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Update on OSGeo Journal Volume 11

My work on OSGeo Journal Volume 11 continued today. I updated the California Chapter Annual Report Item to include new member activities from chapter members. I also completed the preliminary PDF versions of the Francophone Chapter and PDX Chapter Annual Report Items. Tomorrow I will work on the last chapter report that was submitted, for the one for the Korean Chapter.

I’m only waiting on one other Annual Report Item, from the Deegree Project.

My next step is to work on HTML versions of the report items so we can get this issue of the OSGeo Journal on the web as well as in PDF. I might also find time to convert the HTML files to EPUB.

The Sunburned Surveyor

2012 OSGeo California Chapter Meeting Scheduled

The 2012 OSGeo California Chapter Meeting has been tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2012. I’m looking for speakers and a place to host the meeting. Please let me know if you are interested in helping out with either.

I’ll try to get a web page up for the event soon. I’d like to coordinate the event with the release of some new training documentation/videos for OpenJUMP. We’ll see how that goes.

The Sunburned Surveyor

OSGeo Without Executive Director

Tyler Mitchell announced last week that the OSGeo Board had terminated his position as executive director of OSGeo. We didn’t get a lot of details, but it sounds like the individual board members will try to take over his duties. I’ll miss Tyler, who played a critical role in getting the OSGeo Journal published. (I volunteer as part of the OSGeo Journal team.)

As far as I know, this was the only paid position at OSGeo, and I worry that less will be accomplished without it. I wish the OSGeo board had discussed this decision more with OSGeo members. They may have had good reasons for the decision, but it seems that regular members of the organization were kept in the dark.

We are currently talking at the OSGeo Journal Mailing List about how we move forward after this news.

The Sunburned Surveyor

Martin Davis (Dr. JTS) Wins Sol Kats Award for 2011

Martin Davis has won the Sol Katz Award for 2011! I’ve nominated Martin several years in a row, and I’m glad he is finally getting the recognition he deserves for his hard work on JTS and his contributions and support of OpenJUMP.

Good job Martin!

The Sunburned Surveyor

California OSGeo Meeting Coming Up In October

The California OSGeo Chapter is trying to schedule its annual meeting in October. You can help with the planning by taking this survey. I’m going to collect the survey results this weekend and will try to use the information to nail down our plans. It sounds like Alex Mandel is willing to host our meeting in Davis.

The Sunburned Surveyor