Posts by FOSS4G

Future winners, meet your targets! [two days until Map Gallery deadline!]

Friday, August 29, 2014

Just two days to make it into the 2014 FOSS4G Map Gallery! Make sure you submit that map by 31 August. Remember that you don’t have to attend the conference to enter (or win!), and that your entries meed to be made with either open software or open data — . . .

FOSS4G Call for Maps

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June 26, 2014

Portland, Oregon, USA

Call for Maps!

We invite contributions to the FOSS4G Map Gallery to build an exciting and vibrant exhibit of the very best in mapping. This Map Gallery will not only demonstrate the work of delegates but also act as a reference point for the current state of . . .

Where our presenters are from

Monday, May 26, 2014

FOSS4G has always had a wonderful diversity of attendees – we don’t call it “The world’s premier open source geospatial conference” for nothing.

Abstract review process for FOSS4G 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

The final selection of the presentations for the FOSS4G has always been a controversy. Reviewing so many abstracts takes a lot of effort, so it’s not possible to tell the rejected presenters in detail why their abstract wasn’t accepted. Though it’s possible to be transparent about the process that was . . .

Travel Grant Details Available

Sunday, May 4, 2014

We’re happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for travel grants.

Our default travel grant includes a complimentary admission to the main conference, and four nights  in the conference hotel. Alternatively, applicants may request funds just for registration waiver, or for transportation instead of lodging. In exceptional cases, we . . .

Advice on writing submissions

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

We’re expecting some 400 submissions for approximately 200 presentation slots this year for the regular track sessions. That means only about half of the submissions we get are going to be accepted. What can you do to help ensure your presentation is accepted? Here’s some advice.

Consider your reviewers. They have . . .

Mike Bostock to Open FOSS4G 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Mike Bostock will be featured as the opening keynote speaker for FOSS4G 2014.

Bostock designs interactive graphics for The New York Times. He is also the author of D3.js, a popular open-source library for visualizing data using web standards, and TopoJSON, an extension to GeoJSON that encodes topology.

D3.js is one . . .

2014 Logo Unveiled

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The FOSS4G 2014 organizing committee is pleased to unveil the logo for this year’s conference. Designed by Elizabeth Haddad, the logo reflects the geography and history of Portland, and of FOSS4G.

The logo’s central element is a slab of wood, recalling Portland’s history of timber production. Though the timber industry is no . . .