[OSGeo-Discuss] GPS Versus Maps

2010-06-01 Thread Sampson, David
This was an interesting resource passed around our offices I thought the OSGEO community might appreciate. Thanks Peter, === Source: Peter Paul, Natural Resources Canada A brief discussion from the CBC Radio Program 'Spark' ... Spark 115 - May 30 June 1, 2010 http://www.cbc.ca/spark/

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Gov't adopting open source ?

2010-01-19 Thread Sampson, David
There is also a small community of FOSS advocates growing using the Government of Canada's social networking tool GCconnex (currently a pilot) If you are a federal employee in Canada check out the FOSS4GOC group and also tag your profile with OSGEO so we can find who is using FOSS and FOSS4G

[OSGeo-Discuss] Open Location Services

2009-10-29 Thread Sampson, David
I am looking for an open source project that has implemented OpenLS specification from OGC. I know their are some groups working on this * PAGC (on their road map) * OpenRouter (any code yet?) * OpenGeocoder (any code yet?) I am looking to see if anyone has this OUT OF THE BOX and ready to

[OSGeo-Discuss] OWS Common Python Server. Guidance Required

2009-08-04 Thread Sampson, David
Hey Folks, I have recently used the OWSLIB library (http://trac.gispython.org/lab/wiki/OwsLib) for some python based plugins in QGIS (http://sourceforge.net/projects/qgiscommunitypl/). I am also involved with PAGC, a public address geocoder project (http://sourceforge.net/projects/pagc/). OWSLIB


2009-07-20 Thread Sampson, David
For those OSGEO folks heading to Geoweb in Vancouver, this pre-conference technical meeting may be of interest. See contact info within, as this event is separate from the actual Geoweb Conference. Pardon the delayed post. Cheers

[OSGeo-Discuss] Desktop metadata management for FOSS4G

2009-06-08 Thread Sampson, David
Ahh.. Metadata I am learning about Qgis plugins lately and thought I would extend out to the OSGEO community at large. As I am going through creating some plugins and learning about OWS services and trying my hand at a catalogue plugin for QGIS I got to thinking, what does the open source world

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

2008-04-15 Thread Sampson, David
GDAL has feature style specification: http://www.gdal.org/ogr/ogr_feature_style.html It has recently gained some new interest. Well, GDAL is close to the FOSS4G community so why not start with this and see where we can go? I think OSGEO even has some capable expertise somewhere in the

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

2008-04-14 Thread Sampson, David
Thanks for the pointer, that's a nice dataset. Opening these 39 layers makes me ask why there's no style information? Pardon my ignorance on digital cartography, but is it because of standards or something else? How do Arc* tools do it? Think of three separate boxes. One is

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

2008-04-14 Thread Sampson, David
Hey folks, Lots of good discussion going on around this proposed library. From the sounds of it there are many different camps of thinking on this subject which is great. Of course there are many approaches that can be used. Perhaps we might want to talk a little more about the high end user

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Newbie Question? Any feature for classification?

2008-04-14 Thread Sampson, David
Saka, If you're wanting to use some open source languages in the .NET framework there are pythonNet http://pythonnet.sourceforge.net/ which might open up the Python Cartographic Library http://zmapserver.sourceforge.net/PCL/ I looked for something in the JAVA world, but no luck (does not

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] GPRS connection API

2008-04-14 Thread Sampson, David
Check out sourceforge.net and do and advanced search using GPRS and JAVA. Found 7 projects. http://sourceforge.net/search/index.php?words=%28%2BGPRS+%2B%22java%22%29type_of_search=softpmode=0words=%28%2BGPRS+%2B%22java%22%29Search=Search Most of them look like phone related projects, but I'm

[OSGeo-Discuss] Open Source Search and Rescue Software group

2008-02-04 Thread Sampson, David
Hey Folks, Two things. 1. I am looking for people interested in developing existing open source software for use in Search and Rescue. Specifically interested in mapping, but personnel management is definitely a part of that. One example of using GRASS in a SAR scenario includes

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open Geo Database

2008-01-23 Thread Sampson, David
On Jan 14, 2008 3:14 PM, Sampson, David [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hey Folks, Just wondering if there is still

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

2007-11-15 Thread Sampson, David
Alright, Here are some other thoughts. First off what about a open office (open base) type approach... This mimmics the ESRI MSAccess approach and seams to work well for non server environments. Also open office is a good environment for some basic applications. Next, what ever happened to the

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Integration test bed

2007-10-10 Thread Sampson, David
This could also be something a local chapter or local interest group might be able to provide. It's volunteering I know, but it's a thought if vendors aren't on board. Maybe for vendors the real question is how does my participation make me the most money. Answer that question and they might be

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Integration test bed

2007-10-09 Thread Sampson, David
What you are suggesting is similar to the OWS-4 put together by OGC (http://www.opengeospatial.org/pub/www/ows4/index.html) This approach might even be able to be setup and organized BEFORE the conference and maybe even have some role playing or mock-ups at the conference. Cheers -Original

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Ottawa Local Chapter meeting tomorrow

2007-04-17 Thread Sampson, David
GREAT, I saw a poster for Friday's Canadian Interoperability day at the Plaza hotel. I can't find much info about what it actually is, but I think I'm going to check it out if anyone else wants to meet up there. I think it might be a booth exhibit but maybe some other stuff including a talk