June 24-26, 2019


Basel/Muttenz, Switzerland



After a successful GeoPython 2018 - with participants from over 30 countries - we are proud to announce the 4th GeoPython Conference taking place in our brand new, modern campus building.

CMU - New Campus

GeoPython 2019 – the Python conference for the Geo-Community is organized by the Institute of Geomatics at the FHNW - University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and PyBasel Association - the local Python User Group.

GeoPython conference is focused mainly on the following topics, however other Python-centric talks are welcome too.

  • Python in General
  • GIS/Mapping
  • Geography / Geophysics / Geodesy / Geomatics
  • Earth Sciences / Environmental Sciences
  • Geovisualization
  • Smart Cities
  • Spatial Data / Geodata
  • Geospatial Webservices
  • Big Data
  • Data Processing
  • (Spatial) Databases
  • Computer Vision
  • Remote Sensing
  • Image Processing
  • Machine Learning / Deep Learning
  • Mobile Mapping
  • Indoor Mapping and Modelling
  • Robotics and Mapping

About the organisation team
The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW ranks amongst Switzerland's leading and most innovative universities of applied sciences. It is composed of nine Schools covering Applied Psychology, Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Art and Design, Life Sciences, Music, Teacher Education, Social Work, Engineering and Business. The modern campuses are in northwestern Switzerland, near the borders with Germany and France and in the immediate vicinity of the cities of Basel and Zurich, as well as of national and international companies.

The PyBasel Association is the local Python User Group Northwestern Switzerland. The user group offers space and opportunity for all those interested in Python to share knowledge and learn about Python. The participants hold talks, share news, and provide help for both Python newbies and professionals.

About the location
Basel lies in the heart of Europe, on both banks of the Rhine. The city is the centre of the idyllic border triangle of France, Germany and Switzerland – lying between the Swiss Jura, Germany’s Black Forest and the Vosges in Alsace.
Impressions of Basel

Basel is easy to get to. Only a 10-minute drive from the city centre, Basel’s EuroAirport is served by a number of international airlines. Together with neighbouring Zurich Airport, it enjoys connections to all European airports and to more than 200 intercontinental destinations. Located in the centre of Europe, Basel is a major transportation hub. Its three railway stations not only offer excellent connections to far and wide but are also all situated in the very heart of the city.

Impressions of GeoPython 2018
GeoPython 2018 was a great success. There were attendees from over 30 different countries attending 6 Workshops, 24 Talks, and 10 Lightning Talks.
The conference dinner took place in the famous local brewery "Fischerstube" in the heart of old town Basel.
It was a great time and learned a lot about Geo & Python

Impressions of GeoPython 2018
Testimonials (from the GeoPython 2018 survey)
  • The organizers and team did a wonderful job!
  • The event was very good organized! Thank you again!
  • The GeoPandas workshop was excellent.
  • Thank you very much. It has ben great fun.
  • A great event, I had a good time and learned a lot. Thank you!
  • Interesting people. I had some really good discussions between sessions.

Important Dates
  • Submission Deadline: February 28, 2019 Extended to: March 15, 2019
  • Notication Due: March 17, 2019
  • First Draft Schedule:March 24, 2019
  • Workshops: June 24, 2019
  • Talks: June 25-26, 2019
  • Optional Paper Due: September 15, 2019

Conference Schedule

The conference schedule is available here:



Conference Dinner: €60
Early Bird: sold out
Regular Ticket: sold out
Late Ticket: €380 (available until June 23, 2019)

(VAT 7.7% included in all tickets)
(space is limited, all tickets subject to availability)

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The official conference hashtag is #GeoPythonConf


GeoPython sincerely thanks our sponsors for supporting our mission and making the conference possible!

Python Software Foundation
The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers. The majority of the PSF's work is focused on empowering and supporting people within the Python community. The PSF has active grant programs that support sprints, conferences, meetups, user groups, and Python development efforts all over the world. In addition, the PSF underwrites and runs PyCon US, the primary Python community conference. Being part of the PSF means being part of the Python community. Recently we changed the PSF to an open membership organization, so that everyone who uses and supports Python can join. To learn more, visit
The EuroPython Society (EPS) is a Swedish non-profit organization which organizes EuroPython conferences, supports the Python community in Europe and holds the rights to the EuroPython conference series and trademarks.
The EPS was formed in 2004, with the mission to turn EuroPython into a successful Python conference series for the years to come. In 2016, we have extended our mission to further the use of the programming language Python in Europe and organize events centered around the programming language Python to support this.

The Python Software Association represents the interests of users of the open-source programming language Python in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. More information can be found on the website:

geOps designs, implements and runs business applications with geodata as well as geodata infrastructures and geoportals. More than 15 years of experience in the use of Open Source geospatial software as well as active contributions to it make geOps a reliable partner for modern solutions of best quality.

No Starch Press publishes the finest in geek entertainment — bestsellers like Python for Kids, How Linux Works, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, Practical Packet Analysis, and The Manga Guides. We focus on open source/Linux, security, hacking, programming, alternative operating systems, and science and math.

Manning is an independent publisher of computer books for software developers, engineers, architects, system administrators, managers and all who are professionally involved with the computer business. The books we publish cover a huge range of topics that the modern developer needs; from languages and frameworks, to best practices for team leaders

The ISPRS Working Group I/IV on “Robotics for Mapping and Modelling” aims to promote the development of robotics solutions and their application to indoor and outdoor mapping tasks. These include autonomous vehicle navigation, infrastructure management or environmental research in various application areas, including underwater, agronomy or forestry.


Because another big event takes place in Basel during GeoPython, Hotels are currently quite expensive.

For now we recommend the following hotels/hostels:

Airbnb in Basel

Ibis Budget Pratteln (Outside Basel!)

Youth Hostel (Shared Dormatory)

In addition, there are many affordable Bed & Breakfast rooms available in Basel:



Hofackerstrasse 30
4132 Muttenz

Python Community Code of Conduct

All attendees of the conference must agree and respect the "Python Community Code of Conduct":

The Python community is made up of members from around the globe with a diverse set of skills, personalities, and experiences. It is through these differences that our community experiences great successes and continued growth. When you're working with members of the community, we encourage you to follow these guidelines which help steer our interactions and strive to keep Python a positive, successful, and growing community.

A member of the Python community is:

Members of the community are open to collaboration, whether it's on PEPs, patches, problems, or otherwise. We're receptive to constructive comment and criticism, as the experiences and skill sets of other members contribute to the whole of our efforts. We're accepting of all who wish to take part in our activities, fostering an environment where anyone can participate and everyone can make a difference.

Members of the community are considerate of their peers -- other Python users. We're thoughtful when addressing the efforts of others, keeping in mind that often times the labor was completed simply for the good of the community. We're attentive in our communications, whether in person or online, and we're tactful when approaching differing views.

Members of the community are respectful. We're respectful of others, their positions, their skills, their commitments, and their efforts. We're respectful of the volunteer efforts that permeate the Python community. We're respectful of the processes set forth in the community, and we work within them. When we disagree, we are courteous in raising our issues.
Overall, we're good to each other. We contribute to this community not because we have to, but because we want to. If we remember that, these guidelines will come naturally.

Contact Us

If you have any questions contact us:

FHNW - University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Institute Geomatics
Prof. Martin Christen
Hofackerstrasse 30
4132 Muttenz

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