[WEC-Env] Uploading WEC Environment maps to wiki
rob at friends.org
Mon Oct 22 23:12:27 PDT 2007
Dear Paul (and WEC Environment Committee - and Kevin, Emily, John and
Per your request on behalf of the WEC Environment Committee, I uploaded five
maps and two keys to the WEC Events page:
That done, I have a few cautions for the future:
1) Information Overload: The WEC runs a real risk of information overload,
and after a certain point more information is actually less. I am not sure
where this point is or if we have crossed it. But the three technical
committees Environment, Mapping and Land Use/transportation should
coordinate with each other more to try to integrate information together
rather than generating information separately. This is probably a topic for
a future discussion.
2) Organization of Wiki: Regardless of #1 above, the WEC Events page (and
similar sections in the committee pages) are perhaps more useful if they
don¹t become long lists of links. Kevin has suggested having a separate
resources page for saving all such technical information. Again, this is
probably a topic for a future discussion.
3) Limits to Pro Bon Administrative Services: Lastly, I am in Portland now
and will be until Tuesday night. I downloaded and then uploaded the 11 MB of
files and then took the time to link them to the wiki while visiting with
friends in Portland. Please note that I am not paid technical staff for the
WEC and anything I do along these lines is a donation of my own time.
Financial realities demand that in the future I limit the amount of time I
can donate to the WEC. It might be appropriate for the WEC to think about
what administrative services it requires (beyond facilitation services), who
can best perform these, and if and how they should be compensated. Please
note that here I am speaking of essentially administrative support services,
separate from policy work for the WEC. Again, this is probably a topic for a
Thank you to you and the WEC Environment Committee for you work. I look
forward to our full meeting later this week and the discussion around EmX.
From: THOMPSON Paul E <PTHOMPSON at lcog.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 17:28:54 -0700
To: "ZAKO Rob (SMTP)" <rob at friends.org>
Conversation: WEC Environment Maps
Subject: WEC Environment Maps
As we discussed on the phone earlier, I am going to provide you PDF copies
of the 5 maps (plus 2 map keys) that the WEC Environment Committee would
like posted to the "WEC Events" wiki page, added to the "Materials" posted
for Wednesday's meeting.
Unfortunately, the FTP site is giving me problems right now, so over the
next several minutes I am going to send you five emails, each containing one
map (and one also containing 2 map keys).
If this works, you should then have everything you need to post the 7
documents to the wiki, and all will be good.
If something doesn't work, let me know.
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