Ireland/MeetingMinutes 6

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Title: OSGeo-IE meeting

Date: 27.01.2017 16h00 (60 minutes)

Location: Teleconf.

Minutes Compiled: Seth Girvin

Attendees: Hrishikesh Ballal, Seth Girvin, Richard McDonnell, Daniel McInerney

Minutes:

  • Plans for 2017 symposium
  • Limerick chosen as location. Vote via Doodle poll [1]
  • Daniel has been in contact with the Castletroy Park hotel.
  • Provisional costs:
 * 1 large room 250 EUR
 * 2nd smaller room additional 155 EUR
 * Tea / coffee 2.75 EUR per person
 * Lunch 10 EUR per person
 * ~600 EUR to cover keynote speakers flight, accommodation and expenses - Markus Neteler [3]
 
  • With an aim to have 30 attendees the entire event would cost around 2,000 EUR
  • Aim to keep attndance cost to 50 EUR
  • Provisional date - Friday 26th of May
  • Possible attendees:
 * 7/8 people from OPW (Office of Public Works)
 * Masters students from NUI Maynooth
 * Society of Chartered Surveyors - Earth Observation Group
 * 2/3 from Compass Informatics, Dublin office
 * 2/3 from seconded Compass Informatics staff in Environmental Protection Agency
 * Contact local authority GIS officers
 
  • Sponsorship
 * Shortfall of ~500 EUR to make up (50 EUR * 30 people = 1,500 EUR)
 * Gold, Silver, Bronze approach? Sponsors can add logos to all literature surrounding the event?
 
  • Structure of the day:
 * 10am start
 * 2 hours keynote talk, lightening talks (~5 mins max per presenter), and open discussion
 * Lunch
 * Afternoon - workshops
 
  • Suggestions to be sent in for workshop ideas. Put these to a vote (to attendees?) to see what would be the
 most popular to run
 
 * GeoJSON (Hrishikesh)
 * How to contribute to an OSGeo project (Seth)
 * Building a first map with Leaflet (or OpenLayers)
  • Actions
 * Prepare a 1 page summary of the event. Also put on http://wiki.osgeo.org/ ?
 * check wifi / power sockets at hotel
 
  • Next meeting 10th of February (4pm Friday)

[1] http://doodle.com/poll/ufp7sb8wqi4kaiyv [2] http://www.castletroypark.ie/ [3] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Markus_Neteler