OSGeo at FOSS4G2006

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  • FOSS4G 2006 - Open Source Geospatial Communities JOINT CONFERENCE - September 12-15 2006, Lausanne, Switzerland. This conference will unite the MapServer, GRASS, EOGEO, and other Open Source communities at an international venue.
  • See http://www.foss4g2006.org/

To Do

  • What is to be done?
  • Will OSGeo have booth space, or do we need to ask the organisers about it?
  • Will we want to distrib brochures, flyers if so how to produce them.
  • Do people who are attending not have t-shirts and how can they get them.
  • Do we want a demo CD to hand out, during presentations if nothing else
  • Demofest, to we want to clump togehter, or stange interoptability between products?
  • Theme, do we want to have a point?

OSGeo related talks and sessions


Presenter: Paul Spencer, DM Solutions Group,Robert Bray, Autodesk; Zak James, DM Solutions Group Title of Presentation: MapGuide Open Source Users Workshop Date/Time: Tuesday, 12 September, 09:00 – 12:30 Location: Amphipole (Pol 189)

Presenter: Robert Bray, Autodesk Title of Presentation: Advanced MapGuide Open Source Development Date/Time: Tuesday, 12 September, 14:00 – 17:30 Location: Amphipole (Pol 189)

Presenter: Arnulf Christl, CCGIS Title of Presentation: Mapbender Workshop Date/Time: Tuesday, 12 September, 14:00 – 18:15 Location: Amphipole (Pol 189)


When and where?

  • Binary Distribution Builders by FrankW (submitted)
  • Public Geodata BOF by Jo (submitted)
  • Towards a Web Map Tiling Standard by Schuyler
  • Education committee BoF proposed by Ari (will happen Tuesday at 18.00, meet at GRASS workshop)
  • GeoTools is 10 years old, Birthday BOF
  • ka-map/openLayers merging discussions by Lorenzo Becchi (will happen Wednesday, 18:00-20:00)(more [1])
  • Perl BoF proposed by Ari (Thursday lunch?)
  • Mobile GIS reloaded proposed by Silke Reimer, Tim Bowden and Mateusz Loskot


  • Frank Warmerdam
  • Gary Lang

Presenter: Gary Lang Title of Presentation: Welcome & Opening Conference Plenary Date/Time: Wednesday, 13 September, 10:45 – 11:30 Location: Amphimax Abstract:. Welcome & Opening Conference Plenary

Talk Presentations

  • Jo is doing a talk "Have a Nice Metadata" about the work the Geodata Committee has been doing on simplest-useful-thing metadata models and exchange interfaces
  • Please add your talk title / topic here - there must be dozens, right?

Breakout session ideas

  • Geospatial Metadata Syndication - see Simple Catalog Interface
  • Tiling WMS, some talk of GeoServer and uDig implementation of GetTile

People planning to attend

The OSGeo booth will be a place where most OSGeo folks will go to at one time or another. Ideally we have full coverage of every project by a representative of that project at all times at the booth. To get things organized just a bit we need to have some people at the booth at all times. Please add yourself to the list, even if it is for one morning or evening only so that we can get an overview where it might be critical. Most traffic will be during the breaks and there will be lots of time to chat with others also hangin out at the booth during all those boring sessions going on. So please feel free to drop by.

For questions, contact Arnulf Christl (mailto:arnulf@osgeo.org) or Tina Mena, tina.mena@autodesk.com.

Staff Plan

Day of week Monday Tuesday evening Wednesday evening Thursday evening Friday pack in
Date 09.12 09.13 09.14 09.15 09.16
Time 15:00- 7:30- -18:00 7:30- -18:00 7:30- -18:00 7:30- -16:00
Todo setup booth booth booth booth booth booth booth pack in
Arnulf Christl (VisCom) X o o X X X X X X
Steve Lime (MapServer) o o o o o
Jody Garnett (GeoTools) o o o o o
Jo Walsh (Geodata) o o
Puneet Kishor (Education) o o o o
Uli Rothstein (Mapbender) X o X o X X
Astrid Emde (Mapbender, Edu) o X o X o
Michaela Schneeberger (MapGuideOS) X X o X o X o
Frank Warmerdam (GDAL/OGR) o o o o o
Perry Nacionales (MapServer, other) x o o o o o
Add your name (project) o o o o o o o
Responsible staff (X) 1 1 1 2 3 2 3 2 2
X = will be there all time
x = will be there most of the time
o = will be there during the breaks