A Rendez-vous with Free and Open Source Geomatics!

The Quebec Local Chapter of OSGeo is proud to announce the first edition of Rendez-vous OSGeo Québec which will to take place in Saguenay, Quebec, on June 15-16, 2010.The date of the event also coincides with the second anniversary of the local chapter which was created following a meeting at the same location in June of 2008. A very dynamic community of over a hundred active members has built around the OSGeo Quebec Local Chapter since its creation 2 years ago and we feel that it is just the beginning.

Members of the OSGeo community will be invited to share their projects and realizations, and visitors will have the exceptional opportunity to meet and interact with our great line-up of invited speakers, some of the key players of the North American OSGeo community, including (in alphabetical order):

  • Steve Lime
  • Jeff McKenna
  • Tyler Mitchell
  • Paul Ramsey
  • Frank Warmerdam

In line with OSGeo’s knowledge sharing and community networking objectives, Rendez-vous OSGeo Quebec 2010 complement its rich conference program with a good share of social events: an ice-breaker is planned for the first night, and a boat cruise on the gorgeous Saguenay Fjord will take place on the second night.

All the ingredients are there for a memorable gathering, and we hope that many of you from the nearby OSGeo chapters as well as from the international OSGeo community will join us in Saguenay in June.

More information about the conference program, invited speakers, registration, venue and more are available below.

Conference program

Here is an overview of the schedule. The final program is now available at: final program.

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

  • 12h00-13h00: Opening and registration
  • 13h00-13h10: Opening speech
  • 13h10-17h00: Invited speakers
  • 17h00-19h00: OSGeo-Québec IceBreaker

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Invited speakers

Photo de Steve Lime Steve Lime, the father of MapServer and chair of the project steering committee
Photo de Jeff McKenna Jeff McKenna, chair of OSGeo’s conference committee, board member, and MS4W project lead
Photo de Tyler Mitchell Tyler Mitchell, Executive Director of OSGeo
Photo de Paul Ramsey Paul Ramsey, co-founder of the PostGIS project
Photo de Frank Warmerdam Frank Warmerdam, GDAL/OGR project founder, and former OSGeo president


Since Rendez-vous OSGeo Québec is organized in collaboration with Vision Géomatique 2010, both events share the same registration system.

Please proceed to the Vision Géomatique 2010 registration page to complete your registration.


The event takes place at Hôtel Le Montagnais in the city of Saguenay, Quebec.

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Directions: Getting to Saguenay


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Contact us

For any question relating to the Rendez-vous OSGeo Québec 2010, you can reach the organizing committee at rdvosgeoqc2010@gmail.com.