A review of the FOSSGIS Conference 2018 in Bonn

FOSSGIS Conference 2018 Group Photo (F. Pauk / GIUB)


This year’s FOSSGIS Conference took place in Bonn from 21 to 24 March 2018. With a total of 465 participants, the conference was fully booked and we can look back on many interesting discussions with current and potential customers, business partners and community members. The social event evening event “Campus Dialogues” in the Poppelsdorf canteen was also a complete success to exchange ideas in a relaxed atmosphere with many nice familiar and new faces.

The FOSSGIS conference was opened in the Wolfgang Paul Lecture Hall. The lectures took place in the Alfred-Philippson Lecture Hall of the Geographical Institute and in two lecture halls of the Geozentrum. Workshops were also offered in these historical buildings and in the old cartography building of the Institute for Geodesy and Geoinformation.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved who made sure that this event was a positive one all round. We can look back on a well organised conference with many highlights and are already looking forward to the FOSSGIS Conference 2019, which will take place in Dresden from 13 to 16 March 2019.

A total of 75 lectures and 28 workshops were held at FOSSGIS. All presentations given at the FOSSGIS conference are available as video recordings. You can find them in excellent quality (thanks to the CCC) at media.ccc.de.

From terrestris you can watch the following presentations on OpenLayers, GeoServer, QGIS, SHOGun, react-geo and more:

The various workshop documents led by terrestris to try out at home can be found here: