[OSGeo-Discuss] Open Source Geospatial Atlas
seven at arnulf.us
Sun Jul 29 09:19:29 PDT 2012
Really good idea, and great to see so many interested.
I offer to act as data licensing advisor / clearinghouse and add what we learn from the process to the OSGeo Wiki. Step one of my planned Public Geospatial Data Committee revival. Step two will be an OSGeo White Paper defining Open Data, VGI, Crowdsourced and so on geospatial data. If there is interest...
Arnulf Christl (aka Seven)
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From: "nicolas bozon" <nicolas.bozon at gmail.com>
To: "Michael P. Gerlek" <mpg at flaxen.com>
Cc: "osgeo-discuss" <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open Source Geospatial Atlas
Date: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 13:57
Hi also think it is a really good idea.
However, one simple question comes to my mind:
How to deal with the data property and rights, ragrding both printing or
spreading on the Web ?
May be such an initiative should accept maps using OpenData or OSM only ?
2012/7/28 Michael P. Gerlek <mpg at flaxen.com>
> This is the coolest idea I've heard in a long time.
> ESRI does a yearly coffee-table book for Arc-generated maps, the various
> satellite companies make calendars every year with their best hi-res
> shots... We should play the game too.
> Count me in, I'll volunteer to help.
> On Jul 28, 2012, at 4:33 AM, Barry Rowlingson <
> b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk> wrote:
> > Do you think an atlas of beautiful maps produced with open-source
> > technology (software and data) could be made? Here's what I was
> > thinking:
> > * Put out a proposal for beautiful cartography, stunning maps, and
> > insightful visualisations done with OpenSource applications and/or
> > Open Data.
> > * Collect map proposals as images on a flickr group:
> > http://www.flickr.com/groups/osgeomaps/
> > * Get enough, have a community vote/expert opinion for the best 50 or so.
> > * Get high-res or vector versions of the winners.
> > * Get authors to write a note for the book, explaining the software,
> > the techniques, and the impact of their work.
> > * Edit them into a glossy colour book, publish on a publish-on-demand
> > site (eg lulu.com).
> > * Give free copies to the authors of the top ten voted maps or maybe
> > all the ones included (I'll pay for these unless someone wants to
> > sponsor it).
> > * Release the PDF under an open license. Of course.
> > * Profit!! [By selling copies on lulu at a small premium for OSGeo]
> > I don't think the production effort is very much, I just wonder if
> > enough people are producing maps that will look good in A4 or larger
> > (we're all about the web these days, right?) and if publicity can be
> > sustained enough to get 50 nice maps. The timeline would be set so we
> > have lots of glossy copies of these sitting around for sale at FOSS4G
> > 2013.
> > Good idea? Or will we just get 45 maps which are stamen.com
> > watercolour backgrounds with some points pasted on? There is a
> > perception which I think we've all heard that Open Source GIS packages
> > can't do cartography, but with a little help from Inkscape I've seen
> > some great-looking maps on posters at conferences.
> > ESRI used to (still do?) produce an Arc/Info atlas (I have a vague
> > memory of something A3-size in our GIS research lab 20 years ago) of
> > maps - surely we can do something like that now. Obviously I'm
> > sticking my hand up to do the work for this, my concern is purely
> > whether we'd get enough entries. I'd like the bar to be quite high.
> > Most of the work is going to be done by the mappers themselves.
> > Shoot.
> > Barry
> > --
> > blog: http://geospaced.blogspot.com/
> > web: http://www.maths.lancs.ac.uk/~rowlings
> > web: http://www.rowlingson.com/
> > twitter: http://twitter.com/geospacedman
> > pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacedman
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