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== Organisation ==
 
== Organisation ==
  
OSGeo Oceania is governed and managed by a Board of Directors (the board). The board can delegate responsibilities to sub-committees as needed.
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Our purpose is to support and grow the open geospatial community in the Oceania region, including the oversight and stewardship of a FOSS4G & SotM Conference series.
 
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Its purpose is to foster the growth of the geospatial open source & open data community in the Oceania region, including the oversight and stewardship of a FOSS4G & SotM Conference series.
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We recognise the well established [[Pacific Islands Chapter]] and work closely with them to build a strong community across our region.
 
We recognise the well established [[Pacific Islands Chapter]] and work closely with them to build a strong community across our region.
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* [https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/oceania Oceania] - discussion about OSGeo Oceania and the regional open geospatial community
 
* [https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/oceania Oceania] - discussion about OSGeo Oceania and the regional open geospatial community
 
* [https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/foss4g-oceania FOSS4G-Oceania] - FOSS4G SotM Oceania conference planning
 
* [https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/foss4g-oceania FOSS4G-Oceania] - FOSS4G SotM Oceania conference planning
* [https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/foss4g-oceania-discuss FOSS4G-Oceania-Discuss] - a place for conference delegates to get in touch with each other
 
  
 
There's also a lot of informal chatter on the Maptime Oceania Slack group: [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdblsyijB0WB9PYZw6EdVUAyaiNRFeWoNimi3haasGRPi6TVQ/viewform join here]
 
There's also a lot of informal chatter on the Maptime Oceania Slack group: [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdblsyijB0WB9PYZw6EdVUAyaiNRFeWoNimi3haasGRPi6TVQ/viewform join here]
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== Documents & policies ==
 
== Documents & policies ==
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*[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kZD8pcW2efjLEY7ih3rzcWpe7X0hEG2A Constitution], 2019-11-07
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*[https://drive.google.com/file/d/13aZ6L08ke1-l32I7c00MahyEKgxeZkq8 OSGeo Oceania Terms of Reference], 2018-12-17
 
*[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1h_W0wWNTUmCRs6C9-6-9n1TSf_ZrmxjVtT1yzAqJFTs Budget 2019-2020]  
 
*[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1h_W0wWNTUmCRs6C9-6-9n1TSf_ZrmxjVtT1yzAqJFTs Budget 2019-2020]  
 
*[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ckBB9we2WRyH_IzDJvG2yHEgVYtURrdC Membership Policy], 2019-10-14
 
*[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ckBB9we2WRyH_IzDJvG2yHEgVYtURrdC Membership Policy], 2019-10-14
 
*[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yNhl7VHz5kjPYEbcgqzY7hiUaR_0-uNH Finance Committee Terms of Reference], 2019-10-03
 
*[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yNhl7VHz5kjPYEbcgqzY7hiUaR_0-uNH Finance Committee Terms of Reference], 2019-10-03
*[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kakpBuOsF6ObF4IiUVSA2PRI3-7Asy7P Constitution], 2019-05-01
 
*[https://drive.google.com/file/d/13aZ6L08ke1-l32I7c00MahyEKgxeZkq8/view OSGeo Oceania Terms of Reference], 2018-12-17
 
  
== Board of Directors 2019 ==
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== Board of Directors ==
 
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OSGeo Oceania is governed and managed by a Board of Directors (the board). The board can delegate responsibilities to sub-committees as needed.
* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Alexgleith Alex Leith] - OSGeo Oceania Treasurer - OSGeo Charter Member
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* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Dwsilk Daniel Silk]
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* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Eneerhut Edoardo Neerhut]
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* Greg Lauer - OSGeo Oceania Secretary
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* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/John_Bryant John Bryant] - OSGeo Oceania President - OSGeo Charter Member
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* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Jonahsullivan Jonah Sullivan]
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* Kerry Smyth
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* Martin Tomko
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* Trisha Moriarty
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=== Responsibilities ===
 
=== Responsibilities ===
 
 
The primary responsibilities of the board are to:
 
The primary responsibilities of the board are to:
 
* govern and manage OSGeo Oceania, with regard to finance, risk, and sustainability of the organisation
 
* govern and manage OSGeo Oceania, with regard to finance, risk, and sustainability of the organisation
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* enter into agreements with other parties as needed.
 
* enter into agreements with other parties as needed.
  
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=== 2019 ===
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==== Objectives ====
 
In order to guide the organisation towards a mature state, in 2019 this board will aim to:
 
In order to guide the organisation towards a mature state, in 2019 this board will aim to:
 
* determine a process for recruiting and managing an appropriate general membership
 
* determine a process for recruiting and managing an appropriate general membership
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* apply to the OpenStreetMap Foundation board to form an OpenStreetMap local chapter.
 
* apply to the OpenStreetMap Foundation board to form an OpenStreetMap local chapter.
  
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==== Directors ====
=== Meeting minutes ===
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* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Alexgleith Alex Leith] - OSGeo Oceania Treasurer - OSGeo Charter Member
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* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Dwsilk Daniel Silk]
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* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Eneerhut Edoardo Neerhut]
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* Greg Lauer - OSGeo Oceania Secretary
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* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/John_Bryant John Bryant] - OSGeo Oceania President - OSGeo Charter Member
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* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Jonahsullivan Jonah Sullivan]
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* [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Spatialize Kerry Smyth]
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* Martin Tomko
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* Trisha Moriarty
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==== Meeting minutes ====
 
* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pqXrWZUyhl7iqLLVTchRcCRz3lRO9KIY 2019-01-25]
 
* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pqXrWZUyhl7iqLLVTchRcCRz3lRO9KIY 2019-01-25]
 
* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lvpG-67NcZE5VNslff5tFq8dHVRRcQFt 2019-03-26]
 
* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lvpG-67NcZE5VNslff5tFq8dHVRRcQFt 2019-03-26]
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1g1eJqqVQ5Fc8TPLi0GUuRS4lYu76ZT5T 2019-07-30]
 
* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1g1eJqqVQ5Fc8TPLi0GUuRS4lYu76ZT5T 2019-07-30]
 
* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=13R8G_8gwTJErVjVhJXYdCrHJqbHl4N-J 2019-09-12]
 
* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=13R8G_8gwTJErVjVhJXYdCrHJqbHl4N-J 2019-09-12]
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* [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_bVj2sTq3dvip2htplq0z9fUrvWF4qNP 2019-10-16]
 
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=== Board elections ===
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OSGeo Oceania needs an engaged Board of Directors to guide the organisation and help it meet its mission, while being accountable to the membership of the organisation. As per our constitution, we will hold elections annually.
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==== Process ====
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* '''Seats & terms''': In 2019, all directors will retire and there will be 9 seats up for election. After the election, half of the directors (ie. 4 or 5) will volunteer or be randomly chosen to serve a 1 year term, with the remainder having a full 2 year term. Director terms will thus be staggered, and subsequent annual elections will elect half of the board for 2 year terms.
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* '''Nominations''': Any member may nominate a member (including themselves) to stand for election. Nominations should state the candidate's name, their usual place of residence (town/city/country), and a brief statement on why the person would make a good director. Please send nominations to [http://mailto:admin@osgeo-oceania.org admin@osgeo-oceania.org].
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* '''Positions''': Candidates will be invited to share some information about themselves, their aspirations for OSGeo Oceania, what they would like to change, improve, or introduce, and what role they would like to play on the board, in 150 words or less. This is designed to give members some insight into who they are voting for, and provides some accountability. Candidate statements will be posted on the OSGeo Oceania wiki page.
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* '''Voting''': OSGeo Oceania members are eligible to vote. The election will be run electronically using an independent system (ElectionBuddy), and will run for one week. Members will be notified by email when voting is open, and provided with instructions on how to cast their ballot. Members' votes are secret - nobody can see who you vote for. At the end of the election, the winning candidates will be announced on the Oceania mailing list. Vote tallies will be kept private.
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==== Timeline ====
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Date !! Item
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| 2019-11-29 || open director nominations
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| 2019-12-06 || close director nominations
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| 2019-12-13 || candidates provide statements
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| 2019-12-13 || voting opens
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| 2019-12-20 || voting closes at midnight AWST
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| 2019-12-21 || results will be posted on the Oceania mailing list
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|}
  
 
== Committees & working groups ==
 
== Committees & working groups ==
* 2019 conference committee (Daniel Silk, Matthew Fry, Dionne Hansen, Tania Hibbard-Nitz, Edoardo Neerhut, John Bryant, Dr Mairéad de Róiste, Jan Ducnuigeen, David Garcia, Emma Hain, Greg Lauer, Richard Law, Alex Leith, Dr Adam Steer)
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* 2019 conference committee (Daniel Silk, Matthew Fry, Dionne Hansen, Tania Hibbard-Nitz, Edoardo Neerhut, John Bryant, Dr Mairéad de Róiste, Jan Ducnuigeen, David Garcia, Emma Hain, Greg Lauer, Richard Law, Alex Leith, Adam Steer)
 
* Finance committee (Alex Leith, Greg Lauer, Edoardo Neerhut, John Bryant)
 
* Finance committee (Alex Leith, Greg Lauer, Edoardo Neerhut, John Bryant)
* Conference selection committee (Greg Lauer, Conway Pene, Daniel Silk, John Bryant, Edoardo Neerhut, Martin Tomko)
 
 
* Travel Grant Program working group (John Bryant, Greg Lauer, Jonah Sullivan, David Garcia)
 
* Travel Grant Program working group (John Bryant, Greg Lauer, Jonah Sullivan, David Garcia)
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* Membership Working Group (Edoardo Neerhut, Adam Steer, Emma Hain, David Garcia, Daniel Silk)
  
 
== Events ==
 
== Events ==
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== History ==
 
== History ==
See the [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Aust-NZ Aust-NZ wiki page] for a former incarnation of this community. OSGeo Oceania picks up where Aust-NZ left off, and aims to build on that foundation.
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See the [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Aust-NZ Aust-NZ wiki page] for an earlier incarnation of this community. OSGeo Oceania picks up where Aust-NZ left off, and aims to build on that foundation.
  
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Some notable open geospatial events in the region:
 
Some notable open geospatial events in the region:
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* 12-15 November 2019: FOSS4G SotM Oceania, Wellington [https://2019.foss4g-oceania.org] 
 
* 20-23 November 2018: FOSS4G SotM Oceania, Melbourne [https://2018.foss4g-oceania.org]
 
* 20-23 November 2018: FOSS4G SotM Oceania, Melbourne [https://2018.foss4g-oceania.org]
 
* 17 November 2017: Australian QGIS user group meetup, Sydney [https://github.com/qgis-au/meetups/wiki/Australian-QGIS-user-group-meetup-2017]
 
* 17 November 2017: Australian QGIS user group meetup, Sydney [https://github.com/qgis-au/meetups/wiki/Australian-QGIS-user-group-meetup-2017]
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* 15-16 November 2012: FOSS4G-AU 'unconference', Brisbane [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G-AU_2012][http://www.how2map.com/2012/11/foss4g-au-tomorrow.html][https://nathanw.net/2012/11/20/foss4g-au-in-summary]
 
* 15-16 November 2012: FOSS4G-AU 'unconference', Brisbane [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G-AU_2012][http://www.how2map.com/2012/11/foss4g-au-tomorrow.html][https://nathanw.net/2012/11/20/foss4g-au-in-summary]
 
* 20-23 October 2009: FOSS4G international conference, Sydney [http://2009.foss4g.org]
 
* 20-23 October 2009: FOSS4G international conference, Sydney [http://2009.foss4g.org]
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Also see the [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Pacific_Islands_Chapter Pacific Islands Chapter page] for history of events and developments in the Pacific Islands.
 
Also see the [https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Pacific_Islands_Chapter Pacific Islands Chapter page] for history of events and developments in the Pacific Islands.

Latest revision as of 18:02, 21 November 2019

Organisation

Our purpose is to support and grow the open geospatial community in the Oceania region, including the oversight and stewardship of a FOSS4G & SotM Conference series.

We recognise the well established Pacific Islands Chapter and work closely with them to build a strong community across our region.

How to learn more & get involved

The best way to stay up to date on what we're doing is to join our mailing lists:

  • Oceania - discussion about OSGeo Oceania and the regional open geospatial community
  • FOSS4G-Oceania - FOSS4G SotM Oceania conference planning

There's also a lot of informal chatter on the Maptime Oceania Slack group: join here

And you can head to the conference website (link below) and join the conference updates mailing list there.

If you want to talk about how you can get involved, feel free to post on any of these lists, or drop us a line at admin@osgeo-oceania.org.

Documents & policies

Board of Directors

OSGeo Oceania is governed and managed by a Board of Directors (the board). The board can delegate responsibilities to sub-committees as needed.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the board are to:

  • govern and manage OSGeo Oceania, with regard to finance, risk, and sustainability of the organisation
  • provide oversight of the conference committee, and ongoing stewardship of the conference series
  • coordinate other related outreach activities, including local FOSS4G and State of the Map events
  • maintain a relationship with OSGeo and the OpenStreetMap Foundation, and maintain OSGeo & OSMF chapters in good standing
  • hold accounts, domain names, and other administrative tools, data, and assets as needed
  • enter into agreements with other parties as needed.

2019

Objectives

In order to guide the organisation towards a mature state, in 2019 this board will aim to:

  • determine a process for recruiting and managing an appropriate general membership
  • determine a process for renewal of board membership, including accountability to the general membership, and clarify such items as term limits and staggering of terms
  • determine a process for inviting expressions of interest and selecting groups wishing to host the annual FOSS4G SotM Oceania event
  • determine and formalise an appropriate non-profit structure
  • submit an official expression of interest to the OSGeo board to form an OSGeo local chapter
  • apply to the OpenStreetMap Foundation board to form an OpenStreetMap local chapter.

Directors

Meeting minutes

Board elections

OSGeo Oceania needs an engaged Board of Directors to guide the organisation and help it meet its mission, while being accountable to the membership of the organisation. As per our constitution, we will hold elections annually.

Process

  • Seats & terms: In 2019, all directors will retire and there will be 9 seats up for election. After the election, half of the directors (ie. 4 or 5) will volunteer or be randomly chosen to serve a 1 year term, with the remainder having a full 2 year term. Director terms will thus be staggered, and subsequent annual elections will elect half of the board for 2 year terms.
  • Nominations: Any member may nominate a member (including themselves) to stand for election. Nominations should state the candidate's name, their usual place of residence (town/city/country), and a brief statement on why the person would make a good director. Please send nominations to admin@osgeo-oceania.org.
  • Positions: Candidates will be invited to share some information about themselves, their aspirations for OSGeo Oceania, what they would like to change, improve, or introduce, and what role they would like to play on the board, in 150 words or less. This is designed to give members some insight into who they are voting for, and provides some accountability. Candidate statements will be posted on the OSGeo Oceania wiki page.
  • Voting: OSGeo Oceania members are eligible to vote. The election will be run electronically using an independent system (ElectionBuddy), and will run for one week. Members will be notified by email when voting is open, and provided with instructions on how to cast their ballot. Members' votes are secret - nobody can see who you vote for. At the end of the election, the winning candidates will be announced on the Oceania mailing list. Vote tallies will be kept private.

Timeline

Date Item
2019-11-29 open director nominations
2019-12-06 close director nominations
2019-12-13 candidates provide statements
2019-12-13 voting opens
2019-12-20 voting closes at midnight AWST
2019-12-21 results will be posted on the Oceania mailing list

Committees & working groups

  • 2019 conference committee (Daniel Silk, Matthew Fry, Dionne Hansen, Tania Hibbard-Nitz, Edoardo Neerhut, John Bryant, Dr Mairéad de Róiste, Jan Ducnuigeen, David Garcia, Emma Hain, Greg Lauer, Richard Law, Alex Leith, Adam Steer)
  • Finance committee (Alex Leith, Greg Lauer, Edoardo Neerhut, John Bryant)
  • Travel Grant Program working group (John Bryant, Greg Lauer, Jonah Sullivan, David Garcia)
  • Membership Working Group (Edoardo Neerhut, Adam Steer, Emma Hain, David Garcia, Daniel Silk)

Events

Call for Expressions of Interest for FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2020

We are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from the Oceania community for hosting FOSS4G SotM Oceania in 2020. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring the open geospatial community to your city, drive the growth of your local community, and contribute to a regional and global phenomenon.

EOIs need not be full proposals, as we can work with you to develop your plans further. They should at least show us that you have people committed to organising the conference, and have given some thought to the financial aspects of the event. It would be helpful if you can provide some information on potential venues. Basically, tell us why your location is a good choice for FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2020. Please see the 2019 Letter of Intent for an example.

You won't be alone - we anticipate a conference organising committee that includes a mix of new and experienced people, and it's very likely that people from the 2018 and 2019 events will be interested in participating in this committee.

Strong preference will be given to a city in a country that did not host the previous year.

Additionally, see this email thread for a bit of extra background information.

EOIs should be submitted to the public OSGeo Oceania mailing list by 16th September. Please feel free to ask questions!

Timeline

Date Item
2019-09-02 Accepting expressions of interest
2019-09-16 Deadline for expressions of interest
2019-09-16 - 2019-10-07 Questions & clarification period
2019-10-21 Decision
2019-11-14 Public announcement at FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2019 in Wellington

History

See the Aust-NZ wiki page for an earlier incarnation of this community. OSGeo Oceania picks up where Aust-NZ left off, and aims to build on that foundation.

Some notable open geospatial events in the region:

  • 12-15 November 2019: FOSS4G SotM Oceania, Wellington [1]
  • 20-23 November 2018: FOSS4G SotM Oceania, Melbourne [2]
  • 17 November 2017: Australian QGIS user group meetup, Sydney [3]
  • May 2017: QGIS Noosa Hackfest [4]
  • 1 March 2017: NZ QGIS User Forum, Wellington [5]
  • 23 September 2015: NZ QGIS User Conference, Wellington [6]
  • 22 September 2015: NZ GeoNetwork Users Meetup, Wellington
  • 12 May 2015: QGIS Forum, Perth
  • 14 May 2015: QGIS Forum, Melbourne[7]
  • 18 April 2013: Melbourne QGIS User Conference [8][9]
  • 14 March 2013: Perth QGIS User Forum/Group [10]
  • 15-16 November 2012: FOSS4G-AU 'unconference', Brisbane [11][12][13]
  • 20-23 October 2009: FOSS4G international conference, Sydney [14]

Also see the Pacific Islands Chapter page for history of events and developments in the Pacific Islands.