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Revision as of 04:45, 23 August 2013


During the FOSS4G2013 conference in Nottingham, UK, there will be a number of spaces for people to hold Birds of a Feather sessions.

Birds of a Feather sessions are unstructured timeslots where people can self organise themselves to discuss topics of interest.

Organising Contact

Timeslots Available

We'll update this page soon with details of the sessions slots available.

BOF sessions

Education and ICA-OSGeo Labs meeting

The aim is to update latest developments in the education efforts and progress update on the ICA-OSGeo Labs network and update members on future plans

  • When - Friday 20th September at 09:00 -10:00 in the GeoCamp Marquee

Specific topics:

  • Current updates -Suchith
  • Updates on bid opportunities focusing on H2020(All)
  • Updates on relevant training opportunities (All)
  • GeoMOOC ideas - Phillip Davis
  • Webinar series plans - (All)
  • Curriculum discussion - (All)
  • ELOGeo update - Suchith, Jeremy
  • Responsibilities (moving forward (subcommittee chairs))
  • COST Action - Maria

Who is coming:

OSGeo Local Chapter meetup

  • When - Saturday 21st September, 08:00 -09:00 in the GeoCamp Marquee
  • We'll have a table / space for each local chapter
  • Existing members can hang out, and new people can find out about their local chapter
  • Consider bringing something local to decorate your space - a small table-top flag, cloth or just leaflets describing your chapter
  • Contact Ian Edwards or update your chapter details below to take part

Who is coming:

Sensor Web BOF

Time Slot: Sometime during Friday


  • Sensor Web is gaining more and more relevance in many SDI frameworks as well as in the INSPIRE context
  • Discuss on-going implementation activities
  • Exchange on practical experiences how to bring sensor and observation data into SDIs
  • What are new, upcoming challenges?

Who is coming:

  • Simon Jirka (52°North)
  • Paul van Genuchten (Geocat)

Maps and Metadata BOF

Time Slot: Currently planned for Friday 20th September at 17:30 in the GeoCamp Marquee


  • improving interoperability between the open source metadata servers and clients
    • CSW OSGeo profile?
    • metadata101.org?
  • Faceted search extensions
  • metadata links articulation
  • spatial relevance algorithms
  • CSW 3, OpenSearch, Mass Market, Linked Data (rdf/sparql)
  • future CSW Shootout?

Who is coming:

Join a Software Foundation - OSGeo and LocationTech BOF

You owe it to your project, your users and yourself. Discussion and Q & A with OSGeo Incubation (and LocationTech?).

  • When - TBC

Who is coming:

OSGeo INSPIRE/SDI activities

Based on the discussion in OSGeo-Discuss list [1], the INPIRE/SDI BoF shall be a starting point for OSGeo being more active in SDIs. In particular europes INSPIRE directive has a big impact in all days work with geodata and national SDIs.

Who is coming:

OGC/OSGeo meet up

OGC and OSGeo have always been strongly linked, from our common roots in the early open source geospatial community, our 2008 MoU, and the ongoing benefits we continue to realize from each other's activities. As both organisations continue to lead at the top of their respective fields, are there ways that we can work more closely and provide greater support for each other's work?

This BoF is intended as an informal meet up to hear people's thoughts and suggestions.

  • When - Friday 20th September, 08:00 - 09:00 in the GeoCamp Marquee

Who is coming:

More information on other Birds of a Feather sessions will be added here before the event See FOSS4G 2009 Birds of a Feather for inspiration!