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PDX OSGeo Monthly meeting

Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)
721 NW Ninth Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209, US (map)

We'll meet in the Ecotrust Alder Room. Enter the atrium of the Ecotrust building from either side. Feel free to bring food and/or beer up with you from Hot Lips or Laughing Planet! Walk up the inside stairs along the East Wall or take the elevator to the second floor. The Alder Room entrance is right behind the Ecotrust front desk. We'll have the gate open for at least the first part of the meeting. If it's not open, call Tanya at 503-475-7833 or just yell through the gate at us :-)



Monthly meeting of the Portland open source GIS group. Projects big and small are usually presented monthly along with rousing conversation and discussion. All are welcome, no need to RSVP - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers so bring your ideas and questions!

This month's agenda: exciting happenings in geodata, upcoming geoevents and bring your own geo-show and tell.

This month our special guest is Nicholas Chun, manager of the Oregon Population Forecast Program (OPFP). The OPFP produces regularly updated, coordinated population forecasts for Oregon counties and cities to assist them with their long term land use planning strategies. In addition to his primary role, Nick regularly create demographic profiles for customized areas using census data. Most of his data extraction and manipulation is done in R studio because of its flexibility and diverse number of packages. Among other things, Nick will be demonstrating how to use R to grab census data from the official APIs and produce basic choropleth maps. Bring your questions and come prepared to learn!

As always, there will be pizza! And BYOB is always welcome.

Our mailing list is here drop us a line with any questions: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-osgeo