[Viscom-dev] [Fwd: Invitation to Propose a Workshop or Tutorial for GSDI 10]

Chris Holmes cholmes at openplans.org
Wed Jun 6 22:14:25 EDT 2007

Did we manage to get this sent in?  If not I need to give Harlan a title 
and try to finish this off soon, since it's past June 1.



Salvador Bayarri wrote:
>    Hello everyone,
>       I've added the contribution of gvSIG, as mentioned by Mike and 
> Jeroen. I did the presentation last year with them and it was a good 
> experience. However, we realized that it's not trivial to go through all 
> the process smoothly, from installation to integration demos. In my 
> view, it is necessary for a representative from each project to be 
> available in the conference, prior to the workshop, to install & test 
> the integration.
>       On a side note: although gvSIG is not officially an OSGeo project 
> yet, we'll be requesting entry in the incubator as soon as I get 
> official confirmation, probably next week. The delay has been related to 
> internal reorganization of the project, which it's still going on, but 
> we think this process should not stop the incubation progress. In fact 
> the incubation will probably help us in some aspect of the internal 
> reorganization.
>       Let me know if any further detail are needed,
>          Salvador
> Arnulf Christl escribió:
>> Hi All,
>> I take the interim lead on this to get us past submission deadline. We can
>> work out later who actually must to go there and sweat and suffer through
>> the conference.
>> Lets start by adding ideas to the Wiki:
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/GSDI
>> My preference would be a workshop that shows off the whole OSGeo SDI stack
>> with references to all projects. The main part would be a hands-on
>> demonstration showing that the technology works and now people only need
>> pick it up to populate it and policies need to adopt and promote them.
>> Should be easy going.
>> I would like to close editing on the workshop part on wednesday so that I
>> can pull it together for the proposal.
>> Regards,
>> Arnulf.
>> On Fri, May 25, 2007 10:43, Jeroen Ticheler wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> We had a good experience in Santiago with our workshop. It was more
>>> of an extended demonstration due to the lack of computer facilities
>>> and due to the fact that almost nobody took a laptop or so with them
>>> into the workshop.
>>> We went through a session that installed and showed GeoServer,
>>> GeoNetwork and gvSIG. Than we set up a map service, created a related
>>> catalog entry and had gvSIG and GeoNetwork use the WMS service from
>>> GeoServer. gvSIG searched the GeoNetwork node and found the GeoServer
>>> map service and opened it. I don't remember if we had gvSIG also use
>>> the WFS service from GeoServer.
>>> All in all it was a good and challenging experience with a large
>>> audience attending. It also provided us with one of those necessary
>>> milestones in establishing and/or testing interoperability between
>>> applications :-)
>>> We (GeoNetwork and gvSIG) just discussed a workshop at the gvSIG
>>> conference in November, including GeoServer. We also discussed taking
>>> that to GSDI-10. So I think there's all the scope from our side to
>>> proceed with a proposal. Even if nobody is in the position at this
>>> point in time to say they will see those blue oceans with there feet
>>> in the water :-) What a bad outlook that is...
>>> With the availability of modern computer labs, as described on the
>>> GSDI-10 site, we now have to define the type and the number of
>>> workshops :-)
>>> What projects are thinking of giving a workshop at GSDI-10? Who would
>>> like to do cross-project workshops?
>>> Ciao,
>>> Jeroen
>>> On 24 May 2007, at 10:34 PM, Chris Holmes wrote:
>>>> I went two years ago, where I met Jeroen for the first time, and
>>>> Allan was there as well.  In general the conference has a few
>>>> concurrent sessions, where people present papers.  It's more
>>>> academic/government - people actually write papers for one.  The
>>>> first year we gave a paper on open source for SDI's which was
>>>> decently received.
>>>> Last year we did the workshop, Jeroen and I applied, and then I
>>>> think we joined up with Michael Gould and gvSig?  The workshop's a
>>>> pretty sweet deal I believe (I wasn't there), it happens before the
>>>> conference, and it's a great opportunity to educate people who
>>>> don't know much about your stuff, and give some hands on demos.
>>>> The workshops are primarily for the sponsors who provide funds for
>>>> the conference, so it's pretty nice that Harlan manages to get us
>>>> an open source slot.
>>>> The angle to present is pretty basics, just showing off the
>>>> capabilities of open source, get people to see that it's a reality
>>>> and competitive with anyone else.  The audience isn't super
>>>> advanced - I believe it tends to be a bit more government decision
>>>> makers, a bit less the actual tech people.
>>>> Jeroen, you have any other insight?  Since you were actually there
>>>> for the last one.
>>>> Chris
>>>> Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
>>>>> It does sound promising - can anyone provide some experience from
>>>>> previous events?  What happens, how does it work, what angle can
>>>>> we best present?
>>>>> Tyler
>>>>> On 24-May-07, at 11:40 AM, Arnulf Christl wrote:
>>>>>> On Wed, May 23, 2007 11:48, Chris Holmes wrote:
>>>>>>> Anyone planning on going to GSDI-10?  I'm pretty confident we
>>>>>>> could get
>>>>>>> a workshop there.  I didn't go last year, but had a group of
>>>>>>> people who
>>>>>>> were going to go, so we organized it together.  There's a lot of
>>>>>>> government decision makers who go to this, it may not be a bad
>>>>>>> place to
>>>>>>> have some osgeo presence.  It's just way too far away for me to
>>>>>>> know if
>>>>>>> I'll personally be attending.
>>>>>> Hey,
>>>>>> same for me. But nonetheless we should apply for a workshop. I am
>>>>>> very
>>>>>> sure that someone knowledgeable from around OSGeo will be there.
>>>>>> And if
>>>>>> not I have the perfect excuse that I must go myself... ;-)
>>>>>> So my VisCom opinion is to apply and see later how to fill in the
>>>>>> blanks.
>>>>>> Best regards,
>>>>>> Arnulf.
>>>>>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>>>>>> Subject:     Invitation to Propose a Workshop or Tutorial for
>>>>>>> GSDI 10
>>>>>>> Date:     Wed, 23 May 2007 17:35:02 -0400
>>>>>>> From:     Harlan Onsrud <onsrud at spatial.maine.edu>
>>>>>>> To:     cholmes at openplans.org
>>>>>>> Dear Chris,
>>>>>>> GSDI 10 will be held in Trinidad 25-29 February 2008. See
>>>>>>> http://gsdi.org/gsdi10
>>>>>>> We are once again inviting proposals for the presentation of
>>>>>>> workshops
>>>>>>> on the first day of the conference. See
>>>>>>> http://gsdi.org/gsdi10/workshops.html
>>>>>>> Workshops this time will be offered under a slightly different
>>>>>>> arrangement that we hope will attract strong attendance. We are
>>>>>>> requesting workshop proposals by the end of this month so that
>>>>>>> people
>>>>>>> registering for the conference will be able to sign up for specific
>>>>>>> workshops in advance. In this manner instructors will know the
>>>>>>> number of
>>>>>>> people attending their workshops and have the contact
>>>>>>> information for
>>>>>>> their participants in advance.
>>>>>>> We highly encourage you to submit a workshop proposal. For
>>>>>>> reference,
>>>>>>> the description of the workshop you presented in Santiago in
>>>>>>> 2006 may be
>>>>>>> found at http://www.gsdi.org/gsdiconf/gsdi9/english/
>>>>>>> 09_Act_Work_Sched.htm.
>>>>>>> Submit your proposal on or before 1 June 2007 to onsrud at gsdi.org
>>>>>>> with a
>>>>>>> copy to astevens at gsdi.org. If you submit, you should have a
>>>>>>> decision by
>>>>>>> the evaluation committee in early June.
>>>>>>> We look forward to hearing from you.
>>>>>>> *The GSDI 10 Local and Regional Organizing Committee*
>>>>>>> _Co-Chairs:_
>>>>>>> *Jacob Opadeyi*, Centre for GeoSpatial Studies, The University
>>>>>>> of the
>>>>>>> West Indies, Trinidad
>>>>>>> *Bheshem Ramlal*, Department of Surveying and Land Information, The
>>>>>>> University of the West Indies, Trinidad
>>>>>>> _Committee Members:*
>>>>>>> *_*Carol Ann Albury*, National GIS Coordinator, Office of the Prime
>>>>>>> Minister, Bahamas
>>>>>>> *Cecille Blake*, National GIS Coordinator, Ministry of
>>>>>>> Agriculture and
>>>>>>> Lands, Jamaica
>>>>>>> *Santiago Borrero*, Secretary General, Pan American Institute of
>>>>>>> Geography and History
>>>>>>> *Tatiana Delgado Fernandez*, National Commission of the SDI of the
>>>>>>> Republic of Cuba
>>>>>>> *Desmond Dougall*, GISCAD, Trinidad
>>>>>>> *Tyrone Leong*, Director of Surveys, Surveying and Mapping
>>>>>>> Division,
>>>>>>> Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources, Trinidad
>>>>>>> *Adolphus Ollivierre*, Lands and Surveys Department, St. Vincent
>>>>>>> and the
>>>>>>> Grenadines
>>>>>>> *Harold Wall*, GIS Officer, Ministry of Planning and
>>>>>>> Development, Trinidad
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Chris Holmes
>>>>>>> The Open Planning Project
>>>>>>> http://topp.openplans.org
>>>>>>> _______________________________________________
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>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Arnulf Christl
>>>>>> http://www.wheregroup.com
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>>>>> Tyler Mitchell
>>>>> Executive Director
>>>>> Open Source Geospatial Foundation
>>>>> tmitchell at osgeo.org
>>>>> P: +1-250-277-1621
>>>>> M: +1-250-303-1831
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>>>> --
>>>> Chris Holmes
>>>> The Open Planning Project
>>>> http://topp.openplans.org
>>>> <cholmes.vcf>
> -- 
> Salvador Bayarri
> salvador.bayarri at iver.es
> Coordinador del Área de Software Libre - Coordinator of Open-Source GIS
> www.iver.es – www.gvsig.com
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Chris Holmes
The Open Planning Project
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