[OSGeo-UK] Re: UK Digest, Vol 28, Issue 10

saber.razmjooei at lutraconsulting.co.uk saber.razmjooei at lutraconsulting.co.uk
Thu Jul 1 04:43:15 EDT 2010

> 1) People felt that the name "local chapter" was not really appropriate
> for a UK audience, so we're going with OSGeo:UK as the proper title. We
> have permission to create a new logo (within certain limitations) so we
> will discuss that shortly.

What about our logo?


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> From: Joanne Cook <j.cook at oxfordarch.co.uk>
> Subject: [OSGeo-UK] OSGIS 2010 round up
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> Dear All,
> As you're no doubt aware, the 2nd OSGIS event was held at the University
> of Nottingham Centre for Geospatial Sciences, and by all accounts it was a
> big success.
> Thanks to everyone who attended both days, or who presented. Thanks also
> to everyone who attended the 2nd AGM of the UK local chapter. Finally- hi
> to anyone who's new to the list.
> A brief summary of the AGM:

> 2) We have a couple of new people looking to be more deeply involved in
> the chapter- so welcome Matt Walker as our training coordinator and Mike
> Saunt who's going to have a more strategic role. Along with our other
> active members, we have a reasonable committee (which sounds very formal,
> but isn't)- and enough structure to consider setting up as a voluntary
> association. More on that in a later email.
> 3) We discussed the possibility of holding our own workshops, training
> courses, and code sprint-type events, and a number of organisations,
> including the Centre for Geospatial Sciences, have kindly offered their
> premises for this.
> 4) We have had an offer from the Association of Geographic Information
> (AGI) to hold funds for us, rather than worry about our own bank accounts.
> This is something they already do for a number of other small
> organisations, and would be extremely useful. I'm awaiting further
> information on what would be required to set this up.
> 5) Ideally we would like to have some sort of sponsorship of the AGI
> conference, or at the very least a meetup of the chapter. We're looking
> into how best to achieve this.
> 6) There is growing interest in an open source implementation of INSPIRE,
> from a number of different organisations, and OSGeo:UK may be a good place
> to coordinate this- we'll see!
> This is not an exhaustive list- but it's already a long email so I'll send
> some more information out shortly- and feel free to chip in with thoughts
> or comments.
> I should make clear that OSGeo:UK does have a mission statement and
> objectives that align closely with those of OSGeo internationally. We may
> look at changing our objectives as the chapter grows, but our aim is to
> provide a neutral place for both companies and individuals to become
> involved in open source geospatial software. There are likely to be some
> concerns about competition, particularly for small businesses, but I
> sincerely hope this will be a place where profiles get raised, and bigger
> opportunities come along as a result.
> Hopefully the additional interest generated at this year's event will help
> us move the chapter forward. I certainly hope so!
> All the very best
> Jo
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