[FGS] ANNOUNCE: Free and Open Source Software for Geoinformatics conference

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca
Thu Mar 30 17:10:22 EST 2006

FOSS4G2006, the international conference addressing geospatial data 
technologies developed by or of relevance to the Open  Source community, 
will be held September 12-15th, 2006 in Lausanne,  Switzerland. The 
conference will bring together all of the  Free and Open Source Software 
for Geoinformatics (FOSS4G) communities.  The conference incorporates 
the OSGIS Conference, Mapserver User Meeting,  GRASS Users Conference, 
Java oriented FOSS4G and EOGEO Workshops with  the intent to be broadly 

Lausanne, Switzerland will host the conference, making it the first time 
many of these groups will  meet in Europe. A committee is working to 
design a program with elements  that will interest participants from the 
novice to the expert. The  conference strives to build on the successes 
and enthusiasm generated  by previous, related meetings.

Important dates to note (dates are approximate and subject to change):

   April 15, 2006    Workshop submission deadline

   June 30, 2006     Presentation submission deadline

   April 15, 2006    Final registration opening
             (pre-registration is open)

   June 30, 2006     Early registration deadline

We strongly encourage making your room reservation early as September is 
still high season for tourism in Lausanne.

For more information, registration and/or submit a contribution, please 
visit the conference website at

Take advantage of the opportunity FOSS4G2006 offers to network with 
fellow geospatial data professionals, renewing old  acquaintances and 
making new ones. Hope to see you there!

Jeff McKenna
DM Solutions Group Inc.

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