News

13 Sep 2018

Our Conference and our Partners

The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) and State of the Map (SotM) Conference Oceania is very privileged to have some fantastic support from sponsors, partners, and our ‘parent’ international organisations. We would like to recognise and thank all of those organisations for helping us make this event happen.

It’s bigger than just us

Both FOSS4G and SotM are international. FOSS4G is a conference that has been...

read full post
8 Sep 2018

Hey Parents! We're pleased to let you know that FOSS4G SotM Oceania is a child-friendly conference. What does this mean?

In a nutshell, it means you can bring your kids to the conference, where we'll have a dedicated space for children and their parents to chill out. Entry will be free, kids are welcome to attend sessions, and we'll provide lunch (thanks to the Good Mojo Program). All we ask is that you let us know ahead...

read full post
5 Sep 2018

FOSS4G SotM Oceania is hosting a contribution-sprint Community Day on the final day of the conference, Friday 23rd of November, in the Old Arts Building at the University of Melbourne. Participation in the Community Day will be free-of-charge and all participants will be welcome, regardless of their involvement with the large conference or not.

Projects wanted!

With less than 3 months until Community Day, we are looking for people to lead open-source and open-data geospatial events that could help open GIS projects to benefit from concentrated...

read full post
5 Sep 2018

The general call for presentations is now closed. We got a great response from the community, with over 60 presentations submitted, right up to the last minute. Now we know who the biggest procrastinators are :)

Now, it's time to hear from you - what presentations do you want to see? See the list of submissions, and let us know what you like.

We'll use your input in crafting the presentation program. The Community Vote will only be open until 15 September, so don't delay - vote now!

Link:...

read full post
28 Aug 2018

We're working towards a diverse FOSS4G SotM Oceania, so we're pleased to finally announce our Travel Grant Program.

Under this program, we're offering free conference and workshop registration, along with financial support to assist with travel costs. Up to $1000 will be available to recipients who otherwise may not be able to attend.

Please spread the word! And if you wish to help deserving people from underrepresented communities participate in our event, please donate to our...

read full post
22 Aug 2018

90 days left until the inaugural FOSS4G SotM Oceania. With half the tickets sold already, the conference is shaping up to be a memorable few days.

The committee would like to draw your attention to the workshops that we have lined-up for November 20th. Workshops are an opportunity to get hands-on training covering a range of geospatial areas.

Each workshop is run by an experienced professional with topics including Mapbox, OpenStreetMap, geoservers on AWS, R, python in QGIS, and remote sensing. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please ...

read full post
17 Aug 2018

The workshop program is now published! We have 7 morning and 7 afternoon workshop sessions. They're all so good, the hardest part will be figuring out which two you want to attend!

Each morning or afternoon session morning is $100 to attend, and lunch will be provided. Registration is required, and numbers are limited.

Check out this exciting program here.

15 Aug 2018

We've been asked whether student registrations will be available. The answer is yes!

We'll have a limited number of student registrations, which will go first to students who are presenting at the conference (presentations or workshops). As a reminder, presentation submissions are due on 31 August, so get your abstracts ready!

Any remaining student registrations will be released in mid-October, and will be first come, first served. See our Registration page for more details on the different...

read full post
9 Aug 2018

The Community Vote on workshop submissions is now closed. We heard from over 90 people about the submissions they're fired up about. Thanks for your input!

Now to put together the workshop program... stay tuned, we'll aim to publish this on the 17th of August. 

1 Aug 2018

We received so many good workshop proposals, we need your help to select them!

The Community Vote is open here until 8 August. You can only vote once.

Let us know which workshops you'd like to see!