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== Calgary ==
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== '''GETTING STARTED''' ==
Free and open source GIS software has experienced rapid growth over the past few years, including web mapping applications, spatial database software and desktop GIS. Talking to colleagues has inspired us to see if there is potential to establish an interest group in Alberta where people can learn about open source GIS software (products, licenses, legal issues etc.) and exchange their experiences using it. Hence, we are planning to hold an open meeting that should help to establish an Alberta-Calgary based interest group sometime in April/May 2010.
 
  
* '''When?'''  
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'''Monthly meetups''' are first Wednesday of every month - '''now ONLINE ONLY''' - and found at [https://www.meetup.com/OSGeo-Alberta-Chapter/ '''Meetup.com/OSGeo-Alberta-Chapter''']
** Thursday *29th April 2010*
 
** from 6pm; at max until 8pm
 
  
* '''Where?''' [[File:CampusUofC.png|thumb|right]]
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'''Learn about Open Source Geospatial Foundation''' at [https://www.osgeo.org/ OSGeo.org]
** Main campus of the University of Calgary, Science B Room 105
 
** for a map, see: http://www.ucalgary.ca/map/node/131/?Room=105&Building=SB (see also the image below)
 
** you can take the North-West C-Train to the university and exit at the University Station, which is east of the campus
 
  
* '''Possible Agenda''':
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'''Join the Alberta Chapter Mailing List:''' http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/alberta
** What is the OSGeo?
 
** Get to know each other.
 
** Define the purpose of the group.
 
** Pizza? Beer?
 
  
* For point (iii) it would be helpful if you could think about the following questions:
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'''Join us on the [https://thespatialcommunity.slack.com/archives/CRBQLANH3 #osgeo-alberta] channel on [https://thespatialcommunity.org/ The Spatial Community] Workspace on Slack.
** Why are you coming?
 
** What would you expect from such a group?
 
** What do you not want the group to be?
 
** What is your experience with free and open source GIS?
 
  
If you have suggestions or comments or anything else, please write us:
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'''Add yourself as a member here [[OSGeo Alberta Members]]''' after requesting your wiki credentials https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Special:RequestAccount
* Stefan Steiniger - ssteinig[-at-]ucalgary.ca - (Geography Dept., UofC)
 
* Andrew Hunter - ahunter[-at-]ucalgary.ca - (Geomatics Dept., UofC)
 
  
April 26th, 2010
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== Chapter Objectives (Points of Interest and Objectives noted as meetings progress) ==
  
PS: It may be worthwhile to establish an email group next?
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'''Connect the Community in Building Tools'''
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* Lightning Talk style meetups with several builders/speakers per event
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* Project Pitch/Workshops where folks can bring their problems to the group for discussion or just show how they've accomplished certain things to elicit better/best practices or new approaches
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'''Connect the Community in Learning Tools'''
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*Evangelizing OSGeo projects and applications
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*Project Overview sessions
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*Workshop sessions ( install app, shared learning )
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'''Setup the Chapter for Ongoing Success'''
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This has not been discussed since the December 2019 meeting.  Most recent attendees have encouraged a very informal environment.
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*Develop a chapter leadership structure
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*Review Chapter best practice / Touch base with other chapters
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*Leverage Lessons Learned
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'''Contribute to OSGeo Projects'''
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*Execute Code-Sprints culminating in pull requests
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**Please reach out if you are interested in championing specific projects
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'''Create Resources for Ongoing Use'''
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*'''Open Source Geospatial Community Stakeholders Directory'''
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**Scott McHale would like to get feedback on creating a directory here of people and organizations with contributions to, and needs of, the geospatial community.  The intent is to connect presenters with learners and users with creators.
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*'''Open Data'''
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**Develop a well-understood, well-curated repository of open data sources ( not a one-time list of links thrown on a page )
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== Members ==
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* see the page [[OSGeo Alberta Members]] (feel free to add yourself - after creating a wiki login - https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Special:RequestAccount)
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== Projects ==
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'''Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre'''
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*'''Members:''' Yui, Nabila, Tomas, Armando, Tanya
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*'''Link to Project:''' TBD
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*'''Current Status:'''
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** Bob and Ricardo presented for the KOAC at our November meetup, showed maps and talked about their requirements and aspirations for the project
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*** Allow visitors to "self-tour" the sculptures using handhelds with contextual information provided as needed and links for users to the center's webpages
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** Yui and Nabila met seperately to discuss their approach and did some technology investigations
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** Nabila led a meeting with KOAC's Bob and Ricardo (https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/2021.11.12_KOAC_Project#DRAFT_MINUTES_in_progress_Kiyooka_Ohe_Arts_Centre_Project_Meeting_.28_will_be_confirmed_by_attendees_.29)
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** Project will likely begin in earnest in December given current volunteer priorities
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'''Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area'''
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*'''Members:''' Stefan, Shubhreet
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*'''Link to Project:'''TBD
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*'''Current Status:'''
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** Stefan and Shubrheet have had an initial meeting with ASSCA's Greg Shyba
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== Communications ==
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* Our '''email list''' is active and monitored. Please see http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/alberta .
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* '''SLACK''': Everyone is welcome to join us on the #osgeo-alberta channel of The Spatial Community Slack workspace. Information about joining The Spatial Community can be found here: https://thespatialcommunity.org/
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* Adding to '''Wiki''': Request a Wiki account here - https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Special:RequestAccount
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* Meetup.com: All of our Meetups will be administered through meetup.com for the time being.  Join Alberta Chapter group here: https://www.meetup.com/OSGeo-Open-Source-Geospatial-Consortium-Alberta-Chapter/
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== Chapter Meetings ==
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'''Monthly Meetups''' are held the first Wednesday of each month at [https://www.assemblycs.com/ Assembly Coworking Space] from 6pm to 8pm. '''(CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY)'''
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*Our meetings are online using Jitsi Meet at this link: https://meet.jit.si/OSGeoAlbertaChapterMonthlyMeetup
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**Join by phone: 647.243.6108 | Meeting ID 2203355915
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*Meetups are posted to Meetup.com as well: https://www.meetup.com/OSGeo-Alberta-Chapter/
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'''Past Meetings and the Next Agenda''': [[Alberta Chapter/Meetings]]
  
 
== Edmonton ==
 
== Edmonton ==
* no info yet, but add your name below if you are interested
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* We are looking to hold events in Edmonton and the Calgary-based organizers are willing to travel to host an event, if needed.  Help in identifying Edmonton ( and surrounding area ) speakers, sponsors, and venues would great.
  
 
== Other Places in Alberta ==
 
== Other Places in Alberta ==
* no info yet, but add your name below if you are interested
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C'mon, Lethbridge!  You're the remote sensing capital of Canada!
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== Other Geospatial Groups of Interest ==
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* '''Alberta Geomatics Group''' - https://www.albertageomaticsgroup.ca
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
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* Our email list: http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/alberta
 
* Neighbours in the [[British Columbia Chapter]] - mainly Vancouver, Victoria, but also a few folk in the interior/north.  Some may be interested in co-hosting meetings, etc.
 
* Neighbours in the [[British Columbia Chapter]] - mainly Vancouver, Victoria, but also a few folk in the interior/north.  Some may be interested in co-hosting meetings, etc.
 
* [[Canada]] page giving a good national view
 
* [[Canada]] page giving a good national view
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== Resources ==
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see the same section in [[Calgary IG]] on GIS software and Alberta GeoData
  
 
[[Category: Local Chapters]]
 
[[Category: Local Chapters]]
 
[[Category: Canada]]
 
[[Category: Canada]]

Latest revision as of 16:06, 1 December 2021

GETTING STARTED

Monthly meetups are first Wednesday of every month - now ONLINE ONLY - and found at Meetup.com/OSGeo-Alberta-Chapter

Learn about Open Source Geospatial Foundation at OSGeo.org

Join the Alberta Chapter Mailing List: http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/alberta

Join us on the #osgeo-alberta channel on The Spatial Community Workspace on Slack.

Add yourself as a member here OSGeo Alberta Members after requesting your wiki credentials https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Special:RequestAccount

Chapter Objectives (Points of Interest and Objectives noted as meetings progress)

Connect the Community in Building Tools

  • Lightning Talk style meetups with several builders/speakers per event
  • Project Pitch/Workshops where folks can bring their problems to the group for discussion or just show how they've accomplished certain things to elicit better/best practices or new approaches


Connect the Community in Learning Tools

  • Evangelizing OSGeo projects and applications
  • Project Overview sessions
  • Workshop sessions ( install app, shared learning )

Setup the Chapter for Ongoing Success

This has not been discussed since the December 2019 meeting. Most recent attendees have encouraged a very informal environment.

  • Develop a chapter leadership structure
  • Review Chapter best practice / Touch base with other chapters
  • Leverage Lessons Learned

Contribute to OSGeo Projects

  • Execute Code-Sprints culminating in pull requests
    • Please reach out if you are interested in championing specific projects

Create Resources for Ongoing Use

  • Open Source Geospatial Community Stakeholders Directory
    • Scott McHale would like to get feedback on creating a directory here of people and organizations with contributions to, and needs of, the geospatial community. The intent is to connect presenters with learners and users with creators.
  • Open Data
    • Develop a well-understood, well-curated repository of open data sources ( not a one-time list of links thrown on a page )

Members


Projects

Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre

  • Members: Yui, Nabila, Tomas, Armando, Tanya
  • Link to Project: TBD
  • Current Status:
    • Bob and Ricardo presented for the KOAC at our November meetup, showed maps and talked about their requirements and aspirations for the project
      • Allow visitors to "self-tour" the sculptures using handhelds with contextual information provided as needed and links for users to the center's webpages


Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area

  • Members: Stefan, Shubhreet
  • Link to Project:TBD
  • Current Status:
    • Stefan and Shubrheet have had an initial meeting with ASSCA's Greg Shyba

Communications

Chapter Meetings

Monthly Meetups are held the first Wednesday of each month at Assembly Coworking Space from 6pm to 8pm. (CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY)

Past Meetings and the Next Agenda: Alberta Chapter/Meetings

Edmonton

  • We are looking to hold events in Edmonton and the Calgary-based organizers are willing to travel to host an event, if needed. Help in identifying Edmonton ( and surrounding area ) speakers, sponsors, and venues would great.

Other Places in Alberta

C'mon, Lethbridge! You're the remote sensing capital of Canada!

Other Geospatial Groups of Interest

See Also

Resources

see the same section in Calgary IG on GIS software and Alberta GeoData