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.

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Conference Themes

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 Technology

FOSS4G - development of new tools, customisation, databases, language localisation, coding and improvements to existing tools

FOSS4G - Research

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 - Case Studies

FOSS4G in development of - desktop, web and mobile GIS, capacity building, and societal use like Village/ Panchayat GIS

Important Dates

Abstract Submission - Deadline 25th April Extended to May 5th
Acceptance Notification by 4th May Extended to May 10th
Full Paper Submission May 25th
Early Registration 7th May Extended to May 15th

Registration Fee

Type Early Fee Fee
Students 3000 4000
Delegates (Govt/Research/Academy) 6000 8000
Delegates (Industry) 8000 10000

Workshop Fee

Type Fee
Half-day 2500
Full Day 3000

Pre Event Schedule June 8th - FOSS4G Handson Workshops.

Help Desk opens at 8:30AM. Participants should bring their own laptops.

Time Event Details Mentor Pre-requisite
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

Time Event Details
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)

DAY 2 Schedule June 10th

Time Event Details
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

Lets celebrate the freedom of using, sharing and develoing FOSS4G


This event will be a great place for all the FOSS4G enthusiasts to meet and share their experiences.

Present your work

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.

Host a Booth

This conference will be a perfect forum for organizations to showcase their work


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Contact us.

OSGeo-India Secretariat
Vindhya Block, IIIT H