[osgeo-ph] Fwd: [talk-ph] osgeo-ph december 2011 meetup

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[osgeo-ph] Fwd: [talk-ph] osgeo-ph december 2011 meetup

maning sambale
Hi,

I invited the osm community to join our meetup.  There is an inquiry
on what really is the osgeo-ph group.  Forwarding the conversation
here.

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Subject: osgeo-ph december 2011 meetup
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From: maning sambale <[hidden email]>
Date: Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 10:13 AM
To: osm-ph <[hidden email]>


Hi,

Inviting you to the OSGEO-PH Dec 2011 meetup.

Details here: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Philippines/Chapter_Meeting_2011-12-03

Perhaps one OSMer can present something about OSM-PH?

Please confirm or add your name in the wiki if you're coming. Thanks.

--
cheers,
maning
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From: Rally de Leon <[hidden email]>
Date: Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 11:22 AM
To: maning sambale <[hidden email]>
Cc: osm-ph <[hidden email]>


Hi Maning,
my stupid questions (sorry for my long absence):

what exactly is OSGEO-PH? Is this some sort of umbrella-org for
geo-professionals only, or just 'one-geek-level higher' than osmph?
from the sound of it, it's not for amateurs (my impression only).

if any casual osmph member/mapper invites himself (crash-in by signing
up in the wiki) to a osgeo-ph chapter meeting, what exactly can he
expect;
or will he find himself surrounded by geo-gods talking linux & all
etc, finding himself out of place, not be able to participate? ;-)

what are the target (particular) profiles of attendees? if you know
what I mean (or if I know what I mean)? hehe, sorry for my ignorance.

Rally


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From: maning sambale <[hidden email]>
Date: Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 11:38 AM
To: Rally de Leon <[hidden email]>
Cc: osm-ph <[hidden email]>


OSGeo is an umbrella organization of many free and open source
geospatial software (i. e. QGIS, GRASS, Mapserver, etc.) [0].  This is
not an elite community and participation is open to everyone.  For a
simple analogy I look at it as:

OSM = open geo data
OSGEO = open geo software

We are also organizing local chapters (like osm-ph) to help spread the
use of OSGEO software.  The group is very young and will take form
depending on how the group wants it to be [1].  I am sharing the
meetup invitation here because in many osgeo local communities, osm is
an important project for them.

As for your question on the target profile, I actually don't know. I'm
still discovering who in the PH is using osgeo software.  I use many
osgeo software (for work and for fun) hopefully this group can become
a venue for users/developers in the PH to share skills.

[0] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Main_Page
[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Philippines

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From: maning sambale <[hidden email]>
Date: Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 11:42 AM
To: Rally de Leon <[hidden email]>
Cc: osm-ph <[hidden email]>


And let me point out that many osgeo users/developers are windows and
mac users. :)




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cheers,
maning
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"Freedom is still the most radical idea of all" -N.Branden
wiki: http://esambale.wikispaces.com/
blog: http://epsg4253.wordpress.com/
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