Re: [Board] Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Google Grants - Free Advertising for Open Source Non-profits

2007-04-04 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 4-Apr-07, at 9:38 PM, Markus Neteler wrote: No. Please do not apply for a Google Grant until we are able to verify your 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. Probably we are far enough with it now. No, we are not far enough along yet. I have some more work to do still. Tyler

[OSGeo-Discuss] Libre Graphics Meeting - Montreal, May 4-6

2007-04-06 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
I was talking to some folks involved with the Libre Graphics Meeting (below) and I think it'd be interesting to try to find some synergies between our geospatial visualisation needs and their applications: Blender, GIMP, Inkscape, Krita, Scribus. We all know map production is near and

[OSGeo-Discuss] Voting Member Additions

2007-04-09 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Hi everybody, The board has asked me to administer the upcoming election of additional voting members for OSGeo. This is just a brief update and some pre-information about the process. Everyone on this list is encouraged to participate in the nomination phase when it is opened. I will

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Journal articles and preparation

2007-04-09 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 3-Apr-07, at 6:49 PM, Helton Uchoa wrote: Hi Tyler, I will include an article about projects or cases from Brazil in the volume 2. Great - I hope that in future volumes we can have reports from several local chapters as well. Tyler ___

[OSGeo-Discuss] *Voting Now Open* - New Charter Members

2007-06-13 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo CRO)
Current OSGeo Charter Members can now vote for additional Charter Members until the end of day June 24rd (midnight UTC). Please review the specific voting procedures: - There are 37 nominees, listed here [1], review the lower section of that page to see their qualifications/contributions

[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G Hotels! Book Now!

2007-06-21 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Hi everyone, This is a reminder that whoever is planning to attend FOSS4G needs to book their hotel soon. We have a block of rooms available for you to reserve from in order to SAVE MONEY and have a place to sleep. The number of rooms held for us will decrease if a significant amount are

[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: A Mapserver Article published locally

2007-06-22 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Congratulations Dewald, and good work! On 21-Jun-07, at 11:34 PM, Dewald Troskie wrote: Hi Guys, I have had the priviledge of publishing an article in one of the local IT magazines distributed to about 40 000 readers (printed) + 60 000

[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Annual General Meeting

2007-07-17 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Hi everyone, Every year we have our annual conference. Last year we had one half day set aside for an OSGeo general meeting a day before the conference began. It worked out very well - especially to start putting faces to names. This year we have the opportunity to do the same. I have

[OSGeo-Discuss] Victoria conference centre photos

2007-07-27 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Hi all, for anyone interested in the venue for the FOSS4G conference, I took a bunch of (varying quality) photos of the conference centre recently. They are online at: ___ Discuss mailing list

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Board Election Results

2007-08-10 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 10-Aug-07, at 7:26 AM, Landon Blake wrote: I wanted to add my agreement with a couple of the statements made on this topic. First of all, I agree with Gary, I don't think the benefit of releasing the tallies outweighs the harmful side effects. I'm just catching up on this thread, I

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Ask about category and template management.

2007-08-13 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 13-Aug-07, at 12:39 AM, phamvubinh wrote: Hi there, I want to know about category and template management of Geonetwork or other GIS portals. Can you tell me some think about this field. Hi, What are you trying to do? Just change the layout/style of an existing installation of

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board Geographic Diversity

2007-08-13 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 11-Aug-07, at 7:51 AM, P Kishor wrote: On 8/10/07, Steve Lime [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all: Perhaps this has been discussed before, but... Given the apparent desire to maintain geographic diversity amongst OSgeo leadership perhaps in the future we might consider regionally based

[OSGeo-Discuss] UK Local Chapter

2007-08-14 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
I've had a few people ask me about progress of OSGeo developments in the United Kingdom. Please note there is mailing list and wiki page available: * Join the list and add your name to the wiki page to show your interest. Tyler

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Data for the Integration Showcase

2007-08-23 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Isn't part of the idea that the db can be hit live during the event - or was that a pipe dream? Tyler On 23-Aug-07, at 9:55 AM, Justin Deoliveira wrote: The link provided by Jody is more for people who can access the data directly from the postgis database. If you are looking to get at the

[OSGeo-Discuss] Volunteers for OSGeo Booth at FOSS4G

2007-09-06 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Hi everyone, OSGeo will have a booth at FOSS4G, including a public Internet Cafe area. To help run it, we need some more volunteers. I invite you to put in some time volunteering to help at the OSGeo Booth - help talk to people, show off any applications you have, hand out brochures.

[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Journal Volume 2 Available!

2007-09-19 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
The next volume of the OSGeo Journal is now available for download from: * This content-packed volume includes several case studies, news items, project introductions, an introduction to topology, perspectives from OSGeo sponsors and much more. You are

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Journal Volume 2 Available!

2007-09-19 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Ooops, I've now actually pressed the publish button - sorry for any confusion - it should now work. Tyler On 19-Sep-07, at 3:38 PM, Shane Ring wrote: it's not working. On 9/19/07, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The next volume of the OSGeo Journal is now available

[OSGeo-Discuss] Some of my highlights and plans for the week

2007-09-22 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
FYI - I posted a few FOSS4G-related items on my blog this morning: Looking forward to seeing you at FOSS4G. If you aren't coming, we'll be thinking of you! Tyler ___ Discuss mailing list

[OSGeo-Discuss] Video from FOSS4G

2007-10-01 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Hi everyone, Now that my feet are back on the ground after an overwhelming event, I'll be trying to put up some videos. At the moment, I'm streaming some video to this website: If you have time to check it out and have any feedback, please respond to

[OSGeo-Discuss] Summary blog post of FOSS4G

2007-10-03 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
FYI - I just posted a blog summary of the conference: Since I didn't make it to more than 2 presentations or any BOFs, I'll leave it to others to highlight those. Tyler ___ Discuss mailing list

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Govt involvement in FOSS4G

2007-10-11 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 8-Oct-07, at 6:59 PM, Tim Bowden wrote: In planning our bid for the '09 conf, the Aust-NZ chapter (in formation) is looking at how we can maximise the value of the conf to Govt attendees. In talking to govt people here in Aust, and following comments on this list in the past, it seems

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] California Chapter

2007-10-12 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 11-Oct-07, at 6:07 PM, Allan Hollander wrote: In terms of initial web presence Tyler suggested setting up a California page on the OSGeo wiki, to be linked from the local chapters page at Also OSGeo hosts many of the local chapter mailing

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Geospatial Events Calendar?

2007-10-15 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
I have also been testing having a common/shared (via webdav) .ics file that we could use. Would that help? I was envisioning having one for tracking OSGeo meetings, but we could also use one for events in general. Tyler ___ Discuss mailing

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Buttons

2007-10-17 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 17-Oct-07, at 2:53 AM, Mateusz Loskot wrote: Hi, Do we have anything like official OSGeo banners or buttons members can put on their website? Not really, but we do have need for a few different variations of them. They can built on top of the OSGeo logos (

[OSGeo-Discuss] Wiki migration planned for 25th...

2007-10-24 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Attention all wiki users and committees depending on the wiki The wiki is being moved to a different server. As noted on: System maintenance: This Wiki is going into read-only mode for a few hours on Thursday, 25th october, starting at 08:00 UTC

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting

2007-11-03 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 30-Oct-07, at 6:02 AM, Helena Mitasova wrote: I am planning to attend and I will be willing to chair a session - I planned to submit an abstract today please let me know if we have enough people for the session so that I can adjust the abstract accordingly. I can also help with the

[OSGeo-Discuss] 2007 Annual Report - your involvement

2008-01-08 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Hi everyone, To sum up the activity of our first full year, the board has asked me to help coordinate production of an annual report. The report is aimed at capturing information from the whole spectrum of OSGeo committees, local chapters and projects -- which has grown into a really

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] 2007 Annual Report - your involvement

2008-01-08 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 8-Jan-08, at 6:32 PM, Dave Patton wrote: Given the role FOSS4G2007 plays for OSGeo, should all of it's sponsors be offered the opportunity to participate under the Sponsors section? Thanks Dave, it's not a bad idea. Other than the fact that some may not be interested, it can't hurt to

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] 2007 Annual Report - your involvement

2008-01-09 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 9-Jan-08, at 12:40 AM, Jacolin Yves wrote: I have planned to write a report for the OSGeo Journal Vol 4. Where is it the best place for a report : annual report only, journal only, both of them ? I could write a 2007 overview of the Francophone Local Chapter for the Annual Report

[OSGeo-Discuss] 2008 Events on your calendar

2008-01-09 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Hi all, Starting into 2008 makes it a good time to update our event calendar. You can see events listed on the front page of - but there isn't much in there right now: Keeping events in this list will help keep them on the radar for

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] 2008 Events on your calendar

2008-01-09 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 9-Jan-08, at 4:38 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote: I just tried (unsuccessfully) to add the feed to my Google Calendar. Has anyone had better luck than me? Funny, I didn't really even notice we had a feed there too. It loaded fine for me into Mac iCal, but I haven't tried anything else.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] How create a orthophoto with ImageLinker

2008-01-24 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Hi Carlos, Welcome to the OSGeo discussion list - sorry I don't know how to do what you are asking, but the OSSIM mailing list will probably be of more help, since ImageLinker is based on OSSIM: Hope that helps, Tyler On

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Job Postings / Job Wanted

2008-01-25 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 25-Jan-08, at 6:31 AM, Fawcett, David wrote: ? Nice.. maps and RSS - great improvements since I last used it. I'd much rather go with something like this, since neither mailing lists or customising our web site tools could match its function or its history. If

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Using OpenOffice to write DocBook files

2008-01-28 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 28-Jan-08, at 8:48 AM, Ned Horning wrote: Does anyone out there have any contacts with O'Reilly that we can use to find out if they would be willing to share their methods and templates? Can you think of other ideas that would help us reduce the work required to do this from scratch?

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Who's in incubation, who has graduated?

2008-01-29 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 29-Jan-08, at 9:36 AM, Arnulf Christl wrote: On the OSGeo home page there's the list of OSGeo projects, but no indication of which projects have finished the incubation and are OSGeo certified. To find out, you have to make your way to the Incubation Committee wiki page, and there is

[OSGeo-Discuss] LizardTech Renews OSGeo Sponsorship

2008-01-30 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Just a brief note to mention that our 2008 sponsorship program is off to a great start! LizardTech, one of OSGeo's early 2007 sponsors, has renewed their Associate Sponsorship for 2008. Thank you to Michael Gerlek for his involvement in OSGeo and helping represent LizardTech in this way.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Planet OSGeo

2008-02-12 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 12-Feb-08, at 8:31 PM, Mateusz Loskot wrote: Perhaps it's a good idea to setup (or move) Chris' work to and make it more an official OSGeo Community thing. I support the idea and have often daydreamed about having a more community-centric site in addition to our main

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Planet OSGeo

2008-02-13 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 13-Feb-08, at 3:48 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote: Is it possible for me as a blogger to categorize my entries and for planet.osgeo to only take the OSGeo related entries I consider worthy? This feature should improve signal to noise ratio. I assume you could modify your outgoing feed to

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Image Management in an RDBMS...(was OS Spatial environment 'sizing')

2008-02-20 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 20-Feb-08, at 4:29 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: - When you consider the complexities that Google must be facing with GE in trying to manage 256x256k tiles of imagery over the entire world, at multiple pyramid layers and with constant revision of imagery, you can soon see that a file

[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: UK OSGEO meetup

2008-03-19 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
FYI - If you are in the UK and interested in open source geospatial applications, there is a meeting being planned. See below... Begin forwarded message: From: Joanne Cook [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: March 18, 2008 3:16:27 PM PDT (CA) Subject: UK OSGEO meetup Hi, You have received this email

[OSGeo-Discuss] Spam filter on OSGeo lists

2008-03-27 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Hi all, A few days back we added some basic spam filtering to the mail manager on OSGeo servers. Most of the lists themselves simply ignore email non-registered users, but mailing list administrators still got a fair bit. This solution helped reduce our spam considerably, but if you

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Proposal: OSGeo Cartographic Library

2008-04-07 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 7-Apr-08, at 1:53 AM, Markus Neteler wrote: I would like to launch the idea of an OSGeo Cartographic Library to share concepts, source code and regression tests: Thanks Markus - you beat me to it! :) Having grown up learning ArcPlot, I long for the ability to compose maps and output

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Proposal: OSGeo Cartographic Library

2008-04-08 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
I've tried to group some of discussion into various components that I think are being discussed all at once: 8.1 Style Layout Configuration Standards 8.2 Graphical Style Layout Editor 8.3 Graphical Map Composition Editor 8.4 Rendering Engine 8.5 Libraries I'm personally less interested in

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] AAG Boston Social Next Week

2008-04-10 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
I was originally really hoping that I could make it and wanted to help get something organised, but unfortunately I won't be able to pull it off. On 10-Apr-08, at 7:36 AM, Allan Doyle wrote: There was a proposal to host an event at the MIT Museum, but that never got anywhere. There is an

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GPRS connection API

2008-04-11 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 11-Apr-08, at 12:38 AM, dorra labidi wrote: Hello all; I am developping a fleet management application using java. I need to connect to the GPS box using GPRS network. My question: Is there a java API for the GPRS connection? Thank you in advance... From what I've seen, some embedded

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Proposal: OSGeo Cartographic Library

2008-04-13 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 13-Apr-08, at 9:23 AM, Bruno Lowagie wrote: If you make the map in PDF, you could provide the legend as a floating annotation that can be moved around by the user. If you are using OCG, you also have the Optional Content panel that can be used as a legend and that can be used to make certain

[OSGeo-Discuss] Your open source career

2008-04-24 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Hi everyone, We've probably all heard of the typical business models for open source companies, but I'm working on a few slides for a presentation that highlight the benefit of open source for employees - and would love to hear from some of you. I have some personal examples where open

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Can I do the same GIS tasks with OS (as with ESRI)?

2008-04-25 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
I agree with some of the other responses that challenge the way of traditional thinking. Desktop GIS, Web and Databases are the tools of today - it's interesting to watch the various ways they come together (collide?) in projects. If you look to replace desktop proprietary options, you

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Comparison between Proprietary and OS

2008-04-26 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Here's another slightly different point of view... I like the fact that many open source projects haven't been focused on targeting users of particular brands of software. It has allowed the projects to develop to be what the developers think they should be, without a constant check like

[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2007 Videos

2008-05-14 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
I was recently reminded about videos for last years FOSS4G event. The only videos we have are from the opening and closing plenary sessions and they've been posted online for a while: They are pretty good quality,

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Options for a Java Collaboration Mailing List

2008-05-20 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 17-May-08, at 2:10 PM, Landon Blake wrote: I already submitted a request as requested by Tyler Mitchell. (That was actually a few days ago.) Just to clarify, I sent you to the same place Arnulf was mentioning. Any time someone has a systems or web-site related request, they are

[OSGeo-Discuss] Project Documentation

2008-05-22 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Has anyone started compiling a single list of pointers (or done a survey of sources) for basic OSGeo project documentation? From a marketing perspective it would be nice to know the state of documentation for: install/compile, administrators, new users/getting started, advance

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Project Demonstrations

2008-06-03 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
wrote: Would you like commercial implementations of OSGeo technology? As an example, OpenLayers web site using tiles rendered by Mapserver and spatial queries with Postgis. Thanks. Jon Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote: After the great success of getting many project documents listed

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Conference Call - time for a passcode change?

2008-06-05 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Thanks for the note Dave. I've taken measures to disable these features and they will now require a secret leader passcode before the conference can be enabled. I will distribute the code the board of directors. Tyler On 5-Jun-08, at 6:54 PM, Dave Patton wrote:

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] RHEL 5

2008-06-06 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Hi Gianfranco, You can get more specific MapGuide Open Source help on their mailing list at: Hope this help you, Tyler On 6-Jun-08, at 2:56 AM, Gianfranco Imbrogno wrote: Hi, I would to install mapguide opensource version 2.0.1 on a

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member Election 2008 Results

2008-06-10 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Congratulations all newcomers and a big thank you to Jo for running the election process. Tyler On 10-Jun-08, at 10:06 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: dear all, As a result of last week's voting process, the following people have become new Charter Members of the OSGeo Foundation in 2008.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member Election 2008 Results

2008-06-10 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Hi Ravi, The list of current charter members has now been updated at: Tyler On 10-Jun-08, at 7:27 PM, RAVI KUMAR wrote: Hi Tyler, Pl give the latest charter member list. Cheers V.Ravi Kumar Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Chickens, Boards and Export Restrictions

2008-06-12 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 12-Jun-08, at 9:20 AM, Paul Ramsey wrote: - Putting our policy online (presumably copied from Apache shamelessly) in a findable location, to conform to the legal norms of our host nation. I'll have to re-read Arnulf's note to understand more precisely what you are referring to here... we

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] The New Board to be and Global representation

2008-06-13 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 13-Jun-08, at 1:26 AM, Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas wrote: Hi I can't be more agree with we should seek the best people to represent the foundation, based on the merits and commitment with the usual free software values, rather than a geographic representation. Of course having elected people

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] The New Board to be and Global representation

2008-06-17 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 13-Jun-08, at 12:33 AM, Jeroen Ticheler wrote: I have recently seen several discussions where the geographical representation sentiment, perceptions toward OSGeo being US or North America centric and so on and so forth get in (the way). So I could pick one randomly to react on. I'll

[OSGeo-Discuss] Nominate Frank Warmerdam for Board Election

2008-06-17 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
I nominate Frank Warmerdam for re-election to the OSGeo Board of Directors. Frank's involvement has been critical to the success of OSGeo. His commitment to advancing OSGeo is obvious in his official capacities (Charter member, Board member, President and Chair of the Board) but also in

[OSGeo-Discuss] Annual General Meeting at FOSS4G

2008-06-26 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Hi everyone, Last year at FOSS4G I ran an Annual General Meeting that lasted a couple hours. Personally, I thought it was great to hear about the interesting mix of reports from local chapters, projects and committees. (I realised at the last moment that sponsors would have been great

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Annual General Meeting at FOSS4G

2008-06-27 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 27-Jun-08, at 7:49 AM, Daniel Morissette wrote: Plus it's always good to see the actual people on stage talking about what they've done in the last year... that helps putting faces on names. I certainly appreciated this part - sometimes meeting people for the first time face to face

[OSGeo-Discuss] GFOSS apps in Poseidon Linux

2008-07-01 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Lots of GFOSS (and other FOSS) packages included in this linux distribution. I'm not sure how new it is. It is branded as Poseidon Linux - The Scientific GNU/Linux and looks good. Any users/ developers of the distribution on this list? Tyler Begin forwarded message: From: Poseidon

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GFOSS apps in Poseidon Linux

2008-07-02 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Welcome Christian, I look forward to trying it out. I downloaded the iso yesterday but unfortunately my download got corrupted (probably my multiple start- finishes I had :) ) - so I look forward to trying it again tonight. Any chance of putting up a version for torrent use? I'm not too

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Call for help: GDAL and

2008-07-03 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 3-Jul-08, at 4:25 PM, Kjell Are Refsvik wrote: In Qgis you should be able to reproject to UTM and label your points. Qgis will also export to PNG format if that is what you want. However I don't think that Qgis will output an ESRI world file (the only way that I know to keep a PNG

[OSGeo-Discuss] IGN France becomes OSGeo Sponsor

2008-07-07 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
I'm pleased to announce that IGN France is the latest OSGeo Associate Sponsor! The Institut Géographique National (IGN) is an administrative public institution under the authority of France’s Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development. They have a decades- long expertise especially in

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Call for help: GDAL and

2008-07-08 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 7-Jul-08, at 4:54 PM, Kjell Are Refsvik wrote: ... No, shp2img needs a MAPFILE as input (the mapfile points to your shapefile(s) - or other datasources - and tells mapserver how to render them): I see. So basically

[OSGeo-Discuss] Quick survey: FOSS4G and deciding factors for attending

2008-07-10 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Dear discuss list, In an attempt to gather some information for conference organisers, your input is requested for a simple survey. If you have never attended FOSS4G, your input would still be very helpful. It should only take a minute to complete:

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Quick survey: FOSS4G and deciding factors for attending

2008-07-10 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
You have submitted the maximum number of entries. Check submission guidelines. Sorry all - in my test phase I had it limited to 5 submissions :) It's open for business now!! Tyler ___ Discuss mailing list

[OSGeo-Discuss] Quick Survey

2008-07-11 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
We've got some good responses so far to the OSGeo Survey re: FOSS4G and other conferences. I know we can get some more input if we forwarded the invitation to other OSGeo-related software project lists. I'd love to have some more feedback from software users since they might attend these

[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Board Elections Now Open!

2008-07-15 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
. Results will be posted after the 25th. Tyler Begin forwarded message: From: Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: July 14, 2008 11:23:15 PM PDT (CA) To: Charter Member List Subject: Board Elections Now Open! Dear Charter Members, As a Charter Member, your main responsibility

[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Board Elections Now Open!

2008-07-15 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Please note... you will receive a confirmation when I receive your votes. If you do not receive a note, then please send it again and cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Just in case... Tyler On 14-Jul-08, at 11:27 PM, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote: FYI - Voting for the board election is now open

[OSGeo-Discuss] Election update...

2008-07-18 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
. Tyler Begin forwarded message: From: Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: July 14, 2008 11:27:32 PM PDT (CA) To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: Fwd: Board Elections Now Open! FYI - Voting for the board election is now open. Charter members are now asked to place

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] booking the OSGeo conference line

2008-07-24 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
There has been no system to date and no collisions that I've heard of. I did as you suggest but just added a schedule section to the top of that same wiki page. There isn't a lot of traffic like this, so it should remain a relatively short list. BUT if you have recurring meetings

[OSGeo-Discuss] Do your Police Geocache?

2008-07-28 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Thought this might interest you. It makes me wonder how in touch my local authorities are with the suspicious packages I'm planting around our urban fringe. Hmmm... I hope they know geospatial information is important and

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Map of Wiki/OSGeo Members

2008-08-13 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Have you had a look at how many of those entries have actual coordinate, or even province/country entries? I think missing data is going to be your bigger challenge. If we had a membership sign up form that also allows users to enter coordinates - or click a map. Then we could easily

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Map of Wiki/OSGeo Members

2008-08-13 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
How is it going on your project, what is the status? Your efforts sound really interesting and could be broadly useful - so I hope you can finish it. I'm not convinced that geocoding IPs is going to be as useful for OSGeo though - I think that many members will never use the wiki.

[OSGeo-Discuss] 2007 Annual Report Published

2008-08-15 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
I'm pleased to announce that after 8 months, 60 pages and 27,000+ words, we now have an Annual Report for 2007! Thank you very much to the 50+ individuals and groups that contributed to the report - it's a great snapshot from our first full year of operations. While much of the content is

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo and use of freenode for IRC

2008-08-19 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 18-Aug-08, at 9:55 PM, Dave Patton wrote: Has the OSGeo foundation, or any of the OSGeo projects, done the Group Registration with freenode? Yes, I did this a long time ago. Our main channel #osgeo and any other channels starting with #osgeo-

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo and use of freenode for IRC

2008-08-21 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 20-Aug-08, at 7:55 AM, Mateusz Loskot wrote: I have very similar experience about registering a group/project on Freenode. I've done it for MOSS4G and #moss4g channel (I understood I have to register to get registered channel) but with no response. Yes, the group registration took some

[OSGeo-Discuss] Project config files and interchange

2008-08-25 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Over the weekend I had the concepts of the OSGeo Cartographic Library [1] on my mind. I think I'd like to try is to transformation some configuration files between different open source mapping applications, especially those running with XML config files. To get familiar with the various

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Local Chapter, network and structuration

2008-08-25 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 24-Aug-08, at 9:22 AM, Yves Jacolin wrote: What does the other LC think about this? Specially Spanih LC which is as the Francophone LC, mainly based on common langage. I think your ideas are good. The only hypothetical trouble I could think of would be if there are not sufficient

[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Booth Help for FOSS4G

2008-08-25 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Hi all, We have the opportunity to run a booth at FOSS4G again this year. Last year it was a great meeting point and led to lots of productive discussion. If you are interested in helping oversee the booth, meet people, shake hands, smile for the camera, hand out brochures, etc. then

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Manage translation in OSGeo project

2008-08-25 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 25-Aug-08, at 12:32 PM, Markus Neteler wrote: And it's rather easy to set up with gettext() macros in C land (to not pollute the source code). Likewise there will be solutions for other programming languages. In a couple (non-OSGeo) projects I've helped on the translation side but

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo and use of freenode for IRC

2008-08-26 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 23-Aug-08, at 5:21 AM, Mateusz Loskot wrote: Yes, these two types of registrations are clear to me. I'm asking if registeriing #osgeo- prefixed channel automatically makes it into OSGeo group, a registered group. I'm not sure when it comes to the term registration in a technical sense -

[OSGeo-Discuss] Projects at FOSS4G

2008-09-10 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
I'm curious about how many different projects (OSGeo and others) will be represented at FOSS4G by speakers, workshops, etc. Rather than wade through the presentation listing, I thought I'd be lazy and ask here. If you know that your project(s) are going to be represented there, could you

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] New OSGeo President and Board Election Results

2008-09-18 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 18-Sep-08, at 6:34 AM, Jacolin Yves wrote: Here a french version ( Press_Release_Board_2008_fr) but need a proof-reader ;) I added my contact for local contact, is it ok for everybody? I will share it on Francophone and Board-fr ML as soon new Board allow me.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] projects overview?

2008-09-18 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Hi Lee, There are several presentations available that might help. Jorge pulled together this good overview, it might help you see how the pieces fit together. Hope it helps! Tyler On 18-Sep-08, at 7:42 AM, Lee Breisacher wrote: Hi.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] This List

2008-09-23 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 23-Sep-08, at 8:24 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote: Important announcements should be making it to the announce list. What is an example of important announcements made only here? Note also that if anyone has important announcements or news, also send it to news_item at to get it

[OSGeo-Discuss] Who will attend AAG?

2008-10-14 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
There will be a few OSGeo members at this event: Will you be there? Will you be interested in doing an open source related talk? Alex and Stacy started this proposal for OSGeo's involvement there: But I'm

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G LiveCD

2008-10-17 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 9-Oct-08, at 12:04 AM, Marco Lechner wrote: At the german language conference FOSSGIS in April we used live- images to provide all the workshop-notebooks using PXE-boot with individual liveimages booting at the beginning of a workshop. Marco, Slightly off-topic, but I'm curious if (and

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

2008-10-17 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 9-Oct-08, at 11:49 AM, Arnulf Christl (OSGeo) wrote: Instead of despairing or complaining - why don't you start your own meeting? Whatever it is - ranging from meeting in a pub to full fledged conferences with 500+ attendees - is better than nothing. Try to not compete with FOSS4G - The

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] attendance at PKP 2009 Conference

2008-10-17 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Dave, I'm hoping to attend - since we are also using their Journal system. If anyone else is around or wants to learn more to provide support for those systems, I'd love to meet up, swap notes, etc. Tyler On 10-Oct-08, at 9:54 AM, Dave Patton wrote: As OSGeo intends to use OCS[1] as the

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Can we use a LiveDVD for workshops and labs at FOSS4G 2009?

2008-10-19 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 19-Oct-08, at 5:30 PM, P Kishor wrote: I have no skin in this game, but I would second the above sentiment. While not free as in beer should not be as much of a problem as not free as in speech, ignoring Windows is perilous and foolish. Because of its lack of architecture diversity and its

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Can we use a LiveDVD for workshops and labs at FOSS4G 2009?

2008-10-19 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Oops, I see the question is more about whether to include Windows in the workshops or not. Either way, hopefully there will also be lots of Windows machines showing demos at booths and other forums. Don't get me wrong, I think Open Source is open source in all it forms and I appreciate it

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Cape Town conference materials

2008-10-24 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 24-Oct-08, at 6:04 AM, Lorenzo Becchi wrote: wandering around the conference web site I've seen that some materials started to appear in the Presentations page[1]. I've tried to download them but I've ended with a blank page. is Safari the problem? (or maybe me :-/ ) is there a

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] ESRI Spain conference incident

2008-10-24 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 23-Oct-08, at 11:51 AM, Richard Greenwood wrote: I'm please to say that this morning I gave a 30 minute presentation on Open Source Geospatial software at the Southwest U.S. ESRI Users Group meeting and that it was well received. Great to hear! Where were you presenting and do you have

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] ESRI Presentation (was: ESRI Spain conference incident)

2008-10-26 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
On 25-Oct-08, at 12:08 PM, Richard Greenwood wrote: I am not sure if it will make much sense without the dialog, but it is available on my website at: I did a very fast introduction of my favorite OSGeo projects (sorry if I left yours out). GDAL

[OSGeo-Discuss] Project stats from

2008-11-02 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
Project statistics are a common part of many presentations, since no longer allows you to get summaries of a stack, I made a table summary in the wiki. Hope it helps. Keeping it updated should be fun :) Tyler

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