The main scope of the 2016 symposium is within the general scope of OGRS events (see details and articles on the ogrs-community.org website). In summary, the 2016 symposium aims at bringing together students, technicians, researchers, developers and teachers working in different disciplines but with the common interest of using and developing Open Source Geospatial software and Open Data (when managed using Geospatial Open Source software).
OGRS2016 is an exchange platform that will offer two days of presentations and one day of workshops. Grouped by thematic sessions, presentations (including posters as well) are about original and recent research results, educational practices and innovation experiences. Workshops are hands-on sessions on a specific theme and software with an educational component, reinforcing the education side of the symposium.
The short papers (1000-1500 words) submitted to OGRS2016 will be published in the proceedings of the Symposium in collaboration with PeerJ. PeerJ is an Open Access publisher covering research in the biological, medical and computer sciences, with a Spatial and Geographic Information Systems section.