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Wednesday
May 23, 2012
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
Collective Agency Downtown

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Collective Agency in NW Portland (Old Town). No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. Beer at nearby pub to follow, probably Pints.

This month: CartoDB Hack Session

this month we don't have a talk lined up so we thought we would shake things up a little bit and do a little hack session as a group with one of the newer kids on the block, CartoDB. It's data management, map styling/publishing and an API for vector/raster spatial queries all rolled into one without needing to muck with server management. A researchers dream and built on open source goodness. What's that you say you're not a software developer? Perfect because you don't need to be to get started. We can roll up our sleeves and work together, ask lots of silly questions and learn lots of new things.

They offer a free account and tutorial to get started. Should be fun, see you tomorrow.

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Wednesday
Apr 25, 2012
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
Collective Agency Downtown

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Collective Agency in NW Portland (Old Town). No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. Beer at nearby pub to follow, probably Pints.

Two talks this month, jam-packed with mapping goodness:

When Google Maps Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade - Wm Leler - @wmleler

Google Maps has long been the choice for embedding maps on your website, or building map mashups. But Google's recent announcement that they will start charging for maps (or including ads on maps) has people looking at other options. As an added bonus, many of the alternative solutions have significant advantages over Google Maps. If you are a website owner with an embedded simple map, this talk will show you how you can dump Google Maps and switch over to other solutions in minutes (both free and paid). If you are a web designer, you'll see how you can customize maps so they will look the way you want them to look, not the way Google wants them to look. If you are a programmer building map-based webapps, you'll see how open source mapping APIs like Leaflet and Modest Maps make it faster and easier to build map mashups and have them work the way you want.

Bio - Wm is a principal engineer at Flightstats, where he draws lots of airplanes, airports, weather, and other things on maps, and a Fellow at the Banff Centre for the Arts, where he has worked with some amazing artists on web-based, virtual reality, and location-based mobile projects

MapBox - Justin Miller - @incanus77.

Justin is all things iOS for the MapBox team. He'll be joining us again to show us what MapBox has been up to lately (and they've been busy) including their strategy in the Google Maps space, their new iOS SDK, MapBox streets layer, custom styled maps, what Artem from Mapnik is doing now that he's joined the team and what they're doing with open source in general. Something for everyone and a great follow-up to Wm's talk.

Bio - Justin brings a wealth of mobile application development experience to MapBox. He has expertise in client-side programming on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, as well as server-side programming and administration on UNIX platforms.

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Wednesday
Mar 28, 2012
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
Collective Agency Downtown

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Collective Agency in NW Portland (Old Town). No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers.

Beer at nearby pub to follow, probably Pints.

This month:

  • Share your projects!
  • Additional agenda TBD
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Wednesday
Feb 22, 2012
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
Collective Agency Downtown

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Collective Agency in NW Portland (Old Town). No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers.

Beer at nearby pub to follow, probably Pints.

This week:

  • Gift for OpenSourcery. If you were able to enjoy our old meeting space with them consider bringing a contribution of $5 or more.
  • Share your projects - UTFGrid support for openlayers, spatial surveys on the windows tablet
  • GIS in Action conference talk proposals. Give your talk or let's brainstorm for them. Do we want to do an unconference day?
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Wednesday
Jan 25, 2012
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
Collective Agency Downtown

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Collective Agency in NW Portland (Old Town). No need to RSVP, all are welcome - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers.

Beer at nearby pub to follow.

This week: Share-one-thing. It's been a long hiatus so no official agenda. Just bring something you've been working on or ideas you would like to share.

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Wednesday
Oct 26, 2011
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
OpenSourcery

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.] If our meetings are canceled or changed we will post this in Discussions, so please check there for the most recent information and activity.

Beer at nearby pub to follow.

This week: Lev Tyspin from ThinkShout (http://thinkshout.com/) is coming to talk about some Drupal mapping work they've done.

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Wednesday
Sep 28, 2011
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
OpenSourcery

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.] If our meetings are canceled or changed we will post this in Discussions, so please check there for the most recent information and activity.

Beer at nearby pub to follow.

This week: Jonathan Karon (fightingmonk) is coming to present his OSBridge 2011 session "How Python Saved 263 Lives, and Our Sanity" – http://opensourcebridge.org/sessions/683

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Thursday
Mar 31, 2011
PDX Open Source GIS Unconference Day One
through Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

Tickets here: http://pdxgeounconference11.eventbrite.com/

This is a free Open Source Geospatial Unconference put on by the Portland OSGeo User Group. The unconference takes place the day after the GIS in Action conference and is registration is free (though we request you sign up for a ticket here to assist us in planning). The unconference will begin with registration at 9:00am and end at 5:00pm. Coffee, tea, and water will be provided, however participants are on their own for lunch (there are numerous dining options within close proximity).

The unconference will take place in PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union building, on the third floor, in rooms 327, 328, 329, 333, and 338. Registration in room 338 (the VanPort room). Maps of PSU Smith Memorial Student Union are available here.

This is a participant-driven event! If you've never been to an unconference before (Portland's WhereCamp is an excellent example), the format and sessions are determined on the day of the unconference by the people attending. No idea is too big or too small.

A hackathon is planned for Friday so check the wiki as plans materialize for this.

Please feel free to contact the PDX OS GIS User Group (Google group) with any questions.

More info here: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/PDX-OSGEO#Unconference_March_31st_and_April_1st.2C_2011

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Wednesday
Mar 23, 2011
PDX Open Source GIS Meeting
OpenSourcery

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.] If our meetings are canceled or changed we will post this in Discussions, so please check there for the most recent information and activity.

This week: covering number of topics related to the PDX OSGEO Unconference next week.

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Wednesday
Jan 26, 2011
PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

Meeting agenda: - TBD

Hey everyone, The January gathering of the open source GIS group is on for 6:30-8pm at Open Sourcery on Jan. 26. Hope you all had a great holiday. The meeting is byob but we usually wander to a nearby watering hole afterwards.

  • MapBox - creating custom maps in the cloud. Sara is bringing someone involved with its development to show some things off. I've been interested in their mb-tiles standard and tools for supporting offline maps for a while.

  • GeoNode - version 1.0 of this platform is out from the OpenGeo folks and it's starting to pick up steam. An intriguing blend of Geoserver, GeoNetwork, GeoExt and OpenLayers with a thick layer of Django to hold it all together. A legitimate open-source SDI solution is evolving...

  • Becoming an official OSGEO chapter, the quest continues

  • FOSS4G 2011 in Denver. Sep 12-16. You're going right? Call for presentations opens in Feb!

OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

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Friday
Sep 24, 2010
Kool Apps 2010: Open Data and Open Source Geospatial
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

CLICK HERE to register for free on EventBrite

Oregon/SW Washington URISA (http://www.orurisa.org/) presents:

KOOL APPS 2010 FEATURING OPEN DATA AND OPEN SOURCE

This all day event is free to the public. It is co-sponsored by the PDX-Open Source GIS users group, a special interest group of OR-URISA.

This event is coordinated with WhereCampPDX, and attendees are encouraged to attend both events!

Attendees should plan on bringing a laptop to participate in the hands-on portion and a three-hour walk-thru of selected open source GIS applications.

Agenda: * 9am - 11am : OpenStreetMap - Presented by Cloudmade * 11am - Noon : The Open Source GIS stack - Presented by PDX-OSGIS * Noon - 1pm: Lunch on your own * 1pm -3pm : The Open Source GIS stack * 3pm - 5pm : Invited demos of projects solved with open source gis tools.

Beverages and light snacks provided by OR-URISA

This event takes place at Portland State University, in the Smith Center's VanPort Room (#338). Registration is free but space is limited to 72 participants.

Please feel free to post any questions to the PDX-OSGIS user group!

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Wednesday
Jun 23, 2010
PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

Meeting agenda: - TBD

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

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Wednesday
May 26, 2010
(Canceled) PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

Meeting agenda: - Meeting is canceled due to following so closely on the heels of our GIS unconference at Portland State Uni.

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

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Wednesday
Apr 21, 2010
PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

Meeting agenda: - TBD

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

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Wednesday
Mar 24, 2010
PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

Meeting agenda: - upcoming GIS In Action conference. map smackdown volunteers needed. (20 mins) - upcoming OS Bridge conference, free pass, talk submissions (15 mins) - Tim can demo the new MarineMap tool (Google Earth based web application). (20 mins) - short 5 minute demos of something you've been working on or learned about. Could be like a forum if you're seeking information.

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

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Wednesday
Feb 24, 2010
PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

Meeting agenda: - upcoming GIS conference planning update - finally ESRI geodatabase support with OGR, if you have an ESRI license :( - CitizenReports, who's the new kid on the block. someone demo this open source or not! - What's the word on the street folks, let's hear some geo gossip from around town. - Tim can pull out an app to do some show and tell with.

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Wednesday
Jan 27, 2010
PDX Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

Monthly gathering of the Portland Open Source GIS user group. All are welcome to learn and share.

Parking is limited, but mass-transit is ample.

This month we're discussing the upcoming GIS in Action conference that has moved to a new venue at Portland State University. There are opportunities to present there.

Tentatively, there will be an introduction to GeoDjango along with some application demos. We'll then adjourn to a local boozery around 8 for more co-conspiring.

You can find out more and sign up for announcements by joining the google group pdx-osgis.

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Wednesday
Oct 28, 2009
Portland Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

October meeting agenda: GIS in Action 2010 coordination and more TBA

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Wednesday
Sep 23, 2009
Portland Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

Monthly meeting of the Portland area open source geospatial user group.

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

OpenSourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209 [Or, if you prefer: 45.529986, -122.688206]

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Wednesday
Aug 26, 2009
Portland Open Source Geospatial User Group
OpenSourcery

We meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM at OpenSourcery in NW Portland. No need to RSVP, all are welcome- our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers. [Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early, as the developers at OpenSourcery are working up until the meeting time.]

  This month's meeting: 
  - Jacob Colie from MercyCorps will present a case study (held over from July's meeting) and solicit ideas about how to plan for the gathering of geolocative data for their organization.

  - Maybe an awesome demo.

   -Good community!

  Join us, won't you?

  Homepage and forums: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-osgis
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Wednesday
Jun 24, 2009
OpenSpatialPDX (user group)
OpenSourcery

The next meeting of the OpenSpatialPDX will be happening June 24 at OpenSourcery!

The agenda:

  • Desktop GIS Smackdown (uDig versus Quantum versus GRASS etc)

  • Open Source Bridge report

  • Update on state initiative put forward by Dean Anderson from Polk County to replace various desktop and web-based tools with OS solution.

Hope to see you all there.

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Wednesday
May 20, 2009
PDX Open Source GIS User Group
OpenSourcery

The [not] first meeting of the newly re-grouped Portland Open Source GIS user group.

Parking is limited, but mass-transit is ample.

We'll have some type of software demonstration, discussion about group structure and preferences, and then adjourn to a local boozery around 8 for more co-conspiring.

You can find out more and sign up for announcements by joining the google group pdx-osgis.

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Wednesday
Mar 25, 2009
PDX Open Source GIS User Group
OpenSourcery

The second meeting of the newly re-grouped Portland Open Source GIS user group.

Parking is limited, but mass-transit is ample.

We'll have some software demonstrations, chat about upcoming conferences, schedule future talks/events and whatever else we can think up. We'll adjourn to a local boozery around 8 for more co-conspiring.

You can find out more and sign up for announcements by joining the google group http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-osgis.

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