FOSS4G call for GeoHackers and Mappers

By on 2 July, 2013

FOSS4G, the global conference for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial, is calling for GeoHackers and Mappers to participate in its GeoHack, funded by the UK Met Office.

The aim of the hack is to tackle truly global environmental  and humanitarian issues, with the use of the OSGeo/Open Source stack  – in particular the OS Geo Live 7.0 DVD – and OpenData, including Met Office DataPoint and Ordnance Survey Open Data as well as others.

The organising committee are putting the shout out to software and hardware hackers, graphic designers, innovative thinkers, story tellers, translators, or anyone who would like to contribute.

GeoHack runs 17th and 18th June within the ‘geo-tent’ being erected at the conference venue.  It’s FREE, but spaces will be limited, so sign up early here.

If working in such an intense manner is not quite your thing, the Call for Maps may be more to your liking. For the first time, FOSS4G will be hosting a digital gallery of cartographic output. The gallery is being curated by Dr Kenneth Field, Editor of the British Cartographic Society’s The Cartographic Journal. So, if you have something suitable to submit, you are encouraged to share your work and enter your creation into one of the prized categories.

FOSS4G 2013 spans nine steams over three days, with five days of complementary workshops. FOSS4G will be held in the United Kingdom for the first time in 2013, at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, from 17th to 21st September 2013.

FOSS4G 2013 will follow on from the Association for Geospatial Information annual GeoCommunity event held in the same venue. These two conferences form a part of the geospatial focused events happening across the UK in September, as part of Maptember.

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