FOSS4G 2010 Press Release 2

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The Local Conference Committee is pleased to announce that Barcelona will host the 2010 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference, September 6-9, 2010, in Barcelona, Spain.

FOSS4G is a conference presented by OSGeo, the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.

About OSGeo

OSGeo is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support and promote collaborative development of open geospatial technologies and data. The foundation provides financial, organizational, and legal support to the broader open source geospatial community. It also serves as an independent legal entity to which community members can contribute code, funding and other resources, secure in the knowledge that their contributions will be maintained for public benefit. OSGeo also serves as an outreach and advocacy organization for the open source geospatial community, and provides a common forum and shared infrastructure for improving cross-project collaboration.

The foundation's projects are all freely available and useable under an OSI-certified open source license (OSI: Open Source Initiative).

FOSS4G 2010

From Monday 6 through Thursday 9 September 2010, the international community will join in Barcelona, Spain, for the the next edition of its flagship meeting. FOSS4G has been travelling around Switzerland (400 attendees), Canada (700), South Africa (550), Australia (450) in the last four years. It is a long time since the community has gethered in Europe. For this reason, the Barcelona event will be a unique opportunity for any European and international entity to have a complete overview of the open source software for geospatial, to share their own experience and to join common initiatives. We are expecting between 1000 and 2000 attendees.


After the great success on FOSS4G 2009, OGC will propose again the Climate Change Integration Plugfest (CCIP). CCIP demonstrates standards based interoperability between Open Source and Proprietary geospatial applications. It consists of a server with multiple virtual machines, each installed with geospatial applications offering standards-based web services. All web services will demonstrate a common dataset, and will be accessed by a range of geospatial client applications installed on client computers.

Discover Your Open Source SDI

Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is an increasing keyword for the geospatial world in recent years. The current European INSPIRE initiative has brought focus to the SDI concept and its application on a continental scale. The demand for SDI solutions has been increasing across all levels of administration and the Open Source community has adapted to meet this need.

OSGeo Community Awards

The attendance will vote the best use case of OSGeo Software implementation in Government and in Business. Awards are also being considered for the best education program based on OSGeo Software, as well as for No Profit organizations.

Academic Track

As in 2009, FOSS4G 2010 will organise an academic session with publication of papers and presentation of posters. The academic track aims at bringing together researchers, developers, users and practitioners carrying out research and development in the geospatial and the free and open source fields and willing to share original and recent research developments and experiences.

The academic track will act as an inventory of current research topics, with the main objectiveof promoting cooperative research between OSGeo developers and the academia. The academic track is the right forum to highlight the most important research challenges and trends in the domain, and let them became the basis for an informal OSGeo research agenda. It will foster interdisciplinary discussions in all aspects of the geospatial and free and open source domains. The academic track will be organized so as to promote networking between the participants, to initiate and foster discussions regarding cutting-edge technologies in the field, to exchange research ideas, and to promote international collaboration.

Please visit our site to subscribe and find more information about this conference:


Lorenzo Becchi
Conference Chair, 2010 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Conference


El Comité Organizador Local se complace en anunciar que Barcelona acogerá la Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference, del 6 al 9 de Septiembre de 2010.

El FOSS4G es la conferencia internacional de OSGeo, la Open Source Geospatial Foundation.

Acerca de OSGeo

OSGeo es una organización sin ánimo de lucro cuya misión es apoyar y promover el desarrollo colaborativo de tecnologías abiertas y datos geoespaciales. La fundación proporciona apoyo financiero, organizativo y legal a la comunidad global geoespacial de fuentes abiertas. También actúa como una entidad jurídica independiente en la que los miembros de la comunidad pueden contribuir con código, la financiación y otros recursos, con la certeza de que sus contribuciones se mantendrán para el beneficio público. OSGeo defiende la difusión y promoción de la organización para la comunidad geoespacial de código abierto, y ofrece un foro común y compartido de infraestructura para mejorar la colaboración entre proyectos. Los proyectos de la fundación están disponibles gratuitamente y utilizable en virtud de una licencia de código abierto certificada por OSI (OSI: Open Source Initiative).


Del lunes 6 al jueves 9 de septiembre de 2010, la comunidad internacional se reunirá en Barcelona, España, para la celebrar la edición de la próxima reunión de su evento insignia. El FOSS4G ha viajado por Suiza (400 asistentes), Canadá (700), Sudáfrica (550), Australia (450) en los últimos cuatro años. Hace ya mucho tiempo que la comunidad se reunió en Europa por última vez. Por esta razón, Barcelona será una oportunidad única para que cualquier entidad europea e internacional tenga una visión completa del software geoespacial de código abierto, pueda compartir sus propias experiencias y unirse a iniciativas comunes. Esperamos entre 1000 y 2000 asistentes.