[OSGeo-Edu] packaging FOSS GIS for Ubuntu in education
GavinF at mintek.co.za
Fri Oct 26 02:29:52 EDT 2007
While Venka is on the topic of packaging FOSS GIS for Ubuntu, I'd like
to put a niche request / challenge to the community.
High schools in South Africa and elsewhere need a FOSS alternative to
use and teach GIS, which is a compulsory part of the syllabus from this
year. FOSS GIS at present is too inaccessible. My challenge is to have a
packaged CD for Ubuntu to launch at FOSS4G2008 in Cape Town. This CD (or
DVD) would have:
-one-click installation for Linux, Windows or Mac.
-Integrated software stack so teachers and learners have to launch a
minimal number of applications
-Simplified and customised GUIs to lower the entry threshold.
-for teachers to teach curriculum requirements of GIS
-for teachers to use GIS to teach geography and other subjects
-for learners to use for hands-on work
-Free, integrated global and local data package
-framework for local contributors to structure and contribute exercises,
-central website for resources
-possible advanced options for network deployment, more sophisticated
users, 'computer studies' learners (i.e. developers), school web map
From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Venkatesh Raghavan
Sent: 26 October 2007 05:19 AM
To: OSGeo Discussions
Cc: Sarawut Ninsawat
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Matt Perry's post on Ubuntu/GIS has
gaineda lot of attention
We are starting to look into packaging
OSGeo software stack for Ubuntu using
the AptonCD packaging tool (http://aptoncd.sourceforge.net/).
We are in the process of learning to package
software for Unbuntu.
If any others are interested in working on this,
we would be glad to join.
>> Oops, looks like I've forgotten the urls =]
>> Spatially Adjusted (James Fee):
>> Matt Perry: http://www.perrygeo.net/wordpress/?p=10
>> And: BR-Linux =]
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