2010 California Chapter Annual Report

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This wiki page has been set-up so we can collect information on chapter activities in 2010 for the OSGeo Annual Report. Please contribute and help Landon get the report put together.

Chapter Events

Member Activities

Landon Blake

  • Continued work on GPX2 module for Geotools.
  • Continued work with volunteer OSGeo Journal Team.

Ragi Burhum

Highlights

  • Started the San Francisco GeoMeetup which has grown into a highly focused geo developer bi-monthly event with 450+ geo devs from various Bay Area big and small companies. The meetings can draw 100+ attendees and have had sponsorship from O'Reilly, SimpleGeo, CBS Interactive, xCubeLabs, Trulia, Eventbrite, etc. Our first meeting was an Introduction GIS and OSGeo by Ragi together with a presentation by Josh Livni from Google. The presentations usually heavily promote OSGeo. Brian has started to give away OSGeo Live DVDs as a prize to the correct answers to his Trivia Section of the GeoMeetup where he asks questions about the presentations - very amusing and highly effective!
  • Wrote and committed ArcObjects driver to GDAL
  • Wrote and committed FileGDB driver to GDAL
  • Brian and I have been working with local companies to create and solve complex practical problems for CA on top of Open Source GIS stacks in the CA government (like Caltrans).

Events

Alex Mandel

  • Continued to host and run builds of OSGeo Live (Versions 3 & 4)
  • California Geographical Society - Presentation on OSGeo Live
  • Helped convert and teach a GIS VBA university programming course to Python, expanding the coverage to ArcPy,GDAL/OGR, and QGIS Plugins
  • Taught a 2 hour workshop on QGIS using OSGeo Live for a Forest Service International Seminar on Climate Change