Welcome to the OSGeo Laboratory at BME

Quality trainings for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G)

The Department of Geodesy and Surveying of BME joined in 2014 to "Geo for All" which is a joint initiative of OSGeo (Open Source Geospatial Foundation), ICA (International Cartographic Association) and ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing). "Geo for All" is specialized in teaching and researching in several open source topics. Our laboratory participates in the daytime education of undergraduate and postgraduate students, and announces short courses to interested people.

  • Tenth annual Hungarian local chapter FOSS4G meeting 9th June 2023
  • We had two presentations on FOSS4G 2022 conference in Florance: B. Hrutka, Z. Siki, B. Takács: Voxel-based point cloud segmentation and building detection (Academic track)
    Z. Siki, B. Takács: A Moodle based complex system to teaching spatial data processing (General track)
  • We organized a workshop about digital image processing at the gita conference in 2022
  • Bence Péter Hrutka, our PhD student is one of the winners on the GeoforAll student competition 2021. More info...
  • Two presentations were accepted from our lab for FOSS4G 2021 Buenos Aires.
    Bence Hrutka, Bence Takács, Zoltán Siki: Automated Processing of Point Clouds to Update Land Registry Maps
    Zoltán Siki: Automatic GCP Detection on UAV Images
  • We are honored to have a blog post on the ODM blog about our small Find-GCP project, 2021.04.04.
  • Geo4All AGM 2021.03.17.
  • Two papers from our Lab were accepted by Baltic Journal of Modern Computing (belonging to the academic track of the postponed FOSS4G Eurpoe 2020 Conference), 2021. January
    Z. Siki, B. Takács: Automatic Recognition of ArUco Codes in Land Surveying Tasks
    B. Takács, Z. Siki: Implementation of Local Reference Sytems without Length Distortion in GIS Software
  • Our new project Find-GCP is on GitHub 2019.11.10.
  • Presentation of our GeoEasy project at FOSS4G 2019 Bucharest
  • We took part in the OGRS 2018 with a presentation about our open source Ulyxes project.
  • New plugin added to the QGIS plugin repository, called Label2Attr
    This modul was founded by local municipality of Budaörs
  • The development platform of our Ulyxes open source project has been moved to Python 3, while the Pytohn 2 compatibility is preserved.
  • 3.0.2 version of GeoEasy has been released. This is a feature enhace and bugfix release. Binary versions, source code.
    New Windows binary development version is available for those who would like test the software before release or would liketo use the newest features, bugfixes.
  • New version of Bulk vector export QGIS plug-in has been released. See QGIS plug-in repository and GitHub.
  • A presentation from Bence Takács, Zoltán Siki and Rita Markovits-Somogyi (HungaroControl) represented the research activities of our lab at the FOSS4G-Europe 2017 conference in Paris. Photos
  • Gábor Remetey Fülöpp has became an ambassador of the Geo for All network by the request of Suchith Anand, the founder of the network.
  • Geo for All, OSGeo, FOSS4G were promoted at The Day of the European Surveyor and GeoInformation event on 22nd March.
  • Photos and videos of our digital sandbox
  • Presentations and photos of the 5th FOSS4G.HU (2016.11.25) are available here (in Hungarian)
  • QGIS and Surveying Calculation plug-in course, 28th september 2016, Szekesfehervar
  • We got the Lab of the month reward in August 2016.
  • Presentation and video presented at GISOpen 2016 (Hungarian)
  • Presentation (in Hungarian) at the Day of the European Surveyor and Geoinformation (17th march 2016)
  • OSGeo is 10 years old. Happy birthday!
  • Presentations, videos and photos of the 4th FOSS4G.HU (2015.11.27) are available here (in Hungarian)
  • Presentation held on FOSS4G Europe 2015.
  • We've started our GitHub page, where you can find our projects
  • We were represented on the Debrecen GIS conference by a presentation and a poster.
  • A presentation of our lab was accepted on the FOSS4G Europe conference Como (Collecting and Processing Land Surveyors' Sensor Data, július 16. 17:25 Room V0.8)
  • We take part in the organizing commettee of the workshops of the FOSS4G 2015 Europe conference.
  • Our Lab was represented on the 13th gita conference in Eger. Photos are available in our gallery.
  • News about our new laboratory on the web page of the Faculty of Civil Engineering.
  • We organized FOSS4G-HU for the third time. The presentations can be found on the homepage of the event.
  • ETRS89 <-> Hungarian EOV projection transformation. Find more details here