Published on 20.6.2023

We are going to FOSS4G 2023 Prizren!

We are pleased to announce our presence in the FOSS4G Prizren 2023 (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) conference! As industry experts in our sector, we appreciate the value of being on the cutting edge of knowledge and technical expertise. 

While it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact central theme or the “red thread” of this year’s conference, we’re eagerly anticipating the exciting key insights and takeaways that will unfold. Some of us are first-timers in FOSS4G conferences! Elisa is going to the conference for the first time and is very exited to get to know other FOSS4G enthusiasts, network and listen to wide variety of different speeches! Stay tuned as we delve into the highlights and discoveries of this year’s FOSS4G!

Sneak peek of our talks

Our team of experts will be presenting four talks during the General Track. Each session will delve into a different aspect of our field, offering insights and takeaways for the FOSS4G-audience. Here’s a sneak peek at our presentations:

Land of 60000 zoning plans – QGIS to the rescue 

Ville will showcase a pilot project in Finland aiming to create a national interoperable data model for zoning and city plans, transitioning from proprietary data to an open-source national database using QGIS for fixing errors and exploring automation processes, with potential for replication in other countries.

Training the future with FOSS4G

Elisa highlights the increasing adoption of free open-source software in Finnish governmental institutions and the growing demand for customized training programs catering to a wide range of skill levels.

Oskari Embedded Maps and integrations with RPC API

Timo will share us insights on how one could use Oskari for creating mobile-friendly maps  that can be embedded on websites or used as standalone services. He will focus on the capabilities of the RPC API (of Oskari).

Lessons from Successful Enterprise GIS Implementations with QGIS and PostGIS

Santtu’s talk offers practical tips for managing an enterprise GIS workflow with QGIS and PostGIS, showcasing real-world examples and highlighting the benefits of a centralized spatial database. 

Santtu will be delivering a workshop before the actual conference program on “Building an Enterprise GIS Workflow with QGIS and PostGIS”. In this workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the creation of an enterprise GIS workflow using QGIS and PostGIS. Through hands-on activities, participants will discover the advantages of leveraging spatial databases and learn how to effectively set up QGIS projects for seamless GIS data management. 

Join us in Kosovo! It’s an important event to acquire vital insights, network with industry professionals, and explore the future of geospatial software technology.

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Santtu Pyykkönen

Santtu Pyykkönen is MSA who is interested in GIS (and all its glory), open source software and open communities and urban development. Freetime activities consist of running and reading.