[Ottawa_users] June OSGeo Ottawa Meet-Up

Regie Alam regie.alam at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 17:21:10 PDT 2018

Hi Jerome,

   Is it that time already?:)

   Unless something else comes up, I will be there.


On Wed, Jun 20, 2018, 8:10 PM Jérôme St-Louis, <jerstlouis at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Fabien will give a short talk about *Esri JavaScript API 4.x -
> Interactions with Open Source technology in the JavaScript world.*
> RSVP for the event on Meetup:
> https://www.meetup.com/OttawaOSGeo/events/249943780
> 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 -- https://foss4g.ca/).
> 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?
> Cheers,
> -Jerome
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