XXV FIG International Congress

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The XXV FIG International Congress takes place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 2014-06-16 to 2014-06-21.

Find the full technical program here: http://www.fig.net/fig2014/technical_program.htm

Arnulf will give a presentation about The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and professionalizing Open Source Geospatial technology on Thursday 2014-06-19.

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OSGeo: Professionally Leveraging Open Source

The full paper can be downloaded here:

An introduction to Open Source, Free Software and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. The first part of this presentation details the inner workings of Open Source development and Free Software licensing. It gives a brief history of the development of software in general and explains why for a brief period of a few decades proprietary business models dominated on the market and how they are increasingly replaced by Open Source.

The second part of this presentation introduces OSGeo's mission, goals and the organizational structure implemented to achieve them. One recent achievement of the ecuational sector of OSGeo is the Geo-For- All initiative which lead to the emergence of OSGeo-ICA labs all around the world. They provide access and facilities to Open Source geospatial software, infrastructure and curricula.

In the third part we will present an overview of the currently available Open Source tools, programs and software stacks around OGSeo, how and where to get them. The software is collected and bundled on the OSGeo Live distribution available for download and immediate use. OSGeo Live contains software ranging from a full blown spatial data infrastructure to highly specialized tools for data import, manipulation and export and is available completely free of licensing costs. All software is ready to go and used in professional contexts all around the world. Explore OSGeo on you own by visiting the web site at http://osgeo.org

Keywords

Cadastre; Cartography; Curricula; Digital cadastre; Education; Geoinformation/GI; GSDI; Land distribution; Land management; Low cost technology; Positioning; Professional practice; Remote sensing; Security of tenure; Spatial planning; Standards; Open Soure; Free Software, Open Standards; Open Data