CUGOS 2011 Spring Fling

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On April 20th, 2011, CUGOS (,[1]) will be holding a special all-day "spring fling" event at University of Washington Seattle Campus in place of our regular monthly meeting. We will provide FREE food and drinks, thanks to following sponsors: TerraGIS([2]), Spatialdev([3]), Zonar System([4]) & UW Geospatial Club.

The basic idea of this event is to come in the morning to learn something new (tools and real workflows)... stick around and apply it in the afternoon on some semi-structured hack sessions... and then learn some high level stuff in the evening.  As such, the day will be broken up as follows:

  • 9-12: morning session -- workshops
  • 12-1: lunch
  • 1-4: afternoon session -- open hacking
  • 4-6: dinner
  • 6-8: evening session -- regular meeting

Details are given below, but be aware that all agendas and times are approximate -- we'll be loose and agile and nimble and react to changing events and schedules as our whimsies take us.

All skill and interest levels are welcome! -- please join us for as much of the day as you can.

Morning Session: Workshops (9am to 12pm)

Sponsor by TerraGIS & Spatialdev

Venue: Forest Club Room, Anderson Hall

We are overbooked here -- need to work this out, likely move some talks into the evening

Six 30-minute slots:

  • OSM for Openbasemap stuff from Matt Kenny/Greg Corradini
  • Workflow Migration from ESRI to Open Source from Allison Bailey
  • gvSIG spatial analysis basics from Karsten
  • Basic LIDAR data processing (possible w/ mpg) from Roger
  • Install and setup of PostgresSQL/PostGIS on Linux system from Roger
  • "R, PostgreSQL, and PostGIS: techniques for processing large data sets", from Phil Hurvitz

Meal Session: Lunch (12pm to 1pm)

Venue: Forest Club Room, Anderson Hall

Lunch is sponsor by Zonar System& UW Geospatial Club.

Afternoon Session: Open Hacking (1pm to 4pm)

Venue: Forest Club Room, Anderson Hall

  • Lidar stuff from Michael Gerlek : "Does the World Need an Open Source Server Framework for Lidar Data, and If So, How Would We Build It?"

Dinner Session (4pm to 6pm)

We will be walking over to the University Ave for a no-host dinner sometime after 4pm, returning around 6pm.  Exact venue to be determined on the fly; this session might even split into parallel tracks.

Evening Session: Monthly Meeting (6pm to 8pm)

Venue: 121 Raitt Hall

  • Yaw Anokwa of UW will be presenting on the Open Data Kit project (
  • mpg will be be presenting a short (~5 min) recap of last month's Montreal codesprint
  • mpg will be encoring his "Open Source Lidar State of the Union" talk, if time and interest permit
  • "OSM in Disaster Response" from Dane Springmeyer
  • "ERMA and the Gulf Coast" from Aaron Racicot
  • "ArcGIS, OpenGeoData, and R or Why I use the tools I do: the sordid life of a spatial statistics post doc" from Chris Fowler
  • "Publishing Data to GeoNetwork/GeoServer from ArcGIS using GeoCat bridge" from Jubal Harpster.

Directions and Transportation




Bus/Train: and

One person noted that "my personal experience is that one can find street parking north of 50th, west of I-5, and down by University Village shopping center, if one is willing to walk 30 to 45 minutes () . But many of those areas were also being converted to resident restricted zones. Bus is really easy."

Another noted that "There are a ton of routes which stops near Anderson hall (Forest Club Room): (OneBusAway pointing to nearest bus stops north of Anderson)

Maps of event locations:

If you are interested in an Olympia-based carpool, contact Webb Sprague (


Local arrangements chair: Matt Dunbar -- dunbar.matt(AT)

Wiki chair: mpg -- mpg^AT^


Michael P. Gerlek (mpg) - Flaxen Geo

Peter Keum - King County DNRP - Wastewater Treatment Division

Greg Corradini

E. Ryan Small

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