The FOSSGIS 2014, the German speaking OSGeo conference, took place this week from March 19th to 21st. It was a great conference with lots of interesting talks, chats, ideas, etc. I’ll have to digest once back home. I took the occasion to finally sign EOX up as an official member of the FOSSGIS e.V. Thanks for the warm welcome although I didn’t expect the annual meeting to last over three hours. At least the beer supply didn’t stop and the wireless was good enough to watch football 😉


On the last day in the morning I had the opportunity to present some highlights of our work. In my selected talk titled “Maps for ESA” I introduced our brand-new EOX::Maps product as well as the ESA project ngEO.

Did you ever get upset on your search for satellite- or earth observation data like I always do? I really don’t want to provide tons of search parameters before eventually getting a first glimpse on the actual data. ngEO is the system to change this for ESA data, hopefully. Why not immediately show the available data on top of a map? The map and a timeslider support the search for suitable data best. For more details see my slides and watch the video.


Many thanks to the organizing team, you did an awesome job! Special thanks to the video team making it possible for remote audience to listen to the presentations. Less than two hours after my talk the recording was already available online, simply amazing.

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