[Belgium] 5 new charter members

Dirk Frigne dirk.frigne at geosparc.com
Fri Oct 7 02:46:12 PDT 2016

If you come to Belgium, just let me know.
I don't want to miss the beer :-)


On 2016-10-06 22:03, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Thank you for that great introduction, Roel.  I've done some work at the
> federal level here in Canada on soils as well, using the MapServer
> stack.  In fact I setup all of their soils data in PostGIS, 15-minute
> readings going back decades, and all queried by MapServer and QGIS etc,
> they absolutely love it.  I'm next trying to convince them to use open
> tools for their sensor management, through the istSOS project (a project
> in OSGeo incubation).
> I'm happy that you are a member of the OSGeo-Belgium community, and I
> look forward to sharing a beer with you soon!
> -jeff
> On 2016-10-06 4:08 PM, Roel Huybrechts wrote:
>> Dear Moritz, Jeff, all,
>> Thank you for the warm welcome! Let me introduce myself a little bit.
>> At work, I'm a GIS consultant for Realdolmen. At the moment I'm working
>> for the Flemish government, department DOV, where we manage and publish
>> all data related to the soil and the subsoil of Flanders. This ranges
>> from soilmaps, geological formations, boreholes to groundwater data. We
>> do so almost exclusively using OSGeo tools: PostGIS, Geoserver,
>> Geonetwork and QGis to name a few.
>> In my spare time I like playing around with other open-source tools (I'm
>> a long time Debian user). I recently started playing around with Mapnik
>> again, to produce some interesting maps of OpenStreetMap data joined
>> together with Open Data from the government and historical maps of my
>> hometown. Hope to share them with you soon.
>> This year I had the fantastic opportunity to attend my first global
>> FOSS4G conference (after attening our first Belgian FOSS4G last year)
>> and speak about the tablet app I made using QGis [1]. It was a great
>> experience and I loved meeting the community behind the projects I use
>> on a daily basis. With this membership I'd like to become a (more
>> active) part of this community, spreading the OSGeo spirit in Belgium.
>> Other conferences I attended include FOSDEM [2] (I was once active in
>> the Ubuntu-be/-nl teams) and more recently I helped out at State of the
>> Map [3] as a volunteer. I also try to attend the Missing Maps Mapathons
>> [4] of HOT (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team), organised regularly at
>> IPIS (Antwerp), MSF (Brussels) or elsewhere.
>> Besided all this geekyness I love hiking in the mountains (which we do
>> not have in Belgium, unfortunately), riding my bike (on flat terrain,
>> which we do have, yay!), gardening and playing boardgames. Also: I
>> recently bought a canoe, which will be fun!
>> @Moritz: I requested an account on the wiki just now, I'll add the link
>> to my page afterwards :)
>> [1] Slides and video at: http://roel.huybrechts.re/
>> [2] https://fosdem.org/
>> [3] http://2016.stateofthemap.org/
>> [4] http://www.missingmaps.org/
>> Best regards and see you soon!
>> Roel
>> Op Ma okt 3 2016, om 14:14 schreef Jeff McKenna:
>>> Welcome Julien, Arnaud, Nicolas, Christophe, and Roel! Thank you for
>>> sharing the passion.
>>> -jeff
>>> -- 
>>> Jeff McKenna
>>> President Emeritus, OSGeo
>>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Jeff_McKenna
>>> On 2016-10-02 8:47 AM, Moritz Lennert wrote:
>>>> Dear all,
>>>> AFAICT, noone has announced it on this list, yet, but we welcome 5 new
>>>> charter members to OSGeo.be:
>>>> Julien Collaer
>>>> Arnaud De Groof
>>>> Nicolas Durane
>>>> Christophe Guisset
>>>> Roel Huybrechts
>>>> Congratulations and welcome to all of you !!
>>>> I've added your names to the wiki page:
>>>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Belgium#Other_Charter_members
>>>> Please modify this to link to your OSGeo user profile (if you don't
>>>> have
>>>> one, yet, I recommend you create one) and add (correct) whatever you
>>>> think necessary.
>>>> I would also recommend that each of you send a short mail to the
>>>> mailing
>>>> list presenting yourself.
>>>> Thank you for taking your support to OSGeo.be one step further !
>>>> Moritz
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