in memory of Sol Katz
schuyler at NOCAT.NET
Thu Mar 17 08:30:44 EST 2005
Here's a really nice suggestion from Sonny Parafina for a "Sol Katz
Memorial Open Source Geospatial Award" to be given out at MUM... Folks
on the Geowanking list seemed to feel it was a good idea. Does anyone
have any thoughts about this?
----- Forwarded message from Sonny Parafina <sparafina at comcast.net> -----
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 23:25:27 -0500
From: "Sonny Parafina" <sparafina at comcast.net>
To: <geowanking at lists.burri.to>
Subject: RE: [Geowanking] Anyone at ETech this year?
I think that open source geospatial / MUM is the place to be this year.
As an aside, I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with the late Sol
Katz of the BLM. In the early nineties, Sol was a proponent of open source
geospatial software and posted many utilities for converting DEM's, reading
SDTS files, providing a reverse engineered specification of the ESRI E00
format, and of course maintaining PC MOSS (an early raster GIS). Sol passed
away in 1999 from non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
Sol's utilities are still available from here: ftp://ftp.blm.gov/pub/gis/
And, his site with web mapping and metadata references is still available:
I think would great to recognize Sol's contributions to the geospatial
community by creating an award for Geospatial FOSS in his name. Does anyone
think that this is a good idea to suggest to organizers of open source
geospatial / MUM?
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