After the cancellation of the FOSS4G in Calgary in 2020 due to Corona and the online FOSS4G conference from Buenos Aires in 2021, this year’s FOSS4G conference will finally take place again in presence and, after Bucharest 2019, again in Europe. The organising city of Florence on the Arno, nicknamed “La Bella” in Italy, also has a lot to offer in terms of tourism. Located in the heart of Tuscany, it is of course the culinary stronghold of the region. But Tuscany also has a rich history; over the past centuries, it has been home to greats such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo – and this year, the prominent members of the OSGeo community. Florence, Italy’s eighth largest city, was recently named one of the most beautiful cities in the world by Forbes magazine – “La Bella”.
The conference will take place between the 22nd and 28th of August and traditionally starts with 2 workshop days before the actual core conference. A Code Sprint will follow the Core Conference on the Saturday. The extensive programme of the core conference offers parallel lectures in 7 rooms and an online channel. The main topics “Transition to FOSS4G”, “State of Software”, “Use cases & applications”, “Open Data” and “Education” provide orientation for visitors, as each presentation is assigned to one of these topics. We from mundialis will also be represented at the conference with these contributions:
- Connecting tribes: how we connected the GRASS GIS database natively to GeoServer (Room 6 / 24.8 / 12:15 / Markus Neteler, Carmen Tawalika, Marc Jansen, Markus Metz & Anika Weinmann)
- News from actinia – let’s STAC! (Room Onice / 24.8. / 15:15 / Markus Neteler, Carmen Tawalika, Jorge Herrera & Anika Weinmann
- State of GRASS GIS (Room Sala Verde / 25.8. / 9:00 / Markus Neteler & the GRASS GIS Team)
- Developing a pilot method to measure biodiversity related financial risk at financial portfolio level using Earth Observation and other spatially explicit data (General Online Track / 25.08. / 12:30 / Hinrich Paulsen & Momen Mawad)
- LOOSE: Combining loosely coupled components into coherent architecture (General Online Track / 25.08. / 11:30 / Markus Metz & the LOOSE Project Team)
- The GreenUr project: creating an application in QGIS to manage the impacts of urban green spaces on human health (Room 9 / 26.08. / 9:00 / Markus Neteler, Markus Metz, Marc Jansen & Anika Weinmann)
- Making free climate and weather data more usable – status, ideas and products resulting from the research project “FAIR” (Room 6 / 26.08. / 10:00 / Till Adams & Marc Jansen)
The academic track also includes the following contribution: OSGeo, Persistent Identifiers and the shape of things to come / Room 4 / 25.08. / 10:10 / Markus Neteler & Peter Löwe
One innovation that will probably remain thanks to Corona is the possibility to participate in the conference both on-site and online. If you want to save time and money, you can participate online, but you will miss the legendary atmosphere at the conference itself. So follow us, we look forward to welcoming you on site – off to Florence!