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== Introduction ==
 
== Introduction ==
A local region based chapter of OSGeo on the west coast of the United States. California is home to Silicon Valley, some of the top Public Research/Teaching Universities and some very large industries.
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The California Chapter is a regional chapter of OSGeo on the west coast of the United States. California is home to Silicon Valley, some of the top public research/teaching universities and some very large industries. You can learn more about the [[California Chapter Mission and Objectives]].
 
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=== Mission ===
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(Proposed)
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To promote the use and development of open source geospatial software in California.
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=== Objectives & Goals ===
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* Influence Professional Groups
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** Give Presentations to groups with an interest in Open Geospatial and/or [http://www.osgeo.org/geodata| Public Geodata] (see list of [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/California_Chapter:_Outreach_Speakers available speakers])
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** Demonstrate diplomacy and interoperability of the OSGeo stack with other solutions(Free or Not) through our activities.
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** Represent OSGeo via booths, literature and presentations at academic and professional conferences in the Western US
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* Development of OSGeo
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** Maintain of list of local groups and events throughout California
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*Promote Access to California Geodata
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** Annual Award to the agency or institution in California that best exemplifies OSGeo's stance on [http://www.osgeo.org/geodata| Public Geodata]
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** Work with the [http://www.osgeo.org/geodata| Public Geodata Project] to Generate a catalog of catalogs, search tools, and metadata harvesters to better enable public access to Geodata.http://www.osgeo.org/geodata
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** Promote use of [http://www.osgeo.org/geodata| Public Geodata] Catalogs
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== Events ==
 
== Events ==
We have an [[California/Exhibition Pack|California Chapter Exhibition Pack]], see the page for details if you want to use it.
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The California Chapter maintains a presence at geospatial conferences and events around the West Coast of the United States. It also organizes its own events, including an annual meeting.
  
=== Budget ===
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You can learn more on the [[California Chapter Events Page]].
Based on our fund raising efforts we will determine what our [[California/Budget| Budget]] will allow use to do.
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The goal for '''2009''' is '''$1500'''..
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For 2010 the new focus is on getting several new sponsors for OSGeo in general which would create additional funds for support of chapter activities.
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=== Future/Confirmed ===
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=== Proposed ===
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* [[OSGeo California Chapter Hack-A-Thon 2011]] - June? similar to CUGOS "Spring Fling"?
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* [[Where 2.0 2011]] April 19-21, 2011, Santa Clara Hyatt
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* [[Cartography Sprint]] -TBD
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=== Past ===
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(Reverse Date Order, Most recent 1st)
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* California Invasive Plant Society annual meeting Jul11 - LiveDVD
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* FLUXNET and Remote Sensing Open-Workshop June11 - provided LiveDVD to interested participants
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* San Francisco GeoMeetup - 2011 monthly/recurrent
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* [[AAG 2011]] April 12-16 Seattle
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* [[CGS 2011]] April 29-May 1st, Bishop, CA
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* Missed -[[ACM SIGSPATIAL 2010]] - Nov 2-5, San Jose ([http://acmgis2010.cs.ucsb.edu Conference Website])
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* Missed -[[AGU 2010]] Dec, SF - It's always in California
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* Missed -[[GTC WEST 2010]] Cal chapter involvement proposed. May 11-12, Sacramento
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* [[CGS 2010]] May 1, Fullerton
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* [[AAG 2010]] April 2010, Washington, D.C.
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* [[Where_20_2010 | Where 2.0]]
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* [[SCALE 2010]] Feb 19-21, Los Angeles
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* [[AGU 2009]] December 14-18 - SF - It's always in California
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* [[GIS Day 2009]] November - Worldwide Local events (Berkeley, Davis, ?)
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* [[NACIS 2009]] October 7- 10 - Sacramento : We gave a 50 minute team demo on 4 OSGeo applications.
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* [[OSCON 2009]] July 20-24, San Jose, CA - State of OSGeo "Lightening Talk" was a hit!
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* [[Where 2.0 2009]] May 20-21 - San Jose, CA- Paul Ramsey will join us.
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* [[USGS Open House 2009]] May 16-17 - Menlo Park, we we're invited at [[CalGIS]]
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* [[CGS 2009]] May 2 - Santa Ynez - Always in California, small cheap, outreach to grade schools and non-profits.
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* [[CalGIS 2009]] April 7-9 Sacramento - Booth was too expensive($800 for booth), Berkeley GIF Lab talked about QGIS
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* [[AAG 2009]] (Mar) - Las Vegas
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* [[California/InauguralMeeting|Inaugural Meeting]] (Feb) of California Chapter
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* [[AGU 2008]] - Open Source Session at American Geophysical Union; San Francisco, CA
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* GIS Day 2008 - UC Berkeley GIF Lab, US EPA Region IX
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* [[OSBootCamp OSBootCamp 2008]] - Open Source day at UC Berkeley
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* [[CGS 2008]] - Booth at the Calfornia Geographical Society meeting in Chico.
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* [[4H Workshop]] - [[User:bwoodall|Bill]] will be running a workshop at UC Davis for 4H high schoolers on GPS/GIS
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=== Missed Opportunities that might reoccur===
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* [[OSCON 2010]] - Cal chapter involvement proposed. July?, Portland
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* UCSB Vendor Fair, May 2011, Santa Barbara
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* [[OpenSourceWorld 2009]] August, SF
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* [[APCG 2009]] Sept 30 - Oct 3 - San Diego
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* [[ACM GIS 2009]] November 4-6 - Seattle (pass it to [[cugos]], speaking opportunities)
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== Membership ==
 
== Membership ==
To be a member of the Chapter you simply need to state that by adding yourself to the list below.
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To be a member of the Chapter you simply need to state that by adding yourself to our [[California Chapter Membership Page]]. You should also subscribe to our [http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/california mailing list].
  
=== Meetings ===
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== Marketing and Outreach ==
Meetings will be held annually at minimum and as needed in between.
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You can learn more about the California Chapter [[California Chapter Marketing]] marketing and outreach efforts, which include our Open Geospatial Data Award and our list of Outreach Speakers.
  
== 2010:  ==
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== Links ==
  
=== March meeting  ===
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Please visit our [[California Chapter Links Page]] for a list of California links related to GIS and open source software.
 
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*What:
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OSGeo informal social. Anyone interested in geo is invited! Let's get together and:
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#Meet face to face and do some geo talk
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#exchange ideas about geo projects you are using / working on / would like to learn about
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#present some topic of interest
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#BBQ, beers.<br>
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#Whatever else you feel like.
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*Where:
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680 Mission st Apt 34T San Francisco, CA 94105&nbsp;[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=680+mission+st,+San+Francisco,+CA&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=&hnear=680+Mission+St,+San+Francisco,+California+94105&z=16 GMaps]  
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*When:
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Saturday March 20th, 2010 11:30AM until 2:00pm (or more?) &nbsp;
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*Phone number in case you get lost:
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(951) 906-1765 (leave msg if nobody answers)
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*Instructions:
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An easy walk from the Montgomery BART. Put your name down below so I can leave it by the door and you have no trouble getting in.  
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*Attending: (write your name down to get a sense of the headcount)
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#Ragi Burhum
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#Landon Blake
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#Brian Hamlin
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#Josh Livni
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#Silas Toms
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#Amit Kharb
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#Alex Mandel
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#Michele Tobias
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#Lokesh Bali
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#Tim Caro-Bruce
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=== Members  ===
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Name(IRC/Chat Handle) - Short Description
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*[[User:Cwhitney|Chris Whitney (Cwhitney)]] - UC San Diego / NASA ISS EarthKAM
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*[[User:SunburnedSurveyor|Landon Blake(Sunburned Surveyor)]]
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*[[User:Hollander|Allan Hollander ]]
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*[[User:Cgs bob|Bob Moskovitz (cgs_bob)]]
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*[[User:Wildintellect|Alex Mandel (Wildintellect)]] - UC Davis
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*[[User:Dmbianco|David Bianco]] - US Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles
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*[[User:Mdhancher|Matt Hancher]] - NASA Ames Research Center - interested in Bay Area local activities
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*[[User:Jlivni|Josh Livni (jlivni)]] Umbrella Consulting (San Francisco)
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*[[User:Bwoodall|Bill Woodall(bwoodall)]] San Diego
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*[[User:StaceyEllis|Stacey Ellis]] - UC Davis
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*[[User:MicheleTobias|Michele Tobias]] - UC Davis
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*[[User:Mtreichler|Mike Treichler]] - UC Davis
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*[[User:TaraAthan|Tara Athan]]
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*[[User:Glennon|Alan Glennon]] - spatial@ucsb
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*[[User:Darkblue b|Brian Hamlin (darkblue_b)]] - Berkeley
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*[[User:J03lar50n|Joe Larson (j03lar50n)]] | CAL FIRE / San Luis Obispo County Fire | Cal Poly - SLO Alumni
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*[[User:TheSteve0|Steve Citron (TheSteve0)]] - Pousty - ICF/Jones&amp;Stokes, San Jose
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*[[User:Osospdb|Paul Bartsch (osospdb)]] | UC Santa Barbara | Cal Poly - SLO Alumni
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*[[User:Rburhum|Ragi Yaser Burhum(rburhum)]] | Self
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*[[User:DylanBeaudette|Dylan Beaudette]] | CA Soil Resource Lab - UC Davis
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*[[User:MPfister|Marc Pfister (drwelby)]] | ENPLAN (Redding)
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*[[User:Lbali|Lokesh Bali]] | Richmond Police
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*[[User:PacificGeodata|Matt Lamborn]] | Pacific Geodata - Napa, CA
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== Fund Raising and Accounts ==
 
== Fund Raising and Accounts ==
 
See the [[California Chapter Fundraising]] page for more information on fundraising, donations, and the financial accounts for the California Chapter.
 
See the [[California Chapter Fundraising]] page for more information on fundraising, donations, and the financial accounts for the California Chapter.
  
== Geodata Access Award ==
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== Mailing List ==
See the [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/California/Geodata_Access_Award Geodata Access Award] page for more information on the annual award the California Chapter gives to a California organization in recognition of efforts to promote the free and open access to California GeoData.
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== Chapter Outreach Speakers ==
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You can find information about California Chapter members that are willing to serve as volunteer speakers at local events on the [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/California/Outreach_Speakers Outreach Speakers] page. This page includes a short biography for each speaker and a list of topics they would be willing to present.
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== Meeting Minutes ==
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Visit [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/California/Meeting_Minutes this wiki page] for more information about California Chapter meeting minutes.
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== Community ==
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=== Mailing List ===
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The main arena for discuss events and ideas in California is the email list, please join.
 
The main arena for discuss events and ideas in California is the email list, please join.
 
[http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/california Mailing List Info Page] (You subscribe to the mailing list at this page.)
 
[http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/california Mailing List Info Page] (You subscribe to the mailing list at this page.)
  
=== Related Groups ===
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== Documentation ==
For a list of local group contact information and events see [[California/Local]]
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*[[2010 California Chapter Annual Report]]
 
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*[[2012 California Chapter Annual Report]]
* Bay Area User Group (Social) [http://baugos.com]
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*[[2014 Fall Chapter Activity Report]]
 
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== California GIS Links ==
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Moved to [[California/GIS]]
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== California Open Source Links ==
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[http://opensource.ca.gov/ California Open Source Working Group]
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= Documentation =
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[[2010 California Chapter Annual Report]]
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[[Category: Local Chapters]]
 
[[Category: Local Chapters]]
 
[[Category: California]]
 
[[Category: California]]

Latest revision as of 16:25, 24 October 2014

Introduction

The California Chapter is a regional chapter of OSGeo on the west coast of the United States. California is home to Silicon Valley, some of the top public research/teaching universities and some very large industries. You can learn more about the California Chapter Mission and Objectives.

Events

The California Chapter maintains a presence at geospatial conferences and events around the West Coast of the United States. It also organizes its own events, including an annual meeting.

You can learn more on the California Chapter Events Page.

Membership

To be a member of the Chapter you simply need to state that by adding yourself to our California Chapter Membership Page. You should also subscribe to our mailing list.

Marketing and Outreach

You can learn more about the California Chapter California Chapter Marketing marketing and outreach efforts, which include our Open Geospatial Data Award and our list of Outreach Speakers.

Links

Please visit our California Chapter Links Page for a list of California links related to GIS and open source software.

Fund Raising and Accounts

See the California Chapter Fundraising page for more information on fundraising, donations, and the financial accounts for the California Chapter.

Mailing List

The main arena for discuss events and ideas in California is the email list, please join. Mailing List Info Page (You subscribe to the mailing list at this page.)

Documentation