[OSGeo-Discuss] worldbuilding tools?

2022-05-31 Thread Miles Fidelman via Discuss
lent to the MDMP, Air Operations planning processes, or similar doctrine.  I'd love to get a look at some of them.  And talk to folks who've actually used/developed some of them. Any pointers would be much appreciated. Thanks, Miles Fidelman -- In theory, there is no difference between

[OSGeo-Discuss] who's involved with climate change planning?

2019-09-26 Thread Miles Fidelman
ybody out there doing anything interesting that relates? Any suggestions on other currently active communities to plant some seeds in? Cheers, Miles Fidelman -- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. Yogi Berra Theory is when you know eve

[OSGeo-Discuss] today's xkcd

2018-08-07 Thread Miles Fidelman
... is just so relevant: https://xkcd.com/2029/ -- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. Yogi Berra ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Dealing with proprietary data using OSS tools.

2018-03-21 Thread Miles Fidelman
Ok.  But, and this may be a dumb question, it's a very fancy, expensive looking camera - one presumes that the person taking the pictures has the software that goes with it.  Can one not ask the person providing the imagery to convert the raw files to a more usable format? Miles Fidelman

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Dealing with proprietary data using OSS tools.

2018-03-21 Thread Miles Fidelman
roprietary internal format, as long as they provide software to convert it to standard formats.  Particularly if it's a camera with some special sensor characteristics. The real question is whether they provide their software with the camera, or whether you have to pay beaucoup bucks for it. Mile

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Marketing] Proprietary GIS on our OSGeo website

2017-09-20 Thread Miles Fidelman
ut how to use OpenLayers to view layers that come from a mix of ESRI, Google, and OGC-compliant sources. Miles Fidelman -- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. Yogi Berra ___ Discuss mailing li

[OSGeo-Discuss] ancient Roman maps

2015-02-22 Thread Miles Fidelman
://plus.google.com/photos/115992823058286949429/albums/6118751220833900065 Miles Fidelman -- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. Yogi Berra ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Inaugural webinar of ”Open Geospatial Science Applications” webinar series on 18th October

2013-10-18 Thread Miles Fidelman
Lluís Vicens wrote: On 18/10/13 15:05, Norman Vine wrote: On Oct 18, 2013, at 8:57 AM, Margherita Di Leo dileomargher...@gmail.com mailto:dileomargher...@gmail.com wrote: Hi! looks like the system requirements for the platform chosen for the webinar do not support Linux.. I just received

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Would you be concerned if the GeoServices REST API became an OGC standard?

2013-05-04 Thread Miles Fidelman
. Nope, everything uses Google Maps. Even the aircraft tracking stuff that used to run on ESRI seems all to be Google based these days. Miles Fidelman -- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. Yogi Berra

[OSGeo-Discuss] Update: Who's interested in project management collaboration tools?

2012-08-10 Thread Miles Fidelman
Thanks to all who've sent me comments! The new, and hopefully improved Kickstarter page and video are now up at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1947703258/smart-notebooks-keeping-on-the-same-page-across-th Take a look! Comments welcome. So are donations, likes, tweets, diggs, +1s,

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [CrisisCommons] Re: [CrisisMappers] Re: Who's interested in collaboration project management tools? And...

2012-08-06 Thread Miles Fidelman
Pat Tressel wrote: Miles -- this project stems from some work on tools for mission planning and coordination that seem to have applicability for crisis management and more general project management. If you're heading in the direction of more general crisis / project management,

[OSGeo-Discuss] Who's interested in collaboration project management tools? And...

2012-08-04 Thread Miles Fidelman
doing? Thanks very much, Miles Fidelman -- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. Yogi Berra ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

[OSGeo-Discuss] Crowd Coordination Project (Kickstarter)

2012-08-01 Thread Miles Fidelman
sooner is better! Thank you very much for any support you might offer, Miles Fidelman -- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. Yogi Berra ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http

[OSGeo-Discuss] map of back bay fire impacts?

2012-03-14 Thread Miles Fidelman
So.. anybody know of any good maps of what's been going on in Boston's Back Bay? Miles Fidelman -- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. Yogi Berra ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss

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

2011-01-27 Thread Miles Fidelman
on State Local Government use of Linux at http://www.redhat.com/solutions/government/state/ - with some links to resources and case studies Miles Fidelman, Principal Protocol Technologies Group -- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. Infnord practice

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

2010-04-20 Thread Miles Fidelman
adoption, long-term sustainability) open source projects that are pure labors of love. Miles Fidelman -- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. Infnord practice, there is. Yogi Berra ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G Hosting Solutions

2010-02-08 Thread Miles Fidelman
There are LOTS of hosting companies out there, ranging from Amazon and Google cloud services (as well as various other smaller vendors), folks who sell virtual slices of machines, generic hosting on a shared machine, dedicated servers, rack space for your own hardware, and various

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Question about FOSS4G Business Models

2009-11-26 Thread Miles Fidelman
daniele.ocu ocu wrote: Dear all, Thank you very much for your comments and suggestions on reading material about business and FOSS4G. The idea for this report would be a summary with metrics showing how companies have changed after adopting FOSS4G. It would be a document to present why

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Question about FOSS4G Business Models

2009-11-25 Thread Miles Fidelman
Venkatesh Raghavan wrote: I think what Daniele is looking for is some kind of a How to convince a venture (or social) captitalist to invest in FOSS4G technnologies and/or companies. Guess the venture capitalist would be inerested to see some statistical data on how FOSS4G based companies are

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Question about FOSS4G Business Models

2009-11-24 Thread Miles Fidelman
One more reference: Wikipedia's history of open source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Source_history) has a pretty good discussion of the early days of software development - when pretty much everything was open source, but the term had not been coined yet. Miles Miles Fidelman wrote

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] new: OSGeo women mailing list

2009-11-17 Thread Miles Fidelman
Landon Blake wrote: My main point is that we should encourage more diversity in our professions. Software development and land surveying would benefit from more women, and nursing would likely benefit from more men. (Ironically, I have a good friend that is in school for nursing right now,

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open Location Services

2009-11-03 Thread Miles Fidelman
. there are serious business reasons for open sourcing the code - broadening a user base, reducing development and support costs, etc. - and serious attention was/is paid to organization and management issues Miles Fidelman -- Miles R. Fidelman, Director of Government Programs Traverse Technologies 145

[OSGeo-Discuss] DoD Open Source memo now on official web site

2009-10-28 Thread Miles Fidelman
Somebody asked, here's where to find it: http://www.defenselink.mil/cio-nii/sites/oss/ -- Miles R. Fidelman, Director of Government Programs Traverse Technologies 145 Tremont Street, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02111 mfidel...@traversetechnologies.com 857-362-8314 www.traversetechnologies.com

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] new military OSS policy

2009-10-27 Thread Miles Fidelman
to it from: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Case_Studies#Open_Source_Policies Miles Fidelman wrote: ... fresh from the OSD e-press ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Insurance for contractors?

2009-09-14 Thread Miles Fidelman
Michael P. Gerlek wrote: * in the US, sole proprietorship is the way to go for simple one-person, garage-based shops Having contracted as both a sole proprietorship and a corporation, I'd qualify that one. Sole proprietorship is easy, but. - you don't get quite as many tax benefits

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Insurance for contractors?

2009-08-31 Thread Miles Fidelman
For what it's worth, I believe IEEE offers a professional liability policy to members. If it's in line with their other insurance, the price will be reasonable (I've carried their life insurance for years, and their medical policy when I was out on my own for a while). I wouldn't be surprise

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Where are all the FOSS OGC Client implementations?

2009-01-02 Thread Miles Fidelman
There's a pretty good On Tue, 2008-12-30 at 15:17 +0100, Miguel Montesinos wrote: Yes I mean list FOSS products and which OGC standards they support (and whether as client or server if applicable). There's a pretty good list of clients, both FOSS and commercial, at

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open Layers

2008-09-02 Thread Miles Fidelman
Mateusz Loskot wrote: Bob Pawley wrote: Hi I am looking at Open Layers to display Postgis data. I have a couple of questions to start. - Can Open Layers connect directly to Postgis or does it require other software? - Is there documentation that shows how to make the connections and put

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Software Language

2008-06-12 Thread Miles Fidelman
Paul Ramsey wrote: On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:32 AM, Landon Blake [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The reality is that the software world is dominated by the western world and the English language. (How many programming languages do you know of that are written in Russian?) :] There's always

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Should OSGeo get involved in the Information Architecture realm and nurture the development of definitive spatial ontologies?

2008-05-25 Thread Miles Fidelman
Bruce Bannerman wrote: We need robust debate on these types of issues if we are to progress them. Ok.. let's try this :-) I see that there are two main ways of utilising spatial information: - producing a pretty picture that helps people understand an issue. We have a number of types of

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] scale of FOSS projects

2008-05-09 Thread Miles Fidelman
Tim Bowden wrote: On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 21:28 -0400, Miles Fidelman wrote: Michael P. Gerlek wrote: Or, to quote the IETF, rough consensus and running code. Except that the reference is to the informal criteria for when one might even beginning to firm up a standard

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] scale of FOSS projects

2008-05-08 Thread Miles Fidelman
P Kishor wrote: On 5/8/08, Schuyler Erle [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: One important point that Fogel makes that I think is worth noting here is that the number-one sine-qua-non of *any* potentially successful software project is *shipping working code*. Until a developer does that, the

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] scale of FOSS projects

2008-05-08 Thread Miles Fidelman
Michael P. Gerlek wrote: Or, to quote the IETF, rough consensus and running code. Except that the reference is to the informal criteria for when one might even beginning to firm up a standard. In the IETF community - unlike pretty much every other standards body on the planet - there's a

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] scale of FOSS projects

2008-05-07 Thread Miles Fidelman
Howard Butler wrote: On May 6, 2008, at 3:10 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: In the past i've heard it suggested that really successful open source projects now need serious organisational backing. They can't be built by a network of partly-funded enthusiast contributors alone. I think really

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Your open source career

2008-05-05 Thread Miles Fidelman
Landon Blake wrote: The lack of good user documentation is a weakness of many open source projects. The problem is that most of us like to code, but few of us like to write! It is something that needs to be addressed, although I am unsure of the solution. Maybe we need to invent an IDE for user