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Astun Technology Announced as Approved Supplier on G-Cloud 12

Switching to Cloud GIS with Astun Technology just got easier!
Astun Technology are delighted to announce that they have been awarded status as a Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Approved  Supplier on the latest G-Cloud 12 framework and that our award winning GIS software and services will continue to be available via the Government’s Digital Marketplace. Astun have been an Approved Supplier on the G-cloud since 2013.
The cloud hosted and managed GIS solutions available from Astun on G-Cloud 12 free users from the costs and complexity of managing Geographic Information infrastructure (software, servers, networks, bandwidth) allowing GI managers and analysts to focus on delivering Geographic Intelligence to staff and stakeholders. The G-Cloud 12 framework itself makes buying cloud solutions and services faster and cheaper than entering into individual procurement contracts, so switching to Cloud based GIS has just got easier!
For G-Cloud 12, Astun have added a number of new options and enhan…

FOSS4G UK Online 2020

So we're all locked down, to some degree or another, and our favourite FOSS4G conferences (due to be held this year in Calgary and Valmiera inter alia) are cancelled.... what to do? The OSGeo:UK committee, seeing a chance to organise a conference without having to worry about catering/ venues/ accommodation/ swag/ entertainment, decided to do what everyone else was doing and do it online! If you missed it, this is how it went.
In figures From the OSGeo wiki:
1,000 people registered600 or so attended on the day8 themes: 🗃️ Metadata, 🏛️ Platform, 🗺️ Mapping, 🚜 Land, 🌍 Earth Observation, 🛤️ Geospatial, 😷 Covid19, 🖥️ Geoserver3 streams: 🐦 Nightingale, 🛰️ Sentinel, ⛵ Mercator460 people online at the peak77 countries represented, 52% from outside the UK33 presentations, with 38 presenters95% of delegates rated the event very good or excellent47% made a donation to OSGeo or MapAction, raising around £2,500 in all2,500 views of recordings on the YouTube channel£200 expenses to pu…