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Chapter Mission Statement

    • To support the development of open source geospatial software, and promote its

widespread use in Poland.

    • To support the INSPIRE implementation in Poland, based on open source geospatial


    • To promote GIS education based on open source geospatial software in Poland.
    • To develop and promote Polish open source geospatial software.

Chapter Goals

  • To provide the platform for open source geospatial software community integration in

Poland (mailing list, forum, documentation, reference spatial data sets, wiki, etc.).

  • To provide an organized structure for experiences and knowledge sharing in Poland

(workshops, conferences, demonstration, etc.).

  • To organize users, software developers and interested volunteers in Poland.
  • To lobby for the idea of open source geospatial software within Polish academic


  • To encourage the implementation of open standards and standards-based

interoperability in the Polish SDI (including metadata).

  • To become SDIC in INSPIRE.
  • To support software internationalization and localization to Polish requirements.
  • To organize the resources for foundation projects.
  • To provide direct links to the OSGeo.

Chapter Members

  • Initial member list:
    • Adam Iwaniak (University of Environmental and Life Sciences)
    • Tomasz Kubik (Wroclaw University of Technology)
    • Bartosz Kopańczyk (Geoscope, Inc.)
    • Paweł Netzel (University of Wroclaw)
    • Witold Paluszyński (Wroclaw University of Technology)
  • Representative:
    • Tomasz Kubik