[ckan-discuss] Fwd: [OSGeo-UK] Building up Open Source, Open Standards, Open Data research - OSGIS 2011

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Wed Jan 26 13:49:44 GMT 2011

Do you think there's any value in going to this to talk about CKAN and
to make more open geospatial data contacts?

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21- 22 June 2011, Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham

Website: http://cgs.nottingham.ac.uk/~osgis11/os_home.html

Abstract Submission deadline - 30 January 2011

 The Centre for Geospatial Science, the UK Chapter of the Open Source
Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo:UK) , The GNSS Research and Application
Centre for Excellence (GRACE) and the ICA Working Group on Open Source
Geospatial Technologies are organizing the Third Open Source GIS UK
Conference on 21st & 22nd June, 2011 at CGS, University of Nottingham.

The conference has an international focus and a holistic outlook,
bringing together speakers and delegates from government, academic,
industry, software developers, open source communities and geospatial
researchers. High profile speakers from all over the world will be
giving presentations and hands-on workshops. We are particularly
pleased to announce that OSGIS 2011 Keynote address will be delivered
by Professor Thierry Badard (Laval University, Canada).

The key aims of OSGIS conference series are:

1. to provide a platform for presentations from government, academic,
industry and policy makers on open source, open standards and open
data geospatial technologies;

2. to provide a venue to network and develop ideas for future
collaborative work in open source GIS;

3. to understand current developments in open source, open standards
and open data;

4. to act as a focus for open source, open standards, open data GIS research.

Contributions are invited in but are not limited to the following topic areas:

o  State of the Art developments in Open Source GIS

o  Open Source GIS in Education

o  Interoperability and standards - OGC, ISO/TC 211

o  Open Source GIS application use cases : Government, Participatory

GIS, Location based services, Health, Energy, Water, Climate change, etc.

o  Web processing services

o  Open architectures, open content, open data

o  Case studies of open source implementations

o  Open Source GIS Internationalisation and Localisation

o  Using Open Source GIS with proprietary software

o  Transition to Open Source GIS

o  Open Source GIS business models

o  Open Source GIS implementation and deployment case studies

o  Sensor Web enablement

o  Hands-on workshops on using and developing open source GIS tools

Abstracts (max 1500 words) are be submitted to before 30 January 2011
to Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk   with subject header OSGIS 2011.
The conference registration will be activated on March 2011. In order
to reserve your place, please register online.

Workshops already confirmed:

# OGC- OSGeo Interoperability Day Workshop (21 June 2011) - (Organised
by Tyler Mitchell, Executive Director, Open Source Geospatial

#  OpenGov: Open Data, Open Source and Open Standards Workshop (21
June 2011) - (Organised by Dr Hanif Rahemtulla, University of

We look forward to welcoming you to Nottingham for the OSGIS 2011
conference and to continuing to build upon Open Source, Open
Standards, Open Data research.

Best wishes,

Suchith Anand

Dr Suchith Anand

Centre for Geospatial Science
The Nottingham Geospatial Building

University of Nottingham  NG7 2 TU
Tel: (0)115 82 32750


Mission - Building up Open Source, Open Standards, Open Data research
for bridging the digital divide

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