FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2019

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Overview

This conference was the second FOSS4G SotM Oceania, held in Wellington, New Zealand, 12-15 November 2019.

Venue

The workshops and community day were held at Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington. The conference was held at Tiakiwai Conference Centre, National Library of New Zealand.

Sponsors

Platinum

  • Land Information New Zealand
  • Microsoft

Gold

  • Pinpoint Geospatial Solutions
  • Mapillary
  • Koordinates
  • Catalyst
  • Terria
  • Geoplex
  • Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
  • Digital Earth Australia
  • Orbica
  • NIWA
  • Address Finder

Silver

  • Mapbox

Bronze

  • GeoSolutions
  • Kaart
  • Spatialised
  • Riegl

In Kind

  • Land Information New Zealand
  • Mammoth Geospatial
  • Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
  • Pinpoint Geospatial Solutions
  • Victoria University of Wellington

Program Overview

Date Name Tickets Sold
12 November Workshops 159
13 November Conference Day 1 208
14 November Conference Day 2 208
15 November Community Day ~90

Keynotes

Social Program

Date Name Venue No. of Attendees Payment Structure
12 November Travel Grant Program Breakfast Mojo Featherston 18 Paid for out of Good Mojo allocation
12 November Icebreaker Queens Wharf Ballroom ~100 Included with conference registration
13 November Women in Spatial Breakfast The National Library of New Zealand 39 Co-organised with WiS NZ / sponsored by FOSS4G SotM Oceania
13 November Conference Dinner The Thistle Inn 110 Separate ticket ($80)

Conference Attendees

By jurisdiction

Jurisdiction Attendees  % of Total
Wellington 62 29.8
Rest of North Island 38 18.3
South Island 22 10.6
Victoria 18 9.1
Queensland 14 6.7
Australian Capital Territory 11 5.3
New South Wales 11 5.3
Western Australia 7 3.4
United States 4 1.9
South Australia 3 1.4
Tasmania 3 1.4
Northern Territory 2 1.0
Fiji 2 1.0
Japan 2 1.0
Samoa 2 1.0
Serbia 2 1.0
French Polynesia 1 0.5
Mexico 1 0.5
Northern Marianas Islands 1 0.5
Papua New Guinea 1 0.5
Tonga 1 0.5

By ticket type

Jurisdiction Attendees  % of Total
Full Price 86 41.3
Early Bird 35 16.8
Sponsor 34 16.3
Community Contributor 18 8.7
Travel Grant Program 13 6.3
Student 10 4.8
Keynote 4 1.9
Single Session Presenter 4 1.9
Volunteer 4 1.9

Media

Good Mojo

Travel Grant Program

13 attendees were provided with grants to help cover flights, accommodation, child care and visas. 2 half day workshops, conference registration and access to all social events including the conference dinner were also provided.

These attendees are from:

  • Northern Marianas Islands
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Fiji (2)
  • Samoa (2)
  • French Polynesia
  • Australia (2)
  • New Zealand (4)

Organisation

Conference Committee

  • Matthew Fry - Program Lead
  • Dionne Hansen - Design & Communication Lead
  • Tania Hibbard-Nitz - Local & Logistics Lead
  • Edoardo Neerhut - Sponsorship Lead
  • Daniel Silk - Chair / Governance Lead
  • John Bryant - OSGeo Oceania President
  • Jan Ducnuigeen
  • David Garcia
  • Emma Hain
  • Greg Lauer - OSGeo Oceania Secretary
  • Richard Law
  • Alex Leith - OSGeo Oceania Treasurer
  • Mairead de Roiste
  • Adam Steer
  • Belle Tissott

Kim Fitter was Community Lead, and Adam Steer was Program Lead, early in the organising effort.

Partners

Survey and Spatial New Zealand was the Industry Partner, providing support with financial logistics.

Victoria University of Wellington provided the venue for the workshop and community days.

OSGeo contributed funding toward the Travel Grant Program and Community Day.

Meeting minutes