Google Code In 2017 Recommendations for Students

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Welcome to OSGeo!

GRASS GIS software, viewing a map layer in 3D
FOSS4G (OSGeo's annual conference) boat cruise, August 2016, Bonn, Germany
GRASS GIS team at the FOSS4G-Europe code sprint, July 2017 in Paris, France
gvSIG-Mobile code sprint team, February 2017 in Valencia, Spain
MapServer code sprint team, August 2017 in Boston, U.S.
pgRouting and QGIS team members at FOSS4G-Seoul, September 2015 in Seoul, South Korea
OSGeoLive code sprint at FOSS4G-Bonn, August 2016 in Bonn, Germany

We are a fun vibrant community that believes in sharing Open Source software related to making maps.

How to ask general questions about the Code-in

Send an Email of questions

  • subscribe to the "gci-discuss" mailing list here
  • ask your question, and usually within a day someone from the OSGeo Code-in team (mentors or administrators) will reply
  • all OSGeo mentors for the Code-in contest follow this "gci-discuss" mailing list

Ask on the #osgeo-gsoc IRC chat channel

  • IRC-channel: #osgeo-gsoc channel on
    • how to connect: choose your favorite IRC client, or go directly through your web browser with webchat
    • enter a nickname and click "I am not a robot" and press "Connect"
    • upon entering, ask your questions as you wish (no need to wait, just say "hello, I have a question about the Code-In, how do I..."

Get to know the OSGeo Community

The OSGeo foundation ( ) was founded in the year 2006 and contains many different types of Open Source software projects to help make geographical maps.

The OSGeo foundation also holds a super-fun conference each year, all over the world, named FOSS4G ( ) for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial.

Searching for a Project's Mailing list Archives

A good trick to search an OSGeo project's mailing list for help, if you are stuck on a coding problem, is to use OSGeo's Nabble Forum: