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About the Italian OSGeo Chapter and

The Italian OSGeo Local Chapter has been formally accepted by the OSGeo Board of Directors on the 7th September 2007 meting.

The Italian OSGeo Local Chapter is based on the existing association "Associazione Italiana per l'Informazione Geografica Libera (". has been funded by the Italian GFOSS community during the 8th GRASS e GFOSS (Palermo, 14-16 febbraio 2007) annual meeting. The Italian community includes many professional, university and governative members with long national and international experience in the field of the Geomatic and in the free and open source.

The objectives of the are:

  • Promote the development, the diffusion and the protection of the Free and Open Source Software for the geo-information.
  • Promote the Open Standards for the geo-information and the free access to geographic data.
  • Promote the contacts among developers and users within the community and among the community and external body.
  • Foster and coordinate the translation, localization and internationalization of software and documentation for the geo-information.
  • Promote relationships with other national and international associations, and with governative agencies and private companies.

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E' attualmente in corso un tentativo di proporre agli utenti di lingua italiana la creazione di un Local Chapter di OSGeo ( community site). La discussione è sulla mailing list di

Si invitano le persone interessate ad aggiungersi alla lista alla voce #Gli interessati.

Links to the Italian Community resources

(Web site in Italian language)

Gli interessati (people supporting this initiative)

See other list.

Italian chapter mission

Italian Local Chapter mission will be to respect OSGeo Guidelines on local chapters and continue supporting all Italian Community contributions to FOSS GIS community. Main goal is the OSGeo foundation one: to encourage the use and collaborative development of community-led projects.

Italian community contributions

This part shows the Italian community contributions on the web:





Past Events

Future Events

IX GRASS-GFOSS Italian users meeting.
21st, 22nd February 2008
Facoltà di Ingegneria dell'Università di Perugia
Perugia, Italy

Italian OSGeo Chapter Officers

Italian OSGeo Representative

Italian OSGeo Chapter Coordinators