"terrestris likes participating in the FOSS4G because this is where we meet the wizards. Since the projects are community driven it is essential for this industry to meet in person since mailing lists and wikis can only do so much. The friendly atmosphere, the enlightening talks and the beer after dark provide us with inspiration until the next FOSS4G."

The company terrestris, headquartered in Bonn, Germany is specialised in the con- ceptualisation and implementation of spatial data infrastructures and geoportals ba- sed on free and open source software (FOSS). Complex applications utilising amongst others OpenLayers, GeoExt, Sencha Touch, PostGIS, MapFish, Geoserver and UMN are developed for a wide range of business settings like environmental mo- nitoring, tourism, ensurance industry and emergency management. Mobile applicati- ons as well as geodata acquisition in real-time using wireless sensor networks are another focus.