Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] developing a slippy maps app while offline

2016-10-10 Thread Fawcett, David (MNIT)
Puneet, You could definitely build a map app 'offline'. I assume that you are developing with a locally installed web server. Just create a map that displays features stored in a local json file. (or, if you really don't want to see anything on the map, just don't include any layers in your

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Charter Member Nomination

2016-07-11 Thread Fawcett, David (MNIT)
I second Sara's nomination. Sara is a great advocate for open source geospatial! -Original Message- From: Discuss [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Vasile Craciunescu Sent: Friday, July 08, 2016 2:01 PM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Charter

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Inviting regional FOSS4G enthusiasts into the OSGeo Conference Committee

2013-05-29 Thread Fawcett, David (MNIT)
I am happy to provide my perspective too. I definitely have some ideas on what I would do differently if I was starting at the beginning again. David. From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of David William Bitner Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2013 Nottingham Update

2013-05-13 Thread Fawcett, David (MNIT)
I haven't been following this thread from the beginning, but as Program Chair of FOSS4G NA 2013, I just want to add to what Peter said. My experience has been that it is a tough job to put together a program that appears both high-quality and balanced to everyone. Workshops are even more

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Discuss Happy birthday OSGeo!

2013-02-05 Thread Fawcett, David (MNIT)
Sounds like a great FOSS4G NA Lightning talk too. Consider submitting an abstract, only one week to get them in! http://foss4g-na.org/call-for-presentations/ David. From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Steven Feldman Sent: Tuesday,

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] points of interest database

2013-01-22 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
There are points for populated places and a few other cultural feature types in Natural Earth. 1:10 million. Very liberal (public domain) license. http://www.naturalearthdata.com/ -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G North America - Blind voting [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

2013-01-17 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
The Program Committee had a healthy discussion about the pros and cons of structuring the community review process so that presentations are evaluated solely on the title and abstract description. We decided as a group that the potential positives outweighed the potential negatives. The

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Sol Katz Award Nomination procedure (was Nomination for Venkatesh Raghavan)

2012-09-18 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
I am completely with Howard on this. +1 -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Howard Butler Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:15 AM To: Richard Greenwood Cc: OSGeo Discussions Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Sol

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] The importance of a project's license

2012-07-30 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
And how detrimental the license change exercise has been to the project and its community... -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Lester Caine Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2012 2:46 AM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject:

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member Nomination: Doug Newcomb

2012-07-09 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
+1 -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Helena Mitasova Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2012 9:05 AM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member Nomination: Doug Newcomb I would like to nominate Doug

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Need for to to convert/deconstruct a shapefile to create a relational table

2012-03-16 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
This could also likely be scripted using OGR’s Python bindings. From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Micha Silver Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 11:04 AM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Need for to to convert/deconstruct a

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Talk on Copyright and Licensing for Geospatial Data

2012-03-13 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
I don't know of any good summaries, but there has been considerable discussion within the OpenStreetMap 'community' regarding licensing for spatial data. OSM data was originally published under a CC-By license, but based on the decision of the OSM Foundation, it has adopted a new license under

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

2012-01-17 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
Another related project is Geodict: https://github.com/petewarden/geodict David. ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

RE: Participation in OSGeo (was: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member nomination: Martin Landa)

2011-11-17 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
This page is a little more up to date. It includes Cascadia, New Mexico, and Twin Cities (MN). http://www.osgeo.org/content/chapters/index.html David. From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Razy Kased Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 3:29

[OSGeo-Discuss] Academic Research on CrowdSourced Data

2011-10-12 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
I am working on a demo app to 'harness the crowd' to improve locational data for features. My goal is to improve the data, but also to test multiple validation algorithms. If anyone is aware of some good research on the evaluation/validation of crowd-sourced data, I would greatly appreciate

[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G SpatiaLite Breakout Session

2011-09-09 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
I added a SpatiaLite section to the list of potential FOSS4G breakout sessions on the OSGEO wiki to gauge whether there is enough interest to hold a session. http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2011_Breakout_Sessions#SpatiaLite If you are going to be at FOSS4G and are interested, please add

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Correct List for Newcomers

2011-03-30 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
I don't know if 1:10,000,000 is a large enough scale for you, but if it is, you might want to look at Natural Earth. Public Domain http://www.naturalearthdata.com/ You could also look at OpenStreetMap data. www.openstreetmap.org Most of the coastline data was imported from the Prototype

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Correct List for Newcomers

2011-03-29 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
Bob, You might want to look at the Perry-Castaneda Library, University of Texas at Austin. Here is a link to their historical maps. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/index.html There are actually a ton of WWII era maps of the Pacific. According the the FAQ, most of the maps are

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Correct List for Newcomers

2011-03-29 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
Bob, To georeference your images, you could use an online app like Map Warper: http://warper.geothings.net/ Or, you can use one of the georeferencing plugins for QGIS. Here is a blog post that talks about using QGIS for georeferencing:

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGL internship project - Study of collaboration networks in Open Source GIS

2011-02-23 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
Have you seen the mind map that Bruce Bannerman put together a few years ago? There is a link to it and more info on this page: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Bruce.bannerman From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Suchith Anand Sent:

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

2011-02-02 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
I think that this kind of FAQ would be very valuable. -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Cameron Shorter Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 4:15 AM To: live-d...@lists.osgeo.org; Frank Murphy; OSGeo Discussions

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Links to FOSS4G Presentations?

2010-09-15 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
://www.sigte.udg.edu En/na Fawcett, David (MPCA) ha escrit: Is there a central location with links to presentations and workshop materials from FOSS4G 2010? I understand that materials from every workshop won't be made available, but it would be great to have a location to browse and see what is available

[OSGeo-Discuss] Links to FOSS4G Presentations?

2010-09-14 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
Is there a central location with links to presentations and workshop materials from FOSS4G 2010? I understand that materials from every workshop won't be made available, but it would be great to have a location to browse and see what is available. Also, have the WMS Shootout results been

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Looking for Yum or RPM Site for GIS Suite for Centos 5.5

2010-09-09 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
Micha Silver has a timely blog post: http://www.surfaces.co.il/?p=782 (via Planet OSGeo) -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Bill Thoen Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2010 2:11 PM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject:

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

2010-09-01 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
Thanks to the few of you who had comments. Really, none of the rest of you want to brag about or promote your OSGEO project?! Come on, any new features, optimizations, data formats, case studies, etc.? David. -Original Message- From: Fawcett, David (MPCA) Sent: Tuesday, August 17

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

2010-08-17 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
I am working on a presentation focused on, What's New and Cool in OpenSource Geospatial for a group of GIS professionals. This group is most familiar with the proprietary ESRI stack, but there is a growing awareness and interest in OpenSource. My goal is to introduce people to cool projects

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] mxd to other format (i.e. shapefile)

2010-08-03 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
Essentially, yes. The .mxd does not store the actual geometry or attributes of a spatial data set, it just stores a path (or database connection info) to the data source. So, the data that you are viewing in ArcMap may already be in a shapefile format. To determine the source of the layer

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGEO project based Web app for watershed land use?

2010-05-27 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
project based Web app for watershed land use? On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM, Fawcett, David (MPCA) david.fawc...@state.mn.us wrote: I have seen a Web app that allows a user to click on a map and get land use information calculated for the upstream area.  It is based on some OSGEO projects

[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGEO project based Web app for watershed land use?

2010-05-26 Thread Fawcett, David (MPCA)
I have seen a Web app that allows a user to click on a map and get land use information calculated for the upstream area. It is based on some OSGEO projects and is quite a cool app. I have found and lost the URL to this app several times. If this sounds familiar, I would appreciate it if you

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

2009-10-05 Thread Fawcett, David
Mateusz, Thanks for posting this reference, I wasn't aware of it. It is a gold mine! Obviously, thanks to Chris for putting this course together and making it available to the world too. David. -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org

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

2009-09-15 Thread Fawcett, David
I wonder if Mirone allows you to create VRT files (or could be modified to do it). http://w3.ualg.pt/~jluis/mirone/index.htm David. -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Brent Fraser Sent: Tuesday, September 15,

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: adding scalebar to images to be downloaded

2009-06-08 Thread Fawcett, David
If you use MapServer to generate the map image, you can directly embed the scalebar in the map image at the time of creation. If not, you can just make a mode=legend call to MapServer CGI to get a legend image. http://mapserver.org/mapfile/legend.html David. -Original

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Comparision between MapServer/OpenLayers and ESRIArcIMS

2009-05-27 Thread Fawcett, David
Don't forget to include annual software maintenance payments to ESRI as part of the total cost. -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Jody Garnett Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:46 PM To: OSGeo Discussions

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Problems with OSGEO Trac (MapServer)

2009-03-24 Thread Fawcett, David
-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Frank Warmerdam Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 6:56 PM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Problems with OSGEO Trac (MapServer) On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 3:48 PM, Fawcett, David david.fawc...@state.mn.us wrote: Not sure who to notify

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

2009-01-05 Thread Fawcett, David
Alex, You can use MapServer to generate imagemaps. See http://mapserver.org/output/imagemaps.html David. -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Alexandre Leroux Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 2:37 PM To: OSGeo

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] methods for programatically adding fields toshapefiles

2008-10-30 Thread Fawcett, David
Tyler, Here is a link to some python code that I wrote to read a delimited text file and write out a shapefile. It uses the ogr and osr python modules. The code is not particularly clean or efficient, but it does include the case of creating a shapefile, creating columns, and populating the

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open Layers

2008-09-02 Thread Fawcett, David
OpenLayers could consume the PostGIS data through MapServer, served either as a WMS/WFS or as a direct MapServer call. David. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Miles Fidelman Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 4:07 PM To: OSGeo Discussions

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Local Chapter, network and structuration

2008-08-26 Thread Fawcett, David
For some of us who work in state (US) government, approval for out of country travel can be essentially impossible. Even if the location is only about 60 miles out of the country... I would like to see annual gatherings that I could actually attend, assuming that they didn't draw too many people

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Call for help: GDAL and txt2shp.py

2008-07-08 Thread Fawcett, David
Kjell, For ease of setup, I definitely recommend using William Kyngesburye's binaries found at: http://www.kyngchaos.com/ http://www.kyngchaos.com/ with your system Python. It gives you a lot of OS GIS tools, and they just work. If you are looking for a python module to read the EXIF

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Image Management in an RDBMS...(was OS Spatialenvironment 'sizing')

2008-02-21 Thread Fawcett, David
- Some of the biggest advantages though, come from the corporate IT support that you come to rely on, e.g. regular backups, large disk capacity on fast SAN devices, secure access to data by authorised custodians, redundant databases for disaster recovery, point in time restoration of

[OSGeo-Discuss] Hudson River Opportunity?

2007-08-20 Thread Fawcett, David
There was an article in the NY Times last week about the Beacon River Institute and IBM working to create a large array of real-time sensors to monitor the Hudson River. They talk about using the real-time data to steer operational decisions and making the data available on the Web as it is