Department of Survey
|September 12 - 14,
The Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FOSS) for
Geoinformatics: GIS - GRASS Users Conference will be held in
Bangkok, Thailand, 12-14 September 2004. An extended successor to a
long series of GRASS-GIS Users Conferences (last
held on September 2002 in Trento, Italy), the series will be
in Asia for the first time. The conference joins GRASS developers
and users worldwide to foster closer relations, and to share ideas
for improving software and applications. (Unlike at closed-source
software users meetings, anyone can turn findings of this meeting
into new code and improved applications.) The Bangkok conference
will cover all aspects of FOSS for Geoinformatics, in addition to
GRASS itself. Thus the aim of the conference is twofold: (a)
exchange of experiences between GRASS users and developers and (b)
provide first-hand information on FOSS capabilities for developing
national/local spatial data infrastructures, with emphasis on Asian
countries. One unique aspect of the conference will be the
INSTALLFEST. Bring your computer (or buy one in
Bangkok), install GRASS and other geoinformatics software, and begin
to use it, all at the conference!
The conference is being organized by the Faculty
of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, with support
from several other institutions. The Organizing Committee includes
prominent experts in FOSS for Geoinformatics.
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Institute of Technology (TH), Center for Southeast Asian
Studies, Kyoto University (JP), Commemorative Organization for the
Japan World Expo'70 (JP), Geo-Informatics and Space Technology
Development Agency (TH), Japan Geotechnical
Consultant Association (JP), Japan Society of Geoinformatics
Geoinformatics Consortium (VN/JP), National Electronics and
Computer Technology Center (TH), NuMAP Co. Ltd.
(TH), Osaka City Univ., Graduate Schools
for Creative Cities, Science & Media Center (JP), Orkney, Inc.
(JP), Tourism Authority of
Thailand and United Nations University