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Free maps! Talk on Thursday, followed by mapping weekend
Posted By Ken Guest - 18:19, 13 November 2007
Edited by Ken Guest - 18:19, 13 November 2007
Steve Coast will be giving a talk about OpenStreetMap in the HEAnet offices, in the IFSC, Dublin on Thursday the 22nd of November at 7pm.
All are welcome.
OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive or unexpected ways. Steve Coast, founder of OpenStreetMap, explains.
Steve will also be bringing over OpenStreetMap's loaner GPS units so we can hold a mapping weekend Sat 24th - Sun 25th, at the ICS offices, Mount Street Crescent in Dublin,, starting at 11am each day, and get any new converts up to speed as soon as possible after his talk.
Please mail Gareth Eason (chairman -at- linux.ie) if you hope to attend either event, to give us some idea of numbers to plan for and for security on the door.
Facebook group created
Posted By Ken Guest - 14:00, 9 November 2007
Edited by Ken Guest - 14:00, 9 November 2007
A FaceBook group for the ILUG has been created - this is to help ILUG members find each other and also to help spread the word that the ILUG exists.
Galway Linux Installfest, Sat 17th November
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:53, 9 November 2007
Edited by Ken Guest - 13:53, 9 November 2007
Galway LUG is organising a multi-distro installfest from 1000-1200 on Saturday 17th of November, in the DERI building (opposite the Westwood Hotel), Newcastle Road, Galway.
They will have people available to help with Ubuntu, Debian, Mandriva and RedHat (minimum). There will be demo systems with various software preinstalled, and with luck plenty of install CD/DVDs.
Schedule for the AGM
Posted By Ken Guest - 16:01, 1 November 2007
The schedule for this years AGM is available.