[OSGeo-Discuss] Opensource Geospatial Job Tracking Software
reh2 at prodigy.net
Wed Jan 6 12:16:01 EST 2010
I believe this has a lot of overlap with 'Work Mgmt' as expressed in the
utillities and telecoms, which centers on the Work Order as the
primary abstraction for tracking Create/Update/Delete both on database
objects and the physical assets they model. Usually involves specific
states ('Proposed', 'Existing', 'Abandoned', 'Removed, etc.), version
management, provisions for advancing the state of the Work Order
when detached from the database, and so forth.
I'd be interested in discussing further, as this is one of the capabilities
that would advance the cause of FOSS4G in utilities and telecoms.
> I am currently looking out for web based Open source Geospatial Job
> Tracking Software similar to Job Tracking for ArcGIS?
> Are there any open source projects out there that you know of that
> cover these features similar to ESRI product?
This is a good question and I'm very interested in any answers you
receive. This sort of workflow/project management software is much
needed in the GIS industry sector and I've not seen any open source
options out there that met my specific needs when I looked previously.
One that might help at least on the conersion/transformation side is
Talend studio with it's spatial component:
But that's likely only one piece of the puzzle. I believe that much of
what is required for job tracking and workflow can be developed through
some simple web interfaces, with open source apps sitting on the server
side. I've taken several attempts on doing this but never devoted
enough time/focus to get very far. If any else is interested in
developing such tools, I'd be interested in discussing it further. I
believe these are necessary to streamline workflow and gain back
efficiency that has been lost during the industry's general move toward
using point-click GUI environments for everything.
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