Are you excited yet? Program details, Call for Maps, and more

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | by

July 22, 2014

Portland, Oregon, USA

Excitement builds as FOSS4G 2014 approaches! Join us in Portland, Oregon this September 8th – 13th.  Attending FOSS4G in Portland is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  FOSS4G is an incredible conference; 2013 was in Nottingham (UK) and 2015 will be in Seoul (South Korea), but this year, FOSS4G is right in your backyard in Portland, Oregon September 8th -13th!  Workshops are filling up — register [1] now to secure your seat in pre-conference workshops and your place at the conference.

Call for Maps!

Represent the beauty of the Pacific Northwest in map form in the Map Gallery.  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 mapping.  We encourage all delegates to share one example of their work and help us create a cartographic record of the FOSS4G 2014 conference.  Read the full call for maps [2] and enter your map [3].

Workshops and general sessions program

This year FOSS4G features more than 40 workshops [4], providing excellent training opportunities on relevant, leading technologies — and that’s all before the conference even begins.  With eight tracks [5] of sessions, plus invited talks and a great selection of Keynote Speakers, it will be a FOSS4G packed week to remember.

Keynote biographies

See exciting keyntoes by Mike Bostock of D3.js fame and the New York Times, Sarah Novotny of NGINX and a program chair for O’Reilly Media’s OSCON, and Al Shaw whose work at ProPublica has been honored with several awards.

About FOSS4G

The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions, and cooperation, FOSS4G participants create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, and protocols.

FOSS4G has been held all over the world and draws attendees from over 40 countries. Nottingham, England hosted the conference in 2013. In 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA will host FOSS4G’s tenth year.

Important Conference Dates

See the full calendar [6] for more details.

  • Sep 8th-9th: Workshops
  • Sep 10th-12th: Main Conference
  • Sep 13th: Code Sprint


  • [1] Registration:
  • [2] Call for Maps:
  • [3] Map Submissions:
  • [4] Workshops:
  • [5] Sessions:
  • [6] Calendar:


Gold Level Sponsors


Silver Level Sponsors

Boundless          esri

Bronze Level Sponsors

azavea   Sourcepole

OpenShift Cloudant Penn State

Safe Software         


AppGeo         camptocamp       Locate Press


Media Partners

These leading geospatial media organizations have partnered with FOSS4G to keep their readers informed.


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