[Talk-pacific] [Feedback wanted] OpenStreetMap Oceania local chapter

Edoardo Neerhut eneerhut at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 10:07:50 UTC 2020

Hi again,

Apologies for more spam, but Jayen pointed out that my calendar link didn't
work. You should be able to see the open calendar here
Once again, the OSM SIG discussion is scheduled for January 22nd at 12pm
UTC +11. Everyone is welcome.

In the meantime, please help us improve the charter
that we can develop and grow the Oceania OSMF local chapter.



On Tue, 15 Dec 2020 at 16:00, Edoardo Neerhut <eneerhut at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> *Tl;dr: *Please help us set a vision and goals for the Oceania
> OpenStreetMap local chapter.
> *A local chapter is established*
> As some of you already know, OSGeo Oceania is now the local chapter for
> the OpenStreetMap Foundation in Oceania. We are the first regional local
> chapter, with other local chapters operating at a country level. I believe
> there is a lot to be gained by working together as a region.
> The OSM wiki describes local chapters
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/Local_Chapters> as
> follows:
> *Local Chapters are country-level or region-level not-for-profit legal
> entities representing the area's map and mappers when dealing with local
> government, business, and media, established with the OpenStreetMap
> Foundation (OSMF) <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation>, giving
> them a link to the legal and copyright governing body.*
> This is a good description, but it is still rather broad and it is up to
> us as a community to define the specifics. This includes what we want our
> local chapter to achieve and how it can support our varied OSM efforts.
> *An OpenStreetMap Special Interest Group (OSM SIG)*
> For this reason, we have created an OpenStreetMap Special Interest Group
> (OSM SIG) that forms part of OSGeo Oceania. This is a group that will meet
> periodically to establish some of these goals and hopefully actively work
> towards them soon. We've had two meetings thus far and are due for another.
> Here are the previous meeting minutes:
>    - 2020-07-23
>    <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TOTHXim1USSbmgR_AftmRRk2GWOwiYM8OhFm0AuA1A8/edit?usp=sharing>
>    - 2020-08-10
>    <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gasCSywdT6N8nFahSLTVOVU6rmEnIi1_BuKEH_peW88/edit?usp=sharing>
> Anyone is welcome to join and to take part in the OSM SIG. I propose the
> next meeting to take place on January 22nd at 12pm UTC +11. I have added a
> meeting to the newly created OSGeo Oceania public calendar
> <https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=ZGdlYTA2Y2YydHU5dWtsMmY3bm1mcWpwOThAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ>.
> Let me know if you have any trouble accessing it and I can send you the
> invite.
> *OSM SIG charter*
> We're working on a charter
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RzMq3p4VAENBkvl1pWIXom4oP6A_j_5EqI7DB_4n0xA/edit#>
> that will help define some of these goals. It'll be something we can refer
> back to regularly to make sure we're on the right track. It needs a lot of
> work and we'd love input from the wider community. Please take a look at it
> and make suggestions. The QGIS SIG charter
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lrewntrC0N1r6mfZdo1AdPhe2qTEaN5hDA2pcL0mrvI/edit#heading=h.16tbdbw1xygl>
> is further ahead and can provide inspiration.
> Really looking forward to seeing input from you all.
> Kind regards,
> Ed
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