[OSGeo-Discuss] Interested in OSGeo
tylermitchell at shaw.ca
Thu Dec 7 09:36:36 PST 2006
Hi and welcome - great to hear your enthusiasm. I'll put up some ideas for you later today when I'm back in my office.
From: Landon Blake <lblake at ksninc.com>
Sent: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 16:27:39 -0800
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Received: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 00:30:19 +0000
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)
KSN Inc. - Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors
E-Mail Address: lblake at ksninc.com
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