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11 May 2012

OpenGeo Promotes Open Source Geospatial Software with Workshops and Presentations

New York, New York & Quebec City, Canada, May 11, 2011OpenGeo, the open source technology leader behind the OpenGeo Suite is supporting the 2012 Global GeoSpatial Conference (GSDI 2013) as bronze sponsors. The GSDI Board chooses a new location and theme for the annual conference. The 2012 theme is "Spatially Enabling Government, Industry and Citizens" and the conference will take place in Quebec City, Canada at the Québec City Conference Center from May 14 to 17 2012. OpenGeo's products enable users to publish and share geographic data to meet real world needs. They chose the 2011 conference to introduce the GeoNode project and is expected to be a big draw at this year's conference.

OpenGeo will be exhibiting at booth 16, teaching a workshop, and making three presentation. Additionally, Chris Holmes, OpenGeo Chairman and Founder is a member of the GSDI Board and a chair of the GSDI Association’s Technical Committee.

To see the exciting work OpenGeo is doing attendees are welcome to visit booth 16 during the conference exhibition and attend the following presentations:

Technical Tools for Bottom Up Building of Spatial Data Infrastructure
This workshop, presented by Chris Holmes and Galen Evans introduces software tools that enable bottom up collaboration and participation in SDI's. Attendees will learn how to bring the best practices of the web to their Spatial Data Infrastructure. The workshop begins with an overview of the bottom-up philosophy guiding the tools and then highlights projects from around the world successfully taking this approach.
Where: Room 2101, Quebec City Convention Center
When: Monday, May 14 8:30 to 10:00am

OpenGeo Overview
David Dubovsky and Galen Evans will provide a short overview of who OpenGeo, what they do, and how they enable their clients to meet their geospatial technology needs.
Where: Room 2101, Quebec City Convention Center
When: Monday, May 14, 3:00pm

GeoNode and the World Bank
OpenGeo's Eddie Pickle and Galen Evans will be joined by Ariel Nuñez to provide an update to the presentation given at GSDI 12 in Singapore where OpenGeo introduced the GeoNode open source project. Before GeoNode, the lack of a readily available, affordable, and flexible SDI solution limited the ability of the World Bank and other international and civil society organizations to make decisions regarding economic, social, and environmental planning and development, especially with respect to disaster risk reduction in developing nations.
Where: Room 205a, Quebec City Convention Center
When: Tuesday, May 15, 9:00am

GeoNode and the Australian and New Zealand Spatial Marketplace
Jeffrey Johnson of OpenGeo will join Cathy Crooks to discuss the The Australian and New Zealand Spatial Marketplace - a distributed, online hub of location-based data, products, services and processes, drawn from many sources that aims to ‘mainstream’ spatial resources.
Where: Room 205b, Quebec City Convention Center
When: Wednesday, May 16, 1:00pm

Registration is required to to attend GSDI 13.

About OpenGeo

OpenGeo is a social enterprise working to build the best web-based geospatial technology. The company brings the best practices of open source software to geospatial organizations around the world by providing enterprises with supported, tested, and integrated open source solutions to build the Geospatial Web. OpenGeo also supports open source communities by employing key developers of PostGIS, GeoServer, and OpenLayers. Since 2002, the company has provided successful consulting services and products to clients like the World Bank, US Department of State, NYC DoITT, Ordnance Survey Great Britain, SFMTA, Portland TriMet, MassGIS, GeoScience Australia, NOAA and the Federal Communications Commission. OpenGeo is the geospatial division of OpenPlans, a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that informs and engages communities through journalism and open source software. All of OpenGeo's revenue has been and will continue to be re-invested into innovative and useful software in support of the OpenPlans mission.

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