FOSS4G North America 2018

Date & Time: 
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 09:30 to Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 05:00

The premier open source geospatial technology conference in North America. 


Date & Time: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 09:00 to 19:00
For the 4th time there is a Geospatial devroom at FOSDEM 2018 on Sunday 4/2/2018!
FOSDEM is a free non-commercial event bringing together 8000+ open source software developers and communities in Brussels, Belgium. Participation is free of charge (donations welcome). The next edition will take place on 3-4 February 2018.
Next to more traditional spatial technology, are specially invited :

* Collaborative editing / versioning of geodata & metadata;
* Collection of data using sensors / UAVs / satellites;
* Geo-analytic algorithms / libraries;
* Big geodata, distributed & scalable GIS applications;


Like to run a discussion, present your work, any other ideas? Submit your proposal at:
Make sure to select the 'Geospatial devroom' as 'Track'. If you have an account from previous years, you should be using the same.
Please specify in the notes if you prefer a short timeslot (lightning talks ~10 min) or a long timeslot (20 min presentation + discussion). Note that time slots are indicative and will be assigned according to the timing of the session.

The DEADLINE for submissions: Thursday 1st December 2017

Notification of acceptance will be sent to the Authors by 11/12/2017 at the latest.
For questions, please get in touch with the organizers at!
Check out the videos and presentations of our previous editions.

Organizers: Johan Van de Wauw, Margherita Di Leo, Anne Ghisla, Martin Hammitzsch, Marc Vloemans




GeoWave- Bringing Distributed Computing to the Geospatial World

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 11:00 to 12:00

• What we'll do
The MeetUp will be held on Google Hangouts and you will be able to watch the live stream directly on YouTube.

This is a virtual Meetup occurring at 11AM Eastern Time (8AM Pacific Time, 5PM Central European Time). For help with your timezone calculation, refer to this (


Join the conversation: #VirtualEclipse

Presenter: Michael Whitby

Host: Stephanie Swart

GeoWave is a software library that connects the scalability of distributed computing frameworks and key-value stores with modern geospatial software to store, retrieve and analyze massive geospatial datasets. GeoWave takes multidimensional data, such as spatial or spatial-temporal, and indexes it into a key-value store such as Apache Accumulo or Apache HBase. These distributed storage technologies, in addition to complementary distributing processing frameworks such as Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, have proven capabilities to unlock the potential of massive datasets across a variety of domains.

In this discussion, we will give a high-level overview of how the GeoWave framework works to reduce the time needed to process, analyze and render data by multiple orders of magnitude. These demos are designed to help developers who would like to take advantage of the benefits of distributed computing when working with geospatial data. We will use GeoWave to ingest multiple data types and then perform various analytics on that data. We will also go over the robust cli commands in the GeoWave framework as well as GeoWave’s integration with GeoServer and our many deployment options.

Michael Whitby is a Software Engineer in the Radiant Solutions group of Maxar Technologies. He works on the GeoWave open source project and has had his writing about the framework published in Advances in Spatial and Temporal Databases. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and received his master’s in Software Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

FOSS4G 2017 Boston

Date & Time: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 08:00 to Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 05:00



CalGIS/LocationCon 2017

Date & Time: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 08:30 to Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 05:00

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 – BUILDING BRIDGES - 23rd Annual California GIS Conference

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 is a co-hosted conference that combines the annual California GIS conference (CalGIS) with LocationCon which is a new LocationTech event that targets Eclipse Foundation members and others who attend FOSS4GNA, FOSS4G and LocationTech Tour events.

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 provides content for and builds bridges between the CalGIS community who focus on GIS best practices in government, non-profit, education and consulting in California, and the LocationTech community who develop advanced location aware technologies via collaboration with commercially-friendly open source software.

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 attendees will include a diverse mix of geospatial professionals, developers, decision-makers, researchers, vendors, students and other geo-focused professionals.

CalGIS is going on its 23rd year as the California GIS conference created by and for geospatial professionals in the state. From its inception, CalGIS has represented the best in California GIS user stories, technology trends, and geospatial innovation. CalGIS conference content over the years has been morphing from a focus on commercial software solutions to content that includes open source tools and technologies. CalGIS is hosted by the four chapters of the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) in Calfornia (BayGeo, Northern CA URISA, Central CA URISA and Southern CA URISA) and the GIS Education Center (GISEC) at City College of San Francisco.

LocationCon reflects the LocationTech partnership with CalGIS as a new event for the Eclipse Foundation community. It offers a unique opportunity to build bridges and make connections between a diverse community of geo-focused open source developers and decision-makers with a diverse group of local/state government geospatial professionals, geospatial vendors/consultants and the educational/non-profit geospatial community.

Daytona Code Sprint

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 08:30 to Friday, February 10, 2017 - 05:30

Please visit the OSGeo wiki for more information on this event.

The OSGeo Daytona Code Sprint is a fantastic opportunity for LocationTech member companies and committers to support and work on projects of interest to the entire geospatial community. This event will bring together project members to make decisions and tackle larger geospatial problems as in previous years. LocationTech will be hosting a code sprint the day before this event to work on projects currently making their way through the Eclipse incubation process. 

JTS Incubation Sprint

Date & Time: 
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00

An event to move JTS through the remaining steps in Eclipse Foundation Incubation. If you are interested in attending, please email

FedGeoDay 2016

Date & Time: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 09:00 to 19:30

FOSS4G North America 2016

Date & Time: 
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 09:00 to Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 16:00

Eclipse Converge: blending LocationTech, IoT & Science

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 18:30 to 21:30