Astun Technology is delighted to announce their Gold sponsorship with the Open Source GeoSpatial Foundation (OSGeo), a not for profit organisation whose mission is to support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software, and promote its widespread use. The foundation provides financial, organisational and legal support to the broader open source geospatial community.
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation has a growing number of local, regional and countrywide chapters. OSGeo Chapters offer a great way to connect with the open source geospatial community in your area and provide opportunities to network and share.
Many of these Chapters hold events, offer support, training and explore advocacy opportunities in their area. Chapters can also form around a specific language or industry, supporting a geographically diverse community. Each Chapter has their own different with a mix of GIS professionals, academic champions, software developers and service providers eager to share their stories and help you start your open source journey. To discover a chapter near you please visit the chapter website.
For a comprehensive list of the many ways to get involved, please check out the Getting Started Guide.
This sponsorship is part of Astun Technology’s ongoing commitment to support the Open Source GeoSpatial community.
Mike Saunt, Managing Director of Astun Technology explains, “We’re thrilled at how OSGeo has continued to evolve and provide support for the community since we first sponsored them in 2006. The Gold sponsorship reiterates our financial commitment to the community as a whole. This sponsorship compliments our ongoing service contracts with open source service providers to enable core development and bug fixes to products such as QGIS, GeoServer, GeoNetwork and many others.”
Astun Technology employ the largest number of OSGeo Charter Members of any organisation in the UK, who provide OSGeo based development, consultancy, support and training to over 60 local authorities, Central Government organisations such as DEFRA, Environment Agency, Scottish Government, Planning Inspectorate, in addition to a growing number of commercial organisations.
Astun Technology was also a key sponsor of the QGIS UK South East meeting in March 2019 and in May 2019, confirmed Gold+ Live Stream sponsorship of the FOSS4GUK 2019 event, being held on the 19th-20th of September 2019 at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Scotland. With nearly 300 attendees, FOSS4GUK will provide inspirational keynote speakers, interactive workshops and networking opportunities.