Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Tools and approaches for the cartography of archaeological excavation sites

2010-11-05 Thread Chris Puttick
You might be better on the Open Source Archaeology list :) Speaking as a non-archaeologist working in archaeology, precision of millimetre is nonsense, achieved or not, as (a) the things they are recording were not built to that precision, nor in many built-structure cases

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

2010-09-15 Thread Chris Puttick
Sounds to me like the kind of application that gets sold to someone in the UK, who are then surprised that all their deliveries start to take longer... (no free turns at red lights in the UK, red means stop) - Original Message - Correct, but not with only right (left) turns, but with

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Mentoring program @OSGeo[-women]

2010-09-12 Thread Chris Puttick
At terrible risk of going against the grain here, but I don't like discrimination, whatever its guise and whatever its motive. Call me idealistic, but it has been my experience that discrimination has only one outcome and that is discrimination. Me, I'm human; so far I've never worked or

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Commercial support

2010-09-03 Thread Chris Puttick
Well, while we're mentioning specific companies... OA Digital ( provides assistance and support on a wide range of OSGeo solution components. Even support for solutions still encumbered with legacy stuff. Actually a Google search in your native language or with your

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] The depth of FOSS Spatial Data Infrastructure

2010-07-31 Thread Chris Puttick
Sounds like an excellent document! Email it on and I'll have it neatly butchered. The web portal claim is remarkable, as are claims of limited analysis capabilities. Regards Chris - Original Message - Some so called SDI experts feel that FOSS SDI cannot perform at-par with

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Comment on OSGeo Project Marketing template before we set it in stone

2010-06-06 Thread Chris Puttick
The ODF adoption/marketing committee of OASIS would be ever so annoyed about your referencing ODF as the format as the whole point is that OpenDocument is not a memory dump of an application converted to some vague approximation of XML, but a genuine open standard which

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Comment on OSGeo Project Marketing template before we set it in stone

2010-06-05 Thread Chris Puttick
The graphics team assures me I have no understanding of typography either (nor anything else to do with graphics), but that might be more about my insistence that they try tools that are not part of Adobe CS*. Particularly after I suggested the alternatives might be good enough for them to do

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] are there any unpaid developers?

2010-04-20 Thread Chris Puttick
- Miles Fidelman wrote: I can't think of any successful (wide adoption, long-term sustainability) open source projects that are pure labors of love. Well, maybe Bacula? Vague geospatial connection in that it is primarily developed by one of the founders of

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] What GeoSpatial Open Source Software do Surveyors use?

2010-04-01 Thread Chris Puttick
Well we have surveyors trialling Total Open Station into gvSIG and people using Leica's software into gvSIG; I guess here is the message that into GIS is a move forward for all but building survey and that there are open source GIS packages well up to the job. And for building survey? Well,

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Whitebox GAT

2010-03-26 Thread Chris Puttick
/lindsay.html ___ Discuss mailing list -- Chris Puttick CIO Oxford Archaeology: Exploring the Human Journey Direct: +44 (0)1865 980 718 Switchboard: +44 (0)1865 263 800 Mobile: +44 (0

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Whitebox GAT (Chris Puttick)

2010-03-26 Thread Chris Puttick
that be operating system or ERP tools. I'd like to have the choice to try your app, which has interesting user education opportunities, but it would remove the choice of desktop operating system. Ahh well. Chris -- Chris Puttick CIO Oxford Archaeology: Exploring the Human Journey Direct: +44

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Whitebox GAT (Chris Puttick)

2010-03-26 Thread Chris Puttick
Terribly off-topic now, so feel free to stop reading... - Brian Russo wrote: It wasn't directed at you Chris, nor specifically at anyone. I just think the general tone of this conversation is pretty unproductive. Sure people have reasons about being strategic

Re: IS EVERYONE HERE FAST ASLEEP? was: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OKF / OSGeo response to the consultation on opening Ordnance Survey data

2010-02-24 Thread Chris Puttick
Sorry Jo; Schuyler, personally I hadn't realised a response would be necessary. I'd assumed it would be a given that OSGeo would be supporting this... So +1 to what Jo said. And come to think of it, +1 to what Schuyler said too! Chris - Schuyler Erle wrote: On Mon,

[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: [Antiquist] Fwd: Ordinance Survey consultation

2010-01-30 Thread Chris Puttick
One to circulate :) Cheers Chris - Forwarded Message - From: Chris Puttick To: Chris Puttick Sent: Saturday, 30 January, 2010 15:39:47 GMT +00:00 GMT Britain, Ireland, Portugal Subject: Fwd: [Antiquist] Fwd: Ordinance Survey

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OS for Topograph

2009-11-24 Thread Chris Puttick
I am, as some members of this list will know, not that knowledgeable about GIS/survey/maps and stuff, but I think maybe you want: Cheers Chris - Marcelo Fidelis wrote: Hi, I am a student of IFGoias, it is a

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Finding an OSGEO-related job in London

2009-10-15 Thread Chris Puttick
original message- From: Chris Puttick To: OSGeo Discussions Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 05:34:18 + (GMT) - And of course OA Digital, but while in the UK

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Finding an OSGEO-related job in London

2009-10-14 Thread Chris Puttick
And of course OA Digital, but while in the UK is not London. London is under the influence of the if it don't cost, it ain't worth nothing although we're hopeful revent gov't policy announcements and news like that of the recent systems change at the London Stock Exchange might change that; if

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] discussion or FUD

2009-10-10 Thread Chris Puttick
Happy to oblige - but I'm not a member of whatever group the FUD message is posted in... Chris - Paolo Cavallini wrote: I would appreciate if somebody from OSGeo could jump in the discussion - it may

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

2009-10-04 Thread Chris Puttick
- Eric Wolf wrote: snip Maybe we should focus on a GIS on a stick product rather than a LiveDVD? Jo Cook wrote you a Windows one of those already :) - so you could even give to the students for ongoing use of the tools and data. And of course that is about as

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

2009-09-30 Thread Chris Puttick
- Christopher Schmidt wrote: Speak to whom? Decision makers with no real knowledge of the thing they are signing off on, being advised by lazy people who have some understanding but want to ensure they cover their back and don't have to try too hard rather

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo server admin

2009-09-28 Thread Chris Puttick
Or, of course, another option would be those members of OSGeo who are more or less corporate members could volunteer time of a member of staff who would otherwise be not contributing to the OSGeo effort. And in defence of all those who are not developers, being a sys admin is rather harder

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Next five years

2009-09-17 Thread Chris Puttick
Not entirely an OSGeo specific point, but this type of criticism open source is hard, closed source is easy is not uncommon. Some 17 years of experience working with IT in organisations gets me a one word response to such a claim I will not repeat here, but it starts with a b and sounds a lot

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Mac Pro collocation for OSGeo

2009-08-21 Thread Chris Puttick
- Mateusz Loskot wrote: Chris Puttick wrote: If anyone has a use for it, we can provide space, protected power and a connection I used to use this machine as a part of farm. It could also be used for other purposes, like live demo

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and ProprietaryAlgorithms[SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

2009-08-21 Thread Chris Puttick
Well, according to this page: v.5.1, courtesy in part Eastman Kodak, provides complete JP2 support at the decoding side - not sure whether that covers the tiling or other geo needs, but doesn't it sound worth investigating? Chris - Christopher Schmidt

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Examples of Opposition to Open Source/Open FileFormats in the United States

2009-08-19 Thread Chris Puttick
The view from the UK... With other hats on I've been involved in trying to get government bodies in the UK to take a genuine interest in open source for the best part of 9 years, originally with a focus on the education sector. The recent announcement is very similar to one in 2002, which had

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

2009-08-17 Thread Chris Puttick
A tad unfair on Capetown I think - much of SA money is in GP, the province with Jo-burg and Pretoria in it and all the big companies; Cape Town and its residents took a lead in ending apartheid; the university appointed Dr Ramphele (a key player in the anti-apartheid struggle) as a Deputy VC in

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Workstation that starts fresh every time

2009-07-18 Thread Chris Puttick
And of course there is Portable GIS: - with some tweaking that could easily achieve that objective. Depends on the scenario which would work best. Chris - Alex Mandel wrote: Joe was asking on IRC about ways to boot

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Webcasts of OSGIS 2009

2009-07-17 Thread Chris Puttick
Is odd, Qumu is apparently cross-platform (or at least can be). Chris - Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote: Awesome thanks - that's quite the good sleuthing :) Christian Willmes wrote: Hi, Thanks to a WinXP VM, I got out the URLs of the video streams. :-)

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] database replication

2009-07-06 Thread Chris Puttick
This might help: Regards Chris - carlos sousa wrote: Kind Sirs, Being a novice postgreSQL user, i'm currently transfering from our current esri/arcsde/arcims/mssqlserver solution to a

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Which GPS

2009-06-11 Thread Chris Puttick
Depends on the accuracy you hope to achieve, but you might want to look at the OpenMoko Freerunner. This has the advantage of also being a mobile phone i.e. the data being gathered can be synchronised with a server whenever there is a mobile signal, as well as be reviewed with gvSIG locally.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Comparision between MapServer/OpenLayers and ESRI ArcIMS

2009-05-27 Thread Chris Puttick
And don't forget to talk about the costs of exit. Becoming very popular in IT procurement discussions, that one. Openness means very low cost of exit, proprietary software licencing businesses are dependent on a high cost of exit. Proprietary software sales requires evidence of previous sales

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] New to the list A question

2009-05-06 Thread Chris Puttick
For what reason are they running ArcSDE? The answer depends on the reason... Chris - Andy Kannberg wrote: Hello people, I am new to the list, and I have subscribed for the following reason: I am a linux/unix consultant, currently deployed at a government. At

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Invitation for expressions of interest for Ordnance Survey Think Tank Session on Crowd source data capture, geospatial mashups and its impact on NMAs - 13th July 2009 (Tuesday) a

2009-05-06 Thread Chris Puttick
Surely more than one person in such a debate should be working from the basis that charging for geo-spatial data gathered by a publicly funded body is missing the point and limiting the opportunity for that data to be exploited in a way that maximises value for the wider society? Just a

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

2009-04-03 Thread Chris Puttick
And those clauses are modelled on the same sort of disclaimer found in old-fashioned closed source software - it was realising that which started me as a corporate type towards open source. :) Chris - Christopher Schmidt wrote: On Thu, Apr 02, 2009 at 11:57:14AM

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

2009-04-03 Thread Chris Puttick
Well, no one. open source, closed source. One guy in Canada or the world's most profitable company. And I quote: YOU CANNOT RECOVER ANY OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING CONSEQUENTIAL, LOST PROFITS, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. This limitation applies to ยท anything related to the software,

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Transition fromGMaps to Open Source

2009-03-28 Thread Chris Puttick
- strk wrote: On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 03:53:05PM -0500, Arnie Shore wrote: Folks, hello, and I wonder if anyone can share experiences doing such a transition. (I've tried this question with the OpenLayers groups without response but it was suggested that this group

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: [Geowanking] Apple patents dynamic presention of location-specific information

2009-03-10 Thread Chris Puttick
I believe the appropriate term in reference to this patent is prior art - not only has similar and more advanced technology been described by science fiction authors for decades, but there are the wireless devices used in a number of museums which provide information about the exhibit you are

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Mobile mapping with GPS

2009-02-01 Thread Chris Puttick
I think you could achieve this with an openmoko, TangoGPS and gvSIG - no laptop required. Which if you're really going to be pedalling sounds a better option than a laptop. Cycle tested: And a keyboard option:

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] copyright question

2008-12-09 Thread Chris Puttick
- P Kishor [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 1:52 PM, Bart van den Eijnden (OSGIS) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: So if the project had been formed, but does not contain any source code as yet it's possible? Or am I misinterpreting your words? Well, it is entirely possible

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Can we use a LiveDVD for workshops and labs at FOSS4G 2009?

2008-10-20 Thread Chris Puttick
- Daniel P. Ames [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi folks. As you all know, there is a growing interest in open source for Windows. Especially with Microsoft's release of its developer tools in free express editions and the availability of such tools as SharpDevelop and Mono. MapWindow is

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Can we use a LiveDVD for workshops and labs at FOSS4G 2009?

2008-10-20 Thread Chris Puttick
- Christopher Schmidt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 07:25:01AM +0100, Chris Puttick wrote: - Daniel P. Ames [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi folks. As you all know, there is a growing interest in open source for Windows. Especially with Microsoft's release

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Resource viewer for grama panchayat

2008-08-23 Thread Chris Puttick
Displays just fine in my email client. I don't recognise the particular Indic script but having international contacts means I have every font pack going installed. Chris - RAVI KUMAR [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, one more thing.. Your name is shown as '' in email which may

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Thematic Mapping Engine as Open Source?

2008-06-24 Thread Chris Puttick
- Lester Caine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Christopher Schmidt wrote: On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 05:40:41PM +0200, Paolo Cavallini wrote: Bjorn Sandvik ha scritto: I'll consider the pros and cons between different licenses. I don't have commercial interests, but I would like the

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Thematic Mapping Engine as Open Source?

2008-06-24 Thread Chris Puttick
- Christopher Schmidt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 02:01:17PM +0200, Arnulf Christl wrote: Just as a side note: Google has been overly submissive to US Export Regulations and rejects requests from IPs that can be traced to a location within an country that falls

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Sign the Hague declaration

2008-05-15 Thread Chris Puttick
- James Fee [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Benjamin Henrion Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 1:56 PM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Sign the Hague declaration And force its

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Sign the Hague declaration

2008-05-15 Thread Chris Puttick
- P Kishor [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: But disagree there. Switching from M$ documents to 'real' open source documents and dropping licensed graphical data in favour of OSM and other free map data opens the door to 'Standardising' on something that we can all cooperate on. It

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Sign the Hague declaration

2008-05-15 Thread Chris Puttick
- P Kishor [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 5/15/08, Chris Puttick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: - P Kishor [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Standards for everything that matters. Chris, You are conflating a whole boatload of things here, and everything that matters is about