I'm glad to announce that Slashgeo is a proud media partner of the 8th International gvSIG Conference, to be held November 28-30, 2012, in Valencia, Spain. We of course frequently mention the open source gvSIG desktop GIS software. gvSIG has its Wikipedia page. One of its strengths is certainly its very active developers community.
From the objective of the 8th International gvSIG conference, with its headline 'Making the Future: Technology, Solidarity and Business': "We have long been hearing and even worse, suffering the consequences of those who really know and are surely making fun of us especially if we tell them that we believe that solidarity should be a core value that guides both scientific and economical development.
Those who have been following us for some time know that in gvSIG we have always been talking about a new model of development and production that would allow us to produce more, better and more fairly; a model where solidarity would substitute rivalry. To construct this new model there has to be new ideas, new schemes, otherwise, if a new model is built based on old schemes this would then lead to utmost failure.
Now more than ever, it is time to consider this new model. Not only by using free software but also by adopting values of collaboration and shared knowledge, replacing individualism with solidarity; this is what guides the development of science and economy, so that the business world follows ethics and responds to different values other than the current ones."
Catching up geonews, here's the recent Google-related geonews.
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Here's the recent Google-related geonews.
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Tuesday, November 29th, a day before the 7th edition of the International gvSIG conference, a CodeSprint event will be held in Valencia, where gvSIG developers gathered to discuss and solve some coding problems. This CodeSprint will take place after the positive experience of the previous gvSIG CodeSprints (FOSS4G2010, Girona, 6th gvSIG Conference and Galicia).
This event is sponsored by the Instituto ai2 of the Polytechnic University of Valencia and will be held in the Innova room of the Polytechnical City of Innovation of this University (more information about how to arrive).
The objective is to call gvSIG developers who can be interested. For this, a web page has been created to add bugs or functionalities to deal with.
If you are interested, you only have to send an e-mail to jsanz [at] gvsig.com, with the subject "gvSIG CodeSprint", including attendance names and ID card number (it's necessary for network registration). You only will need to take a laptop and an ethernet cable for internet connection.
InfoJobs, the Job Portal Site in Spain, has launched a new service called InfoJobs Local. One of the most ambitious purposes of this new site is to collect the job offers that the people see when is walking for the street, when go shopping, etc... We could call that as a "Solidarity 2.0".
Usually, the small business and shops, don't publish the job offers, because they're not used to use Internet (digital literacy). This situations produces than there're a lot of people able to work on a small company, shop, etc... that don't see the job offer.
The service is free for all: job seekers, small business and shops and for the volunteers.
Editor's note: the site seems to be available only in Spanish. A search will also provide other geospatial jobs tools we discussed before.
Next Tuesday November 30th, one day before official beginning of 6th International gvSIG Conference, a CodeSprint will be held where some gvSIG developers will meet to discuss and fix some code problems.
This event is sponsored by ai2 Institute (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia), and will be held in the Innova room of the The Polytechnic City of Innovation at the same University (consult how to arrive) .
The objective is to call gvSIG developers who can be interested. For this, a web page has been created to add bugs or functionalities to deal with. This page is free edition (you can add your ideas with double-click). Although the material of the website is in English, in the CodeSprint there will be an English-speaking developers group.
If you are interested, you only have to send an e-mail to jpiera [at] gvsig.com, with the subject "gvSIG CodeSprint", including attendance names and ID card number (it's necessary for network registration). You only will need to take a laptop and an ethernet cable for internet connection.