FOSS4G-AU Unconference

Regional FOSS4G hosted by the Aust-NZ OSGeo chapter. Given the cancelation of FOSS4G 2012 in China, many several groups have pulled together small regional conferences. Why should Australia and New Zealand miss out?

Nov 15th Unconference

Set up as an unconference with an initial kickoff to get organised, followed by breaking out into groups. The format resembles traditional "birds-of-a-feather sessions" and lends itself to well to panel discussions, workshops and creativity.

With an emphasis on interaction you can expect:

* Group discussion
* Show and tell
* Quick presentation to lead a discussion
* Tips and Tricks
* Imagination

Themes:

* Open Source Stack - Integration War Stories
* Make a Process in 10 mins
* Mobile GIS - Nathan might cover his new QMap project

* Add suggestions to wiki (or add comments to this page)

Code Sprint Nov 16th

The second day is set up as a Code Sprint for hands-on involvement. Traditionally focused on project development, code sprints have proven a great venue for cross project collaboration (especially on standards and interoperability).

Teams / Topics:

* QGIS
* uDig / LocationTech
* GeoServer / Application Schema
* GeoTools / Process
* Open Street Map (OSM) mapping party
* Use wiki for planning (or add comments to this page)

OSGeo code sprints have been used by non-programmers to explore standards, policy, documentation, training, education and advocacy.

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  • Nathan W.

    Thanks to all that attended on the two days. As Jody is heading back to Sydney we will have to organize something in February before he leaves.

    November 19, 2012

  • Nathan W.

    Was great to catch up with everyone. Thanks to all who listened to my rambling about QGIS and QMap.

    November 19, 2012

  • John W.

    Great event!
    Many thanks to the organization committee and presenters.

    November 19, 2012

  • Shaun K.

    This was my first experience with an Un-Conerence, and I found it very rewaring and incitefull.
    The people were wonderful and we had some great exchanges.

    November 19, 2012

  • Neil C.

    It was good to meet up with so many people working in the local open source geospatial domain. I got a lot of useful information about how people are using it and lots of ideas for my own application.

    November 17, 2012

  • Pierre K.

    Thanks guys it was good to see what's happening in the OpenSource community. Great for networking and meeting new people.

    November 17, 2012

  • Jody G.

    Excellent discussion and range of topics.

    November 17, 2012

  • Shaun K.

    I can verify that you dont need ArcGIS Server (of any description) at ArcGIS v10.1. You only need ArcGIS 10.1 Editor or ArcInfo version to directly edit data in PostGIS.

    November 16, 2012

  • Imran A.

    Hi all,

    We had many good sessions yesterday. Someone brought up "feature generalisation" and I recalled reading up a good paper on it.

    Smirnoff, A., Paradis, S. J., & Boivin, R. (2008). Generalizing surficial geological maps for scale change: ArcGIS tools vs. cellular automata model. Computers & Geosciences, 34(11), 1550-1568.

    iirc, their CA model produced very similar results to ArcGIS and in some cases better output than ArcGIS.

    November 16, 2012

  • Jody G.

    Added some background on the format of an unconference here: http://how2map.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/foss4g-au-tomorrow.html

    November 14, 2012

  • Jody G.

    John Worrall asked: Is this un-conference suited for people newish to the scene?? (Not exactly sure what to expect.... )

    An the correct answer is - nobody is sure what to expect. We will organise based on who shows up at the start of the day. With that in mind it is very much suitable for people newish, in part because we are defining a scene for Australia.

    November 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey geodudes and dudettes, I will be giving a presentation at FOSS4G: 'Report on a placement in Cambodia through Engineers Without Borders: An experience of improving map making and data management skills via a capacity building approach.' Wil

    1 · November 12, 2012

  • Nathan W.

    Hey all,

    Just wondering if anyone is interested in me covering something to do with QGIS? I have a new project at http://nathanw2.github.com/qmap/ which I could use as a started, or anything of my blog.

    October 4, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      What's your blog?

      October 24, 2012

    • Nathan W.

      My blog is at http://woostuff.wordp...­

      October 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know of any people regularly updating OpenStreetMap in Brisbane? I'd like to join/start a mapping party.

    September 27, 2012

    • Jody G.

      Yes, we are organising this on the OSGeo wiki - http://wiki.osgeo.org...­

      October 24, 2012

    • Jody G.

      (Updated the description with links to the wiki)

      October 24, 2012

  • Jody G.

    David Pullar would you be able to take an education track on the unconference?

    October 7, 2012

    • Peter S.

      I'd be happy to help out as well. Have just got rsgislib installed on UQ's HPC so would be nice to develop some educational examples around batch processing and big data.

      October 11, 2012

    • Jody G.

      Interesting, I am stuck over on the standards end of that equation. You guys may want to talk at the unconference, and then experiment on the "sprint" day.

      October 11, 2012

  • Jody G.

    I will fix the start time :-) If you have any theme suggestions please comment here or on the [masked] email list.

    October 2, 2012

  • Luca M.

    Is it really starting at 07:00 PM ?

    September 28, 2012

  • Jody G.

    September 26, 2012

  • Jody G.

    September 25, 2012

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