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About the Italian OSGeo Chapter and

The Italian OSGeo Local Chapter has been formally accepted by the OSGeo Board of Directors on the 7th September 2007 meeting.

The Italian OSGeo Local Chapter is based on the existing association "Associazione Italiana per l'Informazione Geografica Libera (". has been funded by the Italian GFOSS community during the 8th GRASS e GFOSS (Palermo, 14-16 febbraio 2007) annual meeting. The Italian community includes many professional, university and governative members with long national and international experience in the field of the Geomatic and in the free and open source.

The objectives of the are:

  • Promote the development, the diffusion and the protection of the Free and Open Source Software for the geo-information.
  • Promote the Open Standards for the geo-information and the free access to geographic data.
  • Promote the contacts among developers and users within the community and among the community and external body.
  • Foster and coordinate the translation, localization and internationalization of software and documentation for the geo-information.
  • Promote relationships with other national and international associations, and with governative agencies and private companies.

Italian chapter mission

Italian Local Chapter mission is to respect OSGeo Guidelines on local chapters and continue supporting all Italian Community contributions to FOSS GIS community. Main goal is that of the OSGeo foundation: to encourage the use and collaborative development of community-led projects.

Italian community contributions and resources

This part shows the Italian community contributions on the web:





Past Events

Future Events

IX GRASS-GFOSS Italian users meeting.
21st, 22nd February 2008
Facoltà di Ingegneria dell'Università di Perugia
Perugia, Italy


Regular meetings of the association Steering Board are held by IRC channel.
The minutes of the meetings can be found at:

The annual meeting of the is held within the Annual GRASS GFOSS Italian user conference.

Italian OSGeo Chapter Officers

Italian OSGeo Representative steering board (Consiglio direttivo)

Address: Como c/o il Politecnico di Milano - Sede di Como

E-mail: info at gfoss dot it

Members of current Board of Counsellors:

Italian OSGeo Chapter Coordinators

A delegate of the association is elected by the Board for each mandate.

The current "liason officer" is: Massimiliano Cannata, massimiliano.cannata at supsi dot ch

Charter member

numero tessera Nome Cognome
1 Maria Antonia Brovelli
2 Massimiliano Cannata
3 Paolo Cavallini
4 Marco Ciolli
5 Massimo Di Stefano
6 Alessandro Frigeri
7 Andrea Giacomelli
8 Leonardo Lami
9 Diego Magni
10 Ivan Marchesini
11 Marco Negretti
12 Markus Neteler
13 Luigi Pirelli
14 Daniele Scarselli
15 Andrea Scianna
16 Clara Tattoni
17 Emilia Venturato
18 Paolo Zatelli

Currently counts 46 associated members.--Maxi71 16:07, 19 September 2007 (CEST)