[clug] August CLUG Programmers' Special Interest Group meeting

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Mon Aug 10 16:51:55 MDT 2009

On 11/08/09 08:00, Paul Wayper wrote:
> 	CLUG Programmers' Special Interest Group Meeting - 13th August 2009
> 	===================================================================
> Date:		13th August 2009 (Second Thursday of the month)
> Time:		18:30 - 20:30 (you will not be able to get in after 8pm)

Antti will be talking about GIS, PostGIS and mapping.

Would you like to be able to ask a database "give me
all the objects closer than five kilometres away from
me", or "all the objects south of this line,
please"?  PostGIS helps solve those questions.  With
location data becoming increasingly available in mobile
phones, GPS devices and online maps, writing software to
include this kind of data is something everyone seems
interested in.

No previous experience working with GIS data is required.
> Venue:		Level 2, Griffin Centre, Genge St, Civic
> 		The Griffin Centre is located near the corner of Genge Street
> 		and Narellan Place. From the bus station, walk down Mort
> 		Street away from London Circuit until you get to Bunda Street.
> 		Follow this until you get to the corner of Genge Street, then
> 		cross it and walk (left) up it. The Griffin Centre is on your
> 		left. For those driving, there is parking nearby in Narellan
> 		Place and under the new Canberra Centre building at quite
> 		reasonable rates for the evening.
> 		http://s2q.zwit.org/
> 		The room costs $70 for the night - please bring some change to
> 		contribute to the cost of hiring the room.
> Food/drink:	We usually have dinner at Sammy's Kitchen afterward. They have
> 		a variety of vegetarian and vegan meals as well as food for
> 		omnivores.
> If you would like to give a talk at a future meeting, please email me.

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