[Qgis-psc] Re: [Qgis-community-team] GIS Tutorial with QGIS
otto.dassau at gmx.de
Thu Jun 18 07:41:36 EDT 2009
On Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:07:20 +0200
Tim Sutton <tim at linfiniti.com> wrote:
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> Otto Dassau wrote:
> > Hi Tim,
> > On Tue, 16 Jun 2009 11:18:43 +0200
> > Tim Sutton <lists at linfiniti.com> wrote:
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> >> Dear community team
> >> We recently completed a job for the Department of Land Affairs, Eastern
> >> Cape, South Africa, to build an educational resource around QGIS. Otto
> >> Dassau and myself were the principle authors. The resource also includes
> >> screencasts and a custom windows installer for QGIS 1.0 with rebranded
> >> splash screen etc.
> >> One of the conditions of the contract was that all content should be
> >> under an open license (GPLD for documentation and CCSA for screencasts),
> >> the idea being that we could integrate the products of this work into
> >> the QGIS documentation base.
> >> The original work was done in Open Office because I found it easier to
> >> get the layout etc I wanted. I am in the process of porting it to LaTeX.
> > good idea. I would love to see the sources structured in the same way we
> > have
> > the qgis manual and installation guide. One latex file with an image folder
> > for
> > each topic. I can help working with the migration, of course.
> Yes it makes good sense to me to follow the standards you have already
> established in SVN. My main query is whether we can replicate the same
> look and feel of the worksheets OOo version in LaTeX.
> >> I would like to import all of these resources into the QGIS SVN (OOo
> >> documents and Latex sources), and move the videos onto the official QGIS
> >> web site, as well as pdf versions (see link below).
> > Maybe it would make sense to leave the original version, also the .odt under
> > http://linfiniti.com/dla and only host and manage the migrated latex version
> > and its translations and extensions in the QGIS svn. Otherwise it would
> > exist twice, or do you finally want to remove it all from your server?
> I think once the LaTeX versions are matching the output quality of the
> odf's we can get rid of them entirely. No problem to keep them on my
> server for now too.
ok, I will start with the migration of a first section soon and then we can see,
how to replicate the look and feel. I am sure it will work, the problem probably
will be to export complex latex styles to html. We have that problem with the
current QGIS manuals as well - but we will see.
> >> Ultimately we would
> >> like to see the community team becoming involved with translations and
> >> extension of these worksheets. I am also actively seeking funding to do
> >> this further on a sponsored basis. The resource is available here:
> >> http://linfiniti.com/dla
> >> Please let me know your thoughts on my incorporating these materials
> >> into the QGIS svn repository (odt. latex docs) and moving the binary
> >> products (pdf and mov videos) onto the official QGIS website. One thing
> >> I would ask is to be allowed to place the sponsors logo prominently in
> >> the resources and on the appropriate web pages.
> >> Once the resource is moved onto QGIS.org (subject to your approval) I
> >> will start to advertise it more widely to the user community.
> >> Best regards
> > Regards,
> > Otto
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