PDX OSGEO Past events
Thanks to all of you who presented, helped organized, or took a shift at the PDX-OSGeo booth at the events!
- Sept. 30 - Oct. 4 (Sun-Thu) URISA GIS-Pro 2012 (PDX)
- Oct. 12 (Fri) Esri Dev Meet Up - Pumping it up in Portland (PDX)
- Oct. 12-14 (Fri-Sun) WhereCampPDX 5 (PDX)
- Oct. 13 (Sat) No Ivy League's No Ivy Day (PDX) (Okay, not geo-related, but seems like a good place for a few GPS units.)
- Oct. 13-14 (Sat-Sun) OpenStreetMap's State of the Map USA 2012 (PDX)
- Oct. 17-19 (Wed-Fri) North American Cartographic Information Society's NACIS 2012 (PDX)
- Nov. 14 (Wed) GIS Day (Olympia, Washington)
- Nov. 14 (Wed) GIS Day Celebration
- Nov. 15 (Thu) Portland Area Water/Wastewater GIS User Group (PDX)
- Nov. 15 (Thu) PAGIS Meeting 3-6pm
- Nov. 21 (Wed) PDX-OSGeo meeting CANCELLED DUE TO HOLIDAY
The annual Open Source GIS Unconference was coordinated in conjunction with GIS In Action. There was an Open Source GIS Smackdown on Tuesday at 10:30am right after the Keynote. In addition to the Unconference, there was additional presentations on Open Source applications through GIS in Action that were well worth checking out.
Social Media - Following the Unconference
- Twitter aggregators - suggested tags: #GIA, #pdxosgeo
- Geoloqi - Log in with your Twitter ID or sign up: Geoloqi site
2011 GIS in Action Notes
- GIS in Action, Tuesday March 29, 2011, 10:30-12:00: GIS Smackdown
- GIS in Action, Tuesday March 29, 2011, 3:30-5:00: Scripting and Beyond
- GIS in Action, Wednesday March 30, 2011, 1:30-3:00: ESRI and Open Source
- GIS in Action, Wednesday March 30, 2011, 3:15-3:24: Update on Japan Crisis Mapping
|Time||Room 328||Room 338|
|10:00am-11:00am||Civic apps, OSM and State / Authoritative data||Routing in Open Source|
|11:00am-noon||Crisis Mapping: RDTN.org||Can Open Source Replace ESRI?|
|1:30pm-2:30pm||State of OR Services and Standards||QGIS Python Extensions|
|2:30pm-3:30pm||Open Street Maps HowTo||Getting started with 'R'|
|3:30pm-4:30pm||Building Minecraft Maps with USGS Data||Integrating OpenLayers with GeoExt|
(preliminary) unconference lessons learned
Some discussion that Fri/Sat is a better day then Thur because more people can attend that are otherwise at work. Worth discussion before next year.
Two rooms was fine for venue was fine
Refreshments were sufficient. Lets see if we can get GIA to donate leftovers again.
Timing was OK once it started; but start time and planning should be tightened up some. Everyone that was going to be there at 9:00 was!
Where are all the notes that people took - please send to the listserv pdxosgis group or plug in here.
Hackathon-Crisis Map session at backspace on Friday averaged between 6-7 people. Lots of education about OSM and Tools. Would have liked to see more people there - maybe same day as main event - could be a 1/2 day tract on un-conference day. It was good to have something to focus on too.
April 1, 2011 April Fools' Hackathon
The Hackathon is OPEN. We're meeting at Backspace from 11am-2p. Submit your ideaz here.
- Crisis Camp Japan
- Documenting and How To's
- For people who don't want to do Hackathon activities, they could help with mapping the (Japan) crisis area for OpenStreetMap. See also, OSM wiki
- I've got a fairly complete open source GIS stack built as an openSUSE Linux appliance. It consists of R plus the R "Spatial" task view plus all of its dependencies (Proj4, Grass, GDAL, PostGIS) plus QGIS. But not all of us run openSUSE Linux - yet ;-). I'd like to see this stack ported to Windows and MacOS X. I can do Ubuntu and Fedora ports myself if anyone's interested, and I can help with the Windows port. The scripts are on Github at  and  if anyone wants to get a head start on this.