Presenting Is Fun and Rewarding!

by Gabby Getz

Gabby Getz works with both open source development and the Cesium community on the design and technical aspects of and

Cesium is thrilled to once again help sponsor FOSS4G North America! FOSS4G celebrates free and open source software for geospatial and the community responsible for the advancements and adoption of this software.

Attending FOSS4G NA 2012 in Washington DC greatly contributed to Cesium’s initial release as an open source JavaScript library. Being a part of the FOSS4G community means a lot to us, and we’ve sponsored and presented at every conference held in North America since then. It continues to be a welcoming and informative place to share our latest work in 3D web mapping, to learn about the latest trends in geospatial, and to help move the field forward.

This year, the Cesium team is especially excited to see talks and workshops exploring the latest in 3D mapping and visualization. Of the many 3D related topics out there, we're particularly excited to see presentations on 3D geospatial data fusion, including point clouds and BIM models. Another topic we’d love to see explored more in the geospatial community is underground and underwater applications.

Presenting is fun and rewarding, so if you want to help set the course of the industry, consider taking a few minutes to submit a proposal. Learn more on the CFP page. We hope to see you this year in St. Louis!

Workshop deadline extended

Good news for potential workshop organizers! The submission deadline has been extended to February 8 (the same day as the final deadline for all talks).

Remember, up to two workshop organizers get a free pass to the conference. We know a workshop takes a lot of effort, and we appreciate it. Thanks to our sponsors, we are able to offer this.

Thanks to those who have already submitted workshops. As a bonus for meeting the original deadline, the program committee will select one or two workshops from the current submissions for early acceptance into the program. Stay tuned!

See why our sponsors love St Louis too!

Vibrant, energetic and friendly; those are all reason why the FOSS4G NA Team chose St Louis, Mo as the location for the 2018 conference and Community Day. In addition to hearing the top developers and business leaders in the geospatial industry share their work and ideas, the planning committee is working with local businesses and attractions to make sure attendees get to see the best St. Louis has to offer. We will be announcing the social event schedule soon. Until then, see why Platinum sponsor Boundless moved its corporate HQ from NYC to St. Louis. READ MORE HERE!

RedHat, Radiant Solutions join as PLATINUM sponsors

Please join us in welcoming both RedHat and Radiant Solutions as Platinum sponsors of the FOSS4G NA event. Be sure to visit their booths and stop by any sponsored social events or meetups.

Join the Community

by Sara Safavi, Program Committee Chair

We describe FOSS4G NA as a conference for people (developers, users, decision makers, and observers) who work with, or are interested in working with, free and open source geospatial software. But at its heart, FOSS4G NA is a collaboration, powered by community volunteers.

The conference committee is a geographically-dispersed team of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds – software developers, educators, climate scientists – and FOSS4G is the common thread that binds us together.

We invite you to join this community as an attendee, speaker, or sponsor at North America’s largest gathering of students and professionals who share the common interest of free and open source geospatial tools. If you’re interested in speaking, submit your talk or workshop proposal today. If you or your company would like to know more about partnering or sponsoring this event, see the online sponsor prospectus.

The program will include content on these topics, and more:

  • Software Projects
  • Business
  • Government
  • Nonprofit & Humanitarian Work
  • Education & Academia
  • The Sciences
  • Data Visualization
  • New & Emerging Technology

Right now, we are especially looking for workshop proposals, since the workshop submission deadline is January 15, 2018.

See you in St. Louis!

Boundless announces PLATINUM sponsorship of FOSS4G NA 2018

The FOSS4G NA 2018 team would like to thank Boundless for signing on as a PLATINUM  sponsor of FOSS4G NA.

Please be sure to check the program for their talks and be sure to stop by their booth at the event.

If you are interested in sponsoring the biggest US open source geospatial event of 2018 please see the sponsors page for more details.

If you would like to speak at FOSS4G NA please submit your paper here. You can register for the conference here.

Registration Is Open!

We are offering a great rate for attendees who register by December 31.

Sign up now, and pay just $545 .

Oracle joins as Silver Sponsor, Azavea as Bronze

The FOSS4G NA Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that Oracle has joined the May 14-17 event in St. Louis, MO as a SILVER sponsor. Please be sure to check the program for their talks and be sure to stop by their booth at the event. We would also like to welcome Azavea as a BRONZE sponsor. 


If you are interested in sponsoring the biggest US open source geospatial event of 2018 please see the sponsors page for more details. 


If you would like to speak at FOSS4G NA please submit your paper here.


Registration is opening soon so watch this page or follow us @foss4gna for the latest on pricing and package deals. 

Call for Papers Is Open

Submissions are now open for FOSS4G NA 2018. Check the CFP page to see what the program committee is looking for this year.

Curious about the committee? Visit the About Us page to learn more.

Save the Dates!

It's May 14 - 16 in St. Louis for FOSS4G North America 2018. We're excited to be going to the Gateway to the West, and we promise a great view of the Arch and the newly renovated Arch Grounds when you arrive.

The exact dates and location will be announced very soon, so be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news.

Our Sponsors

For information about becoming a sponsor, please visit the FOSS4G NA 2018 sponsor prospectus page.




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