On 4-Apr-07, at 9:38 PM, Markus Neteler wrote:
No. Please do not apply for a Google Grant until we are able to verify
your 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.
Probably we are far enough with it now.
No, we are not far enough along yet. I have some more work to do still.
I was talking to some folks involved with the Libre Graphics Meeting
(below) and I think it'd be interesting to try to find some synergies
between our geospatial visualisation needs and their applications:
Blender, GIMP, Inkscape, Krita, Scribus. We all know map production
is near and
The board has asked me to administer the upcoming election of
additional voting members for OSGeo.
This is just a brief update and some pre-information about the process.
Everyone on this list is encouraged to participate in the nomination
phase when it is opened. I will
On 3-Apr-07, at 6:49 PM, Helton Uchoa wrote:
I will include an article about projects or cases from Brazil in
the volume 2.
Great - I hope that in future volumes we can have reports from
several local chapters as well.
Current OSGeo Charter Members can now vote for additional Charter
Members until the end of day June 24rd (midnight UTC).
Please review the specific voting procedures:
- There are 37 nominees, listed here , review the lower section
of that page to see their qualifications/contributions
This is a reminder that whoever is planning to attend FOSS4G needs to
book their hotel soon. We have a block of rooms available for you to
reserve from in order to SAVE MONEY and have a place to sleep.
The number of rooms held for us will decrease if a significant amount
Congratulations Dewald, and good work!
On 21-Jun-07, at 11:34 PM, Dewald Troskie wrote:
I have had the priviledge of publishing an article in one of the
local IT magazines distributed to about 40 000 readers (printed) +
Every year we have our annual conference. Last year we had one half
day set aside for an OSGeo general meeting a day before the
conference began. It worked out very well - especially to start
putting faces to names.
This year we have the opportunity to do the same. I have
Hi all, for anyone interested in the venue for the FOSS4G conference,
I took a bunch of (varying quality) photos of the conference centre
recently. They are online at:
Discuss mailing list
On 10-Aug-07, at 7:26 AM, Landon Blake wrote:
I wanted to add my agreement with a couple of the statements made on
First of all, I agree with Gary, I don't think the benefit of
the tallies outweighs the harmful side effects.
I'm just catching up on this thread, I
On 13-Aug-07, at 12:39 AM, phamvubinh wrote:
I want to know about category and template management of Geonetwork
or other GIS portals. Can you tell me some think about this field.
What are you trying to do? Just change the layout/style of an
existing installation of
On 11-Aug-07, at 7:51 AM, P Kishor wrote:
On 8/10/07, Steve Lime [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Hi all: Perhaps this has been discussed before, but... Given the
apparent desire to maintain geographic diversity amongst OSgeo
leadership perhaps in the future we might consider regionally
I've had a few people ask me about progress of OSGeo developments in
the United Kingdom. Please note there is mailing list and wiki page
Join the list and add your name to the wiki page to show your interest.
Isn't part of the idea that the db can be hit live during the event -
or was that a pipe dream?
On 23-Aug-07, at 9:55 AM, Justin Deoliveira wrote:
The link provided by Jody is more for people who can access the data
directly from the postgis database.
If you are looking to get at the
OSGeo will have a booth at FOSS4G, including a public Internet Cafe
area. To help run it, we need some more volunteers. I invite you to
put in some time volunteering to help at the OSGeo Booth - help talk
to people, show off any applications you have, hand out brochures.
The next volume of the OSGeo Journal is now available for download from:
This content-packed volume includes several case studies, news items,
project introductions, an introduction to topology, perspectives from
OSGeo sponsors and much more.
Ooops, I've now actually pressed the publish button - sorry for any
confusion - it should now work.
On 19-Sep-07, at 3:38 PM, Shane Ring wrote:
it's not working.
On 9/19/07, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The
next volume of the OSGeo Journal is now available
FYI - I posted a few FOSS4G-related items on my blog this morning:
Looking forward to seeing you at FOSS4G. If you aren't coming, we'll
be thinking of you!
Discuss mailing list
Now that my feet are back on the ground after an overwhelming event,
I'll be trying to put up some videos. At the moment, I'm streaming
some video to this website:
If you have time to check it out and have any feedback, please
FYI - I just posted a blog summary of the conference:
Since I didn't make it to more than 2 presentations or any BOFs, I'll
leave it to others to highlight those.
Discuss mailing list
On 8-Oct-07, at 6:59 PM, Tim Bowden wrote:
In planning our bid for the '09 conf, the Aust-NZ chapter (in
is looking at how we can maximise the value of the conf to Govt
attendees. In talking to govt people here in Aust, and following
comments on this list in the past, it seems
On 11-Oct-07, at 6:07 PM, Allan Hollander wrote:
In terms of initial web presence Tyler suggested setting up a
on the OSGeo wiki, to be linked from the local chapters page at
http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Local_Chapters. Also OSGeo hosts
many of the
local chapter mailing
I have also been testing having a common/shared (via webdav) .ics
file that we could use. Would that help? I was envisioning having
one for tracking OSGeo meetings, but we could also use one for events
On 17-Oct-07, at 2:53 AM, Mateusz Loskot wrote:
Do we have anything like official OSGeo banners or buttons
members can put on their website?
Not really, but we do have need for a few different variations of
them. They can built on top of the OSGeo logos (http://osgeo.org/logos)
Attention all wiki users and committees depending on the wiki
The wiki is being moved to a different server.
As noted on:
System maintenance: This Wiki is going into read-only mode for a few
hours on Thursday, 25th october, starting at 08:00 UTC
On 30-Oct-07, at 6:02 AM, Helena Mitasova wrote:
I am planning to attend and I will be willing to chair a session -
I planned to submit an abstract today
please let me know if we have enough people for the session so that
I can adjust the abstract accordingly.
I can also help with the
To sum up the activity of our first full year, the board has asked me
to help coordinate production of an annual report. The report is
aimed at capturing information from the whole spectrum of OSGeo
committees, local chapters and projects -- which has grown into a
On 8-Jan-08, at 6:32 PM, Dave Patton wrote:
Given the role FOSS4G2007 plays for OSGeo,
should all of it's sponsors be offered the
opportunity to participate under the
Thanks Dave, it's not a bad idea. Other than the fact that some may
not be interested, it can't hurt to
On 9-Jan-08, at 12:40 AM, Jacolin Yves wrote:
I have planned to write a report for the OSGeo Journal Vol 4. Where
is it the
best place for a report : annual report only, journal only, both of
I could write a 2007 overview of the Francophone Local Chapter for
Starting into 2008 makes it a good time to update our event calendar.
You can see events listed on the front page of osgeo.org - but there
isn't much in there right now:
Keeping events in this list will help keep them on the radar for
On 9-Jan-08, at 4:38 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
I just tried (unsuccessfully) to add the feed to my Google Calendar.
Has anyone had better luck than me?
Funny, I didn't really even notice we had a feed there too. It
loaded fine for me into Mac iCal, but I haven't tried anything else.
Welcome to the OSGeo discussion list - sorry I don't know how to do
what you are asking, but the OSSIM mailing list will probably be of
more help, since ImageLinker is based on OSSIM:
Hope that helps,
On 25-Jan-08, at 6:31 AM, Fawcett, David wrote:
Nice.. maps and RSS - great improvements since I last used it. I'd
much rather go with something like this, since neither mailing lists
or customising our web site tools could match its function or its
On 28-Jan-08, at 8:48 AM, Ned Horning wrote:
Does anyone out there have any contacts with O'Reilly that we can
use to find out if they would be willing to share their methods and
templates? Can you think of other ideas that would help us reduce
the work required to do this from scratch?
On 29-Jan-08, at 9:36 AM, Arnulf Christl wrote:
On the OSGeo home page
there's the list of OSGeo projects, but no indication of which
have finished the incubation and are OSGeo certified. To find
have to make your way to the Incubation Committee wiki page, and
Just a brief note to mention that our 2008 sponsorship program is off
to a great start!
LizardTech, one of OSGeo's early 2007 sponsors, has renewed their
Associate Sponsorship for 2008. Thank you to Michael Gerlek for his
involvement in OSGeo and helping represent LizardTech in this way.
On 12-Feb-08, at 8:31 PM, Mateusz Loskot wrote:
Perhaps it's a good idea to setup (or move) Chris' work to
planet.osgeo.org and make it more an official OSGeo Community
I support the idea and have often daydreamed about having a more
community-centric site in addition to our main
On 13-Feb-08, at 3:48 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
Is it possible for me as a blogger to categorize my entries and for
planet.osgeo to only take the OSGeo related entries I consider
worthy? This feature should improve signal to noise ratio.
I assume you could modify your outgoing feed to
On 20-Feb-08, at 4:29 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
- When you consider the complexities that Google must be facing
with GE in trying to manage 256x256k tiles of imagery over the
entire world, at multiple pyramid layers and with constant revision
of imagery, you can soon see that a file
FYI - If you are in the UK and interested in open source geospatial
applications, there is a meeting being planned. See below...
Begin forwarded message:
From: Joanne Cook [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: March 18, 2008 3:16:27 PM PDT (CA)
Subject: UK OSGEO meetup
You have received this email
A few days back we added some basic spam filtering to the mail
manager on OSGeo servers. Most of the lists themselves simply ignore
email non-registered users, but mailing list administrators still got
a fair bit. This solution helped reduce our spam considerably, but
On 7-Apr-08, at 1:53 AM, Markus Neteler wrote:
I would like to launch the idea of an OSGeo Cartographic Library to
share concepts, source code and regression tests:
Thanks Markus - you beat me to it! :)
Having grown up learning ArcPlot, I long for the ability to compose
maps and output
I've tried to group some of discussion into various components that I
think are being discussed all at once:
8.1 Style Layout Configuration Standards
8.2 Graphical Style Layout Editor
8.3 Graphical Map Composition Editor
8.4 Rendering Engine
I'm personally less interested in
I was originally really hoping that I could make it and wanted to
help get something organised, but unfortunately I won't be able to
pull it off.
On 10-Apr-08, at 7:36 AM, Allan Doyle wrote:
There was a proposal to host an event at the MIT Museum, but that
never got anywhere.
There is an
On 11-Apr-08, at 12:38 AM, dorra labidi wrote:
I am developping a fleet management application using java. I need
to connect to the GPS box using GPRS network.
My question: Is there a java API for the GPRS connection?
Thank you in advance...
From what I've seen, some embedded
On 13-Apr-08, at 9:23 AM, Bruno Lowagie wrote:
If you make the map in PDF, you could provide the
legend as a floating annotation that can be moved
around by the user.
If you are using OCG, you also have the Optional
Content panel that can be used as a legend and that
can be used to make certain
We've probably all heard of the typical business models for open
source companies, but I'm working on a few slides for a presentation
that highlight the benefit of open source for employees - and would
love to hear from some of you.
I have some personal examples where open
I agree with some of the other responses that challenge the way of
traditional thinking. Desktop GIS, Web and Databases are the tools
of today - it's interesting to watch the various ways they come
together (collide?) in projects. If you look to replace desktop
proprietary options, you
Here's another slightly different point of view...
I like the fact that many open source projects haven't been focused
on targeting users of particular brands of software. It has
allowed the projects to develop to be what the developers think they
should be, without a constant check like
I was recently reminded about videos for last years FOSS4G event.
The only videos we have are from the opening and closing plenary
sessions and they've been posted online for a while:
They are pretty good quality,
On 17-May-08, at 2:10 PM, Landon Blake wrote:
I already submitted a request as requested by Tyler Mitchell. (That
actually a few days ago.)
Just to clarify, I sent you to the same place Arnulf was mentioning.
Any time someone has a systems or web-site related request, they are
Has anyone started compiling a single list of pointers (or done a
survey of sources) for basic OSGeo project documentation? From a
marketing perspective it would be nice to know the state of
documentation for: install/compile, administrators, new users/getting
Would you like commercial implementations of OSGeo technology? As
an example, OpenLayers web site using tiles rendered by Mapserver
and spatial queries with Postgis.
Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
After the great success of getting many project documents listed
Thanks for the note Dave. I've taken measures to disable these
features and they will now require a secret leader passcode before
the conference can be enabled. I will distribute the code the board
On 5-Jun-08, at 6:54 PM, Dave Patton wrote:
You can get more specific MapGuide Open Source help on their mailing
Hope this help you,
On 6-Jun-08, at 2:56 AM, Gianfranco Imbrogno wrote:
Hi, I would to install mapguide opensource version 2.0.1 on a
Congratulations all newcomers and a big thank you to Jo for running
the election process.
On 10-Jun-08, at 10:06 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
As a result of last week's voting process, the following people have
become new Charter Members of the OSGeo Foundation in 2008.
The list of current charter members has now been updated at:
On 10-Jun-08, at 7:27 PM, RAVI KUMAR wrote:
Pl give the latest charter member list.
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-read Arnulf's note to understand more precisely what
you are referring to here... we
On 13-Jun-08, at 1:26 AM, Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas wrote:
Hi I can't be more agree with we should seek the best people to
represent the foundation, based on the merits and commitment with the
usual free software values, rather than a geographic representation.
Of course having elected people
On 13-Jun-08, at 12:33 AM, Jeroen Ticheler wrote:
I have recently seen several discussions where the geographical
representation sentiment, perceptions toward OSGeo being US or
North America centric and so on and so forth get in (the way). So I
could pick one randomly to react on. I'll
I nominate Frank Warmerdam for re-election to the OSGeo Board of
Directors. Frank's involvement has been critical to the success of
OSGeo. His commitment to advancing OSGeo is obvious in his official
capacities (Charter member, Board member, President and Chair of the
Board) but also in
Last year at FOSS4G I ran an Annual General Meeting that lasted a
couple hours. Personally, I thought it was great to hear about the
interesting mix of reports from local chapters, projects and
committees. (I realised at the last moment that sponsors would have
On 27-Jun-08, at 7:49 AM, Daniel Morissette wrote:
Plus it's always good to see the actual people on stage talking
about what they've done in the last year... that helps putting
faces on names.
I certainly appreciated this part - sometimes meeting people for the
first time face to face
Lots of GFOSS (and other FOSS) packages included in this linux
distribution. I'm not sure how new it is. It is branded as
Poseidon Linux - The Scientific GNU/Linux and looks good. Any users/
developers of the distribution on this list?
Begin forwarded message:
I look forward to trying it out. I downloaded the iso yesterday but
unfortunately my download got corrupted (probably my multiple start-
finishes I had :) ) - so I look forward to trying it again tonight.
Any chance of putting up a version for torrent use? I'm not too
On 3-Jul-08, at 4:25 PM, Kjell Are Refsvik wrote:
In Qgis you should be able to reproject to UTM and label your
points. Qgis will also export to PNG format if that is what you
want. However I don't think that Qgis will output an ESRI world
file (the only way that I know to keep a PNG
I'm pleased to announce that IGN France is the latest OSGeo Associate
Sponsor! The Institut Géographique National (IGN) is an
administrative public institution under the authority of France’s
Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development. They have a decades-
long expertise especially in
On 7-Jul-08, at 4:54 PM, Kjell Are Refsvik wrote:
No, shp2img needs a MAPFILE as input (the mapfile points to your
shapefile(s) - or other datasources - and tells mapserver how to
I see. So basically
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:
You have submitted the maximum number of entries. Check submission
Sorry all - in my test phase I had it limited to 5 submissions :)
It's open for business now!!
Discuss mailing list
We've got some good responses so far to the OSGeo Survey re: FOSS4G
and other conferences. I know we can get some more input if we
forwarded the invitation to other OSGeo-related software project
lists. I'd love to have some more feedback from software users since
they might attend these
. Results will be posted after the 25th.
Begin forwarded message:
From: Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: July 14, 2008 11:23:15 PM PDT (CA)
To: Charter Member List
Subject: Board Elections Now Open!
Dear Charter Members,
As a Charter Member, your main responsibility
Please note... you will receive a confirmation when I receive your
votes. If you do not receive a note, then please send it again and
cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Just in case...
On 14-Jul-08, at 11:27 PM, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
FYI - Voting for the board election is now open
Begin forwarded message:
From: Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: July 14, 2008 11:27:32 PM PDT (CA)
To: OSGeo Discussions firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Fwd: Board Elections Now Open!
FYI - Voting for the board election is now open. Charter members
are now asked to place
There has been no system to date and no collisions that I've heard
of. I did as you suggest but just added a schedule section to the
top of that same wiki page. There isn't a lot of traffic like this,
so it should remain a relatively short list. BUT if you have
Thought this might interest you.
It makes me wonder how in touch my local authorities are with the
suspicious packages I'm planting around our urban fringe. Hmmm...
I hope they know geospatial information is important and
Have you had a look at how many of those entries have actual
coordinate, or even province/country entries? I think missing data
is going to be your bigger challenge.
If we had a membership sign up form that also allows users to enter
coordinates - or click a map. Then we could easily
How is it going on your project, what is the status? Your efforts
sound really interesting and could be broadly useful - so I hope you
can finish it.
I'm not convinced that geocoding IPs is going to be as useful for
OSGeo though - I think that many members will never use the wiki.
I'm pleased to announce that after 8 months, 60 pages and 27,000+
words, we now have an Annual Report for 2007! Thank you very much to
the 50+ individuals and groups that contributed to the report - it's
a great snapshot from our first full year of operations.
While much of the content is
On 18-Aug-08, at 9:55 PM, Dave Patton wrote:
Has the OSGeo foundation, or any of the OSGeo projects,
done the Group Registration with freenode?
Yes, I did this a long time ago. Our main channel #osgeo and any
other channels starting with #osgeo-
On 20-Aug-08, at 7:55 AM, Mateusz Loskot wrote:
I have very similar experience about registering a group/project on
I've done it for MOSS4G and #moss4g channel (I understood I have to
register to get registered channel) but with no response.
Yes, the group registration took some
Over the weekend I had the concepts of the OSGeo Cartographic Library
 on my mind. I think I'd like to try is to transformation some
configuration files between different open source mapping
applications, especially those running with XML config files. To get
familiar with the various
On 24-Aug-08, at 9:22 AM, Yves Jacolin wrote:
What does the other LC think about this? Specially Spanih LC which
is as the
Francophone LC, mainly based on common langage.
I think your ideas are good. The only hypothetical trouble I could
think of would be if there are not sufficient
We have the opportunity to run a booth at FOSS4G again this year.
Last year it was a great meeting point and led to lots of productive
discussion. If you are interested in helping oversee the booth, meet
people, shake hands, smile for the camera, hand out brochures, etc.
On 25-Aug-08, at 12:32 PM, Markus Neteler wrote:
And it's rather easy to set up with gettext() macros in C land (to not
source code). Likewise there will be solutions for other
In a couple (non-OSGeo) projects I've helped on the translation side
On 23-Aug-08, at 5:21 AM, Mateusz Loskot wrote:
Yes, these two types of registrations are clear to me.
I'm asking if registeriing #osgeo- prefixed channel automatically
makes it into OSGeo group, a registered group.
I'm not sure when it comes to the term registration in a technical
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
If you know that your project(s) are going to be represented there,
On 18-Sep-08, at 6:34 AM, Jacolin Yves wrote:
Here a french version (http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/
but need a proof-reader ;)
I added my contact for local contact, is it ok for everybody?
I will share it on Francophone and Board-fr ML as soon new Board
There are several presentations available that might help. Jorge
pulled together this good overview, it might help you see how the
pieces fit together.
Hope it helps!
On 18-Sep-08, at 7:42 AM, Lee Breisacher wrote:
On 23-Sep-08, at 8:24 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
Important announcements should be making it to the announce list.
What is an example of important announcements made only here?
Note also that if anyone has important announcements or news, also
send it to news_item at osgeo.org to get it
There will be a few OSGeo members at this event:
Will you be there? Will you be interested in doing an open source
Alex and Stacy started this proposal for OSGeo's involvement there:
On 9-Oct-08, at 12:04 AM, Marco Lechner wrote:
At the german language conference FOSSGIS in April we used live-
images to provide all the workshop-notebooks using PXE-boot with
individual liveimages booting at the beginning of a workshop.
Slightly off-topic, but I'm curious if (and
On 9-Oct-08, at 11:49 AM, Arnulf Christl (OSGeo) wrote:
Instead of despairing or
complaining - why don't you start your own meeting? Whatever it is -
ranging from meeting in a pub to full fledged conferences with 500+
attendees - is better than nothing. Try to not compete with FOSS4G
I'm hoping to attend - since we are also using their Journal system.
If anyone else is around or wants to learn more to provide support
for those systems, I'd love to meet up, swap notes, etc.
On 10-Oct-08, at 9:54 AM, Dave Patton wrote:
As OSGeo intends to use OCS as the
On 19-Oct-08, at 5:30 PM, P Kishor wrote:
I have no skin in this game, but I would second the above sentiment.
While not free as in beer should not be as much of a problem as not
free as in speech, ignoring Windows is perilous and foolish. Because
of its lack of architecture diversity and its
Oops, I see the question is more about whether to include Windows in
the workshops or not. Either way, hopefully there will also be lots
of Windows machines showing demos at booths and other forums.
Don't get me wrong, I think Open Source is open source in all it forms
and I appreciate it
On 24-Oct-08, at 6:04 AM, Lorenzo Becchi wrote:
wandering around the conference web site I've seen that some
materials started to appear in the Presentations page.
I've tried to download them but I've ended with a blank page. is
Safari the problem? (or maybe me :-/ )
is there a
On 23-Oct-08, at 11:51 AM, Richard Greenwood wrote:
I'm please to say that this morning I gave a 30 minute presentation on
Open Source Geospatial software at the Southwest U.S. ESRI Users Group
meeting and that it was well received.
Great to hear! Where were you presenting and do you have
On 25-Oct-08, at 12:08 PM, Richard Greenwood wrote:
I am not sure if it will make much sense without the dialog, but it is
available on my website at:
I did a very fast introduction of my favorite OSGeo projects (sorry if
I left yours out). GDAL
Project statistics are a common part of many presentations, since
ohloh.net no longer allows you to get summaries of a stack, I made
a table summary in the wiki.
Hope it helps. Keeping it updated should be fun :)
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