The FOSS4G-ASIA 2017 organizing committee requests sponsorship from companies, organisations and research institutes who see the value in open source geospatial technologies and are keen on contributing for their better adoption and wider use in Asia.
The FOSS4G-ASIA 2017 conference will be held on January 26-29, 2017 at Hyderabad, India. This conference on Free and Open Source Solutions for Geoinformatics (FOSS4G) is organized to foster the development and promote the widespread use of Open Source Geospatial Technologies including support for software development and publicly available geospatial data. The proposed theme of the Conference is Empowering communities through open geospatial innovation. Organized by OSGeo-India and hosted by IIIT-Hyderabad, the event is expected to attract approximately 250 delegates and become a platform for India and its neighborhoods to bring together the developers and users of FOSS4G tools – academicians, researchers, technologists, companies and entrepreneurs to share, discuss and collaborate towards faster adoption and use of the open source geospatial tools across the region.
Open Source Geospatial Foundation of India (OSGeo-India) is a not-for-profit Society working with Governments, Academia, Research Institutions and Industry 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 India. The Society and its activities are tuned towards achieving its goals, both in the context of software development, e-governance, localization (Indian language support) and building of awareness & outreach of such software systems and publicly available geodata with a pan-India focus.