Practical Geospatial Data Versioning with Kart
2021-09-29, 15:30–16:00, Puerto Iguazú

We’re drowning in data, but the geospatial world lags badly behind in versioning tools compared to our software counterparts. Kart ( – formerly Sno) is solving this with a practical open tool for versioning datasets, enabling you to work more efficiently and collaborate better.

Kart allows you to quickly and easily manage history, branches, data schemas, and synchronisation for large & small datasets between different working copy formats and operating systems.

Modern version control unlocks efficient collaboration, both within teams and across organisations meaning everyone stays on the same page, you can review and trace changes easily: ultimately using your time more efficiently.

We’ll introduce you to Kart, demonstrate some of the key features, and highlight what’s coming next on our roadmap.

Authors and Affiliations

Campbell, Hamish (1)
Coup, Robert (2)

(1) Koordinates, New Zealand
(2) Koordinates, Scotland




Data collection, data sharing, data science, open data, big data, data exploitation platforms


1 - Principiants. No required specific knowledge is needed.

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Rob is the CTO of Koordinates and has been a speaker at previous FOSS4G events, State Of The Map, Git Merge, Kiwi PyCon, and other conferences. He’s been involved in geospatial for nearly twenty years, and is a contributor to GDAL and several other open source projects.