Meeting Info

Date & time
18 Jan 2023, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Capitol Hill Library Branch

425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102

Will find a near by bar/pub to socialize after our meeting has concluded !

47.6229, -122.3224

We will have the ‘23 CUGOS board elections and dive into discussing plans for our two day Spring Fling (mini conference) event on April 21/22 2023, and plan ahead for our next meetings.

We can collect input from participants (e.g. on the white board) about any projects/topics people are working on, and possible challenges they are facing. A group discussion can help everyone to learn (new) workflows, approaches and tools others are using.

Karsten Vennemann talk about (semi-)automating data import from shape files to PostGIS with Bash shell scripts and a bit of Python (plus along the way write some configuration files to serve the data as MapServer WMS layers )

Lisa Enns will talk about using OSM and QGIS network analysis to discover what amenities are available within 15 minutes via shared and nonmotorized transportation.

Anyone is invited to share (their own or news about any interesting) small or large geospatial projects. As always any geo-questions are encouraged and will gladly be discussed within the group.

@you Introduce yourself! Or re-introduce yourself! Please tell us about something cool you are working on, playing with, or otherwise inspires or puzzles you. Add yourself here. or reach out to us


about some other cool open source and/or geo-related meetups in the area:

OpenStreetMap Seattle
Puget Sound QGIS Users
Seattle Postgres Users
Maptime Seattle

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