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If the majority of chapter members wish, the post of official representative will be elected on a periodic basis.
 
If the majority of chapter members wish, the post of official representative will be elected on a periodic basis.
  
== Links to Case Studies ==
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== Organization ==
 
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The intent is to organize as a 501c non profit organization.
Please add any appropriate links here
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* City of Munich move to a completely open source software solution [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Image:Free_softw.pdf (pdf)]
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* Interview with CIO of Oxford Archaeology on the move towards open source [http://searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid39_gci1315258,00.html]
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* Not strictly a Case Study, but a useful discussion on the differences between Open Source Business Models in Europe and the US [http://lmaugustin.typepad.com/lma/2008/09/commercial-open-source-in-europe-verses-the-us.html]
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* Actuate Annual Open Source Survey 2008 shows open source is entering the business mainstream in both Europe and the US [http://www.actuate.com/company/news/press-releases-resources.asp?ArticleId=13847]
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* The British Transport Police are embracing an open source geospatial business model [http://www.geoconnexion.com/uploads/open-source_ukv6i5.pdf (pdf)]
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== Publicly Available Geodata ==
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In progress- please contact the mailing list if you have any legitimate free sources of geospatial data that you would like to include
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[[Public Geodata for the UK]]
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Also check the [http://ckan.net/tag/read/geodata CKAN pages] for geodata sources- mainly global but some UK. The [[Open Knowledge Foundation]] maintains CKAN and is interested in putting more [[Location in CKAN]].
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== Open Source Tools for Ordnance Survey's products ==
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[http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/os_tools_for_os OS Tools]
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== Mailing List ==
 
== Mailing List ==
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=== Upcoming Events ===
 
=== Upcoming Events ===
  
'''22nd June 2009''' [http://www.opensourcegis.org.uk/ Open Source GIS conference]. The local chapter are co-organising this event in conjunction with the University of Nottingham Centre for Geospatial Sciences, which is a great chance to find out what's really happening in open source GIS in the UK. See the website for details and get in touch if you want to be involved.
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'''North American Regional OSGeo/foss4g Conference''' Initial discussion will be focused on organizing a follow on North American regional conference in 2012. We will work to deconflict this event with the OSGeo/foss4g international conference in Beijing as well as the as the annual Geoint conference.
  
 
=== Recent Events ===
 
=== Recent Events ===
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''' MIL-OSS WG3 '''
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''' Geoint 2011 '''
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''' USGIF Tech Days '''
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== People ==
 
== People ==
  
Sign up here to show interest!  Also join the [http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/uk mailing list] so we can be in touch directly.
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Sign up here to show interest!  Also join the [http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/northamerica mailing list] so we can be in touch directly.
  
 
* [[User:mlucas17]]- Mark Lucas - Lets get this moving
 
* [[User:mlucas17]]- Mark Lucas - Lets get this moving

Revision as of 12:51, 31 October 2011

Mission

The primary focus of the North America regional charter will be to organize and run annual North American conferences. It is anticipated that the International OSGeo conference will rotate around the globe and will be combined with the regional conference periodically.

The North America regional conference will also support and collaborate with other like minded organizations for smaller technical and business focused conferences within the region.

Objectives

  • Organize and run an annual North American regional conference
  • Increased focus on open source business models
  • Provide an interface for National, Regional and Local government agencies as they adopt open source solutions
  • Coordinate with local North American chapters for planned events within those localities
  • Support OSGeo board for international events

In addition we will be coordinating closely with other regional organizations:

  • MIL-OSS
  • USGIF
  • OSSI
  • OSFA

Official representative

Mark Lucas Principal Scientist RadiantBlue Technologies Inc.

If the majority of chapter members wish, the post of official representative will be elected on a periodic basis.

Organization

The intent is to organize as a 501c non profit organization.

Mailing List

http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/northamerica

Meetings and Events

Upcoming Events

North American Regional OSGeo/foss4g Conference Initial discussion will be focused on organizing a follow on North American regional conference in 2012. We will work to deconflict this event with the OSGeo/foss4g international conference in Beijing as well as the as the annual Geoint conference.

Recent Events

MIL-OSS WG3 Geoint 2011 USGIF Tech Days


People

Sign up here to show interest! Also join the mailing list so we can be in touch directly.


See Also