4th Open Source GIS Conference (OSGIS 2012)

The Nottingham Geospatial Institute (University of Nottingham), Open Source Geospatial Foundation (UK chapter) , ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies and the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE)  are organising the Fourth Open  Source GIS Conference in the UK on 4th – 5th Sep 2012 at the University of Nottingham. Details at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/osgis/  
 
We are now pleased to announce the keynote speakers and workshops for OSGIS 2012.
 
OSGIS 2012 Keynote Speakers:
 
•         Prof. David Martin (University of Southampton)
•         Steven Feldman (KnowWhere Consulting and FOSS4G 2013 Chair)
•         Ian James (Chief Architect, Information Systems, Ordnance Survey & Technical Architect, UK Location Programme) 
 
OSGIS 2012 Workshops:
 
Sep 4th, 2012
 
•         AM- “GeoNetwork for dummies, or how to setup and use an SDI in 3 hours”-  Geocat (Netherlands) 
 
•         PM- Getting started with GeoServer and INSPIRE services”,  GeoSolutions (Italy) 
 
•         All day  “Educational use of OSGeo Live”, Ari Jolma, Aalto Uni (Finland)
 
Sep 5th, 2012
 
•         PM – “Advanced GeoNetwork” – Geocat (Netherlands)
 
•         PM-  “OSM-GB services and data”- NGI  
 
 
The key aims of OSGIS are:
 
o hear presentations from government, academic, industry and policy makers on open source, open standards and open data geospatial technologies
o To understand current developments in open source GIS
o to act as a focus for open source, open standards, open data GIS research
o To provide platform to network and develop ideas for future collaborative work in open source GIS
 
Registrations are now open at   http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/osgis/     
Places for workshops are limited. The provisional agenda for the main conference is also available at the website.
 
We are look forward to welcoming you to the University of Nottingham for an interesting conference and building future research collaborations in this exciting and rapidly developing research theme.

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