Dr. Evren Pakyuz-Charrier
Evren is a geologist/developer hybrid with an interest for practicality and aversion to immobility. Following years of frustration with proprietary solutions, he discovered QGIS and never looked back.
At Oslandia, he leads the effort towards the development of an OSS community dedicated to the challenges of the mining industry.
Over the last 15 years, great strides have been covered in the Geospatial Open Source domain with the rise of numerous FOSS development companies using QGIS and PostGIS as foundational technologies to serve their clients and expand their scope.
Nonetheless, the Geospatial Open Source community has been largely absent from METS (Mining Equipment, Technology and Services) despite the high applicability of the solutions it has developed for closely related sectors such as hydrogeology or infrastructure network management.
This presentation highlights potential strategies for Open Source developers to integrate the mostly untapped Mining Industry market through a review of the current state of the METS software market, areas of potential improvement, customer demands and practical examples.