[Ottawa_users] SFD & GIS-Day. Deadlines for abstracts

Fabien Ancelin fabien.ancelin at gmail.com
Tue Aug 13 05:20:11 PDT 2013

Hello folks,

You will find below the list of abstracts. Javed and I need to meet next
week in order to decide what are going to be the next steps and if we can
make it happen. Meanwhile, we are considering this event is still on.

We need to know how many people plan to be there. The event would happen on
Sunday September 15th. I would like to have an idea of who would be
interested in it before we put more time effort in it. ("I wont't attend"
is a better info than no answer at all :)

The sooner we know that the better. Indeed, I will most likely have to be
in France the first weeks of September for family reasons, and I won't be
able to put much effort at that point in time. I shall be back just in time
for SFD.


Javed  - Application of TDW FOSS GeoStack for Mineral Exploration

Detection of subsurface Mineral accumulations using Remote Sensing Imagery
(RSI) interpretation had its beginning in Macro/Micro Hydrocarbon seeps,
Mineral Alteration Studies, Structural and Lineament Analysis. Hydrocarbon
seeps are direct indicators of subsurface Petroleum accumulations, Mineral
Alteration studies indicate the source of hydrothermal alteration,
structural and lineament analysis gives the potential for Mineral
accumulation. RSI use is one of the key methods for understanding the
surface and subsurface Mineralization: potential, genesis and quality
without drilling. Remote sensing is an important tool for detecting
subsurface mineralization. The detection process involves the integration
of geospatial data from a variety of format and a numerous sources. Turning
Data into Wealth (TDW) presents a stackable system that allows the:
storage, visualization and analyses of geospatial data. This open source
based software solution integrates an extensible geospatial database,
visualization tools, analysis, and metadata handling tools. This system can
be deployed from a USB stick or within a Virtual Machine environment.
Preliminary case studies involving the detection of hydrocarbon seeps,
Mineral Alteration, Structural and Lineament detection will be discussed.

Javed - Application of TD4W FOSS GeoStack to Banking


TD4W Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) GeoStack demonstrates the
possibility of utilizing a geospatial stack based on FOSS for: Accounting,
Community Currencies Management and Banking.   The TDW Geostack runs on the
Ubuntu operating system and is deployed either on a USB stick or a virtual
machine. The basic geospatial components include a:  database
(PostgreSQL/PostGIS, SpatiaLite), metadata handling (GeoNetwork),
visualization (QGIS, uDIG), analysis (GRASS GIS, Opticks) and Cyclos
(Accounting) tools. Components are chosen based on the component’s maturity
level, capabilities, and high degree of interoperability. TD4W believes
that this combination of properties allow for a Geostack that has an
acceptable level of: usability, ability to do complex analyses, and ability
to import and export different data formats between components as needed.
Interoperability is especially important since a component may not have the
capability to do a specific analysis and it becomes necessary to export the
data into another component for further processing. Case studies involving
Community Currencies and Forensic Accounting will be discussed.

Fabien - Application of Open Trip Planner for Public Transit Routing and
Network Analysis

Launched in 2009 as a collaborative project, Open Trip Planner is today one
of the most advanced trip itinerary planning. Benefiting from the Open Data
Movement that encourage public agencies to release their data, and the wide
adoption of GTFS standard, it is today as easy as 1,2,3 to get a public
transit routing application running. OTP has also grown to integrate public
transit analysis tool and real time information. The presentation will
demonstrate the capabilities of this platform.

Paul  - Abstract Pending

2013/8/7 Fabien Ancelin <fabien.ancelin at gmail.com>

> @Christy *"Always aim for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among
> the stars.". *It doesn't hurt to try :).
> I agree with you, GIS-Day is the top priority. If we have to ask people to
> volunteer their time, energy and experience on only one event, it should be
> GIS-Day. And the organization of this event seem to be pretty well engaged.
> I still think SFD could be cool provided we have a good base of people
> involved in it. I understand it requires an additional amount of time and
> effort from the members of OSGeo Ottawa and in the end, it is our
> motivation as a group that matters. If there isn't enough people
> interested, then it is no longer really an event from the OSGeo Local
> Chapter of Ottawa.
> I will wait and see until tonight to have a clear view of the situation.
> Javed has done a lot of work in terms of spreading the word, so we will see
> if it leads somewhere.
> Cheers
> 2013/8/7 Christy Nieman <cnieman at dmsolutions.ca>
>>  Hi Fabien,
>> This is why I tried to convince you guys were dreaming a little big :)
>> It's all great to think about doing events like this in theory, but in
>> practice it's a lot to expect from a little group like ours.  I would
>> suggest we just try to have a presence at GIS day, and maybe do a little
>> intro to FOSS/FOSS4G workshop in the GIS lab.
>> I'm not sure what my availability is going to be like, but I'll help if I
>> can.
>> Christy
>> On 08/07/2013 09:31 AM, Fabien Ancelin wrote:
>>  Greetings Everyone.
>>  This a friendly reminder that the deadline for the abstracts pertaining
>> to SFD is tonight. We are running really low on presentations right now
>> (only 2 abstracts for SFD) and we need presentations to make that event
>> happen.
>>  If anyone feels up to giving some time and energy for SFD, you have
>> until today, 11:59 PM. Based on the number of people submitting abstracts,
>> we will have an idea of how we will organize this event.
>>  If we don't have more, maybe we will consider focusing on the GIS-Day
>> instead. That will need to be a collective decision.
>>  Cheers,
>> 2013/7/28 Fabien Ancelin <fabien.ancelin at gmail.com>
>>>  Hello folks,
>>>  Time is running fast, and the involvement of the OSGeo Local Chapter
>>> in the Software Freedom Day and GIS Day is becoming more and more imminent.
>>> So I think it is time to set deadlines for abstracts.
>>>    - SFD is in 1 month. In order to make sure we are all ready and
>>>    engaged into that event, I would like to set the deadline for *Wednesday,
>>>    August 7 at 11:59 PM*.
>>>    - GIS-Day is further away in time, but Scott has a meeting related
>>>    to the organization of this event on August 14. Having abstract will help
>>>    him to get us a lab. So I would like to set the deadline to *Monday,
>>>    August 12, 11:59 PM*.
>>> The abstract is something really simple, you will find below the
>>> abstracts Javed sent to me as an example.
>>>  *Javed's Abstract for Optiks :*
>>> *Ball Aerospace developed Opticks in December 2007 as a Free and Open
>>> Source Software (FOSS) project that allows remote sensing TDW Data Analyst
>>> to gain practical knowledge and develop image processing skills in many of
>>> the digital image processing functions. Opticks provides capability in
>>> areas such as: image enhancement, spectral signature processing,
>>> multispectral, hyperspectral and Synthetic Aperture RADAR image analysis.
>>> Optick is an extensible RSI analysis desktop application. The application
>>> and extensions are written in C ++ and licensed under Lesser General Public
>>> License (LGPL). **Opticks is free to use, distribute and modify. The
>>> LGPL license ensures that once you download Opticks, that version always
>>> stays free and open-source. Application of Opticks, as part of TDW FOSS
>>> GeoStack, for Mineral Explorations will be discussed.*
>>> Let me know if you have any issue, comment, or problem with the abstract.
>>>  Regards,
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