Hi - A colleague on the Society for Sonservation GIS list shared a link
to this blog Esri and Open Source Software: More Please at
I'm not sure what to think about it but on the surface it seems like a
I thought some folks on this list might be interested in these two
requests for information that came out recently. The first is an RFI for:
Public Access to Digital Data Resulting From Federally Funded Scientific
I nominate Charlie Schweik for a position on the OSGeo Board. Charlie
Schweik is chair of the OSGEO education committee and an effective
advocate for the use of open source geospatial software in academia. He
is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment shared between the
There was a report produced by the USGS in 1988 that might be of some
use: A process for evaluating Geographic Information Systems USGS
Open-File Report 88-105
A djvu file of the report can be downloaded at
There are also some comparison tables
I have some questions about library version incompatibilities when using Linux
OSGeo desktop applications. I am trying to force myself to use a broader array
of open source geo packages for my daily tasks but the more packages I use the
more headaches I have trying to manage conflicting
The Alaska Satellite Facility
has a few tools and they maintain a list or other software. They are trying
to get more community involvement so it would be helpful to them if you could
comment on the tools or even get involved
I thought some folks here might be interested in this.
***Sorry for any cross postings ***
The 52°North Open Source Initiative hereby issues a call for entries for
the 52°North Student Innovation Prize for Geoinformatics.
The aim of this innovation prize is to encourage students to
Jody Garnett wrote:
Open Office supports a set of Doc Book styles right now ... not sure I
understand what you are looking for.
Thanks for your thoughts. I tried playing around with the default
DocBook styles but they seemed pretty limited and from what I could tell
their style names didn't
I'll give the “standard process” for announcing possible OSGeo events
suggested by Arnulf a try. If there is interest I'll create a Proposed
Event Wiki page.
NASA is holding their bi-annual Carbon Cycle and Ecosystem Joint Science
Workshop April 28-May 2 in College Park
Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
A colleague asks: are there any good GIS-related podcasts (open source
or not) out there?
Directions Magazine http://www.directionsmag.com/ offers regular
podcasts. They occasionally have open source related content by Adena
Schutzberg (Directions staff) and others.
Steve Lime wrote:
I've only poked around in a few of your tools, but you have some really
presentation ideas at work here. Great work!
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Thanks for the overview of your conversation. I appreciate your effort to
contact these folks. This is something I'm trying to get my head around but
without much success.
Do you (or anyone else out there) have a sense for the difference between
(scientific) data and maps? If I create a
I ran across this article:
and thought that someone from OSGeo might like to put together some sort of
response. The article highlights many of the issues that OSGeo is trying to
address but it doesn't mention
On Mar 5, 2007, at 13:26, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
The lack of understanding of what we mean by free just demonstrates the
need for additional outreach by OSGeo.
I am still trying to get my head around the free and open source concept.
I've been through the Free Software Foundation site and
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