[Ottawa_users] - Call for Abstracts

Javed Syed motivism at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 23 09:20:23 PDT 2013

Bonjour Fabien,
I will send you the  "Application of Turning Data into Wealth (TDW) FOSS GeoStack for Mineral Explorations" (Software Freedom Day 15 Sep 13)  and "Optics (GIS Day ?? Nov 13) " Abstract by Friday 26 Jul 13.
I would also like to be the Moderator for the Technical Sessions.
Take Care/Prend Soin
Javed TDW Syed
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:19:38 -0400
From: fabien.ancelin at gmail.com
To: ottawa_users at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: [Ottawa_users] Meeting with Scott about GIS Day and Software	Freedom Day

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. (http://code.google.com/p/google-refine/)

R, the statistical software (http://www.r-project.org/)
Open Trip Planner, an Public Transit Trip Planner (https://github.com/openplans/OpenTripPlanner/wiki)

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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