FOSS4G Asia 2017 conference, Hyderabad, India, 26-29 January 2017

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FOSS4G Asia 2017 conference, Hyderabad, India, 26-29 January 2017

nimalika fernando-2

Dear All,


FOSS4G Asia 2017 conference is going to be held in Hyderabad, India, 26-29 January 2017. It will be a gathering of FOSS GIS users, educators and application developers from Asia as well as strong representation from the world community. 

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The conference aims to provide a forum for wide-ranging discussions on geospatial themes and topics. Papers are invited in areas covering, but not limited to, the following:

§  FOSS4G Roots, philosophy, open standards, open data, copyrights and others

§  FOSS4G technology which includes development of new tools, customization, databases, language localization, coding and improvements to existing tools

§  Use of FOSS4G in applications like Biodiversity conservation, climate change research, forestry, agriculture, ecological sciences, conservation, environment, geology, soil sciences, rural and urban   development, water resources, coastal and marine, disaster management, education and e-governance,

§  FOSS4G that includes desktop, web and mobile GIS, Capacity building, and societal use like Village/ Societal GIS

There will be workshops on Desktop GIS, Image Processing, WebGIS, Geo-Databases and integration of GDAL etc.


This would be a great opportunity to  GIS community of Sri Lanka to present their FOSS GIS related work, learn how  FOSS GIS tools can be used in their domains and linking with the FOSS GIS community in other countries. The cost is also affordable as it is in India.


Please consider 

- submitting abstracts

- present your ideas

- participating to build community links while learning & updating yourself


 Call for abstracts is open until 25th September 2016



Nimalika Fernando


(Note : FOSS4G Asis 2014 was held in Thailand and a presentation from Sri Lanka won the best poster award there.

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