PDX-OSGEO

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Welcome to the Portland, OR Chapter of OSGEO - serving Oregon and SW Washington!

News

Meeting presentations or topics

posting here to make it easier to work on planning, move if desired

2011

  • August 24: Ecotrust eCatch and bioregion discovery
  • September 28: Jonathan Karon (fightingmonk) is coming to present his OSBridge 2011 session
  • October 26: Lev Tyspin from ThinkShout is coming to talk about some Drupal mapping work they've done
  • November: No meeting due to holidays
  • December: No meeting due to holidays

2012

  • January 25: TBD

About the PDX-OSGEO Local Chapter

Introduction

PDX-OSGEO is a proposed Local Chapter of OSGeo. PDX-OSGEO has a cachement area equal to the PDX airport, Oregon and SW Washington (Vancouver, WA / Clark County, WA). Monthly meetings are held in Portland.

History

PDX-OSGEO has been around and meeting in one form or another since before February 2009 under various names. Since September 2010, we have been recognized as an Oregon-URISA Special Interest Group (SIG). Since 2010, the local chapter has coordinated an open source unconference with ORURISA and GIS In Action. There are also deep roots with our sister OSGeo Local Chapter, CUGOS.

Mission

The OSGeo PDX-OSGEO Chapter strives to promote the local use of Open Source Geospatial software, particularly new users in the Oregon/SW Washington area. The group hosts monthly meetings providing presentation, discussion, and educational opportunities and focuses on materializing an annual Open Source GIS unconference.

Objectives

Monthly Meetings, usually totaling 10/year:

  • Presentations (Application and Technical)
  • Chapter business
  • Social gathering

Regional Events:

  • Open Source GIS unconference
  • Conference participation

Communication:

  • Mailing List
  • Wiki Development
  • Monthly meetings

Legal Status:

  • No real independent legal structure.
  • No real capacity to independently hold funds in other than ad hoc informal manner.
  • Affiliations with OSGeo and ORURISA help us with some of the tasks that require legal recognition as an independent entity.
  • There are currently no plans to seek any independent legal structure in the future.

Getting Involved

The PDX-OSGEO Local Chapter is a flexible organization, join us and help steer.

Mailing List

Please join our mailing list to make sure that you know what's going on. Sign up and participate (or just lurk for a while). You do need to answer the questions (what is your favorite map and something else I think) to the extent needed to demonstrate that you are a person and have the minimal amount of GEO knowledge to not be a random spammer. google email group

IRC

We can be found on irc://irc.freenode.net/#osgeo-pdx when there is something to discuss.

Membership

Anyone who wants to help support our mission is free to become a member. List yourself on the PDX-OSGEO Member Page and you're in!

Leadership

To the extent that we think that we need leadership, it is Percy. Mostly we expect everyone to step up and help on most tasks resulting in a light load for all.

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