Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination: Jorge Sanz

2013-08-16 Thread Oscar Fonts
I totally support Jorge's nomination.

He is a restless spanish speaking OSGeo advocate, always contributing and
persuading us to participate in virtually any initiative I can think of.

Intellectually eager, with a sound GFOSS ecosystem knowledge and excellent
human qualities, he would surely be a valuable OSGeo board member.

Oscar.



2013/8/14 Jeff McKenna jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com

 I would like to nominate Jorge Sanz[1] for the 2013 OSGeo Board
 elections.  Jorge is a very active community member from Spain, with his
 hands into many different parts of OSGeo.  Not only at the project
 level, but he is an active representative and speaker of the Spanish
 Language Local Chapter (OSGeo-ES), as well as through his local area of
 Valencia.

 I've had the pleasure of listening to some of his presentations, and I
 see Jorge as an excellent global representative of OSGeo.  I have no
 doubt that through his experience, his confidence, and his leadership,
 that he will be able to give important input into the shape of the OSGeo
 foundation.

 I strongly recommend that Jorge become a member of the OSGeo Board.

 [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Jorge_Sanz

 PS.  thank you to Jorge for accepting this nomination during his
 vacation.  A sign of his dedication.

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GeoCoworking

2011-11-17 Thread Oscar Fonts
Hi,

I'm co-working @ Espai13 [1], Vic, 70km away from Barcelona.

But, as Fernando, not with other geo-geeks. Not even programmers.
Which I think is quite sane :)

To share nearby geo-geekness we have the geoinquiets meetings in
Barcelona [2] - there are groups also in Madrid, Galicia, Cantabria
and Valencia, so far [3].

Oscar.


[1] http://www.osm.org/?mlat=41.931752mlon=2.257816zoom=15layers=M
[2] http://www.geoinquiets.cat/
[3] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Geoinquietos



2011/11/17 Fernando González fergo...@gmail.com:
 Hi. For the survey: I cowork with some potential users. They are geo
 but not very geeks. I think there is some potential to collaborate
 but so far it's just that I tell them how to use gvSIG when they get
 stuck :(. Anyway It's more than I expected in Albacete(Spain).
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Re: Geo-Tees (was Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Today's XKCD)

2011-11-15 Thread Oscar Fonts
Jorge,

Ahí va en SVG:
http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/local/Spanish/Marketing/Camisetas/Remeras-2011/

Ojo, se han ido las tipografías al carajo, por no tenerlas instaladas.
Y falta añadir el properties en el svn para que se abra directamente en FF
(no recuerdo qué había que poner).

Slt,

Oscar.


2011/11/14 Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas js...@osgeo.org

 On 14 November 2011 23:15, Alex Mandel tech_...@wildintellect.com wrote:
  On 11/14/2011 01:26 PM, Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas wrote:
  On 14 November 2011 22:01, Dheeraj Chand dhee...@dheerajchand.com
 wrote:
  Hello all,
  I'm a lurker, but I am curious if everyone enjoyed today's XKCD as
 much as I
  did.
  http://xkcd.com/977/
  -dx
 
  :) yeah it did my morning and of some other geogeeks, we even asked
  the author of Waterman projection to create some nerdy t-shirts
 
 
  My local group already beat you to it, and one upped:
 
 http://daviswiki.org/GLOBAL/tshirt?action=Filesdo=viewtarget=globalShirt-inkmonkey2.jpg
 
  If people are interested I can ask the artist about the licensing of the
  design.
 
  Enjoy,
  Alex

 Ey not bad Alex

 CCing that design would be great.

 Just for the records at OSGeo-es we have a design waiting to be
 (re)used [1]. If anyone with Illustrator can convert the .ai file[2]
 into SVG would be more than welcomed!!

 [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/File:Remeras-girona.jpg
 [2]
 http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/local/Spanish/Marketing/Camisetas/Remeras-2011/Remeras-OSGeo.ai

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Do we want OSGeo-Live on a USB or DVD at FOSS4G?

2011-08-03 Thread Oscar Fonts
 In Barcelona, we were unsure whether the USB [...]
 I think cost would have been the main barrier anyway.  My rough checks have 
 showed USB alternatives to hold 2-4GB is at least 10-20x cost of DVD.  (say 
 $25 vs $2)

If you manage to squeeze OSGeo Live in less than 4GB, last year's
dealer is announcing 4GB USB unit at 4.50 EUR [1].
Extras (logo printing + data writing + metallic case + transport) was
about + 3.70 EUR/unit (for a 200 units purchase).
Total, about 11.5 USD -- probably less ordering more quantity.

USB boots  runs very fast, is writable (so you can save, for
instance, your l10n settings or workshop outcomes), and will end up
being a nice, long lasting souvenir / merchandising piece.

Oscar.

[1] http://www.memoriasusb.com/productos/241/Twister-resumen.html
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Live-demo] Re: USB testing required today if we are to hand out OSGeo-Live on a USB at FOSS4G

2010-08-15 Thread Oscar Fonts
Mirror in Spain:
http://geoportal.dlsi.uji.es/fonts/foss4g/OSGeo-Live/osgeolive-4.0rc9.iso




2010/8/15 Cameron Shorter cameron.shor...@gmail.com:
 PS, the (hopefully final) version of OSGeo Live can be downloaded from:
 http://download.osgeo.org/livedvd/4.0-rc9/


 On 15/08/10 08:40, Cameron Shorter wrote:

 The FOSS4G Organising Committee have budget to distribute OSGeo-Live either
 on a DVD or USB.

 Ideally we would have liked to distribute on a USB to all delegates however
 out of the 5 or so computers tested, we've had reports of at least 2
 computers which can't boot from the USB. So we will distribute OSGeo-Live to
 all delegates on the well tested DVD version.

 However, if we can get test results from enough people by first thing,
 Monday 16 August, an OSGeo-Live USB will be created and given to VIPs.

 Here is the deal:

 If we get:

 7+ test results, from a variety of different computers, showing a reasonable
 number of computers will work with a USB
 we will hand out OSGeo-Live USBs to the (more forgiving) FOSS4G presenters.
 Standard delegates will be given a Live-DVD.

 How to test a USB

 Download and burn the USB as per:
 http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc_Quick_Start_for_USB
 Describe your test results here:
 http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc_Testing#USB_testing
 Optionally also tell us your experience on IRC or email:

 irc://freenode.net#osgeolive
 http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/live-demo

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 Geospatial Director
 Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
 Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254

 Think Globally, Fix Locally
 Geospatial Solutions enhanced with Open Standards and Open Source
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Install gvSIG 1.10 on Mac? [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

2010-07-19 Thread Oscar Fonts
Bruce,

Agustín Diez [1] has a blog on gvSIG and Mac [2].
Many contents are bilingual (es, en).

Hope it helps,

Oscar.


[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Adiez
[2] http://gvsigmac.blogspot.com/


2010/7/19 Bruce Bannerman b.banner...@bom.gov.au:
 Can someone point me in the right direction here please?

 I'd like to install gvSIG 1.10 under Mac OSX 10.6.

 From doco at OSGeo project listing and at gvSIG site, the project appears to
 support Macs.

 At the downloads page [1], I only see options for Windows and Linux.

 I'm assuming that the Linux install will also work for Macs. Is this the
 case?

 Bruce


 [1] http://www.gvsig.org/web/projects/gvsig-desktop/official/gvsig-1.10

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[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Foss4g2010] FOSS4G Technology review presentations

2010-04-10 Thread Oscar Fonts
Cameron  al.,

For LiveDVD overview, we have reserved a 90 minute time slot, apart from
ordinary presentation track, at the beginning of the conference. Hope this
helps.

Regards,

Oscar.



2010/4/10 Cameron Shorter cameron.shor...@gmail.com

 Abstracts for FOSS4G are due next Thursday 15 April 2010 and I'm hoping
 that we will see abstracts for:

 * LiveDVD lightening overview
 * WMS/WFS/WCS Shootout
 * Desktop comparison
 * Browser Client comparison
 * Database comparison

 I predict that these presentations will be by far the most popular
 presentations of the conference. Further, I'm expecting to incorporate
 results onto the LiveDVD. They will be a lot of effort to prepare, partly
 because they will need a team of project developers to contribute to it, and
 consequently, unless we get our act together soon, I suspect that no-one
 will submit presentations for some of the topics above.

 So I encourage people to respond to the following targeted email threads,
 noting your intention to help and be part of one of the presentation teams.
 (Note, the presentation will be the easy bit, the hard bit will be collating
 the material for the presentation).

 A good team for these comparison projects will consist of:

 * a representative from each project in the comparison. These types of
 comparisons will be the first place new users will go when researching
 software, so are well worth participating in.
 * users who have used more than one of the applications
 * anyone involved in related comparison reviews, or development of feature
 tables or similar
 * coordinator/get it done people who can pull it all together
 * people who can speak well, and efficiently. (You will have lots of
 material to present is a short time)

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[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2010 Workshops ready for inscriptions

2010-02-26 Thread Oscar Fonts
[FOSS4G 2010 press release 5 - please promote]

Barcelona, Spain. 26 February 2010.

The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference
is pleased to announce this year's Workshops panel.

Workshops are a unique experience to learn about open source software
from the experts in a hands-on environment. Workshops are 3 hour
courses presented in full computer labs, with two attendees per
computer, in the Barcelona School of Computer Science.

We are offering 14 workshops this year, in two sessions, on Monday
afernoon, September 6, and on Tuesday morning, September 7. When
registering, workshop attendees will be asked to choose one workshop
in each session.

Following is a breaf description for each workshop. For more detailed
information and registration, please visit FOSS4G 2010 web page:
http://2010.fos4g.org.

In the Conference web page you will also find the Tutorials panel, to
be held during the conference days, September 7-9, which are included
in the conference fee. And you can take the opportunity to book the
gala dinner tickets too.

Workshops have a high demand, and classroom capacity is limited.
Register soon, dont't miss them!


September 6 Workshops (Monday afternoon, 15-18h)

W-01: Web mapping with GeoServer

Attendees will learn how to load, publish, and share geospatial data
with GeoServer. Discussion will include navigating the GeoServer user
interface, loading and publishing data, OGC web services, and styling
data with SLD. Also showcased will be Styler, a browser-based
graphical style (SLD) editor.

W-02: gvSIG 1.9 user workshop

The main objective of the workshop is to show the new features
included in the last stable version of gvSIG desktop (1.9). Also a
brief introduction on gvsig.org, the main collaborative web portal of
the gvSIG project.

W-03: Setting up an OpenStreetMap rendering toolchain

This workshop will walk the participants through getting raw
OpenStreetMap data, rendering map tiles with Mapnik, and displaying
them with OpenLayers. They will learn how to install and configure a
mimic of the main OpenStreetMap toolchain, using the same
technologies, that can be later customised to render other datasets.

W-04: Introduction to PostGIS

PostGIS is an open source spatial extension to the PostgreSQL open
source enterprise relational database. Spatial databases such as
PostGIS, Oracle Spatial and DB Spatial are used for high-performance
multi-user access to large seamless data sets. If you are managing
large volumes of read/write spatial data, using a spatial database can
improve access speed, ease management overhead and guarantee data
integrity. Built as an object extension to PostgreSQL, PostGIS has
been certified as Simple Features for SQL compliant by the Open
Geospatial Consortium.

W-05: Introduction to the Mapbender geoportal framwework

This workshop gives an in-depth introduction to the software
Mapbender, a managed, web based geoportal framework. Mapbender is
implementing the publish / register, find, bind, execute paradigm for
geospatial data. The focus of the workshop lies on building web
mapping applications with distributed Spatial Data Infrastructure
components and how to manage user access. All this will be done by
using Mapbender's administration interfaces, without the need to
modify any source code.

W-06: Solid web mapping with Python

Covers the Shapely and GeoJSON libraries from the GIS Python Lab. It
shows how to use these libraries together with SQLAlchemy and its GIS
extension, GeoAlchemy, to create HTTP web services in an application
developed with the Pylons web development framework. The workshop then
teaches how to use MapFish to make the development of GIS web services
easier.

W-07: Practical introduction to ZOO, the powerful WPS platform

The ZOO-Project provides a WPS (Web Processing Service) compliant and
developer-friendly framework to easily create and connect OGC
Webservices. During this workshop, participants will install the
ZOO-Kernel and related material on their computers; upon installation
the users will be ready to use and implement WPS 1.1.0 services.


September 7 Workshops (Tuesday morning, 9-12h)

W-08: Getting started with MapServer

This hands-on workshop is intended as an introduction to Web mapping
with the University of Minnesota MapServer. The participants will go
through the process of setting up a MapServer environment which
includes configuring a Web server and creating a MapServer
application.

W-09: Quantum GIS and PostGIS: Solving spatial problems and creating
web-based analysis tools

Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a powerful open source GIS desktop application.
It excels at viewing and manipulating a wide variety of GIS data and
services, performing geographic analysis and preparing data for
MapServer and GeoServer applications. QGIS has an extensible plug-in
architecture and now provides comprehensive support for using and
managing PostGIS databases. This workshop/tutorial will give students

[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: FOSS4G 2010 Workshops ready for inscriptions

2010-02-26 Thread Oscar Fonts
There is a typo in the workshops announcement.
The correct link to the FOSS4G 2010 home page is:
http://2010.foss4g.org

Corrected version in:
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2010_Press_Release_5

Sorry for the inconvenience,

Oscar.


2010/2/26 Oscar Fonts oscar.fonts.li...@gmail.com:
 [FOSS4G 2010 press release 5 - please promote]

 Barcelona, Spain. 26 February 2010.

 The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference
 is pleased to announce this year's Workshops panel.

 Workshops are a unique experience to learn about open source software
 from the experts in a hands-on environment. Workshops are 3 hour
 courses presented in full computer labs, with two attendees per
 computer, in the Barcelona School of Computer Science.

 We are offering 14 workshops this year, in two sessions, on Monday
 afernoon, September 6, and on Tuesday morning, September 7. When
 registering, workshop attendees will be asked to choose one workshop
 in each session.

 Following is a breaf description for each workshop. For more detailed
 information and registration, please visit FOSS4G 2010 web page:
 http://2010.fos4g.org.

 In the Conference web page you will also find the Tutorials panel, to
 be held during the conference days, September 7-9, which are included
 in the conference fee. And you can take the opportunity to book the
 gala dinner tickets too.

 Workshops have a high demand, and classroom capacity is limited.
 Register soon, dont't miss them!

 
 September 6 Workshops (Monday afternoon, 15-18h)

 W-01: Web mapping with GeoServer

 Attendees will learn how to load, publish, and share geospatial data
 with GeoServer. Discussion will include navigating the GeoServer user
 interface, loading and publishing data, OGC web services, and styling
 data with SLD. Also showcased will be Styler, a browser-based
 graphical style (SLD) editor.

 W-02: gvSIG 1.9 user workshop

 The main objective of the workshop is to show the new features
 included in the last stable version of gvSIG desktop (1.9). Also a
 brief introduction on gvsig.org, the main collaborative web portal of
 the gvSIG project.

 W-03: Setting up an OpenStreetMap rendering toolchain

 This workshop will walk the participants through getting raw
 OpenStreetMap data, rendering map tiles with Mapnik, and displaying
 them with OpenLayers. They will learn how to install and configure a
 mimic of the main OpenStreetMap toolchain, using the same
 technologies, that can be later customised to render other datasets.

 W-04: Introduction to PostGIS

 PostGIS is an open source spatial extension to the PostgreSQL open
 source enterprise relational database. Spatial databases such as
 PostGIS, Oracle Spatial and DB Spatial are used for high-performance
 multi-user access to large seamless data sets. If you are managing
 large volumes of read/write spatial data, using a spatial database can
 improve access speed, ease management overhead and guarantee data
 integrity. Built as an object extension to PostgreSQL, PostGIS has
 been certified as Simple Features for SQL compliant by the Open
 Geospatial Consortium.

 W-05: Introduction to the Mapbender geoportal framwework

 This workshop gives an in-depth introduction to the software
 Mapbender, a managed, web based geoportal framework. Mapbender is
 implementing the publish / register, find, bind, execute paradigm for
 geospatial data. The focus of the workshop lies on building web
 mapping applications with distributed Spatial Data Infrastructure
 components and how to manage user access. All this will be done by
 using Mapbender's administration interfaces, without the need to
 modify any source code.

 W-06: Solid web mapping with Python

 Covers the Shapely and GeoJSON libraries from the GIS Python Lab. It
 shows how to use these libraries together with SQLAlchemy and its GIS
 extension, GeoAlchemy, to create HTTP web services in an application
 developed with the Pylons web development framework. The workshop then
 teaches how to use MapFish to make the development of GIS web services
 easier.

 W-07: Practical introduction to ZOO, the powerful WPS platform

 The ZOO-Project provides a WPS (Web Processing Service) compliant and
 developer-friendly framework to easily create and connect OGC
 Webservices. During this workshop, participants will install the
 ZOO-Kernel and related material on their computers; upon installation
 the users will be ready to use and implement WPS 1.1.0 services.

 
 September 7 Workshops (Tuesday morning, 9-12h)

 W-08: Getting started with MapServer

 This hands-on workshop is intended as an introduction to Web mapping
 with the University of Minnesota MapServer. The participants will go
 through the process of setting up a MapServer environment which
 includes configuring a Web server and creating a MapServer
 application.

 W-09: Quantum GIS and PostGIS: Solving spatial problems and creating
 web-based analysis tools

 Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a powerful open

[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2010 Call for Workshops and Tutorials is open

2010-01-15 Thread Oscar Fonts
Barcelona, Spain. 15 January 2010.


The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference
is pleased to announce a Call for Workshops and Tutorials for the 2010
conference, being held September 6-9, 2010, in Barcelona, Spain.

FOSS4G is the international gathering of tribes for open source
geospatial communities. Users and developers are encouraged to present
their latest projects and software to demonstrate the power of Open
Source for system integration through a series of workshop sessions
and tutorial presentations. Session participants should expect to see
presentations on both geospatial open source and propriety software
integration along with pure open source solutions.


Workshops


Workshops are expected to be 3 hour hands-on experiences with
participants following along with the instructor, working directly
with the application under discussion. All workshop rooms will be
equipped with computers to support this vision. A projector will be
provided for each computer room for use within a workshop. Instructors
will need to discuss pre-installation requirements with the Conference
Organising Committee if required.

Workshops are expected to require considerable effort to create, with
past experience showing that three days of preparation per hour of
presentation are required to produce a high quality workshop.
Additionally you will be expected to develop material for attendees to
take home with them, such as handouts, workbook, CD-ROMs, etc. Due to
the effort involved in producing and presenting a workshop,
instructors will receive a single complementary registration to the
conference for delivering a workshop.

All workshop submissions will be considered, but particular interest
will be shown in:

 * Practical Introduction to FOSS4G software
 * Integrating Open Source
 * Spatial Data Infrastructure


Tutorials


Tutorials are 90 minute sessions during the regular presentations
portion of the conference. Tutorial rooms will not be equipped with
computers. However, presenters may make use of delegate laptops and
the FOSS4G LiveDVD.

Preference will be given to hands-on tutorials.

Any hands-on aspects to a tutorial will be the responsibility of the
presenter and needs to be described in the tutorial description.
Presenters making use of the LiveDVD will be expected to contribute to
testing pre-releases to ensure material and software is properly
installed. To discuss your requirements for LiveDVD, please contact
the LiveDVD community:
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc#Contact_Us.

All tutorial submissions will be considered, but particular interest
will be shown in the following topics:

 * Practical Introductions
 * Interoperability
 * Integration
 * Performance tuning
 * SDI services
 * Mobile/phone applications


Application form
---

Follow this link to submit your proposals:
http://intranet.pacifico-meetings.com:8081/abscoweb/Inicio.iface?id=14
Please add a 300 word abstract, in plain text format (pasting a text
with style markup could make the process fail).

The deadline for workshop / tutorial submissions is January 30.


FOSS4G 2010 Highlights


Workshops and Tutorials: Workshops and Tutorials allow presenters to
lead attendees through applications, integration solutions, or other
topics in an interactive environment. Half-day workshops (3 hours)
will be held in computer rooms on September 6 (afternoon session) and
7 (morning session). Tutorials (90 minutes) will be held in standard
presentation rooms, run concurrently with presentations on 7-9
September.

Presentations: The meat of the conference are it's presentations.
Drawing on a huge community of local, regional and international
experts we will discuss some of the most current and poignant topics
in the industry today.

Academic Track: The academic sessions, with paper publications and
poster presentations, aims at bringing together researchers,
developers, users and practitioners carrying out research and
development in the geospatial and the free and open source fields and
willing to share original and recent research developments and
experiences. The academic track will act as an inventory of current
research topics, with the main objective of promoting cooperative
research between OSGeo developers and the academia.

FOSS4G Live DVD: LiveDVDs, based on the Xubuntu operating system and
including Geospatial Open Source Software, will be given to all
delegates. Users can boot a Live DVD on their computer and trial the
software without installing or effecting the existing system.
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc

Installfest: The Installfest will give delegates the opportunity to
meet in a common area and install a wide variety of FOSS software on
their laptops, netbooks or any other system they care to bring in.
Community members will assist with any troubles and provide help and
insight into the software.

Birds of a