[Marketing] FOSSGIS 2008 - Program Finalized

The German speaking Open Source GIS community meets from April 1st through 4th 2008 in Freiburg, Germany to the yearly conference and fair.

The final program is no available and the organizing committee is happy to invite you to register.


44 Presentations will be held in technical, community, research, scientific and business blocks. Presentations are held by FOSSGIS practitioners and address both developers and decision maker. Topics cover all walks of geo life starting with reports from the fast growing community project OpenStreetmap then running allong Ruby on Rails and stretching to ministerial success stories about completely FOSS based spatial data infrastructures.

This year's workshop program introduces the software projects OpenLayers, Mapbender, kvwmap, GRASS, QGIS, gvSIG, deegree, UMN MapServer and GeoServer. Thematic workshops cover geo portal solutions, sensor GIS and a full scale SDI on a Live-CD.


Workshop fees are ¤80,- per attendee and will as in the last years help to fund the conference.

Throughout the conference the sponsoring companies will operate booths in the exhibition area to highlight the latest technology, show new products and solutions and talk business. The social event will take place in the Wodanhalle on the first day of the conference (Tuesday, April 1st).


Admission for the full program of the conference is free of cost for everybody but please make sure to register before March 25th!



Torsten Brassat

Marketing Committee der
Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)

Siemensstraße 8
53121 Bonn

Fon: +49 (0)228 / 90 90 38 - 12
Fax: +49 (0)228 / 90 90 38 - 11

Email: torsten.brassat@osgeo.org