Who Attends FOSS4G and GISSA conferences? FOSS4G and GISSA conferences are attended by a wide range of geospatial professionals:
  • Developers exploring new tools and techniques for building spatial applications.
  • GIS users who want to find out more about the exciting world of FOSS GIS and those who already use it.
  • Managers and decision makers (government and private sector) interested in how open source is being put to practical use around the world.
  • Managers and decision makers who need to find out how to work with a mixed FOSS/Proprietary environment or how to make the transition to FOSS.
  • Companies looking to connect with open source communities and align their development with open source trends.
  • Users seeking a more collaborative relationship with their tools and the people who make them.
FOSS4G 2007 was presented in Victoria, Canada, bringing together 720 attendees from over 40 countries. As a truly international event, FOSS4G is an unequalled opportunity to learn from and compare notes with people from around the world. AfricaGIS 2005, which was also a GISSA conference, attracted 750 people from across Africa and the world to Pretoria.

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