The Event Presents Great Value and Rare Opportunity
July 27, 2011 -- The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial
(FOSS4G) conference is the premier international conference focused on
open source geospatial software. The event presents a number of unique
learning opportunities at a great value compared to similar professional
Following are the Top 10 reasons to consider attendance at this event.
Open source software for geospatial is gaining strong momentum with high performance and high-profile use cases, and you need to know what's available.
If you are currently using closed source commercial software, you owe
it to yourself and your organization to understand the capabilities,
cost justifications, and the community of open source geospatial
Location: Denver is the recognized geospatial hub of the United States with
many commercial geospatial data providers, commercial software
companies, engaged software developers, and a wide array of federal
agencies that create and manage geospatial data and applications. Coming
to this hub will expose attendees to an engaged and vibrant community
to interact and learn from.
Location: This is the first of these global gatherings to take place in North America in the past four years,
and will likely not be repeated soon. The event makes its way around
the world on a yearly basis, and if you live and work in North America,
this is a chance to catch it while it’s close.
Location: The weather and touring possibilities
make it an excellent draw for global participants. The timing coincides
with peak golden aspen viewing in the mountains, with typically clear
and crisp autumn weather. Denver is also a key jumping off point for
tours of the scenic American west, including many of the large national
parks that are within a day’s drive.
Gain a global perspective with presentations from speakers from around the world.
An introductory immersion welcomes newcomers
with concentrated content to get you up to speed. With an all-day
planned as an introduction, it’s a prime opportunity to understand
what’s available and at a very low cost of only $149 for the day.
This is the top educational event for
detailed workshops and sessions on tools, custom development, and
applications. Again, there is great value here with Monday workshops at
only $149 each, and one-day registration at only $349.
Evening social gatherings, big party night, and informal meetings make this a prime event to meet peers and extend your social network.
The event draws top developers
in the community who are developing the next-generation tools. If you
are looking for top talent to act as consultants in creating custom
tools or to integrate FOSS solutions with your commercial
implementations, this is the marketplace to meet them.
It’s rare to encounter such a dedicated group of individuals on a mission to change the world with software. Be part of the movement to extend the reach and possibilities of Open Source Software for Geospatial and put a little passion in your work.
you still aren’t convinced, you can watch this video
http://vimeo.com/osgeo/foss4g2011 from the local committee with a
personal appeal, and insistence, that you come to FOSS4G in Denver.
About FOSS4G FOSS4G
is the global conference focused on Free and Open Source Software for
Geospatial that is organized by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation
(OSGeo) with support from an all-volunteer organizing committee and
professional conference management from the Geospatial Information
Technology Association (GITA). The 2011 FOSS4G event in Denver marks the
first North American event in four years, with the prior three events
taking place in Barcelona, Sydney and Cape Town.