PDXPUG – February meeting

When: 6-8pm Thursday Feb 16, 2017
Where: iovation
Who: Darrell Fuhriman
What: Just enough PostGIS: a brief intro to spatial data in Postgres

In this quick overview, Darrell will cover the spatial data model, data manipulation, spatial joins, and do some basic analysis.

Darrell has been active in the local Open Source Geospatial community for years, most exhaustingly as Chair of FOSS4G 2014, the world’s largest Open Source Geospatial conference. He also teaches Spatial Database Design in the Geography Department at Portland State University, and supplements his adjunct instructor income as VP of System Engineering at Renew Financial — a clean energy financing startup.


If you have a job posting or event you would like me to announce at the meeting, please send it along. The deadline for inclusion is 5pm the day before the meeting.

Our meeting will be held at iovation, on the 32nd floor of the US Bancorp Tower at 111 SW 5th (5th & Oak). It’s right on the Green & Yellow Max lines. Underground bike parking is available in the parking garage; outdoors all around the block in the usual spots. No bikes in the office, sorry!

iovation provides us a light dinner (usually sandwiches or pizza).

Elevators open at 5:45 and building security closes access to the floor at 6:30.

See you there!

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PDXPUG: October Meeting

When: 7-9pm Thu Oct 17, 2013
Where: Iovation
Who: Garlynn Woodsong
What: Urban Footprint

Garlynn Woodsong is a Project Manager in the regional and large-scale master planning team at Calthorpe Associates. He is a geographer and urban planner with more than 13 years of experience in transportation, land use, and regional and corridor planning and policy. His work and experience ranges from transit-oriented development, bicycle transportation planning, regional transportation policy and funding, to the use of GIS technology to support smart growth and regional planning efforts.

Garlynn’s going to expand on his lightning talk from earlier this year and give us a more in-depth look at UrbanFootprint, an open-source geospatial urban & regional scenario planning tool/ecosystem powered by PostgreSQL.

Our meeting will be held at Iovation, on the 32nd floor of the US Bancorp Tower at 111 SW 5th (5th & Oak). It’s right on the Green & Yellow Max lines. Underground bike parking is available in the parking garage; outdoors all around the block in the usual spots. No bikes in the office, sorry!

Building security will close access to the floor at 7:30.

After-meeting beer location TBD. See you there!

PDXPUG October Meeting in two weeks

When: 7-9pm Thu October 20, 2011
Where: Iovation **note location change!**
Who: Brent Dombrowski
What: Upgrading PostGIS from 8.something to 9.0

This month we’ll be hearing from Brent Dombrowski. Brent says: “”I spent this summer at the Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction migrating a PostGIS-enabled PostgreSQL database to the latest stable releases. I’ll cover my experience migrating the database and my amateur attempts to improve its performance after the migration. Note: This will not cover what PostGIS can do, but will cover what you need to add PostGIS to PosgreSQL.””

Brent is a graduate student at Portland State pursuing an MS in Computer Science. He’s completed the Database track and plans on graduating next Spring.

This month we’ll be having our meeting on the west side, at Iovation, 111 SW 5th (5th & Oak). It’s right on the Green & Yellow Max lines. Underground bike parking is available in the parking garage; outdoors all around the block in the usual spots. No bikes in the office, sorry!

The office is on the 32nd floor. Pizza & bevs will be served around 6:15pm; the regular meeting will start at the usual 7pm time. Building security will close access to the floor at 7:30, so make sure you’re on time.

After-meeting meeting location will be Bailey’s or Tugboat, determined by a coin toss. See you there!