2019 FOSS4G Bucharest Talks speaker: Andrea Trovant

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The FOSS4G path in Argentina

We would like to present how our small community of Geoinquiet@s Argentina works. Since 2012 we have been working hard in order to evangelize about free and open source software. Drawing inspiration, and a name, from the Geoinquietos Spain micro chapter a few people started gathering (beer in between) to spread the word about free tools for geomatics. Since then, we have been able to do four conferences, some together with the OpenStreetMap (OSM) community. Recently we became an official OSGEO local chapter (the first constituted in Latin America). In order to keep growing, we have set up an nonprofit organization (Geolibres), to serve as a legal support not only for Geoinquiet@s, but also for OSM Argentina or GeochicasOSM. We propose the bid of Buenos Aires as the location for the 2021 main FOSS4G event, because we believe it would be a great opportunity for the entire region, creating new chances for exchange between key actors in the world of free and open geomatics. Our commitment is for more conferences, workshops and other projects that infect the spirit of free and open source software in more people, communities, companies, organizations and universities every time.

Como llego to infinity and beyond

Buenos Aires has a wide public transport network that includes more than 180 bus lines, 7 trains, 6 subway lines and 195 km of bicycle lanes that it offers to 4.5 million residents. and different alternative visitors when they travel. How I arrive (How I get there) is the official application developed for Capital federal (for the moment) that helps them move around the city in the most efficient way in public transport, automobile, bicycle, taxi or walking. It is available for Android and IOS and has more than 700,000 active users who do 1 million searches per week.
It integrates real-time information on subways, trains and buses so that users know when the next transport will arrive and also the different rates to provide more transparent information and allow residents and visitors to make better decisions. The objectives for 2019 are to include predictions for all bus lines, currently only available for those who are already sensorized, to include the services of the Metropolitan Area and to open the code of the application to the community. In doing so, our goal is to promote replication in other cities, save resources, and improve it through civic collaboration, strengthen our services, make our government more transparent