Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] 1 week to test the OSGeo-Live DVD before we burn it

2010-08-04 Thread Jason Birch
Hi Cameron, The link to the MapGuide overview in the contents list is incorrect. It's pointing to doc/mapguide_overview.html instead of overview/mapguide_overview.html Jason On 3 August 2010 05:21, Cameron Shorter wrote: The OSGeo-Live DVD is looking great, with 43 pre-configured GeoSpatial

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

2010-07-29 Thread Jason Birch
MapGuide has front-end, rendering, and processing capabilities. If forced to choose between these, I'd probably go with rendering. On 2010-07-29, Lars Lingner m...@lingner.eu wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Am 29.07.2010 06:29, schrieb Hamish: Hi, I'm no expert in the

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [OFF-TOPIC] GIS StackOverflow Website

2010-07-21 Thread Jason Birch
I've been participating in the new Pro Webmasters community (another Area 51 site) while waiting for the GIS site to kick off, and it's been a great experience. I'd strongly encourage anyone with an interest in a consolidated, open licence knowledge base for GIS to commit to this effort. Thanks

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

2010-06-05 Thread Jason Birch
Wow, I'm really having opinions this week :) IMHO getting into rating projects is just asking for trouble, infighting, bitterness, and people/projects walking away from OSGeo. Jason On 5 June 2010 16:37, Cameron Shorter wrote: Andrea and others, does this fit with people's expectations?

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] StackOverflow like GIS website

2010-06-04 Thread Jason Birch
On 4 June 2010 04:05, Adrian Custer wrote: As I understand it, the folk behind Stack Overflow have already started on plans to expand the design to many other topics---you might want to follow the evolution over there and propose a GIS forum on the new site when it goes live. The Area 51

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

2010-06-04 Thread Jason Birch
Couple comments based entirely off the PDF: - The typography needs some work. Mix of serif, sans serif, italics, bold is a bit confused. - Would be nice to see some header/footer graphics or at least colour. - I really, really, really, really don't like the inclusion of the commercial support

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

2010-05-22 Thread Jason Birch
I've often wondered if power-of-two was the best approach from a perception viewpoint. It definitely makes the most sense from a code perspective. Anyone know of any research on this? On 2010-05-22, Christopher Schmidt crschm...@crschmidt.net wrote: On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 06:24:26PM -0300,

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Demo WMS server

2010-05-11 Thread Jason Birch
Works for me. Do you have a corporate firewall? Checkpoint was killing our external WMS requests until we turned off an over-aggressive filter. Jason On 11 May 2010 10:35, Andrea Aime wrote: Am I the only one getting a 403 when trying to access that server?

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FDO SDE Provider

2010-04-30 Thread Jason Birch
HI Bill, This kind of question will get a better answer on the FDO-Users mailing list: http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/fdo-users or, on Nabble: http://osgeo-org.1803224.n2.nabble.com/FDO-Users-f2048584.html Jason On 30 April 2010 12:15, Bill Ten Broeck wrote: I have a client who

[OSGeo-Discuss] GeoREST 1.0 Released!

2009-12-24 Thread Jason Birch
on the Windows platform using either the GeoREST built-in webserver or IIS. We would love to hear what you think about GeoREST. Please join the project's mailing list today and help us shape its future. Jason Birch and Haris Kurtagic P.S. Any help porting this project to run on Linux would be greatly

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

2009-05-29 Thread Jason Birch
I think that it's generally less fear of the unknown or job security than it is the cost of adding complexity to what is often an already over-extended support load. In many cases it just makes sense to spend $1000 for a server OS that doesn't require additional training, is easy to get

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Wiki Upkeep - Orphaned Pages

2009-04-21 Thread Jason Birch
Alex Mandel wrote: There should be 0 pages removed from this process, and when in doubt about a link, just leave it for someone else who knows that topic. There are a bunch of old MapGuide links there that were migrated to our Trac, and could be deleted. I can either mark these as deleted,

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Fwd: Re: [Webcom] Usermap SVN and improvement]

2009-03-04 Thread Jason Birch
I wonder if you have the User Name and username backwards on your tag? I'm probably not the best one to talk though, since mine hasn't been updated either. I just edited mine based on the guess that the username may be case sensitive. Jason -Original Message- From: Alexandre Leroux

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Raster data on RDBMS

2008-10-29 Thread Jason Birch
I find this stuff fascinating, but I believe that the Oracle EULA prohibits users from disclosing the results of benchmark tests. Be careful how you represent these results. Jason -Original Message- From: Lucena, Ivan Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Raster data on RDBMS I would like to

[OSGeo-Discuss] RE: [Webcom] Nabble update

2008-08-19 Thread Jason Birch
Nabble has developed a new system (Nabble2) and we will need to migrate all existing lists to this system. Just a follow-up... I am now working with Nabble Support to migrate all of the existing Nabble1 lists under the OSGeo.org category over to Nabble2. This will be done on Nabble's

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Install Problems, OSGeo.FDO DLLs

2008-08-18 Thread Jason Birch
Hi Rob, This question would likely receive a better response on the FDO project's mailing lists rather than the general OSGeo Discussions list. Details for this list are available here: http://fdo.osgeo.org/user.html Jason -Original Message- From: Rob Sosnowski Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss]

[OSGeo-Discuss] Nabble update

2008-08-14 Thread Jason Birch
Hi all, Some of you are aware that the majority of the OSGeo and OSGeo Project mailing lists are mirrored through the Nabble forum service. http://www.nabble.com/OSGeo.org-f18127.html Nabble has developed a new system (Nabble2) and we will need to migrate all existing lists to this system.

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] URL

2008-08-11 Thread Jason Birch
I don't think that it was specifically dropped, it just wasn't made a requirement for new projects coming into OSGeo. There are project pages on the OSGeo site (like http://www.osgeo.org/grass - just product info fliers) but from there the project URL can be anything from external host-based

[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo BC Local Chapter meeting at GeoWeb

2008-07-11 Thread Jason Birch
Hi all, If you're going to be in Vancouver for GeoWeb, please consider coming to our local chapter meeting, only a few blocks away from GeoWeb on the Tuesday evening. It's currently looking like it'll be fairly informal given the number of confirmed attendees; couple presentations, chatting, and

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Annual General Meeting at FOSS4G

2008-06-27 Thread Jason Birch
One thing I noticed from last year's conference was that there was not nearly enough time booked in the venue. Conference centre staff were waiting to clean the room when we were only about 2/3 done. And that was with a social event booked directly after the AGM (which should have caused it to

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Simplest of questions (with one, assumption)

2008-04-17 Thread Jason Birch
Have you looked at the fdo2fdo application? It's a windows-based command line and GUI tool for transforming between FDO data sources: http://www.sl-king.com/Fdo2Fdo/download/download.html FME's Safe Software also supports SDF if proprietary software is acceptable. I'd strongly suggest moving

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Proposal: OSGeo Cartographic Library

2008-04-14 Thread Jason Birch
Ari Jomla wrote: GDAL has feature style specification: http://www.gdal.org/ogr/ogr_feature_style.html Hey, that's pretty cool. Almost JSON or WKT-like. MapGuide has a similar XML-based stylization schema: http://trac.osgeo.org/mapguide/wiki/MapGuideRfc14 Jason

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Buttons

2008-03-03 Thread Jason Birch
http://www.osgeo.org/logos See Branding Guide, and also Trademark Guidelines. I do like the idea of branded logos for members, sponsors, and supporters though. I would prefer to see the white background be given precedence on these though; the black (inverted) image should only be used

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Planet OSGeo

2008-02-12 Thread Jason Birch
I guess I'm assuming that Mateusz talked to Christopher before posting this? Anyway, I'd certainly welcome this kind of service. If there is community buy-in and Christopher isn't interested in setting it up, I'd be happy to install it on osgeo2. I've worked with it a bit for an unrelated

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Planet OSGeo

2008-02-12 Thread Jason Birch
I like the idea Mateusz. I think I'd probably have to remove my blog from the list though, as I sometimes blog about proprietary software as well :) How does this work for the other planets; do they allow wishy-washy open source proponents like me? Jason

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: idea for an OSGeo project -- a new, open data format

2007-11-13 Thread Jason Birch
Landon wrote: --- I really think you are going to run into problems using the Shapefile as part of the trademark or name for any product not sold by ESRI. I strongly recommend against this move. --- I'm not a lawyer, but I really doubt that shapefile is unique enough to be

RE: SUSPECT: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Canadian Chapter (call for interested individuals)

2007-10-18 Thread Jason Birch
Yep, that's the idea :) -Original Message- From: Ken Sanderson Subject: SUSPECT: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Canadian Chapter (call for interested individuals) Should we just edit the wiki to add our selves to the interested list? ___ Discuss mailing

[OSGeo-Discuss] BC Local Chapter

2007-10-11 Thread Jason Birch
It looks like FOSS4G has resulted in an increase in local interest, one of the very real benefits to hosting this great conference. As a result, a group of folks here in BC are looking at putting together a local chapter. If you're in British Columbia and interested in getting involved (heck,

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Presentation materials

2007-10-03 Thread Jason Birch
Paul, was the same option / link provided for workshop and lab instructors? It would be nice if some of them wanted to share their materials. Jason -Original Message- From: Paul Ramsey Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Presentation materials They'll be found attached to the relevant

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Return on Equity

2007-08-30 Thread Jason Birch
I think that it's a mistake to be thinking about how to spend OSGeo's funds until we have a business model that ensures sufficient income to cover our expenses. We're still bootstrapping, but we're almost two years in and are still heavily reliant on Autodesk's continued involvement. I

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Show Image On Tooltip

2007-07-31 Thread Jason Birch
Hi, spokanemaps.com is a site run by one of the MapGuide Open Source PSC members, Andy Morsell. I'm sure if you ask on the MapGuide Users list he'll be able to help you: http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/mapguide-users or http://www.nabble.com/MapGuide-Users-f14845.html Jason

[OSGeo-Discuss] Interesting article on open source economics

2007-05-12 Thread Jason Birch
Hmm. That sounds like an oxymoron, but: http://www.riehle.org/computer-science/research/2007/computer-2007-article.html Jason ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Freegis-list] Autodesk, DXF, OSGEO

2007-05-11 Thread Jason Birch
jidanni wrote: And also they created MapGuide, which is the main impediment to me being able to use http://basicmap.moi.gov.tw/ http://gis2.tccg.gov.tw/ http://doorplate.taichung.gov.tw/ Arnulf wrote: Maybe you want to check whether these are old versions or the new MapGuide opensource.

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Commercial Support for the OSGeo Stack

2007-05-01 Thread Jason Birch
Cameron wrote: I think OSGeo should limit itself to providing a list of service providers. I notice that Frank has emailed a description of exactly that. I'm not sure if that was a coincidence or related to this thread. Happy coincidence. That little app has been brewing for a couple