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News from Intergeo 2009

23 September 2009

Intergeo is the largest  event of the German geomatic community. It takes place this year in Karlsruhe/Germany between the 22th and the 24th of September. The D-A-CH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) local chapter of the OSGEO (FOSSGIS) organized a nice open source park within the forum with booths for community projects, open source companies and a conference place with an interesting program.

This year, I am representing the MapFish project and I must say, the feedback from the public is very good! We (the community) have in these german speaking countries, companies that use MapFish and also customers that want MapFish from their local open source integrators!

At the Mapfish booth, the discussions are very positive. After a brief introduction to the MapFish framework, we give some demos to show the potential of MapFish. Then the question how „to install“ shows up and here we have 2 options depending on the contact: first there is a detailed step-by step documentation that will be official with the 1.2 release or – for non-tech guys – I show Studio, the user interface to set up a MapFish project (a really successful BETA version!) and the expectations of everyone are matched!

Yesterday night, we had the community meeting where I could meet and have time to exchange with the local chapter.  I also had a nice dinner with Andreas Hocevar from OpenGeo. The synergies around GeoExt are good and I think everyone is really motivated! Keep up the good work guys!

This evening, there was the OSGEO booth party. Good to relax drinking – free –  beer after this busy day. I did also some sightseeing in Karlsruhe. The Castle in the middle of the town is a must!

Tomorrow, I’ll give my second conference on MapFish and be pleased to welcome you on the MapFish booth. Last chance to meet in intergeo!

Emmanuel Belo
Project manager by Camptocamp SA

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