FOSS4G SOTM Oceania 2023 Call for Presentations

The FOSS4G SOTM Oceania 2023 Conference has opened the Call for Presentations.

We are pleased to open our Call for Presentations and Workshops. FOSS4G SotM brings geospatial professionals, software developers and users from around the region, for 5 days of workshops, talks and activities. We welcome all levels of expertise, from highly technical to end user, and from academic, professional and community projects, on subjects related to Free and Open Source GIS, Open Street Map, and publication and use of open data.

There are three available formats:

  • Presentations – full talks are limited to 20 minutes of content with 5 minutes for questions. Presentations are delivered over the three conference days Tuesday Oct 17th to Thursday Oct 20th.
  • Lightning Talks – lightning talk sessions are rapid presentations strictly limited to 5 mins. Lightning talks are presented back-to-back with several other speakers, and provide a good opportunity to share smaller projects, anecdotes or lighthearted content in an informal session. Lightning talks are delivered over the three conference days Tuesday Oct 17th to Thursday Oct 20th.
  • Workshops – held during our Monday Oct 16th workshop day, workshops can be up to 4 hours long. These are held in a classroom setting and will be available to a limited number of registrants.

Presentations and lightning talks will be recorded and shared with the community via the OSGeo Oceania YouTube channel. Workshops will not be recorded.

Note that all presentations and workshop content is expected to adhere to our code of conduct.

First cut-off date for submission for both presentations and workshops is Wednesday May 31st. Presentations will then be voted on by the community until 23rd June. Acceptance notifications will be sent out on 1st July with the full program published on the 16th August.

You can enter proposals until 2023-05-31 23:59 (Pacific/Auckland).



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FOSS4G SOTM Oceania Call for Proposals Closes


Conference Presentations Available

Presentations from the Pacific Geospatial Conference 2022 are now available for viewing. See you next year!


PCG Schedule Released

The schedule for the Pacific Geospatial Conference has been released. Have a look at the sessions, presentations, and presenters on the OSGeo Talks Website:


2022 Poster Competition

The Conference Committee is currently accepting entries for the 2022 Pacific Geospatial Conference Poster Competition. Poster designs are expected to be expressed around the conference theme, Digital Platforms, GIS and Remote Sensing to anticipate and manage impacts of Global Warming.
The poster competition is one of the activities of the Pacific GIS & RS Annual Conference where GIS & RS activities within the Pacific conducted by professionals and students are showcased, fostering communication, and sharing of knowledge. The most important goal in poster design is to present information in a way that is accessible and understandable to the different types of audience.

More Details at the Pacific Geospatial and Remote Sensing Council’s Website.


Travel Grant Program is Live

The Travel Grant Program is now accepting applications.

The program is aimed at increasing the diversity, impact, and reach of the conference. We are looking for worthy recipients who are committed to make an impact with the opportunity provided, and we want to stretch our limited budget as widely as possible.

Our goals include:

  • Bringing the power of Open Geospatial to a wide audience
  • Helping individuals become engaged in the development of Open Geospatial Software, Data and Standards
  • Reaching, empowering and giving a voice to a diverse community, including those who might not have the financial or social means to attend the conference

What we are looking for:

  • People from under-represented communities, such as:
    • Indigenous communities
    • Residents of remote communities
    • Women in tech
    • Community development workers or students who don’t have workplace or government funding
  • People who have “skin in the game”:
    • People who will make use of what they learn to make a positive impact to themselves and their communities.
    • People who contribute to open communities, such as contributing to OpenStreetMap, or Open Source Software.
    • People willing to volunteer at the conference.
  • People from the Oceania region

FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2023 Request for Proposals

As the Pacific Geospatial Conference 2022 will run in Fiji late November, it is time to start thinking about an in-person FOSS4G SotM Oceania Conference for 2023.

The OSGeo Oceania Board has drafted a request for proposals document to seek a host for next year’s event. Please check out the specific instructions in that document, we look forward to receiving bids from some wonderful folks in wonderful places!

If you have any questions, please contact us on the list at

Kiribati Women in Mapping event from 2021

Post-Arrival Tests Removed As Entry Requirement To Fiji

Today Fiji removed the requirement for overseas arrivals due to a persistent decrease in COVID-19 cases.

This is good new for Fiji and good news for conference attendees: one less barrier between you and the best geospatial conference in Oceania!

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Fiji in November.

Official Fiji Entry Conditions


Geoscience Australia is newest sponsor of Pacific Geospatial Conference

A big “Thank You” goes out to Geoscience Australia for sponsoring the Pacific Geospatial Conference. It’s nice to see direct support of our grass-roots open geospatial community.


FOSS4G AKL Meetup 2022

OSGeo Oceania is pleased to announce FOSS4G AKL Meetup 2022. This one-day event brings together users and developers of open source software to share experience, tools, ideas and foster the open source geospatial and open data community.

The meetup will be held on October 27, 2022 in downtown Auckland, New Zealand.


In November 2020 we were proud to host an Auckland Hub of the FOSS4G Oceania conference. This brought together over 60 members of our local open source geospatial community for a day of presentations and networking, alonside talks streamed from around the Oceania region.

We are excited to continue to provide this opportunity for geospatial software developers, professionals and geospatial data contributors to share their knowledge.


GridAKL / John Lysaght
101 Pakenham Street West
Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
New Zealand


Tickets are now on sale! Please vist our ticketing page to purchase:

  • Standard Tickets: $50
  • High School and Tertiary Students: $30


Thank you to all our submitters. The conference programme is now available here:


Thank you to our sponsors who make this event possible

Locus Global

More Information

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Call for Presentations is OPEN!

For the first time The Pacific GIS and Remote Sensing Council (PGRSC), OSGeo Oceania and HOT OSM are collaborating to present the 2022 Conference.

Thus a new conference name will be used to represent this new venture: “The Pacific Geospatial Conference”.

The theme is “Digital Platforms, GIS and Remote Sensing to anticipate and manage impacts of Global Warming”.

The Pacific Geospatial Conference will be held from 28th November to 2nd December at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji.

The Call for Presentations is now open and can either be long or short as part of the fast, fun, frenetic Lightning series. Submit your presentation here:

Call for Presentation Form