2013 FOSS4G-NA Conference Set for May 22-24 In Minneapolis; Preliminary Program and Keynote Speakers Announced

March 21, 2013 – The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial – North America (FOSS4G-NA) Program Committee is excited to announce the preliminary program and keynote speakers for the 2013 FOSS4G-NA Conference, set for May 22-24 at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

FOSS4G brings together public and private-sector stakeholders, innovators and developers who are at the forefront of free and open source software for geospatial applications. The FOSS4G-NA 2013 Conference program is designed to not only take a deep technical dive, but also cover useful examples and compelling business cases of how to effectively apply FOSS4G to help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems and business needs. Highlights of the event include the following keynote speakers:

  • Eric Gundersen, CEO at MapBox
  • Bibiana McHugh, IT Manager of GIS and Location-Based Service, Portland TriMet
  • Erek Dyskant, Sr. Analytics Engineer at the Democratic National Committee
  • Paul Morin, Director of the NSF- and NASA-funded Polar Geospatial Center at the University of Minnesota

In addition, presentations, panels and lightning talks will cover a wide range of program topics, including:

  • Analysis and Big Data/No SQL
  • Cartography and Visualization
  • JavaScript
  • Programming
  • Spatial Datastores
  • Spatial Server and Platform
  • Case Studies
    • Education
    • Environment, Energy and Health
    • Government (Federal, Local, Military)
    • Mobile
    • Transportation and Utilities
    • And more…

To learn from these great speakers and to join other geospatial OSS users and supporters from around the country, register for the conference today at the FOSS4G-NA 2013 Web site ( foss4g-na.org). Don’t delay – the early-bird registration deadline is April 1.

To register, become a sponsor, or for more information, please visit foss4g-na.org.



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