Quebec Chapter Report 2009

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Quebec Local Chapter Report for 2009

  • Contact name: Daniel Morissette (for the Quebec Local Chapter Steering Committee)

Key Accomplishments

  • Held regular local meetings around the province with 2-3 15 minute presentations each time:
  • OSGeo presence in the April 30 and September 29 AGMQ conferences where ~50% of the talks were on the topic of free and open source geomatics (More info...)
  • Open Source track in the Geomatics 2009 program on Wednesday October 21
  • 45 minutes presentation on some geospatial open source projets made by different members of OSGeo-qc at CLLAP 2009 on November 5
  • Added 2 new members to steering committee for a 2 year term as was initially planned in 2008. The current steering committee members for 2009-2010 are:
    • Daniel Morissette (2008-2010)
    • Thierry Badard (2008-2010)
    • Nicolas Gignac (2008-2010)
    • Simon Mercier (2009-2011)
    • Martin Fafard (2009-2011)

Areas for Improvement

  • We need to keep the momentum, there is growing interest for Open Source Geospatial software (and data) in Quebec, we had a great start in 2008-2009 and need to continue to take advantage of that
  • The big challenge of 2010 will be the planning of the June 2010 event

Opportunities to Help

  • Rendez-vous OSGeo Quebec 2010 offers lots of opportunities for people interested in contributing:
    • Join the organizing committee
    • Answer the upcoming call for presentations and share your work with your peers
    • Help with specific tasks
    • Register for the event and join us in Saguenay in June!

Outlook for 2010