[OSGeo-Discuss] any suggestion of GIS magazine?

Jeroen Ticheler Jeroen.Ticheler at fao.org
Tue Feb 20 00:31:56 PST 2007

Dear Jeff,
This is an excellent challenge! Thanks for the offer and I will for  
sure put an effort in for a column in the near future!
Greetings from Rome,

Jeroen Ticheler
Tel: +39 06 57056041
42.07420°N 12.34343°E

On Feb 19, 2007, at 8:49 PM, Jeff Thurston wrote:

> Since the issue of Geoconnexion International Magazine has been  
> mentioned, I would like to respond.
> As the editor of the magazine, I will say that the content is very  
> mixed and varied. There are a significant number of articles  
> pertaining to both large and small companies and projects. Topics  
> in recent times have included context mapping, FDO use in software,  
> GML, CityGML, open architectures, standards etc. While we have  
> changed direction, it needs to go further in my view.
> My approach (ie. OGC, Open Source and other similar bodies), has  
> been to find the users, manufacturers and developers of those  
> technologies and support their work through publishing their  
> material. The bottom line being, if it works, helps people and  
> solves their problems, then that is the point, I can say that there  
> are many talented people also doing work that is not wholly open  
> source as well, and a significant portion of them speak about  
> 'openness' a great deal.
> The bottom line is that our magazine stretches throughout Europe,  
> extends into Middle East and Africa and North America as well. It  
> must pay the bills to produce it. I believe we distribute more  
> magazines than any other in Europe.
> I'll make the Open Source community a challenge. If it can produce  
> and deliver a column every month (or every other month), I'll  
> include it in the magazine.
> The topic can be the communities choice, though I retain final  
> editor rights. My suggestion is to revolve your column among the  
> whole community, but it's up to you.
> I welcome your participation.
> Happy reading,
> Jeff
> Jeff Thurston, Editor
> GEOconnexion International Magazine
> Berlin, Germany
> www.geoconnexion.com
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