About the Conference

The Open Source Geospatial Research and Education Symposiums are biannual meetings of the OGRS community dedicated to sharing knowledge, new solutions, methods, practices, ideas and trends in the field of geospatial information through the development and the use of free and open source software in both research and education. The 5th edition of the OGRS meeting series is going to be held in Lugano and follows: Nantes 2009; Yverdon-les-bains 2012; Espoo 2014; Perugia 2016.

What is Our Goal?

Open Science is being adopted by several Research fundations worldwide as core strategy to foster the knowledge diffusion. This represents a new approach to the research and educational processes based on OPEN data, source, methodology, review, access, educational resources.
While benfits are widley recognized, it is not always simple to put this approach in practice: resources, strategies and common practices may be an obstacle. In this year symposium the OGRS community want to focus the discussion on this topic to promote, discuss and find pathways to put Open Science in Action.

  • discuss a framework and highlight a rationale about geospatial open source technology usage in Open Science;
  • build a panel of scientific research and education practices dealing with open source initiatives in the geospatial fields;

October 9-11



Key Note

Event Schedule

9 Oct: -

Open Science


10 Oct: -

Open Software


11 Oct: -

Open Education


Important dates

21.05.2018 - Abstract submission deadline (~ 500 words)

04.06.2018 - Acceptance notification (for program inclusion)

16.07.2018 - Paper submission deadline (~ 1500 words)

31.08.2018 - Review notification (for proceedings inclusion)

24.09.2018 - Final paper submission


Event Location


Institute of Earh Sciences
Department for Environment Constructions and Design
University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland

Campus Trevano, Via Trevano
CH-6952 Canobbio

T +41 (0)58 666 62 00
F +41 (0)58 666 62 09