March 14, 2013 -- The geo-spatial.org Association and OSGeo Romania, under the high auspices of the Ministry of Culture and in collaboration with the Romanian Spatial Agency, Romanian National Meteorological Administration, Faculty of Geography – University of Bucharest, Groundwater Engineering Research Center - Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Faculty of Geography - Babeș Bolyai University, Institute for Research in Artificial Intelligence of the Romanian Academy and the National Library of Romania, organize the second edition of the international conference “ Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial – Central and Eastern Europe” (FOSS4G-CEE). The event is dedicated to present the advantages of using free and open source geospatial technologies. This regional conference was born from the global event Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial under the patronage of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.
This year's edition has a target of approximately 300 participants interested in geospatial open source applications. They will enjoy the presence and talks given by important personalities in the geospatial field, that have already confirmed their attendance. The event will take place in Bucharest in the newly built National Library of Romania.
Activities will unfold during three days (17-19 of June), being shaped as oral presentations and hands-on workshops. All of these will address, in detail, the way in which free and open source software for geospatial (FOSS4G) can be successfully applied in the following:
- Application development
- Interoperability and open standards
- FOSS4G implementations for INSPIRE
- Transition to FOSS4G
- Case studies of FOSS4G implementations
- FOSS4G in education
- Analysis, manipulation and visualization of geospatial data
- Open geodata
- Digital and historical cartography.