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(New page: == United Kingdom Local Chapter Report for 2009 == * Contact name: '''Jo Cook''' Please use '''3rd level headings''' for your main headings: === Key Accomplishments === * 2009 was the y...)
 
 
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* Contact name: '''Jo Cook'''
 
* Contact name: '''Jo Cook'''
  
Please use '''3rd level headings''' for your main headings:
 
 
=== Key Accomplishments ===
 
=== Key Accomplishments ===
 
* 2009 was the year in which the UK Local Chapter was officially recognised.
 
* 2009 was the year in which the UK Local Chapter was officially recognised.
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=== Areas for Improvement ===
 
=== Areas for Improvement ===
 
* We need people to organise small-scale get-togethers such as lunch-time talks all over the country to keep the momentum going, so we don't rely too much on one or two people speaking at national conferences.
 
* We need people to organise small-scale get-togethers such as lunch-time talks all over the country to keep the momentum going, so we don't rely too much on one or two people speaking at national conferences.
* We need advertising and publicity material.
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* We need to set the local chapter up as a voluntary organisation. This gives us the option to have a bank account and raise money for promotion, printing publicity materials and transport to and from events.
 
   
 
   
 
=== Opportunities to Help ===
 
=== Opportunities to Help ===
* Get Involved! Visit our web site and sign up for the mailing list http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/uk. If you think of an event that could benefit from an OSGeo presence then let us know!
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* Get Involved! Visit our web site and sign up for the mailing list http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/uk. If you think of an event that could benefit from an OSGeo presence then let us know.
  
 
=== Outlook for 2010 ===
 
=== Outlook for 2010 ===

Latest revision as of 06:04, 24 January 2010

United Kingdom Local Chapter Report for 2009

  • Contact name: Jo Cook

Key Accomplishments

  • 2009 was the year in which the UK Local Chapter was officially recognised.
  • Membership of our mailing list has grown to 80 members, and we have our own website at http://www.osgeo.org/uk
  • In 2009 we co-organised OSGIS 2009, the UK's first open source GIS conference, with the Centre for Geospatial Sciences at the University of Nottingham. This was a big success that we hope to repeat in 2010.

Areas for Improvement

  • We need people to organise small-scale get-togethers such as lunch-time talks all over the country to keep the momentum going, so we don't rely too much on one or two people speaking at national conferences.
  • We need to set the local chapter up as a voluntary organisation. This gives us the option to have a bank account and raise money for promotion, printing publicity materials and transport to and from events.

Opportunities to Help

Outlook for 2010