[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2022 - Code Sprint

2022-03-21 Thread andrea antonello via Discuss
Dear all!

Between August 27th and 28th the University of Florence will be stage for
the gathering of  developers, translators, power users and anyone
interested in their most important hands-on meeting of the year: the
codesprint of FOSS4G 2022

For those who wonder, a codesprint has the form of a community camp to
which everyone is invited to participate and contribute with her/his point
of view, ideas, open mindset and positive aura.

*This year we will invite seasoned community members to donate time* for
welcoming new members and introduce them to different projects or guide
them through the setup of the development environment or translation tools
and get started on the Foss4G journey.

Don’t miss out this opportunity to meet many like-minded people, have
stimulating chats and get some kick-start help.

*If you are interested to participate, please add your name and project to
this wiki page:*

https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2022/Community_sprint

The Organizing Team is looking forward to meeting you!

If you have questions/comments/ideas please let us know:
https://2022.foss4g.org/contact.php

On behalf of the Codesprint Organization Committee, Andrea
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Submit a workshop to FOSS4G 2022

2022-02-08 Thread andrea antonello via Discuss
Dear all, this is a quick reminder that February is the right month to
submit a workshop to FOSS4G 2022 and that the deadline is the 28th.
Apply and let the world know about your fantastic project.

Remember, for these hands-on trainings you can choose between the long
(4 hours) and short (2 hours) format.

For more information and how to apply: https://2022.foss4g.org/cfp-workshop.php

We hope to see your project represented at FOSS4G 2022.

On behalf of the Workshop Committee,
Andrea
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo web style guide

2018-12-05 Thread andrea antonello
Yes, let's bring it back on the right track!
Nicolás, this is an amazing work you have done! Looking forward to use it.
Thanks a ton!

Cheers,
Andrea

On Wed, Dec 5, 2018, 19:16 nicolas bozon  wrote:

> Hi,
>
> This thread is related to the work done on the web style guide folks, not
> to talk about FOSS4G-Asia !
> Please open a new thread to do so, or use the foss4g-asia mailing list
> please !
> Thanks,
>
> Nick
>
>
>
> Le mercredi 5 décembre 2018, Suchith Anand 
> a écrit :
>
>> Many thanks. I just came across the FOSS4G Asia Twitter at
>> https://twitter.com/Foss4GAsia and came across the amazing work on
>> locating open and low cost automatic weather stations in schools in Sri
>> Lanka to promote Climate Education. Thanks Maxi and colleagues for their
>> great work for this. This is an inspiration to all colleagues at COP24 now
>> to think ideas for the future
>> https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/gis-at-schools/
>> 
>>
>>
>> Best wishes,
>>
>>
>> Suchith
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> *From:* SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA 
>> *Sent:* 05 December 2018 12:27
>> *To:* sittichai choosumrong; Suchith Anand
>> *Cc:* OSGeo-Marketing; OSGeo Discussions
>> *Subject:* RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo web style guide
>>
>>
>> Wow! How many photos did you take? :-)
>>
>>
>> Sergio Acosta y Lara
>> Departamento de Geomática
>> Dirección Nacional de Topografía
>> Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
>> URUGUAY
>> (598)29157933 ints. 20329/20330
>> http://geoportal.mtop.gub.uy/
>>
>> --
>> *De:* Discuss  en nombre de sittichai
>> choosumrong 
>> *Enviado:* miércoles, 05 de diciembre de 2018 7:20
>> *Para:* Suchith Anand
>> *Cc:* OSGeo-Marketing; OSGeo Discussions
>> *Asunto:* Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo web style guide
>>
>> Hi Suchith,
>>
>> You can find the photo of foss4g asia 2018 here
>> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ntYuig9QLlx5G1nc4j1OgusTqZbsbqdo
>>
>> Best regards
>> sittichai
>>
>>
>> On 5 Dec 2018, at 13:41, Suchith Anand 
>> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Nick,
>>
>>
>> Thanks for this excellent updates from FOSS4G-Asia . Will it be possible
>> to send us some photos and summary of the event for GeoForAll newsletter.
>> Thanks.
>>
>>
>> Best wishes,
>>
>>
>> Suchith
>>
>>
>> --
>> *From:* Discuss  on behalf of nicolas
>> bozon 
>> *Sent:* 05 December 2018 07:10
>> *To:* OSGeo-Marketing; OSGeo Discussions
>> *Subject:* [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo web style guide
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Greetings from the FOSS4G-Asia code sprint in Colombo, Sri Lanka !
>>
>> Taking advantage of this session to finally wrap up and publish a very
>> first version of the OSGeo style guide as HTML.
>>
>> This is an entry point to our branding material, aimed at providing
>> guidelines in a more accessible way (only PDF is available for now).
>>
>> A preview of the style guide is available here:
>> https://nbozon.github.io/OSGeo/styleguide/
>>
>> Code is available here:
>>
>> https://github.com/nbozon/osgeo/tree/OSGeo-styleguide/marketing/branding/styleguide
>>
>>
>> This is built on top of mdwiki
>> , using markdown as a simple
>> structure, rendered with Javascript only.
>> As markdown styling capabilities are limited, you may notice that i had
>> to include quite a bit of inline HTML to make it work and meet the
>> guidelines (for proper use of fonts, colors, reponsive images...). A
>> specific CSS file was also written with love to make it as shiny as
>> possible :)
>>
>> This is a first version that needs your feedbacks and remarks to be
>> completed. I hope we as Marketing Committee can work together to review,
>> correct, enhance and make it live.
>> Please review and comment on the dedicated PR available here:
>> https://github.com/OSGeo/osgeo/pull/208
>>
>> The initial idea (discussed earlier this year with Jeffrey and Jody)
>> would be to host this work on a subdomain such as https://brand.osgeo.org
>> that should become the entry point to all the material and guidelines we
>> have on Github. I would be happy to collaborate with Marketing and SAC to
>> make this happen.
>>
>> Code sprint is coming to and end now, all ready for lunch !
>> This was an awesome FOSS4G-Asia event this week, and i would like to
>> deeply thank the Sri Lankan LOC again for the great work they did and
>> perfect organization they provided.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Nick
>>
>>
>>
>>
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Foss4g Dar es Salaam - Accommodations

2018-06-03 Thread andrea antonello
Dear Mark,

> I’m sorry to hear that you’re having issues - first of all, we have published 
> guidance for travelling in Dar es Salaam:
> https://2018.foss4g.org/attending/#visiting-dar. This includes advice and 
> awareness on the local environment, first of all - please do not be afraid! 
> Safety is a priority for us!

thank you!

I read the guide, which is why I want to send a lonley travellng woman
to the accommodation in which most foss4g people are :-)

> To directly respond to you:
>
> You can book additional nights on our booking system.
> We will be using 3* Peacock Hotel/Holiday Inn, 4* Ramada/Southern Sun, 5* 
> Serena/Hyatt.
>
> The ambiguity with hotels is that we have arrangements with them for our 
> attendees and will assign hotels
> once they’ve been purchased -this is at their request. We would prefer that 
> you book through ourselves as we
> have negotiated special rates with each of the hotels - we will then fill 
> these accordingly.

Ok, still it would be good to know where most of the foss4g people
will go. If it is not appropriate to do it in the mailinglist, does
anyone have a good (and quick) idea? :-)

Thanks,
Andrea



> Other very good hotels are available in the city centre, these include the 
> Golden Tulip, Harbour View suites, Best Western, and the New Africa Hotel.
>
> Best,
>
> Mark
>
>
>
> On 3 Jun 2018, at 10:35, andrea antonello  wrote:
>
> Hi all,
> I am having some issues wiht the accommodations page for the foss4g:
> https://2018.foss4g.or.tz/EventManagement/public/e/1/foss4g-2018-dar-es-salaam
>
> Our company is going to send a lady to the conference and we would be
> happy to know her safe (expecially roaming around at night) with many
> other foss4g-issers.
>
> Problem 1: we have a workshop at the 27th and all the packages start the 28th
> Problem 2: it is not clear before registering which hotels will be used
>
> So I am sending out a help request to those that already chose: where
> are you staying?
>
> Thank you!
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Foss4g Dar es Salaam - Accommodations

2018-06-03 Thread andrea antonello
Hi all,
I am having some issues wiht the accommodations page for the foss4g:
https://2018.foss4g.or.tz/EventManagement/public/e/1/foss4g-2018-dar-es-salaam

Our company is going to send a lady to the conference and we would be
happy to know her safe (expecially roaming around at night) with many
other foss4g-issers.

Problem 1: we have a workshop at the 27th and all the packages start the 28th
Problem 2: it is not clear before registering which hotels will be used

So I am sending out a help request to those that already chose: where
are you staying?

Thank you!
Andrea
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] osgeo logo svg - empty drawing

2017-12-27 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Martin,

> 2017-12-27 8:54 GMT+01:00 andrea antonello <andrea.antone...@gmail.com>:
>>> I am searching for official OSGeo logo in SVG format. I found [1], but
>>> when I open this file in Inkscape or Firefox I just see empty (white)
>>> drawing. BTW,
>>
>> create a big big rectangle of any color. Put it in background and
>> tada: here it is :-)
>> The logo is white, so you have to place it on a background to see it.
>> But export should work.
>
> thanks for investigation:-) So if you want to put on your website
> OSGeo logo in SVG format than you need to modify it?

No, that is why it is "hidden". So you export it without modifying it.

> I am still
> missing the point of hidden logo.

it is not hidden, it is white (on white background, so it looks
hidden). Look at the file names, there are other ones.

Ciao,
Andrea


>
>>> I was surprised that logo of organization that supports open source
>>> software development is using for promo materials proprietary
>>> software.
>>
>> Well, even if I basically agree, the format is open and accessible.
>
> [...]
>
> Martin
>
> --
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> http://geo.fsv.cvut.cz/gwiki/Landa
> http://gismentors.cz/mentors/landa
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] osgeo logo svg - empty drawing

2017-12-26 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Martin,

> I am searching for official OSGeo logo in SVG format. I found [1], but
> when I open this file in Inkscape or Firefox I just see empty (white)
> drawing. BTW,

create a big big rectangle of any color. Put it in background and
tada: here it is :-)
The logo is white, so you have to place it on a background to see it.
But export should work.

> 
> 
>
> I was surprised that logo of organization that supports open source
> software development is using for promo materials proprietary
> software.

Well, even if I basically agree, the format is open and accessible.

ciao,
Andrea



>
> Martin
>
> [1] 
> https://raw.githubusercontent.com/OSGeo/osgeo/master/marketing/branding/logo/osgeo-logo-white.svg
>
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Board Nominations: Second the nominations of: Helena Mitasova, Dirk Frigne, Astrid Emde, Jeff McKennas

2017-10-09 Thread andrea antonello
I would like to second the nominations of Helena Mitasova, Dirk
Frigne, Astrid Emde and Jeff McKenna

To keep it very short, the first two, because I see them as strong
representers of the Academic and Business world, which is great. The
Latter two because they represent the essence of what I think should
be open source geospatial community.

Cheers,
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Nominating Jody Garnett to serve another term as an OSGeo Board member

2017-10-06 Thread andrea antonello
I also would like to second Jody's nomination.

Jody has the right mind and heart for this. He understands the big
picture and inter-community issues... and even if I don't always agree
with him, I trust him with doing what is best. :-)

Cheers,
Andrea



On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 6:30 AM, Ben Caradoc-Davies  wrote:
> I second this nomination. In addition to his many other successes, Jody is
> an outstanding mentor and recruiter of new OSGeo participants, and has by
> example taught others to do the same. Jody has grown OSGeo's most valuable
> resource: people.
>
> Kind regards,
> Ben.
>
> On 06/10/17 10:42, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>
>> Dear CRO,
>>
>> I would like to nominate Jody Garnett to serve on the OSGeo Board for
>> another 2 year term. If I were to select a few words to describe Jody's last
>> term I'd say that he has been:
>>
>> Impactful, insightful; inspiring to others; leading by example;
>> experienced in the ways that open source communities work; prepared to
>> tackle the less exciting problems; encouraging; practical and realistic.
>> Jody's contributions to the OSGeo board has been hugely valuable to date,
>> and I'm incredibly grateful that he has accepted to run for another term.
>>
>> For background: Jody has served on the OSGeo board for 2 years, he chairs
>> the OSGeo Incubation committee, was on the FOSS4G 2007 and FOSS4G 2009
>> organising committees, has presented regularly at conferences and workshops,
>> is on the Project Steering Committees for UDig, GeoTools, GeoServer, and is
>> a regular contributor to numerous OSGeo email lists.
>>
>> Warm regards,
>> Cameron Shorter
>>
>
> --
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> Director
> Transient Software Limited 
> New Zealand
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Proposal for the listing of projects in our new web site

2017-08-22 Thread andrea antonello
As member of a mini-micro-company, I will also add my 2 cents.

[...]
> From the standpoint of an organization looking for a provider, size may also
> be important, a larger company
> typically has a better financial footing (mandatory in certain types of
> contracts), and possibly a more diversified experience
> among its ranks. Also, it might happen that the customer is looking for a
> certain experience with the provider
> (e.g, matching or getting closer to its own size, or looking for the more
> industrial vs the more "boutique"
> approach).
> So... what about reporting the size of the company among the other
> information, even if it is
> not the primary classifier? The size could be reported as classes to lessen
> the chore of maintaing such
> information (e.g, "1-5", "5-20", "20-50", "50+", just thinking out loud
> here)

I agree with Andrea. I do not feel alienated due to the size of my
company. In fact many times the size is a choice and it might even be
a positive factor for certain scenarios.

I like the classes approach proposed here.

Cheers,
Andrea
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Non-precise framing can hurt the community

2017-08-18 Thread andrea antonello
Dear Mark,

> We (Eclipse Foundation -LocationTech) are 'not against it' ! I repeat; not 
> againstdid I mention 'not'?
>
> GPL is approved by OSI, just like the EPL. We are on the same team. The word 
> 'against' suggests we are at odds with each other over this. Which we are 
> not, never have been and never will be.
>
> Our members (businesses, academia, NGO's) work with/on projects that 
> incorporate various licenses. Individual choices depend on 'the right tools 
> for the job'. Developers work on projects and in communities that encompass a 
> wide spectrum of licenses.
> End-users (the ones that fund so many of open spatial projects) determine and 
> decide which tools will suit their purposes. And they love our community's 
> versatility to meet their demands. Thus furthering the overall success of 
> open spatial IT in the world.
> The present full spectrum of projects provides a compelling, comprehensive 
> storyline as is demonstrated by an increasing number of implementations. 
> Worldwide, across industry verticals, profits, non-profits, etc etc.
>
> Hope this clarifies and let's together move forward!

I understand what you mean and I am sure no one is against any other,
the GPL problem is a big one and it goes on for years now.
Since I am not sure where we are now with that GPL-EPL thing, I take
the chance to ask if anyone knows about it.
Years ago I took the time and effort to try to understand and write
both the Eclipse Foundation and the FSF, and the result of all that,
which was heavily impacting my contribution in open source, is
summarized here:
http://jgrasstechtips.blogspot.it/2015/06/epl-gpl-discussion-from-2011.html

Maybe many will not care or don't see the problem, but the integration
of GPL and EPL projects is not possible (without an exception clause
that needs to gather any connected Author, which is often a too high
burden), and I see part of the point Sandro is making.

And I would love to see this integration happen,
Cheers,
Andrea




>
> Kind regards,
> Marc Vloemans
>
>
>> Op 18 aug. 2017 om 11:25 heeft Sandro Santilli  het volgende 
>> geschreven:
>>
>>> On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 09:19:52PM +0200, Helmut Kudrnovsky wrote:
>>>
>>> Will locationtech also promote OSGeo projects?
>>
>> This is an interesting question, especially as LocationTech is
>> against GPL-licensed projects (like GRASS, QGIS, PostGIS)
>>
>> --strk;
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] OSGeo is the host of FOSS4G not a guest

2017-07-03 Thread andrea antonello
Hi all,
I completely agree with Massimiliano. There is a huge difference
between host and sponsor.

That said, I understand Brad's points and also would never want for
this to end in additional costs.

But this should be considered as something to keep well in mind.

Regards,
Andrea







On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 1:17 AM, Puneet Kishor  wrote:
> As a (nominal) Charter Member, I personally couldn't care about this issue. 
> As long as everyone involved is for the same higher purpose, who is 
> sponsoring who or supporting what is just details. Move on and focus on the 
> bigger tasks.
>
>> On Jul 2, 2017, at 5:47 PM, Brad Hards  wrote:
>>
>> Professor Cannata,
>>
>>> Your answer clarifies that OSGeo has not paid for being listed as sponsor.
>>>
>>> This doesn't change my idea that OSGeo shouldn't be listed as a sponsor an
>>> thus
>>>
>>> I renew my request to the board for removing OSGeo from that list and from
>>> any material listing OSGeo together (at the same level and/or same list of
>>> sponsors).
>>>
>>> That's because the marketing message it brings is clearly undesired and not
>>> respectful of the true.
>>
>> I'm not a charter member or associated with the FOSS4G organisers, but having
>> attended a FOSS4G event and having been part of a volunteer conference
>> organisation, I respectfully ask that you reconsider. This is a very late
>> change to a lot of conference materials, and at a particularly bad time for
>> the organisers.
>>
>> In software terms, I'm not suggesting that your proposal isn't a valid 
>> change,
>> just that it is too late in the release cycle.
>>
>> If nothing else, consider the environmental impact of all that stuff being
>> junked.
>>
>> Brad
>>
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2016] Board nomination for Vasile Craciunescu

2016-09-20 Thread andrea antonello
I absolutely support Vasile's nomination.

Vasile is a member of the community that is able to put a huge
positive energy in Osgeo.

Glad to hear he stands for nomination,
Best regards,
Andrea


On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 10:38 PM, Jorge Sanz  wrote:
> Forwarding Vasile Crăciunescu's nomination for the Board of Directors by
> Gérald Fenoy.
>
> All the best
>
> --
> Jorge Sanz
> CRO 2016
>
> -- Mensaje reenviado --
> De: "Fenoy Gerald" 
> Fecha: 13 sept. 2016 15:55
> Asunto: Board nomination for Vasile Craciunescu
> Para: "Vasile Craciunescu" 
> Cc:
>
>> Dear Cro,
>> please find bellow the nomination for Vasile for this year election of
>> OSGeo Board of Director.
>>
>> I would like to nominate Vasile Craciunescu for this year election. Vasile
>> is a researcher at Romanian National Meteorological Administration, he is
>> organizing conferences and workshops using the OSGeo technology and is a
>> convinced and convincing FOSS4G promoter. He is very active in the Romanian
>> community, he is one of the founder of the OSGeo romanian local chapter and
>> always bring many members to the FOSS4G, to both local and international
>> editions. Vasile was one of the pioneer, with Jachym, of the FoSS4G-Europe
>> conferences after he had organized the second edition the FOSS4G-CEE in his
>> country in Bucharest. He has taken responsibilities in many technical tasks
>> for the board to accomplish his task and to facilitate the work of every
>> board members. He has a good experience in working and leading research
>> projects, he is the Romanian representative in Copernicus User Forum (the
>> European Earth observation programme) and the representative of Meteo
>> Romania at OGC.
>>
>> Vasile has proven his dedication to OSGeo over the year and, by competing
>> again, he is proving, one more time, his dedication to the foundation.
>>
>> Vasile is a community leader and as such should be part of the Board of
>> Director.
>>
>> All the best,
>>
>>
>> Gérald Fenoy
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Djay
>>
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2016] Board Nomination for Maria Brovelli

2016-09-20 Thread andrea antonello
Needless to say that such an important nomination can only be supported.

The huge experience of Maria in Osgeo/Foss4g matters will be gold for
the ecosystem.

Best regards,
Andrea Antonello






On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 12:08 PM, Jorge Sanz <js...@osgeo.org> wrote:
> Forwarding Maria Brovelli nomination to the board of directors by
> Helena Mitasova
>
> Best,
> Jorge
> CRO 2016
>
>
>
> -- Forwarded message --
> From: Helena Mitasova <hmit...@ncsu.edu>
> Date: 9 September 2016 at 05:07
> Subject: nomination of Maria Brovelli
> To: c...@osgeo.org
> Cc: Maria Antonia Brovelli <maria.brove...@polimi.it>
>
>
> Maria Brovelli
> maria.brove...@polimi.it
> Italy
>
> I would like to nominate Professor Maria Brovelli for the board of directors.
> She is very well know in the community for her passion for open source
> software and open data,
> leader of numerous initiatives, including the latest outreach to United 
> Nations,
> hosting FOSS4G Europe in 2015 and organizing several open source and
> open data sessions
> at the ISPRS congres in Prague in 2016.
> Her leadership and contributions to OSGeo were recognized by Sol Katz
> award in 2015
> and she is on the advisory board and one of the regional directors of
> GeoForAll initiative.
> She advised many students who made significant contributions to
> several OSGeo projects
> including GRASS GIS and understands both the community building and
> the software development issues.
> I feel strongly that she will be able to take on the challenging tasks
> and often complex
> decision making that comes with the the board of directors membership
> given her experience as
> Vice Rector for the Como Campus of Politecnico di Milano. See her page
> for more information
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Maria
>
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2016] Board Nomination for Massimiliano Cannata

2016-09-20 Thread andrea antonello
I strongly support Massimiliano's nomination and am glad he stands for it.
I think his attention for both the academic and business side of
things is a great asset for our community.

Regards,
Andrea Antonello



On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 9:40 PM, Jorge Sanz <js...@osgeo.org> wrote:
> Find below Massimiliano Cannata nomination to the Board of Directors by
> Gérald Fenoy.
>
> Best
> Jorge
> CRO 2016
>
> -- Mensaje reenviado --
> De: "Fenoy Gerald" <gerald.fe...@geolabs.fr>
> Fecha: 9 sept. 2016 15:39
> Asunto: Board nomination
> Para: "Vasile Craciunescu" <c...@osgeo.org>
> Cc:
>
>> Dear Cro,
>> please find bellow my nomination.
>>
>> Hello OSGeo community,
>> I would like to nominate Massimiliano Cannata aka "Maxi" from Switzerland
>> as board member.
>>
>> Maxi is the leader of the geomatic division from the institute of Earth
>> Sciences SUPSI. I had the pleasure of working with Maxi on the OSGeo board
>> and greatly admire his dedication to the OSGeo community, logical approach
>> and a keen knack of getting things done. He is deeply involved in OSGeo and
>> FOSS4G at various level and is always willing to help and provide his
>> relevant input on so many different topics, which sounds very important for
>> a board member. He has proved his dedication to OSGeo during his term by
>> being always constructive in the discussion and taking part of various
>> committees, such as the United Nations committee for which he is now the
>> co-chair. He is also involved in various projects at various level, the
>> first which come to my mind is the istSOS project that he is leading with
>> his team and his growing community, a workshop for istSOS is handled every
>> year for at least 3 years during the FOSS4G. He is also involved in the
>> ZOO-Project PSC since 2010 and was in the GRASS PSC from 2006 to 2016. His
>> amazing knowledge about how things works in OSGeo or should work for the
>> better, his dedication and his capability to work and discuss openly with
>> different kind of people prove that he is a real asset for the OSGeo board.
>>
>> His personal OSGeo wiki page can be found here [1]
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> [1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Massimiliano_Cannata
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Gérald Fenoy
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Djay
>>
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Help on patent infringement claim

2016-04-12 Thread andrea antonello
Thanks to everybody that gave contributions to this.

I will post some updates.

Cheers,
Andrea





On Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 7:30 PM, SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA <
sergio.acostayl...@mtop.gub.uy> wrote:

> A really worrisome topic...
>
>
> Sergio Acosta y Lara
> Departamento de Geomática
> Dirección Nacional de Topografía
> Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
> URUGUAY
> --
> *De:* Discuss <discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org> en nombre de Jody Garnett
> <jody.garn...@gmail.com>
> *Enviado:* viernes, 08 de abril de 2016 12:56
> *Para:* andrea antonello
> *Cc:* ML osgeo discuss
> *Asunto:* Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Help on patent infringement claim
>
> That is terrible Andrea, and not at all off topic - it is one of the
> reasons we have OSGeo as as software foundation.  I also really respect the
> open innovation network and their approach.
>
> While I have built a couple systems as you describe they were after to
> 2000 date.
>
> --
> Jody Garnett
>
> On 8 April 2016 at 06:09, andrea antonello <andrea.antone...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Dear all,
>> this might be slightly off-topic (I think not).
>>
>> In a couple of companies a few years ago we developed a fleet tracking
>> software all based on open source software.
>> The mobile android part is basically a customization of geopaparazzi, the
>> server side base on the usual open webmapping stuff (bare with me on this
>> oversemplification).
>>
>> The project had some internal issues and we never really came to an
>> official release, even if the website went online to be used for commercial
>> purposes.
>>
>> A few weeks ago we were contacted by one of those "innovating" companies
>> that do nothing else than buying patents and search project from which they
>> can gather money.
>>
>> Needless to say that our project has been targeted.
>>
>> HydroloGIS, our company, is part of the Open Invention Network, so we
>> first asked them for support. It is obvious that a small company as ours
>> gets scared quickly from a letter claiming patent infringement and possible
>> litigations.
>>
>> We are now trying to document the (very superficial) claims we got (like
>> having a map - Openstreetmap - visualized on a device), as OIN suggested us
>> to. One more thing we have been asked, is to gather as many articles,
>> scientific or not, that deal with what the patent claims and that might be
>> dated before the patent's date (patent has been filed in 09/2000 and
>> granted in 11/2007).
>>
>> I know it is a long shot, but maybe some of you have already had to do
>> with this and might be able to help, send some references.
>> For reference the patents are:
>> US 6754580 B1
>> EP 1218697 B1
>>
>> Basically it is a system to track vehicles made up of a client (mobile
>> device) and a server application.
>> If you have papers, articles, anything related to that at hand, please
>> let me know.
>>
>> Thanks for any help,
>> Cheers,
>> Andrea
>>
>>
>>
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[OSGeo-Discuss] Help on patent infringement claim

2016-04-08 Thread andrea antonello
Dear all,
this might be slightly off-topic (I think not).

In a couple of companies a few years ago we developed a fleet tracking
software all based on open source software.
The mobile android part is basically a customization of geopaparazzi, the
server side base on the usual open webmapping stuff (bare with me on this
oversemplification).

The project had some internal issues and we never really came to an
official release, even if the website went online to be used for commercial
purposes.

A few weeks ago we were contacted by one of those "innovating" companies
that do nothing else than buying patents and search project from which they
can gather money.

Needless to say that our project has been targeted.

HydroloGIS, our company, is part of the Open Invention Network, so we first
asked them for support. It is obvious that a small company as ours gets
scared quickly from a letter claiming patent infringement and possible
litigations.

We are now trying to document the (very superficial) claims we got (like
having a map - Openstreetmap - visualized on a device), as OIN suggested us
to. One more thing we have been asked, is to gather as many articles,
scientific or not, that deal with what the patent claims and that might be
dated before the patent's date (patent has been filed in 09/2000 and
granted in 11/2007).

I know it is a long shot, but maybe some of you have already had to do with
this and might be able to help, send some references.
For reference the patents are:
US 6754580 B1
EP 1218697 B1

Basically it is a system to track vehicles made up of a client (mobile
device) and a server application.
If you have papers, articles, anything related to that at hand, please let
me know.

Thanks for any help,
Cheers,
Andrea
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GSOC Query

2016-02-20 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Yogesh,


> I took a look at the potential projects for GSOC 2016 and I found gvSIG to
> be synchronizing with my area of expertise and interest.Can anyone help me
> to find the codebase of it so that I can start looking into it?
>

you can get help for that on the gvSIG developers list. It is best if you
ask directly there.

This is the page to the mailinglists of gvSIG:
http://www.gvsig.com/en/web/guest/community/mailing-lists

Regards,
Andrea
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo/LocationTech relationship

2015-11-16 Thread andrea antonello
Thanks for this Steven,

> Please don’t assume that the lack of response to your FAQ means that it is
> widely accepted.
>
> I think that you need to recognise the concerns that have been expressed in
> the various threads (whether you consider them valid or not)  and seek to
> address them through discussions which are almost certainly best held
> between the officers of LT and OSGeo not via an email list.
>
> The voting period for 2017 is nearly over, once the result has been
> announced let’s try to move forward in a cooperative manner.

I totally agree with this.

To be honest I had my hands itching at least 100 times during this
discussion and I am so glad I didn't write out of passion.
Also, the reason why I didn't enter the discussion, is that many
already had expressed at least partially what I was thinking (mostly
Massimiliano and Jeff).

But I honestly do not see how a discussion around such a complex topic
can be solved on a mailinglist.

I am voting for someone to represent me at a certain level and I find
that this discussion should be brought to a different level than a
public discussion mailinglist, in which some people might bump in
pushed by passion/anger.

Given how some people/organizations have felt offended in the thread,
I think this is the moment in which this should be taken to the
"officers of LT and OSGeo", as Steven wisely proposes.

All the best,
Andrea






> __
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>
>
>
>
>
> From: Andrea Ross 
> Date: 15 November 2015 at 17:35:37 GMT
> To: discuss@lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo/LocationTech relationship
>
>
> Jeff,
>
> Again, you make statements like you have below about me/LocationTech
> smoothly courting/calculated/etc going after OSGeo's only source of revenue.
> Perhaps you would like to present your evidence for making such negative
> statements?
>
> Bear in mind that the ample evidence to the contrary is public. Dave &
> Robert have told their stories about how & why they LocationTech as a
> conference organizer for their 2017 bids. Michael Terner shared his story
> too. There was nothing untoward involved, and everything has been talked
> about publicly.
>
> The budget details for those bids are public too and as generous as a
> conservative budget allows. The payment is very much in line with the best
> payments ever received from a FOSS4G, and OSGeo is not on the hook for a
> loss should one occur.
>
> Making such assertions with no evidence to back them up, against much
> evidence to the contrary is unfounded and very unprofessional.
>
> The FAQ we published publicly makes the motives very clear. People like
> myself, Dave McIlhagga, Jody Garnett, and many others have been deeply
> involved in OSGeo & FOSS4G since the beginning in many capacities. (so were
> the Founders of LocationTech for what that's worth) All of what we have done
> is public record. We never left the community. We care about FOSS4G and care
> how it is run. We are valued members of the FOSS4G & OSGeo communities, have
> equal right to participate, and not the invading outsiders you are
> attempting to portray us as.
>
>
> Again, you imply something untoward regarding why LocationTech was founded
> and exists. It was created & exists to fill a gap. And 3 years on it is
> doing a pretty good job of that. As I have said, I am not aware of any harm
> to OSGeo that has come from LocationTech. There was much goodness specified
> clearly in the FAQ stating plainly how LocationTech has helped OSGeo. You
> are welcome to share your evidence to the contrary.
>
> As just one more example we didn't put in the FAQ, after a  very successful
> FOSS4G NA 2015, $6K USD was paid to OSGeo from LocationTech to help support
> it. The money was provided with no strings attached for OSGeo to spend how
> it see's fit.
>
> Collaboration happens between OSGeo & LocationTech every day without fuss.
> People shuffle back and forth across the imaginary border without even
> thinking about it. It is one ecosystem.
>
> I wish you'd see & acknowledge the goodness and positive things from
> LocationTech. At the very least, without any evidence of anything negative,
> you should really stop.
>
> Andrea
>
> On 13/11/15 14:24, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>
> Hi Andrea,
>
> You seem to value the OSGeo community so much, so much in fact that you
> would smoothly court all 3 of our bidders for OSGeo's only source of revenue
> and publicity all year, our beloved global FOSS4G event.  It is true that it
> is "ridiculous", from an organization that (apparently formerly) focused on
> commerce, to ask OSGeo to pay you (90,000 USD), to take control of OSGeo's
> only event (worth 1,000,000 USD), and then think that this is a fine since
> you offer (my answer: a polite no thank you) of handling losses for OSGeo's
> FOSS4G event, in maybe one of the strongest regions for attendees in the
> world?  If we are speaking of commerce, this doesn't make sense.
>
> I think Maxi said it well, that we 

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GSoC 2015 - istSOS ideas

2015-02-19 Thread andrea antonello
Dear Hamish, Margherita,
as requested you can find here our JGrasstools proposal page for this
year's Gsoc.

https://github.com/moovida/jgrasstools/wiki/Google-Summer-of-Code-ideas-2015

We would love to participate again under the OSGeo umbrella.


All the best,
Andrea





On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 3:19 PM, Even Rouault
even.roua...@spatialys.com wrote:
 Le mercredi 18 février 2015 15:14:07, Massimiliano Cannata a écrit :
 Dear Margherita,
 as required by OSGeo at the page
 http://sourceforge.net/p/istsos/wiki/GSoC%20ideas%202015/
 you can find 3 ideas for GSoC 2015 participation of istSOS within the OSGeo
 umbrella.

 Please let me know if further steps are required.

 And for the GDAL project:
 http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/SummerOfCode


 Ciao,
 Maxi

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2014] Nomination for Silvia Franceschi

2014-07-27 Thread andrea antonello
I also second this nomination.
I'm working with Silvia every day and know she is keen to open source
software, particularly when it comes to developing countries.

She has contributed a lot to the uDig, JGrasstools and Geopaparazzi project.

Even if she sometimes wears the developer clothes to do environmental
modelling, I think her greatest skills are in project planning and
coordination (apart of being a GIS super power user), which makes her
in my opinion a good asset for the Osgeo community.

Andrea




On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 12:02 PM, Frank Gasdorf
fg...@users.sourceforge.net wrote:
 I second this nomination and would love to see Silvia as a charter Member!
 - Frank

 Am 27.07.2014 09:33 schrieb Jorge Sanz js...@osgeo.org:

 Forwarding Silvia Franceschi nomination by Venka

 Cheers
 Jorge

 -- Forwarded message --
 From: Venkatesh Raghavan
 Date: 2014-07-26 9:44 GMT+02:00
 Subject: Nomination for Silvia Franceschi
 To: OSGeo Chief Returning Officer c...@osgeo.org, Silvia Franceschi


 Hi Jorge,

 It is my pleasure to nominate  Silvia Franceschi[1] [2] for OSGeo
 Charter membership.
 Active contributor to several FOSS4G projects and also international
 community
 particulatrly in Africa. She is a co-founder of HydroloGIS where she
 develops and uses
 JGrassTools, uDig, Geopaparazzi for practical applications.
 Her commitment and passion for all-things-FOSS4G is second to none.

 Venka

 [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Silvia_franceschi
 [2]
 https://sites.google.com/a/hydrologis.com/hydrologis-environmental-engineering-en/azienda



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Funded projects using FOSS4G tools with respect to water management

2014-07-25 Thread andrea antonello
I will add one more, quite focused toolset: The nettools plugins for uDig.

The Nettools plugins enable uDig for analyses of both water management
systems and storm water networks. It has been used in Italy for
professional works and also in developing countries as for example
Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Their home is here: https://bitbucket.org/moovida/nettools/wiki/Home

It is supported by HydroloGIS and the C.U.D.A.M. of the University of
Trento, Faculty of Engineering (http://web.unitn.it/en/cudam).

Some docs:
http://jgrasstechtips.blogspot.com/search/label/nettools
http://www.slideshare.net/moovida/strumenti-open-source-per-la-gestione-delle-reti-urbane

The simplest way to install it is on windows through the osgeo for
windows installer: http://download.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/osgeo4w-setup.exe

Best regards,
Andrea



On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 6:55 PM, Mauricio Miranda mmira...@osgeo.org wrote:
 Wow!!! Thank you so much folks!

 With all these examples plus what I've found digging the internet I have
 around 20 use cases of FOSS4G applied to water management around the world.

 I guess that's good enough, I'll show the people that FOSS4G rocks!

 Thanks again,

 Mauri

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[OSGeo-Discuss] las spec doubt

2013-10-31 Thread andrea antonello
Hi everyone, I hope this is not OT.
I wanted to ask a short advice on a las file content problem.

I wanted to get a short comment about how GPS Week Time is seen in the
las format.

Let's assume the las file format is prior to 1.2, so no encoding
information is available to open possibility for adjusted gps time.

In that case, is it so that the Gps Week Time is just the seconds in
the week, without any information about the week?
I was under the assumption that the format of GPS Week Time would be
week.time as content of the double, hence giving a full timestamp
information.

I can't find a document exactly specifying this, the las specs just
state: GPS Time: The GPS time is the double floating point time tag
value at which the point was acquired.

It is interesting, since I often found the header's date not being
accurate (and seems to reflect the file modification date), making it
impossible for me to define a unique timestamp.

Thanks for any comment, or link to docs.
Andrea
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] las spec doubt

2013-10-31 Thread andrea antonello
Fair enough,
will ask there.

Cheers,
Andrea

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 4:24 PM, Howard Butler how...@hobu.co wrote:

 On Oct 31, 2013, at 2:38 AM, andrea antonello andrea.antone...@gmail.com 
 wrote:

 Hi everyone, I hope this is not OT.
 I wanted to ask a short advice on a las file content problem.

 I wanted to get a short comment about how GPS Week Time is seen in the
 las format.

 Let's assume the las file format is prior to 1.2, so no encoding
 information is available to open possibility for adjusted gps time.

 In that case, is it so that the Gps Week Time is just the seconds in
 the week, without any information about the week?
 I was under the assumption that the format of GPS Week Time would be
 week.time as content of the double, hence giving a full timestamp
 information.

 I can't find a document exactly specifying this, the las specs just
 state: GPS Time: The GPS time is the double floating point time tag
 value at which the point was acquired.

 It is interesting, since I often found the header's date not being
 accurate (and seems to reflect the file modification date), making it
 impossible for me to define a unique timestamp.

 Thanks for any comment, or link to docs.

 This item is quite off-topic for this mailing list. I suggest emailing the 
 following google group for access to more LAS implementors and knowledgable 
 folks.

 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lasroom

 Howard

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Evolving FOSS4G [was: FOSS4G 2013 Nottingham Update ]

2013-05-11 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Adrian,
I hope I will not break your thread/thought with my considerations.

But I think you are right, it is all about evolution.
Let me explain. And I am not arguing or whatever, I am really just
trying to find my place in the osgeo world :)

I develop for scientific open source project since around 2000, and
have attended quite some conferences, as well as given quite some
training courses. And have also contributed to organize local chapter
meetings (I am saying that because of the bad attitude of people to
accuse others to not volunteer enough, which in my opinion is really a
bad way to break the discussion - no one should judge here). If it
doesn't mean anything, then at least it means experience.

I remember conferences that were about sharing for the purpose of
sharing. And if recently the only time I got to give a workshop was in
Cape Town, then there is a reason. The reason is that that market was
of no interest of the big players. It has been a terrific experience,
way better than other conferences, it was like getting back to the old
days :) Things have obviously changed and it is most probably right
so.

The fact that I brought my company to Foss4g many times was not for
pure commercial reasons, but maybe that way of believing in open
source is a leftover from when I could more easily do it because
working at a University.

I missed the last 2 foss4g (well technically 1) for a couple of
reason. Not being exactly cheap, I would at least need to find
interest in what I am going to show. Which didn't happen and I am
struggling to understand what my place (but also that of many others I
assume) should be. I know there is interest for what we do and I know
it is important to share it and compare it and talk about it. For
example if we are doing advanced hydrology and geomorphology and the
highlight right now is showing a heatmap online, then it is clear that
the misplaced person here is me. Which is why the last two years we
went to the Foss4gcee instead and found more what we were looking for.

I apologize if I wasn't able to explain exactly what I mean, but more
threw thoughts in the thread. It might be I am a dinosaurs already...
good thing is that in osgeo they never die, they just find a new place
:)

Cheers,
Andrea







On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 7:31 PM, Adrian Custer acus...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hey all,

 Congratulations and good wishes to the organizers of FOSS4G 2013, and many
 thanks for all the hard work. I'm sure the attendees (unfortunately,
 probably not me) will benefit greatly. This critique is not actually
 directed towards you; it is towards all of us and probably really for 2014
 or later.




 We need to evolve FOSS4G to make it more effective at doing all the
 disparate things it is attempting to accomplish. The dissatisfaction
 expressed in the original mailing list thread, which I have shared for years
 now, reflects a tension that is becoming increasingly deep.

 The FOSS4G community has grown up. The feel in Lausanne was of a hacker
 conference, a bunch of young developers and users building and learning from
 each other how to make and use software for a better tomorrow. Users,
 developers, everyone was on an equal footing. By Barcelona that feeling had
 changed; there were 'presenters' and 'audiences', the commercial side was
 strong. Formal recognition came primarily to those 'presenting'; certain
 projects or companies were visibly 'blessed' mostly because they were either
 the first movers or were within the OSGeo umbrella, others were excluded or
 simply absent. As a consequence, the conference was more professional and
 was was probably more effective at presenting each project that gave a talk
 but it lost a lot as well, it had less community feel, was less whacky,
 favoured the commercial over the free-time projects, was more exclusive.

 This is obviously partly that we have all changed. 'Free software' is now
 fully legimate, 'Open standards' are increasingly the accepted norm,
 software exists for most of our basic needs with new stuff is coming out all
 the time.

 However, if organizers want to build a FOSS4G which builds communitarian
 spirit as well as being professional, which gives center stage to mature
 products but invites the whacky as well, which brings in everyone rather
 than blessing winners and excluding others, FOSS4G needs to evolve its
 design.

 Easy to say, the question is 'how?'. Well, first, let's get a better handle
 on the tension, the why, then I'll throw out some ideas about how to address
 it.




 Who are the FOSS4Gers?

 We are a mixed bunch and probably each of us is a mix of these labels.
 However, I build up mythical single purpose 'geo-actors' to be able to get a
 list of different needs. I surely have missed some labels as well, but have
 hit many and thereby have gathered a diverse list of principles.



 The Geo-doers, those actually doing stuff with the software, infrastructure,
 and data developed, like activists and 

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2013 Nottingham Update

2013-05-10 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Barry,

 The workshop selection process was handed to our workshop subcommittee
 - I've asked them to respond to these issues here on the mailing list
 and personally to you two if that's necessary.

thanks, an open answer is perfectly fine for me. I am not arguing, I
am just interested in knowing the idea behind.

 The balance looks quite good to me, where there is duplication it
 seems to be different aspects of the same project - Postgis Intro and
 Postgis 3d have different audiences, for example. Its possible that
 other projects weren't represented in the proposals which would
 explain their absence.

Well, I can't agree completely, but if that is the point, at least I
know what the reason is. My point was about the fact that there are
many other interesting projects around and I would prefer to see
different projects than the most important represented in all their
styles. But it might be only me.

 There are a few workshops from OpenGeo, but if
 you go to their website and see how much they charge for commercial
 training, you might see this as us giving people the opportunity to
 get some great training cheaply from some great trainers.

Well, on this I do not agree at all. Opengeo kind of leads many
important projects and it is clear to me that they can be presenters
of several worksops. They earn it.
But if the getting cheap training is the reason, then I really think
it is wrong!

 Anyway, our Workshop Team will address these issues later.

Now I am really curious, thanks.
Andrea



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo has been accepted at Google Summer of Code 2013!

2013-04-10 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Anne, Hamish, Dustan,
first off, congratulation and thanks for the support!

I (and hopefully a few other PMC members) will be representing uDig
for this summer of code.

Cheers,
Andrea



On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 9:22 PM, Anne Ghisla a.ghi...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hello all, and sorry for cross-posting,

 Hamish, Dustan and I have the great pleasure to announce that OSGeo has
 been accepted once again as a mentoring organization to the Google
 Summer of Code program [0]!

 What to do now?
 - OSGeo project representatives and guest projects: confirm your
   participation by replying to this email, on soc list
 - Would-be mentors: have a look at Mentors Guide, discuss with
   previous years' mentors and wait for more instructions on how to
   register. All links and info can be found at [1]
 - Would-be students: talk with the developers of your preferred
   project(s) and start working on your proposals. Have a look at the
   ideas pages for inspiration [2]
 - All: feel free to discuss on soc mailing list on how to improve this
   year's SoC, and add your ideas to the wiki [3]

 Next item in calendar: Student application period opens - April 22nd [4]

 [0] http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/accepted_orgs/google/gsoc2013
 and http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/google/gsoc2013/osgeo
 [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2013_Administrative
 [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2013_Ideas
 [3] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2013_Improvements
 [4] http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/events/google/gsoc2013

 All the best!

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Looking for a Android AR framework (any suggestions?)

2012-12-17 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Bob,
there would be also http://www.mixare.org/ , but I assume it is also
point based.

Cheers,
Andrea

On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 9:51 PM, Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul)
bob.basq...@ci.stpaul.mn.us wrote:
 All,



 I’m looking for a (rather basic) android framewok for doing some Augemented
 Reality stuff.  I just want to position a 2d Map on top of the camera
 display based on the client GPS/Compass/Accelerometer info.  The map to be
 autoupdated and continuously centered on the view?  I’ve also not seen manu
 map based examples, most examples are point based for the overlays.



 Some things I found:



 “LAYAR” seems to pop to the top of the list a lot, but it’s not completely
 open and look a little heavy.

 “SomaView” Points only?

 “GeoVector” Commercial??

 “Wikitude” Looks very  interesting, but commercial . . .???

 http://code.google.com/p/android-augment-reality-framework/



 Other suggestions?



 Bobb








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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo has been accepted at Google Summer of Code!

2012-03-18 Thread andrea antonello
uDig will partecipate.

Thanks you very much Anne.

Ciao,
Andrea

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 10:09 PM, Anne Ghisla a.ghi...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hello all, and sorry for cross-posting,

 Wolf, Hamish and I have the great pleasure to announce that OSGeo has
 been accepted as a mentoring organization to the Google Summer of Code
 program [0]!

 What to do now?
 - OSGeo projects: confirm your participation by replying to this email
 - Would-be mentors: have a look at Mentors Guide, discuss with
  previous years' mentors and register. All links and info can be
  found at [1]
 - Would-be students: talk with the developers of your preferred
  project(s) and start creating your proposals. Have a look at the
  ideas page for inspiration [2]
 - All: feel free to discuss on soc mailing list on how to improve this
  year's SoC, and add your ideas to the wiki [3]

 [0]
 http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/program/accepted_orgs/google/gsoc2012
 and http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/show/google/gsoc2012/osgeo
 [1]
 http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2012_Administrative
 [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2012_Ideas
 [3] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2012_Improvements

 All the best!

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] advise on WYSIWYG sld editor

2011-08-04 Thread andrea antonello
[...]
 Udig - probably the best sld editor.  I'm using udig 1.2.2 on a mac
 but for some reason my rules are not persistently saved when I close a
 udig session.

Quick note, since I am abroad.
There is a one-click sld file fixing button. If you have problems with
style persistence (which sounds strange), you push that one and it
will generate the sld file near the layer's file. From that point on
it will have to be persistent :)

Cheers,
Andrea


 Are there other WYSIWYG options for creating SLD out there?  I
 personally prefer QGIS as the main app for composing the layers and
 then export the style either the project file (.qgs) or the saved
 layer style (.qml)


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] presentation template for coding training?

2011-05-02 Thread andrea antonello
Hi guys,

@Jody: I don't want to use OO, what I want here is something optimized
for code snippets that have to be updated with software versions. reST
seems to be a perfect choice.
@Paolo: I will try to make the templates in reST. Jody, thanks for the
link to the resources involved.

I am not sure when the Osgeo logos can be used (I got punched with the
compass in geopaparazzi once). The course we will give will be
geotools and udig development and we will make them available. Osgeo
branding would make sense I think.

Ciao,
Andrea


On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 1:19 PM, Jody Garnett jody.garn...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hey Jody

 S5 is a slide show format based on XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript [0].
 It integrates very well with reST as a command line utility for
 converting reST to S5 is provided within docutils, give a look at this [1]
 link.
 Even if you don't want to use S5, you can still use reST and convert
 the slides to pdf, via the rst2pdf [2] (included in docutils too). I
 had very good results with it.
 BTW: It would be very nice to have an OSGeo template for reST, if you
 have one it would be nice if you could share ;)

 I made one for my course materials for foss4g 2009 (for geotools); it has
 since been tossed in the bit bucket as no projects
 are using osgeo branding :(
 It was used for the first cut of the osgeo live documentation and you can
 retrieve it from their svn repository.
 Thanks for the tips on s5 it sounds interesting.

 [0] http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/s5/
 [1] http://docutils.sourceforge.net/docs/user/slide-shows.html
 [2] http://docutils.sourceforge.net/sandbox/rst2pdf/README.html

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] presentation template for coding training?

2011-04-30 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Paolo,

[...]
 I personally write slides in reST and then convert them to s5 with rst2s5.
 You may use then Sphinx if you want to publish your material as
 documentation on web.
 all this stuff is awesome, IMHO

I didn't know reStructuredText. I am going to check that one out.

Thanks,
Andrea


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[OSGeo-Discuss] presentation template for coding training?

2011-04-29 Thread andrea antonello
Hi all, I am not sure how to ask this.

Is there any template/software/application that is particularly
suitable to prepare pdf slides to give development courses.

I would imagine such an application as something that supplies nice
help for embedding code snippets and similar things and could be
updated easily.

I have a feeling that sphinx might be such a tool, but I never used it
and am not sure if it can be useful for that purpose.

Thanks,
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[OSGeo-Discuss] osgeo4w installer workaround

2011-03-29 Thread andrea antonello
Thanks to Matt Wilkie from the osgeo4w list, there is a workaround
(some will use it probably as primary :) ) way to get the osgeo
packages installed even from those networks that are currently not
permitting connection to the main osgeo download server (example is
Telecom in Italy).

Wrapped up Matt's instructions here:
http://jgrasstechtips.blogspot.com/2011/03/osgeo4w-for-impaired-networks.html

Ciao,
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Finding position based on horizon profile?

2011-03-28 Thread andrea antonello
Hi, I can't remember the project exactly, but I think I saw do
something similar those guys here:
http://tev.fbk.eu/marmota/
http://tev.fbk.eu/marmota/eagleeye/
They usually are keen to open source, but I am not sure if that is the
case here. In case you would have to contact them.

Andrea




On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 10:48 PM, Michael P. Gerlek m...@flaxen.com wrote:
 Consider the following hypothetical problem:

 Assume we have a good elevation data set for a large region of the earth --
 say, an entire mountain range.  Now let's say we have a photograph taken
 from the ground, the horizon of which shows the profile of a couple of the
 mountains in that range.  Can you tell me where the photograph was taken
 from?

 Any pointers to research in this area would be appreciated.

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] REMINDER: Call for Workshops/Tutorials for FOSS4G2011

2011-01-28 Thread andrea antonello
Hi there, same question here.
One submits and there is no preview, no prompt, not notification email.
Is there a way to be sure?

Thanks,
Andrea


On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 4:59 PM, Alex Borrell borrella...@gmail.com wrote:
 Jeff, is there a list of workshops and tutorials received? How do I know
 if you got any proposal?

 Thanks
 Alex Borrell
 Mexico

 On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 3:54 PM, Jeff McKenna
 jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com wrote:

 Just a quick update that we haven't received many abstracts for
 workshops or tutorials yet, and the deadline is the 30th.  So please
 head to the online form to submit: http://2011.foss4g.org/workshops

 Also, an important note is that if your workshop submission is not
 accepted as a workshop, it will be considered for as a tutorial instead.

 -Workshop Committee 2011



 **
 Denver, CO, USA. 14 January 2011. The Free and Open Source Software for
 Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference is pleased to announce the Call for
 Workshops and Tutorials for the 2011 conference, being held September 12
 - 16, 2011, in Denver, CO, USA. FOSS4G is the premier international
 conference focused on open source geospatial software. Users and
 developers are encouraged to present their latest projects and software
 to demonstrate the power of open source geospatial solutions through a
 series of workshop sessions and tutorial presentations. Sessions may
 cover systems that are solely open source, or a combination of open and
 closed source solutions.

 Workshops
 -

 Workshops are 3 hour hands-on experiences with participants following
 along with the instructor, working directly with the application under
 discussion. All workshop rooms will be equipped a projector, and with
 computers for participants to use. Instructors will need to discuss
 pre-installation requirements with the Conference Organizing Committee
 if required.

 Workshops are expected to require considerable effort to create, with
 past experience showing that three days of preparation per hour of
 presentation are required to produce a high quality workshop.
 Additionally you will be expected to develop material for attendees to
 take home with them, such as handouts, workbook, CD-ROMs, etc. Due to
 the effort involved in producing and presenting a workshop, instructors
 will receive a single complimentary registration to the conference for
 delivering a workshop.

 Tutorials
 -

 Tutorials are 90 minute sessions during the regular presentations
 portion of the conference. Tutorial rooms will not be equipped with
 computers. However, presenters may make use of delegate laptops and the
 FOSS4G LiveDVD. Preference will be given to hands-on tutorials. Any
 hands-on aspects to a tutorial will be the responsibility of the
 presenter and needs to be described in the tutorial description.
 Presenters making use of the LiveDVD will be expected to contribute to
 testing pre-releases to ensure material and software is properly
 installed. To discuss your requirements for LiveDVD, please contact the
 LiveDVD community: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc#Contact_Us

 Topics of Interest
 --

 All submissions will be considered, but particular interest will be
 shown in the following topics:

    * Practical Introductions to FOSS4G software
    * Interoperability / Spatial Data Infrastructure
    * Integration between open and closed source solutions
    * Free and open geospatial data
    * Performance tuning

 Application form
 

 Follow this link to submit your proposals:
 http://2011.foss4g.org/workshops Please add a 300 word abstract, in
 plain text format (pasting a text with style markup could make the
 process fail). The deadline for workshop / tutorial submissions is
 January 30.

 Communication
 -

 All workshop and tutorial applicants are encouraged to use the workshop
 mailing list to ask questions to the workshop committee:
 http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/conference-workshops

 General FOSS4G 2011 questions and discussion should occur on the main
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Japan chapter receives “Japane se OSS Encouragement Award” by IPA

2010-10-15 Thread andrea antonello
You guys really rock!!

Congratulations,
Andrea

2010/10/15 Jason Fournier jfourn...@dmsolutions.ca:
 Fantastic news - congrats!

 Jason



 On 2010-10-15, at 11:09 AM, Toru Mori(森亮) wrote:

 Hi OSGeo community,

 Today IPA (IT promotion agency Japan), a government agency, announced that 
 OSGeo Japan Chapter will be awarded “Japanese OSS Encouragement Award” prize 
 on 28th October 2010.
 I , as representative of the chapter, am very pleased and honored to receive 
 the prize!

 The Japan chapter was established in late 2006 and the local community has 
 been growing steadily and dedicating effort to promoting FOSS4G.
 Please join our local conference, FOSS4G 2010 Tokyo/Osaka, held in this 
 November to celebrate it with us over bottles of beer!
 http://www.osgeo.jp/


 -- Press release by IPA (in Japanese) --
 http://www.ipa.go.jp/about/press/20101015_2.html

 -- About the award --
 IPA grants “Japanese OSS Contributor Award” to a developer who has 
 established and has been managing the development project which has the 
 influence, to a superior developer who takes an active role in the global 
 projects and to a contributor to spread the OSS. Also IPA grants “Japanese 
 OSS Encouragement Award” to the individual or the group which has a 
 remarkable activity to develop and/or spread OSS.

 -- About IPA --
 http://www.ipa.go.jp/english/about/index.html

 Toru Mori
 Yokohama Japan

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Geopaparazzi released

2010-09-27 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Arnulf,

 this is an excellent example of how the OSGeo trademark is being
 protected by the community. At the same time constructive discussion
 on the trademark policy is helpful to evolve how we deal with these
 questions. It is good to see growing interest in using the graphics.

I agree with you here. I have been a bit to easy (== not thinking) on
using the logo just thinking it would be under whatsoever free license
but I was apparently wrong. I appreciated not having been attacked,
but suggested in good manners. That is a sign of a healty community in
my opinion. That said, I am still sad, that we can't use the logo just
to widespread the word of OsGeo, even if I understand :)

 And please by all means please feel free to use the standard OSGeo logo
 to link back to OSGeo.

 As a side note to the broader community: Whenever you feel that you come
 close to using the trademarked version of the OSGeo logo and colors or
 want to explicitly use it in a context you are unsure of, feel free to
 let the marketing mailing list know so that we can discuss this up front.

Yeah, that is a good advice. To be honest we released geopaparazzi
only now because of time issues, but I created it as part of my PhD
thesis and presented it already in Sydney. Since then noone complains.
I am wondering about two things:
1) is that because it is a paid application?
2) will I get lawsuited if I have the osgeo compass in my PhD thesis
(available in the net) and in a couple of presentations I gave in the
last year at conferences (all available on slideshare)? It would be
bad to take them back, but if I have to...

Regards,
Andrea



 Best regards,
 Arnulf

 andrea antonello wrote:
 Dear colleagues,
 today we finally released the first version of Geopaparazzi on the
 android market. The project is released under GPLv3 an available on
 the homepage of the project [0].

 Geopaparazzi is a tool developed to supprot very fast qualitative
 engineering/geologic surveys. It integrates completely with the BeeGIS
 digital tablet extentions, i.e. the data are imported straight into
 the GIS from the phone for further processing [1].

 Geopaparazzi is sold on the Android market and supports the
 development of Geopaprazzi itself as well as the projects developed by
 the same team: JGrass, JGrassTools and BeeGIS.

 That said, I leave you to the documentation on the main website.

 Thanks for the attention,
 Andrea


 [0] http://www.geopaparazzi.eu
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Geopapparazi - OSGeo Logo

2010-09-27 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Ravi,
I prefer to keep it out for now, in order to not have problems.
If it turns out I can use it at some point, it will take me 30 seconds to
put it back in.

Thanks for the interest,
Andrea



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 Just wait.. pl donot remove the logo yet.
 OSSIM used earlier too.
 Wish it will stay, or with minor modofications

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GPS with gvSIS and BeeGIS

2010-09-26 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Ravi,

 Pl suggest GPS that can work for on-line mapping with

 gvSIS and

 BeeGIS

 Alternately, those that are not tested as yet may be given.

with online mapping you mean digital field mapping with realtime gps data?
If yes, BeeGIS works like that. At this year's Foss4G we had a poster
session about the new developments that are currently funded by a
local government agency.

The poster can be downloaded here: http://tinyurl.com/34bavrb

There are quite some new features and we are in progress to release
the first test versions of the new features in the next two weeks.
BeeGIS will be aligned with the latest 1.2 uDig version.

Best regards,
Andrea






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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GPS with gvSIS and BeeGIS

2010-09-26 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Ravi,
I guess there was a missunderstanding here.
BeeGIS is a full gis for digital field mapping and works on a tablet.
I will not work on a minor power hardware.
Perhaps you want to use geopaparazzi, which was written for Android
and integrates with BeeGIS for processing the data?
Have a quick look at this:
http://code.google.com/p/geopaparazzi/wiki/GeopaparazziAndBeegis

Motorola Backflip (TM) - Silver is on Android 1.5, which is supported.

Another option is gvSig mini, which has a different target user and
might be of your interest. I have not enough knowledge to describe it
really well, so it is better if someone of that team jumps in.

Best regards,
Andrea





 BeeGIS sure is doing great things. The poster is nice.

 Motorola Backflip (TM) - Silver

 This is, a mobile phone using android, will this do or do you have any 
 suggestions.
 Will be going back home (India) for conducting a Open GIS course, and would 
 like to buy while in the USA a 4G cell phone that can work with BeeGIS.
 Any pointers / suggestions

 Cheers
 Ravi Kumar
 --- On Sun, 26/9/10, andrea antonello andrea.antone...@gmail.com wrote:

 From: andrea antonello andrea.antone...@gmail.com
 Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GPS with gvSIS and BeeGIS
 To: OSGeo Discussions discuss@lists.osgeo.org
 Date: Sunday, 26 September, 2010, 10:50 PM

 Hi Ravi,

  Pl suggest GPS that can work for on-line mapping with
 
  gvSIS and
 
  BeeGIS
 
  Alternately, those that are not tested as yet may be given.

 with online mapping you mean digital field mapping with realtime gps data?
 If yes, BeeGIS works like that. At this year's Foss4G we had a poster
 session about the new developments that are currently funded by a
 local government agency.

 The poster can be downloaded here: http://tinyurl.com/34bavrb

 There are quite some new features and we are in progress to release
 the first test versions of the new features in the next two weeks.
 BeeGIS will be aligned with the latest 1.2 uDig version.

 Best regards,
 Andrea






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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Geopaparazzi released

2010-09-26 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Alex,

 One minor comment looking at the screenshots of the app on your website.
 It looks like you are using the OSGeo logo as the compass in your app.
 While the nod towards OSGeo is appreciated I think it's an inappropriate
 use of the logo (Copyright and possibly trademark infringement). So I
 kindly advise the design of another compass for the app.

if what you say is right, then it is more than just a minor comment,
for which I thank for.
To be honest I was finding it nice to use it for that purpose and
didn't think it would be a copyright problem if, as I did in the about
page, it would be mentioned that the compass is the logo of the Osgeo
Foundation. To be honest, I am quite sad that I can't use the graphic
of the community I am part of, but for sure I will change that for
some other graphic ASAP.

I apologize for the inconvenience,
Andrea



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Geopaparazzi released

2010-09-26 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Alex, all,
I changed the compass image as requested and replaced also the docs
screenshots (oh, good old gimp, I love you).
http://code.google.com/p/geopaparazzi/wiki/MainView

The Openclipart library is a good source for such things and I found a
great one there I think.
Just to make things clear a last time, I thought it would be positive
(for Osgeo) to make the logo and reference appear as much as possible
in applications and websites. Didn't think on trademark issues though.

Well anyways, everything is fine now,
Ciao
Andrea


On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 11:02 PM, Alex Mandel
tech_...@wildintellect.com wrote:
 On 09/26/2010 01:25 PM, andrea antonello wrote:
 Hi Alex,

 One minor comment looking at the screenshots of the app on your website.
 It looks like you are using the OSGeo logo as the compass in your app.
 While the nod towards OSGeo is appreciated I think it's an inappropriate
 use of the logo (Copyright and possibly trademark infringement). So I
 kindly advise the design of another compass for the app.

 if what you say is right, then it is more than just a minor comment,
 for which I thank for.
 To be honest I was finding it nice to use it for that purpose and
 didn't think it would be a copyright problem if, as I did in the about
 page, it would be mentioned that the compass is the logo of the Osgeo
 Foundation. To be honest, I am quite sad that I can't use the graphic
 of the community I am part of, but for sure I will change that for
 some other graphic ASAP.

 I apologize for the inconvenience,
 Andrea


 I think it's a trademark issue more than anything else, and in the US a
 trademark is only good as long as it's actively protected. Trademarks
 are things that identify an entity in this case the Name or Logo of
 OSGeo. You are right that in an about page if you want to thank OSGeo
 use of the logo there would be acceptable or on your website it you want
 to link to OSGeo it's also ok to use it there since there's no confusing
 that it's a link or info about OSGeo a different entity than your
 application.

 I think there are several members of the community who would be happy to
 help you come up with another compass that would look good and work well
 too. Maybe hop on the Graphics mailing list
 http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/graphics

 Thanks,
 Alex


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[OSGeo-Discuss] Geopaparazzi released

2010-09-25 Thread andrea antonello
Dear colleagues,
today we finally released the first version of Geopaparazzi on the
android market. The project is released under GPLv3 an available on
the homepage of the project [0].

Geopaparazzi is a tool developed to supprot very fast qualitative
engineering/geologic surveys. It integrates completely with the BeeGIS
digital tablet extentions, i.e. the data are imported straight into
the GIS from the phone for further processing [1].

Geopaparazzi is sold on the Android market and supports the
development of Geopaprazzi itself as well as the projects developed by
the same team: JGrass, JGrassTools and BeeGIS.

That said, I leave you to the documentation on the main website.

Thanks for the attention,
Andrea


[0] http://www.geopaparazzi.eu
[1] http://tinyurl.com/35zucxt
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Support of 4D (time based) data sets

2010-09-08 Thread andrea antonello
 Sadly not yet. But there is more sadness to it. The code lives in
 JGrass and the current uDig version has a library mismatch that
 doesn't make the use of netcdf from JGrass possible. We are planning
 to solve this for the 1.2.1 release of uDig, but there is no strict
 timeline for that right now.
 Anyways the netcdf part in JGrass is actively maintained and you can
 indeed browse the maps through time, as well as the non-map parts

 (http://jgrasstechtips.blogspot.com/2010/01/netcdf-in-jgrass-non-spatial-part.html).
 I already had some requests in the uDig and JGrass lists to solve the
 problem, I will as soon as possible.
 I installed JGrass from:
 http://dev.fsc.bz.it/download/get_file.php?id=425

 But how do I get the netCDF viewer now?

That is the problem, that older version didn't have it and the new one
doesn't work because of libs mismatch.

I have a version that we used for a course that should have the netcdf
stuff in it, perhaps I could upload it somewhere if you want to try
it?


Andrea





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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Support of 4D (time based) data sets

2010-09-08 Thread andrea antonello
 I have a version that we used for a course that should have the netcdf
 stuff in it, perhaps I could upload it somewhere if you want to try
 it?
 Sure, would be great.
 I think your implementation (blog post) is just great and I'd love to see it
 implemented in a development version.
 Climate modelling and spatial analysis together in one program. Good.

Ok, I put a linux and a windows version at this link: http://tinyurl.com/32d6svr
You will find a proper udig version + the update site that installs
JGrass with netcdf support (as local update site).
CF netcdfs are supported. You best import the netcdf through the udig
data import wizard.
To see non-gridded data, rightclick on the dataset and under
operations you have a way to open the data viewer.
For more, bug reports, comments, whatever, please jump into the uDig
list. Don't want to get too offtopic here.

 The access to climate data in netCDF offered by QGIS+GRASS by interfacing GDAL
 is somewhat inferior. We do not just want to display rasters but explore the
 time component as well.

Yes, that was our first aim in the google sommer of code project.

Ciao
Andrea



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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Support of 4D (time based) data sets

2010-09-07 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Timmie,

 I am investigating in using netcdf as data format that could integrate the 
 time
 dimension into GIS.
 The NASA tool Panoply (http://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/panoply/) does this 
 quite
 nicely.

I think it doesn't if you have small local datasets, I have never been
able to zoom in.

 I have seen that there was an initiative from uDig in GSoC 2009:
 Getting time into the GIS for visualization and modeling puposes: netcdf 
 support
 in uDig by Andrea Antonello
 http://jgrass.wiki.software.bz.it/jgrass/weekly_reports

 So my question:
 * has above mentioned development for netcdf support landed in uDig main code?

Sadly not yet. But there is more sadness to it. The code lives in
JGrass and the current uDig version has a library mismatch that
doesn't make the use of netcdf from JGrass possible. We are planning
to solve this for the 1.2.1 release of uDig, but there is no strict
timeline for that right now.
Anyways the netcdf part in JGrass is actively maintained and you can
indeed browse the maps through time, as well as the non-map parts
(http://jgrasstechtips.blogspot.com/2010/01/netcdf-in-jgrass-non-spatial-part.html).
I already had some requests in the uDig and JGrass lists to solve the
problem, I will as soon as possible.

Ciao,
Andrea


 * are there any other end-user GIS like QGIS or gvSIG that support time-based
 data sets like Panoply (going forward and backword in time-dependant modelled
 spatial data sets easily)?


 Thanks in advance,
 Timmie

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Mobile shootout at FOSS4G 2010?

2009-12-22 Thread andrea antonello
Hei boys, don't forget geopaparazzi, soon on your androids :)
It has a particular target but can IMHO be considered:
http://www.geopaparazzi.eu/

Andrea


On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 10:26 AM, Stefan Steiniger sst...@geo.uzh.ch wrote:
 Hei,

 well so it would be ArcPad (1) vs. gvSIG Mobile Pilot (2)?
 because these are the only platforms I know of that are (1) heavily used and
 (2) FOS. Or does anybody know other FOS mobile clients too?
 The latter info would be highly appreciate becasue then I could revise nmy
 article sections on that which points only to gvSIG Mobile right now ;)

 stefan

 Miguel Montesinos schrieb:

 Hello,

 Thinking about OSGeo desktop shootout, I think that also having a mobile
 shootout comparison of both closed and open source mobile GIS/SDI clients
 would be of high interest, for showing that there are a full range of
 solutions from the DB to the mobile device using open source software.

 Any ideas about this?

 Regards,

 -
 Miguel Montesinos
 Director Técnico
 PRODEVELOP, S.L.
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Will there be an OSGeo Desktop shootout atFOSS4G 2010?

2009-12-20 Thread andrea antonello
When I started organising the Italian Desktop comparison, I tried to
involve both the community of developers and users.

Regarding developers, you might remember an email asking the QGis and
gvSig for a first meeting in Sydney to which I got no answer. So
nothing happened from that side.
Also as much as I find the idea of people getting users of different
GIS cool, I think that might end in being too much efforth people
would like to put in.
Also note that all of the presenters came with the latest versions of
their software, straight out of the svn or even not yet in svn :) So
probably they all will want to show the latest thing they have on.

Regarding the user community, I got a couple of requests, but they
were more on what the GIS can do and not benchmarking or so. Most of
the people that contacted me were from public administrations that had
to think about migrating, so they would have loved to find a GIS that
could fullfill all their ArcView requirements. It came up to things
like: can I print A0?, can I do a table join?

Andrea


On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 10:40 PM, Stefan Steiniger sst...@geo.uzh.ch wrote:
 mhm.. I like that idea (and also have some answers - that I got from the
 iGeoDesktop Crew and OrbisGIS, two pretty new Desktop GIS).

 but here the question: is it as valuable for the end user? or rather our
 thing.

 Brian Russo schrieb:

 I think a more interesting presentation would be why there are so many
 desktop GIS packages, the consequent pros/cons, and if/how efforts could be
 consolidated.

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Will there be an OSGeo Desktop shootout at FOSS4G 2010?

2009-12-19 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Cameron,
we did a live Desktop GIS comparison at the GFOSS (Italian Chapter)
meeting in November.
I started the gatering of tasks here:
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Code_Sprint#The_desktop_comparison_tasks_list
which then ended in the Italian page:
http://wiki.gfoss.it/index.php/Confronto_desktop

These may help as starting point.

The uDig-JGrass-BeeGIS stack will for sure be present at such an event
(even if this time I would prefer to not coordinate the whole thing,
but rather partecipate :) ).

Ciao
Andrea



On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 7:04 AM, Cameron Shorter
cameron.shor...@gmail.com wrote:
 Delegates who voted for the FOSS4G 2009 presentations ranked the OSGeo
 comparison projects very highly, which is something I suggest hopeful FOSS4G
 2010 presenters take note of, because competition for speaking slots will be
 fierce.

 At FOSS4G 2009, 183 quality presentations were submitted, and there was only
 85 speaking slots. In 2010 it is likely to be much harder, as there is
 expected to be 2 to 3 times more delegates and many more hopeful presenters.

 In 2009 the community ranked potential presentations, and some of the
 highest ranked presentations targeted the comparison of popular packages.
 Unfortunately, there were only a few of these types of presentations.

 The presentations were:

 * Ranked 2: The WMS Performance Shootout
 * Ranked 8: PostGIS and Oracle Spatial
 * Ranked 9: There is no alternative to Openlayers...? (discussing OpenLayers
 vs other AJAX clients)

 The moral to the story is that delegates want to see how different projects
 compare, and to date we have had a shortage of such presentations (partly
 because they are a lot of work to set up).

 However, I strongly suggest that projects start teaming together to put
 together such presentations for 2010.

 In particular, I'd love to see comparisons between:
 * Geospatial Desktop applications
 * Geospatial Browser based applications
 * Geospatial Servers (WMS, WFS, Tiled Services at the very least)

 The comparisons could cover some or all of:
 * performance
 * robustness
 * features
 * ease of setup or use

 The tests should not be restricted to Open Source, but be open to
 proprietary vendors too. (ESRI and ERDAS were invited to participate in the
 2009 WMS shootout, and it seems likely they will participate in 2010).

 So who wants to participate?

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 Geospatial Systems Architect
 Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
 Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254

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

2009-10-07 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Wolf, Jody,
the comparison in Sydney is obviously open to anyone having the will
to come and represent the project. As I wrote, I was focusing on QGis,
gvSig and uDig, since for those we found people for the conference in
Italy in mid-November. But, I repeat, anyone welcome.

Regarding what will be done, I don't want to go too far. I am trying
to understand what an average user needs and would like to see, as
well as a public administration.
Not because I am not interested in seeing many things, but because we
will have 90 minutes for 3 GIS. So it will be important to extract
things to make people watching satified.
Buffers and similar things are for sure inside this task, but I would
not go too deep into strange analyses.

Regarding Stefan Steiniger's  alter comparison, again, I don't want
to get this academic, I want to hear what these days what users need
and try to show how to do it on the different GIS in life mode, with
everything that may happen, even bluescreens :)

Ciao
Andrea


On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 10:52 AM, Wolf Bergenheim
wolf+gr...@bergenheim.net wrote:
 On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 10:48, andrea antonello
 andrea.antone...@gmail.com wrote:
 At the Italian conference QGis/grass, gvSig/sextante and
 uDig/JGrass/Axios will be put into the game, which is why I mainly
 address those groups now, but obviously others are welcome.

 The new GRASS wxPython GUI should maybe also be added to that list?

 That said, I would love to hear from anyone what he would like to see
 tested in such a comparison, browsing from the easiest line creation
 to the most particular and odd reprojection.
 For that I just opened a small subsection in the uDig code sprint
 area: 
 http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Code_Sprint#The_desktop_comparison_tasks_list
 Feel free to add whatever comes to your mind.

 These tasks are mainly visualizing data, but I'd be more interested in
 comparing results of say analysis or even basic tasks, like creating
 buffers, finding the shortest path, creating a surface from sample
 points etc. Or is this maybe not feasible?

 --Wolf

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

2009-10-05 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Jody,
you are right, but I would like to involve power users in code sprints
as well. They get usually bored in all the moments they have to wait
for a fix to test.
I think a tester/power user in the sprint would have more fun in doing
something more autonomous.

But, yeah, it seems you are not the only one thinking like that, since
there has been no feedback.

Andrea


On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 7:50 AM, Jody Garnett jody.garn...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hi Andrea:

 That may be a good topic for a BOF session; I would recommend the code
 sprint stays focused on you know ... coding :-)

 Jody

 On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 6:48 PM, andrea antonello
 andrea.antone...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hi all, but mainly QGis-sers and gvSig-gers (I am now speaking as uDig-ger).
 In Italy in November we have our annual GFOSS conference and this year
 we proposed a workshop in which desktop GIS are compared.
 So what should happen, is that we create a list of tasks that then are
 shown/compared on every GIS during the workshop, in order to highlight
 the strenghts of every GIS and hide the weaknesses behind the
 availability of other possibilities.
 At the Italian conference QGis/grass, gvSig/sextante and
 uDig/JGrass/Axios will be put into the game, which is why I mainly
 address those groups now, but obviously others are welcome.

 I would really love to give this thing a ride before the November
 conference, since it is a first try for me. Therefore I was wondering
 if some QGis and GvSIG poweruser would be available during the
 Saturday codesprint for comparison on some tasks together with the
 uDig team.

 That said, I would love to hear from anyone what he would like to see
 tested in such a comparison, browsing from the easiest line creation
 to the most particular and odd reprojection.
 For that I just opened a small subsection in the uDig code sprint
 area: 
 http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Code_Sprint#The_desktop_comparison_tasks_list
 Feel free to add whatever comes to your mind.

 Thanks,
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[OSGeo-Discuss] desktop gis comparison at code sprint foss4g

2009-10-03 Thread andrea antonello
Hi all, but mainly QGis-sers and gvSig-gers (I am now speaking as uDig-ger).
In Italy in November we have our annual GFOSS conference and this year
we proposed a workshop in which desktop GIS are compared.
So what should happen, is that we create a list of tasks that then are
shown/compared on every GIS during the workshop, in order to highlight
the strenghts of every GIS and hide the weaknesses behind the
availability of other possibilities.
At the Italian conference QGis/grass, gvSig/sextante and
uDig/JGrass/Axios will be put into the game, which is why I mainly
address those groups now, but obviously others are welcome.

I would really love to give this thing a ride before the November
conference, since it is a first try for me. Therefore I was wondering
if some QGis and GvSIG poweruser would be available during the
Saturday codesprint for comparison on some tasks together with the
uDig team.

That said, I would love to hear from anyone what he would like to see
tested in such a comparison, browsing from the easiest line creation
to the most particular and odd reprojection.
For that I just opened a small subsection in the uDig code sprint
area: 
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Code_Sprint#The_desktop_comparison_tasks_list
Feel free to add whatever comes to your mind.

Thanks,
Andrea
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] foss4g2009 abstract submit

2009-06-11 Thread andrea antonello
I got some offlist email, report back what I got:

 You can add both authors to the bio section, both authors to the author
 name, comma separated (although he field width is a problem I think).
 As long as both authors are in the bio, we will pick it up.

Ciao
Andrea



On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 12:29 AM, Venkatesh
Raghavanragha...@media.osaka-cu.ac.jp wrote:
 I added multiple author names to the abstract itself.
 Could not think of another way.

 Best

 Venka

 andrea antonello wrote:

 I need a small info about the submission mechanism for the foss4g
 abstract submission. I find no proper way to supply more authors and
 institutions for a submission. Is the only way to add them to the
 abstract itself?
 Anyone with the same problem?

 Thanks,
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Which GPS

2009-06-11 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Ravi,
BeeGIS will soon have a mini-helping hand based on android enabled phones.
It will take care of gps logging (to be exported in GIS format) and
acquisition of gps positioned and orientated pictures.
It will also be able to log and manually take notes referenced notes.
All of it will be importable in BeeGIS as geonotes and imagenotes.
This would take care of some of the points mentioned below, but since
it is not tested (will be first time next week) I can't tell you about
accuracy.

Regards,
Andrea



On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 2:23 PM, RAVI KUMARravivundava...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Hi,
 wish to introduce 'Mobile Mapping for administration', with open GIS in India.

 OpenGIS software:
 I find only BeeGIS and GVSIG, compatible with direct (online) data logging
 as well as off-line (when not surveying)possible. Will be happy to have 
 pointers on other Open GIS software.

 Which GPS:
 wish to experiment with GPS before suggesting to the users on a combination
 of GPS (data logger) which can be used for collecting data and loading the 
 same in the evening after work, on any computer.

 Accuracy: What are the merits I have to look for such that best possible 
 accuracy (near equator or Latitude less than 20 Deg North).

 Cost: This is the most important factor, as the budget is modest.

 Scenario:
 1. Logger Pedals, GPS in pocket set to log location every 5 seconds.
 2. Note time and notes on a scribble pad in local language. (the data
   logger only carries the GPS, even may not be aware of its function)
 3. Back at the base the GPS and notes are deposited with a system operator
   who will log the data through bluetooth, and offer it to local 
 administration on tasks like, Garbage removal, school attendance or even 
 traffic snarls.

 This will help in the second step of a project where base GIS data is 
 readied, and awaits societal use.

 Cheers

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[OSGeo-Discuss] foss4g2009 abstract submit

2009-06-08 Thread andrea antonello
I need a small info about the submission mechanism for the foss4g
abstract submission. I find no proper way to supply more authors and
institutions for a submission. Is the only way to add them to the
abstract itself?
Anyone with the same problem?

Thanks,
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Re: [SoC] Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo accepted as a Google Summer of Code mentoring organisation

2009-03-18 Thread andrea antonello
 2009/3/18 Wolf Bergenheim wolf+gr...@bergenheim.net:
 1) All who would like to mentor go to the SoC application and create a
 profile and apply to become a mentor
 2) I'd like to hear an aye from all projects who are involved, who are
 your mentors, so that I have a better understanding on who mentors what
 and which projects want to participate

I can mentor for the udig  friends project.

 I can be mentor for GRASS GIS project - wxGUI and partly vector
 architecture related projects. I have already signed up as a mentor.

Hi Martin, I also I could be your student and finally work on
finishing the vector drivers of GRASS for the java world. Can I stay
at your place for the summer? :)

Ciao
Andrea





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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Mobile mapping with GPS

2009-02-01 Thread andrea antonello
What about BeeGIS?
Take a look here:
http://www.slideshare.net/moovida/beegis-digital-field-mapping-that-just-works-presentation

Ciao
Andrea




On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 6:37 PM, RAVI KUMAR ravivundava...@yahoo.com wrote:
 Hi,
 need an online (live) input from GPS into GIS.
 Wish to map state of roads in a town,
 1. pedaling all along with a laptop connected to a GPS.
 2. Take notes at bad stretches of roads by keying attribute information.
 3. Want the GIS data ready after the field work for upload into a server.

 Have tried some that, could use only for Off-Line data
 input into GIS, that is
 a. Go around with the GPS, collect data and scribble notes
 b. Connect GPS to GIS and download data, and add attribute
information scribbled earlier.
 ThanQ in anticipation

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Willing to host OpenJUMP Wiki Content?

2008-10-17 Thread andrea antonello
Hi, i jump into this discussion, since it is a while that I wanted to
ask back how the discussion about hosting non-incubated projects
ended.

Wasn't there a talk about giving tools to projects like that?

That would also imply Landon's question.

Ciao
Andrea


On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 9:46 PM, Landon Blake [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I've been asked to approach the OSGeo with a request on behalf of the
 OpenJUMP community. Our community wiki is currently being hosted by a
 programmer that is no longer involved in the project. We have a lot of
 problems with spam and vandalism on the wiki. We'd like to know if the OSGeo
 would be willing to host our wiki content even though OpenJUMP isn't
 currently an OSGeo project.



 If it makes any difference, I try to work as an active OSGeo member and as a
 small part of the GeoTools project.



 Thanks for the consideration.



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[OSGeo-Discuss] Ph.D. position in the MORFEO project framework

2008-09-16 Thread andrea antonello
For your information:

SUBJECT: Data assimilation in the GEOtop-EO model of remote sensing
multispectral data to support the landslide triggering forecast
This research programme deals with the definition of methodologies for
the analysis and in the
implementation of tools to integrate satellite data into the
distributed hydrological model
GEOtop. It concerns also the development of tools for the validation
of the same model, and
in performing an appropriate sets of simulations, as requested by the
research project
MORFEO, financed by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), and in
collaboration with the Italian Civil
Protection. The goal of the project is to produce prototypical tools
for the forecasting of shallow
landslides.
The ideal candidate must have the knowledge of the basics of remote
sensing in the optical
range (multispectral data) and the will to acquire, if necessary,
knowledge about the SAR
imagery technologies. Moreover, the research will be implemented using
C and/or Java, and
using, besides GEOtop (www.geotop.org), the GIS system JGrass
(|www.jgrass.org). The
candidate can look also at the Dr. Rigon's presentations
in http://www.cuahsi.org/biennial2008/archive.html to get further
information about these
tools. The candidate will work in a small group that includes one
post-doc, a possible second
doctoral student, the researchers of Hydrologis, Mountain-eering,
Carlo Gavazzi Space and
other collaborators of professors Lorenzo Bruzzone and Riccardo Rigon.
To prepare the research project to be attached to the application,
prof. Riccardo Rigon will
send to each candidate who will ask for it, the material of the
project Morfeo which is not
available on-line.
The scholarship is the same of the other Ph.D. positions.

Dead line: October 15


Best regards,
Andrea
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Projects at FOSS4G

2008-09-15 Thread andrea antonello
Hi Tyler,
JGrass will have 2 people presenting 3 talks and 1 workshop.

Ciao,
Andrea

On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 7:12 PM, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I'm curious about how many different projects (OSGeo and others) will be
 represented at FOSS4G by speakers, workshops, etc. Rather than wade through
 the presentation listing, I thought I'd be lazy and ask here.

 If you know that your project(s) are going to be represented there, could
 you drop me a note?  Just let me know in general how many folks from it will
 be there.  If there are enough people around we could arrange times for
 people to meet your project at the OSGeo booth.

 It would also help to know if your project has plans to bring flyers or
 brochures to hand out at the booth.  The OSGeo Marketing Committee is
 arranging to have some overview brochures.

 Also, all projects and committees are welcome to do a brief talk at the
 Annual General Meeting.[1]  It had great turnout last year and was very
 informative!  Just sign up if you want to talk or add an item to the list
 for debate/discussion during the meeting.

 Tyler

 [1] AGM: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Annual_General_Meeting_2008
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Quick survey: FOSS4G and deciding factors forattending

2008-07-10 Thread andrea antonello
I tried it straight and it worked. Had just to answer.

Andrea

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 11:29 PM, Steve Lime [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I had to create an account and then login to get it to work.

 Steve

 On 7/10/2008 at 4:20 PM, in message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Vasile
 Craciunescu [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hello Tyler,


 After i hit the submit button an error message is displayed:

 You have submitted the maximum number of entries. Check submission
 guidelines.

 Any clues?

 -Vasile

 Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
 Dear discuss list,

 In an attempt to gather some information for conference organisers,
 your input is requested for a simple survey.  If you have never
 attended FOSS4G, your input would still be very helpful.  It should
 only take a minute to complete:

 http://community.osgeo.net/survey/osgeo_events

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Some photos from Bolsena

2008-06-24 Thread andrea antonello
Same for me here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/moovida/sets/72157605742930884/

Ciao
Andrea


On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 11:26 PM, Jeroen Ticheler
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hi all,
 Here are some photos from the OSGeo Hacking event we had in Bolsena. I very
 much enjoyed it and think we'll repeat this next year! Others that made
 pictures, please also add them!

 http://www.flickr.com/groups/osgeo/pool/

 Ciao,
 Jeroen

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Can I do the same GIS tasks with OS (as with ESRI)?

2008-04-25 Thread andrea antonello
  Among the things that QGIS (and other open source desktops) can't do
  are a table join, a spatial join
 

  I'm not sure what you mean with spatial join, but if you mean overlay, and
 raster combination GRASS can do, and it can also do table joins, while it
 overlays two vector layers.



  In response to the query can I replace ArcView with
  open source, my answer is in general, no, but maybe for a specific
  use case.
 

  I'd say: In general yes (In some respects GRASS is superior to Arc in
 analysis), but some things can be harder / more complicated or not
 possible. GRASS is a perfectly capable desktop GIS package with over 200
 modules.

I agree with Paul, power without control doesn't lead anywhere. GRASS
is of huge power, but following my past commercial experiences, I
would say in general no, because most times they don't want the
overhead of GRASS for exactly those things they need.

Andrea





  --Wolf

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Can I do the same GIS tasks with OS (as with ESRI)?

2008-04-25 Thread andrea antonello
  I agree with Paul, power without control doesn't lead anywhere. GRASS
  is of huge power, but following my past commercial experiences, I
 

  Hehe, didn't you just say my past proprietary experiences?

  Sorry to be dense and all that...

No worries, but I really meant: my past commercial experienses, i.e.
proprietary and not, but for sure commercial.
We are talking about bussiness, are we? Yes, I think we are :-)

  PS:
  What was a Desktop GIS exactly? I only have a browser and for some strange
 reason all that I do starts with an http://...

We are an example of bussiness that earn money without a http://, just
heavy environmental calculations. Don't know a thing about http.
Even if 98% is about web, not everything is :-)

Ciao
Andrea






  would say in general no, because most times they don't want the
  overhead of GRASS for exactly those things they need.
 
  Andrea
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Image Handling in RDBMS

2008-02-24 Thread andrea antonello
[...]

  Just wanted to let folks know that there exists a trial implementation of 
 raster
  support in PostGIS at 
 http://svn.refractions.net/postgis/branches/gSoC2007_raster/
  This was a Google Summer of Code project by Xing Lin.


Hi Tim, just because I'm curious, I went to give a look to the project
and browsed through the doc. I found a lot of readme that are dated
summer 2007 and contain a will soon be created note.
Is there a document I couldn't find in which the project results are described?

Thanks,
Andrea



  THK



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Re: [Gfoss] [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Last chance before cancelling: OSGeo Hacking event in a monastry near Bolsena (Italy)!?

2008-02-13 Thread andrea antonello
Please, could we keep that thread up and running with news please?
Also doubts and issues are welcome to understand what the overall feeling is.
We added two people and by tomorrow we could have a third added and confirmed.

My experience from the last sprint was that the tentative subscription
is a fuzzy one and is only big pain for the organizers. I know that it
is hard to decide so much time ago, but organizers should not be
charged for it.

 Does anyone know what's the best (cheapest) option to get to Bolsena
 by train or bus from directions like Germany (Berlin),
 Czech Republic (Prague) or - would be best - Poland (Warsaw)?
 Any tested traveling options?

 Perhaps there someone is going to travel by car from Germany or Czech
 Republic, and has 1-2 free sits. Certainly, I'll share costs.

I could give you a lift from the north of Italy :) Also two could fit
if we stay all very close to each other :)

Ciao
Andrea



 Cheers
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 http://mateusz.loskot.net

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[OSGeo-Discuss] European GIS Code Sprint

2007-09-06 Thread Andrea Antonello
Dear friends, dear colleagues,

we would like to raise to you all the following proposal of an European
FOSS-GIS developers meeting by the end of November (kind of follow-up
of the Canadian Code Sprint in September).

The event is the 'European GIS Code Sprint' organized as a post-event
of the SFScon 2007 held in Merano, Italy.

Planned Dates are: 
* 16-17 Nov 2007: South Tyrol Free Software Conference 2007
(http://www.sfscon.it/)
* 18 Nov 2007 (Sunday): Outdoor GIS data collection for Free data set
(somewhere in South Tyrol)
* 19-21 Nov 2007: GIS Code Sprint

The organisation of the event would be made by the Free Software Center
in Bolzano.

The Sprint would mainly have the aim to bring different projects to
know each other and build up some standard interaction, let the teams
of each project meet, discuss, design and code together fulltime and
non-remotely for a few days, and obviously also do some bugfixing. Also
we would invite power users in order to work on documentation,
translation and even minor issues.

In parallel, there would be the desire to collaborate on the creation of
a free dataset by wandering in an ordered way through a defined region
of the south tirol with GPS. The dataset should contain as many data as
possible, as for example the dataset of the grassbook does. Moreover,
climatic and hydrologic/hydraulic data should be integrated in order to
support different analyses.

Time is rather short and we would like to understand how much interest
there is in such an event and more or less how many developer would
like to attend. 

We feel that there is a huge need for a developer meeting that could
bring together different projects, that really need to interact if they
want to have a glorious future.

Please give us possibly soon a feedback by *adding yourself* on the WIKI
page created for the event: 
http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/European_GIS_Code_Sprint

Warmest regards,

Andrea Antonello
Markus Neteler
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