[Mapserver-ottawa] Next Meeting Thurs July 20th

Adair, Mike Mike.Adair at CCRS.NRCan.gc.ca
Thu Jul 6 19:33:51 EDT 2006

Hi Jeff,

I'll be there and can represent MapBuilder.  We don't have a user group or
or anything like that yet but this might be a good opportunity to gather
local MapBuilder users too.  


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mapserver-ottawa-bounces at lists.maptools.org 
> [mailto:mapserver-ottawa-bounces at lists.maptools.org] On 
> Behalf Of Jeff McKenna
> Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 5:20 PM
> To: mapserver-ottawa
> Subject: [Mapserver-ottawa] Next Meeting Thurs July 20th
> Hello MapServer users in Ottawa!
> It has been a very long time since our last meeting (blush), so we're 
> definitely way overdue for one.  Many things have happened in 
> the Open 
> Source GIS world recently, so we're bound to have lots to 
> talk about and 
> catch up on.
> The meeting is planned for Thurs July 20th at 6pm, here at 
> the office of 
> DM Solutions (http://www.dmsolutions.ca/about/contact.html).  Please 
> email me directly if you plan to attend.
> The Ottawa Grass Users Group (OGUG) will also be attending 
> this meeting 
> - for those of you not familiar with the group, they are a 
> very lively 
> bunch that have already gained recognition with their work on 
> the Public 
> Geodata License.  I personally think it would be great to join forces 
> with them, for many reasons.  (for more info on OGUG: 
> http://cemml.carleton.ca:8080/OGUG)
> On that topic, in this meeting we will all be discussing the 
> possibility 
> of the creation of a local Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) 
> chapter, to promote Open Source geospatial use in the Ottawa 
> region.  It 
> should be a great discussion.  (for more info on OSGeo: 
> http://www.osgeo.org/)
> Here is the proposed itinerary with proposed presenters next to each
> item. Please let us know if you would like anything added.
> 1. Welcome and group intros (Dave S and Jeff)
> 2. What is OSGEO and what does it mean to be a local chapter (Frank W)
> 3. Backgrounder: OGUG (David M)
> 4. Backgrounder: OMSUG (Volunteer?)
> 5. Why merge the two (Jeff M)
> 6. Next steps in making an official chapter (Jeff, Dave, Frank)
> 7. Orders of business for next meeting. (Dave)
> 8. Determination of next meeting (August?)
> 9. Beer (all)
> I think it will be a fun meeting, with some life and purpose 
> (not that 
> all of those meetings with beer and wings didn't serve any 
> purpose haha).
> jeff
> -- 
> Jeff McKenna
> DM Solutions Group Inc.
> http://www.dmsolutions.ca
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