FOSS4G 2012

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FOSS4G 2012, scheduled to be held in Beijing, WAS CANCELLED. See: Board Announcement

FOSS4G 2012 planning for Beijing, China

This is the work environment for the Local Organizing Committee. The main FOSS4G 2012 Web site is available at

Starting Points


  • Spread word about FOSS4G. Talk to your colleagues, peers and co-workers, more than 2/3 of all attendees have heard about FOSS4G from a friend.
  • Update you company internal calendar and add FOSS4G
  • Earmark travel funds

Conference Organization

If you feel you can do more than just spread word, check out the following list and get going:

  • Compare FOSS4G 2011 wiki page with this page and help filing the contents.
  • Ask on the Mailing List whenever you have doubts or questions.
  • Help setting up and reviewing the official web page contents.
  • Contact potential sponsors. This is one of the major source of income for the running of OSGeo.

On Site Venue Logistics

Internet Access

How do we ensure unrestricted Internet access to foreign sites/projects, that may be potentially block by the Great Firewall of China ?

  • To communicate to the presenters, ensure presentations and demos are available offline.
  • Test the in-China availability of the service of your choice.
  • Get some proxies as back-up. If your business or school has VPN/SSH, it should work.
  • Avoid the popular SNS tools if you want to reach the locals.
  • Ask community members from Chinese Mainland on the mailing list when you're not sure.

For more info, see FOSS4G 2012 Beijing Internet Access.

Related Symposiums

State of the Map 2012 will be held in Tokyo Japan, where is about 4 hrs flight to Beijing, in 6-8th Sept. just before FOSS4G 2012.