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== About OSGeo ==
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The Open Source Geospatial Foundation was founded to support and build the highest-quality open source geospatial software. The foundation's goal is to encourage the use and collaborative development of community-led projects, data development and education.  Many projects live under the OSGeo umbrella.  http://osgeo.org
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== About PDX-OSGeo - Portland Area and Oregon OSGeo Chapter ==
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The PDX-OSGeo chapter of OSGeo has been meeting in the Portland area for five years discussing and promoting the use of open source geospatial technology.  The chapter is also a special interest group of OR-URISA.  Chapter members often organize or present on open source software at regional geospatial conferences.  PDX is the airport code and like the PDX airport, the group has a wide catchment area.
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== About FOSS4G ==
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FOSS4G is the international gathering of open source, geospatial tribes.  From its beginnings the FOSS4G conference has been the gathering of the spatial tribes and has a reputation of being a melting pot for great ideas in the spatial industry and a catalyst for many successful geospatial products, standards and protocols. The FOSS4G conference has been held all over the world, in 2013 it was in Nottingham, England.  Many years, delegates from over 40 countries attend FOSS4G.  FOSS4G celebrates ten years in 2014. 
  
 
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To be sent to widely through media and lists.

Portland, Oregon. December 15th, 2013.

Recap of activity (PCO, Media Sponsors).

FOSS4G 2014 is pleased to release the conference logo and theme for the conference. The logo is____ ____ designed by EVH, it represents the history of ___ _____. The Theme will be "blank it yourself" reflect PDX's well known passion for do it yourself (DIY) craftsmenship. Logo use guide and link policy (I think there are examples).

Upcoming FOSS4G milestones

  • Call for Papers

Media Sponsors

About OSGeo

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation was founded to support and build the highest-quality open source geospatial software. The foundation's goal is to encourage the use and collaborative development of community-led projects, data development and education. Many projects live under the OSGeo umbrella. http://osgeo.org

About PDX-OSGeo - Portland Area and Oregon OSGeo Chapter

The PDX-OSGeo chapter of OSGeo has been meeting in the Portland area for five years discussing and promoting the use of open source geospatial technology. The chapter is also a special interest group of OR-URISA. Chapter members often organize or present on open source software at regional geospatial conferences. PDX is the airport code and like the PDX airport, the group has a wide catchment area.

About FOSS4G

FOSS4G is the international gathering of open source, geospatial tribes. From its beginnings the FOSS4G conference has been the gathering of the spatial tribes and has a reputation of being a melting pot for great ideas in the spatial industry and a catalyst for many successful geospatial products, standards and protocols. The FOSS4G conference has been held all over the world, in 2013 it was in Nottingham, England. Many years, delegates from over 40 countries attend FOSS4G. FOSS4G celebrates ten years in 2014.


For more information or to keep informed from the FOSS4G Organizing Committee, join our announcement list (link) or follow @foss4g or contact:

Darrell Fuhriman, Chair of the FOSS4G Organizing Committee, email: darrell@garnix.org