California Chapter Report 2007

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California Local Chapter (Proposed)

  • Period covered by report: Jan-Dec 2007
  • Contact name: Landon Blake

Key Accomplishments

  • Mailing list established for proposed chapter.
  • Temporary incubator website for the chapter created at
  • Alex Mandel and Landon Blake explored the possibility of an OSGeo Booth at the California Geography Society meeting in Chico, California, in May 2008

Areas for Improvement

  • Possibility of splitting proposed chapter into sub-chapters because of the size of the state.

Opportunities To Help

  • Coordinate and support OSGeo Booth at California GIS Conferences
  • Coordinate OSGeo ambassadors to GIS related organizations in California. (Examples: California URISA Chapters, California Land Surveyors Association)
  • Forward movement on any of the proposed chapter goals listed here:

Outlook for 2008

  • Formation of California Chapter unlikely until support from interested members increases.