German Language Chapter Report 2008

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German Language Chapter

  • Contact name: Georg Lösel
  • German Language Local Chapter: OSGeo-DACH

Key Accomplishments

the top 5-10 key items that the project or PSC accomplished this period

Web site:

  • Former GRASS-Anwender-Vereinigung e.V. (GAV) becomes FOSSGIS e.V. to emphazise the topic of the association
  • FOSSGIS e.V. becomes official German Language Local Chapter involving OSGeo People in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
  • establishment of an own server, to provide services for the community
  • establishment of a strong connection with the German language OpenStreetMap Community, which decided to cooperate with FOSSGIS e.V. instead of founding an own german association

Visibility at conferences and workshops:

Areas for Improvement

any weaknesses in process, software, management, etc. that you plan to address or recognise need some help

  • more acting people
  • support in organisation the annual FOSSGIS Konferenz (Conference Software)

Opportunities to Help

list areas that could use some help from members and readers of the report

  • ...

Outlook for 2009

this is the motivational part that is meant to inspire readers to keep their eyes open for great stuff in 2008 :)

  • Hosting the annual FOSSGIS Conference, this year taking place in Hannover (17.-19.03.2009)
  • concept of restructuring and relaunch of the FreeGIS Project
  • Preparation of the 10th anniversary of GAV/FOSSGIS foundation (2000 - 2010)