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

Javed Syed motivism at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 23 09:39:25 PDT 2013

Bonjour Regie,
I will do up an Abstract for QGIS as a component of  TDW FOSS GeoStack.Let's talk about the Theme this coming Thursday 25 Jul 13 at F&F.
Take Care
Javed TDW Syed

Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:16:38 -0400
From: regie.alam at gmail.com
To: ottawa_users at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [Ottawa_users] Meeting with Scott about GIS Day and Software Freedom Day

Hello guys,
    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. (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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