[OSGeodata] geotorrent.org data distribution
richard.orchard at ermapper.com
Sun May 28 08:36:26 EDT 2006
If you can setup an account on geoTorrent.org, or send me details of an
existing account and / or accounts of other key people, I will authorise
upload access ASAP, so you can start sharing data.
I will remove the "data-type restrictions" sentence tomorrow.
We have some limited hosting capabilities to keep certain torrents
alive, so may be able to help you out in this regard as well.
I am really happy that geoTorrent.org can help with this :)
From: Markus Neteler [mailto:neteler.osgeo at gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2006 3:38 AM
To: geodata at geodata.osgeo.org
Cc: Richard Orchard
Subject: Re: [OSGeodata] geotorrent.org data distribution
this is great and will be a good help to distribute even more geodata!
Immediately the old TCP, ONC, JNC, GNC story  comes to my mind. And -
does anyone have a collection of the soviet union topo sheets? They
tends to disappear from the Stanford and other libraries.
Thanks for your efforts,
On 5/26/06, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> Some time ago at a geodata meeting I promoted the concept of us
> utilizing the geotorrent.org site for providing bittorrent access to
> some of the datasets we choose to distribute. I took an action item
> to talk to Richard Orchard from ERMapper who is the main force behind
> geotorrent.org. I finally did that, also raising our concern that the
> site seemed quite restrictive in the set of formats it allows.
> Richard Orchard wrote:
> > As far as the geoTorrent.org and file format, I will totally open
> this > up. Or do anything possible to support its use in the
> geospatial > community. If you can think of anything else that can
> be done to > precipitate geoTorrent.org's use by your group, please
let me know.
> This seems very positive, so hopefully there won't be any barrier to
> our populating geotorrent.org with some additional datasets. You all
> might also want to skim the site too see what they already have.
> There is a mechanism to write up descriptions for torrents which may
> I imagine we would include an url pointing back to some osgeo web page
> with the detailed metadata for the object.
> Speaking of datasets, I'm interested in mosaicing the DEM datasets
> from the Canadian government for all of Canada and offering these.
> Hopefully we can offer this via WMS, WCS, http and torrent. I have
> the data on CD but haven't done anything yet to actually process it
> into a more usable form - it is currently many thousands of CDED (USGS
> ASCII DEM) files on a DVD.
> Best regards,
> I set the clouds in motion - turn up | Frank Warmerdam,
warmerdam at pobox.com
> light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
> and watch the world go round - Rush | President OSGF,
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