FW: [VisCom] OSGeo Promotions/Workshop in Vietnam

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at lizardtech.com
Thu Oct 26 13:54:13 EDT 2006

Treasurer Gary:

VisCom agreed this morning to spend up to US$1000 to aid in this
workshop as described below.  This is over my $500 remit, so your
agreement is needed.

(FYI, we also worked this morning on our general policy as to how to
handle $ requests like this and allocate / prioritize shows and events.
You'll be hearing more about this anon.)


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael P. Gerlek [mailto:mpg at lizardtech.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 1:34 AM
To: dev at visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org
Subject: RE: [VisCom] OSGeo Promotions/Workshop in Vietnam


We can do 10 T-shirts easily -- please let me know sizes, shipping
address, and due date and I'll get them to you.

The $1000 aid for the show seems a worthy cause, but it it above my
spending limit as VisCom chair.  I'll bring this up at our meeting on
Thursday.  [Question for VisCom members to consider: we still don't have
a formal budget; should we try again to make one, continue to react as
events happen and hope for the best, or..?]


-----Original Message-----
From: Venkatesh Raghavan [mailto:raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp]
Sent: Mon 10/23/2006 6:02 PM
To: dev at visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org
Subject: [VisCom] OSGeo Promotions/Workshop in Vietnam
Hi VisCom members,

GIS-IDEAS 2006 (http://wgrass.media.osaka-cu.ac.jp/gisideas06) where we 
have more that 10 papers (can be viewed for the web-site) related to 
OSGeosoftware. We are doing a pre-conference OSGeo workshop
(See program below) and also plan to discuss about Vietnam OSGeo
  Chapter. Atleast 10 volunteers are willing to walk-around with OSGeo 
T-Shirts at the workshop and also during the conference. I await from 
VisCom about possible support for this event. GIS-IDEAS is organized
  on a shoe-string budget and sponsorship, exhibition booth cost a tiny 
fraction of that in other conferences. About 200 particpants are
expected (50 from overseas and 150 from Vietnam)

It would be nice if Viscom could support the workshop/promotion
(about US$1000 for printing OSGeo brochures, burning CD and
display banner etc.).

Some T-shirt donation for OSGeo volunteers would also be most

Kind regards



Title: Open Source Geoinformatics Workshop
Venue: Institute of Information Technology HCMC,
      1 Mac Dinh Chi Str., Dist. 1, HCMC
Date: 8th November 2006
Coordinators: Dr. Tran Van Lang, Director, Institute of Information
Technology HCMC and Dr. Ho Dinh Duan, Institute of Physics HCMC
Organized by: Japan-Vietnam Geoinformatics Consortium &
               Institute of Information Technology &
               Institute of Physics, VAST HCMC

Number of participants: 30 (first come first serve)
Fee: USD 10  (covering CD set, Documents, Coffee breaks and Lunch)


09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-10:00: Opening Speech
               a) Prof. Mamoru Shibayama
                  Kyoto University, Japan
                  Joint Secretary, JVGC

               b) Dr. Dao Van Tuyet
                   Institute of Information Technology

10:15-11:15 a) Free and Open Source Software for Geoinformatics (FOSS4G)
                 Prof. Venkatesh Raghavan
                Osaka City University, Japan
                Director, Open Source Geospatial Foundation

11:15-12:00 b) Open Source Geoinformatics in Vietnam -
                Present Status and Future prospects
                Dr. Ho Dinh Duan
                  Institute of Physics, VAST-HCMC
                  Mr. Do Long Van
                 Institute of Information Technology, VAST-HCMC

14:00-14:45 a) Installing and using FOSS4G Toolkit CD
                 Dr. Go Yonezawa
                 Kyoto University, Japan

15:00-16:00 b) Demonstration for Open Source Web-GIS Applications
                Mr. Sarawut Ninsawat
                 Osaka City University, Japan

16:00-16:30    Q&A and Round table discussion on Establishing
                  the Vietnam OSGeo Chapter

Particpants: Will be provided with FOSS4G Toolkit CD Developed
              by the Osaka City University FOSS4G Team.

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