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

Chris Holmes cholmes at openplans.org
Fri May 25 15:12:54 EDT 2007

Ok, I'm off to a conference tomorrow and there until the 1st, so I don't 
have time to make a proposal.  Could someone take the lead on that?  I 
imagine the best thing to do would be to keep it pretty vague.  You're 
welcome to use the one from last year as inspiration: 
(search for 'Getting Started with Open Source Software for SDI's')

Though in retrospect that probably should have been more vague, since we 
ended up doing gvSig instead of uDig.


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
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>> Chris Holmes
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