AfricaGEO 2014 OSGeo presence organising page
Organise activities around the AfricaGEO 2014 event being held 1-3 July 2014 in Cape Town. See http://www.africageo.org/ for event details.
...such as a | free Unconference covering anything related to FOSS GIS.
Dates and Times
30 June: FOSS GIS Unconference. 09h00 onwards.
Jul 1-3 at the conference: Hang around the 1Map stand or the GISSA stand. There are various FOSS-related talks and sessions too.
FOSS GIS Unconference: NGI Head Office, Mowbray
AfricaGeo: The Cape Town International Conference Center.
more FOSS GIS Unconference details
Bring: your own device
Bring optionally: your own data, GPS, smartphone
Hosts: OSGeo Africa Local Chapter
- Jeff McKenna - OSGeo President and Mapserver guru - Tim Sutton - OSGeo charter member and Mr QGIS South Africa - Gavin Fleming - OSGeo charter member and general FOSS GIS advocate and user - other volunteers
We could do any or all of the below, or whatever you can dream up:
- talks - mini workshops - discussion - mapping - cartography - installing and setting up software - demonstrations
Software: QGIS, PostGIS, MapServer, Geoserver, OpenLayers, STDM, FLOSS SOLA, OSGeo Live and more
Please indicate on this page if you are interested and likely to come, or if you have any ideas for the day.
One great idea suggested already is to talk about / set up / apply the new STDM (Social Tenure Domain Model) that was launched at FIG last week in Malaysia. It is implemented as an Open Source QGIS plugin that uses PostgreSQL 9.2 with PostGIS 2.1.
STDM is a land information tool developed on FOSS that offers a complementary land administration system that is pro-poor, gender-sensitive, affordable and sustainable: http://www.stdm.gltn.net/
Please join the Africa mailing list: http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/africa
FOSS GIS Unconference
update: By 26 June lots of people have replied by email and phone that they are coming. Add your name here and ideas here if you like but it sounds like it's going to be a nice turnout
AfricaGeo FOSS champions
We don't have our own OSGeo stall at the main conference but will hang an OSGeo banner either at the GISSA or 1Map stand.
|#||Participant||Home||Man Booth||Preparation of materials||Other contributions||contact||Notes|
|1||Tim Sutton||Swellendam, South Africa||yes||yes||Not sure what email@example.com||No notes yet|
|2||Tobi Sowole||Lagos, Nigeria||no||yes||Fundingfirstname.lastname@example.org||No notes yet|
|3||Frank Sokolic||Cape Town, South Africa||yes||yes||Funding, email@example.com||No notes yet|
|4||Jeff McKenna||Canada||yes||(my experience with Nottingham is that it is easier for locals to print materials etc.)||workshop||jmckenna(at)osgeo.org||MapServer workshop?|
|3||Hanlie Pretorius||Cape Town, South Africa||no||yes||Poster with myths about FOSS GIS firstname.lastname@example.org||No notes yet|
- **Do I need to be a FOSS GIS guru?** It will help if you know your way around the FOSS GIS stack, but nobody needs to be a guru.
- **Will I earn money for doing this?** In the afterlife maybe, in this one you will probably need to part with some of your hard earned cash to cover conference fees and perhaps chip in for goodies for the stand.
Lets get together for a OSGeo Africa Chapter meetup while we are there!
QGIS Flyers: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42637169/qgis20_brochure_screen.pdf QGIS Poster: https://t.co/OaotY8dHir (needs updating a little)