[Ottawa_users] June OSGeo Ottawa Meet-Up
jerstlouis at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 17:10:14 PDT 2018
Dear OSGeo Ottawa community,
Please join us tomorrow (Thursday, June 21st) for our monthly meetup at
the Fox & Feather on Elgin around 7:00 PM.
RSVP for the event on Meetup:
Fabien will also briefly talk to us about the GDAL Barn Raising
fundraising which is happening ( http://gdalbarn.com ).
This is addressing some interesting challenges currently faced by users
and of GDAL, PROJ and libgeotiff:
* The dreaded ad hoc CSV databases in PROJ_LIB and GDAL_DATA are
frustrating for users, pose challenges for developers, and impede
interoperability of definitions.
* GDAL and PROJ are missing OGC WKT2 support.
* PROJ 5.0+ no longer requires datum transformation pivots through
WGS84, which can introduce errors of up to 2m, but the rest of the
tools do not take advantage of it.
Also I would like to discuss a quick update on FOSS4G 2018 in Tanzania
(I will be presenting about the Unified Map Service; anyone else is
heading over? That's at the end of August.) and FOSS4G 2020 (Jeff
McKenna and his team are putting up a bid to host it in Halifax --
Hoping to see many of you tomorrow despite (or maybe because of) the
nice summer weather.
Seems like it will be sunny tomorrow evening so maybe we could hang out
on the terrace?
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