OSGEO participation in Map Asia 2006 in Bangkok

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Wed Aug 9 05:19:02 PDT 2006

Dear Phisan,

Very glad to know that you have initiated
the establishment of OSGeo Thai Chapter
in consultation with colleagues in Thailand.
I think you will be an ideal Representative
of the OSGeo Thai Chapter.

Basically, OSGeo encourages self-organization
of Chapters in various geographic and linguistic
domains. As far as I understand, there is no
need of official letter from OSGeo to start
a Chapter. Once the Chapter is approved by the
OSGeo Board, necessary official letter recognizing
the Chapter can be issued by OSGeo President.
Membership to OSGeo and its Chapter is open and
members can join even after the Chapter is
oficially recogonized.

Local Chapter Guidelines for OSGeo is official now and available
at http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Local_Chapter_Guidelines

Please prepare a brief proposal for OSGeo Thai Chapter that can
be presented at the OSGeo Board meeting for approval.
I think the proposal can be short and simple and hope that it
will be ready soon.

Perhaps the the Ottawa Chapter document
could serve as a guideline for preparing the China Chapter
Document. Pl. have a look at

I hope that we would officially announce the
formation of OSGeo Thai Chapter at MapAsia 2006
meeting in Bangkok.

Kind regards


Phisan Santitamnont wrote:
> Dear Frank Warmerdam,
>   i hope you are in the loop of discussion on
>   OSGeo presence in MapAsia2006 
>   http://www.mapasia.org
>   I have just talked with the organizer,
>   the are now know us and glad to let us in.
>   So the step is:-
>   1) We need official letter from President of OsGeo send to
>   Map Asia 2006 Secretariat
> Room No. 405 Maple House Executive Apartment
> 417, Sathon 11 (Narathiwat Ratchanakharin 10), Sathon, Bangkok 10120
> Tel: +66-0-2676 2050-60 
> Ext. 405 
> Telefax: +66-0-2676 2063
> Email: info at mapasia.org
>   2) we should request for introduction of OsGeo
>   as a supportor for  
>   "Geographic Information Trends: Global Perspectives "
>   this is one of the theme, that we could contribute
>   3) OSGeo prepare the presentation,
>   I myself will speak on behalf OSGeo.
>   BTW , MapAsia is quit professionally recognize here.
>   They organize annually, and expect more than
>   1,000 of attentdants.
>   Now they are waiting for our request, 
>   please don't let it go.
>   Regards,
> Assistant Professor Dr.-Ing. Phisan Santitamnont
> Department of Survey Engineering     
> Faculty of Engineering
> Chulalongkorn University
> Phayathai Rd.,
> Patumwan,
> Bangkok 10330
> Thailand
> Tel.:     +66 (0) 2218-6661
> Mobile.:  +66 (0) 1844-9736
> Fax.:     +66 (0) 2218-6653
> mailto:Phisan.S at eng.chula.ac.th
> http://www.sv.eng.chula.ac.th/Staff/Phisan

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