[OSGeo Africa] Is Vulindlela e-cadastre FOSS?
gavin at afrispatial.co.za
Sun Sep 9 05:07:11 PDT 2012
On 05/09/2012 06:46, S Coetzer wrote:
> Im an Oracle Spatial Developer for Gijima working on the Vulindlela
> We are essentially developing software to automate the administration
> of the South African Cadastre by integrating Deeds and Chief Surveyor
> General business processses.
> The spatial module will contain several open source products such as
> GDAL for importing and exporting spatial layers into various formats
> and Openlayers & GeoExt to support client-side mapping functions.
> What we are definitely following is OGC standards (for whats its worth).
Thanks for this, Sarel
It's good to know some FOSS tools and open standards are being used in a
big government project.
The big question however, is this: Is the whole Vulindlela project
itself FOSS according to the government FOSS policy? In other words,
could someone at a municipality or surveyor's office get the source code
and set up their own instance of Vulindlela's e-Cadastre? And use an
in-house or outsourced developer to modify and contribute to the project?
If it's not FOSS, why not?
And can you shed any light on why Oracle was chosen over PostGIS?
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