[Proj] RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Brief history of GIS OSS(bit offtopic?)
Rafal.Wawer at sadl.kuleuven.be
Thu Aug 21 06:54:55 PDT 2008
Thank you very much Mateusz.
So far we are utilizing Paul Ramzsy's classification to "language tribes"
and the utility groups from CASCADOSS inventory. A time dimension is a very
nice add-on, especially that I am expecting a large growth in number of
software projects becoming OSS4G to be visible during last years.
Dr. Rafal Wawer
R&D Division SADL (Spatial Application Division)
Celestijnenlaan 200e bus 2224
tel. 0032 16 329731
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mateusz Loskot" <mateusz at loskot.net>
To: "OSGeo Discussions" <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 3:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Proj] RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Brief history of GIS OSS(bit
> Rafal Wawer wrote:
>> Thank you Markus,
>> I will teach FOSS4G upcoming days. The article appeared right on time
>> for me to include it in the references (-;
>> Hopefully it will develop to cover most of the existing FOSS4G projects.
>> A roadmap of FOSS4G projects?
> Recently, I've been writing a small article about FOSS in GIS with focus
> on Python applications and researched the history a bit. Here is a list of
> dates I've identified:
> late 70's - begin of Map Overlay and Statistical System (MOSS)
> late 80's - US Army starts Geographic Resources Analysis Support System
> 1998 - GDAL initial revision in CVS
> 2000 - GDAL gets Python support
> 2000 - Atlantis Scientific starts OpenEV
> 2000 - MapServer initial revision in CVS
> 2001 - OSSIM initial revision in CVS
> 2002 - Intevation starts Thuban projects
> 2002 - Quantum GIS initial revision in CVS
> 2002 - GEOS initial revision in CVS
> 2002 - MapServer gets Python support
> 2002 - AVPython for ArcView 3.x published as FOSS
> 2006 - MapBender gets first bits in CVS
> Certainly, only a small part of FOSS4G projects are listed.
> Best regards,
> Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
> Charter Member of OSGeo, http://osgeo.org
> Discuss mailing list
> Discuss at lists.osgeo.org
More information about the Discuss