[OSGeo-Discuss] Google Summer of Code

2007-02-15 Thread Paul Ramsey
This program funded three students last year who worked on Geotools projects. http://google-code-updates.blogspot.com/2007/02/speaking-of-summer.html It does require some volunteer time to administer, however. P ___ Discuss mailing list

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Google Summer of Code

2007-02-20 Thread Paul Ramsey
Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Paul Ramsey Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 12:06 PM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Google Summer of Code Frank Warmerdam wrote: Howard Butler is already doing some legwork to identify projects

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Free

2007-03-02 Thread Paul Ramsey
Ned Horning wrote: Paul Ramsey wrote: The term free as used by this community is jargon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jargon, plain and simple, completely transparent to those in-the-know, opaque to outsiders. The workshop submission is just a clear example of that. Would dropping Free

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Conf for 2008

2007-03-26 Thread Paul Ramsey
/mailman/listinfo/discuss ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss -- Paul Ramsey Refractions Research http://www.refractions.net [EMAIL PROTECTED] Phone: 250-383-3022 Cell

[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: FOSS4G 2007 Workshop Submission

2007-03-29 Thread Paul Ramsey
Jeroen, I appreciate your frustration, and I know it is shared by many others, as only 12 of the 34 3-hour workshop submissions could be hosted. The criteria the workshop committee used in their evaluation are here: http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/

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

2007-03-29 Thread Paul Ramsey
the blunt email that closes the door. Jeroen On Mar 29, 2007, at 4:29 PM, Paul Ramsey wrote: Jeroen, I appreciate your frustration, and I know it is shared by many others, as only 12 of the 34 3-hour workshop submissions could be hosted. The criteria the workshop committee used

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

2007-03-29 Thread Paul Ramsey
KINDS, I market to ALL KINDS of potential attendees, and I try to make sure that if we do not please all of the people all of the time, we at least please most of the people most of the time. Paul -- Paul Ramsey Refractions Research http://www.refractions.net [EMAIL PROTECTED] Phone

[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2007 Referrals

2007-03-29 Thread Paul Ramsey
on the relative sizing of some of the projects linking to the site. http://www.foss4g2007.org/webstats/usage_200703.html#TOPREFS P. -- Paul Ramsey Refractions Research http://www.refractions.net [EMAIL PROTECTED] Phone: 250-383-3022 Cell: 250-885-0632

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

2007-03-29 Thread Paul Ramsey
demonstrations, 20 exhibitors, 1 code sprint, thousands of beers, and hundreds of happy attendees. Let's think positively, it'll all be OK. -- Paul Ramsey Refractions Research http://www.refractions.net [EMAIL PROTECTED] Phone: 250-383-3022 Cell: 250-885-0632

[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2007 Early Acceptance of Presentations

2007-05-08 Thread Paul Ramsey
Don't be shy now, more opinions is better! Paul Ramsey wrote: In order to provide some extra content about what FOSS4G is all about, we will be accepting a few (10 or so) presentations early, so we can publish them on the web site for folks interested in the conference to see. To help select

[OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeo-Conf] Proceedings - 2007

2007-06-19 Thread Paul Ramsey
Journalistas, Could you review the link below, and provide me information about the process you would like in place for accepting articles, schedule of publication, etc. http://foss4g2007.dyndns.org/presentations/publication/ Thanks, Paul -- Paul Ramsey Refractions Research http

[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2007 Call for Presentations Closes in ONE WEEK

2007-06-23 Thread Paul Ramsey
June 29 is the close of the Call for Presentations for FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial). If you plan on giving a 25 minute presentation at FOSS4G, make sure you get your abstract in before the deadline! http://www.foss4g2007.org/presentations/ FOSS4G 2007

[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: BOF sessions

2007-07-26 Thread Paul Ramsey
Yes! http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/FOSS4G2007_BOF_Sessions Dave Patton wrote: Should we publicize the BOF wiki page, perhaps with an email to the FOSS4G2007 and OSGeo-Discuss lists? -- Paul Ramsey Refractions Research http://www.refractions.net [EMAIL PROTECTED] Phone: 250

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Board Geographic Diversity

2007-08-13 Thread Paul Ramsey
I think it's a terrible idea, unless we really consider geography to be the true organizing principle behind OSGeo. Why not project-based board seats? Or language? Ethnicity? How about all three! We can have a matrix board. First, is there a problem: is our board representation bad

[OSGeo-Discuss] Session Chairs Needed

2007-08-18 Thread Paul Ramsey
Hi OSGeo folks: I need 40 session chairs (8 sessions * 5 rooms) to help run the FOSS4G presentation program. This is your time to help out the conference! Please go to the session chairs wiki page and sign up for one or more sessions.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Session Chairs Needed

2007-08-19 Thread Paul Ramsey
, there's no maximum number, and I need 40 people, so every piece of assistance is helpful. Thanks, Paul On 18-Aug-07, at 9:38 AM, Paul Ramsey wrote: I need 40 session chairs (8 sessions * 5 rooms) to help run the FOSS4G presentation program. This is your time to help out the conference! Please

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Return on Equity

2007-08-30 Thread Paul Ramsey
It depends a great deal on whether OSGeo wants to be self-sustaining at the $1000 level or the $10 level. At the $1000 level we shut everything down and put a paypal button on the front page, mission accomplished. At the $10 level, job one is to direct the money at places where

[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G Sunday Icebreaker

2007-09-19 Thread Paul Ramsey
to finish your classroom inspections before hitting the beer. :) The Wicket will, by virtue of its size, be our conference Default Hangout, so wander by there every evening to hook up with the conference scene. http://tinyurl.com/2vtcpr Paul -- Paul Ramsey Refractions Research http

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Presentation materials

2007-10-03 Thread Paul Ramsey
://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss -- Paul Ramsey Refractions Research http://www.refractions.net [EMAIL PROTECTED] Phone: 250-383-3022 Cell: 250-885-0632 ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Presentation materials

2007-10-03 Thread Paul Ramsey
Merci boucoup, good plan. Venkatesh Raghavan wrote: Paul Ramsey wrote: ... They'll be found attached to the relevant abstract pages (e.g. http://www.foss4g2007.org/presentations/view.php?abstract_id=212). About 40% of presenters have uploaded so far, and I will be harassing the stragglers

[OSGeo-Discuss] foss4g.org

2007-11-22 Thread Paul Ramsey
So, what's the next step on moving this domain into a position where we can put it to conference use? (Thanks again for the use of it!) P -- Paul Ramsey Refractions Research http://www.refractions.net [EMAIL PROTECTED] Phone: 250-383-3022 Cell: 250-885-0632

[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [postgis-users] A bit off topic, but FOSS GIS clients...

2008-01-02 Thread Paul Ramsey
I realize it ain't easy. But could consolidation (future effort) make it easier? The only thing that can be consolidated is developer effort, and even where there are no programming language barriers (such as in the Java world) there are lots of countervailing reasons that make mergers

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: FOSS4GIS business models

2008-01-03 Thread Paul Ramsey
Xen is one of those things where the market is SO DAMN HUGE that even the very SMALL proportion of money that an open source company can wring from the marketplace is actually non-trivial in an absolute sense. If Red Hat is only monetizing 0.01% of the Linux marketplace, that's still

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

2008-01-31 Thread Paul Ramsey
. On 31-Jan-08, at 11:36 AM, Paul Ramsey wrote: There are not very many extant descriptions of case studies of the kind I consider useful, namely the traditional IT shop examines options and makes a change sort. gvSIG in Valencia makes a poor case study because it's so big bang... I mean

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OS Spatial environment 'sizing'

2008-02-18 Thread Paul Ramsey
Bruce, On 2/18/08, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote - the applications of interest are GeoServer, Deegree, GeoNetwork, MapServer, MapGuide and Postgres/PostGIS. - the environment may need to scale relatively quickly. - it will be required to serve in the vicinty of 5 to 10 TB of

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Image Management in an RDBMS...(was OS Spatial environment 'sizing')

2008-02-21 Thread Paul Ramsey
, to the value equation. And the same stuff the vendor tools do can be done with GDAL and Mapserver and little else. And I hope someone wants to have a performance run-off. Go ahead, punk. Make my day. :) P. -- Paul Ramsey [EMAIL PROTECTED] +1 250 885 0632

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

2008-04-24 Thread Paul Ramsey
I'd buck up for a copy of ArcView (much cheaper than ArcGIS), and use GRASS / PostGIS / etc tools for things like analysis. You can use ArcView to generate the paper and do some quick low-end analytics and the other tools for more involved stuff. My general synopsis: for server-side, for

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

2008-04-24 Thread Paul Ramsey
3) Storage and serving of very large (50+ GB) raster datasets. PostGIS does not support rasters yet; Oracle Spatial does though. I'm still not sure if storing rasters in a database is a good idea but ArcSDE sure makes it easy, and with good performance when used in conjunction with other

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

2008-04-25 Thread Paul Ramsey
to the query can I replace ArcView with open source, my answer is in general, no, but maybe for a specific use case. P. On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 11:37 PM, Paolo Cavallini [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Paul Ramsey ha scritto: I'd buck up for a copy of ArcView (much cheaper than ArcGIS), and use GRASS

[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2008 Call for Papers: Deadline Extension to May 23, 2008

2008-05-13 Thread Paul Ramsey
From the trenches... P -- We are pleased to announce an extension in the abstract submission deadline for the 2008 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference, incorporating GISSA 2008, being held from 29 September to 3 October, in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. This is

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2007 Videos

2008-05-14 Thread Paul Ramsey
I've found it impossible to every view these, in particular the closing. It would be nice if they were mixed together with the slides, that's for sure. P On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 9:45 AM, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I was recently reminded about videos for last years FOSS4G

[OSGeo-Discuss] Board Nomination

2008-06-11 Thread Paul Ramsey
I would like to nominate Howard Butler. Howard is a long-time member of OSGeo, the chair of the system administration committee, a committer for Mapserver and GDAL, and respected member of the GIS blogging diaspora. In short, he has it all, brains, charm, looks. Marry me, Howard. P.

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

2008-06-12 Thread Paul Ramsey
On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 8:56 AM, Arnulf Christl [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: But instead, she incarnated in the US, the most backwater place imaginable wrt Open Source. So, this raises two actions items: - Putting our policy online (presumably copied from Apache shamelessly) in a findable

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

2008-06-12 Thread Paul Ramsey
Interesting Aside. Could the CRO perhaps ensure there's a way to QA with the board nominees during the process? Perhaps a list of questions at the top of the wiki page, and nominees can answer as few/many of them as they like in their own page sections. P On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34 AM, Michael

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

2008-06-12 Thread Paul Ramsey
On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 8:56 AM, Arnulf Christl [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I for one get this feedback on a regular basis from parts of the German speaking community. This sentiment has lead to a lot of discussion within the GaV which is the existing German FOSSGIS community, a legal entity

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

2008-06-12 Thread Paul Ramsey
On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:23 AM, Dave Patton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Are there practical matters (e.g. wording in the foundation's charter or letters of incorporation) that preclude OSGeo from being incorporated in multiple jurisdictions? Yes, it's work to be an entity. We're having enough

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Software Language

2008-06-12 Thread Paul Ramsey
On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:32 AM, Landon Blake [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The reality is that the software world is dominated by the western world and the English language. (How many programming languages do you know of that are written in Russian?) :] I hope a Russian answers, because given

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

2008-06-13 Thread Paul Ramsey
On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 2:33 PM, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 12-Jun-08, at 9:20 AM, Paul Ramsey wrote: - Putting our policy online (presumably copied from Apache shamelessly) in a findable location, to conform to the legal norms of our host nation. I'll have to re

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] quick survey -

2008-07-16 Thread Paul Ramsey
Is anyone on this list cool enough? :) Not me... P On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 6:58 AM, andrea giacomelli [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all - I was about to pose my request on the IRC channel, but I figured I prefer e-mail. I'd like to run a quick survey: did anybody from this list attend the

[OSGeo-Discuss] URL

2008-08-11 Thread Paul Ramsey
project.osgeo.org During ColabNet days, we had this scheme, but it was dropped when we moved. Was there a reason for it? I personally feel some love for it, since it allows things like bringing the Mapserver site into osgeo.org with a simple URL change. P.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] URL

2008-08-11 Thread Paul Ramsey
+1 It's a useful mnemonic, and with 304 redirection the search engines will still provide link karma to links that use the *.osgeo.org scheme. P. On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 4:11 PM, Mateusz Loskot [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Markus Neteler wrote: On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 9:46 PM, Jason Birch [EMAIL

[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [postgis-users] Brief History of OSSG

2008-08-22 Thread Paul Ramsey
Martin did address this last year: http://lin-ear-th-inking.blogspot.com/2007/06/history-of-jts-and-geos.html On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 10:18 AM, Michael Michaud [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, Interesting article. I am surprised not to see JTS even mentioned in this brief history, as it is a

[OSGeo-Discuss] This List

2008-09-23 Thread Paul Ramsey
Is, anywhere on the main web page, prominent mention made that basically all important announcements end up on this list (but not necessarily in the web site news feed, for example)? At lists.osgeo.org, this (very important) list is one among many many. Ah, I see there is: Main - Getting Started

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] This List

2008-09-23 Thread Paul Ramsey
OK, I take it back, news_item appears to be working. More to the point, discuss@ is referred to as sort of a tribune of the people on occasion (let's ask discuss!) when really it's sort of a private club. P. On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 8:24 AM, Frank Warmerdam [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Paul Ramsey

[OSGeo-Discuss] Code Sprint: How Much?

2008-10-02 Thread Paul Ramsey
Everyone loves a good code sprint... or do they? 2007 brought you the one-day sprint (with the GeoToolsers and uDiggers going for an extended weekend sprint). 2008 brings you another day. 2009 is still thinking about it. How much sprinting would you do? 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 days? I am wondering if the

[OSGeo-Discuss] C++ Expert Wanted (GEOS)

2008-10-03 Thread Paul Ramsey
I have a client who desperately wants to clean some memory leaks out of GEOS in a relatively short time frame. If you have enough C++ chops to wrestle with the GEOS code base (warning, non-trivial and not exactly a french garden) and some time over the next few weeks, let me know. Paul

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Successful FOSS4G use case needed especially in government sector

2008-10-07 Thread Paul Ramsey
http://postgis.refractions.net/documentation/casestudies On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 4:01 AM, Sanghee Shin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Therefore I'm writting a letter to you to request your help. Please let me know any successful case of FOSS4G in your country. Web site, implementation history, your

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Code Sprint: How Much?

2008-10-09 Thread Paul Ramsey
I've been thinking about something similar to the Bolsena event in North America, but it's hard to work out a scheme that will be productive, given the geographic dispersal of folks. I think a C tribe sprint would be excellent, but we're pretty spread out (though biased towards Ottawa / Quebec).

[OSGeo-Discuss] Learning from FOSS4G

2008-10-10 Thread Paul Ramsey
Folks from FOSS4G You've probably filled out some forms (maybe), and the organizers are going to be filling out their lessons learned pages, but I think it would be great to get some informal feedback that future organizers can use to avoid pitfalls and repeat slam dunks in future events. I've

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2009 Code sprint

2008-10-16 Thread Paul Ramsey
It's not a given. Those of us with young families back home are under a certain pressure to get back to the nest. For every example, there is a counter-example. :) P. On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 10:15 PM, Erik Uzureau [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: in the event that it's not already completely clear from

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Raster data on RDBMS

2008-10-28 Thread Paul Ramsey
The data is chunked in Oracle into tiles, so unless you tile the TIFF as well you aren't really doing a direct comparison. Even if you end up with the same numbers for both processes, I'll still be impressed, since I assumed Oracle would have a higher overhead. P. On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 9:54

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Raster data on RDBMS

2008-10-30 Thread Paul Ramsey
On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 5:25 PM, Gilberto Camara [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: but the benefits of having raster data on a DBMS are much more important. And those benefits are? ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org

[OSGeo-Discuss] Toronto Code Sprint 2009

2008-11-22 Thread Paul Ramsey
All, We are looking to have a code sprint in Toronto in mid-winter (not Italy in the springtime, but that's just how we roll up here in the Great White North). We are looking particularly at trying to bring C tribe members together, though other tribes are welcome to crash the party too.

[OSGeo-Discuss] Toronto Code Sprint

2008-12-08 Thread Paul Ramsey
The 2009 Toronto Code Sprint is now set for March 7-10 at the Bond Place Hotel in Toronto, Canada. http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Toronto_Code_Sprint_2009 We hope you will consider joining us for a worthy weekend of sprinting and getting connected. We are now looking for sponsors to cover venue

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Relationship between Telascience and the OSGeo

2008-12-22 Thread Paul Ramsey
Amazon perhaps. Google might find it cuts a little too close to the bone. Chris, have you approached the AWS folks about hosting OAM? It's a little more involved than just data storage, they'd also need to provide a couple EC2 instances to receive and process the new data, but it would remove the

[OSGeo-Discuss] Where 2.0 Topics

2009-01-30 Thread Paul Ramsey
Question: What is the one thing from the open source world that the hipsters, venture capitalists and other black-clad denizens of Where 2.0 absolutely *must* hear this year? Looking for the golden topic, Paul -- Paul Ramsey pram...@cleverelephant.ca +1 250 885 0632

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Generic Geometry Library (ggl)

2009-02-17 Thread Paul Ramsey
On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 5:11 AM, Barend Gehrels barend.gehr...@geodan.nl wrote: Because of this the library is following OGC conventions loosely, not strictly. All algorithms are implemented as standalone functions, instead of methods on geometries. Nevertheless, OGC conventions, names and

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] process for copyright assignment

2009-04-06 Thread Paul Ramsey
Incidentally, here's a contributor agreement written by Sun and then Creative Commons licensed for shared copyright. http://www.opennms.org/documentation/ContributorAgreement.pdf P. On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 1:10 PM, Tim Schaub tsch...@opengeo.org wrote: Hey- I'm hoping to hear some discussion

[OSGeo-Discuss] PostGIS 1.4.0 Beta 1

2009-06-15 Thread Paul Ramsey
* requirements for PostGIS 1.4 - PostgreSQL 8.2 and higher on all platforms - GEOS 3.0 and higher only - PROJ4 4.5 and higher only - New Features - ST_Union() uses high-speed cascaded union when compiled against GEOS 3.1+ (Paul Ramsey) - ST_ContainsProperly() requires GEOS

[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: PostGIS 1.4.0 Beta 1

2009-06-16 Thread Paul Ramsey
  - PROJ4 4.5 and higher only  - New Features   - ST_Union() uses high-speed cascaded union when compiled against         GEOS 3.1+ (Paul Ramsey)   - ST_ContainsProperly() requires GEOS 3.1+   - ST_Intersects(), ST_Contains(), ST_Within() use high-speed cached         prepared geometry against GEOS

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] trac non-functional

2009-06-19 Thread Paul Ramsey
If a pgsql dba is needed, I can step up to that. On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 7:01 AM, Howard Butler hobu@gmail.com wrote: On Jun 19, 2009, at 6:35 AM, Paolo Cavallini wrote: Hi all. Are there any plans to solve the horrible slowness and tendency to return errors of the trac? We are

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] is proj.4 an OSGeo project?

2009-06-22 Thread Paul Ramsey
You're not the first person to ask this question, by any stretch. P On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 8:46 AM, Marco Lechner - FOSSGIS e.V.marco.lech...@fossgis.de wrote: first read then shout - sorry - found it as subproject of metaCRS (of course) Marco Lechner - FOSSGIS e.V. schrieb: Is proj.4 an

[OSGeo-Discuss] PgSQL Italian translation

2009-07-08 Thread Paul Ramsey
PostgreSQL 8.4 is shipping without italian translations, because the translations are incomplete. You can be a PostgreSQL hero if you know Italian and bring the translation up to snuff... http://babel.postgresql.org/ P. ___ Discuss mailing list

[OSGeo-Discuss] PostGIS 1.4.0 Released

2009-07-24 Thread Paul Ramsey
only - PROJ4 4.5 and higher only - New Features - ST_Union() uses high-speed cascaded union when compiled against GEOS 3.1+ (Paul Ramsey) - ST_ContainsProperly() requires GEOS 3.1+ - ST_Intersects(), ST_Contains(), ST_Within() use high-speed cached prepared geometry

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

2009-08-21 Thread Paul Ramsey
So hung up on wavelets, we are. Internally tiled TIFF with JPEG compression and similarly formatted internal overviews can achieve 10:1 compression rates without noticeable image quality reductions, and as an added bonus can be decompressed a heck of a lot faster than wavelet-based formats. The

[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Board Elections 2009

2009-09-14 Thread Paul Ramsey
at midnight Monday 21th September 2009, and will be followed by a one-week voting period. Yours, Paul Ramsey OSGeo Chief Returning Officer (2009) ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Board Elections 2009

2009-09-20 Thread Paul Ramsey
a good Board member, to c...@osgeo.org. Please ensure that your nominee is actually willing to serve, prior to nominating them. The nomination period will close at midnight Monday 21th September 2009, and will be followed by a one-week voting period. Yours, Paul Ramsey OSGeo Chief Returning Officer

[OSGeo-Discuss] Board 2009 Nominations

2009-09-21 Thread Paul Ramsey
Rec'd to date: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Member_Nominations_2009 Nominations are open for 12 more hours. P. ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

[OSGeo-Discuss] 2009 Board Election Results

2009-09-29 Thread Paul Ramsey
Christl * Frank Warmerdam * Howard Butler * Markus Neteler * Chris Schmidt * Geoff Zeiss * Jeff McKenna * Ravi Kumar http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_of_Directors Yours, Paul Ramsey CRO 2009 ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http

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

2009-09-30 Thread Paul Ramsey
On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 7:44 AM, Christopher Schmidt crschm...@crschmidt.net wrote: For this reason, efforts like Marketing are (in my opinion) less important than, for example, setting up a test server for running buildbot, or other things that help software become successful. I agree with

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

2009-09-30 Thread Paul Ramsey
That kind of high-touch approach will have to be left to those (like, hopefully OpenGeo) who are building and monetizing products around the core software. The non-profit core organization can't do that unless it's willing to become much more vendor-like, which is something OSGeo has repeatedly

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

2009-10-02 Thread Paul Ramsey
On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 7:54 AM, Ian Turton ijtur...@gmail.com wrote: So *I* think that universities are a lost cause and we should focus on high schools Forget the great unwashed, think about providing useful materials online to people who actually *want* to learn about the tools.

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] discussion or FUD

2009-10-10 Thread Paul Ramsey
Don't feed the trolls. P On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 7:30 AM, Guillaume Sueur no-re...@neogeo-online.net wrote: another one here : http://owston.blogspot.com/2009/05/price-free-of-open-source-software-has.html how can we have ignore that guy for so long , Regards, Guillaume Le samedi 10

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G: Beach Volleyball at Manly, Sydney, tomorrow

2009-10-17 Thread Paul Ramsey
That's the 7 bridges walk day... P On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 6:36 PM, Jeff McKenna jmcke...@gatewaygeomatics.com wrote: Cameron Shorter wrote: For those of you in Sydney this weekend. I plan to head down to Manly Beach with my two sons (11 12), at 11:30am Sunday, tomorrow, to play beach

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] code sprint before or after the conference

2009-10-24 Thread Paul Ramsey
Pick your poison. Before, people are jet lagged and worrying about their talks. After, people are tired and worn out. I would continue to go with a one-day event after. One day is good for sitting down and talking, less good for coding, but the communication is really important. At the 4-day

[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: The Rabbit

2009-10-26 Thread Paul Ramsey
Thanks Bruce, I'll do my best to keep it well hidden. Yours, Brother Maynard On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 12:35 PM, Bruce Bannerman bruce.bannerman.os...@gmail.com wrote: Paul, By unanimous decision of the LOC, you have been entrusted as keeper of the FOSS4G-2009 Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch [1].

Re: Request for OSGeo projects logos (was: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Looking for OSGeo projects logos)

2009-11-25 Thread Paul Ramsey
How is one supposed to do this SVN stuff without access to the SVN repo? (hint, add pramsey) P On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 8:53 AM, Arnulf Christl arn...@osgeo.org wrote: OSGeo Project Leads (incubating and graduated), please make sure that you upload your logos in high quality SVG format to the

[OSGeo-Discuss] 2010 New York Code Sprint

2009-12-07 Thread Paul Ramsey
Hi all, just a reminder to developers that there is a Code Sprint being organized for February of next year in New York. Details and coordination on the wiki! http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/New_York_Code_Sprint_2010 Paul ___ Discuss mailing list

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

2009-12-20 Thread Paul Ramsey
with one). Effectively act as a project coordinator, setting up wiki pages, contacting potential parties, ensuring scope is capped. Paul Ramsey, Andrea Aime and Jeff McKenna seemed to be the driving people behind the WMS shootout. If you are reading this and think you might be able to fill

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

2009-12-20 Thread Paul Ramsey
PS: I know also of this comparison by T. Hengl et al. on Grass vs. SAGA for Geomorphologic Analysis http://www.igc.usp.br/pessoais/guano/downloads/Hengl_etal_2009_gmorph.pdf Paul Ramsey schrieb: Interested in a different approach that is lower impact, but still interesting and entertaining

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Auto-cataloging of image files

2010-02-10 Thread Paul Ramsey
http://www.gdal.org/gdaltindex.html On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 4:02 PM, Simon Cropper (Botanicus Australia Pty Ltd) scrop...@botanicusaustralia.com.au wrote: Hi, First, sorry for cross-posting to anyone also on the gvSIG-International List. I just received a CD, and regularly receive CDs, with

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] WorldCities database Free and OpenSource

2010-03-05 Thread Paul Ramsey
http://www.geonames.org/ ? 2010/3/5 António Rocha toyze.ro...@gmail.com: Greetings I'm doing a small tool to calculate distances between cities. I mean, I enter City of origin geographic position and city of destination geographic position and I calculate distances. The thing is, everytime I

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

2010-03-09 Thread Paul Ramsey
I'm too boring to figure out a paper talk myself, but I did enjoy the panel a couple years ago. I'm happy to poke a stick in any hornets nest you feel would be amusing... P On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 3:03 PM, Michael P. Gerlek m...@lizardtech.com wrote: [ Some of you know I've been involved in this

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Is the integration of FOSS4G and proprietary software good for FOSS4G?

2010-03-23 Thread Paul Ramsey
All the same to me. A frosted turd is still a turd. P On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 5:35 AM, Miguel Montesinos mmontesi...@prodevelop.es wrote: Hello, I also agree to spread open source software on as many places as possible, and let the users decide based on their experience. So it seems,

[OSGeo-Discuss] OGC + OSGeo CSS Standards Problem?

2010-04-08 Thread Paul Ramsey
How about a test case to see if things can get better? There's now three extant approaches for doing map styling as CSS, here's the latest: http://blog.geoserver.org/2010/04/05/styling-geoserver-layers-with-css/ All the implementors so far are open source. Standardizing this could be a big win

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Any thoughts on the potential for using Seadragon as a map browsing interface?

2010-04-27 Thread Paul Ramsey
The next generation of Bing Maps (the current Beta) is build on Seadragon. P On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 8:46 PM, Landon Blake lbl...@ksninc.com wrote: I’m not a web developer, but it seemed like the tech could be used for browsing high-resolution map images. http://www.seadragon.com/

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Help authoring tools

2010-06-01 Thread Paul Ramsey
PostGIS is docbook, a decision from Way Back. Docbook has served us well, and in particular has provided some unexpected benefits, in that the detailed markup have allowed documentation-driven test frameworks to be built (we can actually automatically test every documented function). That said,

[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Board Elections 2010

2010-07-28 Thread Paul Ramsey
2010,  and will be followed by a one-week voting period. Yours, Paul Ramsey OSGeo Chief Returning Officer (2010) ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Board Election 2010 - Reminder #1

2010-08-02 Thread Paul Ramsey
2010, and will be followed by a one-week voting period. Yours, Paul Ramsey OSGeo Chief Returning Officer (2010) ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Board Election 2010 - Reminder #2

2010-08-08 Thread Paul Ramsey
will close at midnight Thursday 12th August 2010, and will be followed by a one-week voting period. Yours, Paul Ramsey OSGeo Chief Returning Officer (2010) ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Are Ari Jolma and Howard Butler standing for re-election to the OSGeo Board?

2010-08-12 Thread Paul Ramsey
Only nominated members, as listed on the page, will be part of the election process. Thus far no one has nominated Howard or Ari to stand again for the board (or, they have declined nomination offers). Paul On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 9:06 AM, Landon Blake lbl...@ksninc.com wrote: I’m just curious,

[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G Spatial Database BoF

2010-08-24 Thread Paul Ramsey
Let's talk Big Picture on spatial data storage, what does the future hold? http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2010_Breakout_Sessions#Spatial_Databases_BoF P. ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org

[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Board Election 2010 Results

2010-08-26 Thread Paul Ramsey
with the selection of new Charter Members in September after FOSS4G. Yours, Paul Ramsey 2010 Returning Officer ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

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

2010-10-05 Thread Paul Ramsey
All attempts to construct simple ontologies end up reinventing RDF .. ? On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 5:12 PM, Christopher Schmidt crschm...@crschmidt.net wrote: How about the fact that although some counties contain cities, some cities exist over the border between multiple counties, and other

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Can charter members be nominated any time?

2010-10-21 Thread Paul Ramsey
This is the time of hte year... please send a nomination e-mail to c...@osgeo.org in the next two weeks. P On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 8:24 AM, Landon Blake lbl...@ksninc.com wrote: Can charter members be nominated any time? Or do they need to be nominated at a special time of year? Thanks,

[OSGeo-Discuss] 2010 Charter Member Selection

2010-11-12 Thread Paul Ramsey
, Paul Ramsey 2010 OSGeo Chief Returning Officer ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Are there proposed ways to raise funds for OSGeoprojects?

2011-06-04 Thread Paul Ramsey
I've done collaborative funding projects by hand a couple times (and am doing one now: if you are interested in faster PostGIS indexes and have $5000+ to contribute, contact me) but have been repeatedly surprised at the lack of infrastructure. Kickstarter is for artists. I've seen some attempts at

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] GeoCoworking

2011-11-17 Thread Paul Ramsey
Anyone co-working in Paris? I'm going to be there for a month in May, need references for nice spaces to work. P. ___ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.osgeo.org http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Opengeo License

2011-11-20 Thread Paul Ramsey
Ravi, On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 9:33 PM, Ravi Kumar ravivundavall...@yahoo.com wrote: Nice to see that Opengeo suite offers several Licenses of support. http://opengeo.org/products/suite/pricing/ Just wish some clarity 1. Free downloads (and self teaching) continue ? The community edition will

[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G North America Conference coming April 10-12

2012-01-23 Thread Paul Ramsey
Communications Commission (FCC) will be delivering a keynote address, with more speakers to be announced soon. Paul Ramsey (me!), Conference Chair of the 2007 FOSS4G conference, will be reprising his role, along with an experienced committee from the North America chapter of OSGeo to back him. We have

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