[Board] update on ICA relationship

Helena Mitasova hmitaso at ncsu.edu
Fri Oct 30 11:47:52 PDT 2015

Jeff, Maxi,

good point on meeting with Menno-Jan regarding ICA-OSGeo MOU.

I was thinking about meeting with Menno-Jan in person as well - I will be
in Netherlands in January 23-Feb4 and then most of April, so maybe I should
coordinate with you before asking him for a meeting/visit at his
institution. As I mentioned to George I would really like to see something
like open source cartography challenge from the ICA community - I keep
hearing complaints about rather limited capabilities in terms of
cartographic templates, symbology, etc. for open source tools so this is an
area where ICA could make a major contribution.

So let me know whether I should contact him individually or we could try
for a meeting


On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 12:36 PM, Jeff McKenna <
jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:

> Hi Maxi,
> Maybe we can plan for a meeting between Menno-Jan and their board members,
> with OSGeo representatives.  It might be good to sit down (virtually, or in
> person) all together and see what makes sense for both organizations.
> In terms of this meeting, I called this meeting with Menno-Jan I believe
> last month, when I noticed a message on one of the mailing lists about the
> new ICA president.  I feel it is important take the time to manage these
> relationships.
> I have no problem with planning a followup meeting to address all of your
> concerns.
> -jeff
> On 2015-10-30 1:29 PM, Massimiliano Cannata wrote:
>> I think people are talking if g4a is a commitee of osegeo or not. But
>> what ica think? Does ica think g4a is a committee of ica? How do they
>> want to handle this partnership with osgeo?
>> What id thei vision for the future? Improving numbers of labs, work on
>> quality (sort of incubation for labs?)
>> So what is the concrete ica point of view on g4a apart of sharing of
>> principle of enabling gis to all the world?
>> This is my question  maybe you addressed in your meeting.
>> Maxi
>> Il 30/Ott/2015 16:24, "Jeff McKenna" <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
>> <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>> ha scritto:
>>     Hi Maxi,
>>     I think I did a good job of reporting the outcomes of that meeting,
>>     in my message.  Was there a topic you wanted me to tackle?
>>     Something missing in that report that you hoped to see me handle?
>>     If yes, please let me know and I will ask Menno-Jan at our next
>> meeting.
>>     -jeff
>>     On 2015-10-30 12:18 PM, Massimiliano Cannata wrote:
>>         Jeff
>>         Could you report what was the outcomes? We have a discussion
>>         running on
>>         geo4all initiative and the vision of ICA is relevant i think.
>>         Thanks
>>         Maxi
>>         Il 30/Ott/2015 15:16, "Jeff McKenna"
>>         <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
>>         <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>
>>         <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
>>         <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>>> ha scritto:
>>              Hi Board, all,
>>              This morning I had a video meeting with the new ICA
>>         president, Prof
>>              Menno-Jan Kraak[1].  We had planned this meeting, and we
>>         had a good
>>              long talk about the two foundations and how we can continue
>>         working
>>              together.  We plan to do this every 2 months, even if we
>>         have no
>>              updates for each other (in talking, we found out we share
>>         so much in
>>              common being the president of a foundation, and it is great
>>         to speak
>>              of issues that really only presidents or ex-presidents can
>>              understand of).  I had a good laugh when he spoke of his
>> daily
>>              e-mail messages increasing by 90%, yes, welcome to the role
>> ha.
>>              We have circled a few events for 2016 where we will
>>         hopefully sit
>>              down together and talk face to face.
>>              We of course spoke of the importance of GeoForAll to both
>>         organizations.
>>              I look forward to working with the ICA and Menno-Jan.
>>              -jeff
>>              [1] http://icaci.org/executive-committee/menno-jan-kraak/
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Helena Mitasova
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