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Program

An overview

At a glance

More details

The following grid provides a daily description of what events are planned and where

The blocks are color coded by location:

District Hall
Harvard
Seaport Hotel &
World Trade Center
Monday
8/14
Tuesday
8/15
Wednesday
8/16
Thursday
8/17
Friday
8/18
Saturday
8/19
Workshops Day 1
Harvard University
Workshops Day 2
Harvard University
B2B Meeting &
Co-Located Events

Seaport WTC
JS.Geo Conference
District Hall
FOSS4G Day 1
Seaport WTC
FOSS4G Day 2
Seaport WTC
FOSS4G Day 3
Seaport WTC
FOSS4G Code Sprint
District Hall
Ice Breaker
Seaport Hotel

Main Program Details

Community Voting

Community voting is underway for the main conference program! Your votes will decide which presentations are in the main conference program. Vote here.

Main conference topics include:

FOSS4G Development
The traditional cornerstone of this conference: desktop GIS, Web services, databases
  • Project news and updates
  • Project standards and data
New technology
Emerging technologies that have an impact on future geospatial development
  • Drones
  • Internet of Things
  • Remote sensing
  • Machine learning
  • Big Data
Business
How geospatial tools are used within the business community
  • Products powered by FOSS4G
  • Business adoption
  • Business intelligence and logistics
Government
How geospatial tools are used within government
  • Policy and planning
  • Citizen engagement
  • Disaster management
  • Local, state, and federal agency adoption and use
The Sciences
How geospatial tools are used within the sciences
  • Climate and environment
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Biology
  • Public health
  • Archaeology
  • Data science
Education
How geospatial tools are used and taught in an academic setting
  • Curricula
  • Community and Participatory GIS

Important Dates

Timeline
Tuesday
March 21
Call for presentations closes
Monday
March 27
Community voting opens
Monday
April 10
Community voting closes
Monday
May 1
Accepted presentations announced

Selection Process

We expect to have 200–250 talks selected through the Call for Presentations. Keynote and invited presentations will round out the program. The volunteer FOSS4G Program Committee will lead the process but you, the attendees, will help select the presentations through an open Community Voting process. The most popular presentations will be included in the program, and the Program Committee will select the remainder to provide a diversity of voices and content.

Academic Papers

All presentations with accompanying papers will be labeled as “academic presentations” in the conference program. However, these papers will be mixed in with both academic and non-academic presentations based on the presentation themes and topics.

The Academic Subcommittee will support efforts to get the best papers published in appropriate academic journals and to potentially assemble a conference proceedings.

Workshops

There are two days of workshops prior to the main conference days. These workshops provide many great opportunities for hands on training. Visit the Workshops Page