[Mapserver-ottawa] Re: Next Meeting Thurs July 20th

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca
Thu Jul 6 19:49:39 EDT 2006

Hi Mike,

Well that's excellent news.  If you can also give a short background on 
the MapBuilder project at the meeting that would be great.


Adair, Mike wrote:
> 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.  
> Mike
>> -----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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