[kwlug-disc] [kwlug-announce] Meeting Monday: OpenLayers

Andrew Sullivan Cant acant at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Mon Jun 1 14:56:49 EDT 2009



I find myself missing the cable that will allow my notebook to plug into a prjector. Lost in moving it seems.

Would it be possible to use on of the working centre machines tgo do my  presentation? All I really need is OOImpress and a webbrowser.

Thanks in advance.

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> Finally: it's (almost) June. Goodbye overcoats and longjohns and
> sweaters worn on top of sweaters.  Hello to T-shirts and shorts and
> ugly foam slipper-things. But with all the sunshine and fresh spinach
> on the horizon, why is Andrew Cant preaching the virtues of layers?
> It turns out Andrew is one of those Web 2.0 wizards, and he will
> happily forgo sherbet and fresh air for a chance to sit in front of
> his computer programming mash-ups. Throw whatever geographic data you
> want at him -- cow population density and radio transmission towers,
> political ridings and movie preferences -- and he'll squish them
> together into compelling and attractive maps. His secret? OpenLayers,
> a Javascript tool that lets you take in all kinds of geographic data
> and plot it in interesting ways. At this month's KWLUG meeting, Andrew
> will tell us all about this tool beginning at 7pm.
> In FLOSS Fund news, this month's nominee is the Mozilla Foundation,
> which you might recognize as the caretaker of a certain open source
> web browser that even your grandparents have heard of. See
> http://www.mozilla.org/foundation/donate.html for more information.
> In other FLOSS Fund news, after this month we are out of nominees! If
> you know of a great open source project that takes financial
> contributions and deserves our support, please share it on the
> website, on the kwlug-disc list or by mailing me.
> The meeting will be held at our usual location:
> The Working Centre
> 43 Queen Street South
> Kitchener
> (Between King and Charles Streets)
> Free car parking is still scarce, but I discovered that the bike
> parking migrated to the bench area beside the bookstore. As always,
> the transit terminal is a mere block away. Don't be afraid to bundle
> up and brave the summer elements.
> - Paul
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