OpenStreetMap US has recently uploaded recordings from State of the Map 2015 to their Youtube channel. Throwbacks like these are a window into the topics that moved the community back then. How do they compare to today’s?

This year’s FOSS4G in Florence, Italy, hasn’t even happened yet, but planning is already underway for the next edition. FOSS4G 2023 will take place in Prizren, Kosovo. After Florence, that’s an event in Europe two years in a row, deviating from the usual rota: Europe, Americas, rest of the world.

FOSS4G is the world’s largest meeting focusing on open-source geospatial software and open data bringing together developers, users and academics from around the world. It is organised by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and a local group.

Further details for the 2023 event, such as a date, have not yet been announced.

Pacific Geospatial Conference is a new super conference combining three previously separate ones:

  • Pacific Geospatial Remote Sensing Council’s Pacific GIS&RS User Conference,
  • OSGeo Oceania’s FOSS4G SotM Oceania Conference, and
  • Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team’s HOT Summit.

Bringing together remote-sensing and GIS practitioners, open-source enthusiasts, and the OpenStreetMap community, this gathering should make for a varied range of talks.

The conference will be hosted at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji and feature talks and workshops, a women’s session and a poster competition. Registration is set to open on 1 August; abstracts are due by 31 August, although submission has yet to open.

Update: The call for presentations is now open. Submit either an abstract for a 15-minute presentation or a five-minute lightning talk via the online form.