Annual Report 2007

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Iataliano Local Chapter

  • Period covered by report: Jan-Dec 2007
  • Contact name: Massimiliano Cannata --Maxi71 11:55, 22 February 2008 (EST)

Key Accomplishments

  • “back office”/administrative management
  • Wiki, IRC, mailing list set up and maintain
  • productions of howto, help ecc.
  • created a package
  • ECDL freeGIS, (The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) is the European-wide qualification demonstrating competence in computer skills.)
  • works on open geodata
    • elaboration Italian toponimi ISTAT database
    • participation to petition and license definition
  • Support to mapping parties initiatives (Pavia, Arezzo, ...)
  • Extension of network contact (OpenStreetMap, Italian PostgreSQL User Group)
  • Public relations
    • presence in the press (radio, journals)
    • developed presentation material (flyer, presentation layout, Youtube spot, gadgets)
  • started the population of the Italian web service on FOSS4G users (mapserver, grass, pmapper, etc...)

Areas for Improvement

  • any weaknesses in process, software, management, etc. that you plan to address or recognize need some help

Opportunities to Help

  • list areas that could use some help from members and readers of the report

Outlook for 2008

  • this is the motivational part that is meant to inspire readers to keep their eyes open for great stuff in 2008 :)