[OSGeo-Discuss] ISDE participation?

2007-01-31 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
The folks at ISDE5 (http://www.isde5.org) are looking for OSGeo participation at their event -- San Francisco, June 5-9. If anyone is planning to attend, interested in presenting, etc, please let us (VisCom) know. -mpg ___ Discuss mailing list

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Free

2007-03-02 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Or just say OSI-compliant -- since that's what OSGeo's charter says..? -mpg -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Ned Horning Sent: Friday, March 02, 2007 12:12 PM To: 'OSGeo Discussions' Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Free Paul

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

2007-03-29 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I've seen a lot of workshops and conferences over the years, both geo and non-geo: tradeoffs have to be made when organizing these things, and in the end Paul and his team will not be able to satisfy everyone. To take just four questions off the top of my head: * Would you rather attend 6

[OSGeo-Discuss] Google Grants - Free Advertising for Open Source Non-profits

2007-04-04 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Hey wow, this sounds like something we could do...? http://google-code-updates.blogspot.com/2007/04/google-grants-free-adver tising-for-open.html -mpg ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Annual General Meeting

2007-07-17 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Three big, on-going concerns of mine: - How to better do outreach, specifically to companies (GIS or non-GIS) that either currently don't know much about Open Source or, worse, think that Open Source is buggy, amatuer-ware, or otherwise incompatable with their commercial/profit motives. -

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGEO OGC spec development

2007-07-18 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I'd not go so far as to create a list yet -- I'm not sure we know what we're all looking for at this point. For example: do we really want [EMAIL PROTECTED], or perhaps more generally [EMAIL PROTECTED]? To my mind, these are two related-but-different, and equally-interesting, ideas to explore...

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGEO OGC spec development

2007-07-26 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGEO OGC spec development On Jul 26, 2007, at 18:08 , Michael P. Gerlek wrote: Sean has a good point: some of the OGC specs have been developed with relatively few members in the working group, which I think can tend to lead to inclusion of some

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Board Election Results

2007-08-10 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I too agree with Gary Co.; I don't personally see the need to release the results, and in any case the rules for this past election were set and should not be changed retroactively. If we are interested in looking at geographic distributions -- and, being geo geeks, who wouldn't be? -- then I'd

[OSGeo-Discuss] Software standards discussions = new list

2007-08-21 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
A few weeks ago there was a flurry of discussion about standards-related stuff, up to and including things like how OSGeo members might work with OGC. Since this is an area I know a bit about, and since I've talked to some OGC folks about it recently, I'd like to see if I can help us to try and

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] European GIS Code Sprint

2007-09-06 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
(Reading Andrea's post, I'm reminded of the thread the other day about OSGeo's value. Whatever OSGeo can do to help foster events like this one, even just by providing a mailing list on which to announce it, is of great value -- and is easily overlooked.) -mpg -Original Message-

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] How to assess rendering quality?

2007-10-10 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
. Gilles Michael P. Gerlek wrote: Gilles- Is your idea to measure the quality by having a human look at outputs (subjective metrics) or automatically via some analysis routine (objective metrics)? -mpg -Original Message- From: [EMAIL

[OSGeo-Discuss] Call for articles (GeoConnexion magazine)

2007-11-08 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Dear OSGeo community: Our friends at GeoConnexions are running a special issue in Feb with a focus on Open Source / Open Geodata (copy deadline is Dec 14th). This is a great chance for the Open Data folks -- and the rest of us Open Code types -- to get some media exposure. Please contact me if

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

2007-11-14 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I find two problems with Shapefiles -- one, that it is not in public domain (I am not even sure of what licensing there is on it), and while ESRI is not likely to pull a Unisys on us, it just is philosophically better to free if possible. I don't see this as an issue at all -- legally

[OSGeo-Discuss] Podcasts?

2008-01-08 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
A colleague asks: are there any good GIS-related podcasts (open source or not) out there? Suggestions? -mpg ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Job Postings / Job Wanted

2008-01-25 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
+1 to Frank (as usual...) -- the more overhead we put into this, the less likely it will be sustainable. Pick a mailing list -- either Discuss or a new one -- and I think we've already got at least two volunteer moderators. -mpg -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Job Postings / Job Wanted

2008-01-28 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
in posting their job and/or resume on the wiki page could contact me directly at [EMAIL PROTECTED] Let me know if there are any objections to this. If there are no objections, then I will set up the wiki pages. Landon -Original Message- From: Michael P. Gerlek [mailto:[EMAIL

[OSGeo-Discuss] GeoWeb 2008 CFP student competition ($$$!)

2008-02-12 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
The deadline for papers for GeoWeb 2008 is March 7th: http://www.geoweb.org/cfp-08.asp Having been involved with this conference for several years, I find it yields a nicely different set of offerings than the usual fare. This year, the focus is very much on GIS infrastructures -- both

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Planet OSGeo

2008-02-14 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Perhaps we could mark out who on the planet is a Charter Member. Charter members aren't special in any way with respect to blogging, so I don't think it is a useful distinction to make. -mpg -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

[OSGeo-Discuss] Biweekly OSGeo jobs wanted/offered summary

2008-02-18 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
As of today, only one job is being offered: * Tyler Technologies: Java Developer (posted 4 Feb 2008) See [2] for details. [Every two weeks or so, we will post a single message to the OSGeo discuss list of summarizing the OSGeo-related jobs offered/wanted currently listed on the Jobs Board

[OSGeo-Discuss] Biweekly OSGeo jobs wanted/offered summary

2008-02-18 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
As of today, only one job is being offered: * Tyler Technologies: Java Developer (posted 4 Feb 2008) See [2] for details. [Every two weeks or so, we will post a single message to the OSGeo discuss list of summarizing the OSGeo-related jobs offered/wanted currently listed on the Jobs Board

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] OS Spatial environment 'sizing' + Image Management

2008-02-20 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Interesting thread... A couple points from the sidelines: My company sells a store-your-images-in-a-database product, for storing JPEG 2000 and MrSID imagery; there are indeed people who see value in using a DB to manage their raster assets. Our product is not open source, but when using it

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] 'lossless' JPEG2000

2008-02-23 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Bruce- It is not clear to me what sort of study you would need to convince you, as the ISO standard for encoding data into the JPEG-2000 file format is by construction mathematically and numerically lossless process. (Indeed, compression, i.e. throwing away bits so as to further reduce storage

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] 'lossless' JPEG2000

2008-02-25 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Christopher Schmidt Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 10:18 AM To: discuss@lists.osgeo.org Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] 'lossless' JPEG2000 On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 09:27:22AM -0800, Michael P. Gerlek wrote: Bruce- Again, I'm not sure

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] 'lossless' JPEG2000

2008-02-26 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
François: When you say Mega-Images (- geo-sized images), just how big are you talking about? If you are in the 10-100GB range, I/LizardTech would be very interested in talking with you about the project, and also about supporting some of the geo metadata conventions. (Especially if you can

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] 'lossless' JPEG2000

2008-02-26 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I've not read the whole Wikipedia article, but the statement images have to be transformed from the RGB color space to another color space is indeed incorrect. Images that are 3-banded MAY be encoded with the YCC transform, but this is not required; images with some other number of bands do NOT

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] 'lossless' JPEG2000

2008-02-27 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Kakadu. What standard do you follow for metadata ? OGC GMLJP2, or do you include GeoTIFF information in a JP2 file like Luratech suggested to the JPEG committee ? Cheers, François Michael P. Gerlek a écrit

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Buttons

2008-03-03 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Dan- In general, yes, you are allowed to use the logo. There are guidelines posted on the web (not sure where..) spelling out proper usage, etc. -mpg From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Daniel Ames Sent: Monday,

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

2008-04-08 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
(Is GeoPDF open now? I was under the impression that they were claiming IP in there, but my info is a couple years old.) -mpg -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Rushforth, Peter Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 11:56 AM To: OSGeo

[OSGeo-Discuss] GeoWeb student contest - closing soon!

2008-05-08 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
As part of the GeoWeb 2008 conference, a Student Contest is being held -- with significant cash prizes! Deadline is next week, so get your entry in soon. http://geowebconference.org/students-academia/contest-information (OSGeo is a happy little cosponsor of this event, as Open Source is a

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] scale of FOSS projects

2008-05-08 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Or, to quote the IETF, rough consensus and running code. -mpg -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Paulo Marcondes Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 4:20 PM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] scale of FOSS projects

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Sign the Hague declaration

2008-05-14 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I'm not looking to start a debate, but... We call on all governments to: 1. Procure only information technology that implements free and open standards; 2. Deliver e-government services based exclusively on free and open standards; 3. Use only free and open digital standards in their

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] No news on the election?

2008-05-29 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
A quick look at the List shows that we've got an impressive a cadre already. But, to misquote, I'll admit that I don't know half of you half as well as I should like: I am sure there are many good candidates out there still lurking, but perhaps too shy to speak up on his or her own behalf. If

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Voting for new OSGeo Charter Members openuntil 6th June 2008

2008-06-01 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
+1 from here too. All 18 may be indeed be worthy, but moving the goal post once the ball is in play sets a dangerous precedent. -mpg -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Venkatesh Raghavan Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2008 11:14 AM To:

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Chickens, Boards and Export Restrictions

2008-06-12 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Aside I interrupt here to point out that of late the Board has been faced with some significant questions about the aim and scope of our organization. This is a good thing: it is what the Board is there for. We the Charter Members are tasked with electing new board members shortly, and thus have

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Looking for OSGeo Slide Show/Presentation Material

2008-08-28 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
(note from the sidelines: I was the one who started the Library, going back a couple years ago, but haven't maintained it in a long time. It definitely needs some love, and would welcome a volunteer to take it over.) -mpg -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

[OSGeo-Discuss] GeoInt meetup?

2008-09-23 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
If any of you kindly OSGeo folks are going to GeoInt next month in Nashville and would be interested like to do a meetup-ish thing, drop me a line and maybe we can arrange something. -mpg ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Beta-test the GEospatial Applications Registry(GEAR)

2008-10-01 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
It doesn't say who is actually running this site -- is it a govt entity, corporate, non-profit...? Also, the terms of use and privacy policy links aren't clicky. -mpg -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Arnulf Christl (OSGeo) Sent:

Mini-conf in Seattle? (was: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] some post-FOSS4G thoughts)

2008-10-09 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
(In Seattle, we go out for a latte.) This is a quick troll to see who'd be interested in coming to (and/or helping organize) a mini-conference in Seattle in spring of '09. Send me email, and I'll follow up later with a summary. -mpg -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] GeoConnexions column -- see your name in print!

2009-01-21 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
to you? Michael P. Gerlek wrote: As some of you know, OSGeo runs a monthly column in GeoConnexions magazine about open source issues. We've done 18 articles to date, which have resulted in some good PR (and a bit of cash) for our foundation. If you are interested in submitting a future

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] GeoConnexions column -- see your name in print!

2009-01-22 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I'll ask. -mpg -Original Message- From: Cameron Shorter [mailto:cameron.shor...@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 12:08 AM To: Michael P. Gerlek Cc: OSGeo Discussions Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GeoConnexions column -- see your name in print! Michael, Writing about

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] GeoConnexions column -- see your name in print!

2009-01-23 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
In order to estimate a cost, the magazine people need to know (exactly) how much each insert (DVD + sleeve?) weighs. Anyone with a good scale? -mpg -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Cameron Shorter Sent:

[OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Top ten myths for open source in geo?

2009-01-24 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Thanks to all who replied! I've posted all the replies (with private replies anonymized) to the wiki -- feel free to edit as you think of more. http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Top_Ten_Myths -mpg -Original Message- From: Michael P. Gerlek Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 9:30 AM To: OSGeo

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] GeoConnexions column -- see your name in print!

2009-02-02 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Shorter [mailto:cameron.shor...@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 12:08 AM To: Michael P. Gerlek Cc: OSGeo Discussions Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GeoConnexions column -- see your name in print! Michael, Writing about the LiveDVD would be good, it might encourage 1/100 readers to download

[OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Open source TIN code?

2009-03-23 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
, or is aware of inaccuracies in my above statements, pls let me know. Thanks. -mpg -Original Message- From: Michael P. Gerlek Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 10:17 AM To: 'OSGeo Discussions' Subject: Open source TIN code? The Community has need of BSD-licensed source code for TIN generation

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Open source TIN code?

2009-03-23 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Yeah, I have anecdotal evidence Isenburg gave the OK (Hobu noted it on the liblas list), but he didn't specify exactly for *what* he was okay with from the tools collection which makes me nervous. If he were to say all of it, then we're all set (I just care about the TINner inside lasview).

[OSGeo-Discuss] GoeConnextions column - CFP

2009-06-02 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Time for my periodic reminder about OSGeo's monthly column in GeoConnexions magazine. We've published 22(!) articles to date, covering everything from the major OSGeo packages to business-related issues to thoughts on standards and file formats. I'm always on the hunt for more material, so if

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Military OSS

2009-07-01 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Atlanta in August? ...As long as they've got good air conditioning! .mpg On Jul 1, 2009, at 7:21 AM, Mark Lucas mluca...@mac.commailto:mluca...@mac.com wrote: Hi All, I am helping to setup a Military open source software conference in @ GTRI in Atlanta in August, no suits/ties, just a

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] FYI - US Cong. Hearing on Geospatial Information

2009-07-16 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
(I'm not sure why, but I actually have a sad desire to get up early to watch this next week...) -mpg -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Julia Harrell Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 3:03 PM To:

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Patent for feature of paper map.

2009-08-07 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
note While I have no absolutely no familiarity with the patent in question, something I've said here before perhaps bears occasional repeating: Patent and IP law is a very deep and complex subject. The vast majority of us laypersons are not qualified to read and evaluate patent claims; what is

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo friendly countries to live in

2009-08-20 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Like the subject of patents from a couple weeks ago, we need to be careful of painting these things with too broad a brush. I've got to have MicroStation to work with CALTRANS, AutoCAD to work with my local city, ESRI to work with the County's GIS department, and software from LizardTech

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and Proprietary Algorithms

2009-08-20 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Some clarifications: - MrSID has both lossy and lossless modes - MrSID is not fractal based; it uses wavelets (and arithmetic encoding) - you can't copyright algorithms; the MrSID source code certainly is, however - MrSID relies on a number of patents, not all of which are owned by LizardTech -

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and Proprietary Algorithms

2009-08-20 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Landon asked: When you said there is today no open source implementation of JP2 that is suitable for geo work do you mean that there is no open source library that can read and write JP2? If so, who is using the format? There are a few implementations of JP2 around. The Kakadu library,

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and Proprietary Algorithms

2009-08-20 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Michael P. Gerlek Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2009 1:55 PM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and Proprietary Algorithms Some clarifications: - MrSID has

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and ProprietaryAlgorithms[SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

2009-08-21 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
] On Behalf Of Michael P. Gerlek Sent: Friday, 21 August 2009 6:55 AM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and Proprietary Algorithms Some clarifications: - MrSID has both lossy and lossless modes - MrSID is not fractal

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats andProprietaryAlgorithms[SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

2009-08-21 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Michael P. Gerlek Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 9:36 AM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats andProprietaryAlgorithms[SEC=UNCLASSIFIED] Tiling essentially means you can take a large file and compress pieces of it independently

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File FormatsandProprietaryAlgorithms[SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

2009-08-21 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Someone earlier in this thread spoke about some of these technologies being somewhat obsolete what with the new network and bandwidth speeds available for publishing. I think the comment was that by hiding the data behind a server, you can reduce the users' exposure to a myriad of file

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File FormatsandProprietaryAlgorithms[SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

2009-08-21 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Yes, JP2 supports signed and unsigned types of up to ~24 bits. And lots of channels (bands). And alpha masking. And arbitrary metadata blobs (geospatial and otherwise). -mpg -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and Proprietary Algorithms

2009-08-24 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
P. Gerlek Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2009 4:36 PM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and Proprietary Algorithms snip Do you know why there hasn't been a broader adoption of JP2? Not through lack of trying on my part :-) I think the two biggest reasons are: (1

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and Proprietary Algorithms

2009-08-24 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Number: (209) 992-0658 -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Michael P. Gerlek Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 1:59 PM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and Proprietary Algorithms

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and Proprietary Algorithms

2009-08-25 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
[mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Michael P. Gerlek Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 3:19 PM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open File Formats and Proprietary Algorithms I've not given it much thought recently, to be honest. I'd need to review the current state

[OSGeo-Discuss] Insurance for contractors?

2009-08-31 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
In the past I've hired some people for contract or consultant work (both open source projects and more general stuff) -- generally these people have been independent, one-man shops found by word of mouth and reputation, as opposed to hiring someone from an agency. I'm getting pushback now from

[OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Insurance for contractors?

2009-08-31 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
a summary in a few days with no names attached. -mpg -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Michael P. Gerlek Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 10:03 AM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Insurance for contractors

[OSGeo-Discuss] How not to read a patent

2009-09-03 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Fresh on the heels of word that Google has patented the idea of a search web page [1] and the recent discussions of the value and meaning of patents here and elsewhere, I offer a link to Rob Weir's great advice on how to read patents [2]. [1]

[OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Insurance for contractors?

2009-09-14 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
showing that most of you don't have insurance and yet, happily, the sun still rises every morning. Thanks to all who responded! -mpg -Original Message- From: Michael P. Gerlek Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 10:03 AM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: Insurance for contractors

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Next 5 years for OSGeo

2009-09-15 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Thinking aloud, a possible contrarian view: A goal like to produce a comprehensive suite of tools [that do X or Y]... doesn't likely fit with OSGeo's broad membership and interests. We are an umbrella organization representing a number of projects, each with its own unique goals and agendas.

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Next 5 years for OSGeo

2009-09-30 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I agree, we don't want to compete directly with anyone nor do we want to take an adversarial political stance. However, I'd offer that while the level of awareness of open source GIS offerings has much improved over the past couple years, it still has a ways to go and OSGeo can be a force for

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Next 5 years for OSGeo

2009-09-30 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Local OSGeo chapters are great, but how about existing non-OSGeo groups? Does OSGeo have a strategy to build communication with them? You mean groups like local ESRI chapters, ASPRS chapters, GIS professionals, etc? I'd encourage the local chapters to find such non-OSGeo local groups and

[OSGeo-Discuss] Anyone going to GeoInt this month?

2009-10-06 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I'm going to be at the GeoInt conference in San Antonio in a couple weeks -- if a few others of you are are, maybe we could meet for lunch or something? -mpg ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org

[OSGeo-Discuss] And is anyone going to, umm, the PDC show?

2009-10-06 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Okay, so the odds are pretty slim, but: if anyone's going to PDC (the Microsoft developers conference) next month, I'd be happy to do a meetup there too. (I'm interested in seeing what's new with MSFT's geo support -- Bing Friends -- as it's been a couple years since I've looked into what

Re: IS EVERYONE HERE FAST ASLEEP? was: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OKF / OSGeo response to the consultation on opening Ordnance Survey data

2010-02-24 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Ditto - it seemed sort of so obvious that I assumed Our Board would just Do the Right Thing. +2 .mpg On Feb 25, 2010, at 1:30 AM, Chris Puttick chris.putt...@thehumanjourney.net wrote: Sorry Jo; Schuyler, personally I hadn't realised a response would be necessary. I'd assumed it would

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] [Fwd: GeoWeb CFP Deadline Is This Friday, March 12th]

2010-03-09 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
[ Some of you know I've been involved in this conference in the past, and indeed am again this year. I like it because it is a very different sort of conference: an unusual mix of industry, academia, government, and other. If you're interested in submitting or have any questions, feel free to

[OSGeo-Discuss] Mailing list for .NET work?

2010-03-26 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I'm thinking there might be a reasonable number of .NET folks lurking around here, and that it might be nice to have a mailing list for .NET-specific open source geo work -- what projects are being done, what issues people have, etc, etc. If interested, send email (to me or to list, at your

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] 5 Star OSGeo project maturity rating

2010-06-10 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Shorter Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 1:45 PM To: discuss@lists.osgeo.org Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] 5 Star OSGeo project maturity rating On 11/06/10 01:59, Michael P. Gerlek wrote: (Along those lines, I'd also ask precisely what ready to start incubation means...) Ready to start incubation implies

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: land records management with open source GIS

2010-06-22 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
A friend of mine is working in a SA country that has a new policy that all software at the national level must be non-commercial open source. One of these clauses makes sense, one of them does not. Why would you limit yourself to *non* commercial Open Source? (I parsed the original as

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Local Chapters Mailing List

2010-07-08 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I'm here from the CUGOS gang (Seattle and environs). -mpg -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss- boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Seven (aka Arnulf) Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 12:51 PM To: discuss@lists.osgeo.org Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss]

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Board Election 2010

2010-08-17 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Perhaps I missed it, but with the exception of Paolo, I don't see any statements from the nominees themselves? We've done that in past years, and I think it has been helpful to some of us. -mpg -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Board Election 2010

2010-08-17 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
[mailto:discuss- boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Morissette Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 10:23 AM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Board Election 2010 Michael P. Gerlek wrote: Perhaps I missed it, but with the exception of Paolo, I don't see any

[OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Representing Places With Intelligent URLs

2010-10-05 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
...it would be easy to determine what the URL for... Alas, it is not clear to me that, even within the US, there is a universally recognized canonicalization of the place name hierarchy, much less the names themselves. For example, you refer to california, as opposed to state_of_california,

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Representing Places With Intelligent URLs

2010-10-05 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Yeah, yeah, yeah, but if we could just get enough people to all submit data for their own local areas using arbitrary free-form textual tags and maybe provide a voting mechanism for the best submissions, then we could... Oh, wait -- never mind. -mpg -Original Message- From:

[OSGeo-Discuss] RE: GRASS not in demand, says PennState

2010-10-26 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
in their 1.2 release. -mpg -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss- boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Michael P. Gerlek Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 2:25 PM To: OSGeo Discussions (discuss@lists.osgeo.org) Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] GRASS

[OSGeo-Discuss] Charter member candidates, pls step forward!

2010-11-04 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Those of you who've been nominated, feel free to announce yourselves with a few immodestly chosen lines about why we should vote for you! There are a lot of seemingly good candidates, but not enough votes to go around... -mpg ___ Discuss mailing

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Charter Member Nomination

2010-11-09 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
[disclaimer: I'm the one who nominated Dan] Having admired MapWindow from afar from some time, I had the opportunity to spend a couple days with Dan and his team a few months ago and came away very impressed. Dan is doing a great job in bringing C#/.NET into the OSGeo world via the DotSpatial

[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Jobs list

2011-03-03 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
A gentle, periodic reminder: OSGeo has a jobs mailing list! You can post there if you...: - want a new job - trying to hire someone for a job - - are searching for a contractor or consultant - want to find work as a consultant or contractor - have opportunities for graduate students

[OSGeo-Discuss] Finding position based on horizon profile?

2011-03-28 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
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.

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Media Sponsorship

2011-06-10 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
+1 here too. I like the idea of providing an avenue for us to pitch articles, etc. I know that in principle anyone can submit a piece to most of the industry pubs, but in practice the editors tend to favor those they have a pre-existing relationship with. -mpg -Original Message-

[OSGeo-Discuss] Planning begins for the 2012 North American code sprint

2011-06-20 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
This mail is to announce the start of planning / early call for participation for the 4th annual OSGeo North American code sprint. Held in previous years in Toronto, New York City, and Montreal, we are proposing to hold the next event in Jan-Mar of 2012 on a small island near Seattle. Unlike

[OSGeo-Discuss] IslandWood 2012 codesprint - Registration open!

2011-07-12 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
you's and favorable mentions in blog posts about the sprint. Checks should be made payable to CUGOS and sent to Michael P. Gerlek 12167 Pleasant Place NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 USA Please forward this to anyone you might think be interested. We hope you can join us! -mpg

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] format for raster data distribution, JP2?

2011-07-15 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Well, you've covered most of the tradeoffs - proprietary/open, general availability, etc. At the end of the day, it's hard to beat compressed TIFFs. (lzw-compressed TIFFs are nice too - maybe a bit less supported than jpeg-compressed, but no quality loss) -mpg From:

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Nomination for Michael Gerlek to OSGeo Board 2011

2011-08-09 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I'm on vacation right now, so this will have to be short -- I'll write something more up when I get home in a few days, but for now let me just make some bullet points: * Thank you to Aaron for the nomination. It's a privilege to be nominated, and doubly so to be in company of so many other

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Nomination for Michael Gerlek to OSGeo Board 2011

2011-08-11 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I've now posted my candidate statement here: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2011#Michael_Gerlek Thanks again for your consideration. -mpg -Original Message- From: Michael P. Gerlek [mailto:m...@flaxen.com] Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 10:03 AM To: 'OSGeo

[OSGeo-Discuss] North America (Seattle) codesprint -- last chance to save it!

2011-08-17 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
The goal of hosting the 2012 North American code sprint here in Seattle is, unfortunately, almost dead. To date I have received almost $4K in sponsorship money -- thank you to Airborne Interactive, Anonymous/CUGOS, Development Seed, and LizardTech! -- and almost $4K in the form of seven

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] North America (Seattle) codesprint -- last chance to save it!

2011-08-18 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
for. In my opinion this is one of the events OSGeo could support, because it has a high impact on its projects. Leaving such a risk on individuals is likely to make this kind of events difficult to organize. Daniel On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 8:10 AM, Michael P. Gerlek m...@flaxen.com wrote

[OSGeo-Discuss] Need graphic arts help for IslandWood codesprint handout

2011-09-07 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I'm trying to make a one-page advert/flyer/handout for the IslandWood sprint, to be handed out in Denver next week... I know the content that has to be included, but my design skillz are totally not up to it and it looks like a fourth-grade science fair poster. Anyone out there got the talents

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G Travel Hints

2011-09-10 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I've added a cab-share signup section. -mpg -Original Message- From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss- boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Morissette Sent: Friday, September 09, 2011 2:52 PM To: OSGEO discuss Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G Travel Hints

[OSGeo-Discuss] Charter nominees -- please speak up!

2011-11-21 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
There are many nominees this year! And since we have such an international slate this year, I expect many of us are in the position I'm in: I don't recognize the names of many of them, much less know of them at least by reputation. If you are a nominee, please consider posting a short

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] 2011 Charter Member Election Results

2011-12-02 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
Nicolas: This is a great idea. Could you please start by stubbing out a wiki page for this, and then others can add onto it? -mpg From: discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of nicolas bozon Sent: Friday, December 02, 2011 6:56 PM

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] The amicus curiae brief in the Orange County, California public records / geo data court case

2011-12-16 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I've volunteered to take point on this issue and do the homework, as a first step towards bringing to the Board for approval. I've started a wiki page listing some reading material about the case: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OrangeCounty_Amicus If anyone has any opinions about the issue (either

[OSGeo-Discuss] Student funding available for OSGeo codesprint next month!

2012-01-03 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
** Please forward this email to any students or others who might be interested. ** Through the generosity of our sponsors -- especially our gold-level sponsor Mobile Geographics -- we have funding available for a qualified student (or currently unemployed programmer) to come to Seattle for

[OSGeo-Discuss] RE: [Board] Fwd: Request for your endorsement of GIS Amicus Letter re: Sierra Club v Orange County

2012-01-21 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
I'm covering this for the Board, and in the next few days I will be putting out a formal motion for OSGeo to endorse it. -mpg From: board-boun...@lists.osgeo.org [mailto:board-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of David William Bitner Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 4:50 AM To: OSGeo

[OSGeo-Discuss] formal request for endorement of amicus on Sierra Club v. Orange Country court case

2012-01-21 Thread Michael P. Gerlek
OSGeo folk: I'm formally requesting that OSGeo endorse the amicus (friend of the court) brief being submitted by the Sierra Club to the California Supreme Court. This case covers significant interest to our community, including the definition of GIS data and the public's right to access open

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