[OSGeo-Discuss] Interested in OSGeo

Landon Blake lblake at ksninc.com
Thu Dec 7 08:21:31 PST 2006



Are you located in the Central Valley?


I'm not really sure how much interest I will get in the GIS User Group
just yet. It's still very much in its infancy stage. I'm in the process
of setting up a website and a mailing list. I think it might be a little
premature to try and form an OSGeo chapter. If there is some interest in
the user group I would definitely consider this after the group is set


I have no problem including Sacramento, but Bakersfield might be a
little to far south. I imagine most of the interaction between group
members will occur online, but I do want to have a meeting once or twice
a year. I don't know if people would be willing to drive from that far


Let me know what you think.





From: Gary Lang [mailto:gary.lang at autodesk.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2006 10:18 PM
To: discuss at mail.osgeo.org; discuss at mail.osgeo.org
Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Interested in OSGeo



Welcome to OSGeo.

Would you be willing to help set up this chapter that covers the entire
Central Valley (Sacramento/Stockton to Bakersfield)?



-----Original Message-----
From:   Landon Blake [mailto:lblake at ksninc.com]
Sent:   Wed 12/6/2006 4:27 PM
To:     discuss at mail.osgeo.org
Subject:        [OSGeo-Discuss] Interested in OSGeo

I've just subscribed to the mailing list.

I work as a Land Surveyor in Stockton, California. I also work as a
project administrator and developer for the SurveyOS Project and the
JUMP Pilot Project. Most of my volunteer work revolves around the open
source GIS program OpenJUMP. I'm an advocate of the open source
development model, open technology standards, and especially open source

I checked out the Volunteers Needed page, and think I might be able to
help on a limited basis with the Core Cirriculum Project. At any rate,
it is an area that I'm interested in. I'd love to explore the
possibility of a basic apprenticeship or certification program built
from public data, "free" materials/documentation, and open source GIS

I'm also planning a local GIS user group for GIS users in my region. The
main goal of the group will be to promote data sharing among members.
I've got some ideas about what you could call "community mapping" that
I'd like to experiment with. I want to see if it would be possible to
apply the principles of open source software projects to cooperative
mapping efforts. It will take me a few months to get this all the way
off of the ground, but it might have potential as an OSGeo chapter.

Landon Blake (A.K.A. - The Sunburned Surveyor)

Project Surveyor

KSN Inc. - Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors

E-Mail Address: lblake at ksninc.com

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