call fof UWCGIA(S?)
chrisman at u.washington.edu
Tue Oct 3 01:05:51 PDT 2000
Phil, glad to hear that there is a need to meet!
As you all probably know, I am on sabbatical in France this quarter, but
please go ahead and meet!
On Mon, 2 Oct 2000, Phil Hurvitz wrote:
> Sorry for those of you who will get double and triple copies of this....
> It is time once again to have a meeting of the UWCGIA.
> Here's my issues to bring to the table for this session:
> * Formalizing the UWCGIA process. Miles & I have been working on ideas
> for a new coordinated curriculum for spatial inf. tech in nat.res & earth
> sci, and we are proposing to create a subdivision under UWCGIA . We want
> to make sure that this will be "OK" with the UWCGIA. But since we don't
> have established membership, or any kind of official procedures, there is
> no real way to find out if we are at liberty to take this kind of action.
> So the 1st step should be discussion of formalizing the way we deal with
> these kinds of issues. There are various other activities going on that
> could also benefit by being supported by UWCGIA, so some official "stamp
> of approval" process might be good to discuss.
===== I am certainly open to a group concentrating on
spatial information technology in natural resources and earth
science, but I am not sure why it needs to be "separate".
UWCGIA is a loose consortium that does what its members do...
> * Membership in UCGIS. How do we pay? Who do we send to the National
==== The payment of the UCGIS dues has been absorbed by the central
administration (thankfully) along with the ESRI license...
(that was a piece of three card monte that worked...)
Who do we send? we send the "delegates" that we "elect"
We cannot have two delegates from the same department.
Currently, I think Tim Nyerges and Frank Westerlund are the delegates.
There can be "alternates".
In the UCGIS charter, we are obliged to send at least one delegate
to the annual retreat. The travle costs for the delegate will NOT come
from the central source. We will have to use departmental sources.
Tim and I have used Geography department sources.
--- I would be VERY happy to have a larger delegation going from UW.
> * Name: are we UWCGIA or UWCGIS?
=== what's in a name? I know the GIScience bug has bitten just about
everyone. Personally, I think it tendencious... The group can override my
> * Discussion of the new State site license for ESRI products, on-line
> license requestor, virtual campus seats.
=== great, thanks to Phil for his efforts in this arena.
> * Announcement of ArcView installation in MGH-CRC (& elsewhere).
> Any other suggestions?
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