FOSS4G 2017

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FOSS4G 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Go to the official FOSS4G 2017 event page.

Initial Proposal

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Local Organizing Committee

Name Organization Sector Title Location Role
Andy Anderson Amherst College;
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Academic Academic Technology Specialist;
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Environmental Conservation
Amherst, Massachusetts Chair of Program Subcommittee
Giovanni Zambotti Harvard University Academic GIS Specialist Greater Boston
Patrick Florance Tufts University Academic Associate Director of Geospatial Technology Greater Boston
Chris Barnett Tufts University Academic Geospatial Developer Greater Boston
Guido Stein AvidGeo & Applied Geographics, Inc. Community Founder & GIS Analyst Greater Boston Co-Chair of FOSS4G Boston 2017
Mike Foster Maptime Boston & MIT Community Community Organizer & GIS Specialist Greater Boston Chair of Workshop Subcommittee
Aleda Freeman MassGIS/MassIT/Commonwealth of Massachusetts Government Web Mapping Services Manager Greater Boston Chair of Extracurricular Subcommittee; Member Program Subcommittee
Christian Jacqz MassGIS/MassIT/Commonwealth of Massachusetts Government Former Director of MassGIS Greater Boston Member Program Subcommittee
Carolyn Bennett Boston Redevelopment Authority Government GIS Manager Greater Boston
Michael Terner Applied Geographics, Inc. Private Executive Vice President Greater Boston Chair of FOSS4G Boston 2017
Will Mitchell NBT Solutions, LLC Private Principal Portland, Maine On Sponsor Committee

Community Committee

Past Activities

Logo Contest

Program Related

Scientific Committee

FOSS4G Notes on Academic Track


Charlie Schweik, University of Massachusetts Amherst 
VGI, Land Use/Cover, Commons-based Peer Production in Open Geospatial, Education
Helena Mitasova, North Carolina State University 
terrain modeling, visualization, GRASS GIS


Andy Anderson, Amherst College & University of Massachusetts Amherst (also Program Committee Chair)
Demographics, Environmental Systems, Geostatistics, Programming, HPC, Education
Maria Brovelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
GIS, Web Mapping, Collaborative Mapping, Geo-crowdsourcing
Serena Coetzee, Centre for Geoinformation Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa 
spatial data infrastructure, address data, standardization, open principles, GISc education, geovisualization
Nimalika Fernando 
location based services, mobile GIS, route planning, indoor spatial data modelling & indoor navigation,web-GIS
Mark Iliffe, N-LAB, University of Nottingham 
Volunteered Geographic Information, Systems Engineering, Crowd-Sorucing, OSM, Transport/Mobility
Simone Lanucara 
Spatial Data Infrastructures, Open Geospatial Consortium interfaces, Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial, Sensor Web Enablement, Semantic harmonization, Data harmonization, Big Data
Steven Lehr, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Department of Computer Engineering 
Machine Learning, Data Mining, Mapserver, PHP
Peter Löwe
Open Science, Data Science, GRASS GIS
Jeff McKenna, OSGeo 
web mapping, databases
Marco Minghini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Volunteered Geographic Information, OpenStreetMap, Land Use/Cover, Education

Rafael Moreno, University of Colorado Denver, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences 
Natural resources management, Sustainable Development, Environmental Modeling with GIS, FOSS4G
Venkatesh Raghavan
KS Rajan, Lab for Spatial Informatics, IIIT Hyderabad 
Satellite image processing, WebGIS, Spatio-temporal data mining, Routing, GIS Education
Darshana Rawal, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India
Web GIS, GIS, Programming, Geomarketing ,Disaster Management, LBS
Jorge Gustavo Rocha, University of Minho 
VGI, OpenStreetMap, Software development
Sven Schade, European Commission - Joint Research Centre 
Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), Semantic Web, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), Citizen Science, crowd-sourcing
Kalum Priyanath Udagepola 
Digital Globe, GIS Education, Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), Geospatial BI, Decision Support Systems, Spatial Data Visualization, Remote Sensing, Land Surveying
Tuong-Thuy Vu
Remote Sensing, Data Fusion, GIS Education, Big data
Mohammed Zia 
GIS, Web GIS, Vehicle-Routing, Programming, Remote Sensing, Geology
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