FOSS4G Europe 2017 organizes Topic Talks sessions on July 19th, 20th and 21st.
A Topic Talk addresses a certain target public or audience and informs about a particular matter, so the community can form a common and constructive vision of it.
The topics listed bellow where selected this year and will be 90 minutes each. Everyone is welcome, come and discuss FOSS4G with us !
|TT01||An overview of the best Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial
This session provides an overview of the breadth of quality geospatial open source applications, which are available for the full range of geospatial use cases, including storage, publishing, viewing, analysis and manipulation of data.
This session includes an introduction to the OSGeo-Live project, a short description of the included software, short presentations from contributors and linked projects, an in-depth technical discussion of the build process and a discussion of the future roadmap.
The introductory presentation is based upon documentation from OSGeo-Live, which is a Lubuntu-based geospatial GNU/Linux distribution delivered as a self-contained DVD, USB thumb drive and Virtual Machine. It includes over 50 of the best geospatial, open source applications, pre-configured with data, project overviews and quick-starts, translated into multiple languages. It is an excellent tool for demonstrating GeoSpatial Open Source, using in tutorials and workshops, or providing to potential new users. This presentation is very useful for anyone wishing to gain a high level understanding of the breadth of geospatial open source available.
|TT02||OSGeo-Live for INSPIRE
Alexander Kotsev, Berdien Deroo, Robin Smidth, Dirk Frigne, Lorena Hernandes
Public sector organizations across Europe are currently confronted with the obligations and guidelines of the INSPIRE directive. The goal of the ‘Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community’ (INSPIRE) Directive is to create a European-wide spatial data infrastructure that enables the access to and exchange of harmonised information on environmental and other spatial data to support among other policy-making. The implementation of the INSPIRE Directive is on-going, which requires sharing a variety of datasets, including their metadata, in a harmonised form. To accomplish this, an increasing number of open source and proprietary tools are being adopted.
In this topic talk, we will bring together the communities of FOSS projects and INSPIRE to further enable open source technology in the INSPIRE implementations and subsequent applications. This topic talk has an interactive format in which the floor is given to INSPIRE data provides, FOSS project and data users to discuss the opportunities and issues of joining both communities together.
|TT03||Sustainability of OSGeo projects
Jody Garnett, Massimiliano Cannata, Dirk Frigne
One of the succes stories of OSGeo is the incubation committee. Incubation is a process to stimulate new projects to leverage their quality level and degree of openess, so they can become a part of the OSGeo eco-system. This is a one time process and recent discussions about the sustainability and the quality requirements for the projects are an opportunity for the OSGeo community to think about the future of our projects. To be succesful, OSGeo projects should depend on several developers from several organisations. Some projects are taking off, other are lacking rescources and/or funding. All projects need vision and research and development to fullfill our future needs.
This session want's to start the debate to come to sustainable OSGeo software projects. Not only the companies , but all stakeholders and the Geo4All community are responsible for a part of the story.
During the session Massimiliano Cannata will present his oral presentation, which will set the scene for further debate on how OSGeo could work further on the sustainability of Software projects.
Community projects vs OSGeo projects
Jody Garnett: incubation chair - OSGeo
OSGeo incubation: statistics, challenges and ideas
Massimiliano Cannata: Institute of Earth Sciences, SUPSI, Canobbio, Switzerland
Jeff McKenna: Gateway Geomatics, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Milan Antonovic: Institute of Earth Sciences, SUPSI, Canobbio, Switzerland
Key questions about sustainability of OSGeo projects – debate and discussion
|TT04||FOSS4G-Europe welcomes new volunteers to the OSGeo community
Jody Garnett, Astrid Emde, Dirk Frigne
If you are new to the FOSS4G conference and you want to become involved because you feel the vibes of this vibrant community and the fun and interactions between all these volunteers.
If you are a software developer and want to contribute to GIS open source projects.
If you are a manager, a teacher, a professor, a researcher and you want to know more about OSGeo and how to become part of the DNA, this topic talk is for you. Don't miss it.
If you are an OSGeo volunteer and you want to welcome the newbies so they find there way to the different proejcts, please don't hesitate to be in our topic talk. We will need you!
|TT05||The future of Spatial Data Infrastructures
Till Adams and Dirk Frigne
Spatial Data Infrastructures become more and more common, and a lot of OSGeo and non OSGeo open source projects address the topic. During this topic talk we want to take a close look at what is happening in this world, and try to get the different members of these communities together to discuss and exchange experience with each other so we can work on a common road map and see if the projects can learn from each other / grow to each other / find complementary functionality
The goal is to have a better vision about the SDI landscape and the global energy we are investing in creating and supporting these solutions.
As an inclusive organisation, OSGeo want's to try to create the best environment for volunteers to collaborate and create the best experience for an open SDI environment.
Following presentations will challenge the public to interact and contribute:
|TT06||Economics of FOSS4G
DIrk Frigne, Till Adams
OSGeo brings people together who develop, use, promote Geo open source software. We want access to the code and the use for free. But in reality nothing is realy for free. Somebody has to put his energy in it, his money, his time.
What are the economics behind the open source communities. How can we grow to a sustainable eco-system where the use and growth of the projects is guaranteed to succeed.
Presentation: Visions of FOSS4G – why the community needs business (and business the community)
Till Adams: terrestris GmbH & Co KG, mundialis GmbH & Co KG
Topic talks are 1h30 open discussion sessions taking place in the L006 room
|July 19th||July 20th||July 21th|
|11:00 - 12:30||TT01||TT02||TT05|
|14:00 - 15:30||TT03||TT04||TT06|