[OSGeo-UK] RE: OSGeo:UK Meeting - 25 July 2011

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Jul 25 09:53:33 EDT 2011

Hi All,

Please find below summary of today's OSGeo:UK IRC Meeting. Please add/modify as needed.

Best wishes,


OSGeo:UK meeting

Date - 25 July 2011 (Monday)
Time - 13:00-14:00

Casestudies update - Antony Scott

One more casestudy from Aberdeen university received. Anthony in contact with authors for putting it in OSGeo format. Once ready will be put in OSGeo:UK site and Anthony to send email in the list. Also Anthony's article to be published in GIS Professional is a good example of casestudies being promoted widely through industry publications. If we receive good case studies, we will encourage authors to submit for publications.

Events update - All

Addy couldn't join today's meeting but send info on events. Addy running a workshop at the Institute of Web managers on how to improve campus maps. He will be demoing several tools and making use of OpenLayers, QGIS and GDAL so giving a bit more exposure of open geo tools.

Saber ran a free workshop with parishes in Wiltshire using QGIS and Open Data (July 12th)

Anthony having some conversations with Ordnance Survey about an open source GIS event for Housing Associations

Abi attending Open Source, Geo & Health Workshop on 9 August, Edinburgh

Planning informal meeting at AGI 2011 like last year

Barry going to the R User conference in Warwick in a few weeks

Barry organising GISRUK 2012 in Lancaster. All to support Barry's effort for strong Open Source GI theme at GISRUK 2012

Research and academic activities update - Suchith Anand

Suchith updated about the ELOGeo repository now activated at http://elogeo.nottingham.ac.uk/

key aim is to have as many high quality training materials for all to use. Welcome teaching materials contribution from all. Over time more universities will start teaching OS GIS and having the training materials is very important first step, as when high quality training materials are available, staff in many universities will be able to teach them

OSGIS 2011 update - Suchith Anand

Video webcasts of OSGIS available at http://cgs.nottingham.ac.uk/~osgis11/os_call_info.html

Next meeting time:

September 5th (Mon) 13:00 - 14:00 (due to bank holiday on last Monday in August)

From: uk-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:uk-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Suchith Anand
Sent: 25 July 2011 11:16
To: uk at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: [OSGeo-UK] OSGeo:UK Meeting - 25 July 2011

Hi All,

Quick reminder of today's OSGeo:UK IRC meeting (following the usual last Monday of the month schedule).

Date - 25 July 2011 (Monday)
Time - 13:00-14:00

IRC meeting:

1) Login at http://webchat.freenode.net/
2) Join the #osgeo-uk channel

Looking  forward to see many of you there.

Best wishes,


Dr Suchith Anand
Centre for Geospatial Science
The Nottingham Geospatial Building
University of Nottingham  NG7 2 TU
Tel: (0)115 82 32750

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