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[vox-announce] August 21st Linux Users' Group of Davis: GPS andCartography
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[vox-announce] August 21st Linux Users' Group of Davis: GPS andCartography

The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD), will be holding a meeting on:

  August 21, 2006
  6:30pm - 9:00pm

The meeting will be held at:

  Davis Public Library
  Blanchard room
  315 East 14th St.
  Davis, California 95616


  GPS and Cartography

  Presented by: Dylan Beaudette

    This talk will cover Open Source software used for spatial analysis,
    cartography, and data management.  Fundamentals of these topics,
    and the software and examples will be shown.

    Some of the software that will be demonstrated includes:
      GRASS  (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System),
      PostGIS  (geographic object support for the PostgreSQL database),
      GDAL  (Geospatial Data Abstraction Library),
      QGIS  (Quantum Geographic Information System),
      Mapserver,  and
      GMT  (Generic Mapping Tools).

    An example application of these technologies can be found here:

  About the Speaker:

    Dylan Beaudette is a graduate student working on a degree in
    soils and biogechemistry at UC Davis. He received a bachelor's of
    science degree from UC Davis in environmental resource science, with
    an emphasis on remote sensing and GIS. He is currently working on the
    development of new tools for conducting Soil Survey operations in
    rugged terrain, through the use of soil-environmental modeling. He
    enjoys using open source software in all of the data management,
    analysis, and presentation tasks associated with his research.

    When not in the lab, Dylan enjoys hiking and HobieCat sailing in the
    Sierra Nevada during the summer, and snow boarding in the winter.

For details on this meeting, visit:


For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:


Borrow Books from LUGOD:

  LUGOD maintains a lending library containing nearly 150 books related
  to Linux, networking, programming and other topics.
  (See http://www.lugod.org/library/ for the complete list.)

  If you'd like for a book to be brought to this meeting so you may
  borrow it, contact: librarian@lugod.org

About LUGOD:

  The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
  dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
  and Free Software.

  LUGOD holds regular meetings with guest speakers in Davis, California,
  as well as other events in Davis and the greater Sacramento region.
  Events are always free and open to the public.

  Please visit our website for more details:  http://www.lugod.org/

Bill Kendrick
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis

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