Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Recent goings on

Been a bit infrequent on updates, but I'm going to work on that.

Yesterday I presented at the "Open Source GIS Desktop Smackdown" as part of the GIS in Action regional conference. We presented gvSIG, OpenJUMP, and Quantum GIS. I presented gvSIG (using the OA edition), and  handily trounced the competition, largely, I think based on the modeler, and the fact that gvSIG has a number of advanced features, in particular more advanced topology tools than anything I've seen outside of Arc. Now if only the Mac interface worked better.

Locally, the PDX OSGeo group I'm part of has officially become an OSGeo chapter, which comes with, well, very little really, but I think it's important to recognize the good work that OSGeo is doing.

Oh, and finally, as part of the aforementioned GIS in Action conference, we're running an unconference tomorrow (March 31st) and a hackathon on the following day (April 1). It's not too late to sign up and attend - and it's free! More info and registration here:

Hopefully future posts will have more technical content, but for now, that is all.