GRASS GIS Raleigh meetups 2016

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A group of people contributing or interested in contributing to GRASS GIS met at the end of 2015 in Raleigh, NC 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.

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


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
    • ... (add yourself)
  • organization task for the meeting: plan next two meetings in relation to FOSS4G NA 2016 which is in Raleigh on May 2-5.
  • topics proposed so far: getting your Python script to the GRASS GIS Addons repository, ... (add topic you are interested in)

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 (note that 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)
    • Info about Group Study Rooms - Large
  • free parking on Saturdays: Oval West Parking Deck, Partners Way (map)