[OSGeo-UK] Thanks for #osgis

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Thu Jun 24 01:27:55 EDT 2010

Thanks to all of you who came and supported OSGIS. It was excellent to
see you all and very inspiring to listen to various presentations. It
just highlights the breadth of activities happening. We need to build
upon the momentum generated.

We are working to have all recorded presentations made available online
hopefully by next week. 

Jo, will try to move the date from June 22nd for next year's ;-) It
mainly depends on the logistics of getting all the labs as well as
lecture theatres available on the same time.

Thanks again for all of your support and best wishes,


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Subject: [OSGeo-UK] Thanks for #osgis

dear all,

I really enjoyed #osgis - thanks all the organisers at CGS especially

I was sorry to have to miss the workshop with sponsors and organisers  
in different areas that happened today. I would love to hear several  
different perspectives on what happened, posted to this list. I would  
also be fascinated to hear more about re-applying the gvSIG model for  
sustainability to other projects including - especially - OpenStreetmap.

One thread that came up a few times during #osgis wss getting a bigger  
open source profile through AGI events - but explicitly positioning  
this as for business sustainability rather than being shoved into a  
technical corner...

I heard very positive noises from Scottish Government people after  
doing an OSGeo talk at AGI Scotland a couple of months ago. We could  
talk with them about putting on a workshop in Scotland oriented to  
government work, supporting local authority GIS people to attend etc.  
Ask the Welsh Assembly people along.

I was so glad to get the chance to talk properly with Jo Cook and  
think about an OSGeo book for kids. I was introduced to an ex-ESRI  
technical author by Iain McKay at the Scottish Improvement Service.  
One could *attempt* to apply to the Foundation to have a technical  
editor work over a community-patched-together-from-wiki book.

Looking forward to next years (but can we not have it on June 22nd  
every year?)

Jo Walsh

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