GRASS GIS Raleigh meetups 2016

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Meetups focused on GRASS GIS, how to use it, how to extend it, and how to contribute to it are organized about once a month in Raleigh, NC, USA. Usual meeting location is the Hunt library, a great space at North Carolina State University campus. Meetups started with a group of people contributing or interested in contributing to GRASS GIS which met at the end of 2015 in Raleigh and decided to meet regularly in the following year. This is a page to organize meetings and to record what was done or discussed during the meetings.

Hunt library processed by i.pca, v.mkgrid and v.rast.stats

Contact person: Vaclav Petras (Vashek, wenzeslaus gmail com)

December 6

  • special event: open source GIS groups lunch meetup
  • date: December 6 (Tuesday)
  • time: 11am (lunch)
  • place: Neomonde Raleigh, 3817 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC

November 5

November meetup and Hunt library
  • date: November 5 (Saturday)
  • time: 2pm - 6pm
  • place: Hunt library
  • room: 4502 The Fishbowl
  • participants:
    • Doug Newcomb
    • Anna Petrasova
    • Vaclav Petras
  • topics:

October 1

First meetup in fall 2016
  • date: October 1 (Saturday)
  • time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
  • place: Hunt library (see below)
  • room: Group Study 3214
  • participants:
    • Brendan Harmon
    • Vaclav Petras
    • Anna Petrasova
    • and one other
  • topics:
    • starting with developing modules for GRASS GIS
    • porting GRASS GIS 6 addons to 7 (esp. r.surf.vulcano)
    • backporting to 7.2 release
    • d.linegraph
    • custom GRASS GIS modules
    • improving d.barscale r69619
    • fixing addon v.surf.icw r69618
    • adding seeding random numbers to simlib r69620

August 20

  • date: August 20 (Saturday)
  • time: 1:30pm - 6:00pm (feel free to come and leave anytime)
  • place: Hunt library (see below)
  • room: 4502 The Fishbowl (note that the elevator from the 1st floor will take you just to the 2nd floor, use the yellow stairs for simplicity if you can)
  • participants:
    • Vaclav Petras
    • and 2 others
  • suggested topics:

July 9

  • date: July 9 (Saturday)
  • time: 1:00pm - 6:00pm (feel free to come and leave anytime, library closes at 6:00pm)
  • place: Hunt library (see below)
  • room: 4502 The Fishbowl (note that the elevator from the 1st floor will take you just to the 2nd floor, use the stairs if you can)
  • participants:
  • topics:
    • backports for 7.2 release
    • cartography in GRASS GIS: testing
    • new features and refactoring of overlays (legend, text, ...) in Map Display in wGUI
    • unicode support for Python scripts

June 4

Spaces in the Hunt library, almost empty during the summer and the Fishbowl empty after the meetup
  • date: June 4 (Saturday)
  • time: 1:30pm - 6:00pm (feel free to come and leave anytime, library closes at 6:00pm)
  • place: Hunt library (see below)
  • room: 4502 The Fishbowl (note that the elevator from the 1st floor will take you just to the 2nd floor, use the stairs if you can)
  • participants:
  • other topics:
    • contributing to GRASS GIS (commit rights, addons versus core)
    • GRASS GIS compilation, updating older source code
    • writing GRASS GIS module in C

May 6-7

Red Hat Tower in Downtown Raleigh
  • For April and May we are meeting for two days at FOSS4G NA Code Sprint and Unconference.
  • date: May 6 (Friday) - May 7 (Saturday)
  • time: starts at 10:00am on Friday, ends at 5:00pm on Saturday
  • place: Red Hat Inc. - 100 East Davie Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • participants:

March 19

In the Fishbowl on March 19
  • date: March 19 (Saturday)
  • time: 1:30pm - 5:30pm (feel free to come and leave anytime)
  • place: Hunt library (see below)
  • room: 4502 The Fishbowl (note that the elevator from the 1st floor will take you just to the 2nd floor, use the stairs if you can)
  • participants:
    • Vaclav Petras
    • Anna Petrasova
    • Brendan Harmon
    • Doug Newcomb
    • Makiko Shukunobe
    • and 3 others
  • topics:

February 20

In the Fishbowl on February 20
  • date: February 20 (Saturday)
  • time: 1:30pm - 5:30pm (feel free to come and leave anytime)
  • place: Hunt library (see below)
  • room: 4502 The Fishbowl (note that the elevator from the 1st floor will take you just to the 2nd floor, use the stairs if you can)
  • participants:
    • Vaclav Petras
    • Anna Petrasova
    • Makiko Shukunobe
    • and 2 others
  • topics: r.wind.sun port to version 7 as possible beginners topic (source code), v.overlay interface and possible v.clip, submitting code through a ticket, GRASS GIS in QGIS, GRASS Story video (HD, YouTube, MOV), FOSS4G NA

January 30

The room 3208 on January 30 with GRASS GIS logo on whiteboard to make the room easy to find
  • date: January 30 (moved from January 23 because of the weather)
  • time: 1:00pm - 6:30pm (feel free to come and leave anytime)
  • place: Hunt library (see below)
  • room: 3208 (Large Group Study Room; close to the Game Lab and the wide yellow stairs; note that the elevator from the 1st floor will take you just to the 2nd floor, use the stairs if you can)
  • food: your own supplies, Common Grounds Café at Hunt (closes at 5pm), On The Oval (closes at 8pm)
  • participants:
    • Vaclav Petras
    • Anna Petrasova
    • Doug Newcomb
    • Brendan Harmon
    • Makiko Shukunobe
    • and 2 others
  • some of the topics:
    • starting with Python API and running scripts in command line on Linux
    • Compiling on MacOSX (ended up using brew because of problems with separately installed GDAL)
    • debugging missing APPDATA on MS Windows, improved in r67709
    • automated testing with Python and generating artificial data, e.g. r.mapcalc "plane = row()" or r.mapcalc "surface = sin(2)"
    • discussing some GRASS concepts and more

Location

The Hunt Library
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University
  • James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606 (map)
    • Floor plan.
      • The building is vertically split into two sections (library and another partially private space) and that the floor with the main desk and access to Oval is 2nd floor.
      • The elevator from the 1st floor will take you just to the 2nd floor, use the stairs if you can.
    • Info about Fishbowl
    • Info about Group Study Rooms - Large
  • free parking on Saturdays: Oval West Parking Deck, Partners Way (map)