Our Lab was established in 2014 at the department of Geodesy and Surveying of Budapest University of Technology. From the beginning we have teaching, advocating, research, coding and translating activities. We use several free and open source software for geospatial (FOSS4G) in undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the department. Besides these we offer short FOSS4G courses to the wider community. As our first aim is to promote FOSS4G in Hungary, we present OSGeo projects on Hungarian GIS events. While we contribute to OSGeo projects (plug-ins, translation, documentation). We started some open source projects, which are available on GitHub, Ulyxes is the flagship among these. The focus of our research activities is on the positioning (outdoor and indoor) and on the sensors used in land surveying. We have developed several tutorials in Hungarian language.
We lead the Hungarian translation of QGIS and OSGeoLive. Our research activities are presented at FOSS4G-Europe conferences. The staff of our lab organizes the annual Hungarian local FOSS4G events. Ulyxes (Ultimate YX Estimate System) is our open source project to drive robotic total stations (RTS) and other sensors and publish observation results on web based maps.