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Pacific Geospatial Conference

The Pacific Geospatial Conference is a combination of:

  • Pacific Geospatial Remote Sensing Council’s Pacific GIS&RS User Conference
  • OSGeo Oceania’s FOSS4G SotM Oceania Conference
  • Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team’s HOT Summit

This combined conference is named the “Pacific Geospatial Conference”

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OSGeo Oceania Director Nominations are Open

The OSGeo Oceania board elections are coming up, and we need community members to step up to serve on the board of directors.

To maintain a healthy and dynamic community-driven organisation, it’s critical to continually bring in new energy and ideas. You don’t need previous board experience to bring value. If you’re interested in open geospatial, and you want to contribute to a thriving community in Oceania, consider this an opportunity to make a big difference.

Elections are open to all OSGeo Oceania Members.

Details of the election process and timing are on the OSGeo Oceania wiki: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Oceania_Elections#2021_Election. You can find information about past elections on the OSGeo Oceania wiki and more information about our electoral process here.

Upcoming dates: 

Open director nominations:  31 October 2021
Close director nominations: 14 November 2021
Voting Opens: 21 November 2021
Voting Closes: 28 November 2021 All election related closing times are at 23:59:59 Western Australia Standard Time
  Please be aware that being a Director on our Board is a formal role, and has a number of responsibilities attached. Also, since we have no employees, Directors are active in an operational sense, and not just in a strategy. Have a read of this AICD document on Board Director responsibilities and of our Terms of Reference and please get in touch with a current Board member if you have any questions, these can be found on the OSGeo Oceania wiki.

How to Nominate

Any OSGeo Oceania member can nominate themself or someone else to sit on the Board. To nominate someone you will need to send an email with the candidate’s name, their usual place of residence (town/city/country), and a brief statement on why the person would make a good director. Nominations can be sent between 31 October and 11 November to elections@osgeo-oceania.org.

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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.

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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
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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 oceania-board@lists.osgeo.org.

Kiribati Women in Mapping event from 2021
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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

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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.

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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.

Background

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.

Location

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

Tickets

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

https://ti.to/foss4g-oceania/2022-akl-meetup

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

Presentations

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

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors who make this event possible

Locus Global
MRCagney
Koordinates

More Information

For more information, contact us at akl-hub@foss4g-oceania.org

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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

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PGRSC Conference Announcement

Click below to see the Pacific Geospatial Conference announcement by the Pacific Geospatial and Remote Sensing Council (PGRSC) on February 23rd 2022.

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Reminder: OSGeo Board Nominations are Open until November 14th

Dear OSGeo Oceania Member,

The OSGeo Oceania board elections are coming up, and we need community members to step up to serve on the board of directors.

To maintain a healthy and dynamic community-driven organisation, it’s critical to continually bring in new energy and ideas. You don’t need previous board experience to bring value. If you’re interested in open geospatial, and you want to contribute to a thriving community in Oceania, consider this an opportunity to make a big difference.

Elections are open to all OSGeo Oceania Members.

Details of the election process and timing are on the OSGeo Oceania wiki: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Oceania_Elections#2021_Election. You can find information about past elections on the OSGeo Oceania wiki and more information about our electoral process here.

Upcoming dates: 

Open director nominations:  31 October 2021
Close director nominations: 14 November 2021
Voting Opens: 21 November 2021
Voting Closes: 28 November 2021All election related closing times are at 23:59:59 Western Australia Standard Time

Please be aware that being a Director on our Board is a formal role, and has a number of responsibilities attached. Also, since we have no employees, Directors are active in an operational sense, and not just in a strategy. Have a read of this AICD document on Board Director responsibilities and of our Terms of Reference and please get in touch with a current Board member if you have any questions, these can be found on the OSGeo Oceania wiki.

How to Nominate

Any OSGeo Oceania member can nominate themselves or someone else to sit on the Board. To nominate someone you will need to send an email with the candidate’s name, their usual place of residence (town/city/country), and a brief statement on why the person would make a good director. Nominations can be sent between 31 October and 14 November to elections@osgeo-oceania.org.