WHO WE ARE

The internationally acclaimed “Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial” (FOSS4G) conference is OSGeo’s annual global conference held in a different city each year since 2004. The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software. Regularly attracting over 1,000 attendees, 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 networking, participants create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, and protocols. FOSS4G has been held all over the world and draws attendees from over 40 countries.

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WHY CALGARY

Calgary has a strong pool of talent in geospatial technologies, data analysis, data visualization and systems integration. The city also boasts several world-class research institutions, progressive legislation and an entrepreneurial mindset that is driving this technology forward. Calgary’s strong geospatial community is represented by a variety of organizations ranging from meet-up communities to certification organizations and legislated bodies.

Calgary is a North American hub for geospatial science and is home to the headquarters of over 25% of Canada’s geomatics, navigation and global positioning firms. Local companies include Garmin Canada, NovAtel, Intergraph, Hemisphere GNSS, and over 50 SMEs engaged in development and commercialization of geospatial technology. Companies in Calgary are utilizing geospatial computing technologies, in sectors such as oil and gas, agriculture, construction, film and television and logistics.

CODE OF CONDUCT

FOSS4G Calgary 2020 is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the open source geospatial community.

We value the participation of each member of the FOSS4G community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the conference and at all conference events, whether officially sponsored by FOSS4G Calgary 2020 or not.

To make clear what is expected, all delegates/attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers and volunteers at any FOSS4G Calgary 2020 event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

Above and beyond this code of conduct, as an OSGeo event, participants are expected to act respectfully toward others in accordance with the OSGEO code of conduct.

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