PDX OSGEO 20120222 Meeting

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PDX-OSGEO meeting
2/22/2012 6-7:30
Location: Collective Agency, 322 NW 6th Avenue, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97209; Beer at nearby pub to follow, probably Pints
  • Buzz "200" when you arrive. The phone rings once or twice, then you'll be buzzed up. Elevator access available. Indoor bike parking available upstairs.



  • Rob, Edwin, Tanya, Eli, Rafa, Matt, Scott, Tim, Jeremy, Jeff, Andrwew

Regular meeting business

(e.g., Upcoming GIS events/conferences, next meeting presenters or topics, discussions, updates, etc.)

  • Gift for OpenSourcery. If you were able to enjoy our old meeting space with them consider bringing a contribution of $5 or more.
    • Soft Cities midnight commander blanket - contribute funds. Sign card too


  • UTFGrid support for openlayers (Matt)
    • ascii art mapped to data dictionary
    • all in browser, avoids going to server
    • Adding this new to OpenLayers (was in some others modest [maps, leaflet] already)
    • New OpenLayers Layer and Control (UTFGrid) - similar to tiles - x/y/z
    • ascii art and corresponding data dictionary are all in json file, can have multiples
  • Spatial surveys on the windows tablet (Tim/Ryan)
    • Notes in italic here

More regular meeting business

  • GIS in Action conference talk proposals. Give your talk or let's brainstorm for them. Do we want to do an unconference day?
    • Karsten not able to present due to schedule uncertainty
    • Give time slot back, change title from ESRI+Open Source, Dean ORTools...

Remaining schedule (every fourth Wednesday)


  • Minutes are throughout the agenda as italic