The OSGEO Toronto Sprint
The OSGEO C-Camp Toronto Sprint was fun, although Leo and I couldn't stay for the whole event. I've never seen people close bugs so quickly.
and Mark Cave-Ayland were on a marathon run in the PostGIS ring. Olivier Courtin
was also following not too far behind with SVG bug fixes and so forth. We also
discussed the possiblity of having ST_GeomFromGML, ST_GeomFromGeoJSON, ST_GeomFromKml and so forth and what that would entail.
It was great to meet Pierre Racine of WKT Raster fame in person and chat with Mateusz and Sandro Santilli via IRC. Frank Warmerdam, the GDAL god
came to our table to provide his big two cents
about how WKT Raster meta data should be stored, dealing with large RASTERS and other things I didn't understand.
Mark Leslie in Australia did his part too, though he wasn't present -- he would come into IRC when others had fallen asleep. Such is the way with timezones. He has been working on beefing up the
curved support in PostGIS. The FOSS 4G 2009 conference will be in Sydney, Australia.
It was nice to be able to put a face to these people I've talked via newsgroups. It was also strange since most of the clients and many of the people we work
with we have never met, so the idea of meeting in person has become a very foreign concept for us.