A Multidisciplinary Exploration of FOSS4G
2021-09-29, 15:30–16:00, Salta

FOSS4G increasingly has applications that span outside the Geo space. This talk will highlight some interesting use cases for FOSS4G within and outside Geo. From FinTech to Retail & Marketing and Real Estate development, you will learn just how far-reaching FOSS4G is and will become in the near future. You will also come away with a sampling of key open source tools that are being used across multiple disciplines.

Description: The general format of the talk will be as follows:

  • General overview of the multidisciplinary nature of FOSS4G tools
  • Highlight of some recent interesting applications using FOSS4G within the Geo space
  • Highlight of some interesting use cases for FOSS4G outside the Geo space
  • Quick overview of some key FOSS4G libraries that are contributing to the multidisciplinary nature of FOSS4G tools
  • Quick plug for how to get involved and contribute to the FOSS4G tools highlighted

Authors and Affiliations

Collins, Brendan (1)
(1) makepath, U.S.


Use cases & applications


Data visualization: spatial analysis, manipulation and visualization


1 - Principiants. No required specific knowledge is needed.

Language of the Presentation


Brendan has over 15 years of experience in GIS, he has worked with The Nature Conservancy, NASA, and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a core developer for the Datashader and Bokeh open source libraries and created the Xarray-Spatial and mapshader libraries for large scale spatial analysis.