The annual Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference brings together the people who create, use, and support open spatial software. No other event brings together members of the open source development, open data creation, and open standards promotion communities like FOSS4G. Find out more about FOSS4G.
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- Over 120 presentation sessions (Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday) covering the development, use and deployment of open source geospatial software. Mapserver, Mapguide, PostGIS, GRASS, Java, Python, PHP and more!
- Dozens of hands-on workshops (Monday) and labs allow attendees to get direct experience with open source tools. Attendees at past conferences have consistently rated the workshops as a highlight.
- Plenary sessions, including a suite of 5-minute plenary “Lightning Talks” followed by a keynote address from Perl guru Damian Conway.
- An exhibition hall, showcasing the companies that are bringing open source geospatial tools into the commercial world. This year the exhibition will sport:
- An “Integration Showcase”, with exhibitors working together to create a collaborative technology demonstration.
- A demonstration theatre, where projects, companies and developers can show off their latest work on the show floor.
- Evening events and socials at Victoria nightspots and landmarks and Birds-of-Feather sessions for special-interest discussions.
- An aprés-conference “Code Sprint”, where project teams get together for valuable face-to-face planning and concentrated programming time.
October 4, 2007
Lots of attendees are putting their impressions of FOSS4G on the web!
- Adena Schutzberg provided a wrap-up for the closing plenary session and has now converted that into a full article at Directions Magazine. Adena also provided some tidbits, coverage of the Autodesk open sourcing of CS-Map, a review of the exhibition, and a review of the opening plenary and keynote.
- Tyler Mitchell has given his overview at the OSGeo site.
- Lots of bloggers are chiming in, including: Peter Batty, Jo Cook    , James Fee (on QGIS), the Map Butcher, Andrew Turner (posting his Lightning Talk slides), Hal Mueller, Jason Birch, Aaron Racicot, Tyler Mitchell, Sean Gillies  , Jody Garnett (on Geotools), SweepingPlains, Danny de Vries, Google, Dale Lutz, and Paul Ramsey.