Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Successful FOSS4G use case needed especially in government sector

2008-10-07 Thread Paul Ramsey
http://postgis.refractions.net/documentation/casestudies On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 4:01 AM, Sanghee Shin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Therefore I'm writting a letter to you to request your help. Please let me know any successful case of FOSS4G in your country. Web site, implementation history, your

[OSGeo-Discuss] Successful FOSS4G use case needed especially in government sector

2008-10-07 Thread Sanghee Shin
Hi all, I'm Sanghee Shin from Seoul, Korea. I hope somebody remember me. I presented activities of OSGeo Korean language L.C. to you at AGM this conference. Anyway.. I was invited to a national research institute(KRIHS) in Korea which supports policy making of Korean central government a month

Re: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] some post-FOSS4G thoughts

2008-10-07 Thread Laura Toma
Registration + hotel represent 1/2 of the price of the trip. So together they WERE a deciding factor.I am always too busy, so browsing the discuss lists and the web for BB in Cape Town was not an option. If the conference is not targeted towards business, then the conference

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] some post-FOSS4G thoughts

2008-10-07 Thread Daniel Ames
Another consideration: my students who attended last week said that the mix of GISSA with FOSS4g was EXCELLENT. The really liked having the business GIS users/non-FOSS people there. In fact, doing a joint conference like this gave the FOSS folks lots of great proselytizing opportunities that they

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] some post-FOSS4G thoughts

2008-10-07 Thread Landon Blake
I should have clearly stated that local conferences could be an alternative to FOSS4G, not a REPLACEMENT. Please don't burn me at the stake for that slip up. :] Landon From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Landon Blake Sent:

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] some post-FOSS4G thoughts

2008-10-07 Thread Markus Neteler
On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 8:06 PM, Landon Blake [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I should have clearly stated that local conferences could be an alternative to FOSS4G, not a REPLACEMENT. This is what I also brought up a few days ago on the conference list. Half a years after/before the main event. This

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] some post-FOSS4G thoughts

2008-10-07 Thread Chip Taylor
I have to agree that something more local needs to be offered as well. I attended the Victoria conference and found it to be one of the most useful conferences I had attended in many years. But the cost of an airline ticket from Seattle to Capetown was nearly $2,000 US. Flying time to Capetown

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Successful FOSS4G use case needed especially in government sector

2008-10-07 Thread Markus Neteler
Therefore I'm writting a letter to you to request your help. Please let me know any successful case of FOSS4G in your country. Web site, implementation history, your experiences... and kinds of materials will be useful to me. Here one more (absolutely incomplete):

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] some post-FOSS4G thoughts

2008-10-07 Thread Bart van den Eijnden (OSGIS)
I don't think this is really fair on the organizers, if you don't have time to do a Google search for accommodation or follow one low traffic mailing list (open source people are mostly following or actively participating on multiple e-mail lists), then how do you find the time to actually

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] some post-FOSS4G thoughts

2008-10-07 Thread Gavin Fleming
Frank wrote: As an alternative to a stand-alone event, it can also be helpful to work with an existing GIS conference organizer to provide an open source track or something similar. We've just been approached by www.eis-africa.org who are keen to run a dedicated FOSS4G track at

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Successful FOSS4G use case needed especially in government sector

2008-10-07 Thread Cameron Shorter
Sanghee, I understand your question because I've had it asked from me a number of times too, and we should ensure we have answers as part of our Marketing Plan. I've started building up a wiki with links to various case studies which should be of help:

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2009 Date Confusion

2008-10-07 Thread Cameron Shorter
Yes, sorry Eric, we had to change the dates for FOSS4G2009 to 20-23 October due to clashes with venue availability. Regarding other conferences, we have collected a list of dates for related conferences at: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Marketing_Plan#Related_Conferences

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] some post-FOSS4G thoughts

2008-10-07 Thread Dave Patton
On 2008/10/07 11:04 AM, Landon Blake wrote: It would be cool if we could get a point location and radius of acceptable travel from each OSGeo member. You could then determine which host cities for a local or regional conference would impact the most users. That would only let you look at the

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] some post-FOSS4G thoughts

2008-10-07 Thread Dave Patton
On 2008/10/07 11:19 AM, Chip Taylor wrote: I have to agree that something more local needs to be offered as well. I attended the Victoria conference and found it to be one of the most useful conferences I had attended in many years. But the cost of an airline ticket from Seattle to Capetown

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] some post-FOSS4G thoughts

2008-10-07 Thread Lucena, Ivan
Last year the organization published a very nice report. That will certainly take some time do put all the number together as nice I they did before but I believe that it will help someone like me, who did not attended, to have a good perspective of what we should expect for Sydney. Dave

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Code Sprint: How Much?

2008-10-07 Thread Jody Garnett
I would go for 3 days - it worked out well for the GeoTools community. Three days is enough time to effect change; but not so much time you get bogged down. I did find timing of a sprint right after FOSS4G to be a bit of a trouble for some (in addition to being tired ) reports this year