[Mapserver-ottawa] Re: Next Meeting Thurs July 20th
jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca
Thu Jul 6 19:49:39 EDT 2006
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.
>> -----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:
>> On that topic, in this meeting we will all be discussing the
>> 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:
>> 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 McKenna
>> DM Solutions Group Inc.
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