China Chapter Report 2008

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China Chapter

  • Period covered by report: Jan-Dec 2008
  • Contact name:
    • Pro.Chen: chenrg at
    • Gao Ang: gaoang at

Key Accomplishments

  • Enhanced OSGeo China Website (in Chinese language).
  • Promote local OSGeo activites every month at OSGeo China Event.
  • 4 local sponsors, ESRI China, 3SNews, Sun China ERI and InfoQ China.
  • Organized "Monthly OSGeo Lecture" at Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Science.
  • Bid for FOSS4G 2010 conference with 3 other cities.

Areas for Improvement

  • Give lectures at local universities and promote the reputation of OSGeo.
  • Provide technical help at OSGeo China mail alias for the OS GIS users in China.

Opportunities to Help

  • Launch local sponsorship, which could help us to keep regular activities and visible.
  • Contribute us translated materials of pages.
  • Become sponsor of the China Chapter and support local activities in financial or event goods and materials.

Outlook for 2009

  • Enrich the local OSGeo China web site.
  • Organize off line activities and lectures for students and researchers.
  • Get more connect with other OSGeo local chapters.
  • Contributes to OSGeo event such as FOSS4G conference.
  • Organize annual local meeting.