Google Summer of Code Application 2016

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Application Status

ongoing, with the text below

Timeline: TODO: add link to timeline

Old applications


Organization id


Organization name

OSGeo - Open Source Geospatial Foundation

Organization description

OSGeo is a non-profit organization serving as an umbrella organization for the Open Source Geospatial community in general and 33 code projects in particular:

Web Mapping: deegree, geomajas, GeoMoose, GeoServer, Mapbender, MapBuilder, MapFish, MapGuide Open Source, MapServer, OpenLayers, ZOO-Project, Team Engine

Desktop Applications: GRASS GIS, Quantum GIS, gvSIG, Opticks, KDE Marble

Geospatial Libraries: FDO, GDAL/OGR, GEOS, GeoTools, MetaCRS*, OSSIM, PostGIS, rasdaman

The following are sub-projects of MetaCRS: PROJ.4, GeoTIFF/libgeotiff, CS-Map, Proj4J, Proj4js, Metadata Catalogs: GeoNetwork, pycsw

Other (non-code) Projects: Public Geospatial Data, Education and Curriculum, Live Handout DVD

We host the annual FOSS4G conferences (this year two of them) with typical attendance of 500-1000+ geospatial developers, industry and government types, and researchers. Our mailing lists collectively go out to ~ 20,000 unique subscribers.

For GSoC we hope to act as an umbrella org for a number of other non-OSGeo FOSS geo projects, including pgRouting, PyWPS, istSOS, and uDig.


postgres, c, gis, live-disc, algorithm, java, c#, graph, javascript, mapping, maps, c++, ajax, geospatial, mysql, http, php, geo, mssql, 3d, osm, openstreetmap, cartography, science

Main license

GNU General Public License (GPL)

Ideas list

Google Summer of Code 2015 Ideas

Mailing list

Organization web site

IRC Channel


Feed URL

Google+ URL

Twitter URL

Blog page

Facebook page

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If you chose "veteran" in the checkbox, please summarize your involvement in Google Summer of Code and the successes and challenges of your participation. Please also list your pass/fail rate for each year.

Year: pass/total 
2007: 13/19 
2008: 15/19 
2009: 17/20 
2010: 7/10 
2011: 19/21 
2012: 20/22 
2013: 21/22 
2014: 22/23 
2015: 13/13

Why is your organization applying to participate in Google Summer of Code 2015? What do you hope to gain by participating?

How many potential mentors do you have for this year's program? What criteria did you use to select them?

What is your plan for dealing with disappearing students?

What is your plan for dealing with disappearing mentors?

What steps will you take to encourage students to interact with your project's community before and during the program?

What will you do to encourage your accepted students to stick with the project after Google Summer of Code concludes?

Are you a new organization who has a Googler or other organization to vouch for you? If so, please list their name(s) here.

Are you an established or larger organization who would like to vouch for a new organization applying this year? If so, please list their name(s) here.

Is there anything else we should know or you'd like to tell us that doesn't fit anywhere else on the application?

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