Get Started at OSGeo

If you are new to OSGeo here are some ideas on getting up to speed quickly with the organization and start collaborating with others.

We are happy to have you on board. On this page, you will learn how to become part of the OSGeo Community. For more information on who we are and what we do see About OSGeo.

Join the Conversation

We look forward to meeting you – join the conversation on one of our our mailing lists or social networks.

OSGeo offers an inclusive safe space for everyone, please review our code of conduct.

Become a Member

OSGeo is open to everyone, with all our events and activities open to the public – membership is not required to participate.

If you wish to be an OSGeo member please add yourself to one of these two lists:

  • This website lists OSGeo members who believe in our our world wide mission. To be listed here create an OSGeo User ID, and login to the website to create a profile.
  • Our wiki has a map of members. To be listed click the ‘log in‘ button on the upper right hand corner of the Wiki and follow the instructions.

Local Chapters

Starting out with any new technology can be intimidating. OSGeo offers worldwide access to “local chapter” groups to help you get started:

  • Local Chapters provide OSGeo members an opportunity to connect, network and share.
  • Regional Chapters hold events, offer support, training and explore advocacy opportunities in their area.
  • Local chapters can also form around a specific language or industry supporting a geographical diverse community.
  • Each Chapter is different with a mix of GIS professionals, academic champions, software developers and service providers eager to share their stories and help you start your open source journey.

See the list of local chapters to find a group in your area.

Explore the Wiki

We have a Wiki where we document what’s happening in the community.

  • To add your own activities you will need an OSGeo LDAP account, click the ‘log in‘ button on the upper right hand corner of the Wiki and follow the instructions.
  • For more information about using a Wiki, see the Wiki Help.

And so much more!

Our community includes:

  • Open source projects are a great place to explore exciting technology
  • Initiatives explore the use of open source in education, research
  • Committees drive the initiatives and activities that make our organization a success.

Share your passion

We would love to learn more about you:

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