EGU DataHelpDesk 2020

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EGU Data Help Desk 2020


This page collects all relevant OSGeo-related aspects, tasks, ressources and stakeholders for the Data Help Desk.

External Ressources

Endorsement by the OSGeo Board

Stakeholders / Volunteers / Participants


  • This effort was not foreseen when the OSGeo Open Geoscience budget 2020 was defined and confirmed.
  • Since the OSGeo Board endorses this effort, remaining funds initially allocated for the OSGeo lunchbag event can be used for Help Desk related efforts.
  • tbd.


  • Presentations about the OSGeo organisation (e.g. people and conferences) (and how it ties into Open Science) (tbd: List of such presentations which already exist)
  • Presentations about OSGeo projects (e.g. software tools, open data), especially OSGeo Live (tbd: List of such presentations which already exist)
  • Handouts: OSGeo live postcards/stickers (with download link) ) OSGeo live DVDs/ Thumbdrives ?, stickers, flyers, <whatsmissing?>
  • Small posters (A4 sized ?) with QR codes for download options or additional information ?
  • Booth attendance (answering questions, taking notes, referring to other experts)
  • Do we have promo-videos / animated slide sets ?
  • Booth parties ("QGIS get-together, etc. ?")


  • OSGeo received credit by "special thanks" on the Help Desk web presence (along with AWI and ENVRI).
  • The concept of the Data Help Desk worked very well (100k twitter imprints within 8 hours on EGU-Tuesday). It was covered in the EGU blogs
  • Videos are available from the website
  • There will most likely be another Data Help Desk at EGU 2021.