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FOSS4G Boston 2017

What is FOSS4G?

The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions, and cooperation, FOSS4G participants create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, and protocols.

FOSS4G has been held all over the world and draws attendees from over 40 countries. Bonn, Germany hosted the conference in 2016. In 2017, Boston, Massachusetts, USA will host.

About OSGeo

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation was founded to support and build the highest-quality open source geospatial software. The foundation's goal is to encourage the use and collaborative development of community-led projects, data development and education. Many projects live under the OSGeo umbrella. http://osgeo.org

Boston Local Organizing Committee (BLOC)

The Boston Local Organizing Committee is made up of key members within the Boston (and beyond!) geo community that represents the academic, business, government, and technology sectors. The BLOC also has strong ties to the FOSS4G community and has experience with prior FOSS4G conferences.

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Michael Terner

Conference Chair

Applied Geographics Inc.

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Guido Stein

Conference Co-Chair

Applied Geographics Inc.

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Mike Foster

Workshop Committee Chair

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Andy Anderson

Program Committee Chair

Amherst College

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Charlie Schweik

Academic Committee Chair

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Kayla Patel

Volunteer Committee Chair

City of Boston

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Aleda Freeman

Extracurricular Committee Chair &

Program Committee

MassGIS, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Christian Jacqz

Outreach Committee Chair &

Program Committee

MassGIS, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Carolyn Bennett

Program Committee

Boston Planning and Development Agency

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Ben Lewis

Program Committee

Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis

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Paul Wickman

Program Committee


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Christopher Barnett

Program & Workshop Committee

Tufts University

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Giovanni Zambotti

Workshop Committee

Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis

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Randal Hale

Workshop Committee

North River Geographic Systems Inc.

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Regina Obe

Workshop Committee

Paragon Corporation

Contact Us

Have a question? Contact us at foss4g2017@gmail.com

Code Of Conduct

Participants at FOSS4G Boston 2017 are expected to act respectfully toward others in accordance with the OSGEO Code of Conduct.

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