreciated.
  • Support to OSGeo in lobbying European Union Institutions (Commission, Parliament, etc) related to specific EU-Themes (INSPIRE, H2020, Procurement policy, ...)

Articles of association

Our official statutes (in french) can be found here.

Members

Becoming an OSGeo Belgium member

Everybody is free to join the Belgian local chapter, all you have to do is add your name to the list of members. It is strongly advised to also subscribe to the mailing list, as announcements about the general assembly and events are made there.

Alternatively you can fill out following form, this will automatically subscribe you to the mailing list, and you will be added to the list of members below:

Word lid van OSGeo.be - Devenez membre de OSGeo.be - Become member of OSGeo.be

Evaluation FOSS4G.be /Evaluatie FOSS4G.be

Board of directors

Members of the board are chosen for a period of 3 years by the general assembly. All voting members are free to apply for a position in the board.

  • Term 2015 - 2018
    • Marc Ducobu (Treasurer)
    • Dirk Frigne
    • Gaël Kruwialis
    • Oliver May
    • Tommy Oozeer (Secretary)
    • Johan Van de Wauw (President)
    • Maëlle Vercauteren Drubbel
  • Term 2017 - 2020
    • Marc Ducobu
    • Dirk Frigne
    • Gaël Kruwialis
    • Oliver May
    • Tommy Oozeer (Secretary)
    • Johan Van de Wauw (President)
    • Roel Huybrechts (Treasurer)
    • Mathieu Carette

Voting members

All members can become voting members by being introduced by two other voting members. Voting members are added once per year by the general assembly.

Founding members

Other Charter members

Supporters

During its founding process, the Belgium OSGeo Chapter had the support of the following persons (alphabetic - first name):

  • Ben Abelhausen - liason with OSM - Belgium community
  • Pieter Colpaert - link with the open knowledge foundation
  • Ruben Capelle

Communication

Discussions are held on the dedicated mailing list. Next to the mailinglist there is a (board) meeting planned monthly, most of them trough digital communication. The meeting minutes can be found on this page.

History of OSGeo Belgium

During the last FOSDEM Geospatial devroom OSGeo was represented. It was a great opportunity for Belgium OSGeo members to meet each other and start talking about organizing ourselves a bit more, so actions in Belgium can be better supported. Belgium is, as a country divided in at least 3 speaking languages and 3 official languages. The active OSGeo community members today are either active in the OSGeo.nl, the OSGeo.fr or in several OSGeo communities.

However, OSGeo-nl and OSGeo-fr are language-oriented communities with their geographical weight centred in respectively the Netherlands and France, and the separation by language has impeded on any specific Belgian activities, notably networking and lobbying with administrations that are bilingual on some levels of governance. Thus the need arose to provide a specific Belgian forum.

In the past there where already some OSGeo local activities:

In 2015 we (OSGeoBE) organised the first Belgium/FOSS4G on 29 October 2015 in Brussels. This event was used to announce the birth of our Chapter.

Activities

2019

When What Where Who INFO

Past activities

2018 18 - 25/03/2018 : Bonn - code sprint

2018 24/03/2018 : National Missing Maps Mapathon 2018

2018 24/04/2018 : BeGeo 2018

2018 15 - 17/05/2018 : FOSS4G-fr

2018 17- 19/07/2018 : FOSS4G-Europe

2018 27/08 - 02/09/2018 : FOSS4G Dar-el-Salam

2018 FOSS4G.be : FOSS4G Belgium

2017 February 4 - FOSDEM Geospatial devroom, Brussels

Geospatial devroom.

2017 26 OCTOBER - FOSS4G.BE 2017

organised by OSGeo.BE with a special session "FOSS4GeoEducation"

2017 14th-19th AUGUST FOSS4G in Boston

-- supported by OSGeo.BE

2017 18th-22nd JULY FOSS4G.EU in Paris

-- supported by OSGeo.BE

2017 29 MARCH - OSGeoDevEvening - QGIS Plugin

[ https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Belgium_OGDE_PluginQGIS#Date QGIS Plugin]

2017 25-26th MARCH and 1 APRIL - Cartopartie "mapping the commons"

with maps.dewey.be more info here and + OSM Be Hackaton, here

2017 25 MARCH - Belgium interuniversity

National Mapathon

2017 March 16 - BeGeo 2017 event , Brussels

OSGeo.be organised the open source community track on the BeGeo 2017 event

2017 February 5 - FOSDEM Geospatial devroom, Brussels

Here FOSDEM geo track 2017

2016 September 22 FOSS4G Belgium, Brussels

Here FOSS4G.be 2016 's program and talks

2016 September 23-25 State of the Map 2016, Brussels

The international event of OpenStreetmap is organised this year in Belgium. Highly recommended as well!

2016 August 24-26th Foss4G International in Bonn

The most important international Event of OSGeo. Highly recommended! Here FOSS4G 2016's videos of the talks

2016 May 11-12 FOSS4G-fr Paris

Here FOSS4G-fr 2016 's program and talks

2016 May 23-26 Geospatial World Forum, Rotterdam

http://geospatialworldforum.org/ OSGeo participated.

2016 April 18, Brussels

OSGeo.be will be organising their first GeoDevEvening. The theme will be webmapping and especially Openlayers 3. There will be two speakers, Pierre Marchand of Atelier Cartographique wil give an overview of Webmapping tools. Later we will take a deeper dive with Thomas Gratier, one of the authors of the OpenLayers 3 Beginners guide.

OpenLayers 3 is a JavaScript based library for web mapping, published under BSD license. It groups a set of functionalities to create both lightweight web mapping applications and more heavy web mapping applications for advanced usages. It enables display of geographic features (markers, lines, polygons) with custom styles, most of the time with background maps services from various sources (including OpenStreetMap). It manages all interactions to select, draw geographic entities, display, measure geographic coordinates and manage different Earth representations using cartographic projections.

The event will happen at BEL in Brussels (those who were at FOSS4G.be will remember the place), next monday 18 april at 19:00 until 22:00. The event is free. You can register here. https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/billets-osgeodevevening-openlayers3-24251072611

2016 March 19 Mapps4ghent

http://2016.apps4ghent.be

2016 February 29 Open Belgium, Brussels

OSGeo.be gave a presentation at Open Belgium 2016 about "Open in Geo".

2016 February 27 Mapping party for homeless people, Brussels

The « mapping party for homeless people » took place in Brussels at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, on Saturday,February 27. More information on wikipage : https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo-BE-Cartopartie_sans-abri_27.02.2016

2016 January 31 FOSDEM Geospatial devroom

Here FOSDEM geo track 2016

2016 January 23 misssing Maps mapathon in Ghent

Our colleagues of Openstreetmap were organising a missing maps party: http://osm.be/nl/content/missing-maps-mapathon-gent

2015 October 29th FOSS4G Belgium 2015 - Brussels

2015 February 1st FOSDEM geo track 2015 - Brussels

FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event bringing together about 5000 developers in Brussels, Belgium. The goal is to provide open source software developers and communities a place to meet and share thoughts. The participation is free of charge, although donations are welcome. For the first time there will be a Geospatial devroomon, organised by members of the OSGeo, Locationtech and OpenStreetMap communities.

2014 November 6th beOpenGISfr - Brussels

2013 June 13th OSGeo Ghent - Ghent

Meetings

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