[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G e-primer first draft

Miguel Montesinos mmontesinos at prodevelop.es
Mon Nov 12 04:19:55 PST 2007

Hi Franck,
congratulations for your intiative! We mantain a similar work for the Spanish-speaking community, but it's only in Spanish at the moment, sorry.
I see some useful projects which could be added to your report:
* Desktop GIS:
  - gvSIG [1], the project I take part in.
  - Nasa WorldWind [2]
* OGC WebServers:
  - GeoServer [3]
  - deegree [4]
* WebMapping projects:
  - MapBuilder [5]
  - MapBender [6]
  - Ka-Map [7]
  - openlayers [8]
  - MapGuide Community [9]
  - Cartoweb [10]

There are also some other projects as well as lots of libraries, but I suppose you don't want to get into a deep detail. If I'm wrong, let me know so that I can provide you with more resources.

You can also have a look at Paul Ramsey's Survey on FOSS4G [11] which also have a look at the status of this projects.

[1] http://www.gvsig.gva.es/index.php?id=gvsig&L=2
[2] http://nasa-world-wind.softonic.com/
[3] http://geoserver.org/
[4] http://www.deegree.org/
[5] http://communitymapbuilder.osgeo.org/
[6] http://www.mapbender.org
[7] http://ka-map.maptools.org/
[8] http://openlayers.org/
[9] http://mapguide.osgeo.org/
[10] http://www.cartoweb.org/ 
[11] http://www.foss4g2007.org/presentations/view.php?abstract_id=136

Regards, have us informed of your work progress.


Miguel Montesinos

Technical Manager


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	From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Jeroen Ticheler
	Sent: Monday, November 12, 2007 8:50 AM
	To: OSGeo Discussions
	Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G e-primer first draft
	Hi Franck, 
	Excellent start and good initiative!
	My first quick comment will obviously be on the GeoNetwork section, since that's where I'm most involved in :-)

	It would be good if you use the name "GeoNetwork opensource". 
	It would be nice if you could make it clear in the section that the FAO GeoNetwork is just one of the implementations out there. GeoNetwork opensource is at its basis and there are already many more implementations up and running. The software is used in a number of national SDI initiatives and in all of the large United Nations Agencies.

	Greetings and good luck with writing!

	On Nov 12, 2007, at 4:48 AM, Franck Martin wrote:

		Hi all,
		I'm releasing a very raw first draft on an e-primer on FOSS4G I'm writing. This e-primer should eventually be included in the e-primer list from www.iosn.net. The work is carried out from the Pacific Islands node of IOSN. I did some announcements a while back on this list. 
		As I say this is still a very raw draft, but I'd like some early comments. My goals is not to explain how to do GIS/RS but give enough pointers on what is out there so that people feel that the field is mature and that they feel confident to use FOSS4G professionally. 
		-I'd like to know if I have forgotten any application
		-I'm looking for writers for the two missing chapters
		-I have started to request one or two forewords from people involved in the community
		English is not my first language, so do not worry about it yet.
		Any contribution in the form of added paragraphs is most welcome. These contributors will be acknowledged in the draft.
		I'm planning to have a complete draft by end of the month. We have a GIS/RS conference here (cf www.picisoc.org) and I'd like a draft ready by then.
		Where to get the first draft? 
		http://www.peachymango.org/tiki-index.php?page=FOSS4G <http://www.peachymango.org/tiki-index.php?page=FOSS4G> 
		Franck Martin
		franck.martin at gmail.com
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