Meeting at: 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 :-)
For the 6th consecutive year, the local Portland GIS Community held an event to celebrate geography, maps, and everything geospatial. With a Missing Maps Mapathon and an evening GIS social held at the Ecotrust Conference space, we had exhibits, displays and presentations that attracted close to 140 GIS students and professionals.
The GIS celebrations began in the afternoon with Emily Eros, American Red Cross, leading a group in the Missing Maps Mapathon. Over 30 students, professionals, and community members came together to add buildings to OSM in an under-mapped area of Myanmar that is highly vulnerable to natural disasters. Thanks to the PSU geography department for use of the lab, and to Aaron Eubank and Alicia Milligan for assistance with the computers and music selection!
During the GIS Day Social at Ecotrust, attendees had the opportunity to play around with Matthew Hampton's augmented reality sandbox table, Quantum Spatial's topology model created by a group of elementary school students from cardboard, and learn more about the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS). Attendees also had an opportunity to win a wide variety of raffle prizes that included maps from Ecotrust and DOGAMI, books from Esri and SCGIS, T-shirts from PCC, and tote bags from ESRI.
The keynote speaker, Emily Eros from the American Red Cross, gave a presentation on the Missing Maps project that inspired the crowd to be active participants in the worldwide effort to map vulnerable communities and enable fast, life-saving disaster response. Madeline Steele provided a warm welcome, acknowledged our sponsors, and spoke briefly about the GIS Certificate program at Portland Community College (PCC). Jocelyn Tutak, Ecotrust, welcomed everyone to the event space and introduced Ecotrust's efforts in advancing social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well-being. Camille Westlake, ASPRS & Quantum Spatial, also spoke about both organizations and promoted the opportunity for GIS professionals to get involved with ASPRS in open Board member positions.
A very special thanks to our sponsors - Quantum Spatial, American Red Cross, Portland Community College - Geography, ASPRS, URISA, Ecotrust, Metro, DOGAMI, Esri, PDX-OSGeo, and Society for Conservation GIS. The success of our event is due to the large community support provided by all these organizations.
Our annual GIS day events are put together by GIS community members Madeline Steele, Christina Friedle & Alexa Todd, who volunteer their time to ensure that there is at least one day a year that the Portland GIS community comes together to celebrate our work and discipline. Thank you also to PCC student volunteers Hilary Hobbs, Liam Neely-Brown, and Christina Sjoquist for checking everyone in and taking photographs!
OSGEO May meetingis tomorrow, Wednesday May 17th, At Ecotrust in the Alder room from
Full details are on Calagator at: http://calagator.org/events/1250471921
This month's agenda: exciting happenings in geodata, bring your own geo-show and tell, and the usual roundup of updates for summer events like Pedalpalooza, FOSS4G, State of the Map US, and more!
Our special guests this month are Arty Rodriguez (ODFW Oregon Conservation Strategy GIS Analyst) and Ryan Hodges (Ecotrust Senior Software Developer) who will be talking to us about the Compass mapping application and the http://OregonConservationStrategy.org
website developed for Oregon Fish and Wildlife.
As always, there will be pizza!
Monday, September 12, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Ford Food and Drink
2505 SE 11th Ave #101, Portland, OR
Hello Portland OpenStreetMappers! Thanks so much for joining our fledgling meet up group! It's awesome to see so much interest out there! I was planning to have our first few meetings at Ford Food and Drink since it has great food and drink, free wifi, and a pleasant atmosphere, but we may have to find a larger space :). Please RSVP so I can plan accordingly. At this first meeting, I'm hoping to do some brainstorming with everyone about meet up structure and frequency, and also identify some people who might want to give short talks or lead a mapathon. I've already had a couple of great suggestions for possible mapping efforts in the area that I'm keen to discuss with the group. We may also have time for some mapping, so please bring your lap top if you like.
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:
The award-winning GeoAcademy GIS training program is pleased to announce our new undergraduate Fundamentals in Open Source Software Geospatial Technology Using QGIS Certificate beginning in September 2015. The workforce education (CEU) certificate consists of five courses, each 50 clock hours long, offered in 8-week semesters over a total of 10 months (September 2015—June 2016). The entire five course sequence requires a total of 250 hours to complete. The courses are taught by industry certified (GISP) experts from leading US-based colleges and universities. Class are fully online and can be completed at the learner’s pace within the dates of the 8 week semesters. Learners and their instructors will interact via video-based conferencing system at key milestones during each course. Learners will engage in self-study activities based around project-based activities using leading open source software including QGIS, GRASS, Inkscape, etc.
The Certificate is appropriate for anyone desiring to learn GIS technology from the open source software perspective. Learners with prior GIS experience will learn the latest in QGIS technology with ease. New users to GIS will be guided with more than 100 instructional videos to provide them step-by-step assistance. Enrollment is limited to 25 learners per cohort in order to maintain a low learner to instructor ratio for quality instruction. The five courses include:
TO ENROLL IN THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM VIEW THIS VIDEO AND THEN VISIT THIS SITE TO BEGIN
MaptimePDX is hosting a co-meetup with Portland’s Accessibility and User Experience group & Code for Portland! We will discuss how to improve environmental accessibility and inclusion by including accessibility geographic information in OpenStreetMap.
Bring your laptops and questions as this will be a hands-on Maptime where you will learn to edit OpenStreetMap. Beginner Mappers Welcome!
Register here: http://www.meetup.com/MaptimePDX/events/224105088/
Monday, April 15, 2015 from 6–8:30pm
Portland State University Cramer Hall - 4th floor
Monthly meeting of the open source GIS group PDX-OSGeo.
SpiderOSM is an open source python package for matching segments in one path network, e.g., streets and trails, to corresponding segments in another, based on geography and network connectivity. This allows joining together attribute data from separate sources. Importantly authoritative jurisdictional data can be correlated with the rich, crowd-sourced, user editable and extensible, Open Street Maps data. Multifactor match scoring, allows data to be joined only for high confidence matches.
The initial version of the matcher was coded in early 2014 specifically to combine Open Street Map data with Portland Oregon area jurisdictional data (RLIS) to facilitate pedestrian infrastructure analysis and planning. Since then the code has been refactored into a generally useful python package that installs, via pip, and works on all three major platforms: Mac OSX, Linux and Windows. The code is stable and mature, with version 1.0 is just around the corner.
The developer, Michael Arnold, is now focusing on developing applications, and finding users and collaborators. On going projects where help would be very welcome include:
Another opportunity, not yet begun: looking for someone interested in developing an ESRI Plug-in for spiderOSM.
Terra GIS is offering "Practical QGIS" - a 2 day class/hands on workshop in Seattle on Thursday May 28th and Friday May 29th, 2015
The class will focus on learning QGIS doing practical exercises in a workshop style setting. ArcGIS users will learn how to easily transition to QGIS (or to using QGIS in addition to their existing GIS software/ toolset). Participants can choose to participate one of the days or both days.
More information at http://www.terragis.net/gis-classes/practical-qgis/
Join PDX-OSGeo for the March meeting Wednesday February 18th at 6pm in Cramer Hall (Room 409, Portland State University)
Details on Calagator: http://calagator.org/events/1250468044
Rumor is there will be pizza, and as always, BYOB,