FOSSGIS

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FOSSGIS stands for Free and Open Source Software for Geographical Information Systems. It is:

  • the name of a non-profit organization (Verein) in Germany promoting Free and Open Source Software and Free Geodata
  • the name of a yearly conference about the subject organized by said organization

FOSSGIS 2015 will be held on 11.-13. March 2015 in Münster.

Organization

FOSSGIS e.V is a German association supporting Open Source Software and free geodata. It has emerged from a former association of GRASS users and is a local chapter of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.

Many members of the German OpenStreetMap community are members of FOSSGIS. OpenStreetMappers who are members of FOSSGIS e.V. can add themselves to the category FOSSGIS-Mitglied (Member of FOSSGIS).

Activities

FOSSGIS e.V.

  • owns the domain openstreetmap.de and administrates it in cooperation with the OSM community in Germany
  • organizes the FOSSGIS conference (see below)
  • has received 10 GPS devices as a donation, which can be borrowed for OSM events
  • can act as a representative for the collection of donations, sponsoring and similar activities

Server

The FOSSGIS e.V. has several servers that it runs with and for the OSM community.

Services

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Conferences

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