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This post was written by ragnvald

It’s an easy job is to present a program. Reading through the more than 300 abstracts is admittedly a lot of work. But it has been a true pleasure! So it’s easy! Yes – some of the abstracts were in all honesty a bit long. The texts would have also been easier to read if […]

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This post was written by ragnvald

We come to you from 3 continents to share with you our conference program. Internet tools from Google, Linux, Windows, MacOS, Skype – not to mention countless open source libraries makes this happen. In this context place hardly matters. For us, the organisers of this conference, the internet has made us equals whether we are […]

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This post was written by Msilikale Msilanga

Publishing the program of workshops and the main conference program has been a long road, but worth it. This won’t just be an exciting program, but a program that we as a Dar es Salaam Local Organising Committee (DLOC) think is one of the most diverse and interesting programs yet at a FOSS4G and one […]

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This post was written by Sutton

Dear workshop presenters Firstly… we’re super excited to be welcoming you all to Dar es Salaam this August… it’s going to be amazing!! I’d like to explain why we made the choice not to offer free tickets to workshop presenters. When we were putting together the workshop program, we were overwhelmed by the quality and […]

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This post was written by ragnvald

As you all know this years FOSS4G conference will be in Dar es Salaam. Our venue is the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC). So what is it like? It is a lot of things – BIG is one of them. Professional is another word which rings a bell.Each year JNICC is the center of attention for hundreds […]

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This post was written by Msilikale Msilanga

Welcome to FOSS4G 2018 in Dar es Salaam. A city which is located at 6°48′ South, 39°17′ East (−6.8000, 39.2833), on a natural harbour on the eastern coast of East Africa. We are glad and happy to welcome everyone on this city for FOSS4G, a city of geospatial opportunities. A city where much of the […]

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This post was written by ragnvald

  The 5th of June is the last day for the early bird registration. We trust (and hope!) that many of you will use the favourable rates offered. For us as conference organisers, the earlier you register, the more time we will we have in putting together the most exciting FOSS4G yet! So, let us […]

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This post was written by Sutton

The annual Free and Open Source Software 4 Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference is the largest community gathering focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions, and code sprints, FOSS4G participants, learn, exchange, and […]

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This post was written by ragnvald

The last week our team has been working with the workshops. Of the 72 workshops were suggested to us and we have now chosen 29 of them. We are still trying to find a place for more of the workshops. This is the most important part for many of you. You will find the accepted […]

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This post was written by ragnvald

Last friday the FOSS4G 2018 conference sent a letter of acceptance to hundreds of authors/presenters. The process of choosing presentations was in the end not a difficult one.   Under way we have had good help from our community, the programme committee, Michael Terner, Paul Ramsey and Antonio Armas Diaz. We have also had help […]

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