FOSS4G-India 2015 is the second in a series of National Conferences on Free and Open Source Software for Geoinformatics.FOSS4G-India is held biannually with a mission to foster the development and promote the widespread use of Open Source Geospatial Technologies including support for software development and publicly available Geo-data. The proposed theme of the Conference is "Open Source Geospatial Tools in Climate Change Research and Natural Resource Management". It will be organised jointly by OSGeo-India in collaboration with Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Survey of India (SOI) and Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG).
Open Source Geospatial tools are not only driving the use of the feature rich tools but also propelling the development of new and applied technologies in a wide array of fields - from agriculture, forestry to sustainable use of resources; from disaster management to urban planning; from location based services on web and mobile/tablet platforms to many e-governance initiatives. The access to FOSS4G tools and its cost advantages have contributed to the immense growth of Geoinformatics coupled with availability of quality technical manpower.
The first national conference on FOSS4G organised by OSGeo India in 2012 has successfully showcased the relevance and requirement of these rapidly emerging technologies and the need to have a platform within India. Thus FOSS4 G -India aims to bring together the developers and users of FOSS4G tools, academicians, researchers, technologists, companies and entrepreneurs to share, discuss and collaborate towards faster adoption so as to benefit the society across the country/region.
As part of the Conference and to provide for wide-ranging discussions on a range of thematic areas,parallel sessions are planned during the two days.Papers are invited in areas covering, but notlimited to, the following
Roots, philosophy, open standards, open data, copyrights and others
FOSS4G - development of new tools, customisation, databases, language localisation, coding and improvements to existing tools
FOSS4G in - climate change research, forestry, agriculture, ecological sciences, environment, geology, soil sciences, rural and urban development, water resources, coastal and marine resources, disaster management, education and e-governance
FOSS4G in development of - desktop, web and mobile GIS, capacity building, and societal use like Village/ Panchayat GIS
|Abstract Submission - Deadline|
|Acceptance Notification by|
|Full Paper Submission||May 25th|
|Full Day Session - 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM||Becoming QGIS Power user(Maximum 10 participants)||Ujaval Gandhi||Good working Knowledge of QGIS|
|First Session - 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM||Geospatial Data Processing using R (Maximum 20 participants)||AK Jha/Kamal Pandey||--|
Program ScheduleLink to detailed Program
DAY 1 Schedule June 9th
|8:30 AM - 9:30 AM||Registrations|
|9:30 AM - 10:15 AM||Inaugural|
|10:15 AM - 10:30 AM||Opening of Exhibition Stalls|
|10:30 AM - 11:00 AM||Tea Break|
|11:00 AM - 11:30 PM||Plenary Session I|
|11:30 AM - 1:00 PM||Session 1A: Application of FOSS4G for Water Resource Management and Climatic Studies (1).
Session 1B: Development of WebGIS Applications (1)
|1:00 PM - 2:00 PM||Lunch Break|
|2:00 PM - 2:45 PM||Popular Talk “ Crisis Response: Open Street Map on the Frontline” by Mapbox Team|
|2:45 PM - 3:45 PM||Session 2A: Use of FOSS4G in LULC Research and Village GIS
Session 2B: Open Standards and Open Source Database
|3:45 PM - 4:00 PM||Tea Break|
|4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||Session 3A: Application of FOSS4G Water Resource Management and Climatic Studies (2)
Session 3B: Development of WebGIS Applications (2)
|8:30 AM - 9:15 AM||Registrations|
|9:15 AM - 9:45 AM||Plenary Session II|
|9:45 AM - 11:15 AM||Session 4A: Use of Open Source Geospatial Tools in Forestry and Social Mapping
Session 4B: FOSS4G: Smart City and Urban Mapping
|11:15 AM - 11:45 AM||Tea Break|
|11:45 AM - 1:15 PM||Session 5A: Use of Open Source Geospatial Tools in Capacity building and in Strategic Applications
Session 5B: Open Source Technology development
|1:15 PM - 2:00 PM||Lunch Break|
|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Session 6A: Food Security and Agriculture Applications
Session 6B: Disaster Mapping and Solutions based on GIS
|3:00 PM - 4:00 PM||Panel Discussion: FOSS4G in India: Potential and Challenges for Adoption & Valedictory|
|4:00 PM - 5:00 PM||Tea Break & Interaction among participants|
This event will be a great place for all the FOSS4G enthusiasts to meet and share their experiences.
This event enables researchers and students to present their work to their peers in India.
Get to know the state of art FOSS4G by registering yourself for the hands on Workshops.
This conference will be a perfect forum for organizations to showcase their work