RE: Hawaii (open source talk at PacGeo conference)

Ben, Frank;
Thanks for your interest...sorry for the late response. Basically, the
conference agenda took a turn. We were originally planning to have an
Open Source GIS section and several other session at the conference, but
when we combined PacGeo with HCPO we lost some time slots. The
open-source full session was one of the casualities.
But the good news is that there is one talk on the subject, maybe you
know Lance?:

Data Management and Sharing Applications I
   Lance Goode An Introduction to Open Source Geospatial Technologies
   Pacific Geospatial Anahola, HI
This presentation introduces a selection of some of the more popular
Open Source geospatial tools and technologies in use today. MapServer,
originally developed by the University of Minnesota, is an Open Source
environment for building spatially-enabled internet applications.
PostGIS, created by Refractions Research, adds support for geographic
objects to PostgreSQL, an Open Source object-relational database system.
The presentation includes a functional overview of both of these
systems, as well as discussion about other Open Source tools that are
commonly used in conjunction with these products. Both Mapserver and
PostGIS include implementation of specifications created by the Open
Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC), an international body that leads the
development standards for geospatial and location based services. The
presentation will be followed by a technology demonstration that will
show both Mapserver and PostGIS in action.

Here's the link to the conference talks, you are welcome to attend if
you're visiting Oahu.
If you plan on stopping by, let me know and we'll meet up.
Thanks again!

Thomas Giguere
Sr. Systems Consultant
Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) Division
Intergraph Corporations (NASDAQ:INGR)
P.O. Box 75330, Kapolei, HI 96707
P 1.808.672.0668 M 1.808.782.1408,

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Discoe []
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 10:29 PM
To: Giguere, Thomas A
Cc: 'Frank Warmerdam'
Subject: RE: Hawaii

Hi Tom,

I am indeed here in Hawaii (near Honokaa on the Big Island), and i am
indeed active with GIS-related open-source software
( Where are you at? Can you tell me more, e.g.
Frank's questions below?


-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Warmerdam []
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 11:40 AM
To:; Ben Discoe;
Subject: Hawaii

Tom Writes:
> Frank,
> Thanks for the invite...
> BTW, we are having a GIS conference here in Hawaii in early
October. We plan to have a session on Open GIS.
> Do you have any contacts or know of anyone who can speak about Open

GIS here in Hawaii?
> If you have any recommendations I will contact them.
> Thx,
> Tom


I think that Ben Discoe of the VTP project - a terrain oriented 3D
visualization toolkit, is living in Hawaii and might have an interest.
I have taken the liberty of cc:ing Ben.

When you say "Open GIS" do you mean open standards, like from OGC or
open source, like we at OSGeo promote?

Do you have a web page or something like that talking about the
If so, I can submit a note to our "Visibility Committee"
which tries to coordinate speakers for GIS conferences to talk on open

source gis topics.