United Kingdom

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The mission of the UK Chapter broadly follows the general OSGeo Mission, with emphasis o n the following areas: (please add and edit as you see fit):

  • To provide a forum for discussion and promotion of Open Source Geospatial Software in the UK
  • To help more UK organisations discover the opportunity of open source geospatial tools
  • To support the development of a fully featured UK SDI
  • To provide a starting point for people from the UK who are new to the Open Source Geospatial movement
  • To raise awareness of the benefits of public access to geodata in the UK
  • To work with OGC members in the UK to promote the implementation and development of open standards for geodata exchange
  • To, maybe, one day, act as focal point for a UK-hosted and organised FOSS4G conference

Mailing List

Discussion list:

Meetings and Events

One really useful role of a UK OSGeo chapter would be as a focal point for organising meetings - evening presentation sessions or short seminars with Q and A afterwards.

Upcoming Events

1st May 2008: UK OSGEO meetup after 1Spatial Conference at Radisson Hotel, Stansted. This is your chance to decide what a UK local chapter should do! See the wiki page here to sign up.

Recent Events

8th-10th December 2006: The UK-originated OpenGuides Open Source spatial wiki project is having a pub meetup and "hackfest" in Oxford - http://dev.openguides.org/wiki/OxfordMeetup2006

There will be a few OpenStreetMap people at this event too (there's a fair degree of overlap). Crash space is available, and nice pubs will be visited!

Tuesday September, 26th 2006: Steve Coast of OpenStreetmap fame gave a talk to the BCS entitled Geospatial Open Source Activity. Details at http://geospatial.bcs.org/site/index.php?s=future-events#3

OpenStreetmap also have regular UK mapping parties in different cities

Don't forget to sign the Inspire petition -and tell your friends too - you don't have to use geo-data to believe that publically funded work should be public property! http://petition.publicgeodata.org/


Sign up here to show interest! Also join the mailing list so we can be in touch directly.

See Also

Useful Links UK