From 30 from October to 1 in November, the LatinWare 2008 event will be held at the Technological Park of Itaupú, Brazil, where the 5th Latin American Conference on Free Software will be held.
It is expected for the event more than 2 millions of people, among students, professionals and specialists of the sector. and among the aspects that has caught our attention is that the GIS area is one of the topics considered for this year as promising.
It is in this line that gvSIG will be presented through a presentation presentation and a workshop that aims to raise awareness and train personnel interested in territorial management with free tools. As far as is known, gvSIG is a tool in constant expansion in Brazil, being used by various administrations and universities.
The participation of at least Victoria Agazzi, current coordinator of the gvSIG Project and André Sperb, member of OSGEO, is expected.
Latinoware will serve as the first meeting point for organizations and individuals interested in carrying out the Brazilian chapter of OSGeo, celebrating in the framework of the event a first meeting that serves as an initial step in the formation of the Brazilian community.
Also in this event will be the national meeting of users of Mapserver.