Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2018] Charter Member elections results

2018-10-30 Thread Ravi Kumar
Welcome to New Charter members of OSGeo.
The single most important duty of electing members to the OSGeo Board is in
the offing.
As a member from the Developing World, wish to start a discussion on FOSS4G
Annual event and Cost of registration etc.

Along with Open Source spirit, spreading Open GIS to nooks and corner's of
the world and especially to the developing world,
is pertinent. Developers, users, and entrepreneurs of the developing can
participate in FOSS4G, if the costs involved are affordable.
Invite aspiring Board members (to be elected) react to this.

Cheers
V.Ravi Kumar

On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 2:38 PM Suchith Anand <
suchith.an...@nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:

> Congratulations and welcome to all the new Charter members. Great to see
> the growth and global distribution.
>
>
> Thank you to Vasile, Vicky and Jorge for your work.
>
>
> Best wishes,
>
>
> Suchith
>
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> *From:* Discuss  on behalf of Vasile
> Craciunescu 
> *Sent:* 30 October 2018 07:41
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> *Cc:* OSGeo Chief Returning Officer
> *Subject:* [OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2018] Charter Member elections
> results
>
> Dear members of the OSGeo community,
>
> After a period of approximately two weeks to vote, we close the
> elections[1] system to confirm and share the results.
>
> *All* the candidates[2] are accepted as all of them were seconded by at
> least one existing charter member and no veto was raised
>
> Hence, it's our pleasure to welcome our 35 candidates to the OSGeo
> Charter Membership, increasing its size to a total of 427 individuals.
> Congratulations!
>
> New members, we encourage you all, if not done already, to create/update
> a OSGeo Advocate profile to our wiki page[3] and to create an OSGeo
> profile page in [4] with a "website" link pointing to the OSGeo Advocate.
>
> When approved by the OSGeo board, we will update the official list[5],
> publish the detailed elections results, pass to the secretary the
> revised contacts, and subscribe the new members to the charter-members
> list[6] as soon as possible.
>
> Best regards,
> Vasile, Vicky and Jorge
> CRO 2018
>
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2018
> Election 2018 - OSGeo 
> wiki.osgeo.org
> The 2018 OSGeo the Charter Members election will take place in
> September/October 2018, followed by the Board nominations and elections in
> October/November.
>
>
> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/New_Member_Nominations_2018
> [3] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate
> [4] https://www.osgeo.org
> [5] https://www.osgeo.org/about/charter-members/
> [6] http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/charter-members
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Well Elections again

2018-09-03 Thread Ravi Kumar
Dear All,
it is time we re-affirm our commitment to 'Society'.. Open Source is for
Freedom, and we have to ask ourselves, are we doing our best ?

Is OSGeo affordable to all those, who need it most. Affordable means, the
Conferences.. Are the Clouds set, in motion raining on Grass.

Just some Grass (food) for thought..

Cheers

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Outcome of the Urban Data Science Summer School

2018-07-03 Thread Ravi Kumar
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On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 4:12 PM, Suchith Anand <
suchith.an...@nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:

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> Hi All,
>
>
> I came across this excellent Urban Data Science Summer School at CEPT
> University, Ahmedabad, India . Urban Data Science is a course which is an
> outcome of the collaboration which took place in CODATA Research Data
> workshop in Trieste 2017. Shaily Gandhi  attended the CODATA-RDA School
> of Research Data Science, hosted at ICTP, near Trieste, Italy.[1]
>
>
> The course of urban data science was hosted by CEPT University, Ahmedabad,
> India from May 14 – May 19, 2018 to address the challenges with poor use of
> available open data in decision making while keeping urban in focus. The
> course had been designed to get students started with the basic data
> science components in a short span of 6 days. The aim of the course was to
> give an insight on open urban Data Sets and insights for interaction with
> other sources of data freely available.  The course was carefully
> designed for students from different backgrounds like planning, architects,
> civil engineer, geomatics and other disciplines from both bachelors and
> masters level who belonged to IT and non- IT background. The lessons of the
> basics of R were prepared by using the material of software carpentry
> lessons Programming with R and R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis. The
> concepts were taken and the lessons were redesigned focusing on urban
> problems and analysis.[2]
>
>
> This is a great way to know how the alumni CODATA-RDA School of Research
> Data Science are helping share their knowledge with all. This will be a
> inspiration for GIS community  to also follow.  Maybe we can  should
> think of ideas how after benefiting from Free and Open Geo  software and
> education , we all can contribute back to the benefit of the wider
> community for the UN SDG 2030 aims .
>
>
> Best wishes,
>
>
> Suchith
>
>
>
> [1] http://www.codata.org/working-groups/research-data-science-
> summer-schools/2017-codata-rda-school-of-research-data
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> [2] http://codata.org/blog/2018/06/28/urban-data-science-
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Tree Mapping

2018-05-18 Thread Ravi Kumar
https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/manojkmohan/diary/43945

Tree Mapping..Pl join All the best.
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Is GIS special?

2018-04-23 Thread Ravi Kumar
FYI In India CBSE Syllabus has included an 'Optional Paper', Class XII (16
year olds) of GIS.
https://www.cbsesyllabus.in/vocational-syllabus/geospatial-technology-740-class-xii-syllabus

On Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 11:38 AM, Suchith Anand <
suchith.an...@nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:

>
> Dear colleagues,
>
>
> Some years ago one of the Nottingham University staff asked me a question
> when we were talking that I still remember “Is GIS special if everyone
> becomes GIS Professional? “ I was bit taken back by the question esp. as it
> came from an educator and I replied “There is nothing special about GIS if
> it is for few rich people only but if it the learning opportunities for GIS
> are made available for everyone it is truly special ... “.
>
>
> I was very lucky to get the opportunity to learn GIS. I still remember the
> struggles  I faced to just get access to learning GIS  (over two decades
> back!)  as very few universities had GIS that time in India. I spend
> nearly two years going around different universities and places knocking so
> many doors to just to get access to GIS . My dream that time was to get
> opportunity to do my final year undergraduate project using GIS.
> Unfortunately in spite of all my best efforts I failed that time . But
> that experiences made me realise years later when I did get opportunity
> to learn GIS that now I need to everything in my abilities to keep the
> doors of GIS education open to all and no student anywhere should go
> through what I went through.
>
>
> When GeoForAll was started , I faced lot of ridicule and opposition from
> some but I also got lot and lot of amazing support and help from so many
> amazing colleagues at Nottingham and globally. Thanks to all our amazing
> colleagues, we have truly made GIS education opportunities open to all.
> Please share our resources with all
> 
> https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/please-share-
> geoforall-teaching-research-resources-colleagues-students/
>
>
> I am requesting all colleagues to keep the doors of education opportunities
> open for all. For me, Openness is not just about open source or open data
> … It is about the Open mindsets  to help make education opportunities
> inclusive to students from  all economic and social backgrounds. So  *“Is
> GIS special? “*  I leave it to you to decide…
>
>
> Best wishes,
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> Suchith
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Happy 12th Birthday to OSGeo

2018-02-06 Thread Ravi Kumar
-- Forwarded message --
From: Ravi Kumar <manarajahmundry2...@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Happy 12th Birthday to OSGeo
To: Jeff McKenna <jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>


OSGeo .. The greatest thing that happened in life.
Thank you all.. the wonderful coders, researchers, users.. around the world.
Ravi

On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 6:17 PM, Jeff McKenna <jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>
wrote:

> Please share a slice of virtual cake today to thank so many students and
> professionals for sharing, learning, and helping others with their spatial
> information through all of these years. Happy birthday OSGeo!  :)
>
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Board of Directors Names OSGeo President and Executive Positions

2018-01-19 Thread Ravi Kumar
Congradulations and Keep Up The Good Work

Cheers

Ravi Kumar

On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 5:06 AM, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) <astrid_e...@osgeo.org>
wrote:

> Hello OSGeo Community,
>
> at today’s board meeting the new elected OSGeo Board 2017 appointed the
> Executive Positions for OSGeo. We had a very productive discussion and
> appointed the positions with full consensus.
>
> The OSGeo Board is pleased to announce the following executive:
>
> Executive
>   President: María Arias de Reyna
>   Vice-President:Helena Mitasova
>   Vice-President: Angelos Tzotsos
>   Vice-President: Jeff McKenna
>   Treasurer: Michael Smith
>   Secretary: Astrid Emde
>
> Board:
>   Chair: Jody Garnett
>
> We are thrilled to welcome the new OSGeo President María Arias de Reyna.
> María is well known in the community and a strong vocal presence at many
> conferences around the world, and her leadership will be an asset going
> forward with OSGeo.
>
> We decided to accompany the OSGeo President with three Vice-Presidents to
> share all the commitments an OSGeo President has to satisfy and represent
> OSGeo on events all over the world; we therefore also welcome Helena
> Mitasova, Angelos Tzotsos, and Jeff McKenna as Vice-Presidents of OSGeo.
>
> Thank you to Michael Smith for again volunteering for the role of OSGeo
> treasurer for another year and continuing to help OSGeo with financial
> matters.
>
> Astrid Emde volunteered to act as OSGeo Secretary and is replacing Jachym
> Cepicky who so kindly volunteered his time in that role for several years;
> thank you to Jachym for his efforts for so long.
>
> Jody Garnett volunteered to act as Chair of the Board. This is a
> non-executive position helping the board follow up on decisions, schedule
> meetings ands keeping the board on track.
>
> Please read the OSGeo bylaws to find out more about the Executive
> Positions.
> * https://www.osgeo.org/about/bylaws/
>
> We would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to the past members
> of the OSGeo Board who all have contributed their time and efforts to help
> build up this amazing community. A special thank you goes to Venkatesh
> Raghavan through his recent role as OSGeo President, for his constant
> worldwide vision and leadership, for which we are forever appreciative.
>
> Find out about OSGeo Board at https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Bo
> ard_of_Directors
>
> You find the content of this mail also in the news item on our new webside
> * https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/osgeo-board-directors-
> names-osgeo-president-executive-positions/
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[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo activity

2018-01-13 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi List,
Thanks to Qgis and qgis2web plugin.
https://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/qgis2web/
Could create indiangeoheritaze.org, and started populating the same.

Venka created and oppurtunity and Prof Shailesh Chaure , Holkar Science
College, Indore, helped.

*'GoMap Software Solutionz', a Open Source GIS Company mentored by Prof
Shailesh Chaure , helped the events in every possible way to succeed.*

https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User_talk:Ravivundavalli#OSGeo_Indore_Trip_.28Geotourism.2C_Geoheritaze_and_Geology.29

Cheers

Ravi
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Merry Christmas

2017-12-24 Thread Ravi Kumar
Merry Xmas and a very Happy 2018

Ravi

On Mon, Dec 25, 2017 at 1:10 AM, Jeff McKenna <jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com
> wrote:

> Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy holidays, to all of
> the OSGeo communities all over the world :)  Let's all make 2018 another
> year of sharing, learning, and laughing.  Merry Christmas from Canada.
>
> -jeff
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[OSGeo-Discuss] WIKI OSGeo User talk Spam

2017-11-17 Thread Ravi Kumar
My User talk  https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User_talk:Ravivundavalli
is not accepting youtube / google+ or dropbox links.

Only now.. It is some spam guard doing it's job I think.

But then how can I link my presentations !!

Pl solve this..

Ravi Kumar
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: "Hostile Takeover" -- what do we mean by this?

2017-11-06 Thread Ravi Kumar
Maria,
the following email of Frank explains.
So, when a need arises, the board can put to vote the learned Charter of
OSGeo, to seek guidance.
As the Board is elected by the Charter, the charter in turn can advise.
Our very learned 1st board have thought about, and Frank is one of them.
Cheers
Ravi Kumar
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From: Frank Warmerdam <warmer...@pobox.com>
Date: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 3:27 AM
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] "Hostile Takeover" -- what do we mean by this?
To: Helmut Kudrnovsky <hel...@web.de>
Cc: OSGeo Discussions <discuss@lists.osgeo.org>


Helmut,

The word "hostile" is a bit unfortunate.  One of the goals of charter
membership early in the organization was to provide a mechanism to
keep us aligned on roughly our original mission and community.  I
personally had a concern that we might get swamped by some other
community and almost accidentally taken over.  For instance one might
have imagined if all the folks interested in OSM joined OSGeo they
might have accidentally swamped "us" and we would potentially have
lost the goals of the organization.

Best regards,
Frank




On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 11:15 AM, Helmut Kudrnovsky <hel...@web.de> wrote:
> sorry, missed the subject
>
>
> Gesendet: Montag, 28. August 2017 um 20:12 Uhr
> Von: "Helmut Kudrnovsky"
> An: discuss@lists.osgeo.org, s...@sarasafavi.com
> Betreff: Kein Betreff
> Sara Safavi:
>>In the notification emails from CRO to new charter member nominees, the
>>following is included (emphasis mine):
>>
>>*"(Charter Members) have the following responsibilities: (1) annually vote
>>for OSGeo Board Members; (2) annually vote for new OSGeo Charter Members
>>and (3) be aware of and protect against a hostile takeover of OSGeo."*
>>
>>I have had more than one nominee of mine contact me asking what exactly
>>this means. I agree with their concerns: this is strange language to use,
>>is not reflected in our bylaws, and frankly does not fit the image I
>>presented when I first contacted them asking if they would accept a
>>nomination.
>
> one may translate it to: being responsible of/taking care for the wealth
and integrity of foundation based
> upon the principles and bylaws.
>
>>It may be a language barrier or simply a misunderstanding, but can we
>>clarify what is meant by using this kind of verbiage, and consider a
>>re-wording?
>
> I tend to keep it as it is. rewording would mean involving the charter
members as this related to them.
>
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Welcome new Board

2017-11-05 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi List and Board,
very spirited developments and approaches.

Pl make it clear 'Where The Board will STOP'..
I mean for example, can they enact resolutions which will, change the 'Very
Character', of OSGeo without putting it to vote, by the charter members, or
gather feelings from the DISCUSS List..

Board, in all wisdom please give it a thought..

Cheers

Ravi Kumar
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Resignation

2017-10-31 Thread Ravi Kumar
Nice to know that you are not Leaving after all..

Remember you from my
OpenJUMP (GIS <http://www.openjump.org/> )with Joy times

Cheers

Ravi

On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 5:56 AM, Landon Blake <sunburned.surve...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I feel its time I officially resigned as Chater Member, Editor of the
> OSGeo Journal and Board Rep for the California Chapter. I haven't been very
> successful at these jobs over the past couple of years, and changes in my
> wife's health and my job situation mean I have less time to invest in
> OSGeo. The organization is also much larger and more broadly supported than
> it was when I started. I feel like I need to get out of the way so others
> can act in my abscence.
>
> I think I will continue to help out with the Incubation Committee, in the
> hope that focusing my modest resources may actually result in some good. We
> will see how that goes.
>
> That means we will need volunteers to step up to fill both positions. I'm
> not disappearing, so I will be around to help the new volunteers learn the
> ropes if needed.
>
> I'm sorry this has taken me so long. If I  had done it sooner, perhaps
> we;d already have other robust leadership in place.
>
> It is good to see how global this organization has become.
>
> Please reach out to me by private e-mail if you have any questions so we
> don't flood everyone's inbox: sunburned.surve...@gmail.com
>
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Welcome OSGeo Board

2017-10-31 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi Board and Charter,

welcome New Board.. Let us the charter members of OSGeo Join on the IRC
Chat of all board meetings, and nearly make it an all encompassing worldly,
 'Rainbow coalition'.

Charter pl see

1. Make your OSGeo advocate page
2. OSGeo User Talk
3. Subscribe to OSGeo Board List to know whats-up, and join IRC Chat

“The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that
yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.”
― Kahlil Gibran
<https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6466154.Kahlil_Gibran>, The Prophet
<https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/2938937>

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] My feelings about board elections

2017-10-31 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi Vicky +1 indeed about your personal submission.
But think of cases other than yourself.. a change of perspective..
Cheers
Ravi

On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 11:34 AM, Vicky Vergara <vi...@georepublic.de>
wrote:

> Hi all, Frank:
>
> I have being woman all my life and also Mexican, I fall in both
> categories, but personally I want to win in a fair game, not to fill a
> quota, and in this case is two quotas!!!. I don't feel that ever in my life
> I won something to fill a quota and I don't want to start to be used to
> fill a quota.
>
> Storm is over and my baby elephant is eating fresh grass that is starting
> to grow.
>
> Being on the board or not, there is work to be done.
>
> Regards
> Vicky
>
> ​PS. I will think of option(s) that are not filling quotas.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 1:40 AM, Frank Warmerdam <warmer...@pobox.com>
> wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 7:56 PM, Ravi Kumar
>> <manarajahmundry2...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Will be happy to see those who have let 'The Clouds In Motion'... and
>> those
>> > 'Giving us a good harvest of GRASS'.. speak out too.
>>
>> Ravi,
>>
>> I am not sure, but in light of my signature perhaps 'the clouds in
>> motion' is a hint to me.
>>
>> I don't see any need to rerun this election, nor am I particularly
>> concerned co-CRO who is nominated to run, etc.  Lets all give folks
>> the benefit of the doubt, and it isn't like the board has their
>> fingers on the button of nuclear weapons. :-)
>>
>> Like Sanghee I am concerned that the board is less diverse than I
>> would have hoped by now.  I think it would be reasonable to adapt the
>> board selection criteria to ensure at least some diversity on axes we
>> want to see covered.  I could imagine a couple of special rules like:
>>  - If by normal voting no female would be elected, and if there is a
>> female running in the election the female with the most votes will
>> replace the otherwise lowest voted person who would have made the
>> board.
>>  - If by normal voting no two board members are selected who are
>> outside "north america + europe" and if there are such candidates
>> running then replace the otherwise lowest voted person who would have
>> made the board with the the candidates outside of NA+EUR with the most
>> votes.
>>
>> Well some word smithing and algorithm clarification would be needed,
>> but you get the general idea, and a number of variations would be
>> helpful in moving us towards more diverse representation.
>>
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>> passed by a vote of the charter members rather than just put in place
>> by the board.
>>
>> But most of all, I wish to encourage us all to recognise that we are
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] My feelings about board elections

2017-10-31 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi Frank,
that is being Frank. +1 indeed about an equitable distribution of Board
around the Globe/Regions (other than North America Europe and Australia).
The users are in greater numbers in the developing world, and the very
welcome businesses are in the developed world.

+1 for your lines
"I would prefer to see a change in board voting rules of this nature
passed by a vote of the charter members rather than just put in place
by the board"


Cheers
Rav

On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 10:10 AM, Frank Warmerdam <warmer...@pobox.com>
wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 7:56 PM, Ravi Kumar
> <manarajahmundry2...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Will be happy to see those who have let 'The Clouds In Motion'... and
> those
> > 'Giving us a good harvest of GRASS'.. speak out too.
>
> Ravi,
>
> I am not sure, but in light of my signature perhaps 'the clouds in
> motion' is a hint to me.
>
> I don't see any need to rerun this election, nor am I particularly
> concerned co-CRO who is nominated to run, etc.  Lets all give folks
> the benefit of the doubt, and it isn't like the board has their
> fingers on the button of nuclear weapons. :-)
>
> Like Sanghee I am concerned that the board is less diverse than I
> would have hoped by now.  I think it would be reasonable to adapt the
> board selection criteria to ensure at least some diversity on axes we
> want to see covered.  I could imagine a couple of special rules like:
>  - If by normal voting no female would be elected, and if there is a
> female running in the election the female with the most votes will
> replace the otherwise lowest voted person who would have made the
> board.
>  - If by normal voting no two board members are selected who are
> outside "north america + europe" and if there are such candidates
> running then replace the otherwise lowest voted person who would have
> made the board with the the candidates outside of NA+EUR with the most
> votes.
>
> Well some word smithing and algorithm clarification would be needed,
> but you get the general idea, and a number of variations would be
> helpful in moving us towards more diverse representation.
>
> I would prefer to see a change in board voting rules of this nature
> passed by a vote of the charter members rather than just put in place
> by the board.
>
> But most of all, I wish to encourage us all to recognise that we are
> an organization of volunteers and that we have similar goals.  While
> we fine tune things, I hope we try to avoid taking offense and ascribe
> the best intentions to others in our community.
>
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] My feelings about board elections

2017-10-30 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi List and Board,

Sanghee's mail, is on the spot. +1 to Sanghee.

Let us all unitedly request the Board (new+Old) alike to discuss what lead
to this situation.
On one hand am Happy that the most suitable people have filled the
vacancies in the board. Bot on the other..
certain holes are exposed in OSGeo Armour.
You may correct it for future. But the past, you cannot set it aside.

It is only fair that, we might consider all that is possible to remove any
glitches, let alone re-run the election If so desired.

Will be happy to see those who have let 'The Clouds In Motion'... and those
'Giving us a good harvest of GRASS'.. speak out too.

Or it will become part of Statistics.. 'Back in Nov 2017, it happened.. A
CRO or Co-CRO was inadvertently ran for the Board.. Only to resign..
and Only to win.. as there was no rule, to make it right'..
Some thing with our collective wisdom has to be done to solve THIS
SITUATION..

Ravi Kumar

On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 7:47 PM, Sanghee Shin <shs...@gaia3d.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
>
>
>
> First of all I'd like to give my sincere congratulations to newly elected
> board members. Here I want to share some of my feelings around this board
> elections.
>
>
>
> 1. Needless to say all new board members are deserved to win the election.
> However as a whole, now we have all WHITE board of directors only from
> Europe and North America. We've talked about the importance of diversity
> and inclusiveness many times so far, however the reality is like this.
> Please don't get me wrong. I'm not writing this because of my failure in an
> election. Being nominated and encouragement to run the election was just
> great honour to me. For me as Asian, one of most shocking and disappointing
> moment in this election was Venka's failure in an election. Venka has
> contributed so much to Asian community over the last 2 years. His
> contributions and activities reached out not only to Japan but also to
> Thailand, Vietnam, India and sometimes to Korea as well. He also put so
> much efforts organizing FOSS4G Asia this year. And I know as a former board
> member how he restlessly carried out his duty as president of OSGeo. And
> finally he failed! I know he didn't answer to some of quesitons to nominees
> during the election period. Ok, it’s excuse however he and I was being
> tied up with handling a urgent issue in community. Anyway I and other Asian
> friends are so shocked that he was not elected! I bet other Asian members
> share the same feeling. The result gave the clear meaning to Asian
> community, "If Venka can't be a board member of OSGeo, nobody can be
> forever from Asia." I already saw many complaints and discouragement in
> Asian community. I believe regions other than Europe and NA have the rights
> to be reprensented failry. So, I'd like to ask new board members to fix
> this kind of wrong representation of board configuration by adopting new
> election rules.
>
>
>
> 2. I believe Jeff McKenna's ambiguous behaviours around election period
> made both him and OSGeo untrustworthy. I don't want to mention again here
> some of concerns over him in detail during the election. One thing I'd like
> to point out is his un-withdrwal from board election after disclosing the
> results. Nothing personal, Jeff. Actually I tried to accept and understand
> this situation so many times for a couple of days, but I failed to accept.
> We're not the children in the kindergarten! How can it be happened? The
> last thing I did as a former board member was approving the motion, "This
> board election is valid." I was able to block the motion however I approved
> the motion. Because I accepted his withdrawal as sincere one and trusted
> him. I'm feeling my good intention was being betrayed. I know I don't have
> any rights now to change my previous decision and I don't want to criticise
> someone here. New board, this case cleary has shown that there's big
> loophole in our election process. If OSGe can't fix it, OSGeo will lose
> trust and credibility. Board, you need to bear in mind that there's already
> bunch of sign of loosing trust from community.
>
>
>
> Many mentioned that OSGeo is run by Do-ocracy. I believe the basis of
> Do-ocracy is recognizing of someone's work and trust. If someone's hardwork
> is not recognized and acknowledged fairy, who will want to jump into the
> matters to fix it? And if someone can't trust the organization, who wants
> to put their precious time and efforts to untrustworthy one?
>
>
>
> If OSGeo lose the trust, it will lose everything. OSGeo is just shell.
>
>
>
> Best regards,
>
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Election 2017 Board of Directors elections results

2017-10-26 Thread Ravi Kumar
+ Vasile for a well conducted election. Wonder, is this the highest voting
percentage we ever got.!

Congrats to all those who made it to the board.

Ravi Kumar

On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 12:38 AM, Vasile Craciunescu <vas...@geo-spatial.org
> wrote:

> Dear OSGeo community,
>
> These are the results from the 2017 elections for the 5 open
> seats of the OSGeo Board of Directors. The results in alphabetical
> order are:
>
> * Astrid Emde
> * Jody Garnett
> * Jeff McKenna
> * Helena Mitasova
> * María Arias de Reyna
>
> Thanks to all candidates to ongoing through the elections process.
> Election figures are:
>
> * Membership: 390
> * Valid votes: 308
> * Not finished votes: 5
> * Not voted: 77
>
> There were no scores to arbitrate. One candidate withdraw during the
> voting period. A final position is expected from the candidate ASAP. Thank
> you all who voted!!
>
> The complete resulting Board (wiki order) for 2017/2018 is:
>
> * Vasile Craciunescu
> * Maria Antonia Brovelli
> * Michael Smith
> * Angelos Tzotsos
> * Astrid Emde
> * Jody Garnett
> * Jeff McKenna
> * Helena Mitasova
> * María Arias de Reyna
>
> Personally I just want to express my joy for the excellent scores of our
> ladies candidates, elected or not.
>
> Please congratulate the new OSGeo Directors!
>
> My job as CRO is almost finished now, I will update the wiki with the
> detailed results (CSV with every vote and the timestamp) as soon as
> possible.
>
> Best,
> Vasile
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] withdrawal from Board election

2017-10-22 Thread Ravi Kumar
+ Maxi

On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 11:36 AM, Kari Salovaara  wrote:

> I fully agree with Maxi and I stay in my voting.
> This discussion has been below any ... and due only some single persons
> who are looking only for their personal benefits.
>
> Kari
>
>
> Massimiliano Cannata kirjoitti 22.10.2017 klo 0:20:
>
> Dear Jeff,
> I hope your withdrawal is not accepted.
>
> With a community of hundreds of charter members I wouldn't care so much of
> the respectable opinion of a couple of people and I would let the board
> take the responsibility to take a decision.
>
> I don't see anything irregular in your participation, did anyone cheat?
> I'm sure this is not the case...
> Then, any lesson learned is useful to improve the process in the future...
>
> I bet the charter members who voted for you want you to stand for respect
> of their votes.
>
> Maxi
>
> Il 21 ott 2017 2:34 PM, "Jeff McKenna"  ha
> scritto:
>
>> Dear CRO,
>>
>> Please accept my withdrawal from the Board election.  I am sorry to cause
>> all of the problems so clearly explained by so many here publicly this
>> election.
>>
>> I wish to take the time now to thank all of the candidates for
>> volunteering their time for the OSGeo community.
>>
>> Yours,
>>
>> -Jeff McKenna
>>
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Costly FOSS4Gs

2017-10-21 Thread Ravi Kumar
"the fees are certainly not for normal people from most of the world"..
This is balm to all those who consider themselves sidelined.
Much of the world needs Open Source and Open and Free GIS for Transparent
administration among a multitude of reasons. May be it is time for a course
correction.
Ravi

On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 1:06 PM, Jachym Cepicky <jachym.cepi...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Guys,
>
> the fees are certainly not for normal people from most of the world. Not
> talking about travel costs.
>
> But, as active member of the community, you can get considerable discount
> (giving workshops, volunteer at sessions, ...).
>
> With FOSS4G-Europe, we aim to bring "little FOSS4G" to more people. And it
> seems to be working.
>
> Just 0.02
>
> J
>
> čt 19. 10. 2017 v 8:44 odesílatel Till Adams <till.ad...@fossgis.de>
> napsal:
>
>> Dear list,
>>
>> I can invite everybody, to follow the RfP process for FOSS4G 2019 [1] -
>> including the questions to the teams. This will show, that we as CC have
>> the cost factor always in mind. When discussing about prices, please take
>> into account, that conference fee normally is 1/3 - 1/5 of the total costs
>> you have when visiting a FOSS4G.
>>
>> Also I'd like to invite everybody to make even small donations to the
>> travel grant programme. We will announce, when the TGP for 2018 is setup.
>>
>> Cheers, Till
>>
>> [1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2019_Bid_Process
>>
>>
>>
>> Am 18.10.2017 um 09:30 schrieb Andrea Aime:
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 8:39 AM, Bruce Bannerman <
>> bruce.bannerman.os...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> When you look at the costs associated with a person attending a typical
>>> international FOSS4G event, the actual conference fees a small amount of
>>> the actual cost.
>>>
>>> Consider airfares, transportation, accomodation, meals, lost wages etc.
>>> There is nothing that an LOC can do about these individual costs.
>>>
>>
>> Ah hem, nothing that the LOC can do once the conference site is chosen,
>> but something that OSGeo can do when assigning the location and timing.
>> And I believe that is happening, if I'm not wrong for the first time the
>> LOC needs to provide expected cost of airfare and accommodation as part
>> of their proposal, which will make people consider carefully that aspect
>> too.
>>
>> Another aspect that was not cited but that I heard in conversations and
>> believe is important, it's that it is really hard to compress
>> the cost of a large conference: the LOC needs a place that can host 1000
>> people, and that can give internet to this many people,
>> that places forces the catering package on you (I've been told by several
>> conference chairs there no way to dodge that) and the
>> two together make up for a large amount of the cost.
>>
>> So, besides some exceptions (think FOSDEM) it seems the only way to setup
>> a cheaper conference is to make a smaller
>> one that can be hosted at a university or in a smaller conference center.
>> Hence the focus on the local conferences.
>> I believe the threshold is at around 500 people, larger than that one is
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Costly FOSS4Gs

2017-10-17 Thread Ravi Kumar
GFOSS.. Commercial Support.. +1 for this.
But.. now that this has come to a boil..

WHY NOT THE BOARD AND WOULD BE BOARD COME OUT CLEAR ON THIS..
SURE THIS WILL HELP THE CHARTER.. WHOM TO VOTE..
'Free and Open Source'.. has brought to where we are.. This is a community
effort.

Is there a solution to OSGeo FOSS4G events, that are affordable to
Users/Developers/Students..

Ravi Kumar



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wrote:

> Hello all
>
> A significant group who have possibly not yet chimed in on this issue are
> the commercial organizations who sell GFOSS support and development. I
> presume that FOSS4G is one of their best opportunities to get new business.
>
> I know there have been recent discussions/disagreements on this list about
> how far OSGeo should promote commercial organizations. However, these
> companies are the crucial element in GFOSS adoption in many larger public-
> and private-sector bodies. Many simply will not entertain GFOSS without
> commercial support, many believe the old myth that open source means no
> support, and many simply will not accept the risk of GFOSS without that
> support.
>
> My point is that GFOSS would not have anything like the market penetration
> it now does without commercial companies offering open-source support and
> development. As I say, I stand to be corrected, but FOSS4G surely enables
> them to persuade others to migrate to GFOSS, which is to the whole
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Costly FOSS4Gs

2017-10-17 Thread Ravi Kumar
"I would like to see charter member renamed to "voting member" (since
charter member means those who signed the original charter forming our
organization)"

That way things become Clear.. But I doubt if any charter member is not
aware of it, that their responsibility is (simply) to Vote. And that all
the peer reviewed Charter members, and their views at the moment are like a
storm in the tea-cup.. the Discuss-List.



On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:47 PM, Jody Garnett <jody.garn...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Good question, I think we already realize empowering members by not
> reserving activities or responsibilities in our organization. From a
> pragmatic standpoint there are more members and with to be inclusive and
> grow our organization. Having a low barrier to taking part is a good thing.
>
> Aside:I would like to see charter member renamed to "voting member" (since
> charter member means those who signed the original charter forming our
> organization).
>
>
> *So why bother?*
> It is impressive that voting members have been recognized by their peers
> as being of good character, and have been asked to take on an
> responsibility, and importantly have accepted a responsibility. That is a
> pretty powerful statement, and show of commitment to our organization.
>
> I would like to respect the commitment, and the voting members
> accordingly. One way to do so is to recognize that they have only accepted
> responsibility for one activity (which has a fixed time commitment each
> year). If we ask any more of these individuals we should not do so casually
> - recognize any ideas are over and above what they agreed to when accepting
> a nomination.
>
> So while I have some ideas, I would be very hesitant to restrict them to
> voting members (and even more hesitant to require voting members to
> participate.)
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
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>
> On 16 October 2017 at 21:20, Ravi Kumar <manarajahmundry2...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Jody,
>>
>> "While I like the idea of greater charter member involvement, I like the
>> idea of member involvement even more."
>>
>> How do you wish to realize this.
>> Do you think that 'Charter member' vs 'Ordinary Lister/User/Member'.. the
>> later merits more..
>> THEN
>> Why bother and have a special classification as 'Charter Member'...
>>
>> Cheers
>> Ravi Kumar
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 8:21 AM, Jody Garnett <jody.garn...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I am uncomfortable with the five star presentation you outline. FOSS4G
>>> is a open source tech conference that mixes things up in a great creative
>>> melting pot, just like our community. Limiting foss4g to just an industry
>>> or academic event would sell it short.
>>>
>>> While I recognize Arnulf’s words, I wish we could find another source of
>>> funds taking pressure off the conference committee and freeing the
>>> organization to use the event more effectively for advocacy.
>>> — -
>>> Ravi I am going to take your second question as wondering what greater
>>> role our charter members can play?
>>>
>>> In this case I am not sure, and need to listen to others - what would
>>> you like to see charter members do?
>>>
>>> Right now we have an inclusive setup where anyone can join or
>>> organization, take part in a local chapter or a committee. By stepping up
>>> as a member, our organization is open to anyone willing to take on
>>> responsibility with passion and enthusiasm ... with no requirement to be a
>>> charter member.
>>>
>>> While I like the idea of greater charter member involvement, I like the
>>> idea of member involvement even more.
>>>
>>> On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 7:16 PM Ravi Kumar <
>>> manarajahmundry2...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Vicky and all my OSGeo listers and particularly those who are
>>>> following this thread,
>>>> +1 .. OSGeo has blossomed since that meeting in Chicago (2006) attended
>>>> by some, and Markus Netteler.
>>>> You have FOSS4G Choises now.. Pick, that suites your budget, and
>>>> philosophy (If you prefer not to see FOSS4G as 5*)..
>>>>
>>>> We depend on the collective wisdom of the board.. We the charter should
>>>> never tire in Nudging the board with our views.
>>>>
>>>> Another question to Contenders to the Board:
>>>> Wish a day will come when the Charter can play a more important role
>>>> than break

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Costly FOSS4Gs

2017-10-16 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi Jody,

"While I like the idea of greater charter member involvement, I like the
idea of member involvement even more."

How do you wish to realize this.
Do you think that 'Charter member' vs 'Ordinary Lister/User/Member'.. the
later merits more..
THEN
Why bother and have a special classification as 'Charter Member'...

Cheers
Ravi Kumar

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wrote:

> I am uncomfortable with the five star presentation you outline. FOSS4G is
> a open source tech conference that mixes things up in a great creative
> melting pot, just like our community. Limiting foss4g to just an industry
> or academic event would sell it short.
>
> While I recognize Arnulf’s words, I wish we could find another source of
> funds taking pressure off the conference committee and freeing the
> organization to use the event more effectively for advocacy.
> — -
> Ravi I am going to take your second question as wondering what greater
> role our charter members can play?
>
> In this case I am not sure, and need to listen to others - what would you
> like to see charter members do?
>
> Right now we have an inclusive setup where anyone can join or
> organization, take part in a local chapter or a committee. By stepping up
> as a member, our organization is open to anyone willing to take on
> responsibility with passion and enthusiasm ... with no requirement to be a
> charter member.
>
> While I like the idea of greater charter member involvement, I like the
> idea of member involvement even more.
>
> On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 7:16 PM Ravi Kumar <manarajahmundry2...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Vicky and all my OSGeo listers and particularly those who are
>> following this thread,
>> +1 .. OSGeo has blossomed since that meeting in Chicago (2006) attended
>> by some, and Markus Netteler.
>> You have FOSS4G Choises now.. Pick, that suites your budget, and
>> philosophy (If you prefer not to see FOSS4G as 5*)..
>>
>> We depend on the collective wisdom of the board.. We the charter should
>> never tire in Nudging the board with our views.
>>
>> Another question to Contenders to the Board:
>> Wish a day will come when the Charter can play a more important role than
>> breaking it's sleep walk, to vote now and then.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Ravi Kumar
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 8:38 PM, Vicky Vergara <vi...@georepublic.de>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello Ravi:
>>>
>>> I had the opportunity to attend and to make a presentation on FOSS4G
>>> Korea, afterwards, I also made a protestation on FOSS4G Tokyo. That was on
>>> 2015, and was the same year I was also elected to be a charter member on
>>> OSGeo. This trip was very educational for me, as I got to know more about
>>> OSGeo, with the international event and with the local event.
>>>
>>> Next year, 2016, even that it would have been great to go to FOSS4G
>>> Bonn, given budgets constraints, I opted to go to FOSS4G Asia instead. Lots
>>> of students from Asia had participated on OSGeo-GSoC program, and I wanted
>>> a close contact with them. The contact was so close that, Rohith Reddy,
>>> student from IIIT in Hyderabad and ex-OSGeo-GSoC student, this year acted
>>> as mentor and went to the GSoC mentor summit representing OSGeo.
>>>
>>> This year for FOSS4G Boston, OSGeo, had a travel grant to which I did
>>> not apply, I preferred to go to FOSS4G Argentina (Starts next week), but I
>>> did registered and attended the code-sprint (using IRC and jitsi for video).
>>> About why Argentina, I saw it as an opportunity to communicate the
>>> spirit of OSGeo on my mother tongue, further more, I arranged my trip
>>> tohave a 22hr stay in Perú, where they are starting to create a local
>>> chapter, and I hope to meet some OSGeo member(s).
>>>
>>> I also consider FOSS4G as an outreach event, and call it:
>>> subconsciously, by accident, by preference, I've being going to the small
>>> FOSS4G events after the first one where I learned so much. If you think
>>> about it, by not going to the international one, and going to the small
>>> FOSS4G, I have been spreading the word to the people that can not afford
>>> the trip-accommodation-registration costs for the main FOSS4G, and
>>> maybe someone else, will use the travel grant, can go learn more about
>>> OSGeo on the main international event.
>>>
>>>
>>> Vicky
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 9:15 AM, 

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Costly FOSS4Gs

2017-10-16 Thread Ravi Kumar
+1 for.. I like the idea of member involvement even more.
Ravi

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 8:21 AM, Jody Garnett <jody.garn...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I am uncomfortable with the five star presentation you outline. FOSS4G is
> a open source tech conference that mixes things up in a great creative
> melting pot, just like our community. Limiting foss4g to just an industry
> or academic event would sell it short.
>
> While I recognize Arnulf’s words, I wish we could find another source of
> funds taking pressure off the conference committee and freeing the
> organization to use the event more effectively for advocacy.
> — -
> Ravi I am going to take your second question as wondering what greater
> role our charter members can play?
>
> In this case I am not sure, and need to listen to others - what would you
> like to see charter members do?
>
> Right now we have an inclusive setup where anyone can join or
> organization, take part in a local chapter or a committee. By stepping up
> as a member, our organization is open to anyone willing to take on
> responsibility with passion and enthusiasm ... with no requirement to be a
> charter member.
>
> While I like the idea of greater charter member involvement, I like the
> idea of member involvement even more.
>
> On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 7:16 PM Ravi Kumar <manarajahmundry2...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Vicky and all my OSGeo listers and particularly those who are
>> following this thread,
>> +1 .. OSGeo has blossomed since that meeting in Chicago (2006) attended
>> by some, and Markus Netteler.
>> You have FOSS4G Choises now.. Pick, that suites your budget, and
>> philosophy (If you prefer not to see FOSS4G as 5*)..
>>
>> We depend on the collective wisdom of the board.. We the charter should
>> never tire in Nudging the board with our views.
>>
>> Another question to Contenders to the Board:
>> Wish a day will come when the Charter can play a more important role than
>> breaking it's sleep walk, to vote now and then.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Ravi Kumar
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 8:38 PM, Vicky Vergara <vi...@georepublic.de>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello Ravi:
>>>
>>> I had the opportunity to attend and to make a presentation on FOSS4G
>>> Korea, afterwards, I also made a protestation on FOSS4G Tokyo. That was on
>>> 2015, and was the same year I was also elected to be a charter member on
>>> OSGeo. This trip was very educational for me, as I got to know more about
>>> OSGeo, with the international event and with the local event.
>>>
>>> Next year, 2016, even that it would have been great to go to FOSS4G
>>> Bonn, given budgets constraints, I opted to go to FOSS4G Asia instead. Lots
>>> of students from Asia had participated on OSGeo-GSoC program, and I wanted
>>> a close contact with them. The contact was so close that, Rohith Reddy,
>>> student from IIIT in Hyderabad and ex-OSGeo-GSoC student, this year acted
>>> as mentor and went to the GSoC mentor summit representing OSGeo.
>>>
>>> This year for FOSS4G Boston, OSGeo, had a travel grant to which I did
>>> not apply, I preferred to go to FOSS4G Argentina (Starts next week), but I
>>> did registered and attended the code-sprint (using IRC and jitsi for video).
>>> About why Argentina, I saw it as an opportunity to communicate the
>>> spirit of OSGeo on my mother tongue, further more, I arranged my trip
>>> tohave a 22hr stay in Perú, where they are starting to create a local
>>> chapter, and I hope to meet some OSGeo member(s).
>>>
>>> I also consider FOSS4G as an outreach event, and call it:
>>> subconsciously, by accident, by preference, I've being going to the small
>>> FOSS4G events after the first one where I learned so much. If you think
>>> about it, by not going to the international one, and going to the small
>>> FOSS4G, I have been spreading the word to the people that can not afford
>>> the trip-accommodation-registration costs for the main FOSS4G, and
>>> maybe someone else, will use the travel grant, can go learn more about
>>> OSGeo on the main international event.
>>>
>>>
>>> Vicky
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 9:15 AM, Steven Feldman <shfeld...@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Ravi
>>>>
>>>> This could be misinterpreted as some criticism of the volunteers who
>>>> have staged outstanding FOSS4G events in the last years or even of 

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board Candidate Manifestos: 3 questions

2017-10-16 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi,
"1 Board member from every continent"
Representation from the (rest of) World on OSGeo Board.. This was discussed
several times earlier..
The would be incumbents, may tilt and give us a solution in the near
future..
Cheers
Ravi Kumar

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 9:30 PM, Gert-Jan van der Weijden - Stichting
OSGeo.nl <gert-...@osgeo.nl> wrote:

> Hi Board member candidates (and fellow voter members),
>
>
>
>
>
> Thanks to Helena, Astrid, Jody and Sanghee for adding their Manifestos [1].
>
> Really much appreciated, and at least now we have 6 known candidates to
> cast our 5 votes to!
>
> I hope that Dirk, Venga and Jeff will take the opportunity to add their
> manifestos as well before the end of this campaign week.
>
>
>
> After reading them, I have 3 questions:
>
> = One to Sanghee:
>
> I really like your personal review of the last 2 years as a Board member.
> Not just fun parts, but also some harder times.
>
> Could you please elaborate on the "Sometimes I saw the 'Desire to the
> Innocence' from the community"? I simply don't quite understand what you
> mean by this.
>
>
>
> = One to Astrid:
>
> Almost all of your objectives seem outreach-related (PR, OSGeo Live etc.)
>
> What  are the advantages of doing so as a Board member, instead of (or in
> addition to) begin a member of the recently revived Marketing Committee
>
>
>
> = And one to all of you:
>
> Some of you talk about being an inclusive organization.
>
> For the geographical and probably cultural aspect of inclusiveness, do you
> think the Board should have it's roots in as much continents / languages as
> possible, so preferably 1 Board member from every continent (not counting
> for Antarctica, ha!)
>
>
>
>
>
> Wishing you all the best and success in your campaigns,
>
>
>
>
>
> Gert-Jan
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> [1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2017_Candidate_Manifestos
>
>
>
>
>
> *Van:* Discuss [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] *Namens *Sanghee
> Shin
> *Verzonden:* donderdag 12 oktober 2017 10:14
> *Aan:* OSGeo Discussions
> *Onderwerp:* [OSGeo-Discuss] Board Candidate Manifestos: Sanghee Shin
>
>
>
> Dear All,
>
>
>
> I’ve posted my manifestos here: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/
> Election_2017_Candidate_Manifestos#Sanghee_Shin
>
>
>
> Thanks for the nomination.
>
>
>
> Kind regards,
>
> 신상희
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Costly FOSS4Gs

2017-10-16 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi Jody and list,

"Ravi can I ask if you would like to have a "hangout" or "party" event?"

I remember vividly.. The Year: 2007. The Event 'OSGeo India Launch'.. The
Venue: Glittering International Convention Centre, Hyderabad(Novotel).
Being a Geologist, more used to the outdoors and field work, hobnobbing in
a 5- star place, made me wear a Facade, 'A Tie, A Coat' (as Arnulf so
anecdotally expressed in this thread). Venka, then, for me a Professor from
Osaka City University, was there without a 'Tie'.. He went one step ahead,
whispering to me.. In minutes I undid my tie.. and breathed easy..

About OSGeo's FOSS4G being a 'Stiff Upper Lip..  a Tie and Coat Event'.. OR
'a Hangout/Party event', where Developers and users in T-Shirts, develop
networks in an atmosphere of bonhomie.. I am sure the list will vote a land
slide victory for the Later than the former.

HOWEVER, I concede.

Like the Elephant (of PostGIS too), a pair of teeth to Show (off)
-- Glittering Events
AND
A pair to actually chew and eat..
--- Bonhomie Events

A Cocktail might do the trick for us.. Let us bet on the Wisdom of the
OSGeo Board with the new incumbents ..

Cheers and thanks to each one Jeff, Arnulf Venka and all for reacting

Ravi Kumar

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:25 PM, Jody Garnett <jody.garn...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I would like a chance to listen to everyone and avoid creating spits in
> our community, some of the most critical feedback received about foss4g
> affordability has been by companies. Our strength in part comes from
> bridging divides, a foss4g for business would not be a foss4g.
>
> Ravi can I ask if you would like to have a "hangout" or "party" event?
>
> I was surprised to encounter the viewpoint that foss4g it is considered an
> OSGeo party. While we have lots to celebrate, I view foss4g as a time when
> we can best meet our outreach goals. I tend to view this as a
> responsibility - the local organizing committee has specific brought us in
> to knock-the-socks off the local geospatial community and show them how
> amazing open source can be!
>
> As a personal goal I am trying to be more relaxed about viewing OSGeo as a
> party, our community members are amazing should be celebrated and
> celebrating. It is one thing I really appreciated about the slower pace of
> this years foss4g-europe event, think it was the first time I got to see
> Andrea Amine slow down enough to talk to.
>
> Thanks again for bringing interesting questions to this years elections.
>
>
>
> --
> Jody Garnett
>
> On 15 October 2017 at 23:59, Ravi Kumar <manarajahmundry2...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi List,
>> happy to note that 'FOSS4G being Costly/Unaffordable', is discussed.
>> To make it fun, spice is added on the TERM HANGOUT..
>>
>> May be the next board will have FOSS4G for Business, where in 5* comforts
>> that might make business easy for OSGeo.
>> Will also have, 'FOSS4G Developers', where in young students/Reserchers
>> can have a great conference.
>>
>>  Some fine tuning may make, Say , 1st 2 days 5 Star.. Next two affordable.
>> But in a world where, 'COST some times means Efficiency', may not, 'play
>> ball', with this Idea.
>>
>> Cheers.. and All the best to the Hopefuls
>>
>> Ravi Kumar
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:19 AM, Jody Garnett <jody.garn...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Okay I checked that the report is not published yet (sigh). I really
>>> appreciated Jeff's answer, and agree that regional foss4g events are seeing
>>> great success and are much more affordable.
>>>
>>> To answer your question:
>>>
>>> *'Do you agree that FOSS4G is turning out to be a hangout for those who
>>> can afford it'*..
>>>
>>> I have never agreed that FOSS4G is a hangout - I continue to view it as
>>> our most effective outreach event.
>>>
>>> *costs (of participation) are  so high that many might not afford.. *
>>>
>>> I very much agree with this, indeed I was only able to attend
>>> the Lausanne event by the kindness of people letting me sleep on their
>>> hotel floor. I have tried to return the favour each time the event took
>>> place in my home city.
>>>
>>> *If selected to the board HOW do you wish to correct this...*
>>>
>>> This is a tricky one, in part because I do not have to imagine - here is
>>> my own recommendation from the bo...@osgeo.org email list thread: f2f
>>> meeting follow up
>>> <https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2017-August/010526.html>:
&

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Costly FOSS4Gs

2017-10-16 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi Vicky and all my OSGeo listers and particularly those who are following
this thread,
+1 .. OSGeo has blossomed since that meeting in Chicago (2006) attended by
some, and Markus Netteler.
You have FOSS4G Choises now.. Pick, that suites your budget, and philosophy
(If you prefer not to see FOSS4G as 5*)..

We depend on the collective wisdom of the board.. We the charter should
never tire in Nudging the board with our views.

Another question to Contenders to the Board:
Wish a day will come when the Charter can play a more important role than
breaking it's sleep walk, to vote now and then.

Cheers

Ravi Kumar



On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 8:38 PM, Vicky Vergara <vi...@georepublic.de> wrote:

> Hello Ravi:
>
> I had the opportunity to attend and to make a presentation on FOSS4G
> Korea, afterwards, I also made a protestation on FOSS4G Tokyo. That was on
> 2015, and was the same year I was also elected to be a charter member on
> OSGeo. This trip was very educational for me, as I got to know more about
> OSGeo, with the international event and with the local event.
>
> Next year, 2016, even that it would have been great to go to FOSS4G Bonn,
> given budgets constraints, I opted to go to FOSS4G Asia instead. Lots of
> students from Asia had participated on OSGeo-GSoC program, and I wanted a
> close contact with them. The contact was so close that, Rohith Reddy,
> student from IIIT in Hyderabad and ex-OSGeo-GSoC student, this year acted
> as mentor and went to the GSoC mentor summit representing OSGeo.
>
> This year for FOSS4G Boston, OSGeo, had a travel grant to which I did not
> apply, I preferred to go to FOSS4G Argentina (Starts next week), but I did
> registered and attended the code-sprint (using IRC and jitsi for video).
> About why Argentina, I saw it as an opportunity to communicate the spirit
> of OSGeo on my mother tongue, further more, I arranged my trip tohave a
> 22hr stay in Perú, where they are starting to create a local chapter, and I
> hope to meet some OSGeo member(s).
>
> I also consider FOSS4G as an outreach event, and call it: subconsciously,
> by accident, by preference, I've being going to the small FOSS4G events
> after the first one where I learned so much. If you think about it, by not
> going to the international one, and going to the small FOSS4G, I have been
> spreading the word to the people that can not afford the 
> trip-accommodation-registration
> costs for the main FOSS4G, and maybe someone else, will use the travel
> grant, can go learn more about OSGeo on the main international event.
>
>
> Vicky
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 9:15 AM, Steven Feldman <shfeld...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Ravi
>>
>> This could be misinterpreted as some criticism of the volunteers who have
>> staged outstanding FOSS4G events in the last years or even of the attendees
>> who are able to afford to attend. I hope that is not the case?
>>
>> I’m not going to comment further on the challenges of hosting a 1000
>> person conference and the associated costs, I think Jeff has summed this up
>> well. This discussion has gone round the conference, board and discuss
>> lists for several years. If we want a large event we will have to accept
>> the costs, the ticket price is typically a lot less than the travel,
>> accommodation and meal costs that “out of country” visitors incur.
>>
>> The answer, IMO, is to encourage the growth of regional and national
>> FOSS4G to enable lower cost access and to extend our outreach. I have seen
>> little or no evidence presented to support the idea that local and regional
>> events need funding from the centre but if a case can be made then the
>> board should give that consideration and/or delegate that responsibility to
>> the conference committee
>>
>> Let’s celebrate the success of our global events and their attendees who
>> do a lot more than “hang out”. These events, through their generous
>> sponsors, provide a lot of the funds for the OSGeo board to use in
>> outreach, code sprints and other activities
>> __
>> Steven
>>
>>
>> On 16 Oct 2017, at 07:59, Ravi Kumar <manarajahmundry2...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Hi List,
>> happy to note that 'FOSS4G being Costly/Unaffordable', is discussed.
>> To make it fun, spice is added on the TERM HANGOUT..
>>
>> May be the next board will have FOSS4G for Business, where in 5* comforts
>> that might make business easy for OSGeo.
>> Will also have, 'FOSS4G Developers', where in young students/Reserchers
>> can have a great conference.
>>
>>  Some fine tuning may make, Say , 1st 2 days 5 Star.. Next two affordable.
>> But in

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Costly FOSS4Gs

2017-10-16 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi List,
happy to note that 'FOSS4G being Costly/Unaffordable', is discussed.
To make it fun, spice is added on the TERM HANGOUT..

May be the next board will have FOSS4G for Business, where in 5* comforts
that might make business easy for OSGeo.
Will also have, 'FOSS4G Developers', where in young students/Reserchers can
have a great conference.

 Some fine tuning may make, Say , 1st 2 days 5 Star.. Next two affordable.
But in a world where, 'COST some times means Efficiency', may not, 'play
ball', with this Idea.

Cheers.. and All the best to the Hopefuls

Ravi Kumar


On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:19 AM, Jody Garnett <jody.garn...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Okay I checked that the report is not published yet (sigh). I really
> appreciated Jeff's answer, and agree that regional foss4g events are seeing
> great success and are much more affordable.
>
> To answer your question:
>
> *'Do you agree that FOSS4G is turning out to be a hangout for those who
> can afford it'*..
>
> I have never agreed that FOSS4G is a hangout - I continue to view it as
> our most effective outreach event.
>
> *costs (of participation) are  so high that many might not afford.. *
>
> I very much agree with this, indeed I was only able to attend the Lausanne
> event by the kindness of people letting me sleep on their hotel floor. I
> have tried to return the favour each time the event took place in my home
> city.
>
> *If selected to the board HOW do you wish to correct this...*
>
> This is a tricky one, in part because I do not have to imagine - here is
> my own recommendation from the bo...@osgeo.org email list thread: f2f
> meeting follow up
> <https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2017-August/010526.html>:
>
> On 21 August 2017 at 11:23, Jody Garnett 
> wrote:
>
> *I saw this thread get into the details of the RFP - for that we have*
> *volunteers on the conference committee. My goal as a board member is to*
> *work on strategy, as the conference committee knows best about the RFP*
> *wording and process.*
>
> **Q: *Based on the affordability report, and resulting discussion, did we
> as **the board have any direction to ask the conference committee to
> steer in?*
>
> *My own feedback:*
>
>
> *1) I was pleasantly surprised that the ticket cost of foss4g has not 
> **changed
> significantly over the course of the events (indeed our most **expensive
> event was Sydney and our cheapest Korea).*
>
> *I do not see any guidance to provide here (this was surprising to me).*
>
> *2) Attendance continues to increase limiting appropriate venues*
>
> *I do not see any guidence to provide here, our community and event is 
> **growing.
> I think once we get around 3000 people we may be forced to settle **down
> to consider a fixed location, but at 1000-2000 we can still move it *
> *around.*
>
> *3) regional events are killing it*
>
> *I do not see any guidence to provide here, our community and events is *
> *growing. **The hope is this takes some of the strain from the global
> event, allowing **it to focus on outreach and advocacy more.*
>
> *4) hard for students to attend (also journal, etc...)*
>
> *There was a strong hope that travel grant program could help out a lot 
> **here,
> that would make me sad as this was intended to work towards **diversity.*
>
> *While there may be guidance here I am not close enough to the academic 
> **world
> to provide useful direction.*
>
> *5) diversity*
>
> *The original intention of the travel grant was to bring diversity
> awareness **to our osgeo events (to apply regional events are asked to
> set a diversity **target which travel grant can help towards). During
> foss4g I attended a **diversity presentation that advocated creating a
> safe space.*
>
> **Guidance: *Trial the use of providing a safe space in the 2018 bid.*
>
> *Similar recommendations online include:*
> *- make female speakers a priority (not just in selection, but before hand*
> *in promotion, one-on-one mentoring etc...).*
> *- providing child care (this helps families attend)*
>
> *Since these haver not been advocated by members of our community I am
> only **comfortable providing guidance on providing a safe space. Perhaps
> some of **these ideas can be tried out at regional conferences first.*
>
> *6) time of year*
>
> *The events have moved from September/October to August placing it in the 
> **way
> of European holidays. With the bulk of our contributors in Europe this **has
> affected how many of our contributors can attend.*
>
> **Guidance: *Request September / October event (to maximize contributors
> who **can attend).*
>
> *I understand next years event has plans to turn this into a holiday for 
>

[OSGeo-Discuss] Costly FOSS4Gs

2017-10-15 Thread Ravi Kumar
Question  (would be Board).  'Do you agree that FOSS4G is turning out to be
a hangout for those who can afford it'.. costs (of participation) are
so high that many might not afford.. If selected to the board HOW do you
wish to correct this..

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board nomination: Jeff McKenna

2017-10-15 Thread Ravi Kumar
+1  All the best Jeff

On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 3:18 AM, nicolas bozon 
wrote:

>
> It is my honor to nominate Jeff McKenna for the OSGeo Board of Directors
> election.
>
> Most of you knows Jeff's energy and passion for everything OSGeo, and i
> would probably be mistaken trying to summarize his countless contributions
> over the years, at every level of our Foundation. His leadership and long
> involvement in the OSGeo and FOSS4G communities made him the Winner of the
> Solz Katz Award in 2016, and i cannot add more. For those of you who may
> really not know Jeff yet, the User:Jeff_McKenna wiki page is a good read
> before you vote.
>
> Jeff already served three times at the board and has a deep understanding
> of both the director role and the current OSGeo strategic plan. Experienced
> with OSGeo governance and bylaws, Jeff also knows a lot about projects and
> people. He is always ready to help build locally and to represent globally.
>
> Jeff is a great communicator and enthusiastic community leader, and i
> believe he will be an excellent OSGeo director again. Please let us all
> welcome Jeff back at the Board!
>
>
> Best regards,
>
> Nicolas Bozon
>
>
> ---
> Jeff McKenna agreed to be nominated and i decided to send the nomination
> directly to the Discuss list with cc to CRO, so it avoids Jeff to confirm
> to himself that he accepts the nomination. The Board Nominations page still
> need to be updated, could you please Vasile ? Sorry for shortening the
> nomination process in this special case.
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Charter member R.C.Prasad's Nomination

2017-09-05 Thread Ravi Kumar
It is a pleasure to nominate Dr R.C.Parasad for OSGeo Charter.
R.C,Prasad conducted the FOSS4G Asia 2017 held at Hyderabad with aplomb.
He is one of the main resource persons of OSGeo India.
He is a keen researcher and trains students in Open Source GIS at IIIT
Hyderabad.

V.Ravi Kumar
Charter Member OSGeo
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Nomination for Vinayaraj Poliyapram

2017-09-05 Thread Ravi Kumar
+1 to Nomination of Vinay for the OSGeo Charter.
I second Vinay's nomination.

Vinay is a dedicated ZOO project researcher. He will further OSGeo's cause.

V.Ravi Kumar
Charter Member OSGeo

On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 4:18 PM, Vasile Craciunescu 
wrote:

> Forwarding Vinayaraj Poliyapram nomination by Venkatesh Raghavan. The 2017
> member nominations list will be updated ASAP [1].
>
> Best regards,
> Vasile & Jeff
> 2017 OSGeo Elections CROs
>
> [1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/New_Member_Nominations_2017
>
>
>  Forwarded Message 
> Subject: Nomination for https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Vinay
> Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 22:57:07 +0900
> From: Venkatesh Raghavan 
> To: OSGeo Chief Returning Officer 
>
> Dear CRO,
>
> It is my great pleasure to nominate Vinayaraj Poliyapram  (aka Vinay) [1]
> as a Charter Member to OSGeo.
>
> He is a young researcher who has shown dedication and commitment
> to the OSGeo mission. He exclusively FOSS4G tools for his research and
> has contributed to GRASS and ZOO-Project. He actively participates in
> FOSS4G Events in Asia. He has conducted several workshops on GRASS,
> QGIS, ZOO-Project, Python programming and OGC Web Services.
>
> His enthusiasm in spreading the use of OSGeo software is second
> to none and he will serve well as a Charter Member for OSGeo.
>
> I have obtained consent form Vinay before filing his nomination.
>
> Best
>
> Venka
>
> [1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Vinay
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Charter member Nomination

2017-09-01 Thread Ravi Kumar
It is a pleasure to nominate Gowtham.G for OSGeo Charter.

Gowtham Gollapalle has a company promoting Open Source GIS products of
OSGeo.
https://www.kaiinos.com/

He has his part in many projects of OSGeo India including
mana-rajahmundry.org
the 1st Open Geospatial Data website for society.

He and his team has contributed to forwarding OSGeo aims in various forums
including FOSS4G events of OSGeo India.

V.Ravi Kumar
Charter member OSGeo.
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Argentina FOSS4G

2017-05-30 Thread Ravi Kumar
ARGENTINA FOSS4G
the 'Developing World', has this problem of dependency on Proprietary GIS
Software.
Just Google GIS jobs and you for sure will hit the Proprietary kind.

It is pertinent to demonstrate:
1. That what we build on gvSIG, Qgis etc can be equally used on propreitary
GIS, thus cutting costs.
2. Choose a GNU-Linux Operating System along with Open Source GIS, and you
will never(be hit by), 'WannaCRY'.
3. Having a DEMONSTRATION, of ESRI, AUTOCAD, Bentley clients networked
(SAMBA) with systems using GNU-Linux with Open Source GIS will take our
cause a long way.

FINALLY

4. Software Piracy.. This is like fighting Cancer, the self inflicted
software malice.
'Clean Pirated GIS and the Open Source GIS will bloom'.
Not sure if the 1998 Argentinian court ruling still prevails.
http://expressindia.indianexpress.com/fe/daily/19980207/0384.html
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Is it possible for properitery GIS vendor to market thier properitery product as Open ?

2017-03-24 Thread Ravi Kumar
This is a good thread, and let us discuss to derive a 'Note', for those
facing 'Questions', evangelising Free and Open GIS.

I suggest this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_platform for many who
wish to know.
May be we can have a page on, 'OSGeo Wiki' on this topic.
Cheers
Ravi Kumar


On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 1:45 AM, Suchith Anand <
suchith.an...@nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I have a query. If a properitery GIS vendor starts marketing thier
> properitery products as Open platform and software then what rights do the
> organisations and customers have who are mislead buying the  properitery
> software thinking it is open have ?  The definision of Proprietary
> software [1] is very clearly defined, so  how can it be possible for any
> properitery GIS vendor to market their  software knowingly as open platform
> if it is properitery?
>
> This also greatly affects the business and revenues of true open source
> software companies .  Who is responsible for any misleading marketing that
> results in losses to both customers who are mislead to buy the properitery
> software thinking it is open  and also to other companies who do true open
> source business who lose out on the business opportunities? Is it right
> business ethics to do this?
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Suchith
>
> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proprietary_software
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GeoForAll newsletter - web version (Vol. 3, no.3, March 2017)

2017-03-12 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi Suchith good work Geo4All indeed.
Indian Scene:
As we chatted over a cup of tea at GWF 2017 Hyderabad, in India Geo4All to
succeed, there are various factors, a prime factor working against our
spirit is 'CRACK', a term popular among young GIS students and
entrepreneurs alike. Needless to further explain I hope.

Kindly note success stories of Open GIS, In India.. we sure will be
encouraged.

Cheers
Ravi Kumar

On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 12:41 PM, Suchith Anand <
suchith.an...@nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:

> Thank you Nikos  and great to see the html version of our newsletter .
> Thank you to Jason and colleagues of University of Southampton for this.
>
> http://www.geoforall.org/resources/newsletters/vol_3_3/
> Newsletter%20Vol%203_3.html
>
> The voluntary contributions of our  editor Nikos and all our excellent
> co-editors are key to help us make this great resource for the
> community possible. Special thanks to Ela for all the help and
> contributions that she did as coeditor . Though she is unable to be
> coeditor because of lot of other work, she will continue to be valuable
> partner for GeoForAll action and will continue to give us her guidance and
> support. I remember going to meet her and colleagues at their UNEP offices
> in Warsaw [1] around 4 years back and i was truly impressed by the array of
> amazing projects and activities that  they were doing . Thank you Ela for
> all your support and contributions over the years.
>
> We also are happy to welcome Seraphim and Codrina as our new coeditors .
> Nikos is looking to expand and looking for two co-editors from Central
> America and Caribbean regions , so please contact Nikos  if you are
> interested to help us.
>
> Please send articles to the newsletter on all aspects of Open Principles
> in Geo (Open Education, Free and Open Software, Open Data, Open Standards,
> Open Access) . Our newsletters reach thousands , so great way to share
> ideas and build collaborations.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Suchith
>
>
>
> [1] http://gridw.pl/en/areas-of-competence/179-open-source-geolab
>
> 
> From: labri...@eled.auth.gr <labri...@eled.auth.gr>
> Sent: 11 March 2017 6:54 PM
> To: OsGeo, GeoForAll
> Cc: Anand Suchith
> Subject: Newsletter Vol. 3, no.3, March 2017
>
> Dear all,
>
> The March 2017 issue has been uploaded onto GeoForAll website. From
> this issue, and for all coming issues, you can read our Newsletter
> onscreen, if you don't want to download. You can find the html version
> of our Newsletter which gives you this opportunity. Of course, for
> those who like, there is still the chance to download the issue and
> keep it in your files.
> I would like to thank Jason Sadler for his great help on making
> anything necessary for having our Newsletter in this new format. You
> can find also all 2017 issues in html format.
> Also, all issues are ordered from newest to oldest after Vaclav
> Petra's idea. This way is easiest to find the last issue.
> I would like to thank all those who helped with their contributions to
> have another issue.
> For those who would like to sent articles, news, etc., to be published
> in the next issue (April issue) please have in mind that the deadline
> is March, 26.
>
> Have a nice reading
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[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo India event

2017-03-02 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi,
we had a great time with 60 boys and girls eager to learn Open Source GIS
applications.
Prof Jagadeeswara Rao, Andhra University initiated this event.
The university was mapped.

https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User_talk:Ravivundavalli#
Recent_Trends_in_GIS_with_Special_Reference_to_Mobile_
GIS_and_Crowd_Sourcing.2C_27_and_28_Feb_2017._Andhra_
University_Visakhapatnam

Cheers

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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Re: The Rise of Open Street Map as a World Mapping Agency

2017-03-01 Thread Ravi Kumar
-- Forwarded message --
From: "Ravi Kumar" <manarajahmundry2...@gmail.com>
Date: Mar 2, 2017 12:48 PM
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] The Rise of Open Street Map as a World Mapping
Agency
To: "Suchith Anand" <suchith.an...@nottingham.ac.uk>
Cc:

Indeed Hats off to OSM. The world with OSM is a better place. And all
Android apps like MapsMe make it so good that you are never lost. Free
Geospatial Data= OSM.

On Mar 1, 2017 15:05, "Suchith Anand" <suchith.an...@nottingham.ac.uk>
wrote:

Dear Colleagues,

The Geospatial IG [1] of the Research Data Alliance will be meeting in
Barcelona on 5th April 2017 to keep building ideas for the global research
agenda for Geospatial Data Science .

https://www.rd-alliance.org/ig-geospatial-rda-9th-plenary-meeting

I would also like to make use of the Geospatial IG meeting opportunity at
RDA9 in Barcelona to further discuss ideas on the rise of Open Street Map
(OSM) as a World Mapping Agency (WMA) build by the efforts of thousands of
volunteers.   It is also interesting to see the community links of the Open
Street Map and  the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) expanding
rapidly both locally and globally. OSM has now reaching the level of a
Global Mapping Agency build by the efforts of thousands of volunteers and
OSGeo is the world's largest geospatial ecosystem.  What a great
combination of synergies. Both initiatives are just over a decade  old and
have fundamentally changed the whole geolandscape.

Myself and colleagues are working on a paper on OSM and OSGeo and i want to
use this meeting to discuss more ideas with the community. I look forward
to welcome you all to RDA meeting in Barcelona.

Best wishes,

Suchith

Dr. Suchith Anand

http://www.geoforall.org/

http://opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org

GeoForAll - Building and expanding Open Geospatial Science

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] A note regarding Executive Order on Immigration

2017-02-07 Thread Ravi Kumar
Nothing can wither FOSS4G spirit. All the best FOSS4G 2017 Boston. Thums-Up
Ravi Kumar

On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 3:36 AM, Guido Stein <gst...@appgeo.com> wrote:

> Dear OSGeo Community,
>
> My name is Guido Stein and I am the co-chair of FOSS4G Boston 2017. I have
> had the honor of working with the community on this conference as well as
> meeting many folks in the community at the Bonn event. I have been building
> spatial community in Boston for over a decade and am have really enjoyed
> becoming a part of the larger OSGeo community in the last couple of years.
>
> The Boston Local Organizing committee is made up of a diverse group of
> folks who had from day one planned on making this event as inclusive as we
> can make possible. We have been very excited about the potential
> interaction between visiting attendees from all over the globe and our
> thriving local community of academics, developers, managers, and end users.
>
> I am writing you all today as co-chair of the conference and as a member
> of the community to address some recent events in the U.S.A.. My team and
> I would like to let everyone know that we welcome anyone interested in
> attending the FOSS4G Boston 2017 event. We welcome you with open arms and
> will do whatever we can to help you get the most out of attending this
> event.
>
> I know that there is concern and fear about the Exective Order on
> Immigration and this weekend left many people in shock and awe. I would
> like to open a dialogue here on the discussion list to let people share
> with us any of your concerns and let us know what we might be able to do to
> assist you and others in attending this conference. We do not have all the
> answers, but we will attempt to address your concerns related to the
> conference the best we can.
>
> Finally, we do not set policy for OSGeo, FOSS4G (other than our specific
> event), or the U.S. Government, so please understand that we are a small
> group of volunteers and are trying to help, but our realm of assistance is
> limited to this year's FOSS4G and the resource we have access to.
>
> With warm regards,
>
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Greetings to everyone as we celebrate our 11th Anniversary

2017-02-05 Thread Ravi Kumar
Great 11 years indeed.
A multitude of National Chapters flourishing too.
Ravi Kumar

On Sat, Feb 4, 2017 at 11:41 PM, Suchith Anand <
suchith.an...@nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
>
> Today, The Open Source Geospatial Foundation celebrates our 11th
> Anniversary. I would like to  send our greetings to everyone on the happy
> occassion of 11th Anniversary of when our  Foundation was founded (4th Feb
> 2006) [1] .The Open Source Geospatial Foundation has come a long way . The
> Open Source Geospatial Foundation is now the world’s largest Geospatial
> ecosystem , so we welcome you to the huge network of our partners and
> collaborators globally from governments, industry , universities, NGOs
> worldwide that you can connect to expand your ideas rapidly. Open
> innovation is key in driving Digital Economy opportunities and we are
> determined to make sure that everyone benefits.
>
> On this happy occassion, i am pleased to honour *Dr. Rafael
> Moreno-Sanchez* as our GeoAmbassador. Rafael established GeoForAll lab at
> the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of
> Colorado Denver, USA. Details at http://opensourcegeospatial.
> icaci.org/2017/02/geoambassador-dr-rafael-moreno-sanchez/
>
> It is also my great pleasure to introduce our colleagues at *the Open
> Source Geospatial Lab [2] of The Department of Geodesy and Geoinformatics
> of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade* as our
> “GeoForAll” lab of the month. Details at http://opensourcegeospatial.
> icaci.org/2017/02/geoforall-lab-of-the-month-open-source-
> geospatial-lab-belgrade-serbia/
>
>
> On behalf of the GeoForAll community, we thank Dr. Milan KIlibarda and all
> colleagues from the University of Belgrade and for their contributions to
> the GeoForAll initiative and look forward to working and building more
> collaborations with all interested on this education mission.
>
> Happy birthday to OSGeo Foundation and may God’s grace and blessings be
> with all of us and OSGeo for our efforts to empower everyone with open geo
> principles  to help create a world that is more accessible, equitable and
> full of innovation and opportunities for everyone.
>
> May the FOSS be with everyone...
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Suchith
>
> Dr. Suchith Anand
>
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[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G Asia 2017

2017-01-30 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi List,
we completed FOSS4G Asia 2017 on 29 Jan 2017.
The last day was for, 'Code Challenge and Code Sprint'.
This is the 1st time OSGeo India fathomed un-charted waters
and are happy to have generated interest and people spent -6-
hours coding and understanding the design expected.
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User_talk:Ravivundavalli#FOSS4G_Asia_2017_Code_Challenge...E2.80.99

Photos http://www.foss4g-asia.org/2017/workshop-photos/

Thank you Jeff for the interaction.

Cheers

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[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G Asia 2017 Code Challenge

2017-01-28 Thread Ravi Kumar
29th Jan 2017 the last day of FOSS4G Asia 2017, a Code Challenge got a good
response. 25000 Cash award increased to 3 with Venka and Meir giving
5000
(Meir 4000 Venka rounding the award adding 1000).

'Paryatan', an android add-on for existing open source android apps is
being attempted. At noon there are boiling with code and ideas.

https://plus.google.com/109741136460742479583/posts/17Ye6Nj8uWr

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[OSGeo-Discuss] VENKA's Key note :Growing Grass

2017-01-27 Thread Ravi Kumar
[1/28, 9:55 AM] manarajahmundry2015:
https://plus.google.com/109741136460742479583/posts/1AhFGQs4Pam
[1/28, 9:59 AM] manarajahmundry2015:
https://plus.google.com/109741136460742479583/posts/Nshe6NAhCFf
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[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G Asia 2017 Workshops

2017-01-27 Thread Ravi Kumar
Here are the workshops conducted on 26 Jan 2017.
The day being Indian Republic day we started our workshops after singing
Indian National Anthem

https://plus.google.com/109741136460742479583/posts/973o2LmrGSg

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[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G Asia 2017

2017-01-27 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi,
had a great Inaugural on 27 Jan 2017.
Surveyor General of Survey of India, OSGeo India's chairman inaugurated to
FOSS4G Asia 2017.



https://plus.google.com/109741136460742479583/posts/X7sRVrCqc4Y

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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: GWF 2017 awards OSGeo

2017-01-23 Thread Ravi Kumar
OSGeo  receives 'Professional Society of The Year Award'.
Venka made a nice speech.

<https://plus.google.com/109741136460742479583/posts/YStZ13nba6g>
https://plus.google.com/109741136460742479583/posts/2hMBD12YzoX

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[OSGeo-Discuss] GWF 2017 awards OSGeo

2017-01-23 Thread Ravi Kumar
OSGeo  receives 'Professional Society of The Year Award'.
Venka made a nice speech.

https://plus.google.com/109741136460742479583/posts/YStZ13nba6g

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[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G Asia 2017

2017-01-15 Thread Ravi Kumar
Dear All,
10 days to go for the 1st international event of OSGeo India.

Workshops:
We have chosen a holiday such that many can choose and attend.

*FOSS4G training sessions*

The Conference will also hold a range of hands on workshops to help
familiarize specific FOSS4G tools. Participants can learn and see for
themselves the potential of free software tools in their respective areas
of thematic interest.

*Workshops* are scheduled to be held on *Thursday 26 January, 2017*.
Details are given below.

*Sl. No.*

*Duration*

*Title*

*Speaker*

*No. of Participants*

1

Half Day – Afternoon Session

FOSS4G Routing with pgRouting

Virginia Vergara Castillo (Vicky Vergara)

30

2

Half Day – Forenoon Session

Deploying Web Processing Services with ZOO-Project

Niroshan Bandara (Osaka City University), Gérald Fenoy (GeoLabs SARL),
Venkatesh Raghavan (Osaka City University)

15

3

Half Day – Forenoon Session

Interactive Web-Mapping with QGIS

Ujaval Gandhi

15

4

Half Day – Forenoon Session

Mastering advances in Geoserver

Santosh Gaikwad

20

5

(Full day) Time:9-30am to 5-30pm

Mobile GIS workshop for data collection including environment and
Biodiversity conservation.

V.Ravi Kumar, S.Narendra Prasad, S.Rama Murthy, V. Bala

15

6

Half Day – Afternoon Session

Basics of Web-GIS and GeoServer

Shailesh Chaure

25

7

Half Day – Afternoon Session

Remote Sensing Image Analysis using GRASS GIS and OpenData

Venkatesh Raghavan(Osaka City University) and Sittichai Choosumrong
(Naresuan University)

30

8

Half Day – Forenoon Session

Interactive visualizations for remote sensing analysis using Mapbox GL-JS

Jothirnadh Sai, Manohar Erikipati,

30

9

Half Day – Afternoon Session

Big Data and Its Visualization

Appalachari

30

10

Half Day – Forenoon Session

LiDAR Processing with QGIS and LAStools

Martin

30


Common roll-up your sleeves and promote..

Cheers

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[OSGeo-Discuss] ODK and Geoserver

2016-11-16 Thread Ravi Kumar
Dear All,
a cities website using OSGeo tools for society wishes to add on
ODKaggregate for crowdsourcing.

mana-rajahmundry.org runs Tomcat7 on port 8181 with Geoserver.

Have installed ODKaggregate on the same UBUNTU14 system, using Port 8181.

ODKaggregate is not running and issuing an error.

Earlier I have used port 8080 for ODKaggregate and it was running except
the forms downloaded on Android mobiles were not functional showing an
error, Port 8080 not reacheable..
So I re-installed ODKaggregate changing the port 8080 to 8181 and it became
worse, nothjing works.

Pl help

Ravi
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo and Open Data?

2016-10-17 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi,
Open Geospatial Data, leads to transparency in civil administration. As
seeing is believing. In India we recently avoided a legislation that was in
essence curtailing Freedom in Geospatial data.
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User_talk:Ravivundavalli#Some_thoughts_about_Geospatial_Regulation_Bill_2016
Nice to see some discussion on this subject.
Ravi Kumar


On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 5:24 PM, Jeff McKenna <jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com
> wrote:

> Yes indeed, we are on the same team here.  Since you mentioned my name, I
> tried very hard to make relationships with so many communities (remember,
> at some point I was told that OSGeo was being too inclusive, reaching out
> to too many groups); so it is hard to please everyone.  For sure there is
> more to do, and OSGeo's OpenData committee needs love, needs more
> passionate voices, as I hear in your voice.  Maybe Jachym you could
> kick-start that committee?  Sometimes committees need a little nudge, to
> get things moving again.  Call a meeting of the data committee, create an
> agenda, and set some tasks (it's a good way to get things going again).
>
> -jeff
>
> --
> Jeff McKenna
> President Emeritus, OSGeo
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Jeff_McKenna
>
>
>
> On 2016-10-17 8:22 AM, Jachym Cepicky wrote:
>
>> I'm just trying to put my memories together - I'm glad, we are all on
>> the same board. I try to push open  (geo)data topic as well, in or out
>> of OSGeo
>>
>> J
>>
>> po 17. 10. 2016 v 13:17 odesílatel Jeff McKenna
>> <jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com <mailto:jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>>
>> napsal:
>>
>> Hi Jachym,
>>
>> I have given talks on OSGeo and open data.  I am sorry to hear that
>> you
>> believe I said that about the foundation.  I do believe we've
>> discussed
>> this in face-to-face board meetings before, so maybe that is where you
>> heard this?  I remember a discussion of adding open data into our
>> foundation's mission statement, which I believe we did.
>>
>> -jeff
>>
>>
>> --
>> Jeff McKenna
>> President Emeritus, OSGeo
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Jeff_McKenna
>>
>>
>>
>> On 2016-10-17 6:37 AM, Jachym Cepicky wrote:
>> > Hi Sanghee,
>> > I was told some months ago (and I believe, it was Jeff), that we
>> > (OSGeo.org) are solely software foundation - therefore we do not
>> care
>> > about open data
>> >
>> > maybe things have changed?
>> >
>> > J
>> >
>> > po 17. 10. 2016 v 5:08 odesílatel Sanghee Shin <shs...@gaia3d.com
>> <mailto:shs...@gaia3d.com>
>> > <mailto:shs...@gaia3d.com <mailto:shs...@gaia3d.com>>> napsal:
>>
>> >
>> > Dear all,
>> >
>> > Can anybody share presentation file about the OSGeo and open
>> data,
>> > if any? I’m invited to give a keynote talk at ‘Open Data in
>> Action
>> > Conference’[1] in Korea and I don’t want to make the file from
>> the
>> > scratch.
>> >
>> > FYI, OSGeo Korea[2], R Korea[3], Open Data Institute(ODI)
>> Seoul[4],
>> > Open Knowledge(OK) Korea[5] will co-host the event on 15th Nov
>> near
>> > Seoul. The main theme of the conference is ‘Experiment on Open
>> Data
>> > based Society.’ Anybody who has similar interest can join this
>> > conference.
>> >
>> > Kind regards,
>> > 신상희
>> >
>> > [1]http://event.r-kor.org/
>> > [2]http://www.osgeo.kr/
>> > [3]http://r-kor.org/
>> > [4]http://seoul.theodi.org/
>> > [5]http://okfn.kr/
>> > ---
>> > Shin, Sanghee
>> > Gaia3D, Inc. - The GeoSpatial Company
>> > http://www.gaia3d.com
>>
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[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G Asia 2017 at Hyderabad

2016-10-15 Thread Ravi Kumar
Dear all,
The OSGeo India's 1st Asia event's Abstract submission dates are extended.

Kindly help us spread the good news to one and all.
Pl visit http://www.foss4g-asia.org/2017/ and give it a wide publicity.
Students can apply for registration waiver.
Submit an Abstract by 25th October (full paper not required). There will be
very informative workshop on hands on training which will be announced soon.
 Workshop will include for sure
1. 'Mobile-GIS an End to End solution'
2. 'The cream of Qgis, by an expert in the field'
3. Web-GIS with Open Tools
Codesprint: Participate in the code-sprint where in young programers will
solve and add code.
Mention instances where coding may help.
Greetings from OSGeo India
Cheers,
V.Ravi Kumar
Secretary, OSGeo India
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Kalpana Chawla Chair on Geospatial Technology and our new OSGeo lab at PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, India

2016-09-12 Thread Ravi Kumar
Great to know this. Well done Geo4all. Hope the lab will be a beacon to
popularise Open Source GIS, the OSGeo Initiative.
Cheers
Ravi Kumar

On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 3:10 PM, Suchith Anand <
suchith.an...@nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
>
> It is my great pleasure to welcome PEC University of Technology,
> Chandigarh, India http://www.pec.ac.in/ as our new OSGeo lab. PEC
> University of Technology, formerly known as Punjab Engineering College, is
> an engineering institute located in the city of Chandigarh, India. Founded
> in 1921, it is one of the oldest educational institutes in India. I also
> really like the motto of PEC (Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya) which in Sanskrit the
> meaning of which is "From darkness (of ignorance) lead us to Light (of
> Knowledge)"
>
> Prof. Manoj Arora who is heading  as Director (Vice Chancellor), PEC
> University of Technology Chandigarh and Professor of Civil Engineering, IIT
> Roorkee (on lien)  where he is working as Professor in Remote Sensing in
> the department of Civil Engineering is the main force behind the
> establishment of OSGeo lab at PEC. He has also shared the good news that
> they now have partnered with Indian Railways to establish Kalpana Chawla
> Chair on Geospatial Technology at PEC.
>
> Kalpana Chawla [1] was an Indo-American astronaut and the first woman of
> Indian origin in space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as
> a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. In 2003, Chawla was
> one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia
> disaster. She was a true global citizen working for the advancement of
> science for all, so it is fitting tribute that through PEC , one of our
> OSGeo labs will have chair in geospatial technologies established in her
> honour. I thank Dr Manoj Arora  and other colleagues who have worked hard
> to make this possible and Indian Railways for funding this chair.
>
>
> OSGeo Lab at PEC shall help the UN 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development
> for building a better world. This lab shall have following specific
> objectives:
>
> 1. To promote open-source geospatial software, open data, open standards
> in the nearby geographic locations.
>
> 2. To provide training and expertise in the geospatial field.
>
> Manoj has visited Nottingham University twice in recent time (though i
> couldnt meet him!) (June and Sept 2014 for a day each) as part of
> delegation from Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC)
> http://crikc.puchd.ac.in  .  CRIKC is a cluster of 15 odd academic
> institutions and research institutions in Chandigarh with Vice Chancellor,
> Panjab University, as the Chairman. CRIKC has signed MoU with University of
> Nottingham to have academic collaboration in many different ways. I can see
> many research synergies in open geospatial esp. in Opencitysmart research
> that we will be able to able to explore in the future.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Suchith
>
> Dr. Suchith Anand
>
> http://www.geoforall.org/
>
> Geo for All - Building and expanding Open Geospatial Science
>
>
>
> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalpana_Chawla
>
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Invitation to participate in the OSGeo Charter Member elections

2016-07-22 Thread Ravi
Hi,1. tried to vote clicking on 
http://geo-spatial.org/osgeo2016/index.php/776933?token=b0yuROMl3oEAEjH=en
2. Made a mistake but could not correct it..!!
3. Just abandoned the attempt and signed out of mail account.
4. Signing back and opening your mail a second time and clicking on 
http://geo-spatial.org/osgeo2016/index.php/776933?token=b0yuROMl3oEAEjH=en 
 leads to the wiki where I cannot vote.

Suggest ways to correct this situation.  
CheersRavi Kumar


 

On Thursday, 21 July 2016 5:01 PM, Vasile Crăciunescu (OSGeo Chief 
Returning Officer)  wrote:
 

  DearRavi Kumar,As an existing OSGeo Charter Member, you have been invited to 
participate in the 2016 Charter Member elections.To participate, please click 
on the link below.

Sincerely,
 Vasile Crăciunescu (OSGeo Chief Returning Officer) (vas...@geo-spatial.org)

--
Click here to do the survey:
http://geo-spatial.org/osgeo2016/index.php/776933?token=b0yuROMl3oEAEjH=en

If you do not want to participate in this survey and don't want to receive any 
more invitations please click the following link:
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receive invitations please click the following link:
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Vote for Charter

2016-07-21 Thread Ravi Kumar
S.Rama Murthy and Shailesh Chaure have one thing in common. They are both
Geologists, and so go around India a lot, which is essential for an OSGeo
Promoter. While the former taught professional Geologists in Remote sensing
using Open Source Tools, the later is a teacher with many programs that
help a Geologist at Field work. They both wish to see tools of OSGeo to
promote GIS in India, which is essential for various reasons including
Transparent administration.

Wish to see them on the OSGeo Charter. Spread of Open Source GIS in Asia
and developing countries can bring in a difference how technology can be
used to mitigate corruption.

Cheers
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Nomination of Charter Member: Shailesh Chaure

2016-07-14 Thread Ravi Kumar
It is an honour to second the nomination of Shailesh Chaure to OSGeo
Charter.
Shailesh is a very motivated Geologist with skills in programming, to help
principles of OSGeo.
V.Ravi Kumar


On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 3:37 PM, Vasile Craciunescu 
wrote:

> Forwarding AShailesh Chaure nomination by Harish Kumar Solanki.
>
> Best regards,
> Vasile
> 2016 OSGeo Elections CRO
>
>
>  Forwarded Message 
> Subject:Nomination of Charter Member
> Date:   Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:54:50 +0530
> From:   Harish 
> To: c...@osgeo.org
> CC: Shailesh Chaure 
>
>
>
> Dear CRO,,
> I want to nominate Mr Shailesh Chaure as an OSGeo Charter member (
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Shailesh).
> ​Reason:
>
> Mr. Shailesh Kumar Chaure, presently working as Assistant Professor of
> Geology at Government Holkar Science College, Indore, India is a
> self-learner and engaged in software development for Geo-sciences since
> last 25 years. He has sound knowledge of computer programming. Most of his
> work is community/student centric. He has developed a useful open-source
> web GS based tool for interactive information about Geoinformatics and
> Geology education in India which is available on his website.
>
> He has developed a useful tool for calculation of SOI toposheet numbers
> for line, point and polygon using shape/kml and WKT files. A QGIS plugin
> for the same is under testing.
>
> He is helping us in our training as resource person.
>
> The software tools developed by him are free downloadable through his
> website (http://shaileshchaure.com).
>
> He will be an asset to OSGeo community.
>
>
> Kind Regards,
>
> H K Solanki
>
> --
> *(Harish Kumar Solanki)**
> Senior Assistant Professor*
> *Center for Geo-informatic Applications in Rural Development (C-GARD)
> National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD)*
> Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
> Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030
> ​(https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Harryom)​
> ​OSGeo charter.pngOSGeo user.pngThumbnail for version as of 14:27, 30 June
> 2012
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[OSGeo-Discuss] John Snow Pump

2016-07-11 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi List,
Had been to Soho to visit the blessed John Snow pump. Alas it is replaced
by a hoarding or so by the construction company.
May be on this list I am not the first to post. At the Pub, I learned that
the Original pump is 'SAFE-Kept', in the 'University'.. Which they are not
sure.
Those who know more pl post.
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User_talk:Ravivundavalli#John_Snows_Locale.._Trying_to_capture_mid_19th_Century_spirit

Cheers
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Welcome OSGeo President and Vice Presidents

2016-02-02 Thread Ravi Kumar
Welcome Venkatesh Raghavan as new President of OSGeo. Known as Venka with
affection, he has been the spirit behind many an OSGeo events, and many an
OSGeo Local chapters.
Aa a Globe trotter, Venka for sure will take OSGeo initiatives to new
heights globally.

Welcome also to OSGeo Vice Presidents Professor Helena Mitasova and Dirk
Frigne. I fondly remember my visit to Helena's alma mater where in 3D
printing using GRASS was being experimented. With "Open source is becoming
a human right in our modern world" (from Dirk's website), I am sure Open
Geospatial data will be a human right too..

All the best and Cheers

V.Ravi Kumar, OSGeo India
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Saluting Jeff

2016-02-02 Thread Ravi Kumar
It is good to note that after all Jeff has not left OSGeo.. He remains with
us on the Charter and the committees.
But we miss him on the OSGeo Board. Jeff was a globe-trotting President of
OSGeo helping a local chapter here and a FOSS4G there.
A "Hridaya Purvaka, Namaskaram" (heart felt salute) to Jeff.

V.Ravi Kumar
Secretary, OSGeo India.
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Thanks Jeff McKenna

2016-02-01 Thread Ravi
It is good to note that after all Jeff has not left OSGeo.. He remains with us 
on the Charter and the committees. But we miss him on the OSGeo Board. Jeff was 
a globe-trotting President of OSGeo helping a local chapter here and a FOSS4G 
there. A "Hridaya Purvaka, Namaskaram" (heart felt salute) to Jeff.
V.Ravi KumarSecretary, OSGeo India. 

On Tuesday, 2 February 2016 12:31 AM, tanzeel rehman 
 wrote:
 

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Dear All

I want to pay a great regards towards the Jeff. I have met with him only one 
time and his dealing his style his motivation for me towards projects was great.

I do not know the reason of leaving this Presidency but I want to pay a high 
gratitude to him and I want to meet everytime in next future.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU

REGARDS

> To: discuss@lists.osgeo.org
> From: ragha...@media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
> Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 03:09:57 +0900
> Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Our huge thanks to Jeff McKenna
> 
> Dear All,
> 
> Jeff McKenna has tendered his resignation from the position of President
> and Board of Directors on personal grounds.
> 
> Jeff is a pillar of OSGeo, being a lively presence at Open Source
> Geospatial events since the early days of MapServer User Meetings [1].
> He was also a key person at FOSS GRASS User Conference [2] where the
> idea of having a joint conference combining GRASS GIS, MapServer and
> other FOSS4G [3] communities was mooted which fruited in the form 
> FOSS4G-2006
> held in Laussane [4]. Jeff has been a constant companion and a source of
> inspiration during our decade long OSGeo journey.
> 
> During his tenure on the OSGeo Board, Jeff has traversed across the globe
> spreading the message of OSGeo and sharing his passion for FOSS4G. He has
> gone to remote corners of our planet to get local chapters started and
> patiently interacted with diverse audience ranging from under-graduate
> students to top leaders from academia, industry and government. Jeff has put
> community before self and worked relentlessly to bring worldwide reach to
> our Foundation. Combined with his rare passion, Jeff possesses a unique 
> knack
> of understanding and assimilating different cultures which has greatly 
> helped
> in nurturing diversity in our communities.
> 
> Apart form his groundbreaking work in representing OSGeo globally, he has
> also made time to produce excellent documentation and packaging for some of
> our leading software products. Jeff's dedication and passion will continue
> to motivate all members of our foundation.
> 
> The board received Jeff's request on 12 December 2015 and asked him to
> reconsider his decision. At the 30 January, 2016 Face to Face meeting, after
> careful consideration of his reply, the OSGeo Board has motioned and
> unanimously accepted his resignation. The board also passed a motion to
> formally express our sincere gratitude for Jeff's immense contributions to
> the OSGeo Foundation in his capacity as President and Board Member.
> 
> Jeff McKenna continues his engagements with the OSGeo Foundation as a 
> Charter
> Member and as PSC members in several of the Foundation Projects. We look 
> forward
> to seek his advice and active participation in our future endeavors.
> 
> Thank you from all of us, Jeff and we look forward to your contributions 
> to OSGeo
> in the years ahead.
> 
> BoD, OSGeo Foundation
> 
> [1] https://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/wiki/Conferences
> [2] http://gisws.media.osaka-cu.ac.jp/grass04/
> [3] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G
> [4] http://2006.foss4g.org/
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] seeking guidance for getting started

2016-01-05 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi Aaditya,
we have a thriving OSGeo India chapter too.
http://www.osgeo.in/#
Pl see our currenct APN project.

Ravi Kumar



On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 4:41 PM, Aaditya Thakkar <thakkar.aa...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi,
>  I am Aaditya Thakkar. I am a 2nd year Undergrad student of ICT at
> Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology,
> India. I am interested in contributing to OSGeo and also want to apply
> for GSOC-2016. I have the knowledge of C, JAVA, PHP, HTML, CSS and
> Database. It will be very helpful if you guide me for how to get started.
>
> Thanks,
> Aaditya Thakkar
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Board give us some infor About Board

2015-12-26 Thread Ravi Kumar
Dear All,
have been checking certain emails from Board List..
There was some exchange about Jeff Mecanna falling out.

What is the present situation. Do we have a Wiki where it is explained ??
Else pl write about it to the list.
Jeff has been of great inspiration, he went around the world especially
Asia initiating Local chapters,, earlier he once resigned and ran for the
board again; May be to Prove a point !!

Have a great new-year.

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Renaming FOSS4G

2015-10-15 Thread Ravi Kumar
FOSS4G is the accepted brand in India for OSGeo India events. +1 to it's
usage world wide.
Ravi Kumar

On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 10:09 PM, Jody Garnett <jody.garn...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> The foss4g brand has world wide recognition and is being used as great
> outreach tool for several organizations (often based on the region). As an
> organization we do not own the brand, and have obtained permission to use
> it (as the polite thing to do).
>
> One thing that is interesting is watching what the regional events put on
> by local chapters are called. You can kind of see the effect of the brand
> by which regions choose to mark their event "foss4g". I have personally set
> up a "foss4g-au" event for example which was great fun for all involved.
>
> Cheers,
> Jody
>
> --
> Jody Garnett
>
> On 6 October 2015 at 08:12, Barry Rowlingson <b.rowling...@lancaster.ac.uk
> > wrote:
>
>> Okay, this is probably sticking a match under a pile of dry wood but
>> here goes...
>>
>> Can we rename The FOSS4G Conference to The OSGeo Conference?
>>
>> Cons:
>>
>>  1. FOSS4G is an established brand
>>
>>  2. FOSS4G sidesteps the "Free" vs "Open Source" argument by including
>> both.
>>
>> Counters to those:
>>
>>  1. Really? Perhaps amongst OSGeo people, but outside our sphere I
>> have to expand the acronym and then go on to mention OSGeo.
>>
>>  2. Let's have that argument somewhere else, okay?
>>
>> Pros:
>>
>>  1. Puts the *Geo* visible, not tucked away as a G at the end.
>>
>>  2. Gets rid of the "4G", which may have been a cool thing 2 do ten
>> years ago, but not now :)
>>
>>  3. Removes any confusion with 4G telecoms networks.
>>
>>  4. Clearly brands the conference as an OSGeo conference. Recent
>> discussion about the prominence and significance of OSGeo to FOSS4G
>> becomes moot.
>>
>>  5. Is easy to explain. The OSGeo Conference is the open source
>> geospatial conference. See the OSGeo web site. Search for OSGeo. One
>> acronym to remember.
>>
>> [I toyed with the idea that the conference should be called "OSGeo
>> Live!" and renaming the OSGeo Live operating system disc as "OSGeoOS"
>> but that might be a bit too much :)]
>>
>> So, this is the discuss list, discuss.
>>
>> Barry
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Renaming FOSS4G

2015-10-13 Thread Ravi Kumar
+1 for FOSS4G may this inspire a multitude as it has always. FOSS4G is the
brand of OSGeo Conference for sure.
Ravi Kumar

On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 5:54 PM, Maria Antonia Brovelli <
maria.brove...@polimi.it> wrote:

> I agree completely with Venka. Our strength up to now has to be
> inclusive,  considering  all excellent and community based free and open
> source projects. Let us continue in this way!!!
> Happy sunday!
> MAria
>
>
>
> 
> Prof. Maria Antonia Brovelli
> Vice Rector for Como Campus and GIS Professor
> Politecnico di Milano
>
> ISPRS WG IV/5 "Web and Cloud Based Geospatial Services and Applications";
> OSGeo; ICA-OSGeo-ISPRS AB; NASA WorldWind Europa Challenge; SIFET
> Sol Katz Award 2015
>
> Via Natta, 12/14 - 22100 COMO (ITALY)
> Tel. +39-031-3327336 - Mob. +39-328-0023867 - fax. +39-031-3327321
> e-mail1: maria.brove...@polimi.it
> e-mail2: prorettr...@como.polimi.it
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>
>
>
>
> 
> Da: Discuss <discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org> per conto di Venkatesh
> Raghavan <ragha...@media.osaka-cu.ac.jp>
> Inviato: domenica 11 ottobre 2015 14.09
> A: discuss@lists.osgeo.org
> Oggetto: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Renaming FOSS4G
>
> I think the OSGeo-Live project that you are leading can be safely
> (re)-named as
> FOSS4G-Live as it has a wonderful array of software projects that are not
> under the OSGeo umbrella as yet.
>
> Venka
>
> On 2015/10/08 5:08, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> > +1 for "OSGeo conference".
> >
> > Adding a perspective from someone who marketed FOSS4G 2009.
> > Creating a marketing message is all about minimising words used,
> > because "less words get read more".
> >
> > When explaining FOSS4G to people outside our community you need to use:
> >
> > "international conference for Free and Open Source Software for
> > GeoSpatial (FOSS4G), presented by the Open Source Geospatial
> > Foundation (OSGeo)."
> >
> > vs
> >
> > "international Open Source Geospatial (OSGeo) conference"
> >
> > This is a good question to put to the charter members for a vote at
> > some point.
> >
> > On 8/10/2015 1:39 am, Marc Peterson wrote:
> >>> From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-
> >>> boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Barry Rowlingson
> >>> Yes, you and I and everyone *on this mailing list* knows
> >>> the difference and the relationship between OSGeo and FOSS4G. But
> >>> there are people out there in geospatial who don't know either.
> >> Emphatic +1
> >>
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[OSGeo-Discuss] FORMhub

2015-10-09 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi,
formhub (https://formhub.org) is of great utility working together with
ODKcollect (an Android apk).

Sadly Formhub now displays a N O T I C E.. that it is not being maintained
(Columbia university)..

There are alternatives like Google cloud, but are rather complicated in
many a way.

GEO for all initiative needs websites like FORmhub, where in forms can
easily be designed and collated with Geospatial data on various subjects
like, Health, Urban Sanitation etc.

CROWD sourcing awaits a favorable response.

Cheers
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2015] Board of Directors elections results

2015-10-01 Thread Ravi Kumar
Congrats to the new board entrants,
Ravi Kumar

On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 5:42 PM, Vasile Craciunescu <vas...@geo-spatial.org>
wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> Theses are the final results from the 2015 elections[1] for the open
> seats[2] of the OSGeo Board of Directors. There were *five* seats open
> and they have been filled by (alphabetical order):
>
> - Anita Graser
> - Helena Mitasova
> - Jody Garnett
> - Sanghee Shin
> - Venkatesh Raghavan
>
> Thanks to all candidates for going through the elections process. Overall
> voting participation was 88% (246 from 280):
>
> - 246 complete votes;
> - 8 incomplete responses (the survey was open but not submitted);
> - 26 members did not open the survey at all.
>
> There were no tie scores to arbitrate. Thank you to all who voted!
>
> The complete resulting Board for 2015/2016 is presented bellow:
>
> - Anita Graser
> - Helena Mitasova
> - Jody Garnett
> - Massimiliano Cannata
> - Michael Smith
> - Sanghee Shin
> - Vasile Craciunescu
> - Venkatesh Raghavan
>
> With the election results published[3] the new Board of Directors[4]
> becomes effective as of now. According with the rule established last
> year, the detailed scores of each nominee will be published ASAP on our
> wiki.
>
> Congratulations and please, dear members, welcome the new OSGeo directors!
>
> We wish to thank the outgoing directors for their continued support of
> OSGeo and for helping to run a fantastic organization with a great
> membership and lots of energy. Anne, Jachym, Jorge, Gerald and Bart, thank
> you very much!
>
> We thank all candidates who stood in this election and all OSGeo
> Charter Members for their contribution and votes. Nimalika and Dirk,
> thanks for stepping up, we are looking forward to work with you and the
> rest of the members to keep the foundation growing and improving.
>
> My role as CRO is ending now. It was a privilege to work with you to
> further grow OSGeo. Personally, I would like to also thank Jorge for all
> his hard work put in the electronic voting system and to Jeff for his
> continuous support. In the following weeks I will get back to you and
> reopen two discussions:
>
> - Election process for the following years (survey conclusions and
> analysis);
> - Mechanisms for assuring up to date charter members contact channels and
> retirement of inactive members (I will present some voting statistics for
> the last couple of years).
>
> Best regards.
> Vasile
> CRO 2015
>
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2015
> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2015
> [3] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Election_2015_Results
> [4] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_of_Directors
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo is becoming irrelevant. Here's why. Let's fix it.

2015-09-27 Thread Ravi Kumar
+1

On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 7:55 AM, Jody Garnett 
wrote:

> So far I have enjoyed this thread for the number of ideas it brings forth.
>
> Just want to highlight the small difference between a forge (SourceForge,
> Google Code, Gitourious, GitHub) and Foundation (OSGeo, Apache, Linux,
> Eclipse).
>
> Forges tend to focus software version control, build facilities, and
> artifact hosting. They make money by selling these same facilities to
> enterprise, while often accepting open source projects "on board" as a form
> of free advertising.
>
> Foundations focus on projects (license, legal, governance, promotion ..
> some even include a social agenda). When they make money they do so by
> providing vendor neutral table for organizations to collaborate together
> (even if they kick each other under the table on occasion). Software
> hosting services are incidental to these goals - although some foundations
> like Apache take on hosting as way to control the legal exposure that comes
> with hosting code.
>
> One advantage of OSGeo as a foundation is we have the flexibility to allow
> out project to change up which forge they use over time (seeing projects
> migrate from cvs, subversion, SourceForge / GoogleCode / GitHub).
>
> For projects OSGeo provides something to "belong to" and a fair brand
> boost :)
>
> So yeah, if OSGeo rolled up the carpet we would have to set up another
> foundation for the projects the next day.
> --
> Jody
>
> --
> Jody Garnett
>
> On 26 September 2015 at 12:38, Frank Gasdorf 
> wrote:
>
>> Thanks Darrell for such a clear and structured statement.
>> I'd like to add a few thoughts. First I'd like to aggree to the
>> infrastructure thing, in times Open Source projects can get a space (SCM,
>> Ticket system, Build infrastructure, etc) for free everywhere it's kind of
>> wired OSGeo paying for it. Like Jo noticed, things changing over time and
>> maybe here projects can move forward - e.g. like GeoTools and GeoServer
>> did. The point was and still is, that's not OSGeo driven to provide a
>> common infrastructure for OSGeo projects. Each project cares about it's own
>> setup and that burns a lot of volunteering time. However, maybe here can
>> start the discussion, if that would be a benefit for projects.
>> IMHO FOSS4G is a brand, wheras OSGeo isn't. I never has been involved yet
>> organizing a FOSS4G but it sounds like a hugh effort from local teams
>> slightly supported by OSGeo. I love FOSS4G's because its a chance to have
>> face to face meetings with Contributors and Users from all over the world.
>> In the past I remember the WMS shootouts where I got the impression,
>> OSGeo/FOSS4G is the best place it can be happen: Several projects in a
>> battle to improve these all together. Thats making the world a better
>> place..
>> On other levels, would it be worth to setup similiar competitions for
>> other fields: Tile caches, Desktop clients, Processing Implementations and
>> so on. Would that help to push projects and provide comparable values
>> between OS and proprietary projects.
>>
>> Same for codesprints and hackathons... Sponsoring such events helps
>> growing community, improving projects and finally helps users who using
>> this great software stack
>> How can OSGeo help creating Solutions with Components of this stack.
>> OSGeo Live is the first step I guess: Setup things and finding out how the
>> fit together. We learned a lot from other projects within OSGeo live and
>> that improves each project I guess. What's the major output for Users?
>>
>> What about "Long Term Support", would that be a field OSGeo could help
>> projects and users in the same way?
>> Maybe we can think about other sponsoring models, where Companies paying
>> anual fees. What could the expect from OSGeo, what would be an added value
>> for these?
>> And finally, from a uDig perspective: Whats the different between
>> Geospatial organizations such as OSGeo and LocationTech. From my
>> perspective : They have a totally different history, I 'd say community
>> driven vs. company driven, which includes different sponsoring models.
>> Maybe its worth to think about: Whats the driver, the community or the
>> business behind sponsoring companies?
>>
>> Again, Thank you Darrell for initial post, I guess the discussion helps a
>> lot to get a Strategy for the future
>>
>> Warm regards, Frank
>>
>> 2015-09-26 15:29 GMT+02:00 Jo Cook :
>>
>>> Hi All, and especially Darrel,
>>>
>>> In his email Darrel articulated some ideas that I have been having for a
>>> couple of years now, but haven't been able to clearly define.
>>>
>>> So firstly I'd like to say that I totally agree with Darrel's points
>>> (and Michael Gerlek's previously)- OSGeo is definitely in danger of
>>> becoming irrelevant. Some of this is down to being a victim of its own
>>> success. The projects have, in many cases, matured and become popular to
>>> the point 

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board elections

2015-09-24 Thread Ravi Kumar
 There are -5- manifestos as of now.
Pl insert the missing manifestos and give us a good contest.

On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 11:27 AM, Ravi Kumar <manarajahmundry2...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> My Dear OSGeo Charter members,
> the board election date 26th Sept is just a few days away.
>
> Charter members only can vote for the Board and so it is The Most
> Important Duty.
>
> If anything, regional representation is of great significance, especially
> in the Developing Countries. So please give a thought to this ..
>
> Cheers
> Ravi Kumar
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Board elections

2015-09-21 Thread Ravi Kumar
My Dear OSGeo Charter members,
the board election date 26th Sept is just a few days away.

Charter members only can vote for the Board and so it is The Most Important
Duty.

If anything, regional representation is of great significance, especially
in the Developing Countries. So please give a thought to this ..

Cheers
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Congratulations to Professor Maria Brovelli

2015-09-18 Thread Ravi Kumar
A very worth winner.
All the best
ravi

On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 9:45 AM, Suchith Anand <
suchith.an...@nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:

> Dear All,
>
> I am very happy and proud to share the excellent news that our good friend
> and philosopher Professor Maria Brovelli has won the prestigious Sol Katz
> Award 2015[1] at the FOSS4G conference in Seoul. On behalf of "Geo for All"
> community[2]  we are  very happy and is great recognition for the many many
> years of her selfless contributions to Open Principles and education.
>
> Maria has been working at the Politecnico di Milano since 1994, first as
> researcher, then as Associate Professor and finally as Full Professor. She
> is currently teaching Digital Cartography, Geographic Information Systems
> (GIS) and Internet GIS. In 1997, she started the Laboratory of Geomatics,
> placed at the Como Campus of the Politecnico di Milano and up to 2011 she
> has coordinated its activities as Head of the Lab. She has been involved in
> Politecnico governance by covering several service activities. Currently
> (since January 2011) she is Vice Rector of Politecnico di Milano for the
> Como Campus.
>
> Maria is also charter member of OSGeo, a member of its Committee
> "Education and Curriculum", and is on the Advisory Board for the Geo For
> All initiative. She is member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian
> Society of Photogrammetry and Surveying (SIFET) and member of the Bulletin
> Editorial Board.  In 2010 she hosted the WebMGSevent in Como, an
> international workshop on 'Pervasive Web Mapping, Geoprocessing and
> Services'. Her details at http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Maria
>
> The slides of her acceptance presentation at
> http://www.slideshare.net/mobile/mariabrovelli/2015-sol-katz-award
>
> On behalf of "Geo for All" community our congratulations to Maria and her
> wonderful family.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Suchith
>
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> [2] http://www.geoforall.org
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2015] Charter Member elections results

2015-09-15 Thread Ravi Kumar
In deed, the new blood of OSGeo Charter members will make the future of
OSGeo, their first task.. electing Board of Directors for OSGeo.
Congrats, all new charter members.

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 11:13 PM, Jeff McKenna  wrote:

> Congratulations to all of the new charter members!  Wow, 281 vocal and
> passionate leaders from all over the world.  Thank you for helping shape
> the OSGeo foundation!
>
> And of course thanks to Vasile, who did all this work on planes, trains,
> and automobiles. :)
>
> -jeff
>
>
>
>
> On 2015-09-07 6:12 PM, Vasile Craciunescu wrote:
>
>> Dear members of the OSGeo community,
>>
>> After a period of week to vote, we close the elections system to
>> confirm and share the results.
>>
>> *All* the candidates[1][2] are accepted as all of them:
>>
>> - received a greater number of positive votes than negative.
>> - received more than a 5% of positive votes over the total number of
>> votes.
>>
>> Hence, it's my pleasure to welcome our 37 candidates to the OSGeo
>> Charter Membership, increasing its size to a total of 281 individuals.
>> Congratulations!
>>
>> New members, I encourage you all to update your wiki profiles with the
>> Charter Member badge[3], adding yourselves to the category[4] and
>> finally if you have not yet done so, add your profile to the OSGeo
>> Advocates list[5].
>>
>> We will update the official list[6], publish the detailed elections
>> results, pass to the secretary the revised
>> contacts, and subscribe the new members to the charter-members list[7]
>> as soon as possible.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Vasile
>> CRO 2015
>>
>> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2015
>> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/New_Member_Nominations_2015
>> [3] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate#OSGeo_Charter_Members
>> [4] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category:OSGeo_Charter_Member
>> [5]
>>
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate#Process_for_becoming_an_OSGeo_Advocate
>>
>> [6] http://www.osgeo.org/charter_members
>> [7] http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/charter-members
>>
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2015] Board Nomination for Venkatesh Raghavan

2015-09-08 Thread Ravi Kumar
Professor Venkatesh Raghavan, popularly known as Venka is one of the most
visible members of OSGeo around the world, and more particularly Asia. He
has mentored innumerable conferences and many local chapters.

All the best to Venka.

Ravi Kumar

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 1:34 PM, Vasile Craciunescu <vas...@geo-spatial.org>
wrote:

> Forwarding Venkatesh Raghavan nomination to the board of directors by
> Sanghee Shin, Markus Neteler and Jeff McKenna.
>
> Best,
> Vasile
> CRO 2015
>
>
>  Forwarded Message 
> Subject: Nomination for Venkatesh Raghavan
> Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2015 17:53:34 -0300
> From: Jeff McKenna <jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com>
> To: c...@osgeo.org <c...@osgeo.org>
> CC: Markus Neteler <nete...@osgeo.org>, Sanghee Shin <shs...@gaia3d.com>,
> Venkatesh Raghavan <ragha...@media.osaka-cu.ac.jp>
>
> It is our pleasure to nominate Venka Raghavan
> (http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Venkatesh_Raghavan), from Japan, for the
> OSGeo Board.  It is hard to put into (few) words, Venka's influence on
> FOSS and geo.  The 2012 winner of the Sol Katz Award, he created the
> term “FOSS4G” back in 2004, using it as the name of an international
> event in Thailand, and since then he has promoted FOSS4G all over the
> globe.  He was also one of the organizers of the recent FOSS4G-Asia
> event this past December.
>
> Venka has also been directly involved in OSGeo since its inception, in
> fact he was on the first OSGeo Board of Directors from 2006 to 2007.  He
> is also a long-time board member of the OSGeo Japan chapter.
>
> A professor at Osaka City University in Japan, Venka constantly
> encourages his students to leverage FOSS4G in all of their research.
> His influence in Asia wide reaching, being easily the most influential
> FOSS4G leader there.  Venka also helps organize the GIS-IDEAS Symposium
> every 2 years in Vietnam, which is always FOSS4G-based.
>
> Venka is enthused to be a part of the OSGeo Board again, helping a
> foundation that he helped form at the beginning.  We could not be more
> please and honoured to nominate Venka for the Board of Directors.
>
>
> Sanghee Shin, Markus Neteler, & Jeff McKenna
>
>
>
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2015] Charter Member elections results

2015-09-07 Thread Ravi Kumar
Welcome to all new charter members. Let us make steer OSGeo through
fruitful discussion and collective wisdom.
Ravi Kumar

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 2:42 AM, Vasile Craciunescu <vas...@geo-spatial.org>
wrote:

> Dear members of the OSGeo community,
>
> After a period of week to vote, we close the elections system to
> confirm and share the results.
>
> *All* the candidates[1][2] are accepted as all of them:
>
> - received a greater number of positive votes than negative.
> - received more than a 5% of positive votes over the total number of votes.
>
> Hence, it's my pleasure to welcome our 37 candidates to the OSGeo
> Charter Membership, increasing its size to a total of 281 individuals.
> Congratulations!
>
> New members, I encourage you all to update your wiki profiles with the
> Charter Member badge[3], adding yourselves to the category[4] and
> finally if you have not yet done so, add your profile to the OSGeo
> Advocates list[5].
>
> We will update the official list[6], publish the detailed elections
> results, pass to the secretary the revised
> contacts, and subscribe the new members to the charter-members list[7]
> as soon as possible.
>
> Best regards,
> Vasile
> CRO 2015
>
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2015
> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/New_Member_Nominations_2015
> [3] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate#OSGeo_Charter_Members
> [4] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category:OSGeo_Charter_Member
> [5]
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Advocate#Process_for_becoming_an_OSGeo_Advocate
> [6] http://www.osgeo.org/charter_members
> [7] http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/charter-members
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Board Nominations

2015-09-07 Thread Ravi Kumar
Nice to see nominations for the OSGeo Board, pouring in. Please give OSGeo
a more Global representation. It remains that where it is required most
(cost being Zero) the representation is less.
No doubt that the learned board are globe trotters, but it remains that
much of the world is not represented.
Best
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2015] Board Nomination for Helena Mitasova

2015-09-07 Thread Ravi Kumar
Very happy to note that Helena Mitasova agreed to contest for OSGeo Board.
The board sure needs such illustrious persons whose contribution to Open
GIS is well known.
Best
Ravi Kumar

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 3:15 AM, Vasile Craciunescu <vas...@geo-spatial.org>
wrote:

> Forwarding Helena Mitasova nomination to the board of directors by
> Venkatesh Raghavan.
>
> Best,
> Vasile
> CRO 2015
>
>
>  Forwarded Message 
> Subject: Board of Directors nominations for Prof. Helena Mitasova
> Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2015 11:19:30 +0900
> From: Venkatesh Raghavan <ragha...@media.osaka-cu.ac.jp>
> To: OSGeo Chief Returning Officer <c...@osgeo.org>, Helena Mitasova <
> hmit...@ncsu.edu>
>
> Dear CRO,
>
> It is a great honor for me to nominate Prof. Helena Mitasova [1]
> for the 2015 OSGeo Board Elections.
>
> - Prof. Helena Mitasova
> - USA
> - Prof. Helena Mitasova [1] hardly needs any introduction. Her activities
> that encompass the entire gamut of the OSGeo Foundation goals, speak for
> themselves. She was awarded the Sol Katz Award in 2010 for her long
> standing contribution to the OSGeo Foundation and FOSS4G communities.
> Recently, she has been one of the driving forces behind the Geo4All [2]
> initiative. Her invaluable experience in area of Education and Research
> will
> be a great asset to the OSGeo Foundation Board.
>
> I thank her for agreeing to be nominated for the 2015 OSGeo Board
> elections.
>
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Helena
> [2] http://www.geo4all.org/
>
> Best
>
> Venka
>
>
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Spatial DSS for a major event - Godavari Pushkaralu

2015-07-16 Thread Ravi Kumar
It was a wake-up call for Godavari Kumbhmela administration and they have
realised how important it is to use technology (GIS) for live crowd
management. On 14th at the start a stampede caused -30- deaths at The
Pushkar Ghat.
The unfortunate event on 14th July at Rajahmundry Godavari Pushkaralu
(Kumbh) has seen big-wigs understanding the importance of GIS in disaster
management.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FlQL7gg7zo (sorry this is in Telugu.. this
is only to show that interest is created)
technology helps pushkara crowd

Initially Rajans modest group of young researchers with their servers was
in a not so clean room of Police Guest House at Rajahmundry. Even getting
life feed of Video cameras was an up-hill task. Come 15th July and people
have understood why this Professor (K.S.Rajan) is sweating out in the
computer room while Rajahmundry received 40 Deg C temperature.
On 15th July Honbl Chief Minister of A.P state (India),also paid a visit to
Rajans great effort.
Kudos to the young crowd of volunteers not only in the computer room but
sweating it out at Various Ghats for providing vital information through an
Android application on their smart phones.
KAIINOS the Open GIS company,  are behind all this as a sheet-anchor.

On the website you can find a Man-Rajahmundry GIS link too.
Ravi Kumar

On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 11:19 AM, K S Rajan ra...@iiit.ac.in wrote:

 All,

 Pls do have a look at the link where our operational Spatial DSS results
 of Crowd Analysis are hosted http://lsi.iiit.ac.in/godavaripushkaralu/
 http://lsi.iiit.ac.in/godavaripushkaralu/with live feed being analyzed
 frequently from a range of inputs including Live video feeds, locational
 inputs etc.
 It has started off well with many bureaucrats and decision makers
 interested in it including the ChiefMinister's office. And the police using
 it for in-field decisions.

 Feedbacks/comments welcome.

 regards,
 Rajan

 --
 1. OSGeo-India held its 2nd National FOSS4G-India Conference, June 8-10,
 2015 @ Dehradun.(http://foss4gindia.in)
 --
 K S Rajan, Ph.D.
 Head, Lab for Spatial Informatics, and Associate Professor,
 Founder Treasurer, OSGeo-India

 International Institute of Information Technology
 Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500032, Andhra Pradesh, India
 Tel: (+91-40)6653 1276
 Fax: (+91-40)6653 1413
 E-mail: ra...@iiit.ac.in
 GeoLocation: 17.4454 N, 78.3503 E

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] 2015 Charter Member elections

2015-07-03 Thread Ravi Kumar
+1


On Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 11:58 AM, Eli Adam ea...@co.lincoln.or.us wrote:

 Vasile,

 Great work pulling this together.

 We keep calling this discussion things like Charter member elections
 and addressing it during election periods.  I think that topic is
 really something else, the nature and types of OSGeo Membership or
 something similar.

 If we evaluate our existing structure [1], I think that we can regard
 Participants as a resounding success (there are 10,000+ involved on
 the email lists, projects, events, etc).  Just as the Participants
 are a success, I think that Members are a near complete failure [52]
 [53] in their current form, I think that Charter Members are working
 well enough in that they seem to be achieving their purpose of being
 people dedicated to the OSGeo Mission, electing the Board and Charter
 members, and preventing the unlikely scenario of a takeover.  Charter
 membership seems to be fraught with all sorts of additional
 connotation, confusion, differring perspectives, and debate.  Based on
 this, I think that OSGeo should further our success with
 participants, end membership since it failed, and refine Charter
 so that is works better.

 What OSGeo membership and Charter membership has been unclear to many.
 Here is the explanation that I often give to people (some of whom have
 been using and contributing to OSGeo projects for 5+ years):

 Members simply self identify as members on the wiki.

 Charter members are nominated and elected.  They do what they see fit
 when they see fit to further/support the goals and mission of OSGeo.
 It has also historically been a badge of honor for contributing good
 work.

 What a Charter Member is is a matter of endless debate but the very
 practical purpose is simple: The real practical purpose of Charter
 Members is to elect the Board of Directors (and more Charter Members).
 It is to prevent hostile takeover of the organization (or the
 organization's resources) since OSGeo other than voting for the Board
 and Charter Members, is open to all who find it, figure out how to
 participate, are inclined to participate, and feel welcome.

 By offering to nominate you as a Charter Member what I really think is
 that:
 1) you support the OSGeo Mission and Goals (promote Open Source GIS
 software through the world)
 2) you are sufficiently responsible and care enough to pay minimal
 attention twice per year to vote for the OSGeo Board of Directors and
 additional Charter Members
 3) in the extremely unlikely scenario of a hostile takeover you would
 first be aware of it and secondly vote to prevent it  --this is
 really the sole purpose of Charter Members but it is so unlikely that
 people forget this is the purpose and it is sort of a stupid purpose
 (even if necessary).



 In that regard, I think that the survey should include some questions like:

 OSGeo Membership should be more open/closed  Agree or Disagree
 1-10; 10 is strongly agree, 1 is strongly disagree

 The primary purpose of OSGeo Membership is: a) increase participation
 in OSGeo activities b) recognize substantial OSGeo contributors c)
 give members a sense of identity and cohesion d)
 other_

 Maintaining some structure to prevent takeover of the organization
 is: a) a waste of time and effort b) worthwhile even if guarding
 against an unlikely event c) other_

 Charter membership should be renamed to a) keep it as Charter b)
 voting members c) electors d) other _

 Charter membership should not be used as an honor or mark of prestige
 instead those should be addressed by a) disagree, charter membership
 is for prestige b) The Sol Katz Award c) we should have some other
 badge system d) other 

 The number of Charter members should be a) restricted to some low
 number b) only be constrained by the number of good candidates
 available c) other _

 and other questions regarding the types and nature of OSGeo membership

 I do believe that Charter members play an important role guarding
 against the extremely unlikely risk of a takeover.  Other than that
 very minor role which can be achieved by several methods, I think that
 all OSGeo activities should be as open as possible to as many people
 as possible.

 Best regards, Eli

 [1] http://www.osgeo.org/Membership
 [52] http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php?title=Category:OSGeo_Member  --
 fewer than 1,000 people have bothered to register as Members
 [53] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_member_page_instruction


 On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 5:54 AM, Vasile Craciunescu
 vas...@geo-spatial.org wrote:
  Dear Cameron, Arnulf, Jeff and Gert-Jan,
 
  Thank you for your appreciations! It was an interesting exercise of
 digital
  archeology :)
 
  Dear all,
 
  I'm waiting until tomorrow for more feedback/ideas. Then I will draft a
  survey, I will send you the questions and ask for your opinion and
 finally,
  if all agree, the survey will be sent to all charter members.
 
  

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] The importance of having Open Principles in Education for our future generations

2015-06-28 Thread Ravi Kumar
The developing world including India battles a scourge 'P I R A C Y'.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/it-services/Nehru-Place-A-beehive-for-software-piracy/articleshow/11349126.cms
Unless this affliction to society is cured, Open Source Software will have
very slow growth.
While I teach Open GIS, I am flooded with questions like, 'Where is the
employment prospect'. (Their answer) 'Learn the popular GIS and the
Students will find a sure job'..
With Govt of India pitching for Open Source, is to be added with a vigorous
'Anti-Piracy Policy'.. Call it 'Zero Tolerance'. While at FOSS4G India 2015
Dehradun, a speaker from Gujarat narrated a story of how schools were
supplied with computers with no other Operating System but an Ubuntu DVD.
Schools, are in a state that they are not even aware of 'The Existance of
OS, and it's need'. They just shifted to the popular OS, and it is an easy
guess HOW.
So when it comes to countries like India (and other developing countries),
education of Open-GIS, has to include merits of FOSS, and FOSSGIS.

The most popular proprietary GIS in India, is available every where, with
what is known as a 'CRACK', to open. There are hardly any legal cases that
can be searched on the WEB.

Ravi

On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 3:39 AM, Suchith Anand 
suchith.an...@nottingham.ac.uk wrote:

 Colleagues,

 It was just by coincidence while i was working on getting data for a
 research paper  on How to quantify the economic impact of Open Source
 Geospatial software   that i came across  Randal Hale's email's on the
 difficulties faced by one high school in the USA for Proprietary software
 updates [1]. It was a clear wake up call on the consequences of Proprietary
 GIS agenda for schools and education. It was then i decided to send an Open
 request to  AAG  [2]and humbly request AAG to specifically include Open
 Education principles firmly in the new Advanced Placement course in
 Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST).

 But on 22nd June 2015 when i read Dave Murray's (GIS Coordinator, City of
 Westminster, USA ) reply email on this ,i realised that this is a much
 wider problem  and we need to make all colleagues globally aware of the
 dangers of falling into some Proprietary vendor's very clever marketing
 trap.  Dave has kindly given me permission to share his email with the
 wider geo community  so the wider community is aware of these kind of
 marketing gimmicks and vendor lock-in tactics. It will help others realise
 the costs of being silent  as it is affecting not just government
 departments such as City of Westminister in USA and hundreds of other
 organisations worldwide  but our future generations education
 opportunities. I am determined to do my best to make sure education is not
 at the dictates of any vendor.

 Dave and  City of Westminster, USA are  just one of thousands who fall in
 the marketing gimmicks of various proprietary vendor's trap. Unfortunately
 many are very scared even to discuss this in public.

 In fact, the questions i asked AAG is also valid for all other educational
 initiatives worldwide to avoid them falling into these kind of marketing
 strategies of some Proprietary GIS vendors. I request all governments,
 universities in their education policy  worldwide  to look into the
 following important criteria :

 *  What is the guarantee that the proprietary GIS vendor will keep
 providing free services/software for the long term?
 *  If the Proprietary GIS vendor decides to change the costs and other
 conditions in say 5 or 10 years time what will happen to these hundreds of
 thousands of students? Can  anyone give us any guarantee.?
 *  If so, Who will be paying for this changed conditions later in say 5 or
 10 years time?  Will it be the schools who have to pay or the government
 will give them funding for any changed conditions by the proprietary GIS
 vendor?
 *  If so, How much will be the yearly costs for the whole program  ?
  *  What will then be total costs be to transition this to Open Platforms
 later?

 I really hope these thousands of schools and teachers (affecting hundreds
 of thousands of students) will not fall into this proprietary vendor's
 marketing trap and be at the mercy of vendor dictates later (in just 3-5
 year's time) .  Randal Hale's email has been eye opener for all and i
 decided to do my best so these schools do not have to suffer when they
 change their conditions later and the schools are unable or forced to pay
 these ridiculous costs later (as Dave's organisation City of Westminister
 have realised later).

 It is a wider education problem that as educators we need to be aware of.
 It will really be a missed opportunity for a generation and we  should not
 allow that (esp as we now know the background marketing gimmicks and vendor
 lock-in tactics and experiences from those affected previously). The
 schools should be investing precious resources on other important things
 (getting more teachers, investing

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Code of Conduct in Real Case

2015-06-26 Thread Ravi Kumar
Slide 6, may be removed and so is slide 20 (the girls group). Those
interested can always see them on the web. Slide 20 betrays a notion of
enticement, at a FOSS4G conference. This is strictly my personal opinion.
There are many good inviting slides to entice taste-buds.


On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 3:52 PM, Sanghee Shin shs...@gaia3d.com wrote:

 Dear All,

 It’s now time to apply OSGeo CoC(Code of Conduct)[0] in real case.

 I was asked to remove a few slides from my presentation 7 Reasons why you
 should come to FOSS4G 2015 Seoul”[1], which is at the main page of FOSS4G
 Seoul, as being possibly offensive to women. Specifically to say, slide #6
 (nude female in painting) and slide #20 (row of female models) are those
 controversial ones.

 I refused this asking immediately because I don’t believe my presentation
 breach the OSGeo CoC and I don’t agree with that view.

 However since this is not the first time asking me to remove those slides
 from my presentation and OSGeo now have CoC, I think we’d better discuss
 this issue more openly to reach conclusions.

 I might be wrong and I’d like to hear other people’s opinion on this from
 all around the world. Also I expect Conference Committee’s input as well,
 because this is the matter of OSGeo conference.

 I’m open to remove/amend/keep those slides after hearing other people’s
 opinions on this. Also I believe it’ll be a great chance for OSGeo to learn
 how to apply CoC in real cases.

 *Sidenote for defending myself:
 - Slide #6 is the part of Salvador Dali’s well known painting named
 “Lincoln in Dalivision”[2]
 - Slide #20 is the picture of famous girl group, Girls’
 Generation(SNSD)[3], which I believe as symbolic icon of wide spread of
 Korean culture(K-Culture) in/around Asia.

 All the best,

 Sanghee

 [0]http://www.osgeo.org/code_of_conduct
 [1]http://2015.foss4g.org
 [2]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_in_Dalivision
 [3]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girls%27_Generation
 ---
 Sanghee Shin, Chair of FOSS4G 2015 Seoul
 Toward Diversity! FOSS4G Bigbang from Seoul!
 http://2015.foss4g.org
 Twitter: @foss4g
 Facebook: FOSS4G2015
 email: foss4gch...@osgeo.org



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[OSGeo-Discuss] Calling SAARC countries OSM users

2015-06-18 Thread Ravi Kumar
OpenStreetMaps is the canvas we all (many of us) develop our Geospatial
data, in South Asea.

1. Are there any issues adding vital data (other than military/security) to
OSM..?
2. How do you prefer the finished product on the web.. Do you use a cloud
out side your country for the web-application..
Any issues with it.?
3. pl provide us link to the existing LAW/Directives.
Wish to put them together for OSGeo Open Geospatial data endeavour.

Ravi Kumar
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[OSGeo-Discuss] An Event for OSGeo India

2015-06-17 Thread Ravi Kumar
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User_talk:Ravivundavalli#SWECHA_summer_camp_at_ANIST_Visakhapatnam_16th_June_2015

Societal GIS is catching up. Initiating young will sure turn the tide for
transparency in Indian administration.

Ravi Kumar
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G-India 2015 summary

2015-06-14 Thread Ravi Kumar
Pl see, FOSS4G India 2015 at IIRS Dehradun.
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User_talk:Ravivundavalli#FOSS4G_India_2015.2C_June_8_to_10th

Ravi

On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 6:03 PM, K S Rajan ra...@iiit.ac.in wrote:

 Suchith,
 Thanks for sending in the note on the Conference.

 All,
 I am just back to Hyderabad after successfully holding the *FOSS4G-India
 2015* at IIRS Dehradun [1] with the help of all the co-organisers. We had
 a very enthusiastic group of about 110+ participants covering researchers,
 academicians, students, software developers, companies, and Govt
 functionaries (National and State bodies).

 There were 2 Workshops- one on Becoming QGIS Power User by Ujaval Gandhi;
 and the other on Geospatial Data Processing using R  by Kamal Pandey and AK
 Jha. About 48 papers and 3 talks on - Use of OSM for Crisis Mapping; Use of
 Open Standards and Open Source in SDIs (and the National Roadmap); and on
 Geo for All initiative were presented. All the full papers, presentations
 and also Photos will be uploaded in a week's time onto the conference
 website [1].
 The panel discussions towards the end had some wonderful ideas on building
 Synergy across various organizations by leveraging their strength, More
 focus on Capacity Building initiatives, Use and adoption of FOSS4G in
 GeoSpatial Curriculum, develop and implement focused solutions for Common
 users like Linemen (utilities management) to City Mayors, focused efforts
 on tweaking/improvisation/development of FOSS4G tools aimed at specific
 verticals like Social forestry, legacy data support, etc.

 Would like to mention here that IIRS has developed a tool called Trivim- A
 free and open source Software for 3D Street Model Generation [2], [3] and
 it was showcased during the event. GPS enabled Photos captured from mobile
 phones and consumer grade cameras can be used to generate the Street view.
 Pls do try it out and share your comments with poonam at iirs dot gov dot
 in. They will soon be choosing an appropriate OSLicence for this product.

 -Rajan
 OSGeo-India

 [1] http://foss4gindia.in/
 [2] https://shivareddyiirs.github.io/Trivim1.0_precompiled/
 [3] http://shivareddyiirs.github.io/Trivim1.0/



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 *From: *Doug Newcomb doug_newc...@fws.gov
 *To: *Suchith Anand suchith.an...@nottingham.ac.uk
 *Cc: *discuss discuss@lists.osgeo.org, ica-osgeo-l...@lists.osgeo.org
 *Sent: *Friday, June 12, 2015 5:20:15 PM
 *Subject: *Re: [OSGeo-Discuss]“Open Source Geospatial Tools in
 Climate Change Research and Natural Resource Management” and ISPRS Summer
 Schools

 Will the presentations be available online?
 Doug

 On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 4:40 AM, Suchith Anand 
 suchith.an...@nottingham.ac.uk wrote:

 Dear colleagues,

 The Second National Conference on Free and Open Source Software for
 Geospatial  (FOSS4G-India 2015) with focus on “Open Source Geospatial Tools
 in Climate Change Research and Natural Resource Management” was held
 earlier this week at June 9-10, 2015 at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing,
 Dehradun. Dr K.S. Rajan (IIIT Hyderabad) gave the Plenary presentation on
 Geo for All: an international network towards open geospatial research and
 education . It is excellent to see the growth in number of universities in
 India who are now doing research and teaching in GIS using FOSS4G. I
 understand from Rajan that the conference was a great success with 12
 sessions  ranging from Climatic Studies to Village GIS. Program details at
 http://foss4gindia.in/Technical%20Program%20Schedule_June9-10_2015.pdf

 Conference details at http://foss4gindia.in/

 Next month, IIRS (July 6-10, 2015) will also host the ISPRS Summer School
 at Dehradun  on following 3 themes

i)   Online Sharing of Geospatial Data, Algorithm and Model (offered
 by ISPRS WG VI/1 ;  Huayi Wu, State Key Laboratory of Information
 Engineering in Surveying Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University,
 China);

   ii)   Open Source GIS (offered by ISPRS WG VI/2 ; Dr. Sameer Saran,
 Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Indian Space Research
 Orgamisation (ISRO), Dept. of Space, Govt. of India, Dehradun ); and

   iii)  Research and Teaching methodologies for Master and PhD students
 (offered by ISPRS WG VI/4 : Igor Musikhin, Siberian State Academy of
 Geodesy,  Russia ).

 I understand that there has been great response for all these courses
 which shows the demand and need. Details of Summer School at
 http://www.iirs.gov.in/isprs-summerschool/index.html

 I remember when i was student in India, there was very few opportunities
 for learning GIS as very few universities had GIS programs . So i am really
 pleased that now more universities and academics are empowered and starting
 GIS courses and more students are getting opportunities to learn geospatial
 science. My thanks to Rajan and colleagues who have been working tirelessly
 for providing more learning opportunities for students.

 Best wishes,

 Suchith




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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: [Board] request for letter of support for Jan Hartmann (UvA)

2015-04-16 Thread Ravi Kumar
'Open Geospatial data', is served by this communication from University of
Amsterdam.

This will also to OSGeo Enterprise, and give work for many an enthusiast
and the OSGeo ICA labs.

I request the learned OSGeo Board to consider this.

Ravi Kumar

-- Forwarded message --
From: Bart van den Eijnden bart...@osgis.nl
Date: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 1:29 PM
Subject: [Board] request for letter of support for Jan Hartmann (UvA)
To: OSGeo Board bo...@lists.osgeo.org


Hi board,

I’ve been contacted by Jan Hartmann from the University of Amsterdam to see
if OSGeo can write a letter of support for a large non-profit proposal he
is putting together, details are here:

http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Uva_letter_of_support

The proposal is due May 18th so would be great if we can vote on it in this
week's board meeting.

TIA.

Best regards,
Bart

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[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G-India 2015

2015-03-26 Thread Ravi Kumar
http://www.slideshare.net/ravivundavalli/foss4-g2015india

Ravi
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Request for rejoining all OSGeo mailing lists

2015-03-24 Thread Ravi Kumar
Dear OSGeo lists supervisorl,
due to some problems with Yahoo emails to my earlier account
ravivundavall...@yahoo.com
bounced and received a warning from OSGeo lists supervisor.

I wish to change them all to this account.. manarajahmundry2...@gmail.com

Cheers
Ravi
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Quiz to Make Open GIS and Open Data popular

2015-01-09 Thread Ravi Kumar
Dear all,
we are conducting a quiz to make students aware of the Open GIS and Open Data 
of the City of Rajahmundry.

http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User_talk:Ravivundavalli

also pl see mana-rajahmundry.org and the Quiz under 'Quiz FAQ' menu.

The three round quiz will have a final by end of January.

Cheers
Ravi Kumar
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Pl Join OSM work

2014-11-23 Thread Ravi

http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User_talk:Ravivundavalli#The_OSGeo_India_promoting_societal_GIS_for_the_city_of_Mysuru

3,4 Dec 2014. Welcome to join. Pl email

Ravi

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[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo India Mysuru event

2014-11-22 Thread Ravi Kumar

http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User_talk:Ravivundavalli#The_OSGeo_India_promoting_societal_GIS_for_the_city_of_Mysuru

3,4 Dec 2014. Welcome to join. Pl email

Ravi
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Unable to Upload JPG on Wiki

2014-11-22 Thread Ravi Kumar
Pl solve the problem of uploading Jpg/png on wiki.

Has the method changed from the one on Wiki ?
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Special:Upload

Ravi
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Polling charter members

2014-09-18 Thread Ravi Kumar
This ' LocationTech and OSGeo collaboration ', appears to be some thing that 
the OSGeo Charter should involve and motivate opinion etc. Those at the helm 
may pl post a summary of the, 'storey so far'. 



On Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:23 AM, Jachym Cepicky 
jachym.cepi...@gmail.com wrote:
 


Just noting,

discussion about relationship between LocationTech and OSGeo is here
since 2012
 (IIRC). That many people did not pain attention to it
(actually including myself up to certain time), is not fault of OSGeo
.. or LocationTech.

It's just actually boring topic. We are community of (mostly)
developers and users of FOSS4G (not conference, but software in this
case). This sounds like politics .. who would pay attention? So, now
we are here, things are happening, we can finally talk to whole
community, because of this IMHO *is* important topic - two big
organisations are trying to find a way, how to cooperate in the future
for better free and open source software for geospatial! This is good.
If for nothing else, then for clarifying OSGeo's position.

Jachym

2014-09-17 22:42 GMT+02:00 P Kishor punk.k...@gmail.com:
 My guess is, just as I do, most Charter Members find this entire thread very

 alien. For us who don't go to FOSS4G, OSGeo means something completely
 different (here is where I disagree with an earlier email--I think it was Jo
 Cook--that folks know OSGeo products but not OSGeo). To suddenly hear of all
 this chatter about FOSS4G being used as a football between OSGeo and
 LocationTech (an org I heard about for the first time also in this thread)
 is like waking up at night to find a bunch of strangers chatting in your
 living room.

 Definitely, involving Charter Members would be a very sound and nice thing
 to do.

 On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 1:32 PM, Steven Feldman shfeld...@gmail.com wrote:

 Before we get to the stage of polling charter members and local chapters,
 it would be helpful if more of the charter membership and local
 chapters
 chipped in with their opinions. Many seem to have been very quiet, i am sure
 they must have a view
 __
 Steven


 On 17 Sep 2014, at 20:00, conference-europe-requ...@lists.osgeo.org wrote:

 From: Massimiliano Cannata massimiliano.cann...@supsi.ch
 Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Hacking OSGeo
 Date: 17 September 2014 19:22:24 BST
 To: P Kishor punk.k...@gmail.com
 Cc: OSGeo Discussions discuss@lists.osgeo.org


 Puneet,
 I agree with you, this is an hot decision that cannot be taken by a
 small group of people without at least have heard about what the OSGeo
 community think about.

 In this tread I have learnt a lot on LocationTech and on motivation that
 pushed some OSGeo members to embrace also LocationTech. I can really feel
 the desire to help and foster geospatial open source software from those
 guys.

 BTW, I also believe that FOSS4G is the OSGeo event.

 For this reason I believe that if OSGeo want to change things and share it
 with LocationTech (not just let them organize it in the name of), we need a
 deep OSGeo internal discussion at all level: Local Chapters, Charter
 members,
 Committees and finally the Board which has the responsibility to
 vote on this.

 So, my proposal is:
 1) Have a formal proposal from LocationTech which explain terms of
 collaboration, commitments and guarantees
 2) Publish publicly this proposal for a period (let's say 2 week) for
 people to look into this proposal
 3) Call for a vote from charter members
 4) Call for a letter of position letter from each committee and local
 Chapters
 5) Publish publicly the results
 6) Discuss it on the next board meeting and finally have a vote and a
 letter of motivation from the Board


 BTW, the FOSS4G-EUROPE website (http://foss4g-e.org/) states clearly at
 the home page: OSGeo's European Conference on Free and Open Source
 Software
 for Geospatial.


 I hope this doesn't hurt anyone, and brings positive point of discussion.

 It is just my personal thought as a new board member, and sorry if I've
 lost some best practice currently in place.

 Maxi




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[OSGeo-Discuss] Pl summarise LocationTech and OSGeo proposed collaboration

2014-09-18 Thread Ravi Kumar
It will be clear to most charter members if some one helps
 summarise LocationTech and OSGeo proposed collaboration
Ravi Kumar
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Fw: Openlayers (API) attribute pop-out

2014-08-19 Thread Ravi Kumar




Dear all,

unable to pop-out attribute information from Openlayers API to our choice box 
design.
issues a, not so attractive pop-out. 
I wish to make it more presentable like a balloon etc. like with Google API.
You may pl see our website on societal gis for a city in India.

mana-rajahmundry.org
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Pl give your general feed back on the website.
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2014] Board Nomination for Jeff McKenna

2014-08-18 Thread Ravi Kumar
It is a pleasure to +1 jeff's nomination for the OSGeo Board.
Ravi Kumar


On Monday, August 18, 2014 3:31 PM, Ivan Mincik ivan.min...@gmail.com wrote:
 


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2014] Nominations finish tomorrow!!

2014-08-02 Thread Ravi Kumar
Dear all Charter members,
this method of electing Charter members looks good to experiment with.

Yes   No   and Abstain..

I have seen quite a few mails supporting candidates. As a Charter member I go 
by the recommendations, as it is impossible to really know each 'charter member 
to be elected'. 

But.. 'No and Abstain', if these are going to be used then some explanation is 
also due, before the election process begins. Because personally I believe, 
many of us will vote 'YES' (hopefully) to every  'charter member to be 
elected'. So it is likely they may find a place on the charter inspite of an 
'Abstain or even a NO' by some who know them. I hope many of the charter 
members view this as a genuine predicament..
Cheers
Ravi Kumar


On Saturday, August 2, 2014 4:19 AM, Jeff McKenna 
jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com wrote:
 


Indeed as I informed the Board privately last night, in another 
non-profit software org there is a hostile take-over trying to 
happen...so our bylaws on elections are very important.

But if Venka and other Charter members want changes in the bylaws it 
should be made possible, and considered strongly by the Board.

-jeff




On 2014-08-01 7:40 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
 Venka,
 Further to Jorge's email, the reason we need to vote in charter members
 (rather than accepting everyone who applies) is to meet OSGeo bylaws
 which state that we need to vote in new charter members every year.
 The reason for the bylaws is to avoid hostile take-over. Admittedly very
 unlikely, but still possible.

 So we have changed our voting processes to try and be as inclusive as
 possible, basically aiming to ensure that everyone who is interested,
 and actively contributing toward OSGeo should be voted in for charter
 membership.

 On 2/08/2014 2:30 am, Jorge Sanz wrote:
 2014-08-01 15:23 GMT+02:00 Venkatesh Raghavan
 ragha...@media.osaka-cu.ac.jp:

 What is the voting for, I though all the  nominated members would be
 automatically
 elected.  Perhaps I am the only one not aware of the new election rules.
 Can you clarify please.

 Venka
 Hi Venka, thanks for raising the question.

 On previous years the Board allocated a number of seats and if there
 were more nominations than seats then elections were conducted, so
 some people could not get the membership if they were at the end of
 the ranking. Other years no election was needed because there were
 less nominations than seats, so everyone was automatically accepted.

 As was discussed in June[1], a new procedure was designed[2]. On this
 new procedure, there is no limit of seats for new charter members, the
 nominations are carried as every year but instead of having a number
 of seats, we will have a different criteria for accepting new members.
 Another difference is that instead of voting by e-mail, with 180
 members, we will use an electronic voting system.

 For every nominee, current Charter Members will have to decide say
 Yes, No or Abstain for their acceptance. This way we assure that
 supported nominees are accepted. The criteria will be:

 - The nominee needs to have more Yes than No
 - The nominee needs to have more than 5% of Yes of voting members.


 And then we arrive to one VERY important point in my opinion. For me,
 the +1 and seconds on discuss mean a LOT, because maybe a I don't know
 the nominee, but I know many of the nominators and seconders, and I
 trust their criteria so they add points for me to vote a *Yes* instead
 of an *Abstain*.

 There are more than 60 nominations, so checking every nominee
 discussion will take a while for Charter Members, but it's a very
 important excercise to be responsible on our vote on who will be
 accepted.

 Sorry for the long mail, I hope it makes sense!!

 Cheers

 [1] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2014-June/thread.html
 [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Membership_Process



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Nomination of Chaitanya Kumar Ch.

2014-08-02 Thread Ravi Kumar
Dear all,
I second Chaitanya's nomination.
Chaitanya is a cool FOSS GIS programmer and promoter. He is quite a popular 
trainer at FOSS4G India 2012.
He helped in developing web-gis for Rajahmundry GIS project, with indic 
translation. 
OSGeo will be enriched with Chaitanya on it's charter.
Cheers
Ravi Kumar 


On Friday, August 1, 2014 9:07 PM, Venkatesh Raghavan 
ragha...@media.osaka-cu.ac.jp wrote:
 


On 2014/08/02 0:09, K S Rajan wrote:

Dear Community,  I would like to nominate Chaitanya Kumar, an Open source 
developer/programmer, who is an active member of OSGeo-India Chapter and 
contributed to GDAL maintenance. In the last couple of years, he has been 
actively sharing his technical knowledge at various FOSS4G training programmes 
conducted in India, has been a GSoC mentor and developing solutions. 
Chaitanya's profile can be seen at [1] 
I second the nomination of Chaitanya Kumar. He is a committed FOSS4G
developer and
a great trainer.

Venka


regards, 
Rajan  [1] http://in.linkedin.com/in/chaitanyakumarch 


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2014] Nomination for Nimalika Fernando

2014-08-01 Thread Ravi Kumar
+1 we need more and more Like Nimalika to evangelise.
She is a right choise for OSGeo charter


On Friday, August 1, 2014 4:26 PM, Suchith Anand 
suchith.an...@nottingham.ac.uk wrote:
 


+1 from me for Nimalika Fernando's contributions for OSGeo education efforts by 
helping establish ICA-OSGeo Labs in Sri Lanka and helping spread education 
opportunities for more students. 

Suchith


-Original Message-
From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] 
On Behalf Of Jorge Sanz
Sent: 31 July 2014 22:09
To: OSGeo Discussions
Cc: CRO
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2014] Nomination for Nimalika
 Fernando

Forwarding Nimalika Fernando nomination by Anne

Cheers
Jorge

-- Forwarded message --
From: Anne Ghisla
Date: 2014-07-31 9:36 GMT+02:00
Subject: Nomination for Nimalika Fernando
To: c...@osgeo.org, nimalika fernando


Hi Jorge,

It is my pleasure to nominate Nimalika Fernando [0], from Sri Lanka, for 
Charter membership.

Nimalika is attached to Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
(SLIIT) [1] and initiated the Institute's ICA-OSGeo Lab, named OSGeoSLIIT 
[2,3], that strongly focuses on free and open source software.
In March 2014 she was instrumental in organising the first FOSS4G event in Sri 
Lanka [4],which was a success, with 60 participants including students from 
several Sri Lankan universities [5].

Yann Chemin introduced me to Nimalika when I visited Sri Lanka early this year, 
and I
 have soon been impressed by her enthusiasm and proactivity in spreading open 
source GIS, especially in education. I believe that her contribution in 
teaching is crucial to the future of OSGeo, as it connects the international 
experts in the field with young generation in Sri Lanka, where open source GIS 
can make a very positive impact.

Best regards,
Anne

[0] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Nimalika
[1] SLIIT academic staff page http://www.sliit.lk/academic-staff/
[2] OSGeoSLIIT http://osgeolab.sliit.lk/ [3] OSGeoSLIIT inauguration in 
February 2014 http://www.osgeo.org/node/1430 [4] FOSS4G Sri Lanka 
http://foss4gsrilanka.lk [5] FOSS4G Sri Lanka summary:
http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/srilanka/2014-February/23.html



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[OSGeo-Discuss] Charter members

2014-07-28 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi OSGeo Charter,
I have worked with Santosh Gaikwad and Momammad Rashad, using Open Source GIS.

Santosh Gaikwad, is a natural evangelist-cum-teacher-cum-developer.  He has a 
knack of using a cocktail of various software
for GIS, both open and closed source to entice those nearly 'sold/addicted', to 
the closed source GIS. 


Rashad, is a very good code developer of Open Source GIS.  
http://in.linkedin.com/in/rashadkm

LSI-IIIT/lsiviewer has many unique graphics like popping out histograms of 
administrative entities etc,
to endear Open Source GIS to the administrator.

IIIT-H Developed Technology VRGeo Launched on July 20 | IIIT Hyderabad, 



  
          
IIIT-H Developed Technology VRGeo Launched on July 20 | IIIT Hyderabad
July 26, 2012 Click here to download PDF   
View on iiit.ac.in Preview by Yahoo  
  
 
  
             
LSI-IIIT/lsiviewer
lsiviewer - Libre Spatial Information Viewer  
View on github.com Preview by Yahoo  
  

Cheers
Ravi Kumar
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[OSGeo-Discuss] (no subject)

2014-07-22 Thread Ravi Kumar

 +1 rashad suites the osgeo charter.



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I wish to nominate Mohammed Rashad [1,2] for OSGeo Charter membership.

Rashad is from Kerala, India. He is currently at the end of his internship
at CNES [3], Toulouse and completing his master degree at IIIT Hyderabad
[4].

He started working on GRASS GIS for his engineering project, a web
application deployed using Cartoweb PHP framework and GRASS GIS. When he
started his master at IIIT Hyderabad, he began working on a collaborative
mapping platform called VRGeo [5] (Village Resource Geo data repository),
LSIViewer and WebGRASS. He participated in GSoC 2012 and 2013 for OSSIM
projects under OSGeo.

Currently he is working in OTB and OSSIM python bindings. Moreover, he
packages GRASS GIS and OSSIM for Ubuntu PPA [6]. He#39;s always helpful with
users through the various ML and GIS Stack Exchange[7].

With my best regards,
Margherita Di Leo
OSGeo Charter Member [8]


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Scientific / technical project officer

European Commission - DG JRC
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Tel. +39 0332 78 3600
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in any circumstance be regarded as stating an official position of the
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] Proposed process for selecting OSGeo charter members

2014-06-29 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi,
a refreshing way to select charter members, in deed.
Hope charter members spend some time to, 'read and vote'.
May be a wake-up-call.
Ravi Kumar



On Monday, June 30, 2014 5:31 AM, Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kal...@gmail.com wrote:
 


On 06/30/2014 12:07 AM, Daniel Kastl wrote:

 2. Charter members then vote (in/out) nominated charter members. This will
 be different to prior years, as we previously voted in a fixed number of
 members for a larger selection pool. (eg vote in 20 people from a list of
 30). For this year, I propose we have a Yes/No vote. Ie, if we have a
 list of 30 candidates, we will ask all charter members to vote Yes or No
 against each candidate. Each candidate with greater than 50% of YES votes
 will be included as new charter members.


 Well, I doubt some charter member would vote with No for candidates.
 And what if you don't know a candidate well enough or not at all?

 So I'm not sure this is really a good idea. I believe the result will just
 be that all candidates will be accepted ... as in previous years.

 Daniel


Perhaps we should ask for a minimum of Yes votes on each candidate 
before acceptance. A fixed percentage of the Charter Members maybe?

Angelos

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[OSGeo-Discuss] Live 7.9 Geoserver 404 error

2014-04-05 Thread Ravi Kumar
The Live DVD 7.9 

Geoserver issues a 404 error .. Pl help make it work.
Ravi Kumar
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: FOSS4G Sri Lanka -2014 (Colombo) Call for Presentations

2014-02-06 Thread Ravi Kumar
Hi,
1. Great to know FOSS4G happenning almost next door in Shri Lanka.
    Congrats and all the best from OSGeo India.
2. Next time please (if possible) give more notice.
    -3- months would be ideal. 
සභ ගමන්!

cheers
Ravi Kumar



On Thursday, February 6, 2014 6:13 PM, Jeff McKenna 
jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com wrote:
 



 Original Message 
Subject:     [SriLanka] FOSS4G Sri Lanka -2014 -Colombo- Call for Presentations
Date:     Wed, 5 Feb 2014 11:44:22 -0800
From:     nimalika fernando nimali...@gmail.com
To:     srila...@lists.osgeo.org



Dear All,

The first Sri Lankan FOSS4G event, FOSS4G Sri Lanka 2014 is going to
happen very soon in Colombo.

It will be a place where open source GIS users and enthusiasts of FOSS
GIS tools can meet together and share ideas in a friendly atmosphere.
It is organized by OSGeo Community of Sri Lanka with support of OSGeo
Foundation.

Date :  Sunday 23rd February 2014, Time : 9.00 a.m- 4.00 p.m., Venue :
SLIIT Malabe

This event will be an ideal platform to present any work which you have
done on open source GIS tools.
Your work can be presented either as a *verbal presentation* or *a poster*.
You are invited hereby to submit presentation ideas to the event.

# Please find the  FOSS4G Sri Lanka 2014 - Call for presentations
flyer ( a PDF file)  here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_l81kQpid7GdVdXd2FjNjNrRzg/edit?usp=sharing
This contains all information related to submissions.

# Please find  FOSS4G Sri Lanka 2014 - Invitation to Participate flyer
( a PDF file) here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_l81kQpid7GU3RHZkkyMEsyVVE/edit?usp=sharing
This contains a link for registration.

Cheers

Nimalika



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