[OSGeo-Discuss] how can I add blog-like or translation content to OSGeo wiki?

2008-01-23 Thread lee brian

OSGeo staffs,
I am brian, a Chinese native speakers from China.  I am accessing and 
reading OSGeo wiki at http://wiki.osgeo.org.
But I don't find links or approach to add multi-lingual support to exsting 
OSGeo wiki pages. 
Meanwhile whether I can add my own blog-like content to wikis?

thanks

brian  




  

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[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Call for Papers: LocWeb2008 in Conjunction with the WWW 2008 Conference

2008-01-23 Thread P Kishor
Dear OSGeo-ers,

I am sending out a second call for papers for the First International
Workshop on Location and the Web that will be held April 22 in
Beijing in conjunction with WWW2008.

The submissions, on any and all geospatial aspects of the web, are due
in full by Feb 1, 2008.

As I am on the program committee, I would love to see some OSGeo participation.

Puneet.

The original CFP follows --

On 1/9/08, P Kishor [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Below is the call for papers for the First International Workshop on
 Location and the Web in Conjunction with the WWW 2008 Conference. I
 hope some of you will consider submitting papers and boosting the
 OSGeo presence. Disclaimer: I am one of the organizers. Please
 circulate widely.


 http://medien.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de/LocWeb2008/index.html

 Scope

 The First International Workshop on Location and the Web (LocWeb 2008)
 focuses on all the geospatial aspects that are related to the Web. A
 location-aware Web will spawn network effects among geo-referenced
 data models and services, improving interoperability and interaction
 by providing a well-defined location concept for the Web. We encourage
 submissions that will enable mobile search, search in automotive,
 special local search engines in specialized fields. The workshop will
 look at the theme of location and the Web from a macro-level,
 interdisciplinary perspective. In recent years, the topic of location
 appears in many communities and is achieving great attention -
 user-generated content, location-related multimedia Web content, Web
 scale geo-content mining, and mobile search are only some of these
 developments.

 --
 Puneet Kishor

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS GIS Podcasts

2008-01-23 Thread andrea giacomelli
...Hi Landon,

a)  It's not a podcast (but still a ...cast, and it's
fresh...subcribers of the Italian mailing lists, my apologies for
re-posting):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZOQSn5tyqQ

This is a sort of teaser video on GIS and the role that awareness
raising organizations may play in promoting FOSS GIS (eventually
talking about GFOSS.it for Italy).

The message is directed to people who are not typical OSGeo discussion
readers ;) , but I'd still appreciate feedback from the list.

Maybe you can find some ideas of use for an introduction...

b) I'd like to have more episodes gradually delving into more
substantial topics, such as applications etc...time and resources
allowing
I'll be keeping an eye on material you may develop -and other links
which are being flagged out- as they may be a starting point for new
stuff.

Regards!

andrea, aka pibinko
http://pibinko.altervista.org
http://www.gfoss.it


2008/1/22, Nick Black [EMAIL PROTECTED]:
 http://www.opengeodata.org/?cat=13  - have some interesting podcasts,..
  
   Are there other existing FOSS GIS podcasts?
  
  
  
   Landon
  

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RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open Geo Database

2008-01-23 Thread Sampson, David
just as another note, as of GRASS 7 it looks like they will be moving their 
default DB format to SQLITE instead of the traditional DBF format
 
http://grass.gdf-hannover.de/wiki/GRASS_7_ideas_collection#Database
 
it might make sense to have a community effort contribute to this as a whole. 
The positive side is that there is already adoption of an OSGEO product as 
GRASS is moving in this direction. Determine a comon schema that can be shared 
around between projects and voila.
 
Or we could ignore this and then revist this same issue again in the future 
with no movement forward.
 
just thought I'd share.
 
Cheers



From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Bob Basques
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 09:40
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Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open Geo Database


All,

Don't know the specifics about the engine being used, but we discussed using 
the Plone storage mechanism, a few times, for spatial data.  Just didn't seem 
like a quick enough payoff to try anything out.  At least not on the surface.

There was a thought that there might be something to start with though.

bobb


Miguel Montesinos wrote: 

Hi,

¿Does anyone know about similar projects using object oriented 
databases, such as db4objects[1], which is a GPL product with native engines 
for Java, Java ME, Mono, .NET, ...?

Cheers

[1] http://www.db4o.com/

-
Miguel Montesinos
Director Técnico
PRODEVELOP
C/ Conde Salvatierra, 34 - 10
46004 Valencia. Spain
e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
http://www.prodevelop.es
Tlf: +34 963510612

 

  

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[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Frank Hardisty
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 4:08 PM
To: OSGeo Discussions
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open Geo Database

David and All,

A nice up-and-coming open Java geodatabase format is H2 + 
spatial extensions.

The H2 database is by the same guy that wrote that HSQL db. H2 
has some good properties, most importantly, it's small (1 Mb), 
works well in embedded mode, and is fast. Adding in spatial 
data in JTS format, and providing a spatial index, is the 
basic concept.

Two implementations that I know of are

1. The French research group IRSTV, lead programmer seems to 
be Erwan Bocher.
http://geosysin.iict.ch/irstv-trac/wiki/H2spatial/Download

2. GeoTools has a H2 spatial module, written by Justin 
Deoliveira.
Here's a link to the compiled jars:

http://maven.geotools.fr/repository/org/geotools/gt2-h2/2.5-SNAPSHOT/

Both are under active development.

regards,
-Frank


On Jan 14, 2008 3:14 PM, Sampson, David [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]  wrote:



Hey Folks,

Just wondering if there is still thought out there from 
the previous 
thread about a portable and open geodatabase.  I came 
across the 
nemesis project an experimental finite element code. 
  

Utilizes SQLite 


to store, handle and retrieve geometry and analysis 
data. 

http://www.nemesis-project.org/index.php/Main_Page

Thought that might be a good place to start that is 
already using 
geometry in sqlite.

As for software adoptions it looks like GRASS already 
has an 
  

SQLITE driver.


QGIS looks hopeful. Here is a GRASS/QGIS-SQLITE 
tutorial 

  


http://whatnick.blogspot.com/2007/12/using-sqlite-with-qgis-grass-tool


box.html

GDAL has some SQLITE 
http://www.gdal.org/ogr/drv_sqlite.html


Just some more info for the fire.

Cheers
 

[OSGeo-Discuss] Finding Data Sets

2008-01-23 Thread Erik Uzureau
A friend of mine is building a website and wants to add a map of
India. He asked me today where he could find some good map data on
India and I had to reply that I have no clue.

I know that this list is not the appropriate venue for this sort of
question, but I am hoping that maybe someone on this list would know
and could point me in the right direction? Cholmes sort of
unconvincingly suggested [EMAIL PROTECTED] Does anyone else
have a thought?

Thanks,
Erik
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Finding Data Sets

2008-01-23 Thread jo
On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 03:22:38PM -0600, Erik Uzureau wrote:
 A friend of mine is building a website and wants to add a map of
 India. He asked me today where he could find some good map data on
 India and I had to reply that I have no clue.

You could try the freemap.in list -
http://lists.freemap.in/mailman/listinfo/freemap - this is more a
source of high-resolution data for particular cities than an
india-wide effort. e.g. http://mumbai.freemap.in/
There's also an OSGeo-India local chapter, and i bet some overlap
between these lists. 

http://mappinghacks.com/2005/08/22/open-geodata-policy-shift-in-india/
is an old blog entry with a bunch of India-policy links, but not data ;P
I'm sure others will have more concrete suggestions.

 and could point me in the right direction? Cholmes sort of
 unconvincingly suggested [EMAIL PROTECTED] Does anyone else
 have a thought?

Well, it's interesting to hear about use cases there. And the
committee has a remit to run a public geodata registry / repository;
so we ideally *should* be able to offer this kind of answer. 

cheers,


jo

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Finding Data Sets

2008-01-23 Thread jo
On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 04:41:53PM -0500, Chris Holmes wrote:
 committee has a remit to run a public geodata registry / repository;
 so we ideally *should* be able to offer this kind of answer. 
 
 Yeah, my thought was that ideally that list would have a bunch of people 
 who are really good at finding GIS data, and when someone asks a 
 question like that if it's not already in the repository they would have 
 good leads on how to hunt it down, and then be able to easily add it to 
 the repository.  But I realize that's not how it's set up now, which was 
 why my answer was unconvincing.

Recently when i run across unusual sets of particularly boundary and
other vector data, I've been noting them down in the CKAN index - 
http:/www.ckan.net/ - at least this provides a way of publically
noting name, url, keywords, that is guaranteed to stay around awhile. 
It has no spatial properties or query but is a place to start. 
http://www.ckan.net/tag/read/geodata

I *have* been working on a CKAN-inspired spatial metadata/search
project for a little while and would love to test out an open source
release on OSGeo's systems but i don't want to talk about it too much yet

Of course there's GeoNetwork, OSGeo's own metadata catalog system, I see
they have a new release candidate due out very soon. It raises the bar
somewhat, offering support for OGC and ISO standards which may be
overkill for simple web mapping use cases. The more the merrier
though, and there are plenty of systems resources to run all this stuff
on, what's missing is peoples' time to setup and contribute to a
repository effort that'll make future questions easier to answer
without repeating ourselves :)

cheers,


jo
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[OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Open Geo Database

2008-01-23 Thread Gilberto Camara
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A friend of mine is building a website and wants to add a map of
India. He asked me today where he could find some good map data on
India and I had to reply that I have no clue.

I know that this list is not the appropriate venue for this sort of
question, but I am hoping that maybe someone on this list would know
and could point me in the right direction? Cholmes sort of
unconvincingly suggested [EMAIL PROTECTED] Does anyone else
have a thought?

Thanks,
Erik


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On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 03:22:38PM -0600, Erik Uzureau wrote:
 A friend of mine is building a website and wants to add a map of
 India. He asked me today where he could find some good map data on
 India and I had to reply that I have no clue.

You could try the freemap.in list -
http://lists.freemap.in/mailman/listinfo/freemap - this is more a
source of high-resolution data for particular cities than an
india-wide effort. e.g. http://mumbai.freemap.in/
There's also an OSGeo-India local chapter, and i bet some overlap
between these lists. 

http://mappinghacks.com/2005/08/22/open-geodata-policy-shift-in-india/
is an old blog entry with a bunch of India-policy links, but not data ;P
I'm sure others will have more concrete suggestions.

 and could point me in the right direction? Cholmes sort of
 unconvincingly suggested [EMAIL PROTECTED] Does anyone else
 have a thought?

Well, it's interesting to hear about use cases there. And the
committee has a remit to run a public geodata registry / repository;
so we ideally *should* be able to offer this kind of answer. 

cheers,


jo



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Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 16:41:53 -0500
From: Chris Holmes [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Finding Data Sets
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 and could point me in the right direction? Cholmes sort of
 unconvincingly suggested [EMAIL PROTECTED] Does anyone else
 have a thought?
 
 Well, it's interesting to hear about use cases there. And the
 committee has a remit to run a public geodata registry / repository;
 so we ideally *should* be able to offer this kind of answer. 
 
Yeah, my thought was that ideally that list would have a bunch of people 
who are really good at finding GIS data, and when someone asks a 
question like that if it's not already in the repository they would have 
good leads on how to hunt it down, and then be able to easily add it to 
the repository.  But I realize that's not how it's set up now, which was 
why my answer was unconvincing.

C


 cheers,
 
 
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On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 04:41:53PM -0500, Chris Holmes wrote:
 committee has a remit to run a public geodata registry / repository;
 so we ideally *should* be able to offer this kind of answer. 
 
 Yeah, my thought was that ideally that list would have a bunch of people 
 who are really good at finding GIS data, and when someone asks a 
 question like that if it's not already in the repository they would have 
 good leads on how to hunt it down, and then be able to easily add it to 
 the repository.  But I realize that's not how it's set up now, which was 
 why my answer was unconvincing.

Recently when i run across unusual sets of particularly boundary and
other vector data, I've been noting them down in the CKAN index - 
http:/www.ckan.net/ - at least this provides a way of publically
noting name, url, keywords, that is guaranteed to stay around awhile. 
It has no spatial properties or query but is a place to start. 
http://www.ckan.net/tag/read/geodata

I *have* been working on a CKAN-inspired spatial metadata/search
project for a little

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Finding Data Sets

2008-01-23 Thread Bruce . Bannerman
Erik

A place to start may be the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) 
registry:

http://registry.gsdi.org/browse.php?order=title



Bruce Bannerman
Australia



[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote on 24/01/2008 08:22:38 AM:

 A friend of mine is building a website and wants to add a map of
 India. He asked me today where he could find some good map data on
 India and I had to reply that I have no clue.
 
 I know that this list is not the appropriate venue for this sort of
 question, but I am hoping that maybe someone on this list would know
 and could point me in the right direction? Cholmes sort of
 unconvincingly suggested [EMAIL PROTECTED] Does anyone else
 have a thought?
 
 Thanks,
 Erik
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