Florence to host International FOSS4G Conference 2022

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Florence to host International FOSS4G Conference 2022

The 16th annual congress of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo), the non-profit organisation that supports and promotes the collaborative development of free and open source geographic technologies and open geospatial data, will be held in Florence at the Palazzo dei Congressi, Palazzo degli Affari and the University of Florence, 22-27 August 2022.

The FOSS4G annual conference will address issues that the Italian GFOSS.it community has been pursuing since before 2000, but this will be the first time the FOSS4G annual conference is hosted in Italy. The format of the congress will be decided according to the evolution of the global health emergency and the restrictive measures dictated by the authorities at that time.

“The organising committee is very happy with the result obtained, which is a great payback for our efforts made in recent years,” comments Luca Delucchi, FOSS4G 2022 chair. “This is a gift that we want to give to the Italian community, which has been very active in the contribution and dissemination of free geographic software… Now we have to work hard to organise a perfect congress and all related activities: we are confident of making the 2022 conference a memorable experience.”

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