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Portland State University Cramer Hall - room 409

1721 Southwest Broadway
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)

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  • Wednesday
    Dec 14 2016
    CANCELLED - OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting

    Due to the Snow, we are cancelling tonight's meeting, and hope to reschedule the same speakers for our January meeting. Stay safe and happy holidays everyone!


    Our December meeting is CANCELLED.

    Our special guests this month are Robert Eriksen and Aaron Evans of Paidtogo, a startup with a goal to incentivize alternative commuting

    Paidtogo is an app and web based platform that empowers governments, businesses and other organizations to incentivize commuters to take alternative forms of transportation. With this platform we can track, verify and pay commuters by the mile to walk, bike, take public transportation and carpool. We are currently in beta and looking to start a test pool in portland for IOS. We will have the android version ready in early 2017. We are looking for beta testers as well as people interested in getting involved in the project.

    Come one, come all to Cramer Hall 409, Wednesday December 14th. 6 to 8:00pm. Did we say there will be Pizza? There will! And as always, BYOB...

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 26 2016
    OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting

    Our rescheduled October meeting is Wednesday October 26th, from 6-8pm at PSU Cramer Hall Room 409.

    The agenda is a hodgepodge of geo-happenings, "GeoPackages - Shapefiles of the future?", plans for PDX geo-Voltron, GIS Day sponsorship, countdown to the election, etc. As always, bring your own topics (and beer) are always welcome.

    Come one, come all to Cramer Hall 409, Wednesday January 20th. 6 to 8:30pm. Did we say there will be Pizza? There will! And as always, BYOB...

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 15 2016
    OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting

    This month our topic is led by Our invited guest will be Anatoly Geyfman who'll be talking to us about working with PostGIS and rendering from it with D3.js. This meet up we will cover setting up PostGIS, setting up a vector tile API, serving statistical data, and rendering it with D3.

    In addition to Anatoly's talk, there are plenty of other items to share:

    • Report back from FOSS4GNA
    • Local OpenStreetMap activities (Trimet and elsewhere)
    • Open Source Bridge participation
    • Pedalpalooza planning

    As always there will be Pizza! and feel free to BYOB.

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  • Wednesday
    May 18 2016
    OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting

    This month our topic is led by Rafa Gutierrez who'll chat with us about Mapbox goodness like their newly redesigned base maps, vector awesomeness, Turf.js, and the end of CartoCSS. . In addition to Rafa's talk, there are plenty of other items to share:

    • Report back from FOSS4GNA
    • Local OpenStreetMap activities (Trimet and elsewhere)
    • Open Source Bridge participation
    • Pedalpalooza planning

    As always there will be Pizza! and feel free to BYOB.

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 20 2016
    OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting

    This month our topic is the the workflow and open-sourced tools used in a project called "LiDAR on the cheap! - Lessons learned from using Structure from Motion to model terrain at Mickey Springs, SE Oregon". In addition to Al's talk, there are plenty of other items to share:

    • Report back from CUGOS spring fling happenings
    • Some local OpenStreetMap activities (Trimet and elsewhere)
    • State of the Map Seattle, submission deadlines looming.
    • Summer schedules, etc.

    As always there will be Pizza, and feel free to BYOB.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 17 2016
    The Power of Story -- PDX OSGeo monthly meeting

    This month welcomes Tim Welch and Katie Urey who will be combining two of their favorite things - Stories and Maps. Pizza will be provided. BYOB as always.


    The Power of Story

    How do you tell a good story with a map? A story that’s memorable, entertaining, and paints a vivid picture that the viewer connects with. We’ll dive into two different scenarios.

    Policy Advocacy

    Imagine a world with zero traffic-related injuries. That’s what the Portland Vision Zero campaign wants to achieve in the next 10 years with the participation of the City of Portland, Oregon Walks, Bike Portland and other groups. With construction booming in Portland, one of the biggest concerns is construction closures which often bring together vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians in unexpected and unsafe ways. How can we utilize maps to illustrate issues like this, demonstrate alternatives, and advocate for improving policy? This project is seeking collaborators, please reach out to us.

    Product Marketing

    Good product presentation goes beyond the specs to tell a story that a potential customer can imagine themselves in. We can use maps to play out scenes in the real world where the viewer is the main character. Tim will present an app-based approach that’s part movie and part presentation that can be used for anything from elevator pitches to digital displays -- Toolbox: React, Mapbox GL+Studio, Turf, QGIS, OpenStreetMap, and Electron.

    Presenters

    Tim Welch -- @tdoubleuu, freelance web developer connecting the dots -- http://dotsconnect.us

    Katie Urey -- @rbracket, GIS Geek, advocate for safe walking

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 20 2016
    OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting

    Happy New Year! Once again the 3rd week of the month is upon us, so mark your calendars for PDXOSGeo. We're starting the new year off with a bang and a great line-up of topics:

    Matthew Lippincott will be talking about OpenAerialMap, Mapknitter, and what a participatory archive of aerial imagery might look like, from the perspective of someone working with community groups on mapping environmental degradation, restoration, and pollution.

    Tim Welch will talk fast and scalable geo-search with Elastic Search. Case study - Journalmap http://journalmap.org, and immersive storytelling with maps - https://github.com/twelch/reactmap-tour. (Mapbox+React+Electron+QGIS)

    Come one, come all to Cramer Hall 409, Wednesday January 20th. 6 to 8:30pm. Did we say there will be Pizza? There will! And as always, BYOB...

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 21 2015
    OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting

    Once again the 3rd week of the month is upon us, so mark your calendars for PDXOSGeo. With next month's date intersecting with GIS Day activities, and no regularly scheduled meeting in December, this will be the last regular PDXOSGeo meeting of 2015. So that means you should be there - yes? Yes!!

    WhereCampPDX is just around the corner (Halloween!), so there should be plenty to talk about. And as always there will be pizza. We have a number of things to talk about:

    WhereCampPDX volunteering, sponsorship, etc.
    Special guests - we've invited a few!
    Bring your lightning talk ideas for the unconference prep https://www.sli.do/home
    

    Come one, come all to Cramer Hall 409, Wednesday October 21st. 6 to 8:30pm. Did we say there will be Pizza? There will! And as always, BYOB...

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 16 2015
    OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting

    Monthly meeting of the open source GIS group PDX-OSGeo. There will be pizza! And scintillating geo-conversation!

    Come one, come all to Cramer Hall 409, Wednesday Sept 16th. 6 to 8:30pm. We have a number of things to talk about:

    • Chapter business and URISA events
    • WhereCampPDX
    • Web presence once and for all

    We also came up with a great list of potential speakers, and can run through the schedule for the next few months.

    Did we say there will be Pizza? There will! And as always, BYOB...

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  • Wednesday
    Aug 19 2015
    OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting

    Monthly meeting of the open source GIS group PDX-OSGeo. There will be pizza! And scintillating geo-conversation!

    Come one, come all to Cramer Hall 409, Wednesday Aug 19th. 6 to 8:30pm. Special guest this month is Kate Chapman [email protected] Kate has lots of interesting things she could talk about. Topics from State of the Map US earlier this year include:

    When Data Doesn't Belong in OSM: The Land Tenure Use Case
    http://stateofthemap.us/when-data-doesnt-belong-in-osm-the-land-tenure-use-case/
    
    The OpenStreetMap Foundation and You: The Why, The How and What You Can Do to Get Involved
    http://stateofthemap.us/the-openstreetmap-foundation-and-you-the-why-the-how-and-what-you-can-do-to-get-involved/ 
    

    Did we say there will be Pizza? There will! And as always, BYOB...

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 17 2015
    OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting

    Monthly meeting of the open source GIS group PDX-OSGeo. Hot off the heels of State of the Map US conference, June has an OpenStreetMap theme! come on down to hear about:

    Much fun will be had by all. There will be Pizza! As always, BYOB...

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  • Wednesday
    May 20 2015
    OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting

    Monthly meeting of the open source GIS group PDX-OSGeo.

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 18 2015
    OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting - Mapbox GL for JavaScript

    Monthly meeting of the open source GIS group PDX-OSGeo.

    Discussion of all things spatial and open source. Tonight's guest is Justin Miller who will speak to us about Mapbox GL for JavaScript, "which despite being in active development, is totally usable for certain projects". The particular project he built out is a travel choropleth map with dynamic interaction-based styling, all rendered as vectors in the browser.

    Read more about Justin's project here: http://justinmiller.io/posts/2015/01/20/anatomy-of-a-travel-map/

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 18 2015
    OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting - CartoCSS and UTFGrids for collaborative mapping

    Monthly meeting of the open source GIS group PDX-OSGeo.

    Discussion of all things spatial and open source. Tonight's guest is Nick Martinelli who will speak to us about using CartoCSS and UTFGrids for collaborative mapping.

    From Nick's Description of the project:

    Warning, this talk is about cartographers designing and building web applications. Tasked with making a mapping application for internal business use, we reached out for open source tools that could be combined to produce a platform for collaborative mapping and data sharing. We used tools like Mapbox.js, windshaft, mapnik, and PostGIS to build a web based application that allows its users to create, filter, edit, and share interactive maps and data with teams or individuals. The presentation will take you through the challenges of building on FOSS, and the importance of small group collaborative mapping. Highlights will be our efforts to use great, but occasionally sparsely documented FOSS code and tools, and the sometimes challenging chore of making them play nice together. Also, discussion of why we feel collaborative editing and creation of dynamic maps is an important future focus for web mapping applications. Last, the product we ended up with, and continue to develop for private use opens up the conversation about how to best give back to the FOSS community from the private sector.

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 21 2015
    OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting

    Monthly meeting of the open source GIS group PDX-OSGeo.

    Discussion of all things spatial and open source. Tonight's guest is Dave Mangold, who will speak to us about how to create great cartographic products using QGIS and Inkscape.

    Attendees of FOSS4G will remember the excellent map that Dave produced for the printed program [1].

    From Dave's Description of his map:

    This map was created entirely from freely available data and open-source software. Data were obtained as shapefile downloads from METRO RLIS. These shapefiles were then loaded into a PostGIS database as spatial tables. The initial map was created in QGIS. This map was then saved in a vector format and finished in InkScape, where label adjustment and creation, feature layering, and annotation were accomplished. On the map, if you look closely at the southern portion of Naito Street (right edge of left panel), you will see a hidden tribute to the free and open-source resources used.

    [1] https://2014.foss4g.org/wp-content/uploads/mapgallery/orig/150.png

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