Annual General Meeting 2007

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Venue / Timing


  • If you are presenting during this event, please be sure to touch on each of these objectives:
    • Update the community
    • Discuss issues and ideas
    • Present clear opportunities for community to be involved


This will be a 90 minute session, roughly scheduled as follows. Meeting will be moderated by Tyler Mitchell. Contact him for more info or to inquire about being added to the agenda.

Duration Topic
10 State of OSGeo
20 Local Chapter Reports
15 Committee Reports
30 Software Project Reports
15 Open Q&A floor / Debate / Panel
---------> We can run a little late, then run to the Welcome Reception at Sticky Wicket Pub (6:00pm-10:00pm) (map)

State of OSGeo

  • Frank Warmerdam, OSGeo President
  • Tyler Mitchell, OSGeo Executive Director
    • Current state, financial report, future direction/approach, membership report
    • Goals for 2007/08, priorities, funding plans

Local Chapter Reports

  1. Austraila/New Zealand: Tim Bowden
  2. Francophone: Yves Jacolin
  3. Italian: Massimiliano Cannata
  4. Ottawa: Scott Mitchell
  5. Spanish: Lorenzo Becchi, Jorge Sanz
  6. Taiwan: Sander Borghuis
  7. United Kingdom: Jo Cook
  8. GAV: new proposed name OSGeo DACH, the German language embassy: Arnulf Christl

Committee Reports

  1. Conference: Jeff McKenna
  2. Education: Charlie Schweik
  3. Journal: Tyler Mitchell
  4. Public GeoData: Jo Walsh

Software Project Reports

  1. GDAL/OGR - Frank Warmerdam
  2. GRASS - Helena Mitasova
  3. GeoNetwork opensource - Jeroen Ticheler
  4. GeoTools - Jody Garnett
  5. MapServer - Daniel Morissette
  6. OSSIM - Mark Lucas
  7. OpenLayers - Chris Schmidt and Erik Uzureau
  8. MapGuide Open Source - Bob Bray
  9. Mapbender - Arnulf Christl

Open Discussion / Panel / Closing

This will be for some open discussion on various topics. There will be time for questions/discussion from the floor but time is going to be tight so discussion needs to be focused.

  1. Membership ideas and status
  2. Fundraising goals and methods
  3. Conference direction, naming, maintaining consistency
  4. OSGeo & standards