Philippines/Chapter Meeting 2011-12-03

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Meeting info


  • Presentation of OSGeo
  • The OSGeo-Live project
  • Trip report from FOSS4G 2011 Tokyo/Osaka
  • Short presentations about your organization and how you use OSGeo applications.
    • ESSC
    • World Agroforestry Centre - IRRI
    • Openstreetmap Philippines
    • UP Diliman & Feati
  • Brainstorming of ideas for the OSGeo-PH local chapter

Who attended

  1. Maning Sambale - Environmental Science for Social Change
  2. Nicolas Bozon (via skype) - OSGeo France
  3. Venkatesh Raghavan (via skype) - OSGeo International and Japan
  4. Lawrence Ramos - World Agroforestry Centre - ICRAF
  5. Jessie Linn Ablao - University of the Philippines Diliman - GE Dept.
  6. Eugene Alvin Villar - Openstreetmap Philippines
  7. Joan Pauline P. Talubo - University of the Philippines Los Baños - School of Environmental Science and Management
  8. Rally de Leon - Openstreetmap Philippines


Rough notes

  • Need more meetings with other GIS practitioners
  • Possible groups we can promote OSGeo:
    • Geodetic Engineering of the Philippines (jessie will initiate contact)
    • Regional Development Councils
    • group will prepare a standard slidedeck as presentation material
  • More training materials needed
  • Close project tie-ups with OSM-PH
  • Need a better understanding on using open source in the business sector (maybe the next meeting can be a presentation on business use cases of OSGeo)
  • Invite more people in meetings before formulating an OSGeo-PH plan and future organizational directions.
  • Use the osgeo-ph mailinglist for answering specific GIS questions. Encourage non-english language.