FOSS4G 2023, hosted in the vibrant Innovation & Training Park (ITP) in Prizren, was a significant event that brought together 683 professionals, academics, and enthusiasts from the global open source geospatial community.
This year, the conference was jointly hosted by OSGeo Foundation and FLOSSK, and aimed to foster professional growth, advance information sharing, and a feeling of community around the promotion of open source geospatial technology on a global scale.
The conference drew attendees from 56 countries, demonstrating the universal relevance of open source geospatial technology. These attendees benefited from presentations and workshops that covered a wide range of subjects.
Six notable keynote speakers honored the conference with their insights and experience. FOSS4G featured various topics, with 269 talks and 44 workshops from over 300 authors and coauthors. ‘Use cases & applications’ dominated the presentations with 130 talks, followed by ‘State of software’ with 96 talks. ‘Open Data ‘, ‘Community and Foundation,’ and ‘Open Source Geospatial’ Made in Europe’ also had significant discussions. Other themes had 7-10 talks each.