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Wednesday, May 1 • 1:55pm - 2:25pm
Open Source GIS Software in the Ontario Public Service

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Open, Open, Open. To support digital government and services, open source software is increasingly being adopted by the Ontario Public Service (OPS). Within the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the OPS community, there is interest in Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) to deliver digital solutions. This presentation introduces FOSS4G concepts, speaks about current provincial government policies, offers insights regarding software adoption and dispersion, and identifies influences affecting solutions stack decisions.

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Marc Baila

Business Analyst, Town of Oakville
Moderator, Fairway Room


Christopher Eckstein

Manager, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Chris Eckstein is passionate about maps. He has broad experience with GIS, IM and IT, is a lifelong learner, and champions the value proposition of using geography-based technologies. Chris started his career with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, followed by... Read More →

Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:55pm - 2:25pm EDT