Annual Report 2010 Compiled

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Compiled version of 2010 Report

Executive Reports

Annual Report Introduction 2010

Board of Directors Report 2010

News Highlights 2010

Finance Report 2010

Committee Reports

Conference Report 2010

FOSS4G Report 2010

Education Report 2010

Geodata Report 2010

Incubation Report 2010

Journal Report 2010

Marketing Report 2010

Systems Report 2010

Website Report 2010

Software Project Reports

Deegree Report 2010

FDO Report 2010

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GeoNetwork opensource Report 2010

GEOS Report 2010

GeoTools Report 2010

GRASS GIS Report 2010

Key Accomplishments

  • GRASS 6.4.1RCs released, see details
  • New winGRASS 6.4.1RCs stand-alone package, MacOSX installer and Linux package released
  • Google Summer of Code 2010 participation with two projects:
Martin Landa: wxNviz development for enhanced 3/4D visualization and analysis
Seth Price: GPU accelerated imagery resampling and reprojection

Participation in conferences

  • 17 Nov 2010: GIS Day 2010, Warszawa, Poland - GRASS Lecture and GRASS Workshop, Warszawa, Poland
  • 31 Oct - 3 Nov 2010: Presentations at Geological Society of America Annual meeting: Pardee keynote and poster
  • 15-17 Oct 2010: 41st International Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium (BGS) on Geospatial Technologies & Geomorphological Mapping: several presentations, winning student poster
  • 13-16 Sep 2010: XII Annual Scientific GRASS Workshop in Wroclaw "Spatial Analysis with GRASS" - Wroclaw, Poland
  • 11 Sep 2010: Helena Mitasova Receives Sol Katz Award - Congratulations Helena!
  • 6-9 Sep 2010: Various presentations at the FOSS4G - "the conference" for Open Source Geospatial Software, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1-2 May 2010: Geoinformatics FCE CTU 2010 - Free and Open Source Software in Geoinformatics, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 14-16 April 2010: Presentations in symposia at the American Association of Geographers meeting, Washington, DC, USA
  • 11-12 Feb 2010: FOSS4G-IT 2010, Lugano - XI Meeting degli utenti di lingua Italiana di GRASS e FOSS4G, Lugano, Switzerland


Areas for Improvement

Opportunities to Help

Outlook for 2011

GvSIG Report 2010

Mapbender Report 2010

MapBuilder Report 2010

MapGuide Report 2010

MapServer Report 2010

MetaCRS Report 2010

OpenLayers Report 2010

OSSIM Report 2010

Quantum GIS Report 2010

SoC Report 2010

Local Chapter Reports

Africa Chapter Report 2010

Australia/New Zealand Chapter Report 2010

Brazilian Chapter Report 2010

British Columbia Chapter Report 2010

California Chapter

California Chapter Events

The chapter maintained a presence at 5 events during 2010. These events included the annual meeting of the California Geographical Society, the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, and the 2011 Southern California Linux Expo. California Chapter member Ragi Burhum also presented a talk at the PGWest 2010 Conference.

California Member Activities

Landon Blake continued his work on the unsupported GPX2 Module. This module allows Java programs to parse GPS files. (GPX files are XML files used to store points, routs, and tracks from recreation grade GPS receivers.) It also allows Java programs to manipulate entities from GPX files as simple feature objects. This work on the next release of the module focuses on the removal of the JDOM for XML parsing. It is being replaced with a hybrid DOM-on-Demand XML parsing library from the SurveyOS Project. Work on the next release of the module will also include implementation of a set of objects to provide a GPX file DOM to Java Programs.

Landon also continued his work as an assistant editor of the OSGeo Journal. This included work on Volume 9 of the Journal, the 2010 Annual Report and exploring ways to make OSGeo Journal Content available in formats other than PDF.

Alex Mandel continued his work to host and build the OSGeo Version 3 and Version 4. A presentation on OSGeo Live was given to the California Geographical Society. Alex also helped convert a university course on GIS from Visual Basic for Applications to the Python Programming Language, and assisted with teaching the modified course to students. At the United States Forest Service International Seminar on Climate Change Alex provided a 2 hour workshop in QGIS using OSGeo Live.

Ragi Burhum started the San Francisco, California Geomeetup. This group has grown into a highly focused geo developer bi-monthly event with more than 450 members from big and small companies across the California Bay Area. The San Francisco Geomeetup sponsors have included O’Reilly, SimpleGeo, CBS Interactive, xCubeLabs, TRulia, Evenbrite and others. Both Ragi Burhum and Josh Livni have given talks at Geomeetup events that heavily promoted OSGeo. Brian Hamlin distributes OSGeo Live DVD’s as prizes during the trivia sections of the Geomeetup events. Ragi write and committed two (2) drivers for GDAL. The first was for ArcObjects. The second was a FileGDP driver.

Ragi Burhum and Brian Hamlin have continued their work with California companies to solve complex problems for California on top of Open Source GIS stacks.

Cascadia Chapter Report 2010

China Chapter Report 2010

Finland Chapter Report 2010

  • Contact name: Yves Jacolin

Key Accomplishments

  • new board elected : june 2010

Areas for Improvement

  • encourage people to contribute more to translation projects
  • create a marketing package and help people in organizing booth on events
  • attract additional contributors and project managers
  • improve communication in the francophone geospatial community

Opportunities to Help

  • help in translating MapServer documentation: need for translators and proof readers
  • help in organizing Francophone QGIS events: OGRS 2011, booth at several conferences
  • help in marketing duties: flyer, booth, OSGeo-fr website

Outlook for 2011

  • clean up legal association administratif paper
  • continue and achieve the set up of the legal association
  • improve doc translation process, add new translation.
  • organize QGIS fr day!

German Language Chapter Report 2010

Greek Language Chapter

  • Period covered by report: Jan-Dec 2010
  • Contact name: Dimitris Kotzinos
  • The OSGeo Greek Local Chapter was initiated only in November 2007. During 2010 membership grew somewhat but we still need more people.

Key Accomplishments

  • Two main events were organized and successfully carried out and where OSGeo Local Chapter or its members participated:
    • National ISPIRE based SDI infrastructure
      • When: October 1st, 2010
      • Where: University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
      • Organized: HellasGI (
      • The event was highly successful with over 90 participants who stayed for the whole duration of the event. Many Greek and internation experts presented issues evolving around the main theme. The repetition of th event was highly suggested by all participants.
    • National Greek GI Conference
      • When: December 2nd - 3rd, 2009
      • Where: NTUA, Athens, Greece
      • Organized: HellasGI (
      • During the Greek GI Conference many open source based papers were presented and many members of the community had the opportunity to get together.

Areas for Improvement

  • We still do not have the participation in OSGeo we expected. We need to intensify the efforts to increase the membership and the overall awareness. A big problem is securing funding for organizing further events.

Opportunities to Help

  • In the future we will definitely need some speakers for national FOSS or just simple GIS events.
  • We would also like to demonstrate some cases of successful use of FOSS GIS by the public sector to local government officials.
  • We would like to plan some demo classes on FOSS GIS for students in universities and how these can be integrated in their curricula in order to show that we can achieve the exact same educational result.

Outlook for 2011

  • We would also be very interested in having the ability to apply for funding as a chapter/organization and we would like to seek help/information from other local chapters that do or plan to do the same.

India Chapter Report 2010

Israel Chapter Report 2010

Italiano Chapter Report 2010

Japan Chapter Report 2010

Korean Chapter Report 2010

New Mexico Chapter Report 2010

Ottawa Chapter Report 2010

Chapter Poland

  • Period covered by report: Jan-Dec 2010
  • Contact name: Tomasz Kubik

Key Accomplishments

  • Event: Conference
    • Date: 13-14.05.2010
    • Place: Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy we Wrocławiu (Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences), Wrocław, Poland
    • Title: Wolne oprogramowanie w geoinformatyce - II konferencja, Współczesne trendy i perspektywy rozwoju (in Polish)
    • Title (EN translation): 2nd Conference "Open Software for Geodesy and Geoinformation Sciece", "New trends and Perspectives"
    • Description: This was the second conference on open software organized by the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, and the Polish Chapter of OSGeo. The conference had Polish audience, however it had also an international scope. Foreign guests, including the representatives of national mapping agencies of the European Union member states were invited to deliver plenary lectures. The conference was also an occasion for OSGeo Chapter Poland annual meeting.
  • Event: Hackfest
    • Date: 11-15.11.2010
    • Place: Department of Climatology and Atmosphere Protection, University of Wroclaw, Wrocław, Poland
    • Title: QGIS Developer Meeting, aka 'QGIS Hackfest'
    • Description: The meeting of Quantum GIS project members. An occasion for OSGeo Chapter Poland unofficial meeting.
  • Event: Workshop
    • Date: 13-16.09.2010
    • Place: Department of Climatology and Atmosphere Protection, University of Wroclaw, Wrocław, Poland
    • Title: Scientific Workshop 2010 "Spatial Analysis with GRASS"
    • Description: The workshop was organized by the Laboratory for Geographic Environment Spatial Modeling Methods, University of Wroclaw and Wroclaw's GRASS Users Group (WGUG). The workshop was also backed by ENRIS of the Royal University of Stockholm, and by OSGeo Chapter Poland. It was split into three parts: lectures (with some presentations of submitted works), practical classes and individual consultations (where participants could develop their own ideas and work on their own projects). During four days of workshop 4 lectures and 10 shorter presentations were presented. There were introductory courses for new GRASS users in the first day of workshop.
  • Other activities:
    • OSGeo projects promotion during geomatic events (conferences, GIS Day) and in media (blogs, press).
    • Active participation in localization of FOSS4G packages

Areas for Improvement

  • Broader impact on the OSS community, engagement of new members and growth of the community

Opportunities to Help

  • Promote FOSS4G at the universities by defining subjects of diploma work for master and engineering degrees.
  • Establishing repositories for geospatial related deliverables

Outlook for 2011

  • Do better than ever

Quebec Chapter Report 2010

Romanian Chapter Report 2010

South America Chapter Report 2010

Spanish Local Chapter

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Taiwan Chapter Report 2010

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Twin Cities Chapter Annual Report 2010

United Kingdom Chapter Report 2010

Sponsors (2010)

1Spatial Report 2010

Astun Technology Report 2010

Autodesk Report 2010

Borealis Report 2010

Camptocamp Report 2010

FirstBaseSolutions Report 2010

GeoCat Report 2010

IGN Report 2010

INPE Report 2010

INGRES Report 2010

LizardTech Report 2010

Ordnance Survey Report 2010

PCI Geomatics Report 2010