Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: FOSS4G 2007 Workshop Submission

2007-03-29 Thread Daniel Ames
Paul and others, I too was disappointed to be in the 22 of 34 workshop proposals that were turned down and would like to suggest that the conference organizers re-think the approach to include more workshops. At FOSS4g2006, I found the workshops to be perhaps the most useful element of the

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: FOSS4G 2007 Workshop Submission

2007-03-29 Thread Daniel Ames
with. I would like nothing more then to set up a workshop to inspire and involve new contributors in lots of 40. My impression is that conference attendees are looking forward to using the completed products ;-) Either as part of mash up or in a SDI Architecture Slot (two very large extremes). Daniel

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Journal articles and preparation

2007-04-02 Thread Daniel Ames
Tyler, We've just finished a research paper that reviews the OGC Web Processing Service protocol and provides some suggested improvements and an example implementation. Is the OSGeo Journal ready for this type of entry? - Dan On 3/26/07, Tyler Mitchell [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Contributors to

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Journal Now Available

2007-05-16 Thread Daniel Ames
This may be a good time to mention a thread that Tyler and I discussed a month ago with respect to the OSGeo Journal. I suggested that we explore the option of having 2-4 peer reviewed science type journal articles in future editions in addition to the project updates and other types of

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Case studies for migrating to Geospatial FOSS?

2008-01-30 Thread Daniel Ames
Cameron, What type of a document are you looking for? In other words how much detail and what focus? We might be able to find something that exists with respect to this EPA effort, or we could perhaps put it together. Dan On Jan 29, 2008 1:10 PM, Cameron Shorter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dr

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Buttons

2008-02-29 Thread Daniel Ames
Tyler et al, I just ran across this previous post about specialized OSGeo logos for members, supporters, etc. to place on their respective web sites. Not sure if there is still such a need, but here is an attempt: http://www.hydromap.com/download/OSGeoMemberLogos.zip Dan On Wed, Oct 17, 2007

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Buttons

2008-03-03 Thread Daniel Ames
On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 4:10 AM, Arnulf Christl [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sat, March 1, 2008 01:40, Daniel Ames wrote: Tyler et al, I just ran across this previous post about specialized OSGeo logos for members, supporters, etc. to place on their respective web sites. Not sure

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

2008-04-14 Thread Daniel Ames
Saka, Feel free to browse the MapWindow forums here: www.mapwindow.org/phorum and possibly post your question there. We have a very large .NET open source GIS developer community there who may be able to help. Dan On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 4:33 AM, Saka Royban [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] some post-FOSS4G thoughts

2008-10-07 Thread Daniel Ames
Another consideration: my students who attended last week said that the mix of GISSA with FOSS4g was EXCELLENT. The really liked having the business GIS users/non-FOSS people there. In fact, doing a joint conference like this gave the FOSS folks lots of great proselytizing opportunities that they

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Can we use a LiveDVD for workshops and labs at FOSS4G 2009?

2008-10-20 Thread Daniel Ames
projects that are Windows based to gain exposure (like MapWindow, which almost certainly increased its user base as a result of a strong conference presence). Very true. We actually got a conference spike in downloads and also in the number of *.za people on our mailing lists. I'm a

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Call for Software demos -OSGIS 2009

2009-03-24 Thread Daniel Ames
Suchith, I'm writing to let you know that (although I haven't been in contact!) I'm still planning to come to the conference on June 22 and do the MapWindow workshop. Have you got a schedule together yet for this? I wonder if I should give a short talk too during one of the paper sessions? What

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GIS_Libraries

2009-05-05 Thread Daniel Ames
Nenad, The OSGeo projects use a variety of licenses. You'll see LGPL, MPL, GPL, MIT, and others. If you are developing commercial tools, you'll need to avoid GPL (someone correct me if I'm wrong.) Also take into consideration development platform/language. My group (MapWindow project) has a

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GIS_Libraries

2009-05-05 Thread Daniel Ames
under some closed-source license then he can not link to or embed any GPL licensed code or library. - Dan On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 10:24 AM, P Kishor punk.k...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 11:06 AM, Daniel Ames amesd...@isu.edu wrote: Nenad, The OSGeo projects use a variety

[OSGeo-Discuss] Please Share: AWRA Announces Call for Abstracts for GIS in Water Resources Conference

2009-08-20 Thread Daniel Ames
(With apologies for cross posting... Please see the below announcement for the biannual GIS in Water Resources conference of the American Water Resources Association in March 2010 in Orlando Florida. This conference has had a growing representation of projects from the OPEN SOURCE GIS world and it

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Mind Map - Open Source Spatial Projects

2009-10-12 Thread Daniel Ames
Hi Bruce, This is great work... I'm imagining this in an 8 foot tall poster at the FOSS4G conference! It would be great if you could add in the MapWindow project. MapWindow GIS Desktop Application is a C#/.NET desktop GIS that is completely open source and has about 6000 downloads per month from

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G-2009-Tokyo/Osaka promotion video

2009-11-04 Thread Daniel Ames
Fascinating! I had no idea that there were two FOSS4G 2009 conferences this year... - Dan On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 1:39 AM, Venkatesh Raghavan ragha...@media.osaka-cu.ac.jp wrote: Hi All, FOSS4G-2009-Tokyo/Osaka promotion video is available on Youtube at

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Will there be an OSGeo Desktop shootout atFOSS4G 2010?

2009-12-21 Thread Daniel Ames
Folks, I like the structured comparison approach that Cameron outlined. Also equally (or perhaps more useful) would be to put together a wiki page with goals and benchmarks based on ArcGIS 9.3. And then indicate where the os packages compare. This would provide us with the ability to answer the

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Will there be an OSGeo Desktop shootout atFOSS4G 2010?

2009-12-22 Thread Daniel Ames
:* discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] *En nombre de *Daniel Ames *Enviado el:* lunes, 21 de diciembre de 2009 19:25 *Para:* Maxim Dubinin; OSGeo Discussions *Asunto:* Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Will there be an OSGeo Desktop shootout atFOSS4G 2010? Folks, I

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Will there be an OSGeo Desktop shootout atFOSS4G 2010?

2009-12-22 Thread Daniel Ames
Helena, perhaps we should move this discussion to the EDU list, since this side by side comparison you have done could be expanded to include multiple desktop applications and would be fantastic to have as an educational tool. Perhaps we can copy your exercises on a WIKI page and then encourage

[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Late-added workshop for IEMSS 2010 - Software Development Issues and Going Open Source

2009-12-30 Thread Daniel Ames
Dear OSGeo Discuss List, Because many of you are involved in environmental modeling like me, you may be interested in attending iEMSs in Canada next summer (this is a major biannual environmental modeling and software conference). If you are already attending, or if you are considering

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Webinars on OS geo for local governments, schools and nonprofits?

2010-02-08 Thread Daniel Ames
Webinars are a great idea but need someone to host the webinar software... any thoughts on how to do that? We could potentially help out here at ISU with the desktop sharing side of things, but the problem is the audio... - Dan On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Charlie Schweik

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Webinars on OS geo for local governments, schools and nonprofits?

2010-02-08 Thread Daniel Ames
be fixed at this point. I haven't tried video on it at this point. Dan On Mon, 2010-02-08 at 16:56 -0500, Charlie Schweik wrote: Hi Dan, Daniel Ames wrote: Webinars are a great idea but need someone to host the webinar software... any thoughts on how to do that? We could potentially help

[OSGeo-Discuss] Learn about Open Source GIS for .NET (MapWindow 2010)

2010-02-22 Thread Daniel Ames
Dear fellow OSGeo'ers, If you are interested in learning about open source GIS for the .NET platform, please consider coming to MapWindow 2010 in Orlando, Florida, 31 March - 2 April, 2010. (http://www.mapwindow.org/conference/2010/) This is the first official meeting of the MapWindow GIS

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Whitebox GAT (Chris Puttick)

2010-03-26 Thread Daniel Ames
As I said to John in a PM, I think what he's doing is extremely important and will help bolster the concept of open source for the masses that we've been pushing with our .NET MapWindow project. Three cheers to ANYONE who is willing to bust their chops on some code and put it out to the

[OSGeo-Discuss] New list for discussing all things OSGeo + .NET

2010-05-14 Thread Daniel Ames
Dear OSGeo'ers, John Lindsay (University of Guelph) and myself (Dan Ames, Idaho State University) have just set up - with the help of Tyler Mitchell - a new OSGeo mailing list which is thematically based around the .NET and MONO programming frameworks. Please feel free to join us on this list.

[OSGeo-Discuss] Help authoring tools

2010-06-01 Thread Daniel Ames
Do any of you have a preferred open source help authoring tool? We're looking for something to document our projects on web pages - something better than wiki - and also to download and install with software. Must be cross platform, etc. I'd like to use whatever others are using in the OSGeo

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: New and Noteworthy in OS Geospatial?

2010-09-01 Thread Daniel Ames
Hi David. For what it's worth, MapWindow just passed the 300,000 download mark, with 6,000 per month. Also the .NET world has an alternative to ArcObjects now under development called DotSpatial. This project is being developed by a large .NET team on codeplex and is quickly making progress. - Dan

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G2010: Good, Bad and the Ugly

2010-09-16 Thread Daniel Ames
From the the point of view of someone processing travel through the university travel office, having the swag as part of the registration bill is MUCH better. We can claim reimbursement for registration but not for individual goodies, like a t-shirt. So really, being honest about it, I much

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G2010: Good, Bad and the Ugly

2010-09-16 Thread Daniel Ames
From the the point of view of someone processing travel through the university travel office, having the swag as part of the registration bill is MUCH better. We can claim reimbursement for registration but not for individual goodies, like a t-shirt. So really, being honest about it, I much

[OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member Nomination

2010-11-09 Thread Daniel Ames
Hi all, I appreciate being nominated as an OSGeo Charter Member. I've been participating with OSGeo since the 2006 Lausanne conference and am regularly involved in the edu committee and newsletter/journal committee. I've funded sponsorship at Lausanne, Sydney and Capetown and am always giving

[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Charter Member Nomination

2010-11-09 Thread Daniel Ames
(correction: we gave workshops at Lausanne and did booths and workshops at Sydney and South Africa ;) ) On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 12:22 PM, Daniel Ames dan.a...@isu.edu wrote: Hi all, I appreciate being nominated as an OSGeo Charter Member. I've been participating with OSGeo since the 2006

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member Nomination

2010-11-09 Thread Daniel Ames
Hey that would be great, let's do it! I'll shoot you a P.M. do discuss potential details. - Dan On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 3:21 PM, Alex Mandel tech_...@wildintellect.comwrote: On 11/09/2010 11:22 AM, Daniel Ames wrote: Hi all, I appreciate being nominated as an OSGeo Charter Member. I've been

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Greek Inspire Metadata Editor (gimed)

2010-11-09 Thread Daniel Ames
Coming late to this discussion, I would point out that the FSF article about Mono is based entirely on conjecture. Particularly this statement: Microsoft is probably planning to force all free C# implementations underground some day using software patents I suspect if the OSGeo world were to

Re: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member Nomination

2010-11-09 Thread Daniel Ames
++ -vs- Java intertribal dialogs? Something like that. [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Way_%28centrism%29 -mpg From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Ames Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 11:22 AM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Foss4g sponsorship question

2010-12-10 Thread Daniel Ames
Great question! I'd potentially be an early sponsor too, but need more detail. - Dan On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 1:47 PM, Jeroen Ticheler jeroen.tiche...@geocat.net wrote: Hi FOSS4G organizers, I read there's a discount for early sponsors when committing before 1 january 2011. But there's no

[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Journal Call for Papers for Peer Review/Research Section

2011-01-13 Thread Daniel Ames
Dear Colleagues, As a section editor for the OSGeo Journal, I would like to personally invite you to consider preparing an original manuscript on your research and software development activities for publication in the OSGeo Journal. Preparations are underway for Volume 9 which will be published

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Seeking Articles, Reports, and Volunteers for Volume 9 of the OSGeo Journal

2011-01-14 Thread Daniel Ames
We're certainly interested in test cases, applications, and interesting new developments related to OSGeo projects, but manuscripts about or related to other open source GIS project are also very. - Dan On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 2:19 AM, Ann Hitchcock a.hitchc...@52north.orgwrote: Hi Landon,

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Ravi OSGeo

2011-01-16 Thread Daniel Ames
Great point Ravi. People continually tell me they like MapWindow for its simple GUI. Interestingly I was also training Vietnamese GIS students last week in Ho Chi Minh City. - Dan On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 8:40 PM, Ravi ravivundava...@yahoo.com wrote: Hi Jeff, was teaching a bunch of young kids

[OSGeo-Discuss] MapWindow/DotSpatial 2011 - User/Developer Conference

2011-03-16 Thread Daniel Ames
Dear OSGeo Discuss List: The MapWindow project team is pleased to announce that we are hosting an OSGeo DotNet focused conference and workshops June 13-15, 2011 in San Diego, California. There is more information and a call for abstracts on the conference web site:

[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: CUAHSI Senior Software Engineer/Architect

2011-04-06 Thread Daniel Ames
Please see the position announcement below. - Dan Daniel P. Ames Ph.D. Idaho State University Dept. of Geosciences dan.a...@isu.edu Sent from my Droid -- Forwarded message -- From: Conrad Matiuk cmat...@cuahsi.org Date: Apr 6, 2011 9:55 AM Subject: CUAHSI Senior

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Training and certification

2011-06-10 Thread Daniel Ames
I tend to agree with Cameron on this one. There is already the GISci certification process that we don't want to compete with. Plus which particular tools from the OSGeo stack would one be required to be proficient in to be OSGeo Certified. I think that if a particular project wanted to create a

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Advice - alternative to google maps v3 Javascript API????

2011-06-28 Thread Daniel Ames
I'm copying your question to the DotNet OSGeo group who might have some suggestions. You could look at both SharpMap and DotSpatial as ASP.NET back ends for example. - Dan On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 3:05 AM, quade m...@websolving.co.uk wrote: Hi all I'm trying to develop a vehicle tracking

[OSGeo-Discuss] C# DotSpatial Library Workshop at FOSS4G

2011-08-10 Thread Daniel Ames
Hey all, Just a quick invitation to sign up for our C# DotSpatial Library workshop at FOSS4G. We're excited to show you all what the DotNet/DotSpatial group has accomplished in the last year, and for any of you who like to code in C# (or want to learn) we hope you'll enjoy this workshop. By the

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Workshops filling up...

2011-08-10 Thread Daniel Ames
Nitin, your email was great to read because it highlights the healthy state of affairs in the FOSS4g world... Too many great choices! - Dan -- Daniel P. Ames, Ph.D. PE Associate Professor, Geosciences Idaho State University - Idaho Falls dan.a...@isu.edu geology.isu.edu