Multiple Workshops Introduce Users to the Power of OpenGeo Enterprise Geospatial Solutions
New York, NY May 21, 2012 — OpenGeo, a company committed to bringing the best enterprise open source geospatial software and support to organizations and governments worldwide, will be an active participant in this year’s Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Central and Eastern Europe (FOSS4G-CEE) & Geoinformatics 2012 Conference. The much anticipated conference will take place in Prague from May 21 to 23 at the Czech Technical University in Prague’s Faculty of Civil Engineering.
The three days will feature talks and workshops delivered by speakers from Central Europe and beyond. OpenGeo developer Andreas Hocevar will be delivering two in-depth workshops: the three hour-long introductory course “Using A Free An Open Source Geospatial Stack”, and the more advanced course, “Building Web Applications with the OpenGeo Suite”. Alyssa Wright, OpenGeo’s Vice President, Director of Solutions, said of the event, “We are excited to connect with this community of developers and decision-makers to support the utility and global reach of open source geospatial software.”
OpenGeo has been an active member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) community since its inception and has taken a leadership role in OSGeo’s global FOSS4G conferences. This year, OpenGeo was instrumental in the establishment of FOSS4G North America . The inaugural North America conference took place in April of this year, and there are plans underway for a 2013 conference to be held in St. Paul, Minnesota. This year’s international FOSS4G conference is scheduled for September 10 - 15, 2012 in Beijing, China. As an international open source geospatial company, OpenGeo is committed to supporting the development of open source geospatial software and the surrounding community of users and developers worldwide.
OpenGeo is a social enterprise working to build the best web-based geospatial technology. The company brings the best practices of open source software to geospatial organizations around the world by providing enterprises with supported, tested, and integrated open source solutions to build the Geospatial Web. OpenGeo also supports open source communities by employing key developers of PostGIS, GeoServer, and OpenLayers. Since 2002, the company has provided successful consulting services and products to clients like the World Bank, US Department of State, NYC DoITT, Ordnance Survey Great Britain, SFMTA, Portland TriMet, MassGIS, GeoScience Australia, NOAA and the Federal Communications Commission. OpenGeo is the geospatial division of OpenPlans, a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that informs and engages communities through journalism and open source software. All of OpenGeo's revenue has been and will continue to be re-invested into innovative and useful software in support of the OpenPlans mission.
The International FOSS4G CEE & Geoinformatics 2012 Conference gathers developers and users of open source geo-spatial software as well as managers and decision-makers from around the Central and Eastern Europe to discuss new directions of development, exciting implementations, or growing business opportunities in the field of open source geo-spatial software. The conference is envisioned as a premier opportunity for Central and Eastern European actors to meet and share high-level of knowledge about open source geo-spatial software.
In its inaugural year, FOSS4G-CEE will be affiliated with the annual academic Geoinformatics conference organized by the Czech Technical University in Prague’s Faculty of Civil Engineering.