[Ottawa_users] Meeting Tonight

Eidsness, Elizabeth eidsnessl at AGR.GC.CA
Thu Nov 20 12:45:54 EST 2008

I wanted very much to attend this month's meeting, but we just bought a
house and the closing day is today.  I doubt very much that I will be
able to come by tonight.

I do want to share with the community a new application that Agriculture
Canada is releasing to the public in the next week or so.  It's based on
OpenLayers and ExtJS which is something I know many are interested in.
Our application is configured from a WMS context document - in our
system, all layers are WMS.  We use TileCache to cache the Mapserver WMS
layers.  We have some voodoo on our proxy server helping us along too.
We have legend support (initially just mapserver mode=legend calls) -
later we intend to release a legend service to handle the WMS legends.
We also have GetFeatureInfo capability.

It's a work in progress - this will be the first of 3 iterations before
the end of March 2009.  We have plans to make it more extensible, and
are actively working on this part of it.

When it goes public, I can let everyone know when it's available to look
at.  At a later meeting, I can talk more about it.  Perhaps another
meeting in early December?


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:ottawa_users-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Philippe
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 12:09 PM
To: Ottawa (Canada) Local Chapter List
Subject: Re: [Ottawa_users] Meeting Tonight

I think I'll make an effort to show up tonight, if other people are
planning on attending.

I like the idea of lighning talks a lot, for what it's worth.


On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 11:56:21AM -0500, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Folks,
> Are we on for a meeting tonight at the usual location?
> Any special event for tonight?  I would like to see one (or
> meetings where we do brief topics by several people.  Basically
> like up to five minute unprepared (or very minimally prepared) talks
>  * an open source project the person is working on...
>  * a project the person is working on, using using some open source 
>  software...
>  * a technical challenge the person is facing, and wondering if there
>    options they should consider.
>  * job openings
>  * contract RFPs
>  * well, really anything with a vague open source bend and some local
>    connection
> Really, I'm interested in getting people to talk a *bit* about what
> are doing, or needing so we have a better sense of who locally is
doing what
> and helping to make connections.
> I'm thinking we should restrict each topic (talk + open discussion) to
> minutes though there can be later unofficial followup in the evening
> course.
> I have lots of topics I could do a bit on.  :-)
> Best regards,
> -- 
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> warmerdam at pobox.com
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