FOSS4G North America Releases Program Schedule

FOSS4G-NA 2013 to be Held May 22-24, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN, April 23, 2013 The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial - North America ( FOSS4G-NA) program committee has released the schedule for the upcoming 2013 conference. FOSS4G-NA 2013 will be held May 22-24, 2012 at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The organizers look to build on the success of the recent FOSS4G conferences in Denver, Colorado and last years inaugural North American regional event in Washington DC. This years regional conference features over 80 presentations on a variety of topics, including; big data and analysis, mobile, javascript map libraries, Python, lidar, climate, transportation, the business of open source geospatial, and more.

When reached for comment conference chair, and Minnesota native David Bitner said: "Previous North American events have shown us how hungry the open source communities are to gather and strengthen the network of those working in the open source geospatial field. I look forward to welcoming my friends and colleagues to Minneapolis, a growing hotbed of open source development." He added that registration for the conference is open, but capacity is limited:

Attendees can look forward to keynotes and concurrent sessions from noted open source developers and practitioners such as:

  • Bibiana McHugh, Portland TriMet
  • Eric Gunderson, MapBox
  • Erek Dyskant, Democratic National Committee
  • Paul Ramsey, OpenGeo and PostGIS PSC
  • Vladimir Agafonkin, Leaflet
  • Frank Warmerdam, GDAL/OGR


The event has received strong support from the open source community with a growing set of sponsors that includes Deloitte, OpenGeo, Radiant Blue, Google, and many more.

About FOSS4G-NA 2013

FOSS4G is an annual global conference organized by OSGeo that focuses on bringing together individuals and organizations working with free and open source geospatial software; FOSS4G-NA is a regional event for North America and being organized by a local committee, and supported by OSGeo. The conference has received additional support from members of a volunteer program and conference committee as well as conference sponsors.
The 2013 global FOSS4G event is scheduled for September 17-21, 2013 in Nottingham, UK.

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FOSS4G-NA 2013 Conference, Minneapolis, MN
Open Source Geospatial Foundation
FOSS4G 2013, Nottingham, UK

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