[Ottawa_users] Meeting with Scott about GIS Day and Software Freedom Day

Fabien Ancelin fabien.ancelin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 19:19:38 PDT 2013

Hello gentlemen and ladies,

Thanks Javed for having a nice table on the patio of F&F tonight! Scott
confirmed the fact that we should be able to use one of the lab in Carleton
University. He will have another meeting with people from Carleton around
mid August. What would help is for all the people presenting to submit an
abstract during the first week of August so that we can help our case. As a
reminder, here are the people that will be presenting so far :

Adreeta,  QGIS Customization
Regie,  Balloon Mapping
Richard,  Open Street Map
Fabien,  PostGIS 2.0
Javed,   Opticks
(As it stands today, presentations will happen between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM)

Regarding Software Freedom Day, if people want to do presentations, they
are welcome. We encourage presentations that will be different from what
will be done during the GIS day.Here are a couple of suggestions that I
would have done before. Feel free to add more to the list.

   - Google Refine, a tool for fast and repeatable data clean-up. (
   - R, the statistical software (http://www.r-project.org/)
   - Open Trip Planner, an Public Transit Trip Planner (
   - PGRouting, the routing library (http://pgrouting.org/)

For example, I hope I can use R to do a principal component analysis using
some data from Ottawa and show a map as an end result to the students. I am
open to do something else based on what people want to get involved in. The
goal is to show our audience how open source tools can empower them. Regie
could also do a talk about the Canopy Tree Project, which is really cool.
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