OSGeo-India is the India Chapter of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo.org), launched in January 2007 as a not-for-profit Society with a pan India focus. The goal of the Society is to provide support and help in building up of open source tools and applications related to the field of geospatial technologies and its allied sciences in this part of the world. The Society and its activities are tuned towards achieving these goals, both in the context of software development, e-governance, localization (Indian language support) and building of awareness & outreach of such software systems.
OSGeo-India holds national conference biannually with a mission to foster the development and promote the widespread use of Open Source Geospatial Technologies including support for software development and publicly available Geo-data. This year, with a focus on showcasing its activities internationally, OSGeo-India organizes FOSS4G-ASIA 2017, as its first international conferences on Free and Open Source Software for Geoinformatics. The 2012 & 2015 FOSS4G, first and second series of national conferences organized by OSGeo-India have successfully showcased the relevance and requirement of these rapidly emerging technologies and need to have a platform within India.
With a holistic view, FOSS4G–ASIA 2017 aims to bring together the developers and users of FOSS4G tools -academicians, researchers, technologists, companies and entrepreneurs from Asia to share, discuss and collaborate towards faster adoption and benefit the society across the region.