[Mapserver-ottawa] Ottawa MapServer Users Meeting

Dave McIlhagga mcilhagga@dmsolutions.ca
Sun, 06 Apr 2003 17:16:13 -0400

Hi everyone,

I'm sending this information to you because you have been involved in 
the use of MapServer and related open source technologies such as MapLab 
and are operating within the Eastern Ontario / Western Quebec region.

I've had requests from a few of you to look at putting together an 
Ottawa MapServer Users Group that would meet from time to time giving 
users a chance to meet and share ideas about how we're using the 
software in different ways across the region.

To start with, if you would be interested in participating and receiving 
news on Ottawa activities, I would encourage you to subscribe to the 
Ottawa MapServer users mailing list we have created:


This discussion list will be a forum for Ottawa users of the MapServer 
webmapping software to stay in touch and talk about MapServer-related 
events happening in the Ottawa region.

On to the important thing ... when are we going to meet?  For a first 
meeting, I think we'll try to keep things very informal -- how about an 
after work meeting over a few drinks and appetizers?  On April 16th, 
Daniel Morissette will be in Ottawa so that seemed to be good timing for 
a meeting.  If you were not aware, Daniel is the primary developer of 
MapServer along with Steve Lime so if you haven't met Daniel before, 
this is a great opportunity to do so.

The Venue:
   - The Clock Tower Brew Pub at Bank and Chamberlain.  (575 Bank 
Street)  If we can get enough people, I'll try to book the downstairs 
area so that we can have the section to ourselves.

Date & Time:
   - Wednesday April 16th, Start at 5:30PM -- feel free to show up any 
time you are able then or later.

Anyone who is interested in visiting our offices, we are at 72 
Chamberlain Avenue, 3rd floor and I invite you to come by any time after 
4:30PM on the 16th.  We're a block from the pub, so we'll be leaving the 
office at about 5:20.

Please respond to me directly if you plan on attending so I have an idea 
of numbers to plan for.  Feel free to pass this information around to 
anyone who you feel might be interested in participating.

We're really looking forward to getting this off the ground.  Further 
correspondence will be done through the mailing list so don't forget to 

I hope to see many of you on the 16th.

Dave McIlhagga
President, DM Solutions Group

EMail : mcilhagga@dmsolutions.ca
Phone : 613-565-5056 x15
Fax : 613-565-0925