[OSGeo-Discuss] Mobile GIS reloaded

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Fri Aug 25 08:23:23 PDT 2006

Bob Basques wrote:
> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> Bob Basques wrote:
>>> Silke Reimer wrote:
>>>> Hallo!
>>>> I have been very pleased to see the thread about Mobile GIS on
>>>> osgeo-discuss when I have come back from a three weeks vacation
>>>> time. This kind of applications seems to become increasingly
>>>> important and it would really nice to have a framework of Free GIS
>>>> tools to fulfill certain main tasks.
>>>> There has been the idea to have a BOF session at Lausanne. So far
>>>> two persons have announced their interest: Tim Bowden and Mateusz
>>>> Loskot. I am interested as well and wanted to now whether there are
>>>> already more concrete plannings around.
>>>> Furthermore I wanted to know whether there are any news about
>>>> hosting a mobile gis development at maptools (Tyler?). If not I can
>>>> offer project registration on wald.intevation.org, which is a
>>>> platform based on gforge. Thus SVN, issue tracker, Wiki,
>>>> email lists etc. could be made availabe in short term. We just would
>>>> have to decide for a name and for project admin(s).
>>>> Many greetings,
>>>>     Silke
>>> All,
>>> I've not been posting because of other pressing needs.  But I can now
>>> announce that I may have some hardware available to test some things
>>> with, although these might be a little left of the field vs mainstream.
>>>    * Recent MACBook Pro purchase.
>>>    * Socket BlueTooth GPS
>>>    * Working  on an AirCard of some sort for Wireless.  I can use My
>>>      Treo650 in a pinch as a modem, still not my preference at this
>>>      point though.
>> Hi,
>> Do you mean it will be available during FOSS4G or you are eager
>> to send it to developers?
> Not quite that far yet,  good try though.  :c)


It's just a precise question :-)

> I've actually Purchased the MAC for other reasons (testing out AutoCAD
> running on the Mac in a Virtual Machine, not too bad so far.)  But I can
> also test the any Client code that comes out of development.  I'm mostly
> talking about the GPS Listener aspect, since the WebServer and Browser
> won't be a problem with this type of Setup.
> Although, I'm sure the WebServer Syncing Aspects might require some
> tweaking(s) here and there.
> I have some ideas about getting started on the project by my lonesome,
> but I'm also very interested in participating in a group such as this as
> well.  I guess what I'm really offereing up, is the ability to test the
> Component pieces in  a MAC OS, as well as set up a public access system
> to the final product in operation.  Nothing sells like a working version.

I'm sure the BOF meeting may help us to clarify our expectations,
discuss our further activities and set up some team.
So, I'd delay detailed debate till we'll meet together.

Mateusz Loskot

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