Philippines/Chapter Meeting 2011-12-03

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Meeting info

What happened

  • Presentation of OSGeo - discussed by Venkatesh Raghavan highlighting the history of OSGeo and possible ways and activities OSGeo-PH can do for upcoming year
  • The OSGeo-Live project - presented by Maning Sambale
  • Short presentations about your organization and how you use OSGeo applications.
    • Environmental Science for Social Change - Maning presented the current and previous geospatial research activities of the Institute
    • World Agroforestry Centre - ICRAF and UPLB SESAM - Lawrence and Joan presented QGIS training activities they provide to UPLB Environmental Science students and Agriculture teachers in Northern Luzon
    • Openstreetmap Philippines - Eugen presented an overview of Openstreetmap and activities in the Philippines
    • UP Diliman & Feati - Jessie presented using OSGeo software as used in the Geodetic Engineering department of UP Diliman and 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.