Every year the GIS & Remote Sensing Service (SIGTE) of the University of Girona organizes the Jornadas de SIG libre, an event of reference in the field of the free and open source technologies in the geospatial domain. The event is a meeting point where to share knowledge, experiences and create synergies held in a beautiful settlement, the University of Girona.
During two days – on June 7th-8th, we spent an intense days with more than 40 communications, 3 tutorials and 6 workshops around open geospatial technologies where we could discover the news and trends of the sector. We shared moments with around 200 attendees from different parts of Spain and different profiles, always with the same common interest: geospatial and open source technologies.
UNIGIS Girona was an active supporter of the event building the Geosphere, a networking area for attendees and also offering 5 grants for UNIGIS Girona master degree students. During these days we could chat with them for a while about their experience studying with us, or they also could share their career interests, projects or ideas. After the meeting we received their – very positive – feedback:
“This was my first time and in terms of knowledge it has been challenging because a lot of doors have been opened in front of me. Personally, I liked to meet my colleagues, to put you face to face, to listen you … it has been enriching”. Pepe
“I also had a great time. I have a great experience in which I have been able to learn a lot and meet great people. Thank you for some unforgettable days!” Sara
“I also feel delighted with the event and for having known us! I hope we see each other in the next ones!” 😊 Anna
“We are rich when we have friends, so I feel very rich after this conference, in addition to all the knowledge and ideas that we have shared and about our job market.” Jérôme
“I have loved discovering Girona with you, it has been a pleasure to meet you in person and these days have exceeded my expectations (which were already very high) by far. I hope to see you again soon and of course I will try to repeat the experience next year, because I think it was worth it.” Keko
It was a pleasure to meet Anna Espadalé, Carlos Torrealba, Sara Cuadrado, Adriana Gelada, Antonio Eugenio Herreros, Jérôme Brun, Esther Mingot, Cristian Guillén and Pepe Mulet. We hope to see you again in the next edition or other geospatial events!