FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2019

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This conference was the second FOSS4G SotM Oceania, held in Wellington, New Zealand, 12-15 November 2019.


The workshops and community day were held at Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington. The conference was held at Tiakiwai Conference Centre, National Library of New Zealand.



  • Land Information New Zealand
  • Microsoft


  • Pinpoint Geospatial Solutions
  • Mapillary
  • Koordinates
  • Catalyst
  • Terria
  • Geoplex
  • Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
  • Digital Earth Australia
  • Orbica
  • NIWA
  • Address Finder


  • Mapbox


  • GeoSolutions
  • Kaart
  • Spatialised
  • Riegl

In Kind

  • Land Information New Zealand
  • Mammoth Geospatial
  • Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
  • Pinpoint Geospatial Solutions
  • Victoria University of Wellington

Program Overview

Date Name Tickets Sold
12 November Workshops 159
13 November Conference Day 1 207
14 November Conference Day 2 207
15 November Community Day ~90


Social Program

Date Name Venue No. of Attendees Payment Structure
12 November Travel Grant Program Breakfast Mojo Featherston Paid for out of Good Mojo allocation
12 November Icebreaker Queens Wharf Ballroom ~100 Included with conference registration
13 November Women in Spatial Breakfast The National Library of New Zealand Co-organised with WiS NZ / sponsored by FOSS4G SotM Oceania
13 November Conference Dinner The Thistle Inn 110 Separate ticket ($80)


Good Mojo

Travel Grant Program

13 attendees were provided with grants to help cover flights, accommodation, child care and visas. 2 half day workshops, conference registration and access to all social events including the conference dinner were also provided.

These attendees are from:

  • Northern Marianas Islands
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Fiji (2)
  • Samoa (2)
  • French Polynesia
  • Australia (2)
  • New Zealand (4)


Conference Committee

  • Matthew Fry - Program Lead
  • Dionne Hansen - Design & Communication Lead
  • Tania Hibbard-Nitz - Local & Logistics Lead
  • Edoardo Neerhut - Sponsorship Lead
  • Daniel Silk - Chair / Governance Lead
  • John Bryant - OSGeo Oceania President
  • Jan Ducnuigeen
  • David Garcia
  • Emma Hain
  • Greg Lauer - OSGeo Oceania Secretary
  • Richard Law
  • Alex Leith - OSGeo Oceania Treasurer
  • Mairead de Roiste
  • Adam Steer
  • Belle Tissott

Kim Fitter was Community Lead, and Adam Steer was Program Lead, early in the organising effort.


Survey and Spatial New Zealand was the Industry Partner, providing support with financial logistics.

Victoria University of Wellington provided the venue for the workshop and community days.

OSGeo contributed funding toward the Travel Grant Program and Community Day.

Meeting minutes