OSGeo introductionΒΆ


Open source geospatial foundation - OSGeo is a not-for-profit software foundation. OSGeo has US 501(c)(4) legal status as a not-for-profit organization.

OSGeo Vision

Empower everyone with open source geospatial OSGeo

Mission Statement

Foster global adoption of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development.

OSGeo Goals

  • provide resources for foundation projects;
  • foster the use of open source geospatial software;
  • encourage interoperability with open and community standards;
  • ensure interoperability between the foundation projects;
  • encourage a high degree of quality and innovation in foundation projects;
  • champion the use of open-source and community participation through the development of an open education curriculum
  • enable communication and cooperation amongst OSGeo communities;
  • champion community building through horizontal (local chapters) engagement and through vertical (sector specific) agreements with like-minded organizations;
  • be a welcoming and inclusive worldwide organization at all levels;
  • celebrate excellence, openness and service within the OSGeo community.

Provides support for projects:

  • financial
  • organizational
  • legal

Outreach and advocaty

  • Promoting global adoption of open source geospatial technology
  • Partnerships on open approach to standards, data and education.

OSGeo is a volunteer driven organisation

  • Passionate membership of individuals from around the world.
  • If you will not do it, nobody else will (this is the case of this workshop).