The Cascadia chapter of OSGeo is focused on learning and teaching about open data, maps, and spatial applications. We like code and good conversation.

We’re a group of developers, GIS specialists, designers, and geographers all gathering under one roof in the name of maps. CUGOS is the official Cascadia chapter of OSGeo. We are active in the spatial community because we believe in the power maps and data hold, and enjoy exploring their interaction from every perspective.

We meet regularly on the third wednesday of every month and irregularly on Thursdays at different locations. If you’re interested in participating in our community, you can find us through the following channels:

  • Slack Group - for daily communication and updates. Request to add yourself or email for an invitation.
  • Google Group - more substantial posts and tid-bits about projects, conference updates, sidecar meetings, and job postings. Send an email to for an invitation.
  • IRC - CUGOS has its own IRC channel hosted on Freenode. You can connect to our channel #cugos. If you’re new to IRC, there’s a neat web client so you don’t have to download any software. No invitation necessary.

Recent Google Group posts