Open Source Geospatial in the Federal Government
FedGeoDay 2019
Thursday, January 31st, Washington D.C.
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FedGeoDay 2019

Jan 31, 2019

415 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001

Open for Government

Learn a little more about what this conference is about.

For decades open source software has been at the forefront of innovation in data collection, analysis, and visualization. Today, open source geospatial software has evolved into an "open ecosystem" of software, communities, and companies that enable field data collection and advanced visualization and lead the way in drone, lidar, IOT, and satellite imagery collection and analysis.

When open source software is combined with open standards for interoperability, government agencies have the most scalable, stable, secure and cost effective tools available to support activities including:
  • Empowering disadvantaged communities with limited funding
  • Enabling real-time data analysis at planetary scale
  • Optimizing release schedules for constituent facing tools

Join us for this one day conference in the heart of Washington DC. The morning plenaries will share how open source geospatial tools have become a critical part of operations within multiple federal agencies. The afternoon break out sessions will tackle technical and management solution use cases.

We are committed to making a space where everyone is welcome to participate without fear andhave adopted this Code of Conduct

Open Data

Providing information on demand and in a timely fashion is opening new opportunities for providing services

Open Mapping

Communities are collecting information to prepare for and improve responses to natural disasters

Open Geospatial Technology

Underpinning all the other efforts are the open source projects and open standards that can be deployed in a variety of ways for people to use in offices or in the field

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Full schedule for the day

8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
Sign in and mingle with new friends over some breakfast.
9:00 AM
9:15 AM
9:15 AM
9:45 AM
Morning Keynote
How open source software, VGI/OSM and open ML/AI is transforming NGA's production processes
Dr. Carter Christopher
Director of Data Integration and Automation Office - National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
9:45 AM
10:45 AM
Open Data & Mapping for Disaster Preparedness & Response
Dr. Joshua S. Campbell
CEO - Sand Hill Geographic
Carrie Stokes
Vivien Deparday
Lead - Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI)
Disaster Risk Management Specialist - World Bank
Chris Vaughn
GIO - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
10:45 AM
11:00 AM
Morning Break
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
Open Science & AI/ML - How Federal City Players are Growing the Ecosystem
Ryan Lewis
Vice President & Deputy Director - IQT CosmiQ Works
Dr. Ben Tuttle
Director of Outposts - National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Aimee Barciauskas
Data Engineer - Development Seed
Adam Estrada
Director - Radiant Solutions
Joe Morrison
Business Development - Azavea
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Promoting Government, Industry and Academic Collaboration to Advance Geographic Knowledge, Applications and Technologies
Christopher Tucker
Chairman - American Geographical Society
Afternoon Keynote
Management Track
Technical Track
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Federal Policy Driving Open
Ecosystems & Innovation
Bryan Lane
Founder - Data XD
Ivan DeLoach
Keith Masback
Former Chief Executive Officer - United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)
Ian Schuler
CEO - Development Seed
Open Source Software:
What tools are hot or not
Paul Laurence
Co-Founder - Crunchy Data
Thomas Ingold
Chief Technology Officer - Boundless Spatial, Inc.
Kari Sheets
Program Analyst - NOAA National Weather Service
Rob Emanuele
VP of Research - Azavea
Guido Stein
President, OSGeo.US Local Chapter
1:45 PM
2:30 PM
GeoPlatform - Delivering Open...
Thomas Dabolt
Director Infomation Management - U.S. Department of the Interior
Joel Schlagel
Physical Scientist - US Army Engineer Institute for Water Resources
David Carter
Chief of Geospatial Information Services - U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining
Bill Johnson
Carpe Geo Evangelist - Applied Geographics, Inc.
Elizabeth Lyon
Senior GEOINT Authority: Geography and Cartography - NGA
Crowd Sourcing & Open Mapping
Joshua Sisskind
GEOINT Professional - Radiant Solutions
Will Mortenson
Worker Bee - US Government
Chad Blevins
Senior Analyst
Geospatial Coordinator
Mikel Maron
Board Member - OpenStreetMap Foundation
Tyler Radford
Executive Director - Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Dr. Sophia B. Liu
InnovatioNinja - U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
2:45 PM
3:30 PM
The Oppurtunity Project
Drew Zachary
Director - The Opportunity Project
Co-director - Census Open Innovation Labs
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
Lightning Talks
What is OSGeo.US?
Guido Stein
Geospatial Data Alchemist - Applied Geographics, Inc.
President - OSGeo US
Brian DeRocher
Software Engineer
Lidar at the USFWS
Doug Newcomb
Cartographer at USFWS
Global Population Mapping
Tom Fitzwater
Senior Geospatial Analyst - U.S. Census Bureau
What is
Daniel Dufour
Technologist & Entrepreneur
Pelias Open Source Geocoding
Dr. Ashley Antonides
Senior Product Owner - Radiant Solutions
4:00 PM
4:15 PM
Closing Remarks
4:15 PM
5:00 PM
Happy Hour

Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee are volunteers dedicated to promoting open source geospatial and mapping technology.

Eddie Pickle


Guido Stein


Anthony Calamito

Program Committee

Bryan Lane

Program Committee

Marc Vloemans

Program Committee


Please consider supporting FedGeoDay with a financial sponsorship. This day conference is being rebooted and supported by the OSGeo US and LocationTech Communities. This event is centrally located in Washington DC and scheduled to align with the 2019 Esri Federal GIS Conference.

The goal of this conference is to build and educate existing government, ngo, and educational communities around open source geospatial tools and management. This conference is going to be a series of panels bringing together community from within the federal government projects currently involved in Open Source Geospatial. Sponsorship helps to keep the ticket price low for government, ngo, and educational communities. We hope to have 200 participants and have a mix of technical and managerial folks in attendance.

Below is a sponsor benefit grid including pricing. If you would like to discuss sponsoring further, please contact the organizers at

  Platinum Gold Silver Bronze
FedGeoDay Tickets 4 4 2 1
Logo size on website, agenda, and welcome desk Large Large Medium Small
Table in Sponosor Area** Full Table Full Table Half Table -
Signage at lunch or branding of nametag lanyard X - - -
Sponsorship Cost $8,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,000
** while available