FOSS4G 2023

OSGeo and OGC MoU: one year later!
06-29, 16:30–17:00 (Europe/Tirane), Outdoor Stage

In January 2022, OSGeo and OGC signed a new and updated version of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to maximize the achievement of the mission and goals of the two organizations: promoting the use of Open Standards and Open source software within the geospatial developer community. Identifying open source technologies that could be used as Reference Implementations for OGC Standards and validating OGC compliance tests are examples of activities that can take place within the scope of the agreement.

More than one year after the agreement was signed and almost one year after it was introduced to the OSGeo community in a keynote at FOSS4G 2022, this presentation will summarize all activities accomplished and future plans, including the establishment of the OSGeo Standards Committee within OSGeo and the organisation of the 3rd joint code sprint, in Switzerland, together with the Apache Software Foundation.

The presentation will also reiterate the benefits of the new agreement, which allows OSGeo charter members to represent the priorities of OSGeo in the development of OGC Standards and supporting documents and services.

Tom Kralidis is with the Meteorological Service of Canada and longtime contributor to FOSS4G. He contributes to numerous projects in the Geopython ecosystem.

Tom is the co-chair of the OGC API - Records Standards Working Group, chair of the WMO Expert Team on Metadata, and serves on the OSGeo Board.

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Angelos is a remote sensing expert with background in surveying engineering and software development. He is involved in numerous activities around free and open source software and has great experience in geospatial applications, geospatial data catalogues and metadata. His research involves remote sensing, machine learning, computer vision and object-based image analysis. He is currently the OSGeo President and serves at the OSGeo Board of Directors. He is an active advocate of OSGeo around the world at related conferences. He is also an individual OGC member. His recent activity involved implementation of catalog service and implementation of the Greek national open data portal

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Joana Simoes (she/her) is the Developer relations at OGC, taking the lead at connecting the standards with the developer community.

Joana has been working in the tech industry for more than fifteen years. After acquiring a PhD at UCL, her drive to solve real-world problems has led her to SMEs, an international organisation and a start-up.
Joana has been very much involved in the FOSS community, in particular in what concerns geospatial technologies.

Joana is the founder of ByteRoad, a SME in the field of data engineering and geospatial analytics.

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Codrina Ilie is a technical geographer, an open source GIS/RS power user, actively working in improving open data services development at Terrasigna. In her 12 years of activity, Codrina has essentially focused on using open source GIS and RS solutions for data management, processing and visualization. As an advocate for foss4g, since 2010 she has been a volunteer trainer in the Romanian geospatial community, Since 2013, Codrina has been a Charter Member and today serves the community as an OSGeo Board of Directors member, within her second term.

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