Spanish Chapter Report 2008

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Spanish Local Chapter

Key Accomplishments

  • Presenting OSGeo-es at Valencia, Spain, Dec. 2008, at Jornadas gvSIG and at La Habana, Cuba, Feb. 2009, at Informatica 2009.
  • Writing most of the "reglamento"
  • Supporting Libro SIG (the Free GIS Book)
  • Supporting the candidature of Barcelona for FOSS4G2010
  • Shared educational materials on GIS with Free Software.

Areas for Improvement

  • our key initiative (Libro SIG, sharing educational materials) would strongly boost with some sponsoring from interested entities as local governaments or institutions.
  • community support to common initiatives is still under-expressed.

Opportunities to Help

  • list areas that could use some help from members and readers of the report
  • Free GIS Book -> help in editing materials in Latex, revisioning contents, sponsoring.
  • Shared educational material -> help in editing materials in Latex, revisioning contents, sponsoring.

Outlook for 2009

  • spread visibility all over latin countries
  • present our initiatives in more key events
  • creating committees