[OSGeo-Discuss] ESRI getting more serious about open source?

2012-08-29 Thread Ned Horning
Hi - A colleague on the Society for Sonservation GIS list shared a link to this blog Esri and Open Source Software: More Please at http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2012/08/27/esri-and-open-source-software-more-please/ I'm not sure what to think about it but on the surface it seems like a

[OSGeo-Discuss] US government request for information related to open access publications and data

2011-11-09 Thread Ned Horning
Hi - 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 Research

[OSGeo-Discuss] Board nomination for Charlie Schweik

2011-08-03 Thread Ned Horning
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 Department of

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] desktop gis comparison at code sprint foss4g

2009-10-07 Thread Ned Horning
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 http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr88105 There are also some comparison tables

[OSGeo-Discuss] Library incompatibilities

2009-04-26 Thread Ned Horning
Hi - 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

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS radar (palsar)

2008-11-20 Thread Ned Horning
Maning, The Alaska Satellite Facility (http://www.asf.alaska.edu/sardatacenter/?q=softwaretools) 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

[OSGeo-Discuss] [Fwd: [Ilwis] Call for Entries - 52°North Stud ent Innovation Prize for Geoinformatics]

2008-06-11 Thread Ned Horning
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

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Using OpenOffice to write DocBook files

2008-01-28 Thread Ned Horning
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

[OSGeo-Discuss] NASA meeting end of April

2008-01-18 Thread Ned Horning
Greetings - 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

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Podcasts?

2008-01-08 Thread Ned Horning
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.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] New web site

2007-11-07 Thread Ned Horning
Thanks Steve. Steve Lime wrote: I've only poked around in a few of your tools, but you have some really unique presentation ideas at work here. Great work! Steve ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Promoting freely available geodata

2007-03-30 Thread Ned Horning
Chris, 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

[OSGeo-Discuss] Response to digital mapping article?

2007-03-07 Thread Ned Horning
I ran across this article: http://www.scidev.net/Features/index.cfm?fuseaction=readFeaturesitemid=586; language=1 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

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Free

2007-03-05 Thread Ned Horning
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