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Welcome to the Third Irish OSGeo Symposium 2019 (OSGeoIE 2019)


Our Symposium

The Irish Local Chapter of OSGeo are delighted to announce the hosting of the 3rd National Symposium at the Metropole Hotel in Cork City, Ireland on Thursday, 11th April 2019. The event is open to anyone. The symposium will provide a relaxed and stimulating environment to learn about OSGeo, meet people with similar interest in OSGeo and FOSS4G, and learn new skills in the workshops.

Symposium Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce that our Keynote for OSGeoIE 2019 will be Mr. Martin Høgh (Twitter). Martin is an open source code, urban planner and founder of the MapCentia company in Denmark and developer of GC2 and Vidi. The GC2/Vidi framework helps you build a spatial data infrastructure quickly and easily. This framework is powered using open source components and facilitates the deployment of PostGIS, MapServer, QGIS Server, MapCache, Elasticsearch, GDAL/ogr2ogr while Vidi is described as 'a modern take on browser GIS'. It is the front-end client for GC2. Martin will also give a workshop on GC2 in the afternoon.

Tickets are now on Sale

Tickets for OSGeoIE 2019 including early-bird rate are available here.

  • Early Bird Registration Ticket: €60 (Deadline 29.03.2019)
  • Standard Registration Ticket: €80 (30.04.2019 onwards)
  • Student Registration Ticket: €40 You will need to produce your student ID on arrival.

Call for Lightning Talks

Lightning talk sessions accommodate as many presentations as possible whilst showcasing a wide variety of FOSS4G and OSGeo applications in Ireland. Lightning talks will be strictly limited to 7 minutes.

Student Poster Competition

Based on feedback from both of the previous symposia we are delighted to introduce a student poster competition to OSGeoIE 2019.

  • Eligibility: Any student who is currently enrolled or registered in ANY Irish University, College, Research Institution, Training School or Secondary School is eligible for entry. At least one of the students named as authors/creators of the poster must register at the student rate for OSGeoIE 2019.
  • Poster Content/Focus: If you are a student and you are working with OSGeo or FOSS4G tools or services then why not tell us about your experiences, your work, etc regarding using these tools and services. Perhaps you are using Open (Spatial/Geographic) Data or other Open Source Software to work with spatial/geographic data in your work?

Posters should be A0 or A1 size. Entrants will be responsible for the printing and production costs of their own posters.

The 'Best Poster' will be announced during the final closing session when the prize will be awarded.

Symposium Programme Outline (DRAFT PROGRAMME)

This will include 2 presentations on flagship applications of OSGeo/FOSS4G work in Ireland.
Programme Slot Symposium Activity
Registration 08:00 - 09:00
Opening Address, Welcome and Introductions 09:00 - 09:15
Keynote Presentation (followed by open Q&A)

Mr. Martin Høgh. MapCentia (Denmark) and GC2 and Vidi developer

09:15 - 10:00
Selected Long Format Presentations 10:00 - 10:45
Tea/Coffee Break and Networking 10:45 - 11:15
Lightning Talks Presentation Sessions

Ten 7-minute lightning talks

11:15 - 13:00
Lunch Time, Networking and Poster Session. 13:00 - 14:00
Interactive Workshops
  • Workshop 1: Introduction to GC2
  • Workshop 2: OpenStreetMap (Getting started and using JOSM)
  • Workshop 3: Geospatial Python
14:00 - 16:15
Tea/Coffee Break and Networking 16:15 - 16:40
Closing Address and Finish Announcement of Best Poster Award Winner 16:40 - 17:00

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