Join us at FOSS4G

FOSS4G is one of the most highly-anticipated events in the open source GIS calendar. 

Run by OSGeo, FOSS4G brings together hundreds of delegates for a programme spread over seven days. 

This year’s packed agenda includes 40 workshops, 200 presentations and 60 lightning talks. 

Showing our support

As well as sponsoring FOSS4G, we’ve encouraged some of the team to submit papers. Andrew Bailey, Ant Scott and Ian Turton will be taking to the stage in Firenze to share their expertise with delegates. Our MD, Mike Saunt, will also attend. Here’s a brief description of the three presentations from the Astun team:

Mobile data capture

Andrew Bailey, GIS Consultant

Andrew’s talk on ‘From the field to the desk – end to end mobile data capture in an enterprise environment’ will take place at 3.15 pm on the 24th of August. During this talk, Andrew will demonstrate how to deploy a mobile data capture platform in an enterprise setting including how QGIS can be used to define survey forms to reduce input error. 

QGIS Graphical Modeler

Ant Scott, GIS Consultant

Ant’s talk on ‘Analysing access to UK public rights of way with the QGIS Graphical Modeler’ looks at how we utilised QGIS Graphical Modeler in a crowdsourced GIS project for the Ramblers. 

Join Ant to find out more at 4.45pm on the 24th of August. You can also read the case study on our website.  

Using stackexchange

Ian Turton, Geospatial Consultant

Ian’s talk on ‘How to get a good response on stackexchange’ will draw on his experience as a moderator to help new users get the answers they need. 

Join Ian and fellow delegates at 2.15 pm on the 25th of August.


Closer to home, volunteer-led FOSS4GUK LOCAL 2022 will be held online and at various venues across the UK on November 17th.

As well as sponsoring FOSS4GUK 2022, we’re supporting two Astuners who have offered to host sessions. 

Mark Wilcox will be hosting the Midlands Event at Worcester County Cricket Club and Ant Scott will be hosting a meet-up in Brunel’s Boardroom in Bristol. Both events will be free to attend although donations are welcome. 

Other locations include Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, London and Devon.
Submit a paper or find out more here. You can also join the conversation on Twitter (#FOSS4GUKLocal).

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