21- 22 June 2010, Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham

The Centre for Geospatial Science of University of Nottingham, Open Source Geospatial Foundation (UK Chapter) and ICA Working Group on Open Source Geospatial Technologies are organizing the Second Open Source GIS UK Conference on 21-22nd June , 2010 at the University of Nottingham.

The conference has very much international focus and holistic outlook bringing together speakers and delegates from government, academic,
industry, software developers, open source communities, geospatial researchers etc. High profile speakers from all over the world will be giving
presentations and hands on workshops for the conference.

The key aims of this conference are:

  1. to hear presentations from government, academic, industry and policy makers on open source geospatial technologies
  2. to provide platform to network and develop ideas for future collaborative work in open source GIS
  3. to understand current developments in open source GIS
  4. to act as a focus for open source GIS research and development

Contributions are invited but are not limited to the following topic areas:

  • State of the Art developments in Open Source GIS
  • Open Source GIS in Education
  • Interoperability and standards – OGC, ISO/TC 211
  • Open Source GIS application use cases : Government, Participatory GIS, Location based services, Health, Energy, Water, Climate change etc
  • Web processing services
  • Open architectures, open content
  • Case studies of open source implementations
  • Open Source GIS Internationalisation and Localisation
  • Using Open Source GIS with proprietary software
  • Transition to Open Source GIS
  • Open Source GIS business models
  • Open Source GIS implementation and deployment case studies
  • Sensor Web enablement
  • Hands-on workshops on using and developing open source GIS tools

Abstracts (max 1500 words) are be submitted before 30 January 2010. The OSGIS2010 paper submissions and reviews will be done through EasyChair
Conference system. Authors will submit their papers through http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=osgis2010

The conference registration will be activated on February 2010. In order to reserve your place, please register online.


  • Abstracts Submission deadline: 30 January 2010
  • Notification of acceptance: 15th February 2010
  • Final papers delivered by: 15 March 2010
  • Notification of acceptance: 30th March 2010


  • Inaugural Presentation – Professor Ari Jolma (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
  • Keynote Address – Arnulf Christl (President of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation)
  • Plenary Speaker – Tyler Mitchell (Executive Director of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation)


  • gvSIG Desktop & Mobile Workshop- (gvSIG Association,SPAIN)
  • OS OpenSpace Workshop (Ordnance Survey, UK)
  • GEOSS Workshop (CGS, University of Nottingham)

The workshop seats will be allocated on a first come first serve basis as this is limited by the number of computers we have in the labs arranged.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Centre for Geospatial Science for an interesting conference and future collaborations in
this exciting and rapidly developing research theme. Please contact me for any information required.