FOSS4G NA 2019 San Diego

Mission Bay, San Diego April 16, 2019, April 18, 2019

CFP closed at  February 08, 2019 08:02 UTC

The Conference

FOSS4G Stands for Free and Open Source Software for(4) Geospatial

Conference Background

The conference provides opportunities for the FOSS4G community to learn, explore, share, and collaborate on the latest ideas and information.

FOSS4G NA is all about community. Contributors, adopters, users, extenders, teachers, service providers, consumers and business and research organizations gather to share their expertise and learn from each other. FOSS4G delivers camaraderie and networking opportunities that lead to synergies in the community, as well as opportunities to give and receive help on specific technical issues or to generate business opportunities.

Unlike many other conferences, the sessions and keynotes at FOSS4G NA are chosen by an independent program committee, allowing us to consistently offer a high-quality program.

Sponsors of FOSS4G NA have a unique opportunity to be an integral part of the entire event. The 2018 conference program will include technical sessions on current topics pertinent to the FOSS4G community, such as web mapping, spatial databases, geoprocessing, and more.

Why Should You Go?

Geospatial technology is becoming ubiquitous. At the same time, it is an area of rapid innovation. The FOSS4G NA program is designed to cover both areas.

You will hear about successful industry deployments as well as the latest highly innovative research. You will meet the experts and talk to them, learn crucial skills to benefit your career, network with your peers and share your experiences.

Why Should You Be a Sponsor?

If your company is looking to connect with experienced developers and users of location aware and related technologies, FOSS4G NA 2019 is the place to be. We love helping our sponsors find innovative ways to interact with the community and achieve a great return on their investment in the conference.

Why Should Your Manager Send You?

In today‘s open world, your manager needs you to relay the information about innovation and current solutions back to your organization. And as you do so, you become the innovation agent for your enterprise. FOSS4G NA is the ideal information and learning event!

CFP Description


FOSS4G-NA is an annual gathering for the community of people who work with, or are interested in working with, free and open source geospatial software. It brings together a mix of developers, users, decision makers, and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation for three days of workshops, presentations, and discussions.

The program committee is looking for a variety of different types of stories across a broad range of sectors and industries. Our program aims to cover the full breadth and depth of geospatial free and open source software as well as the application of FOSS4G technology. Proposals are invited on any relevant subject, however the following list of potential topics may help to provide some guidance. Note that these topics do not correspond to the “Track” (aka category) field on the submission form, but are included to show the range of content included at the conference. Details on completing the submission form are below.


Software Projects

  • Development of new & existing software
  • Documentation & writing
  • Project news & updates
  • Business

Products powered by FOSS4G

  • Business adoption
  • Business intelligence and logistics
  • Government

Policy and planning

  • Citizen engagement
  • Civic hacking & public involvement
  • Disaster response & management
  • Local, state, and federal agency adoption and use
  • Nonprofit & Humanitarian

Using FOSS4G in the field

  • Volunteers & training
  • Community & participatory mapping
  • Education & Academia


  • FOSS4G in the classroom

The Sciences

  • Climate and environment
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Biology
  • Public health
  • Archaeology
  • Data science
  • Data Visualization

3D mapping & data

  • Analysis & statistics
  • Cartography
  • Design & art

New & Emerging Technology

  • Drones & UAVs
  • Internet of Things
  • Sensor tech
  • Indoor mapping
  • Machine learning
  • Big data
  • Precision agriculture