Open Source Geospatial Research & Education Symposium
OGRS is a meeting dedicated to sharing knowledge, new solutions, methods, practices, ideas and trends in the field of geospatial information through the development and the use of free and open source software in both research and education.
In recent years, the development of geospatial free and open source software (GFOSS) has breathed new life into the geospatial domain. GFOSS has been extensively promoted by FOSS4G events, which evolved from meetings which gathered together interested GFOSS development communities to a standardized business conference. More in line with the academic side of the FOSS4G conferences, OGRS is a rather neutral forum whose goal is to assemble a community whose main concern is to find new solutions by sharing knowledge and methods free of software license limits. This is why OGRS is primarily concerned with the academic world, from pure and applied research to industry through innovation which also involves present and future research partners like public institutions, organizations and companies.
See below some founding articles that explain in details the OGRS principles:
- Special Feature Editorial, The open source dynamics in geospatial research and education, (Olivier Ertz, Sergio J Rey & Stephane Joost)
- Open source spatial analysis: lessons for research and education from PySAL, (Sergio J. Rey)
- Preface, Geospatial Free and Open Source Software in the 21st Century, (Erwan Bocher & Markus Neteler), Springer edition
- An Overview on Current Free and Open Source Desktop GIS Developments, (Stefan Steiniger & Erwan Bocher), IJGIS Journal, 2008
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For support or technical questions, please contact Gwendall Petit.