FOSSGIS 2012: Day 1 or “Let the games begin”

Yesterday the FOSSGIS 2012 opened in Dessau and the terrestris-Crew was there early because of a full programme was awaiting us. Early in the morning Marc Jansen and Andreas Hocevar conducted the workshop “Introduction to the JavaScript map library OpenLayers – dynamic map applications for any website“, which was well attended by 12 people who were full of praise after the workshop. Likewise Till Adams and Andreas Fischer were busy before the official opening of the conference explaining to future GDAL users the “Simple raster data processing with GDAL“. During the official opening Andreas Hocevar from our partner OpenGeo talked about “Public-Private-Partnership and free Software” and provided some very interesting insights into the financing of OS projects using the example of OpenLayers Mobile. Afterwards Till Adams gave a brilliant ligthning-talk with the title “T(e)ile und Herrsche”. With slick humour he shone a light on the development of map presentation on the web. The workshop “Introduction to the OpenGeo Suite“, also looked after by Andreas Hocevar and Marc Jansen, was also a success and fulfilled the expectations of workshop participants. After this it was Till Adams turn again to talk about “QGIS and gvSIG – Desktop-GIS solution approaches“. The day was rounded off by a wonderfully organised social event in the evening. Tasty food and cold drinks were the backdrop to intense discussions about FOSS4G and other things that move the world.