[OSGeo-Board] Re: [VisCom] Re: OSGF at Where 2.0

That’s a nice message.

+1 from me

— Original Message —
From: “Chris Holmes” cholmes@openplans.org
Sent: Fri 5/5/06 8:36 am
To: “Gary Lang” gary.lang@autodesk.com
Cc: “dev@visibilitycommittee.osgeo.orgdev@visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org, “board@board.osgeo.orgboard@board.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Board] Re: [VisCom] Re: OSGF at Where 2.0

Well with this new set up both can actually go in, it can be GDAL,
MapGuide and MapServer, whereas before it was GDAL, uDig and GeoServer
in that session. Also it looks like uDig isn’t going, so we can fill
that with another foundation project - MapBuilder or MapBender could
make sense there if someone from there is going… I basically want to
show off how you can use open standards to actually modify the map, as
displayed in World Wind, and either of those would work fine for that.


Gary Lang wrote:

I’d rather see MapServer and MapGuide in there than Worldwind.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Holmes [mailto:cholmes@openplans.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 6:43 PM
Cc: dev@visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org; board@board.osgeo.org
Subject: [OSGeo-Board] Re: [VisCom] Re: OSGF at Where 2.0

What do people think of this proposal? Looks like Nat is going for it.
It’d give OSGeo 15 minutes in Autodesk’s session (diamond sponsers get

15 minutes), and right after that 3 lightning talks highlighting
foundation projects. GRASS already has its own 15 minute session. And
then WW would go with uDig and GeoServer, who already had lightning
slots, so we only lose 5 minutes total to WW.


Neither GeoServer or uDig are technically in the OSGeo foundation,


least not yet, so it might make more sense to have GDAL and two


foundation projects follow that talk, and have GeoServer, uDig and


do lightnings together. Which would make a lot of sense, as they
lead a wave of desktop/internet GIS (with not only WMS, but also


which WW is supposed to have soon). We could even try to coordinate

a demo, show how both can clients can connect to GeoServer with the
power of standards, demonstrate how feature edits and style changes
in uDig show up in WW…

So you’re talking about:

Integration Demo

  • GeoServer + uDig + WorldWind

Gary Lang gives the OSGeo talk

Lightning Talks:

  • two other foundation projects

I like that. Particularly if there’s a demo and not just lightning
talks. The WorldWind story to me is not just about OGC connectivity
but also about being a neutral meeting point for Yahoo! APIs,
VirtualEarth imagery, etc. That’s probably more than 5m of speaking.

It’s significant that Google’s the only project that hasn’t worked


WorldWind, probably because they have a competitor. I’ll be sure to
mention that afterward as a jab :slight_smile:

If OSGeo and AutoDesk cool with that setup, I’ll Make It So. Thanks,


Chris Holmes
The Open Planning Project