FOSS4G e-Newsletter No. 8
FOSS4G Seoul 2015 D-20
Are you interested at FOSS4G Seoul 2015?
Now is the time to register on FOSS4G 2015 which will be held in Seoul, Korea;
The FIRST time in Asia!
The On-line registration will be closed on September 2, 2015(SST 24:00).
Do not miss this great chance to be at FOSS4G Seoul 2015!
* Due to the limited numbers of conference kits, online registration in advance is highly recommended to secure a conference kit(programme book, t-shirt etc).
If you want to know more about FOSS4G Seoul 2015, please visit our official website.
Everyone who want to exhibit your contributions on Map is welcome to submit on May Gallery. The submission page will be closed on August 31, 2015.
The submission is available on MyPage at official website.
The final programme schedule has been released on August 21, 2015!
Please check your presentation schedule on the FOSS4G Seoul 2015 Conference.
Map Submission Deadline August 31, 2015
Online Registration Deadline September 2, 2015
Workshops September 14-15, 2015
Main Conference September 16-18, 2015
Code Sprint September 19, 2015
Top notch workshops from the world’s best international presenters are waiting for you. Workshop registration is available on the registration page. Even you had already finished your conference registration, if you want to add workshops on your registration status additionally, just contact with our registration team for your changes.
Please click here to register our best workshops.
Fabulous workshops listed as below.
Date Schedule Title
9/14 WS01 Full Day GeoServer Performance Tuning
WS02 Morning Exploring the Sensor Observation Service Standard Enhanced by IstSOS Special Features
WS03 Morning GeoTools DataStore Workshop
WS04 Morning QGIS Plugin Development with Python
WS05 Morning Mobmap: An introduction to analysis people flow data
WS06 Morning Introduction to PostGIS
WS07 Morning ZOO-Project Introduction Workshop
WS08 Afternoon Build Your Own Data Portal Using GeoNetwork 3
WS09 Afternoon Open IoT Made Easy: a Tutorial on the OGC SensorThings API with SensorUp
WS10 Afternoon Building Standards Compliant Geospatial Web Applications – the Quick and Easy MapMint Way
WS11 Afternoon Kite Mapping For Fun and Profit(Cancel)
WS12 Afternoon FOSS4G Routing with PgRouting, OpenStreetMap Road Data and OpenLayers 3
WS13 Afternoon OGC Webservices with QGIS
9/15 WS14 Full Day _drOne Day Workshop: Build a Drone and OpenDroneMap (Closed-Full)
WS15 Morning Managing MetOc and Remote Sensing Data with GeoServer(Cancel)
WS16 Morning Python in GRASS GIS 7
WS17 Morning Geopaparazzi: Never Out of Data in the Field
WS18 Morning OpenLayers 3
WS19 Morning Beyond GeoServer Basics
WS20 Afternoon Web Mapping with OGC Services and GeoServer: an Introduction
WS21 Afternoon OpenSource 3D GIS
WS22 Afternoon Building Dynamic Maps with CartoDB
WS23 Afternoon GeoPython Workshop
Have you ever tried Korean BBQ in your life? It’s so delicious and yummy!! You’ll never forget about this excellent food after once having enjoyed this. We will offer Korean BBQ Party’s place lists. Anyone who want to experience Korean BBQ, so called Samgyupsal(Pork) or Bulgogy(Beef), with Korean traditional drink(Soju) can join Korean BBQ Party if they pay a certain amount of money personally.
This will be a great chance to experience Korean style restaurant and food.
For more information, please visit our official webpage.
Korea Grand Sale
The Korea Grand Sale, the largest shopping/tourism festival for Overseas visitors ever held in Korea, will run for 79 days from August 14, 2015 to October 31, 2015. Different from Black Friday Sales in USA, Mega Sale in Hong Kong, and other sale events only for shopping, Korea Grand Sale is a shopping-tourism festival to make foreign visitors spend quality time in Korea through harmony among shopping, the Korean Wave, and tourism. The Korea Grand Sale is a great way of doing trendy but thrifty shopping in Korea! It is also the time of year when you can take advantage of the biggest possible discounts on air tickets and hotel guestroom rates.
▶ More about the Korea Grand Sale
- Event Title: Korea Grand Sale
- Period: August 14, 2015 ~ October 31, 2015
- Location: Seoul, the metropolitan area, and major cities around
- Participants: Overseas visitors
- Subject: Shopping discounts, giveaways, etc.
- Scale: 300 participating companies and 30,000 venues
- Host: Visit Korea Committee
For detailed information, please click here to visit the official website for Korea Grand Sale.
K-pop Experience Programme
The city of Seoul presents a K-pop experience program designed to allow foreign tourists to enjoy K-pop more directly. It is a great opportunity to learn the newest hit K-pop dance choreography adapted for beginners and to visit the Hallyu star experience zone free of charge.
- Period: August 17 ~ November 24, 2015 (Once daily on Mondays and Tuesdays)
- Hours: 11:00 ~ 12:30 – Place: SMTOWN Studio at COEX Artium (Samsung Station Exit #6, Subway Line #2)
- Price: Free(Participants will be selected by lottery and winners shall be notified by e-mail)
- Programme details: Newest hit K-pop dance class (60 minutes) SMTOWN STUDIO tour and individual photo
shoot (30 minutes)
- How to apply: Access the link below and submit your application
Gyeongbokgung Palace
  Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first royal palace built by the Joseon Dynasty, three years after the Joseon Dynasty was founded. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace was located at the heart of newly appointed capital of Seoul (then known as Hanyang) and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty. The largest of the Five Grand Palaces (the others being Gyeonghuigung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace), Gyeongbokgung served as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty.
  For detailed information about Gyeongbokgung Palace, please click here to visit the official website of Gyeongbokgung Palace.
* Gyeongbokgung Station Exit #5, Subway Line #3
Royal Wedding Ceremony of King Gojong and Myeonseonghwanghu
  A re-enactment of the Garye (royal wedding ceremony of a king or crown prince) of King Gojong (the 26th king of the Joseon Dynasty, who reigned from 1863 to 1907) and Queen Consort Myeongseong is held at Unhyeongung (Palace), the private residence of King Gojong’s father, Prince Regent Heungseon. It is a special event where one can experience firsthand a colorful traditional Korean wedding and royal court culture. It is very popular with Koreans and overseas tourists alike, and a photo session with performers is provided after the event.
  Garye refers to a significant national ceremony, such as a king’s wedding and an enthronement. The event re-enacts the royal wedding ceremony of 15-year-old King Gojong and 16-year-old Queen Consort Myeongseong, which was held on March 21st 1866, after Myeongseong had been proclaimed queen consort by selection in the same year (the third year of Gojong’s reign) and had taken lessons in royal court customs and the solemnities of Garye while staying at Unhyeongung.
- When: September 19 (Sat), 2015. 14:00~
- Where: Unhyeongung Stage
- Admission: Free
  For detailed information about Royal Wedding Ceremony, please click here to visit the official website of Unhyeongung.
* Anguk Station Exit #4, Subway Line #3
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to your support to the conference.
Seoul Metropolitan Government upgraded the sponsor level to Gold!
Thank you Seoul Metropolitan Government!

National Geographic Information Institute has newly joined as Gold sponsor.
Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements has newly joined as Silver sponsor.
Korea Polar Research Institute has newly joined as Bronze sponsor.
And Social Safety Consulting
has newly joined as Supporter sponsor.
Thanks for All new sponsors for your sponsoring.

Here are our current 36 sponsors and 5 media partners.

For further inquiries, please contact the Secretariat of FOSS4G Seoul 2015 at