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The Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting is a general Open Source conference - one of the largest in Europe. OSM was represented by a stand at most of the last years.


16ed. FOSDEM 2016, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st January 2016 at the usual location, ULB Campus Solbosch in Brussels.

Call for participation:

Important datesː

  • 16 October: deadline for first batch of main track proposals
  • 30 October: final deadline for main track proposals


There will be a geospatial devroom at the FOSDEM 2015. And there are intentions to also have a stand there.

The call for papers of the geospatial devroom can be found at:

Submission deadline is 1/12/2015

Program of the geospatial devroom

Intro geospatial devroom Johan Van de Wauw 09:00-09:05
Use of OSS in the Lifewatch biodiversity research project Julien Radoux 09:05-09:15
QGIS Tool for Landslide Hazard Assessment Darya Golovko 09:15-09:25
Opensource Desktop GIS at Regional and Local goverments in Flanders
Integrating Govermental webservices into QGIS
Kay Warrie 09:25-09:35
Bridging the gap between simulation and GIS Vincent Mora 09:40-10:05
GRASS GIS 7: Efficiently processing big geospatial data Markus Neteler 10:10-10:30
GRASS Development APIs
Lifting the fog on the different ways to develop for GRASS
Moritz Lennert 10:30-10:45
Open Standards for Big Geo Data Peter Baumann 10:50-11:15
Scotty, I need a data in three minutes! (Or we're all dead!!)
Just the right data at just the right time
Andrew Ross 11:20-11:45
Distributed tile processing with GeoTrellis and Spark Rob Emanuele 11:50-12:15
GeoTrellis and the GeoTiff File Format Johan Stenberg 12:15-12:25
Habitat - a programmable personal geospatial datatore Richard Pope 12:30-12:40
spatial backend as a service !
Mathieu Leplatre 12:45-13:10
Taking Web GIS beyond Google Maps with the Geomajas Client and Spatial Application Server
Mapping stuff with Java, GWT and Javascript
Frank Maes 13:15-13:40
Mobile Map Technology
Developing Mobile Multiplatform 3d maps
Manuel de la Calle Alonso 13:45-14:10
Potree - Rendering Large Point Clouds in Web Browsers Markus Schütz 14:15-14:25
OpenLayers 3: A unique web-mapping library Éric Lemoine 14:30-14:55
Ol3-Cesium : 3D for OpenLayers map
An exciting library for automatically bringing 3D to your map
Guillaume Beraudo 14:55-15:10
Overpass API
A service to query OpenStreetMap data
Roland Olbricht 15:15-15:40
Tempus: a framework for multimodal trip planning Hugo Mercier 15:45-16:10
Douglas-Peucker updated
or do you want to reduce your data
Stephane Winnepenninckx 16:15-16:40
PicoTCP on Mobile Ad Hoc networks Brecht Van Cauwenberghe 16:45-16:55


once again OSM had a stand at the FOSDEM in 2013.

Available users



once again OSM had a stand at the FOSDEM in 2012.

Available users


  • 1 table + 2 chairs
  • 2 A0 printouts provided by Geofabrik (1 * world, 1 * Brussels around FOSDEM area)
  • multiple laptops and mobile devices to show maps and the use of OSM


FOSDEM is the biggest free and non-commercial event organized by and for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. The OpenStreetMap stand's is organised by RatZillaS

Available users


  • 1 table + 2 chairs
  • 1 "Pocket" Server:

Shuttle K45 4GB RAM / Pentium E5300 / HD 1TB / Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" ;-)

  • Package for demo and/or workshop:
  osmosis - openlayer - postgresql - qemu virtual machine - osm2pgsql
  • 1 Gigabit 8-port Switch
  • 1 Wifi Router WRT54GL OpenWRT 10.03 "Backfire"
  • Goodies
 Stickers - pins - mugs - if possible TShirts
  • 16 GB DeadDrop with :
 Planet of the week
 Some MapOSMatic plans
 and and ... surprise ... come and see


  • who knows detils about the presence 2008? Please add...