Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: FOSS4G South America

2012-02-13 Thread Bob Basques
Trying the whole set to PDF . . . . up to sheet 18 . . . bobb George Silva georger.si...@gmail.com wrote: Last year there was some buzz that the FOSS4G would be hosted here in Brazil, but no one (or just a few people) wanted to help organizing the event. It would be great to have an

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Automatic geocoding of PDF documents

2012-01-17 Thread Bob Basques
All, I did something similar to this a couple of years ago (for fun of all things) where I parsed a Craigslist listing, and used the city location information (I used a Census Placename SHP file I think) to plot a location for each item for sale on a map. The plan at the time was to mapify

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Mapping Tools for Real Estate Parcels

2012-01-06 Thread Bob Basques
Arnie, If you have landmarks to work with, I would just digitize off of a aerial map view. Even if there are no landmarks, you may be able to find the parcels from a local resource like a county, in Raster form, and apply a projection to the raster file for overlaying and digitizing. Our

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member Nomination for Bob Basques [acceptence of nomination]

2011-11-21 Thread Bob Basques
GeoMoose Stack (Apache, GeoMoose, PostGIS, Openlayers), Pano3D, 3dPDF, GeoPDF, Android OS Thanks bobb Bob Basques Lime, Steve D (DNR) steve.l...@state.mn.us wrote: Hi all: I’m pleased to have the opportunity to nominate Bob Basques as an OSGeo charter member. Bob works

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] help with catalog of OGC services

2011-10-03 Thread Bob Basques
John, GeoMoose operates against data sources similarly to your descriptions. Each data source has it's own MapFile control for the MapServer engine, and you can also let GeoMoose access the WMS services directly if you wish. This makes the addition of new layers very easy in the

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Projects Mailing List

2011-09-23 Thread Bob Basques
Cameron for example would do a good use of this list when going after us for LiveDVD updates. -- It that case I vote against it . . . :c) It really does sound like a good idea, but with the expectation that it's an announcement list of sorts. Success

[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Live-demo] Please give us your feedback on OSGeo-Live DVDs and USBs at FOSS4G [GEOMOOSE WORKSHOP FEEDBACK]

2011-09-19 Thread Bob Basques
All, Was planning on doing this anyway, but since Cameron decided to ask the question now, here goes . . . The GeoMoose team used the DVD as released in it's WorkShop at the FOSS4G conference with great success. We used many of the installed components in the workshop directly from the

[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G, GeoMoose, Tell your friends . . . [Workshop Plug]

2011-08-30 Thread Bob Basques
All, Still some openings for the FOSS4G workshops. Your's truely, Jim Klassen and Dan Little are putting on a GeoMoose workshop on Monday that still has some openings. Some trivia about GeoMoose . . . GeoMoose is an odd dog when it comes to showing it's potential. Most of the trick

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open source map server

2011-08-04 Thread Bob Basques
Hello, All of your requirements can be configured into a GeoMoose interface. The lookup aspects will require some extra setup steps, but everything you want out of the ease of use as well as the basic list you describe here of capabilities is in or can be added to a GeoMoose instance.

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open source map server

2011-08-04 Thread Bob Basques
D, Styled Layer Description (SLD), and XML standard for stylizing stuff. Lucky for you, I'm actually working on this at the moment . . . :c) with a SLD, you can start with a WMS call like this:

[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Live-demo] Do we want OSGeo-Live on a USB or DVD at FOSS4G?

2011-08-03 Thread Bob Basques
All, Just a note here about my experience with USB building. First I'm a complete newbie to this stuff. I managed to build a USB bootable device. The main reason I was interested in a USB was the devices I was using them on were netbooks without DVD players. My development machine

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] online open source polygon mapping, like OSM?

2011-07-29 Thread Bob Basques
Nitin, Openlayers can build polygons on the map. GeoMoose, which is built on top of OpenLayers can also do this. In both cases you will need to build out a service to store the created polygons. bobb Nitin Gadia nitty...@gmail.com wrote: Please help!! Does anyone know an open

[OSGeo-Discuss] SLD - truncating text with, (how?)

2011-07-06 Thread Bob Basques
All, Trying to chop the leading data chunk of a PIN (Parcel ID Number) down to the last four characters. Is there a way to run a REGEX or some other filter in a SLD to accomplish this? I don't think I'm using the correct search terms. Thanks bobb

Re: [OSGeo-Edu] Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Training and certification

2011-06-13 Thread Bob Basques
All, My thoughts on the Incubation process (which are in the archives over the years) was generally that it was too big a step in many cases for projects to take. I've always wondered about some sort of process that could last much longer and with many more steps in it before being declared

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Training and certification

2011-06-10 Thread Bob Basques
All, I'm liking this thread. Seems like a long time coming to tell the truth. I think this training aspect needs to happen no matter what. I'm still foggy on the details to implement, same as everyone else. It needs to be thought about in the context of moving projects as well as the

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Training and certification

2011-06-10 Thread Bob Basques
with a more comprehensive level of training and certification in place would be much easier. Am I think about this in the wrong way? bobb Bob Basques bob.basq...@ci.stpaul.mn.us wrote: All, I'm liking this thread. Seems like a long time coming to tell the truth. I think this training

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] CommonMap in Canada

2011-03-14 Thread Bob Basques
Brendan, Have you figured out how other entities (like countries or ??) might implement a similar service node that could interact with your framework design? bobb Brendan Morley morb@beagle.com.au wrote: Hi all, I just wanted to let you know that the CommonMap initiative is

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Comparison of Mobile GIS applications

2011-02-14 Thread Bob Basques
issues for OpenLayers and GeoMoose at some point, but focusing on flexibility with software stack at the moment. Thanks bobb Christopher Schmidt crschm...@crschmidt.net wrote: On Wed, Jun 02, 2010 at 03:25:45PM -0500, Bob Basques wrote: Milo, You mentioned MEEGO in your post, I just

[OSGeo-Discuss] Web mapping client comparison (V5)

2011-02-14 Thread Bob Basques
All, No affiliation on this end, but I think the work done here is excellent, especially for a first time implementer or user. http://geotux.tuxfamily.org/index.php?option=com_myblogtask=viewshow=Comparaci%F3n%20de%20clientes%20web%20para%20SIG%20v.5id=265Itemid=59#pc_303 bobb

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Comparison of Mobile GIS applications

2011-02-14 Thread Bob Basques
. I think my real question for the long term, is do I stick with Linux and bend it to my will :c) , or go Andriod and/or Mac OS. bobb Christopher Schmidt crschm...@crschmidt.net wrote: On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 08:56:14AM -0600, Bob Basques wrote: All, Just resurrecting this thread. It's

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Live-demo] Has anyone written a How do youXXX with Open Source GIS?

2011-02-03 Thread Bob Basques
All, Could an expanded version of something like this comparison work: http://geotux.tuxfamily.org/index.php?option=com_myblogtask=viewid=257Itemid=59lang=en I really like this comparison, and the fact that there are many versions available, each with added content, makes the whole process

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open source for local government resources

2011-01-27 Thread Bob Basques
All, The GeoMoose project (http://www.geomoose.org/) was initially created by, and for, local governments, expressly for use as an online mapping publication, information and discovery tool. It's since gone on to see use in other business professions besides local government. bobb

[OSGeo-Discuss] Probably posted already, but I saw this new version of comparison of Web Mapping Clients was available . . .

2011-01-27 Thread Bob Basques
http://geotux.tuxfamily.org/index.php?option=com_myblogshow=comparaci%F3n-de-clientes-web-para-sig-v.4.htmlItemid=59lang=en Sorry if it's been posted already . . . bobb ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org

[OSGeo-Discuss] Geenral question about pinging a service for aliveness . . .

2011-01-24 Thread Bob Basques
All, I'm working on a system/services monitor, and got to wondering about how to best ping a map service without too much overhead. an I'm Alive function in the service would be the easiest way to approach it. But that's probably not a viable thing to require. I'm afraid of this getting

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Geenral question about pinging a service foraliveness . . .

2011-01-24 Thread Bob Basques
Jeff, It's funny you replied with what you did, as I was in the middle of looking at how GeoMoose it self might be able to handle the pinging on it's own. It's brings to mind all sorts of possible direction to take it. But the end product would be specific to GeoMoose and it's Service

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Geenral question about pinging a service foraliveness . . .

2011-01-24 Thread Bob Basques
Ok, this looks interesting . . . . bobb Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitch...@osgeo.org wrote: http://nagios.org/ ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Geenral question about pinging a serviceforaliveness . . .

2011-01-24 Thread Bob Basques
a public repo/effort. ..Tom [1] http://registry.fgdc.gov/statuschecker/ -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Bob Basques Sent: Monday, 24 January 2011 11:17 To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Geenral

[OSGeo-Discuss] Conference Sponsorship . . .

2011-01-22 Thread Bob Basques
All, is there a newer version of this somewhere: https://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/foss4g/2010/documents/sponsorship-prospectus-09122009.pdf Thanks bobb You can't be late until you show up. You never learn anything by doing it right. War doesn't determine who's right. War determines who's left.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Seeking Articles, Reports, and Volunteers for Volume 9 of the OSGeo Journal

2011-01-16 Thread Bob Basques
Tyler, A couple of project that I've been working on that are (semi-)formally documented. http://pwultra5.ci.stpaul.mn.us/OPERA/ These might be of interest to some. bobb On 1/14/2011 9:28 AM, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote: On 2011-01-14, at 7:20 AM, Landon Blake wrote: I don’t think

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Incubator] Defining the Marketingrequirements for OSGeo Incubation

2010-11-08 Thread Bob Basques
All, This little piece has been nagging at me during this whole thread. Rules based on a project that didn't use the rules. (so to speak :c) I mean, if I just need to start under the OSGEO umbrella, and then everything is all incubated, well, I can work with that system. :c) (as and

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Acid Maps demo

2010-10-19 Thread Bob Basques
I've been calling this type of thing Thermal mapping for a few years now. I suppose Intensity mapping would work too. bobb Yves Moisan yves.moi...@boreal-is.com wrote: Le 2010-10-18 11:12, Fabio Renzo Panettieri a écrit : Hi, I just wanted to let you know that we have put an Acid

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Representing Places With Intelligent URLs

2010-10-06 Thread Bob Basques
Allen, You need the Centimeter stuff to realize that something moved over the two years. Besides, that just ends up being a re-projection in the end anyway. :c) bobb Allan Doyle afdo...@mit.edu wrote: On Oct 5, 2010, at 9:58 PM, Bob Basques wrote: All, I'm a long time address

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GPS with gvSIS and BeeGIS

2010-09-26 Thread Bob Basques
All, The Nokia N900 may be an option. bobb On 9/26/2010 12:49 PM, andrea antonello wrote: Hi Ravi, I guess there was a missunderstanding here. BeeGIS is a full gis for digital field mapping and works on a tablet. I will not work on a minor power hardware. Perhaps you want to use

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] WMS and layer stacking.

2010-09-15 Thread Bob Basques
, Sep 14, 2010 at 2:59 PM, Bob Basques bob.basq...@ci.stpaul.mn.us wrote: All, does anyone know if there is a layer hierarchy setting in the WMS service, which layers are on top of which layers (Z value=)? There is an opaque hint in the capabilities document that suggests that the layer should

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] help with geotifcp usage

2010-09-15 Thread Bob Basques
Hmm, the help file doesn't say much does it. Did you try using a thrid file name on the end instead of b.tif (again)? bobb On 9/15/2010 4:07 PM, P Kishor wrote: I have a file a.tif with correct proj info embedded in it. I have another file b.tif with no proj info in it. I want to take the

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Thoughts on how to use elevation in routing

2010-09-14 Thread Bob Basques
All, One thought just occurred to me related to this thread, what would street construction type add to the equation? Dirt/gravel/blacktop/concrete, add on to that age of road/ADT and roughness might start becoming a factor as well. I know these are getting a bit right or left of the

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Thoughts on how to use elevation in routing

2010-09-14 Thread Bob Basques
All, The view of road, got me thinking about auto-placement of bridges and their locations, and even what road is above what other road. While not being able to tell exactly how long a bridge might be, it would be usefull for locating (and styling) a bridge location along a roadway, at least

[OSGeo-Discuss] WMS and layer stacking.

2010-09-14 Thread Bob Basques
All, does anyone know if there is a layer hierarchy setting in the WMS service, which layers are on top of which layers (Z value=)? Thanks bobb ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] WMS and layer stacking.

2010-09-14 Thread Bob Basques
, 2010 at 20:59, Bob Basques bob.basq...@ci.stpaul.mn.us wrote: All, does anyone know if there is a layer hierarchy setting in the WMS service, which layers are on top of which layers (Z value=)? Thanks bobb ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Thoughts on how to use elevation in routing

2010-09-13 Thread Bob Basques
Stephen, You didn't explicitly mention it, but TIME might be an additional item to include, as in different vehicles will take different amounts of time to traverse. Once you ave a good set of constants for the different types of vehicles, you could add in Time to Traverse as a graph

[OSGeo-Discuss] question about Tile retriever, if such a beast exists. . . .

2010-09-07 Thread Bob Basques
All, I have a question about a tile maker routine that may or may not exist (or project about). I would like to be able to build a local cache of image tiles based solely on URL scripting, as in grab the tiles for an area automatically based on a Area of interest (BBOX) coordinate set.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] question about Tile retriever, if such a beastexists. . . .

2010-09-07 Thread Bob Basques
. (And the Open layers script that will call it.) Dunno if this is close? AS On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 2:28 PM, Bob Basques bob.basq...@ci.stpaul.mn.us wrote: All, I have a question ... ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] question about Tile retriever, if such abeastexists. . . .

2010-09-07 Thread Bob Basques
, there's a one-second sleep at 26 to avoid hammering OSM. AS On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 4:40 PM, Bob Basques bob.basq...@ci.stpaul.mn.us wrote: grab from where, . . . . . from any (raster) image server. Your script sounds close, although I'm interested in grabbing directly from MapServer

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Commercial support (Company profile improvement options)

2010-09-03 Thread Bob Basques
All, I know this has to be created and managed somehow, but here are some ideas on this: * Could there be some way of collecting business information related to not only OpenSource software but also a means for companies to describe themselves in their own words, even as it pertains

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Commercial support (Company profile improvement options)

2010-09-03 Thread Bob Basques
AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote: Bob Basques wrote: All, I know this has to be created and managed somehow, but here are some ideas on this: * Could there be some way of collecting business information related to not only OpenSource software but also a means for companies to describe

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Commercial support (Company profile improvement options)

2010-09-03 Thread Bob Basques
at the bottom of the OSGEO Projects widget on the right side of the front page. I know I've seen this go by the list more than once as a request, so I'm replaying the idea. bobb On 9/3/2010 1:02 PM, Bob Basques wrote: Frank, But the existing system doesn't get to the questions I've seen

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Commercial support (Company profile improvement options)

2010-09-03 Thread Bob Basques
All, Oops . . . Oh, dopey me, I searched for Support, when I should have searched for Service on the front page. disregard previous. bobb On 9/3/2010 1:02 PM, Bob Basques wrote: Frank, But the existing system doesn't get to the questions I've seen in this thread, namely, about

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Commercial support (Company profile improvement options)

2010-09-03 Thread Bob Basques
://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Web_site_design http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Marketing_Committee Thanks, Alex On 09/03/2010 11:07 AM, Bob Basques wrote: All, Replying to my own posting to make an addition. There is still no indication on the front page about (commercial) Support providers. Should

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: New and Noteworthy in OS Geospatial?

2010-09-02 Thread Bob Basques
David, The link to the last referenced item: http://proximity.houstoneng.net/webpage/proxfinder.html bobb On 9/1/2010 9:46 PM, Bob Basques wrote: David, Some stuff I've been involved with for the last few months (remember, you asked . . .): * Minnesota Structures Collaborative, has

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Best tool, shapefile to png, web

2010-08-17 Thread Bob Basques
All, Well, one could go old school, and just store the SHP files as the sourced data. Have mapserver read them directly, either via a dynamically modified index file, or via dynamically built MAPFILE. This would be just about the least amount of moving parts and still get you what you are

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] New and Noteworthy in OS Geospatial?

2010-08-17 Thread Bob Basques
David, I've been working on something (I think is interesting) with Linux Phones. I have GeoMoose/Mapserver running on a phone as a standalone server, and can even print over bluetooth/wifi from the phone. It's a little research project, but it's interesting to see that most things are

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Best tool, shapefile to png, web

2010-08-16 Thread Bob Basques
Peter, Ok, this is all going to sound a bit heavy (to use your words), but in the end you'll have a lot more flexibilty with the end toolset. I would suggest loading the SHP file data into a Database, Mysql would work, but POSTGIS would be better. Then source that Spatial data via MapServer

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] beakdown of osgeo server projects

2010-07-28 Thread Bob Basques
Server (services) and Client (Interfaces), some are both, but I think a server component would win out in that instance. You could also go with a third category like server/client bobb On 7/28/2010 11:29 PM, Hamish wrote: Hi, I'm no expert in the Web Services side of things, but for the

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] How to make a map on a CD [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

2010-07-01 Thread Bob Basques
All, I did some related research on this last moth, trying different packages and ideas about hoe to create GeoPDF(a little easier) and 3DPDFs(harder) while both options for output are indeed open standards, there are only a select few tools to generate the output, and all the (good) ones I

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] How to make a map on a CD [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

2010-06-30 Thread Bob Basques
Leith, I've managed to have GeoMoose run from a USB drive, complete with MapServer and PHP, nothing get's copied, you run everything from USB, even Apache. Makes for a nice development environment, since you as a developer have complete control from front to back for the user experience.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] land records management with open source GIS

2010-06-21 Thread Bob Basques
Puneet, This is a rather open ended process (or it can be) of managing cadastral records. There are so many directions that this type of work can go and they play into so many different types of work processes, that in my experience the development of systems have been fragmented in the past.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Tickets and OpenStreetMap

2010-06-09 Thread Bob Basques
Arnie, I'm assuming you are talking to me?? I'm actually working on something right now in a very similar vein. The idea is to build out a standalone Web service (tile or non-tile, doesn't really matter in my Architecture, which will use something similar to LAMP) that can also update

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] 5 Star OSGeo project maturity rating

2010-06-07 Thread Bob Basques
to each other. bobb Yves Jacolin yjaco...@free.fr wrote: Boob, You mean something like this : http://www.ohloh.net/p?q=osgeo ( http://www.ohloh.net/p?q=osgeo ) ? Regards, Y. Le lundi 07 juin 2010 17:02:44, Bob Basques a écrit : All, Instead of a 5 star rating, what about using a small

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] 5 Star OSGeo project maturity rating

2010-06-07 Thread Bob Basques
Same here, I would also lik to compare all Javascript like things with other javascript like projects for example. I'm not sure what the best approach to this type of thing either, but the Product data sheet seems like a reasonable method of applying a product summary that could be useful

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] 5 Star OSGeo project maturity rating

2010-06-07 Thread Bob Basques
Additionally . . . Things like Services, vs Desktop, vs Web Frameworks don't seem to be defined for comparison purposes. Wouldn't it seem prudent to classify the projects before trying to compare them? bobb Paolo Cavallini cavall...@faunalia.it wrote: Il 07/06/2010 17:05, Yves Jacolin

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] 5 Star OSGeo project maturity rating

2010-06-07 Thread Bob Basques
wrote: On Jun 7, 2010, at 11:03 AM, Bob Basques wrote: Wouldn't it seem prudent to classify the projects before trying to compare them? /me screams into a room that no one can hear. Stop it! This whole exercise is quite frankly, masturbatory, and does nothing to help the projects who would

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] 5 Star OSGeo project maturity rating

2010-06-07 Thread Bob Basques
All, I guess it comes down to the argument of whether OSGEO stands for a state of mind, or should it be considered a brand only, not to be sullied by all those unwarmed projects? Move over Apple, there's a new brand in town . . . :c) bobb Mark Leslie mark.les...@lisasoft.com 06/07/10

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Comparison of Mobile GIS applications

2010-06-02 Thread Bob Basques
Milo, You mentioned MEEGO in your post, I just ordered a N900 to do some testing for GIS related stuff on the N900. What types of functionalities are you focusing your efforts on for MEEGO? bobb miblon mob...@dogodigi.net wrote: I have been using navit and osm2go on moblin. There is a

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Comparison of Mobile GIS applications

2010-06-02 Thread Bob Basques
Christopher Schmidt crschm...@crschmidt.net wrote: On Wed, Jun 02, 2010 at 03:25:45PM -0500, Bob Basques wrote: Milo, You mentioned MEEGO in your post, I just ordered a N900 to do some testing for GIS related stuff on the N900. What types of functionalities are you focusing your efforts

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Comparison of Mobile GIS applications

2010-06-02 Thread Bob Basques
a charm Bob Basques wrote: Milo, You mentioned MEEGO in your post, I just ordered a N900 to do some testing for GIS related stuff on the N900. What types of functionalities are you focusing your efforts on for MEEGO? bobb miblon mob...@dogodigi.net wrote: I have been using navit

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GPS Versus Maps

2010-06-01 Thread Bob Basques
David (and Peter?), Thanks for the pointer. I dont' know that Iagree 100% with the research conclusions, mostly on the grounds that I think a Digital map can be made to be as useful or more useful than a paper version. Forget about the GPS aspect for am minute, or put it into the

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] fastest option of serving huge imagery on web mapon the fly

2010-05-24 Thread Bob Basques
All, Related to this . . . From our perspective, which was to allow for the most flexibilty with regard to queries in the size of the images, we were willing to sacrifice the highest level of performance. Most of the effort here was in organizing the tiles (tree index) behind the MapServer

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] fastest option of serving huge imagery on web mapon the fly

2010-05-20 Thread Bob Basques
All, We went through this same exercise a few years back, and in the end just opted for Jpegs in a pyramid tile set behind the scenes with MapServer as the assembly service. We had specific needs of being able to assemble seamless images from the aerials in any size and paid a lot of

[OSGeo-Discuss] Open Source vs Closed source

2010-04-15 Thread Bob Basques
All, We've got a discussion going on in the office about the subject line. I was wondering if folks here had any pointers to online information, both from a superficial view (low detail level, IE Manager speak) as well as some somewhat higher level information about costs, in the short term/

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open Source vs Closed source

2010-04-15 Thread Bob Basques
!!). bobb Lester Caine les...@lsces.co.uk wrote: Bob Basques wrote: We've got a discussion going on in the office about the subject line. I was wondering if folks here had any pointers to online information, both from a superficial view (low detail level, IE Manager speak) as well as some

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Webinars on OS geo for local governments, schools and nonprofits?

2010-02-09 Thread Bob Basques
All, I've been doing some research and resource collection around the idea of doing something similar. I was planning on going it alone with some specific targets in mind, but I could throw into an effort if it could be made to be reuseable. bobb On 2/8/2010 8:15 AM, Charlie Schweik

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] options for getting paid technical/mentoring support on foss geo applications

2010-01-26 Thread Bob Basques
All, I just tried up to submit a new profile here: http://www.osgeo.org/submit_profile, for SharedGeo, but it says that there is already a record, but if I list everything and go through the list, I don't see it returned for any combination of filtering. Anyone know who to contact about it?

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Looking for information about Open Data practicesand how it help to foster collaboration.

2010-01-19 Thread Bob Basques
( http://www.slideshare.net/JasonBirch/moving-beyond-the-desk )Don't forget to look at notes too, I did forgot first time. Haris On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 10:11 PM, Bob Basques bob.basq...@ci.stpaul.mn.us wrote: All, I'm putting together a proposal here at the City to open up more of our

[OSGeo-Discuss] Looking for information about Open Data practices and how it help to foster collaboration.

2010-01-15 Thread Bob Basques
All, I'm putting together a proposal here at the City to open up more of our datasets to the public. We currently have about 30 GIS data layers available to the public, ( http://, ) with ~170 layers that are not public. While there are some layers that won't be made available for security

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] web mapping package

2009-12-28 Thread Bob Basques
John (and others), I keep forgetting to relay this little tidbit. GeoMoose is built on top of OpenLayers, so all of it's data sources are theoretically, feasible as datsources as well. The Map View is all OpenLayers. bobb John Callahan john.calla...@udel.edu 12/28/09 7:09 PM Thanks

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] web mapping package

2009-12-28 Thread Bob Basques
/maptiler) or do rasters need to go through mapserver first? (I have some imagery and openstreetmap data I think would be best served through TMS tiles rather than mapserver raster data sources.) - John On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 5:49 PM, Bob Basques bob.basq...@ci.stpaul.mn.us mailto:bob.basq

Re: Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] Mind Map - Open Source Spatial Projects

2009-10-14 Thread Bob Basques
A thought here . . . . How would you see something like this working from a Project meta-data perspective. I'm wondering about the possibilty of each OSGEO project handling their own branch of the MindMap diagram. Is there a way to link branches together? Another piece that is nagging at me

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Mind Map - Open Source Spatial Projects

2009-10-12 Thread Bob Basques
All, What's the best Client for this MM stuff? A little research on it reveals there are more than one version of the file format as well as more than one version of client, and not all clients read all formats . . . bobb Bruce Bannerman bruce.bannerman.os...@gmail.com wrote: I have

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] WMS Performance Shootout at FOSS4G 2009

2009-10-09 Thread Bob Basques
All, Is there a list of the tests administered? I would be interested in the rendering speed of differently sized images and where the sweet spot is for a particular engine in size vs rendering speed. I did find the description of source data. Also any thing related to reprojection of

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] WMS Performance Shootout at FOSS4G 2009

2009-10-09 Thread Bob Basques
Ok, ok, No problem. It can wait till afterwards. Just a thought. bobb Andrea Aime wrote: Bob Basques ha scritto: All, The reason i asked about the stability of the WMS links in the wiki, was I was thinking about setting up a GeoMoose interface for the WMS calls for each layer

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Next 5 years for OSGeo

2009-10-05 Thread Bob Basques
Eric, Now you're talk'in. Sure took this thread long enough to get here. :c) The Stick method allows for exactly what Eric describes, ease of use. The same sorts of things I'm running into for Emergency Preparedness materials, I'm currently putting together as a prototype. I've been

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] 2009 Board Election - Statements

2009-09-22 Thread Bob Basques
Is there anyone left to vote? What if everyone votes for themselves. :c) bobb Cameron Shorter cameron.shor...@lisasoft.com wrote: A sign to me that the OSGeo Foundation is doing a good job is when we have such a large selection of high quality candidates standing for the board.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Next five years

2009-09-16 Thread Bob Basques
All, Related to Arnie's posting here. I would like to see some community organization around business specific products like the the items that Arie is describing here. Example that meet customers needs more readily than by requiring the first time implementer to assemble a bunch of pieces

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [mapserver-users] Updated MapServer flyer

2009-09-15 Thread Bob Basques
is required on the client - e.g. enter the info, press create and download a PDF. Anyone want to help put their CGI and PDF lib skills into this kind of thing? It could even be used for creating business cards, etc. On Tue, 2009-09-15 at 08:38 -0500, Bob Basques wrote: All, OK, probably a weird

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Geodata as Public Record in U.S.

2009-08-25 Thread Bob Basques
Take the space off the end of the link %20, It works if you paste in this link: http://home.centurytel.net/wilsonlandsurvey/docs/GIS%20Data%20as%20Public%20Record.pdf ( http://home.centurytel.net/wilsonlandsurvey/docs/GIS%20Data%20as%20Public%20Record.pdf ) bobb Bill Thoen

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats andProprietaryAlgorithms

2009-08-25 Thread Bob Basques
-0658 From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Bob Basques Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 9:21 AM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats andProprietaryAlgorithms Landon, Just

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and Proprietary Algorithms

2009-08-24 Thread Bob Basques
All, Ok, I'm probably going to get someone irritated, but here goes . . . Why not approach this from the other end of the spectrum and work at making the original files smaller. Work with the providers to make the images smaller in the first place, or at least come up with a maximum

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and Proprietary Algorithms

2009-08-24 Thread Bob Basques
0.02$ R Bob Basques wrote: All, Ok, I'm probably going to get someone irritated, but here goes . . . Why not approach this from the other end of the spectrum and work at making the original files smaller. Work with the providers to make the images smaller in the first place, or at least

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and ProprietaryAlgorithms

2009-08-24 Thread Bob Basques
as a service to desktop GIS applications. Landon From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Bob Basques Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 7:33 AM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats andProprietaryAlgorithms

2009-08-24 Thread Bob Basques
thinking on the run here, no detail (or ramifications though through [at all :c) ]) bobb Bob Basques bob.basq...@ci.stpaul.mn.us wrote: Landon, It would be interesting to come up with a standard structure on a computer file system that could be used to accessed tiled raster data

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats andProprietaryAlgorithms

2009-08-24 Thread Bob Basques
Markus, What's the standard (OGC?) part of this, just the calling structure, and consequent responses? It looks like anything can be on the backenda s the processor, and the only enforcements are in the calling and results for the getcapabilities, maybe in the service(s) requests as well . .

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats

2009-08-21 Thread Bob Basques
) 946-0268 Cell Phone Number: (209) 992-0658 From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Bob Basques Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 11:28 AM To: OSGeo Discussions; Ivan Lucena Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] OpenFile

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo friendly countries to live in

2009-08-20 Thread Bob Basques
All, Chiming in here on this thread, good reading BTW . . . I would like to expand somewhat on the idea that Open Formats should be the number one consideration. I would personally like to see the data be primarily released in an open format, and then these other market related aspects

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Any interest in open source AutoLISPcodeforgeospatial applications?

2009-08-05 Thread Bob Basques
Office Phone Number: (209) 946-0268 Cell Phone Number: (209) 992-0658 From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Bob Basques Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 8:17 AM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] fleet management

2009-07-15 Thread Bob Basques
Alll, You can count me as interested, I'm also interested in the emergency Management side of the equation. bobb Anton Patrushev anton.patrus...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Dimitris, I don't know any open source fleet management solution, but I'm also very interested in such thing and would

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] This Thread is Dead (was Re: Comparison between MapServer/OpenLayers and ESRI ArcIMS)

2009-06-01 Thread Bob Basques
All, This THREAD will never be dead, only the subject will change (I'm afraid.) :c) bobb Bill Thoen wrote: Message subjects, like diapers, need to be changed once in a while. Usually for the same reasons, too. Traian Stanev wrote: However, they (the US govt.) don’t even need a

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Liability Issues For Companies Supporting OpenSource Development

2009-04-02 Thread Bob Basques
Landon, We've wrestled with similar issues, and took the stance that we either contract with the open-source project itself, one of it's developers or just plain old donate funds on a handshake agreement. I have to admit the handshake stuff is only for small quick turnaround types of things.

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Liability Issues For CompaniesSupportingOpenSource Development

2009-04-02 Thread Bob Basques
...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Bob Basques Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 10:56 AM To: discuss@lists.osgeo.org Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Liability Issues For Companies SupportingOpenSource Development Landon, We've wrestled with similar issues, and took the stance that we either contract

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] seeking OS client API to embed maps in desktop app

2009-01-23 Thread Bob Basques
All, GeoMoose doesn't do everything you're looking for, but it's a very good for connecting and presenting different data streams in a single interface. Combining it with something like QGIS is something we've looked at ourselves. bobb Tim Sutton wrote: Hi 2009/1/23 Judy and Chris

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Generating html clickable image maps from polygons

2009-01-05 Thread Bob Basques
MapServer can do this via Templates. We use it in our GISmo (GeoMoose) interface quite a bit for Popups. you can see it action here: http://gis.ci.stpaul.mn.us/gis/gismo_public/html/ Just zoom in a ways, a couple of blocks, turn on the Address Point layer, and then switch to the Visible Layers

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