[talk-au] Fwd: [Aust-NZ] Melbourne Open GIS

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 10:00:40 GMT 2011

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From: Simon O'Keefe <simon.okeefe at groundtruth.com.au>
Date: 4 March 2011 15:27
Subject: [Aust-NZ] Melbourne Open GIS
To: aust-nz at lists.osgeo.org

The Melbourne Open GIS event is on again at 5pm on Thursday the 17th
of March at the OpenHub.

Melbourne Open GIS is a forum to discuss open standards and
interoperability in GIS. Our meetings bring together professionals
from geospatial and other disciplines in a casual environment for some
presentations, informal discussions, socialising and some drinks
supplied by our meeting sponsors.

Meetings are open to anyone, BUT if you wish to attend, you must RSVP.

Why Melbourne Open GIS?

Last year, several Melbourne-based members of the Open Source
Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) Aust-NZ mailing list wanted an excuse to
get together and talk tech over some drinks. After three meetings,
it's grown in popularity, with 25+ GIS professionals, database
specialists, mobile and web developers attending the last meeting
(only half of whom were aware of the OSGeo Foundation). The mission of
Melbourne Open GIS is to provide a social outlet and an opportunity to
spread the word about GIS open standards and interoperability within
and outside of the open source GIS community.


We are seeking sponsors for this event. As well as our invited
speakers, other organisations or individuals who bring a slab will
have 5-10 minutes to present on a topic of their choice. (Blatant
advertising will result in being sent to the bottle shop to purchase
another slab.) Half-slab sponsorships are available to government and
non-commercial presenters. Contact simon.okeefe at groundtruth.com.au to
register your interest.

 ** Note: the OpenHub has MOVED!! **
The new location for the OpenHub is Level 1, 243 Collins Street,
Melbourne. DO NOT go to the old Queen Street location.

The entrance to the OpenHub is on Manchester Lane, about 20m down from
Collins Street, and marked "Merigold on Collins". Here’s a map:
http://goo.gl/maps/1JEP. (Click on the pin on the map to see a picture
of the entrance so you know what to look for.) The intercom is not yet
hooked up, so if the door is unmanned, ring 0409 413 890 when you
arrive outside, and we’ll come down and let you in.

Date: Thursday the 17th of March 2011
Time: 5:00, for 5:30 start
Location: OpenHub, Level 1, 243 Collins Street, Melbourne
RSVP: Monday the 14th of March, simon.okeefe at groundtruth.com.au
Parking: http://bit.ly/eyjG3Q
Twitter Hashtag: #MelbOpenGIS


Simon O'Keefe
Geospatial Systems Developer
GPO Box 683
Melbourne VIC 3001
mobile: 0409 413 890
office: 03 9017 6850
email:  simon.okeefe at groundtruth.com.au
web:    http://www.groundtruth.com.au
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