Philadephia Local Chapter
The Philadelphia chapter of OSGeo is based on the user group around metropolitan Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia chapter is a proposed chapter of OSGeo, seeking out a critical mass of users prior to formal Chapter incorporation.
Started: November, 2008 at Chapter House coffee shop.
- Advocate for the use of Open Source GIS at regional and state levels
- Help act as a breeding ground for new projects
- Serve as starting point/meetup resource for geospatial software discussions.
Near Term Goals
Set up mailing list IRC room, meeting time
- Identify mailing list audience and get to them
- Come up with list of goals for group? Maybe a basic context for user list (list of topics/guidelines).
Initial User Base
Software User Groups:
- http://phillyjug.jsync.com/ - Java UG
- http://www.phillyalt.net/ - .NET UP
- http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/PhillyPug/ - Python UG
- http://phflex.org/ - Flex UG
- http://philadelphia.pm.org/ - Pearlmongers
- http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/pearstalk/ - Php UG
- http://ubuntupennsylvania.org/ - Ubuntu UG
Other OS Users:
Other Professional Organizations:
- Urban Planning
- Open Data
- Facebook page?
- #osgeo-phl (irc://irc.freenode.net/osgeo-phl)
- Michael McLarnon: mmclar [at] gmail [dot] com
- David Zwarg