[Marketing] Re: OSGeo at AAG 2010

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Tue Nov 17 18:34:38 EST 2009


Thanks so much for being willing to take that on. I was actually curious
about how many speakers you have so far and if we need to do some last
minute recruiting before the Abstract deadline tomorrow.
Can you list the Speakers on the wiki?


Eric Wolf wrote:
> Alex,
> Go ahead and put me down as "in charge" of the booth.
> Here's the CFP for the FOSS4G session:
> -- CFP begins --
> Call for Papers
> AAG 2010 Organized Session: *Open Source Tools & Standards in GISc Research
> and Education*
> Sponsored by the *Cyberinfrastructure*, *Spatial Analysis and Modeling*,
> and *Geographic Information Science and Systems* Specialty Groups
> Seamless access to and the fusion of disparate geographic information
> sources, geographic and scientific visualizations, and geocomputations have
> been common challenges in scientific research across disciplines. To cope
> with these challenges in GISc research and education, open source platforms
> and tools from research communities (e.g., GRASS, Kepler, GeoTools, uDig,
> PostGIS, pySAL, OpenGeoDa, R-Geo, to name a few) and open GIS standards
> (e.g., OGC WMS, WFS, WCS, GML, KML standards, etc.) are gaining more
> attention in building a scientific research infrastructure and introducing
> more effective teaching tools. This session invites papers on
> state-of-the-art applications of open source tools & standards in GISc
> research, and in particular, welcomes papers on best practices in GISc
> education. Potential topics for this session include, but are not limited
> to:
> * State of the art developments/applications of open source tools &
> standards in GISc research and education
> * Case studies of open source tools & standards implementations: geographic
> information sharing, energy, resource management, climate change, etc.
> * Case studies on the use of open source tools & standards in GISc education
> To present a paper in the session:
> 1. Register and submit your abstract online (http://www.aag
> .org/annualmeetings/).
> 2. Email your presenter identification number (PIN), paper title, and
> abstract to s.jang75 at csuohio.edu and luc.anselin at asu.edu by *October 26,
> 2009*(note the AAG abstract deadline is October 28, 2009)
> Organizer:
> Sung-Gheel Jang (s.jang75 at csuohio.edu)
> Department of Urban Studies, Cleveland State University
> Luc Anselin (luc.anselin at asu.edu)
> Director, GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, Arizona
> State University
> -- CFP ends --
> -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-
> Eric B. Wolf                    New! 720-334-7734
> USGS Geographer
> Center of Excellence in GIScience
> PhD Student
> CU-Boulder - Geography
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 4:14 PM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com>wrote:
>> Eric & Andrew,
>> We talked about it some last year and I know Eric is organizing some
>> FOSS sessions, I'd like to bring up the topic of OSGeo planned presence
>> at the AAG this year.
>> 1. Eric, can we get an update on your sessions. The AAG website is being
>> a tad uncooperative.
>> 2. Would either of you be willing to be in charge of the booth on site.
>> I can help with all the logistics and materials(Exhibition Pack can come
>> from California), but I'm not sure yet if I'm going to the AAG this
>> year. OSGeo is looking at putting money down on the early bird pricing,
>> today I think(We just found out last night).
>> I also recall Andrew mentioning that he though some local shops in DC
>> that use OSGeo might be interested in sponsoring, or maybe even helping
>> with a block of tables.
>> Any more thoughts on that or any other ideas?
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/AAG_2010
>> Thanks,
>> Alex Mandel

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