[Ottawa_users] Meeting with Scott about GIS Day and Software Freedom Day
regie.alam at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 07:16:38 PDT 2013
Adreeta has indicated that she won't be available to do the QGIS
customization presentation/workshop. Any takers to fill that spot?
For the Software Freedom Day event should we have a theme? Something
like manipulating/using Ottawa's Open Data with open source tools?
On Monday, July 22, 2013, Fabien Ancelin wrote:
> 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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