[sf-lug] Linux Users' Group of Davis, "Inkscape", June 20th

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Thu Jun 9 00:57:50 PDT 2016

The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding the following meeting:

  June 20, 2016
  7:00pm - 9:00pm

  presented by Michel Tobias

    A general introduction to the Inkscape vector graphics editor, and
    how it can be used for both graphic design work, as well as modifying
    existing images, using cartography as an example (modifying the data
    output from a Geographic Information System (GIS)).

About Inkscape:

  Inkscape is a free and open source professional vector graphics editor
  for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. It can be used to create or edit
  vector graphics -- the use of polygons to represent images (as opposed
  to raster graphics, a dot matrix representing a rectangular grid of
  pixels, or points of color) -- such as illustrations, diagrams, line
  arts, charts, logos and complex paintings. Inkscape's primary vector
  graphics format is Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), a widely-deployed
  royalty-free graphics format developed and maintained by the W3C SVG
  Working Group. It is a markup language for describing two-dimensional

About the Speaker:

  Michele Tobias is an Environmental Scientist at the Natural Resource
  Division of California State Parks, where she develops and analyzes
  data, databases, and methods for natural resources and ecology of
  California's State Park system. Independently, she also develops
  and teaches about open source geospatial tools, builds low-altitude
  aerial photography platforms (kites and remote-controlled hobby hot
  air balloons, together with consumer-grade cameras), and works to
  refine and automate the photo processing workflow.

  Michele received a PhD in Geography from UC Davis, and was a Post
  Doc at UCD's Information Center for the Environment. The goal of her
  research is to understand the current distribution of California's beach
  plants and how humans affect this. Data collection is a combination
  of traditional phytosociological methods and innovative remote sensing.

  Michele uses Inkscape as part of a workflow that produces
  professional-quality maps from QGIS, an open source Geographic
  Information System. She presented a talk on the topic, "Cartography with
  Inkscape," at the 2016 FOSS4G-NA (Free & Open Software for Geospatial,
  North America) conference earlier this year.

This meeting will be held at:

  Yolo County Public Library, Mary L Stephens Davis Branch
  315 East 14th Street
  Blanchard Community Meeting Room
  Davis, CA 95616

For more details on this meeting, visit:


For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:


About LUGOD:

  The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
  dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
  and Free Software.

  Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
  in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
  Sacramento region.  Events are always free and open to the public.

  You can 'like' LUGOD on Facebook at:
  join the LUGOD group on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lugod/
  and find us on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=35879

  Please visit our website for more details:  http://www.lugod.org/

Bill Kendrick
pr at lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis

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