New Mexico Chapter Report 2007

From OSGeo
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The printable version is no longer supported and may have rendering errors. Please update your browser bookmarks and please use the default browser print function instead.

New Mexico OSGeo Chapter

  • Annual Report: Jan-Dec 2007
  • Contact Name: Zack Stauber

Key Accomplishments

  • Chapter was founded with seven members
  • Local web site was set up New Mexico OSGeo
  • Area of focus were defined:
    • User group for New Mexicans and attendants of the New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC) semiannual meetings
    • Authoring of software needed by members
    • Hosting of existing projects with no home
  • Beta of Metadata Manipulator for populating large amounts of metadata was written, being tested on new topographic data acquired in New Mexico and aerial photography acquired in Texas.
  • Python scripts for cataloging data hosted by the Resource Geographic Information System (RGIS) were written and put into use.

Areas for Improvement

  • Still getting chapter website/SVN repository off the ground
  • Need to recruit more members
  • Need to raise awareness of OS applications used by well-known local businesses, utilities, government agencies

Opportunities to Help

  • Once SVN repository is off the ground a member could make a template for project pages, one project per web page
  • Members can upload their own scripts and utilities that to have a home for distribution

Outlook for 2008

  • Definitely going to offer Metadata Manipulator and several other utilities for download on website
  • Will attempt to regularize meetings monthly or bimonthly starting in summer