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FOSS4G Europe 2017 will be held in Marne-la-Vallée, France, from July 18th till 22nd 2017.

The third edition of the conference is organized at École Nationale des Sciences Géographiques (ENSG). The event aims at bringing Open Source GIS users and developers together and fostering closer interactions amongst the european geospatial communities. Geosparc will host no less than 5 topic talks:

1. OSGeo-Live for INSPIRE (with Berdien Deroo and Dirk Frigne)

2. Sustainability of OSGeo projects (with Dirk Frigne)

3. The future of Spatial Data Infrastructures (with Dirk Frigne)

4. FOSS4G-Europe welcomes new volunteers to the OSGeo community (with Dirk Frigne)

5. Economics of FOSS4G (with Dirk Frigne)

You can find information about these presentations here. More information about the conference can be found here.


De Chiromeisjes willen een back-to-schoolfuif organiseren? De voetbalclub plant een regionaal jeugdtoernooi? Voor deze en tal van andere events is er een toelating nodig van het lokaal bestuur. De EVENT-MODULE van SPOTBOOKING is de geknipte oplossing om events aan te vragen en te beheren binnen steden en gemeenten.

Met de EVENT-MODULE van SPOTBOOKING kan een organisator op een eenvoudige manier een aanvraag indienen aan de hand van een overzichtelijk online invulformulier. Afhankelijk van de aard en het type van het event, wordt de aanvrager doorheen het e-formulier geleid om de nodige gegevens te verzamelen. Waar nodig worden meer gedetailleerde gegevens over geluidsoverlast, brandgevaar, beveiliging, verzekeringen, e.d. opgevraagd. Gemeentemedewerkers kunnen deze aanvragen nakijken, advies inwinnen en een goedkeuring geven voor het event.

Indien het event gepaard gaat met een inname van het openbaar domein, dan kan deze inname onmiddellijk ingegeven worden via de gebruiksvriendelijke kaart in SPOTBOOKING. Het systeem zorgt er ook voor dat deze inname automatisch ingevoerd wordt in het GIPOD.

Geosparc toont deze Event-module tijdens de beurs ShopIT in Gent op donderdag 11 mei op de stand van Geosparc (bij binnenkomen helemaal rechts). Demo's voor teams binnen gemeenten en steden kan uiteraard ook: mail naar voor een afspraak.



Deze QGIS-training gaat over de bediening van QGIS, juist voor mensen die al ervaring hebben met een ander GIS-pakket. Het belangrijkste leerdoel is het vertrouwd raken met de werking van QGIS: de wijze waarop de user interface van QGIS werkt, plus het gebruik van QGIS als toegang tot het platform van andere Open Source GIS-software.  

We doen dit door een combinatie van theorie- en praktijkles, in de vorm van presentaties en oefeningen. 

De oefeningen zijn samengesteld in de vorm van een doorlopende casus. Hierdoor is de logische samenhang tussen de verschillende onderdelen gewaarborgd. Deze casus wordt stap voor stap doorlopen, met bij iedere stap aandacht voor een nieuw onderwerp. 


In deze QGIS-training komen de volgende onderwerpen aan bod: Data inlezen, Data visualiseren, Data editeren, het Opensource eco-systeem, Consumeren webservices, Maken van kaarten, Georefereren, Plug-ins, Projecties, Klaarmaken voor webservices, Geoprocessing en Modelleren.

Deze QGIS-training is voor mensen die wél al met GIS werken en dat nu met QGIS willen gaan doen. 


Donderdag 18 en vrijdag 19 mei 2017

Van 9.00h tot 16.00h 


In de kantoren van Geosparc: Brugsesteenweg 587, 9030 Gent 


€ 850/ per deelnemer (excl. BTW) Inbegrepen: het benodigde lesmateriaal, alsook lunch, koffie/thee, water en frisdranken  Laptops worden voorzien indien je er zelf geen kan meebrengen. 


Stuur een e-mail naar: met daarin je contactgegevens, die van je organisatie en het aantal personen die willen deelnemen.


We're looking for someone who has software development running through their veins. You are passionate about Java and Web technology, you love challenging assignments and are able to translate customer requirements into smooth running, nice looking, well designed solutions. Problem solving is your second nature, you do this in a methodical and precise way. You are a team player, willing to share and learn, but also capable of individually bringing a project to a good end. 

You hold a master degree in informatics/engineering, or a bachelors degree with relevant skills and experience for at least 2 years. You keep track of latest trends and developments in software engineering. You speak fluent Dutch and/or English. 

You master the following technical skills: 

  •  Object orientation 
  •  Java of a relevant other OO language like C# (.NET) 
  •  Web development technology like HTML, CSS, JavaScript 
  •  Database knowledge: SQL, database design 
  •  Software practices such as Unit testing, Design patterns, modelling techniques (UML) 

Following skills are a plus: 

  •  Feeling for modern graphical design and usability (mobile, apps, web) 
  •  Java tools and technologies such as Spring (boot), Maven, Eclipse, GWT, Hibernate, Web services, XML 
  •  Web tools and technologies such as jquery, angularjs, bootstrap 
  •  Development and operations tools and technologies such as GIT, command line tools, ansible, vagrant and docker 
  •  GIS knowledge 
  •  Agile programming skills (Scrum, pair programming) 
  •  Contributing actively to an open source community 


What you will do 

You will be assigned to a variety of software development activities, which include functional/technical analysis, architectural design, implementation, and testing of advanced web GIS solutions and high quality business applications. 

Most of the time you will operate in a scrum team. Occasionally you will meet with our clients to discuss business requirements and intermediate deliverables. 

What we offer 

  •  Challenging projects 
  •  Working in a dynamic and enthusiastic team, focused on delivering quality solutions in an informal environment 
  •  A place where you can spot and grab opportunities, take ownership, and unfold your talent 
  •  Continuous improvement of technical skills through trainings, collaboration with experienced colleagues and the freedom to study and apply new technology 
  •  Close interaction with open source project communities and the possibility to contribute to them 
  •  Competitive salary package 



Do not hesitate to send your CV and motivation letter to Dirk Frigne:

From  September 26 - 30  Geosparc is at the INSPIRE Conference 2016 in Barcelona.

INSPIRE is about efficiently sharing digital spatial data related to the environment between public authorities at all levels of government, across borders and with the public at large. Such requires effective coordination between all authorities involved and a high degree of legal and technical interoperability, which is also pursued in the context of the EU Digital Single Market.

As such, the INSPIRE Conference 2016 aims to show how the implementation of INSPIRE contributes to the European Interoperability Framework and the EU's digital economy in general.

Together with 3 partners Geosparc showcases a very nice INSPIRE solution: INSPIRE GIS.  

We saw a need to simplify INSPIRE for people who provide data sets falling under the Directive. We want to make INSPIRE services valuable through making it easy to publish and to use INSPIRE data, and we want to make it easy to use INSPIRE as an opportunity to improve business processes.


INSPIRE GIS is an easy to use solution for data providers and users implementing INSPIRE. It makes data harmonisation and publishing, including metadata generation, really simple. Through usage of cloud technology, it’s highly cost effective, scalable and robust.

Why should a government be interested in INSPIRE GIS?

Through the integrated data modeling and data transformation tools, INSPRIE GIS enables you to get much more value from the INSPIRE data than if you just do the minimum afforded. INSPIRE GIS is much more cost-effective than existing solutions. Finally, you can use INSPIRE GIS to cover multiple bases – including environmental and statistical reporting.


About us

We create digital maps for our clients. We create those digital maps based on open data, commercial data and proprietary data. And then, we integrate those digital maps within our clients specific application, within any software they use (CRM, ERP, Document Management System, etc) or within their business processes. This integration results in better business decision-making, more efficient operations and brand new insights. In doing so we help our clients unlock the full potential of spatial information contributing to a smarter, safer and more eco-friendly world.

Our team consists of consummate professionals from software engineers, project managers, consultants, business developers, to finance & admin people. Everyone of us has specialist expertise that complements the team and a single-minded focus to serve our customers as best as we can.

Our priority
Our utmost priority is customer satisfaction

Our values
Our core values are integrity, respect and sustainability

Our beliefs
We believe in teamwork and win-win partnerships to benefit our customers

Our approach
We have a penchant for open source technologies and believe in the power of sharing ideas and resources

Our partners play a pivotal role in bringing Geosparc’s Web GIS solutions to market, by spreading the word about our world-class GIS solutions, and by implementing our solutions and complementing them with their own offerings and local support services. We believe in win-win when working with our partners and in fully leveraging each other’s strengths to accomplish great things. We are building a network of partners with system integrators, value added resellers, software developers and consultants. If you are interested in partnering with us, we’d like to hear from you!